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Some victims of California explosion released from hospital


The California Public Utilities Commission said it was also investigating ...
This week's Spotlight on Phenix City Schools sheds some light on Lakewood Elementary's science magnet discovery program. This week's Spotlight on Phenix City Schools sheds ...

PN Interview: Rhys Hoskins talks transitioning to pros & his knowledge of Phils history


237 average over 70 games with short-season Class A Williamsport. Thus far this season, through seven games with Class A Lakewood, the California State University-Sacramento product sports a .261 average with two doubles and two RBI. Last week I spoke with ...

The 1st Annual LGCA Mother’s Day Craft Fair & Boutique


Lakewood, CA 90712, is designed to provide a great way to offer these unique handmade pieces of art and gifts just in time for Mother’s Day. Stay a while, have a fresh hot churro while you browse, listen to music and shop. Visitors will have fun ...

Lakewood's Angel From The Sky


He then married his sweetheart, Dorothy Gollin, on July 16, 1945, at her home in Lakewood, and then moved to San Diego, California, where he was reassigned. Records show he remained there with his family after the war. A reply to Mr. Ferey, with the ...

Lakewood middle class adjusts to post aerospace-manufacturing age


“It was the thing we used to think of as the middle-class promise made to California residents.” Katherine Gabosch, 81, moved from the East Coast to Lakewood and worked at Douglas Aircraft and McDonnell-Douglas for 33 years as a secretary and executive ...

SoCal Eye Celebrates 50 Years in California Community


Southern California Eye Physicians & Associates, also known as SoCal Eye, is excited to announce its 50-year anniversary. The practice was founded by Dr. Ronald Hartman as Lakewood Eye Physicians in 1964-1965 and is now home to six board-certified ...

Gilmore still trying to make impact for Beavers


So far Gilmore’s college career has been more about potential than production. A 6-foot-3, 217-pound junior from Lakewood, California, Gilmore has size and speed. But those attributes have not translated into production on the field. After catching seven ...

Southbound I-605 reopens in Lakewood after crash


Lanes were reopened late Wednesday morning in Lakewood after being shut down for more than 12 hours as hazmat crews cleared the scene. The California Highway Patrol says one person was hospitalized following a crash involving the tanker and an SUV late ...

Southbound Interstate 605 in Lakewood shut down following big rig crash, fuel spill


LAKEWOOD, California — All southbound lanes of Interstate 605 in southern Los Angeles County remain closed following a collision that caused a tanker truck to overturn and spill thousands of gallons of fuel. Commuter traffic is backed up for miles early ...

Tanker Truck Crash Closes 605 Freeway In Lakewood


LAKEWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A tanker truck carrying gasoline ...
Stu Mundel in Sky9 said gasoline was leaking out of the tanker after the crash that occurred around 9:45 p.m. The California Highway Patrol expected the freeway to be closed until 2 a.m ...

Funtastic Friday in Lakewood CA


FUN-Tastic Family Night featuring Razzle Bam Boom Come to the Centre at Sycamore Plaza for a night of music and comedy fun for the whole family brought to you by Razzle Bam Boom!  Enjoy music styles f…

Car, Semi Collide In Fatal Crash In Lakewood


http://media.denver.cbslo cal.com/CBSDEN_2015041610 4804440AA.mp4 LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A deadly crash involving a semi and a car shut down the intersection of South Wadsworth Boulevard and…

New Hot Buy: Single Family Home in Lakewood Rental


Nice rental property in Lakewood Ohio.  This property is in a excellent area.  Rooftopinvestment.com will personally renting it.  This property is 1944 Sq Feet and a 4 Bedroom 2 Bath home.  Call Brett…

High School Students In Lakewood Wait Once Again For SpaceX Rocket To Launch


LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Students in the Principles of Engineering class for Warren Tech students at Lakewood High School will have to wait one more day to see their hard work launched into space. Sp…

Pierce Propane : The Best for Propane in Lakewood


Anyone in Lakewood looking for the best source for fast refill delivery and overall service need look no farther than Pierce Propane. Our dedicated staff of trained professionals is ready and waiting …

Brand New Listing In Lakewood Ohio


Great location with brand new flooring, Paint Exterior and Interior.  This property is a 4 bedroom 1 1/2 Bath that id close to the downtown area! Between Detroit and Clifton.  It also has a remodeled …

Flip opportunity in Lakewood


Here is another great flip opportunity. These return look awesome! This is a 3 bedroom 1-1/2 bath SFH in Lakewood. We want to offer $35,000 (ask $39,900) It needs about $50-55K rehab. Not limited to…

Paul Serwatka Victorious in Lakewood Write-In Campaign


Paul Serwatka Lakewood resident Paul Serwatka was a runaway winner in his write-in campaign for the Lakewood Village Board. Capitalizing on opposition to the Tax Increment Financing District and the…

Serwatka Turns Up Heat on Sexson in Lakewood Race


The following post card from Lakewood write-in candidate Paul Serwatka appeared in my mailbox this morning: The front of Paul Serwatka’s oversized post card continues the theme of his previous two. …

RTD Closed Portion Of Light Rail Line In Lakewood For Possible Death Investigation


http://media.denver.cbslo cal.com/CBSDEN_0304201522 090779703AA.mp4 LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– RTD closed a portion of the light rail in Lakewood on Friday evening because of a possible death inv…




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The situation of health coverage in in LAKEWOOD CALIFORNIA

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 


2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.


3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 


4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 


5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 


These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 

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Fighting against human trafficking in LAKEWOOD CALIFORNIA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking


After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.

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People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015

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