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 28

Aquatic’s Dual Tensioner for Atoll Umbilical Setup Off Egypt

first_imgAquatic has been selected to provide tensioning capabilities to DeepOcean on behalf of Subsea 7 for the Pharaonic Petroleum Company’s Atoll Main umbilical installation project in Egypt. Aquatic said it will provide its dual tensioner system solution to tension the umbilical during installation.Martin Charles, managing director, Aquatic, said: “We are proud to be associated with this important project. Since its design and implementation, this dual tensioner configuration has operated successfully on numerous projects globally. Our team will work closely with our clients to customize our equipment on deck and adapt the dual tensioner solution to the project’s requirements.”The 112-kilometers umbilical will be installed at a water depth of 923 meters, extending to a beach tie-in at the West Harbour Terminal, near Port Said, Egypt.Mobilization is scheduled for August 2017 from Blyth Northumberland, with an anticipated project duration of 70 days.The tensioning system will be installed aboard DeepOcean’s Maersk Connector vessel. The tensioners will be integrated to allow them to be operated in synchronisation with existing deck equipment, including the vessel carousel. The tensioner control cabin will be linked to the existing vessel carousel control room to allow all the equipment to be controlled and monitored from a single location by Aquatic personnel. The dual tensioner solution connects two 50Te tensioners together in series to ensure sufficient track length to the umbilical, Aquatic explained.last_img read more

December 28

TOP SHARK EXPERT ‘DR HAMMERHEAD’ TO VISIT DONEGAL SCHOOL

first_imgA leading shark biologist and one of Discovery Channel’s famous ‘Sharkmen’ will visit Malin Head to give a shark biology workshop at Carndonagh Secondary school next Wednesday, October 1st.A basking sharkThe event is part of a Nationwide Lecture tour organised by the Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group, RDS and the American Embassy in Dublin.The marine biology workshop in Carndonagh which will be delivered by Dr Klimley (AKA Dr. Hammerhead ) and the local Inishowen based Basking Shark research team will focus on encouraging students to consider science and in particular marine biology as a career choice. “Bringing Dr Klimley to Malin Head is another small step in furthering our plans to develop an internationally important Marine centre with research and education facilities at Malin head. Over the past number of years we have established an excellent working relationship with QUB and GMIT through our shark research programs and this tour highlights the significance of that research which has been undertaken on our doorstep.” said Emmett Johnston coordinator of the Inishowen based group.Each year the Inishowen Basking Shark Study Group undertake a new project to raise awareness in the coastal communities around Malin head about the wider marine environment.The lecture tour is designed to establish a working relationship with Dr Klimley’s research team and develop collaborative studies which further the knowledge and conservation of shark species worldwide.Dr. Peter Klimley is a world renown shark biologist and the internationally recognised authority on Hammerhead sharks. He started his career as a fringe researcher who questioned established shark study methods and scientific thought on shark behaviour. His early work was characterised by low budget , high impact studies which broke ground in human understanding of what makes sharks tick and more important why they are aggressive under certain circumstances .“Dr. Klimley’s visit to our study site helps us to broaden the reach and significance of our work here at Malin head and further develop our reputation as one of the top study sites for cold water sharks in the world” said Donal Griffen the chief organiser of the Lecture tourThe lecture tour starts in Dublin at the RDS on Monday the 29thbefore moving to Queens University Belfast on the 30th and Carndonagh secondary School on the 1st and finally to GMIT and Galway Aquarium on the 2nd and 3rd of October.All lectures are booked out except the RDS which has a limited number of tickets left. Further information can be found on www.baskingshark.ie or www.rds.ie TOP SHARK EXPERT ‘DR HAMMERHEAD’ TO VISIT DONEGAL SCHOOL was last modified: September 25th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarndonaghdonegalDr HammerheadLectureMalin Headsharkslast_img read more