Healthcare providers turning to USME, leading provider of rented medical equipment and patient beds and therapeutic surfaces, to prepare for patient surges
With the CDC reportingflu cases starting to climb, healthcare providers across the U.S. are preparing for an early wave of influenza this winter. In addition to urging everyone eligible to get immunized against COVID-19 and the flu, hospitals are renting medical equipment from US Med-Equip (USME) to help treat any influx of patients expected this flu season.
The cases of respiratory illnesses caused by the flu typically start to climb exponentially in November, spike through the holiday months and peak through the end of February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reported “early increases in seasonal influenza activity … in most of the United States.”
Amid prolonged strain on clinical staff and budgets since COVID struck, hospitals are turning to trusted partner USME—the nation’s leading provider of rented respiratory, neonatal, infusion and other devices—to bolster their supplies of life-saving equipment before the annual flu epidemic strikes. The Houston-based company partners with top hospitals across the nation in the rental, sales, service and asset management of movable medical equipment ranging from ventilators to patient beds and therapeutic surfaces that a hospital may need to be based on the number of patients expected or admitted at the time.
“We’re all hoping for a mild season with low case numbers and as few hospitalizations as possible, but healthcare providers are not waiting for flu cases to spike before securing and servicing equipment to be ready to help any surge of patients,” US Med-Equip CEO Greg Salario said.
Margex has increased trading options for users by adding three new tokens, which include Avalanche, USDT (AVAX), USDC (AVAX)
Margex, a digital asset trading and investment platform that provides access to a cutting-edge trading infrastructure worldwide, has announced three new types of cryptocurrencies which can be used as collateral for crypto margin trading.
Margex Adds Support For Avalanche, And Avalanche-based Stablecoins
The innovative Margex trading platform has introduced support for three new digital assets for use as collateral when opening leveraged long and short positions on a variety of cryptocurrency trading pairs.
The rapidly growing list of collateral assets now includes Avalanche (AVAX), and Avalanche-based versions of Tether (USDT.e) and USD Coin (USDC.e) stablecoins.
New Collateral Assets Let Crypto Holders Access Staking, Trading, And More
The new digital asset collateral support means Margex users have more options available than ever before. All supported collateral assets can be used for margin trading, staking, or the Margex-exclusive trade while the staking feature allows crypto holders to use a staking balance as collateral.
Margex is regularly adding new features and platform improvements. A crypto price alerts tool was also recently launched, enabling notifications when crypto prices, market cap levels, or Ethereum gas fees pass user-specified thresholds. The tool is free to use and notifications are unlimited.
The newly added digital assets can be used as collateral starting immediately. To learn more about support for Avalanche, and Avalanche-based USDT and USDC, visit the official website for additional information.
Margex, the first boutique exchange in crypto, was established in 2019 to develop a world-class trading platform offering the most robust trading solutions, with up to 100x leverage on Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Uniswap, Litecoin, and other popular digital assets. Margex is trusted by the trading community, with a rapidly-growing loyal user base.
At least 35 people have been killed in Thailand after a gunman opened fire at a childcare center. Thai police started a manhunt for the suspect and later the shooter is identified as a 34-years old former policeman.
The investigation officers confirmed that after this mass shooting the suspect had gone home and killed his wife and child before taking his own life. Also, the suspect had appeared in court in Nong Bua Lamphu province a few hours before this tragic incident.
According to reports, 35 people were killed in this attack including 24 children. Mass shooting incidents are rare but these left long-lasting grief for the people.
Fashion has become an important part of everyone’s life. People spend hours looking good and unfortunately not many get an appreciation for their style. Fashion TV, an international fashion television now enables fashion lovers to get rewarded for their style. Fashion TV announced the launch of its web 3.0 application that brings amazing daily challenges and rewards for users based on how they look and style themselves.
Fashion TV announced the news on their official Instagram Account and Facebook account:
“Stylike is a web 3.0 fashion app by @theftvio and backed by @FashionTV filled with challenges and tournaments in which you take photos based on the themes you get on a daily basis.
The project has been made with the idea of rewarding people who put the effort in their style and appreciate fashion.”
Stylike is the first dress to earn a web 3.0 application that aims to promote modern-day fashion. So not only good luck but also receive a reward for their Style.
Fashion TV is stepping into the world of NFT through FTVIO, the first fashion NFT platform for fashion lovers. It has now introduced its own web 3.0 application Stylike where the only thing you need is to look good.
Launching STYLIKE aims to encourage talented people to come forward and get rewarded. It will help find young talent, encourage them to try new styles daily, and make money. Sooner, major brands and stylists would join Stylike to help people in creating their metaverse avatars.
This has led to non-invasive testing, drug discovery and early diagnosis of developmental and neurological diseases using biomarkers.
The Neurological Biomarkers Market forecast is expected to witness the highest CAGR in Asia-Pacific during the forecast period, owing to the increasing geriatric population and the launch of various products in the region to meet the growing demands. In addition, the development of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) for the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is a recent trend being followed in Japan.
Recent advances in biomarkers, such as biomarker signatures, are making neurological diseases more treatable. This has led to non-invasive testing, drug discovery and early diagnosis of developmental and neurological diseases using biomarkers.
Major factors driving the growth of genomic biomarkers market include increasing prevalence of neurological diseases, increasing incidence of ischemic stroke, high demand for minimally invasive procedures, technological development in clinical laboratory tests, tremendous development in infrastructure for data. Sharing and analytics such as bioinformatics and genomics are increasing awareness of biomarker-based personalized medicine.
Increase in the incidence rate of multiple sclerosis is driving the growth of the neurological biomarkers market. For example, between 750,000 and 1 million people over the age of 18 are living with MS in the US, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2019. There are more people living with MS in the Northeast and Midwest than in the South.
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Residents of Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Victoria County were advised to shelter in place as a result of rising flood waters. Both municipalities declared a state of emergency due to the extensive flooding that has affected the area.
On Sunday, after-tropical storm Fiona wreaked havoc across Cape Breton, many residents awoke to uprooted trees, damaged power poles and flooded roads.
The destructive storm swept through Cape Breton on Saturday, leaving thousands without power and toppling houses with its ferocious winds.
Officials are urging folks to hunker down and call emergency services if their shelter collapses.
As cleanup efforts begin, Mayor Amanda McDougall stated that a state of emergency for the area will stay in place for seven days.
Regional municipality spokesperson Christina Lamey urges citizens not to leave their homes as downed power lines and trees litter the roads, making them dangerous. She further added, “Emergency crew has been responding to a number of calls in the municipality, including those who have lost their roofs or had trees fall on their homes”
The following images show the destruction caused by the storm:
During an invitation-only roundtable at the conference, Illumina Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Phil Febbo said: “I do believe that having a complete understanding of an individual’s cancer is the best way to provide best care for patients. It’s amazing to be in this role and at a company that’s really driving to make this available and accessible.” Four panelists at the roundtable discussed the value of CGP in case studies relating to prostate cancer, liquid biopsy, and homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) detection and diagnostics.
In addition to these case studies, the doctors talked about their methods of using CGP in their practice, their distinction between testing tissue versus liquid, the challenges of attracting talent to the lab, the business of collecting and interpreting data, and the need to improve care and-most importantly-outcomes.
Dr. Nicole Pfarr, head of both the Molecular Diagnostic Unit and the Next Generation Research Facility at the Technical University of Munich, spoke about a drive to build collective knowledge: German universities and hospitals are compiling genetic data to establish a national database. With that in mind, more testing will mean more data. “We want to include more in the Molecular Tumor Board discussions,” she said. “It used to be that we would do a large gene panel and if we found something, then we would do HRD [testing]. Now we do all the testing up front. Large gene panel, HRD, translocations included. We do this for all the ovarian cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic and prostate cancer. And, astonishingly, we also find high HRD scores in sarcomas.”
While testing and generating data has been critical to developing the field of precision oncology, the data itself carries great significance from a patient perspective. “I’ve had some interesting discussions about the return of data,” said Dr. Bettina Ryll, founder of the Melanoma Patient Network Europe and former EU Cancer Mission Board member. “Some patients want the data. They can’t always tell you why or what they’re precisely going to do with it, but being in possession of one’s own data-in particular genomic data-returns some ownership of the disease and might help to cope. This ownership gives back some of the control you have lost in the cancer diagnosis, and we should not underestimate the psychological value of that. I have medical training, I have a science background, and I can tell you, when my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma I realized how much I had no clue how it is to go through it. I had always considered cancer a medical issue, but if you’re there personally you see the psychological issue is half the problem-and it hits the patient, the carers, the people who are there, and it’s huge.”
Ryll, who lives in Sweden, also urges the medical community to support greater genomic literacy among patients. “I preach a lot about the difference between somatic and germline,” she said. “One of the first questions I always get is ‘Is it possible I have passed this on to my children?’ People are very worried and experience huge feelings of guilt. We have a responsibility toward our patients to lessen their burden and make an effort to teach and contribute to the general education.”
Dr. Joaquin Mateo, an oncologist and research leader at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology in Barcelona, also emphasized the patient experience: “One of the problems is that the infrastructure for precision medicine has been set up from hospitals based on the particularities of the hospital, not the particularities of the patient. They may have to travel, for example, or sometimes their data will need to be accessible from afar to be assessed by other professionals. We need to prepare easy pathways for patients who may need to receive testing, counseling, and treatment in different places.” He stressed the need to put the patient at the center and organize the rest of the infrastructure around them.
“Melanoma is obviously close to my heart,” said Ryll, whose husband was diagnosed with it in 2011 and died a year later. “At the time we had a survival of 5% for five years, now we are at 50%. It sounds great, but it means we still lose one out of two patients. For us, precision medicine is one of those fields that offers a lot of hope.”
National report finds increasing numbers of Pennsylvania schools are reaping the benefits of going solar as new federal funding and assistance become available
According to a new national report on schools’ adoption of solar published last week by nonprofit Generation180, Pennsylvania ranked 11th in the nation for the amount of solar installed by its K-12 schools, climbing up from 13th place two years ago. Since 2020, the amount of solar installed by Pennsylvania schools more than doubled from 14.5 MW to 29 MW, enough clean power to reduce carbon dioxide emissions equal to taking 5,000 gas powered vehicles off the road.
In the report, Brighter Future: A Study of Solar on K-12 Schools, 4th edition, Pennsylvania ranked 20th in the country for the number of schools with solar. The Commonwealth jumped up five spots in the rankings in two years due to 70% growth in the number of solar schools since 2020, rising from 63 to 107 solar schools.
The growth of solar adoption by Pennsylvania schools reflects the national trends reported on by Generation180. Since 2015, the amount of solar installed by nationwide K-12 schools has tripled and the number of schools with solar has doubled. Today, over 6 million students now attend more than 8,400 schools nationwide that utilize solar power. Solar energy offsets electricity at nearly 1 in 10 (9%) K-12 schools in the United States.
Across the country, schools with budgets of all sizes are going solar through third-party partnerships that remove the barrier of upfront costs and help schools see immediate energy cost savings. The report found that 87% of solar power installed at U.S. schools was funded through these third-party arrangements and the remainder was purchased and owned directly by schools. Generation180 found that the use of third-party ownership to fund solar projects for schools is also growing in Pennsylvania. Between 2020-2022, nearly three-quarters of solar capacity installed at statewide schools used this funding mechanism that requires little-to-no upfront costs for schools.
“Pennsylvania is poised to become a leader in solar adoption by schools,” said Shannon Crooker, Pennsylvania Director of Generation180. “Over the past two years, school districts across the state have doubled down on solar energy to balance their budgets and save millions in long-term energy costs. Now is the time for all Pennsylvania schools to access the financial, educational, and community benefits of going solar.”
The report findings come at a time of unprecedented momentum and historic federal investment in clean energy that will accelerate solar adoption by schools. The passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will set up a $500 million fund that will be distributed as grants for energy upgrades at public schools. The new Inflation Reduction Act allocates $369 billion towards building a clean energy economy and enables schools and other tax-exempt entities to receive a direct payment valued at 30% of the cost of a solar energy project.
Generation180 has recently announced free resources to make it easier for Pennsylvania schools to switch to solar. Through a partnership with Pennsylvania Solar Center, schools can enroll in the G.E.T. Solar for Schools program and receive free technical assistance and guidance through every step of the solar procurement process.
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Taiwan is hit by a devastating earthquake on Sunday. Which collapsed one building and trapped two people inside while also toppling part of a passenger train’s tracks at a station.
The magnitude 6.8 tremor was the largest of dozens that have shaken the island’s southeastern coast since Saturday night when a lesser quake occurred in the same location.
According to Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau, “The earthquake’s center was in the town of Chishang, at a depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles) and tremors could be felt across Taiwan.” A tsunami warning has been issued after this strong earthquake. The earthquakes destroyed train carriages and a building collapsed, prompting rescue workers to try rescuing people trapped beneath the rubble.
After the quake, the US Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami warning in Taiwan. Hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 300 kilometers of the epicenter along Taiwan’s coasts.
Saglio, who is a frequent facilitator at Soho House, says, “Something really big is happening for women – a dormant energy has been collectively ignited and is building momentum. This energy is driving us to want to play a bigger part in influencing the future of our world, and to actualize all the possibilities we sense within ourselves.”
She adds, “For the first time in history, we’ve been freed up from traditional roles to care about our own self-realization. But we can’t unlock the potentials we’re sensing with the same power system we’ve been using to get here. That’s why as women we feel so frustrated and overwhelmed. We need a new source of power to navigate this new terrain, honoring the very qualities, energy and own deep wisdom that make us women.”
Saglio’s free 3-day virtual event is designed for the women in the workforce—from mompreneurs to c-suite executives—who find it difficult to hold boundaries and struggle to say “No.” This woman wants to replace fear and anxiety with her innate power, and is ready to make how she feels and what she wants as a priority.
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Best-Selling author, master coach and podcast host, Christine Hassler, says “Leslie is a powerful master coach and uplifting speaker who has the ability to engage and connect with her audience. From a diverse background, she draws from nearly two decades of experience and facilitates a space for inspiration, motivation and transformation.”
As a Filipino American, Saglio has a special passion for supporting women-owned and run companies like Vinta Gallery, who designed the Philippine National Flower—a symbol of love and strength—and ethically made in the Philippines shirt she wore proudly for her TEDx talk.
About Leslie K. Saglio Filipino American Leslie K. Saglio is a TEDx speaker, certified trauma-informed master coach, facilitator, creator of the “Feminine Power & Purpose Immersion” and founder of the “On Purpose Collective”. With expertise spanning nearly two decades, from Hollywood executive to startup co-founder, to living overseas for over a decade, Saglio understands well what it takes to thrive in a stressful and challenging global environment. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Global Marketing from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. She has been featured in U.S. top lifestyle media Well+Good, mindbodygreen and Thrive Global as well as internationally with Virgin, White Ibiza and Soho House. A Los Angeles native and London expat, Saglio currently lives in Barcelona with her husband and two children.