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Pancreatic Cancer Patients and Caregivers Are Invited To A Virtual Forum with Dr. Douglas B. Evans of the LaBahn Pancreatic Cancer Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

PHOENIX, May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Pancreatic cancer patients and their caregivers who are seeking the latest advancements and treatment options, would like to network with others in a similar situation, or want to hear first-hand from one of the world's top Doctors fighting against Pancreatic Cancer, are invited to participate in a virtual networking forum on June 8, 2023.

Key Points: 
  • Hosted by The Seena Magowitz Foundation , the newly launched Pancreatic Cancer SOS networking group is a nationwide virtual networking support group for pancreatic cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers.
  • Dr. Evans is a surgical oncologist and the Chair of the Department of Surgery at the LaBahn Pancreatic Cancer Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Dr. Evans has devoted his career to the research and treatment of pancreatic cancer and inherited endocrine syndromes.
  • The site hosts monthly Pancreatic Cancer SOS meetings which helps further educate each other on treatment and resources.

InventHelp Inventor Develops Improved Disposable Diaper (MBQ-311)

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

PITTSBURGH, May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- "I thought there could be a better way to detect the presence of urine or waste within a disposable diaper," said an inventor, from Bronx, N.Y., "so I invented the CHANGE ME.

Key Points: 
  • PITTSBURGH, May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- "I thought there could be a better way to detect the presence of urine or waste within a disposable diaper," said an inventor, from Bronx, N.Y., "so I invented the CHANGE ME.
  • My design saves time and it offers a more convenient alternative to undressing the child and opening the diaper to check it."
  • The patent-pending invention provides an improved design for a disposable diaper.
  • As a result, it eliminates the need to open the diaper to check it and it helps to minimize wasted diapers.

ComForCare Establishes Exclusive Partnership with Connected Home Living to Launch Connected Care, Providing 24/7 Monitoring

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

TROY, Mich., May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, forges an exclusive partnership with Connected Home Living, the leader in remote patient care, to introduce Connected Care for clients. The new technology will be integrated into ComForCare/At Your Side's in-home care protocol to monitor vital signs, alerts, medications, mental and physical state of older adults cared for, on a daily basis, ensuring continuity of care and rapid intervention for best possible outcomes.

Key Points: 
  • TROY, Mich., May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- ComForCare , a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, forges an exclusive partnership with Connected Home Living , the leader in remote patient care, to introduce Connected Care for clients.
  • Connected Care enhances care with:
    Fall Detection: the fall detection technology responds within minutes without the need for cameras or wearables.
  • Wellness Monitoring: non-intrusive sensors gather real-time activity and daily living patterns to establish a baseline for individuals.
  • Connected Care will be rolling out across ComForCare and At Your Side Home Care franchise locations over the next several months.

Firefly Autism Partners With Denver Urban Gardens to Build a Sensory and Community Garden, Providing a Unique Learning Experience for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

DENVER, May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Firefly Autism is excited to announce its partnership with Denver Urban Gardens to create the Earl Lee Evans Sensory and Community Garden, with the build set to begin on June 10, 2023.

Key Points: 
  • DENVER, May 30, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Firefly Autism is excited to announce its partnership with Denver Urban Gardens to create the Earl Lee Evans Sensory and Community Garden, with the build set to begin on June 10, 2023.
  • Firefly Autism, alongside its Board of Directors, are taking important steps to show their gratitude and appreciation for this unique piece of history.
  • "We are proud and honored to build this state-of-the art Sensory Community Garden, where learners can thrive and come together with the broader community."
  • This includes edible gardens, fruiting trees, pollinator spaces, and sensory pathways specially to address the unique needs of persons with autism.

In B.C., Alberta and around the world, forcing drug users into treatment is a violent policy

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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Intervention without human rights goes by many names — involuntary institutionalization, compulsory drug treatment, “coerced care,” forced abstinence or a combination of all of those terms.

Key Points: 
  • Intervention without human rights goes by many names — involuntary institutionalization, compulsory drug treatment, “coerced care,” forced abstinence or a combination of all of those terms.
  • Involuntary treatment in the Global South has been labelled inhumane by rights-based organizations, including the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNAIDS and Human Rights Watch.
  • In Alberta, Danielle Smith’s UCP has also proposed apprehending those with, in her words, “severe drug addiction.”

Increased risk of overdose

    • The evidence shows that forced treatment leads to increased risk of death and deprives survivors of autonomy, while no positive benefits have been established.
    • From Mexico to Sweden, Vancouver and England, involuntary treatment has been found to increase risk of overdose and shows no significant impact on substance use patterns.

Lowered tolerance

    • These overdoses are trending away from being predominantly non-fatal to being deadly due to the toxicity of the supply.
    • People are being discharged into the same living conditions with lowered tolerance.

Settler colonial violence continues

    • But reports suggest it is occurring through misuse of the province’s Mental Health Act.
    • The B.C.
    • Involuntary psychiatric detentions among youth, however, are at an all-time high in the province.
    • As with most punitive and carceral policies in Canada, the province’s Mental Health Act is used disproportionately against Indigenous people in British Columbia, including children — a disturbing continuation of the violence against Indigenous children that Canada is founded upon.

Relying on involuntary treatment

    • Involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations under the B.C.
    • Mental Health Act for those older than 14 also increased to 23,531 from 14,195 from 2008 until 2018 in the province.
    • Relying on a system designed to criminalize drug use, while temporarily stabilizing people via involuntary mental health treatment, risks causing further harm, trauma and death.
    • Read more:
      As an Indigenous doctor, I see the legacy of residential schools and ongoing racism in today's health care

Moral panics

    • Expanding forced treatment in Canada and elsewhere stems from the same moral panics that drove earlier drug prohibition regimes imposed through colonial power.
    • Provinces should collaborate with municipalities and health boards to expand life-saving and life-affirming safe use sites, and all levels of government must urgently prioritize solutions to the housing crisis.

Senior Care Franchise Right at Home Targets Baton Rouge Expansion, Looking to Meet with Qualified Prospective Franchisees Wanting to Make a Difference in Their Community

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Saturday, May 27, 2023

BATON ROUGE, La., May 27, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Right at Home, the 700-plus location in-home care concept helping seniors and adults with disabilities live comfortably at home, is looking to expand in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The opportunity gives local entrepreneurs a chance to make a difference in their communities and provide peace of mind to families needing care.

Key Points: 
  • BATON ROUGE, La., May 27, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Right at Home, the 700-plus location in-home care concept helping seniors and adults with disabilities live comfortably at home, is looking to expand in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • The opportunity gives local entrepreneurs a chance to make a difference in their communities and provide peace of mind to families needing care.
  • With persons aged 65 and over making up 14.2% of the population, Baton Rouge is primed for Right at Home's services.
  • This year, Right at Home is looking forward to building on that growth, including in Baton Rouge.

Sheppard Mullin and A Better Childhood Announce Eleven San Bernardino Children Sue California for Systemic Reform of Child Welfare System

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

A class action lawsuit was filed today on behalf of more than 5,800 California children against the California Department of Social Services (“CDSS”), CDSS Director Kim Johnson, San Bernardino County, Members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, San Bernardino County Child & Family Services (“CFS”), California Gov.

Key Points: 
  • A class action lawsuit was filed today on behalf of more than 5,800 California children against the California Department of Social Services (“CDSS”), CDSS Director Kim Johnson, San Bernardino County, Members of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, San Bernardino County Child & Family Services (“CFS”), California Gov.
  • Gavin Newsom “in his official capacity” and CFS Director Jeany Zepeda (collectively, “the Defendants”) alleging that San Bernardino County’s child welfare system is irretrievably broken and in need of systemic reform.
  • “Workers in San Bernardino County can’t possibly protect these children because of their high caseloads, no matter how hard they might try,” said Marcia Robinson Lowry, director of A Better Childhood.
  • “This is an ingrained system that ignores the needs of these children, and far too many children are suffering grievously because of it.

Global Rehabilitation Robots Market Report 2023: Sector is Expected to Reach $3.81 Billion by 2031 at a CAGR of 20.85% - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

The "Global Rehabilitation Robots Market Report and Forecast 2023-2031" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Global Rehabilitation Robots Market Report and Forecast 2023-2031" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The value of the global rehabilitation robots market was USD 0.70 billion in 2022, driven by the development of advanced robotic technologies that offer better patient outcomes across the globe.
  • The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.85% during the forecast period of 2023-2031 to reach value of USD 3.81 billion by 2031.
  • The report gives an in-depth analysis of the key players involved in the global rehabilitation robots market.

Government of Canada supports project to improve awareness and reduce the risk of dementia in Canada

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Though dementia cannot be prevented and there is currently no cure, adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours can help reduce the risk.

Key Points: 
  • Though dementia cannot be prevented and there is currently no cure, adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours can help reduce the risk.
  • The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the more than 450,000 Canadians living with diagnosed dementia, their families, and caregivers.
  • We are also working with organizations across the country to increase awareness, reduce the risk of developing dementia, reduce stigma, and improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and their caregivers.
  • Since 2019, the Government of Canada has announced more than $300 million in funding that supports the national dementia strategy.

Senior Care Franchise Right at Home Targets Expansion in Richmond, Looking to Meet with Qualified Prospective Franchisees Looking to Make a Difference in Their Community

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

RICHMOND, Va., May 25, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Right at Home, the 700-plus location in-home care concept helping seniors and adults with disabilities live comfortably at home, is looking to expand in Richmond, Virginia. The opportunity gives local entrepreneurs a chance to make a difference in their communities and provide peace of mind to families needing care.

Key Points: 
  • The opportunity gives local entrepreneurs a chance to make a difference in their communities and provide peace of mind to families needing care.
  • With persons aged 65 and over making up 13.2% of the population, Richmond is primed for Right at Home's services.
  • Entrepreneurs should choose Right at Home to make a positive impact on their communities and the people for whom they provide care.
  • This year, Right at Home is looking forward to building on that growth, including in Richmond.