January 1

Vermont Ranked No. 1 for Maternal and Early Childhood Health

first_imgWaterbury, Vt.-A website created to inform mothers across the nation about the quality of healthcare in each state recently ranked Vermont first in the nation for maternal and early childhood health.MomScore, an interactive tool that presents moms and moms-to-be with relevant, comprehensive data about maternal health in their states, was created by RevolutionHealth.com, a leading comprehensive health and medical information site.The website reviewed over 50 quality indicators of maternal and infant health from federal and state government sources, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United States Census Bureau, and leading non-profit organizations such as the Kaiser Family Foundation and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In consultation with clinical and public health policy experts, they identified ten key indicators of maternal and early childhood health.Vermont ranked no. 1 in five of the ten indicators, boasting the best family paid leave policy, lowest risk of pregnancy complications, most affordable children’s health insurance, and the lowest infant as well as maternal mortality. In each of the other indicators, access to prenatal care, availability of childcare, air quality, low incidence of violent crime, and affordable health insurance rates, Vermont ranked within the top 10 states.”I am pleased that MomScore confirms that Vermont is the best place in the country to support maternal and early childhood health,” noted Governor Jim Douglas. “This ranking highlights the commitment my administration, state legislators, our congressional delegation, and our community partners have made to ensuring that all Vermonters have access to excellent pre-and post-natal care and affordable, high quality health care through innovative and affordable programs like Green Mountain Health.”Governor Douglas noted, however, that this success must be replicated across the entire healthcare system. “Every family deserves the peace of mind that affordable and accessible healthcare provides. That is why I am absolutely committed to taking more bold steps to reform our healthcare system and reduce the cost of care.”Cynthia D. LaWare, Secretary of the Agency Human Services, agreed. “This website is wonderful acknowledgment of the hard work the Governor, AHS staff, particularly at the Health Department, the Office of Vermont Health Access, and the Department for Children and Families’ have done to ensure Vermont mothers and their children receive the best possible start in life. While we should never be completely satisfied, clearly we can be proud of all we are doing to promote maternal and child health.”Revolution Health Group is a leading consumer-centric health company founded to transform how people approach their overall health and wellness. The cornerstone of Revolution Health is RevolutionHealth.com, a free, comprehensive health and medical information site, specifically designed with women and other caregivers in mind. The site offers respected, scientifically sound health information as well as more than 125 online tools aimed at helping individuals take control of their well-being.Please visit: www.revolutionhealth.com/momscore(link is external) for further information.last_img read more

September 24

Man Utd not planning to trigger Pogba contract option

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?TV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became FriendsA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldEver Wonder What Keanu Reeves Spends His Paychecks On? Manchester United are happy with Paul Pogba’s contract situation. Paul Pogba’s Man Utd future is unclear The Manchester Evening News says Pogba, 27, is technically approaching the last year of his deal and United have the option of an additional year to tie him to the club until 2022. But United have not exercised the one-year clause in Pogba’s contract to quell speculation.Advertisementcenter_img Senior United sources concede agent Mino Raiola is ‘very, very influential’ but regard his outbursts as part of ‘a game’. read also:Paul Pogba nutmegs mum during playful kickabout Although Raiola has expressed an antagonistic attitude towards United on a number of occasions in print and on social media, vice-chairman Ed Woodward is understood to like the Italian. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

September 24

Mikel Agu ready to move to China

first_imgVitoria de Guimaraes midfield metronome, Mikel Agu, has said he would move to the Chinese League for the right money. Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Agu was speaking on the occasion of his natal celebrations. He further praised Gernot Rohr’s leadership of the Super Eagles, admitting he regretted missing out on the last AFCON but still remains in contact with the Franco-German. read also:Covid-19: Mikel calls for suspension of Turkish leagueAgu has earned 7caps for the Super Eagles and missed out on the final selection for Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup squad. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Super Eagles destroyer told brila.net he was not averse to such an option if the offer was right. “I won’t mind going to China. I have to make the best possible decision, however”, he concluded.Advertisementlast_img read more

August 13

Thursday March 5th Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Clear Lake faces Bishop Heelan of Sioux City in the Class 3A semifinals at the girls state basketball tournament today. The 2nd-ranked Lions are 23-2 after beating Assumption of Davenport 60-46 in the quarterfinal round on Monday night, led by a 26-point effort by senior Sara Faber. Bishop Heelan is 20-4 and has four players who average double figure scoring per game, led by senior Ella Skinner’s 16.1 average. You can hear the Clear Lake-Bishop Heelan game on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com starting with the pre-game at 2:45 this afternoon, with tipoff from Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines scheduled for 3:15. The other 3A quarterfinal has top-ranked Dike-New Hartford facing North Polk. CEDAR RAPIDS — The NIACC men travel to Kirkwood to face the top-seeded Eagles in the Region XI semifinals tonight. Kirkwood beat NIACC both times in conference play this season, edging the Trojans 89-88 in Cedar Rapids on January 29th and posting a 97-84 win on February 22nd. NIACC beat Southwestern on Tuesday night 113-78 to advance to tonight’s semifinal game. You can hear the NIACC-Kirkwood game on AM-1300 KGLO starting at 7 o’clock tonight. DES MOINES — — St. Ansgar outscored Montezuma 22-14 in the fourth quarter on their way to a 51-46 win in the Class 1A quarterfinals yesterday afternoon, as you also heard on KGLO. Saints Scott Cakerice says it was a typical battle of two teams seeded fourth and fifth in the tournament.Cakerice says the game plan was to tire out Montezuma and take advantage of that toward the end of the game.Gracie Urbatsch had 15 points while Hali Anderson and Brooklyn Hackbart each added 13 to lead the Saints, who will face Newell-Fonda in the 1A semifinals on Friday afternoon at 1:30. Newell-Fonda beat St. Albert of Council Bluffs 77-47. TODAY:AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, Radio.com app — Class 3A girls state semifinal — Clear Lake vs. Bishop Heelan of Sioux City — pre-game 2:45, tipoff 3:15AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — Region XI semifinals — NIACC men at Kirkwood — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00 — other 1A quarterfinals WednesdayMarquette of Bellevue 60, Gehlen of LeMars 53Bishop Garrigan of Algona 55, Martensdale-St. Marys 40 DES MOINES — West Hancock scored 16 points off of turnovers as the Eagles moved into the state semifinals with a 57-31 win over Logan-Magnolia in a Class 2A quarterfinal at the girls state basketball tournament in Des Moines on Wednesday, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. West Hancock coach Paul Sonius compared Wednesday’s game to last year’s first-round state tournament contest.Sonius says the rhythm of the Eagles’ defense helped set up things on the offensive side.Rachel Leerar had 15 points, Kennedy Kelly had 12 while Amanda Chizek added 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead West Hancock. The Eagles will face North Linn in Friday morning’s semifinals at 11:45 AM. North Linn beat Western Christian of Hull 49-44 in their quarterfinal round game. IOWA CITY — The 19th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women open defense of their Big Ten Tournament title Friday night in Indianapolis. The third seeded Hawkeyes are 23-6 and coach Lisa Bluder likes their chances of hosting the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament.Bluder admits a good showing this week will help their cause.Bluder feels having won the tournament last year is a plus.The Hawkeyes have a double-bye and must wait to see who they will play in Friday’s quarterfinal round. WEBSTER CITY — The Clear Lake boys basketball team was denied a return trip to the state tournament after a 65-56 loss to Ballard in a Class 3A substate final played in Webster City last night, as you heard on KRIB. Andrew Formanek led Clear Lake with 23 points while senior Jaylen DeVries added 13. The Lions finish their season with a record of 20-4. MASON CITY — The top-ranked NIACC women’s basketball team outscored Little Priest Tribal College 36-0 in the first quarter on their way to a 116-36 win in the Region XI quarterfinals last night at home, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Lady Trojans didn’t allow Little Priest to score until the 3:20 mark of the second quarter and led 67-8 at the half. Sydney Wetlaufer had 18 points, Allie Negen had 15, while Autam Mendez, who was honored on Wednesday as the junior college national player of the week for last week, had 12. NIACC will host the Region XI Final Four on Saturday and Sunday, facing Iowa Lakes in the regional semifinals on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Kirkwood will face Southeastern in Saturday’s other semifinal.last_img read more