Brewery dedicates September volunteer efforts to water stewardship
MILWAUKEE (September 14, 2011) – MillerCoors and Milwaukee Riverkeeper are teaming up this coming Saturday to clean the area along the Milwaukee River near Kern Park, a popular recreational area in the city plagued by trash accumulation.
A group of 50 employees and their families, led by Brewery Vice President Andy Moschea, MillerCoors Community Affairs Vice President Mike Jones and Chief Legal Officer Karen Ripley, will clean up the Kern Park area from 9 a.m. – 12noon on Saturday, September 17.
The primary cleanup effort will take place next to the high-volume bridge at Capitol & Humboldt, which contains an accumulation of trash that individuals have thrown out of car windows crossing the bridge. The cleanup is particularly needed as one heavy rainstorm, or higher water levels, could move the trash away into the river and into Lake Michigan. Volunteers will be on foot, as well as canoes.
What: MillerCoors volunteers to clean-up Milwaukee River at Kern Park
When: Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m.-12 noon
Where: Kern Park, picnic area #2
Who: 50+ MillerCoors Milwaukee volunteers and company leaders
Contact: Tami Garrison, cell: (414) 915-5310
The brewer has a long history of volunteering with Milwaukee Riverkeeper. MillerCoors is committed to reducing the water used in its brewery operations as well as protecting and preserving local watersheds. Currently, the brewery is installing equipment to cool and reuse water for can and bottle pasteurization. Expected to be complete in 2011, this project will save the Milwaukee brewery up to 200 million gallons of water each year.
but SpongeBob SquarePants is getting no love from child psychologists.
cartoons like SpongeBob, even for just a few minutes, hinders abstract thinking,
short-term memory and impulse control in preschoolers.
assigned 60 four-year-olds to three activities: drawing freely with markers for
nine minutes; watching a slower-paced, PBS cartoon for that time; or watching
SpongeBob SquarePants. Researchers chose SpongeBob for its frenetic pace: The
show switches scenes on average every 11 seconds, as compared with the PBS cartoon, which switched
only twice a minute.
test cognitive capability and impulse control, such as counting backwards, solving puzzles, and
delaying gratification by waiting to eat a tasty snack until told to do so.
Compared with those who were drawing and those watching PBS, the SpongeBob kids
performed significantly worse on the tasks.
friendly kitchen sponge that seemed to have such an immediate negative effect on kids, but they
suspected it was the fantastical events and rapid pacing of the show. By
contrast, the PBS show was slower and exhibited real life events about a
make kids distracted and kill their attention spans.
early childhood education expert to localize.
children ages 0-7. She can talk about the study and of course, you’re always
welcome to interview parents at her center:
(Los Angeles Times)
Little surprises Nagaraj Murthy, a dentist in Compton for the past 32 years.
He has seen patients who have suffered toothaches for years. Others who haven’t been to the dentist in a decade. Some who can’t chew hard food.
But in the two years since California sharply reduced dental benefits for roughly 3 million Medi-Cal recipients, he and other dentists say the situation has become dire for patients who are waiting until their infections land them in an emergency room or their rotted teeth have to be immediately pulled.
“They aren’t coming until the mouth is completely swelled up or the pain cannot be tolerated,” Murthy said.
Dental care is the oft-ignored cousin of medical care, experts say. Because dental coverage is an optional benefit under the federal Medicaid program for the nation’s poor, several states don’t offer it. Others, like California, have slashed the benefit in recent years, meaning millions nationwide are going without treatment and facing heightened risks of serious and costly health problems like respiratory infections and heart disease.
One-third of Americans reported skipping dental checkups and care because of the cost, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released in April. And a report by the national Institute of Medicine in July said “persistent, systemic” barriers, including lack of insurance and a shortage of dentists, are increasingly limiting people’s access to dental care and exacerbating socioeconomic disparities in public health. The report urged states to include dental coverage for adults with Medicaid and recommended better training so primary care doctors can spot oral diseases.
This morning’s Los Angeles Times article focuses on Californina, but the truth the economy has taken a toll on teeth across the country.
“When someone loses a job and health benefits end, dental care is one of the first things people cut,” explains Dr. Clint Herzog. “We’re seeing patients who’ve put off care for years to save money and unfortunately, something that could have been prevented ends up becoming a dental emergency and costs them a lot more.”
Dr. Clint Herzog has the largest dental practice in the state of Texas with a dozen offices in DFW, Houston and Austin:
Dr. Clint Herzog
Amanda Hite says she felt “really healthy” when she applied recently for health insurance. But Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield denied her, because she had seen a chiropractor a few months earlier for a sore back and later had visited an emergency room because of back pain.
“I was surprised and let down,” said Hite, 34, of Lexington, Ky., who didn’t think her periodic back pain would be enough to keep her from buying health insurance.
Hite’s case isn’t unusual. Many of the plans offered by Anthem Blue Cross in Kentucky reject about one in five applicants, according to data provided by insurers to the federal Department of Health and Human Services. Rival insurers in the state have even higher denial rates: Humana rejects 26% to 39% of applications in Kentucky, while UnitedHealthcare denies 38% to 43%.
Citing its own 2009 study, America’s Health Insurance Plans, an industry trade group, says 87% of people who apply nationally for individual coverage are offered a policy. That figure, however, includes people who are turned down for one policy but offered another that may cost more or have fewer benefits.
The federal website contains denial rates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories, and is updated periodically. The most current information is for the first three months of 2011. The data show that denial rates routinely exceed 20% and often are much higher, according to a Kaiser Health News review of 20 of the most populous states and the District of Columbia. The data reflect applications that are turned down for any reason.
The information provides fresh evidence of the challenges facing people buying individual health insurance. It also shows the likelihood of whether consumers are approved for a policy depends on which state they live in and the insurer they choose.
This morning’s article in USA Today is pretty shocking. An average of 1 in 5 Americans are denied when applying for health insurance?
How does your community rate? The HealthCare.gov website allows you to find the denial rate by zip code: click here
One of our clients is an outspoken surgeon who believes that the health care system is on life support. He’d be happy to talk about this study and what it means. He’s always available for Skype interviews:
Dr. Mitchell Brooks
this painting a few years back but, to me it seems like it happened today.
pray and hope that we continue to serve our country and to stay alert for
enemies that hate American people.
colors, the strokes the over lapping, the closeness of pieces. Last but, not
least the death of so many that died on that day because another country showed
seen the real picture.
Milwaukee Urban League President & CEO Ralph Hollmon wished children
attending a back-to-school community resource fair sponsored by the
MUL and Handsome Barber Shop where the event was held.
Handsome Barbershop barbers gave the boys ages 12-17 $5 haircuts and girls
under age 12 had their fingernails pained for free. The MULʼs
Employment Staff was also on hand to provide information about jobs
and other employment assistance.
Handsome Barbershop, located in the Teutonia Gardens development, is one of
the oldest African American businesses in the state. It is owned by
two brothers, Haralson and Thaddeus Moore. (Photo by Yvonne Kemp)
Tips To Help Real Estate Rookies Hit A Financial Home Run
There is no need to break the bank when you purchase your first home, especially in today’s market. The trick is setting realistic and affordable expectations for a home, which can save rookie buyers some headaches.
“There are many attractive options for purchasing a starter home thanks to the low interest rates available today and the volume of sellers willing to negotiate their prices,” said Judy Hearst, regional vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “Working with a real estate agent is especially important for first-time buyers, as your agent can help you navigate the course to cost savings with your investment.”
When searching for the ideal first home, remember the following:
· Budget wisely. Know just how much of a down payment and mortgage you can afford before you start your search. More importantly, get pre-approved for a loan. If you are renting now, how will the costs compare? According to a 2010 survey conducted by Coldwell Banker, 53 percent of single homeowners purchased a home because it is more cost effective than renting.
· Sort out your priorities. Is storage space more important to you than location? Is square footage more of a concern than the condition of the home? Figure out where you would be willing to cut corners to save money.
· Learn by example. Talk to your real estate agent about the cost saving methods they have seen other clients successfully implement over the years. Your agent is the expert, with both knowledge and experience, so they are in the perfect position to advise you on this matter.
· Power in numbers. While a home with an extra bedroom may not be necessary right now, it provides the option to take on a roommate to offset the costs or serve as an attractive office space.
People can get free Wisconsin Identification Cards from the DMV –
Department of Motor Vehicles.
You need to bring proof of citizenship (Birth Certificate, Passport) &
proof of residency (something with your mailing address on it).
Please take advantage of this offer I believe they were charging $28.00 for
an ID now you can get one for free.
The Milwaukee VA Women’s Health Program is giving away $20 gift cards for women who come in for HIV testing, as part of a grant received from the organization’s national HIV program.
Testing is open to female veterans registered at the Zablocki VA, and is available 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in September. No appointment is necessary or veterans can request the test during a scheduled women’s health clinic appointment.
All female veterans who get tested will receive a $20 gift card at Pick ’n Save or the canteen as long as supplies last.
For more information about testing, call the Women’s Health Clinic at 414-384-2000, ext. 47177.