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1-31 Prep Roundup: Ponick wins Indee invite


Stanley-Boyd/Thorp/Owen-W ithee returns to action next Saturday at the Cloverbelt Conference meet at Abbotsford. Chi-Hi finishes fourth at Dells invite At Wisconsin Dells, the Chi-Hi wrestling team had five wrestlers take home second-place finishes on their ...

PREP ROUNDUP | Kennedy has another big game for Knights


WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — Onalaska Luther High School senior ...
Cade won three matches by pin before getting a decision over Stanley-Boyd/Thorp’ s Sam Burzynski 2-0 in the finals. Withington had four pins. Onalaska Luther’s Aaron Raabe (26-5) won ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear Uniroyal case


The Wisconsin Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in ...
EC North, Rice Lake vs. Chippewa Falls, Thorp vs. EC Regis, Fall Creek vs. Stanley-Boyd, Osseo-Fairchild vs. McDonell, Colfax vs. Elk Mound), boys hockey (Menomonie vs.

Penterman Wisconsin’s Outstanding Young Farmer


Penterman, the 2015 Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer, with her husband, Rolf, recently constructed a from-the-ground-up parlor/freestall set-up for 400-some cows and cheese plant/store along Highway 29 near Thorp. Previously they’d farmed in the area ...

WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: VA whisteblower stages sit-in at Tomah facility


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He and his brother were looking to start a farm in North America -- and they bought a facility at Thorp in Clark County, where Rolf married Marieke in 2003. As the farm grew, Marieke went ...

Campus news: Jan. 27


Thorp: Carly Frerichs, Cassandra Sauer. Unity: Laura Kaiser, Dylan Loertscher, Jackson Schuette. Withee: Aleyna Goerlitz. STEVENS POINT — The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point conferred degrees on more than 650 graduates during the university's 2014 ...

Penterman named top young farmer


Her drive to succeed led to the creation of Holland Family Cheese in Thorp, home of award winning Marieke Gouda cheese and Penterman Farm, which supplies the milk. Penterman was honored as Wisconsin’s Outstanding Young Farmer Jan. 24 at an awards ...

From the Netherlands to Wisconsin


While Marieke returned to Holland, Rolf and his brother purchased a farm at Thorp, Wisconsin. Rolf invited Marieke to come to the farm in Thorp, she did and in December of 2003 they married. As the dairy herd grew, the decision was made to start making ...

Clark County Cheesemaker Wins 62nd State OYF Award


has been named the winner of the 2015 Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer award. Marieke Penterman of Thorp earned the title in Weston on Saturday night after competing against six other finalists. Penterman and her husband, Rolf, own and operate Holland's ...

Licking County sheriff removes image of cross from Facebook page


NEWARK, Ohio — The Licking County sheriff’s office has removed an image of a cross from its Facebook page after receiving a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation last week. Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp has said a ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR THORP

Avoid using heart rate monitors or take fetal pictures of "remembrance"

Ultrasonography is the most widely used medical method for imaging the fetus during pregnancy.

Fetal fetal ultrasonography provides images in real time.The fetal heart rate monitors Doppler ultrasonic devices are handheld devices that allow one to hear the heartbeat of the fetus. Both are prescription devices designed for use by trained health professionals. They are not intended for sale or use nonprescription medications, and FDA censorship categorically use to take videos and pictures of fetal keepsake.

"Although there is no evidence that there is any damage as a result of the ultrasound images and heart rate monitors, it is important that prudent use of these devices by providers trained health becomes" warns Dr . Shahram Vaezy, PhD, a biomedical engineer at the FDA."Ultrasound can gently heating the tissue and in some cases also create tiny bubbles (cavitation) in some of them."

The long-term effects of heating and cavitation of tissue are unknown. Therefore, ultrasonography should be performed only when there is a medical need, backed by a recipe and trained technicians.

The fetal keepsake videos are controversial, because exposing the fetus to ultrasound brings no medical benefit.The FDA knows of several companies that sell ultrasound imaging in the United States to fetal keepsake videos.In some cases, be that the ultrasound machine used for up to an hour to record a video of the fetus.

Although the FDA recognizes that fetal images can help strengthen the bonds between parents and the unborn baby, such opportunities are provided routinely during prenatal care. In creating fetal keepsake videos, there is no control over how long it will last one sonographic sign, how many sessions will be held or ultrasound systems work well. Instead, explains Dr. Veazy, "the proper use of ultrasound equipment covered by a prescription, ensures that pregnant women receive professional care that contributes to your health and your baby".

Heart Rate Monitors Doppler ultrasound:

Similar concerns surrounding the sale and use of heart rate monitors Doppler ultrasound. These devices, which are used to hear the heartbeat of the fetus, are lawfully marketed as "medical devices prescription", and can only be used by a health professional or under the supervision of one.

"When the product is purchased without a prescription and used without consulting a health care professional who is attending to the pregnant woman, there is no oversight on how the device is used. In addition, it is expected that exposure has little or no medical benefit, "says Dr. Vaezy. "Furthermore, the number of sessions, or duration, for the images of a fetus lack of controls, and that increases the possibility that the fetus and, ultimately, the mother damaged".

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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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Two years of community college free for responsible students in THORP

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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