Monthly Archives: November 2012

Uncategorized

Meals on Wheels Donation

This holiday season we are pleased to donate to Meals on Wheels benefiting senior citizens who are home bound and can’t prepare a meal for themselves.

Meals on Wheels began in Pueblo, Colorado in March 1971. At that time there were only 5 volunteer drivers and 20 clients. Today we deliver as many as 700 meals a day. Meals on Wheels is a federally funded program for persons 60 years of age or older who are home bound, unable to prepare a meal, don’t drive or have no one to cook for them.

One nutritious meal is delivered daily by local volunteer drivers between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. The hot meal, milk and dessert can be eaten immediately. The soup, salad or sandwich and snack can then be refrigerated and eaten for the evening meal.

The suggested contribution is $4.00 per day per person, though no one is ever denied a meal because of his or her inability to contribute to the Meals On Wheels Program.

To help us with our cause, we have started a campaign on our Facebook page. For every “like” we receive, another meal will be donated. Keep an eye out for our updates!

Uncategorized

MRIs Identifying Children at Risk

The National Institutes of Health released an article this past Wednesday about a study on how MRIs could identify children at risk for epilepsy after febrile seizures. Seizures during childhood are benign but if they are prolonged they can foreshadow an increased risk of epilepsy. This study suggests that recordings of brain activity can help identify children who are at the highest risk. Within days of a fever related seizure some children had signs of acute brain injury, abnormal brain anatomy, altered activity or a combination of them.

“The Consequences of Prolonged Febrile Seizures in Childhood (FEBSTAT) study is focused specifically on FSE and the risk of temporal lobe epilepsy. This is one of the most common forms of epilepsy and is characterized by seizures in the temporal lobe, a brain region important for memory.”

 

For more information check out the rest of the article  – click here.