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Updated GNAC, NWAC East hoop standings, schedules


7 p.m., Western Washington at Seattle Pacific, Western Oregon at Saint Martin’s, Simon Fraser at MSU Billings. NWAC EAST MEN (region, season): Big Bend 4-1, 16-5; Columbia Basin 4-1, 11-8; Wenatchee Valley 3-2, 14-6; Walla Walla 3-2, 11-9; Spokane 2-3 ...

Area wineries earn medals at San Francisco competition


Several North Central Washington wineries brought medals home from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Martin-Scott Winery of East Wenatchee won two gold medals and two silver medals at the contest. Milbrandt Vineyards of Mattawa won a double ...

Washington Girls Basketball How Fared


Moses Lake (14-2) lost to Wenatchee ...
Prairie, Tuesday. 3. East Valley (Spokane) (14-2) beat West Valley (Spokane) 49-46, beat Clarkston 68-48, vs. Pullman, Tuesday. 4. White River (14-2) beat River Ridge 58-50, vs. Washington, Tuesday.

BASKETBALL: T-Wolves stumble; Mountaineers win in OT


The Wenatchee Valley Knights ended the Timberwolves’ NWAC East Region run at three games while snapping ...
The sophomore guard from Vancouver, Washington, is second the in NWAC in average scoring with 23.25 per game. Whatcom’s Kortney Grattic leads ...

About 100 counterfeit Hawks jerseys seized from Washington man in Phoenix


PHOENIX — About 100 counterfeit Seahawks jerseys were seized from a Washington state man who was trying to ...
but the Seattle Times said he was actually from East Wenatchee. Homeland Security said the man had some legitimate Seahawks gear that he ...

Lloyd Henry Running


In 1969, he was asked by the state of Washington to open a group home for juvenile delinquent young men in East Wenatchee, Washington. He and Susan moved their family to the Wenatchee Valley and opened Canyon View group home, where he worked for 11 years.

Disturbance in district court in East Wenatchee


EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — An Ephrata man who calls himself a "liberty speaker" and his father were arrested Thursday at a disturbance inside a Douglas County District Court in East Wenatchee. KPQ reports (http://bit.ly/1yrhOVN) Gavin Seim argued with ...

'Liberty Speaker' Gavin Seim and father arrested in courtroom disturbance in East Wenatchee


Washington — An Ephrata man who calls himself a "liberty speaker" and his father were arrested Thursday at a disturbance inside a Douglas County District Court in East Wenatchee. KPQ reports (http://bit.ly/1yrhOVN) Gavin Seim argued with the judge over ...

Disturbance in district court in East Wenatchee


EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - An Ephrata man who calls himself ...
Fire officials in the northwest Washington community of Ferndale say a husband and wife in their 60s have been hospitalized after a devastating fire at their home.>> Fire officials in ...

Disturbance in district court in East Wenatchee


An Ephrata man who calls himself a "liberty speaker" and his father were arrested Thursday at a disturbance inside a Douglas County District Court in East Wenatchee. KPQ reports (http://bit.ly/1yrhOVN ) Gavin Seim argued with the judge over whether Seim ...




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The cord blood: What You Should Know

Mother with sleeping babyThe cord blood is present in the blood vessels of the placenta and umbilical cord, and is collected after the baby is born and then cut the umbilical cord; an important detail.

"Because cord blood is usually collected after delivery and after cutting the cord, intervention is generally safe for both mother and baby," says Dr. Keith Wonnacott, PhD, Branch Chief Therapies Office Phones Cell Therapies, Tissue and Genetic FDA.

Approved Uses

The use of cord blood is only approved for interventions "hematopoietic stem cell transplantation," which was performed in patients with disorders of the hematopoietic (blood producing). The cord blood contains blood cell production can be used to treat patients with cancers of the blood such as leukemias and lymphomas, as well as certain blood disorders and immune system, such as stem cells of sickle cell anemia  and Wiskott-Aldrich

"The cord blood is useful because it is a source of stem cells that are transformed into blood cells. Cord blood transplants can be used for people who need feedback, ie ´re-produce´ these cells producing blood cells, "says Dr. Wonnacott.

For example, in many cancer patients, the disease is found in the blood cells. Chemotherapy to treat these patients undergoing cancer cells eliminates both as producing healthy stem cells of blood cells. Transplantation of umbilical cord stem cells can support the regeneration of blood cells following chemotherapy.

However, the cord blood is not a cure-all.

"Given that cord blood contains stem cells, have been several cases of fraud related to cord blood," says Dr. Wonnacott. "Consumers think that stem cells can cure all diseases, but science has not shown this to be true.Patients should maintain skepticism if the cord blood is available for uses other than blood regeneration by stem "cells.

Information about the storage of cord blood

After obtaining the cord blood is frozen and can be stored safely for many years. "The method of freeze-called ´criopreservación´-is very important to maintain the integrity of the cells," says Dr. Wonnacott. "The cord blood will be stored with care."

Blood from the umbilical cord can be stored in a private bank, so it is available if the baby in the future-or relatives of first or second degree, they need it. The private cord banks typically charge for the collection and storage of blood.

Alternatively, blood can be donated to a public bank so that doctors can use to treat patients who need blood stem cell transplants.

The FDA regulates the cord blood in different ways, depending on its origin, processing level and intended use.

The stored cord blood for personal use, use in relatives of first or second degree, and that also meets other requirements of the FDA regulations, does not need the consent of this body before being used. Still, private cord banks must comply with other requirements of the FDA, including those that require them to register and enroll in the listings, be updated on the proper use of tissues standards, testing and analysis and detection of diseases infectious patients (except when the cord blood is going to be used by the original donor). These FDA requirements ensure the safety of these products to minimize the risk of contamination and transmission of infectious diseases.

The cord blood is stored to treat patients with unrelated donor is eligible to be considered a "drug" and a "biological product". The cord blood in this category must meet additional requirements and be authorized in accordance with a Biologics License Application, or be subjected to research new drug application before it can be used. The FDA requirements help ensure the safety and efficacy of the products in their intended uses.

Not all units of cord blood meeting the requirements necessary to be stored in a public bank, added Safa Karandish, MT, safety officer for the FDA Consumer. If this happens, part of the donated cord blood may be used for non-clinical research.

Tips for Consumers

If you are considering donating to bank cord blood, it is important to study the various options during pregnancy to have enough time to make a decision before the baby is born. If you want to donate to a public bank, ask if the hospital will give birth in a program storage of cord blood.

If you have questions about the risks and the procedures followed to obtain blood, or the donation process, ask your doctor.

The FDA also has a database  which is available with information on banks registered cord blood.

All assertions that the cord blood is a miracle cure is not created; it is not. Some parents may consider using a private bank as an "insurance policy" against diseases that may arise in the future. But it is important to remember that currently the only approved use of cord blood is the treatment of hematologic (blood disorders).

Also good to know that, in some cases, the cord blood is stored may not be appropriate for the child who donated."For example, it is not possible to cure some diseases or genetic defects with cord blood containing the same disease or defect," says Karandish.

Parents of children from ethnic minorities should especially consider donating to a public bank, says Dr. Wonnacott, because the more donations make these groups receive more help minority patients who need a stem cell transplant. (Recipients must be "compatible" with donors so that doctors are more likely to find a good candidate among donors within the ethnic group of the receiver).

"As far as public banks is concerned, there is a clear need for cord blood," says Dr. Wonnacott. "And there is a need especially among minorities to have stem cell transplants. The cord blood is an excellent source of stem cells for transplantation. "

And these transplants can change the lives of patients.

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6 Tips for Managing Portion Size

Eating healthy is about enjoying your food while also managing portion size. Most people eat and drink more than their bodies need especially when they are served larger portions. So, choosing smaller portions to begin with is important for maintaining your overall health and well-being.

Here are some tips to help you manage your portion size:

  1. Measure out 1 cup, 1/2 cup, or 1 ounce of some different foods onto the bowls, glasses, cups, and plates you usually use to see what these portion sizes look like on them.
    Remember:
    • 1/2 cup = light bulb
    • 1 cup = baseball
    • 1 oz. or 2 tbsp. = golf ball
    • 3 oz. of chicken or meat = deck of cards
    • 3 oz. fish = checkbook
  2. Eat you meals on a smaller plate. The smaller your plate, the smaller your portion.
  3. Finished your plate but think you’re still hungry? Wait 10 minutes before going back for seconds. You might not want them after all. If you do go back for seconds, aim for the same balance you had with your first serving and start with veggies.
  4. When ordering at a restaurant, ask for a take-home container as soon as your meal comes. Put half of the meal in the take-home container so you’re sure to let your stomach—instead of your eyes—be your guide. Or share the meal with a dining companion. Many restaurants offer a smaller or “appetizer size” of entrees, so when a smaller portion is available, go for it!
  5. Buy or portion out treats and snacks in small, single-serving bags or packages.
  6. Check out the food label for serving size info

Try This: Small changes like these can make a big difference. Commit to making at least one change to reduce your portion sizes this week.

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Found Unclaimed Money in EAST WENATCHEE

What Is Unclaimed Money?

If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it’s unclaimed. This can also happen with banks, credit unions, pensions, and other sources.

Beware of unclaimed money scams. There are people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets. Learn how to spot these types of scams.

Currently, the government does not have one website for finding unclaimed money by name, Social Security number, or state. To find it, you’ll need to visit each site separately and perform a search.

States’ Unclaimed Money

  • Search by State  – Search your state’s listing of unclaimed funds and property.

Retirement

Taxes

Banking, Investments, and Currency

  • Bank Failures  – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
  • Credit Union Failures  – Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
  • SEC Claims Funds  – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.
  • Damaged Money  – The Treasury Department will exchange mutilated or damaged U.S. currency.

Mortgages

  • FHA-Insurance Refunds  – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Savings Bonds

International

  • Foreign Claims  – U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.

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