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Tsarnaev pal expected to plead guilty to related charges

CNN - 10 hours 24 min ago
A friend of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty Thursday to charges in connection with removing a backpack and computer from Tsarnaev's dorm room after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Categories: National News

Cops: Couple stole from MH370 victims

CNN World - 14 hours 1 min ago
Malaysian police have charged two people over the alleged theft of around $35,000 (110,600 Malaysian ringgits) from the bank accounts of four passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Categories: International News

Running mate replaces Brazil presidential candidate killed in plane crash

CNN World - 14 hours 22 min ago
A week after the death of Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos in a plane accident, his running mate Marina Silva announced she would replace him on the ticket, setting the stage for a tighter race.
Categories: International News

Paul Rudd's 'Ant-Man' sneak peek

CNN Entertainment - 14 hours 26 min ago
Look! Out by the bridge! It's ... it's ... Ant-Man? Yes, and a photo of Paul Rudd as the Marvel superhero just hit the Web.
Categories: Entertainment News

Sports concussions generate attention with start of school year

Education - 14 hours 34 min ago

(BPT) - You’re spending your nights standing on the sidelines, cheering your daughter as she dribbles a soccer ball across the field. Or maybe you’re cheering on your quarterback son as he yells “hut” at a football scrimmage. The school year - and its associated sports - is an exciting time. But with that excitement comes the risk of traumatic injuries - including concussions.

Concussions are generating a lot of attention these days as an increasing amount of research highlights the difficulties in treating them.

To this end, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has developed Sports Concussion Guidelines - available in both English and Spanish - to help coaches, schools, parents and athletes better understand concussions, and when an injured athlete should be allowed to return to play. The guidelines cover the following:

Players: Concussions can happen in any sport and at any time during the season. A concussion can occur when the head hits, or is hit by, a solid surface. It can also happen when the head’s motion is stopped suddenly, even if it doesn’t strike, or is struck by, a solid surface. If you witness changes in the behavior or personality of a player on your team, or if you see them giving a blank stare, acting disoriented, suffering from memory loss or even vomiting, ask the player if he/she was involved in a collision. Alert your coach if you witness or are involved in any violent contact while on the field.

Parents: Educate yourselves about the signs of a concussion, as you know your child best when he/she might be exhibiting unusual behaviors. Download the AAN’s concussion reference sheet for parents, coaches and players at AAN.com/concussion, and share with your young athlete your concerns about him/her playing with a head injury. While cheering for your child in practice and in games, keep an eye on the play for any potential head collisions and report anything significant that may have been missed.

Coaches: Have a conversation with your players early in the season about the dangers of concussions, and communicate clearly that they can happen in any sport at any time. The AAN offers a Concussion Quick Check mobile app to help coaches, parents, and athletic trainers quickly identify if a player is exhibiting signs of a concussion. Additionally, listen to your players if they are talking about someone having taken a hard hit. Enforce the rule that players should not be allowed to return to play following a head injury until they are evaluated and cleared by a physician.

Physicians: Concussions are also generating more attention in the medical field. Physicians are ethically obligated to safeguard the current and future physical and mental health of the student athletes they treat, whether the student has a concussion or not. This includes providing parents and athletes with information about concussion risk factors, symptoms and discussing the potential for long term brain health effects from repeated blows.

“Brain disease threatens to steal from us what makes us human,” says retired NFL player Ben Utecht, who suffered five known concussions during his football career and is now the spokesperson for the American Academy of Neurology and its foundation, the American Brain Foundation. “I will fight relentlessly to see that through research we can in fact find the origins of healing through the cures that are waiting to be discovered.”

Categories: Lifestyle

Simple steps people with diabetes can take to improve their quality of life

Community Cares - 14 hours 34 min ago

(BPT) - One of the ways people with diabetes can help manage their disease is balancing food with physical activity, according to the American Diabetes Association (Association). By maintaining a balanced diet with regular exercise, you have the ingredients needed to help live a quality life.

There are many ways you can approach a balanced lifestyle and incorporate regular exercise. Here are five tips from the Association to help you get started:

1. Create a healthy plate – It’s easy to put together healthy meals when you use the diabetes plate method. Start with drawing an imaginary line down the middle of the plate. On one side, cut the section in half again. Fill the largest section with non-starchy vegetables like green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, and carrots. In one of the smaller sections, put grains and starchy foods, and put protein foods in the last section. Add a serving of fruit, a serving of dairy, or both as your meal plan allows. To complete your meal, add a low-calorie drink like water, unsweetened tea or coffee.

2. Healthy snacks – When it comes to snacking, think beyond chips and cookies. There are better choices that will give you a nutrition boost and keep you feeling satisfied until your next meal. Some good ideas are small portions of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and low-fat dairy.

3. Exercise and blood glucose – With diabetes, safely exercising while maintaining healthy blood glucose levels is important. The Association recommends you have a plan on how to treat hypoglycemia, especially if you have type 1 diabetes. Having a fast-acting carbohydrate like glucose tabs or glucose gel available during your exercise routine can help you to quickly treat hypoglycemia. Test your blood glucose levels (if prescribed) to see how different types of exercise affect you.

4. Aerobic exercises – Aerobic exercise is important for everyone. For good health, it is recommended that you aim for 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic exercise at least 5 days a week or a total of 150 minutes per week. Examples of aerobic exercises include brisk walking, biking, dancing, rowing, playing tennis, swimming and climbing stairs. These kinds of exercises help lower blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol. Aerobic exercise also makes your heart and bones strong, lowers stress and can improve blood circulation.

5. Strength training is also important – Aim to do some type of strength training at least two times per week. Lifting weights or using weight machines, resistance bands and calisthenics are all great options. Strength training helps lower your blood glucose and builds stronger muscles and bones.

For those with diabetes who are interested in getting active, and their friends and family who want to support them, the Association has 108 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes signature fundraising walks happening across the country. These walks have raised more than $20 million a year to support the Association’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Walking this year are Mitch and Carly Lenett, a father-daughter team of Red Striders. Red Striders are walkers living with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. They are a reminder of why this walk exists.

“As a person who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 45 years, and a father to Carly, who is also living with type 1, walking side by side with other Red Striders is an empowering experience,” Mitch says.

Though the pair has raised thousands of dollars for their local Step Out walk, the family wanted to raise even more for the Association, so Carly combined her love of swimming with fundraising. In the last two years, she has raised more than $20,000 in pledges just for swimming laps. In 2013, at 8 years old, she swam 110 laps, more than 1.5 miles, with Olympic silver medalist Kristy Kowal by her side all the way.

“Carly is such an inspiration, not just to me as a father, but as a fellow person with type 1 diabetes,” Mitch says. “She is a true demonstration that diabetes doesn’t have to stop you.”

Carly is now in training for her 3-mile swim with Kowal on Sept. 20. Her goal is to raise $15,000.

For more information about the Step Out walks or to register for a walk in your community, visit www.diabetes.org/stepout or call (888) DIABETES (888-342-2383).

Categories: Lifestyle

Dueling narratives in shooting

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:40pm
What really happened to Michael Brown?
Categories: National News

Obama: 'World appalled' by beheading

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:06pm
U.S. journalist James Foley's life stands in stark contrast that that of his killers, ISIS, President Barack Obama says.
Categories: International News

Gucci Mane sentenced to federal prison for firearms charge

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:42pm
Rapper Gucci Mane is headed to prison. He was sentenced Wednesday to three years and three months in federal prison on firearm charges.
Categories: National News

Heavy rains, landslides kill 27 in Japan

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:13pm
Residents combed through mud and debris looking for bodies of their loved ones after heavy rains triggered landslides that swallowed up homes in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday.
Categories: International News

Watch Thursday's show!

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:02pm
August 21, 2014
Categories: National News

'Saved by the Bell' 25 years old

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:10pm
We're so excited -- and so scared: "Saved by the Bell" is a quarter of a century old today.
Categories: Entertainment News

Billy Crystal to honor Williams at Emmys

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:09pm
Monday's Emmy tribute to Robin Williams will be presented by a fellow famed actor-comedian: Billy Crystal.
Categories: Entertainment News

Ukraine says one of its military jets has been shot down

CNN World - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:02pm
A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, a spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council said.
Categories: International News

Die in this state and your heirs get your online accounts

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:54pm
When people die, it often means the end of their online identity as well.

Bank of America nears record settlement

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:41pm
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Argentina has had it with U.S. bond laws

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:40pm
Argentina wants to take its ball and go home in its ongoing debt crisis.

Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

Business News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:12pm
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Would you watch beheading video?

CNN - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:04pm
When confronted by gruesome images of a man being beheaded by terrorists, what should you do?
Categories: National News
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