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Scottsbluff Chamber of Commerce officially welcomes SWBC into the community

The ribbon cutting was held at 10 in front of the SWBC facility. A check was also presented at the ceremony from SWBC to Scottsbluff YMCA for $5,000 to help aid in scholarships for kids and single moms. The company currently has around 270 employees in ...

Michael Self Joins JD Motorsports

NTC- Nebraska Transport Company was started by Richard “Dick” Holliday Sr. in 1973. During the beginning he operated one lane, shipping to and from Scottsbluff NE from Omaha NE. NTC started operation October 28th, 1973 and had two straight trucks ...

Scottsbluff native earns Doctor of Optometry degree from Midwestern University

Cady Hubbard, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, has completed the doctor of optometry degree at the Arizona College of Optometry of Midwestern University. Dr. Hubbard is the daughter of Tim and Jann Rouzee. She graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 2007 and ...

Dustin Wayne Taylor

Dustin Wayne Taylor, 33, of Paoli, Okla., was born March 21, 1982 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Karry (Burgess) Taylor and Patrick Hedges. Dustin was raised in the panhandle of Nebraska and in Enid, Okla. Dustin graduated high school in 2000 from Enid ...

Veterans History Project: Everett L. Kelley

He was fortunate to make connections and arrived in Scottsbluff, NE early enough to surprise his wife and to meet his little girl! Everett Kelley worked several jobs including grocery store staffing, delivery-truck driver, diner owner/manager, and over-the ...

Nine Cougars make academic all-American, softball team earns team academic honor

SCOTTSBLUFF — Western Nebraska Community College was well represented on the NJCAA Academic All-American list that was released Wednesday, July 15. The Cougar softball team earned Academic All-American honors as a team with a 3.24 GPA. The Cougar ...

Good Living Tour gets ready to amp up Nebraska City

The last concert is Saturday in Grand Island. The nine-day tour includes Ogallala, Scottsbluff and Gering, Valentine, North Platte, Kearney and West Point. According to the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Center for Public Affairs data, Nebraska lost ...

Illinois man killed in western Nebraska crash

BUSHNELL, Neb. (AP) — A Rockford, Illinois, man has died in a fiery crash on Interstate 80 near Bushnell in western Nebraska. Scottsbluff radio station KNEB reports ( that 43-year-old Joseph Geeting died early Thursday morning when ...

Crawford to appear in Western Nebraska

BG Sports Entertainment and Classic Promotions will be promoting a ­pro boxing card in Gering, Nebraska. The card will featuring a list of local boxers including former Olympian and undefeated as a pro, Alfredo Martinez (3-­0, 1 KO) of Scottsbluff ...

World Champion Terence 'Bud' Crawford in Gering, Nebraska, July 25th

On July 25th those fans will finally get to see their champion along with a card featuring a list of local boxers including former Olympian and undefeated as a pro, Alfredo Martinez (3-0, 1KO) of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and former Chicago amateur star ...

Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick - Scottsbluff Star Herald

Scottsbluff Star Herald Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick Scottsbluff Star Herald In this July 24, 2015 photo, Toyota’s new HSR, short for “human support robot,” is seen at a welfar…

Severe hailstorm causes mayhem in Scottsbluff, USA

Photo by: Irene North/Star-Herald Large balls of hail rained down on Scottsbluff Monday evening. The hail was accompanied by wind gusts of up to 60 mph and several areas reported flash flooding. The …
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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



Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in SCOTTSBLUFF NEBRASKA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status


A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]


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