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/ 6 - Hinton News Tues. April 18, 2017 I • " Sleep: A Window To Your Health By Avner Halperin (NAPS)--Even though most people ..... do it every night, science still has had a hard time understanding sleep. Greek philosophers argued about it; scientists ~ studied it for millennia and just about L everyone recognizes it's important. For ~, thousands of years, people believed ~_ ~ (~ sleep was a passive state during which Healthy sleep doesn't have to be a actiyephysical and mental processes are dream if you keep track of it through "on hold:' But sleep is much more. the latest technology. Sleep is a complex process; it's a time for internal restoration and recupera- to change anything about their lifestyle tion, when the body heals and the brain to access critical health information col- rejuvenates• Sleep serves as a window to lected during sleep. overall health--if monitored correctly• 3) At-home health sensors that have Today, to gain an accurate picture of been proven accurate on hundreds of sleep and health, you don't have to be thousands of patients in hospitals can hooked up to heavy machinery• Medi- be particularly useful monitoring the cally proven, contact-free sensor tech- health of older people at home as well. nologies are available for at-home use to This can provide peace of mind to their provide useful health information, loved ones who can monitor their health There are four benefits to tracking stats via a remote viewing app. health during sleep: 4) Access to accurate data on sleep 1) Sleeping bodies are perfectly at and health means you have the infor- rest, which provides an accurate baseline mation you need to make adjustments of our vital signs. Monitoring your heart and improve your sleep. Quality sleep and breathing patterns each night, you has been linked to stronger immune sys- can quickly detect any fluctuations and terns, improved academic success, better gain advanced warning of health disor- cognitive performance function and job ders such as heart complications, fever performance, and general happiness. So or breathing disorders. Access to this in- it pays to get a good night's rest. formation means you can get doctors to While scientists continue to try to intervene quickly to address any prob- understand why people need to sleep, Ictus. Conversely, people working to- you can take advantage of the lifesaving .~mprove their health can be motivated and life-improving advances that sleep by seeing results of their efforts in im- monitoring technology provides. proved vital sign statistics. Learn More 2) Using contact-free sensor tech- For further facts on sleep, go to nologies that require no setup and don't www.livebyearlysense.com. need to be worn means users don't have • Mr. Halperin is CEO of EarlySense. Capito Encouraged by Energy Secretary's Electric Grid Study Clearly, Window Film Saves Money (NAPS)--You can keep your win- dows from decreasing your "home's energy efficiency and increasing your monthly energy bills. Windows typically account for 15 to 30 percent of the.total heating load in a structure and may account for over half the summer cooling load. Money may be escaping out your windows. Don't let money fly out your win- dows. Professionally installed win- dow film can help save on expensive energy. "I encourage homeowners to think of the hot and cool spots throughout their homes," said Darrell Smith, Ex- ecutive Director of the nonprofit In- ternational Window Film Association (IWFA). "These are indicators of areas that can be addressed to help boost a home's efficiency:' Full window replacement may not be the most cost-effective means for improvement. '~ professional installation of win- dow film can provide the same--if not more--benefits for homeowners as complete window replacements" said Smith. "In addition, a film installation can often be completed without a major disruption in use of the rooms:' According to Smith, the potential savings per dollar can be seven times U.S. Senator Shelley Moore an adequate supply of base':'~o'a~l ~ that of the installation of new windows. On average, an installation on a sin- Capito (R-WNa.) on Monday electricity that is alw~s:..,,, available:, gle-family home may range from $4 to ns, .... Crisis intervention teams will involving mentally ill or emotionally soon focus on safely defusing and de- disturbed persons," said Acting escalating incidents involving West Corrections Commissioner Loita Virginia inmates with mental Butcher. "We believe that this illness, aided by a training grant initiative will result in a safer awarded to the Division of environment for our employees and Corrections. the inmates in our custody." DOC successfully applied for the The Memphis Police Department, technical assistance grant from the mental health professionals and National Institute of Corrections advocates, and university last year. Through it, an initial class researchers developed the crisis • of correctional Officers will receive 40 intervention model. Thousands of hours of intensive training adapted law enforcement agencies around from the Memphis Model for crisis the country rely on its approach and intervention, specialized training to assist The state's prison system is also individuals with mental illness providing mental health first aid during a crisis event in a way that training, developed by the National decreases the chance for violence or Alliance for the Mentally III, for all injury. correctional officers and facility DOC officials learned of the staff. This training will complement model, as modified for correctional the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) settings, while receiving bes approach, and began in March. The practices training on a related topic: initial CIT training is scheduled for the appropriate use of restricted May. housing, which includes solitary "The Division of Corrections is confinement. pleased to be taking the initiative to "We are in ongoing conversations implement best practices in with experts and peers across the conjunction with the National nation looking for the best, Institute of Corrections and the current thinking and practices on National Alliance for the Mentally a variety of issues related to the III that will provide correctional issue of restrictive housing," said employees with the skills to Deputy Corrections Commissioner successfully defuse situations Mike Coleman. "The safe resolution Farm Bureau applauded U.S. Department of when it is needed. $12 per square foot, depending on the S to Energy Secretary Rick Perry's There is a role for multiple type ofwindowfilminstalled. decision to initiate a study of.the energy sources, including our own Once window film is installed, it can help block up to 84 percent of the sun's nation's electric grid, specifically West Virginia coal and natural gas, heat--keeping a home cool in sum- examining the impact regulatory as well as nuclear and renewables. bu~ens have had on base load But there is a clear differencemer--and help hold heat inside during "Food Check-Out" is West Barboursville to shop for food and power sources, as well as the between "intermittent energy winter--resulting in lower energy bills Virginia Farm Bureau's annual deliver purchases and donations to importance of fuel diversity in sources and base load power, and a warmer environment. ensuring grid reliability. A diversity in fuel sources and'~n additional feature of window celebration of the affordable,the Huntington Ronald McDonald film is the ability to block up to 99 per- safe and plentiful food grown by House immediately afterward. The study was initiated Friday technologies is essential for acent of ultraviolet rays from passing America's agriculture community. Morgantown's Food Check- andwill continue over a two-month ~reliable and properly functioning through a window;~ said Smith. "This To,mark the observance, cpuntyOut will take place on SatAFday,, -e~. "~'~ ~''~Jr~:~' ~'~" ~'e~ele'~t/'|~ g~ld~'''>''' ' ~r ' •"~'~'~ "~' offer~trfeo~nersoan extra me~sure 'Farm r Bureaus from across .~the ~ April 22, Kt tO a.m. ,Vo~ v ~v,~Oetni~t~h~ff~$.~~ :~e~,~t~t~h i' am glad tidal the Dephrtrr~nf~:" of p~0[eftion, f~r f~rniture, no~~iar¢ M0untain,~., State collect " non-.,., shoppers will gather at ~'l~e Perry s' decmmn" "'~'"~: to;~'¢~q:~':~stud~'~'~t~"~:i;~ .... of Energy,: '~ ~ unc~er' the' ~':'aaew ' che~st~ed heirlo0~:' " ~'" perishable foods, paper goods and " on Patteson °Drwe .... to purchase~:~:' reliability of our energy grid," said administration, recognizes that For more on window film or to ~nd monetary donations• to support meat and frozen foods and deliver an accredited installer, visit www.iwfa, three Ronald McDonald Houses in them, along with collected items, Senator Capito. our coal, natural gas, and nuclear "If we are going to have plants are vital assets in ensuring com. affordable, reliable energy that that affordable energy is always powers our economy and advances available to meet the needs of the our quality of life, we must maintain American people." *** The brighter you are, the more you have to learn. --Don Herold West Virginia. to Morgantown's Ronald McDonald The first of three events will take House. place in Huntington on Thursday, The Charleston Food Cheek- April 20, at 10 a.m. Volunteers Out will be held Friday, April 28, will meet at the Kroger in at the Kroger in Kanawha City, at BE AN LPN IN ONE Y~kR The Summers County School of Practical Nursing is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class beginning 10-2-2017. Applications may be obtained by visiting the Summers Co. Schools website at: http://boe.summers.kl2.wv.us/l-p-n- nursing-program or by calling the Summers Co School of Practical Nursing at 305-466-6040 ext 305. The program is a 12 month course accredited by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses. Classes begin on the 1st Monday in October and end the following September. Class and clinical sessions are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Twenty two students are accepted into the program each year. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, age, and national origin. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Open meetings in the basement of Ascension Episcopal Church, corner of 5th Ave. & Temple St., Hinton at 8:00 p.m. every Tues., Thurs., & Sat. For more information call 1-800- 333-5051. ACWP ACWP is a non-profit all volunteer group of individuals whose goals are to rehome pets and I assist families who need help paying for spay and neuter of dogs and cats. Wi~ will rehome entire litters of puppies who will receive veterinary cake before going to their forever homes. If you would like us to visit y0pr educational event please give us, a call. 855-984-7387. ..For spay/neuter assistance go to w~ww.acwp-wv.org and fill out a Voucher Request Form. If you see a dog or cat in a neglectful situation please call the sheriff. If you see a stray dog on the road please call'the Animal ControlOfficer. EOE M/F/D/V Humor is just another defense against the universe. One of the penalties for refusing being governed by your inferiors. --Mel Brooks Complain to one who can help you, .The Career You've Worked Hard For in a Community You'll Be I roud to Whether you have twenty years on the job or you're just out of nursing school, you;ll find a rewarding RN career at ARH serving the people and corffmunity you love. /e APPLY NOW Call 1-855-WORK-ARH H.. Appalachian ~ Regional Healthcare or visit www iARHCareers or of incidents involving inmates with some type of mental crisis or emotional disturbance is an area of emphasis for the team that is leading this initiative. Our gonl is to provide a safer way to resolve these incidents for everyone involved." The CIT training class will include correctional olrmmm with the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, which like DOC' is part of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. The first aid training emphasizes recognizing signs and symptoms of mental illness, and aims to help staff avoid escalating potentia! crisis situations. Everyone assigned to a DOC facility will receive this training if their duties bring them into direct daily contact with inmates. "These training initiatives advance the core mission of enhancing public safety by providing safe, secure, and humane correctional facilities,# said Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy. "I applaud our Division of Corrections for recognizing the need and then pursuing and implementing programs to meet that challenge2 10 a.m. Traditionally, following the shopping excursion, volunteers load groceries for a ride to the Ronald McDonald House in a trolley generously provided by the city. To find out how you can help supl~O~' tl~-, great cause,, M: the 800.39S.4680. ?' "': West Virginia Farm Bureau was founded in 1919 to provide leadership, education, information, training and economic services to county farm bureaus to enhance the quality of life for members. For more information on WV]FB, visit our webaite at www.wvfarm.org to participate in politics is that you end up --Yu~dav Proverb *Contact us to me if you qualify. _...~r,t¢~"-..t~" ..