Basketball Shot Turns Deadly In Memphis The gym is supposed to be a place where you can go to work out, let off frustration or stress in a positive manner, and perhaps relax in a sauna or hot tub. That 's what it is supposed to be...not always what it is. After an argument during a basketball game at an LA Fitness Center in Memphis, Tennessee, one young man is dead. Vicdarrius Pollard just graduated from Kirby High School. He was excited about his gym membership at this particular LA Fitness Center because it had an indoor basketball court and because it was the first thing he purchased as an adult according to his aunt, Pamela Poole.
Jason McElwain or J Mac was born with autism, but his dream was to play basketball. He was the manager of his school 's basketball team, and after their practice, he trained in the gym every time until he thought he was ready to play. One game, his team, was in a huge lead, so the coach decided to put J mac on the court for the last four minutes. At
Larry Eskridge began his book, God’s Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America, as a dissertation under David Bebbington; however, it soon became the leading scholarly book about the Jesus People. The Jesus People Movement started in the Bay Area in 1967 and became a prominent fixture of the 1960s and 1970s in the United States. This movement was an appeal to the hippie culture and evangelical youth, which eventually became, what Eskridge argues, one of the most important religious movements of the 20th century. Eskridge begins his book by discussing the creation of this movement in San Francisco. He talks about the large hippie population and how the movement began as a way to interact with this culture while maintaining
“By 2002, fewer than 1,000 babies a year die[d] of respiratory distress” (Philip 807) and “doctors can now save preemies as young as 23 and 24 weeks with the use of the protein surfactant, ventilators, and advanced technology known as continuous positive air pressure” (James 3). “The death of this presidential baby was a critical event, according to historians, one that sparked medical advances [and increased funding] that did for the survival of preemies what Sputnik did for the space race” (James 1). The terms, “neonatology and neonatologist were first introduced in 1960” (Philip 799). Since that time an “increasing number of pediatricians have devoted themselves to full-time neonatology;” however, this specialized treatment evolved slowly. Prior to this era, most care of the newborn child was
During the 2010 earthquake, over half of Haiti’s healthcare system was destroyed, along with 10 percent of the medical staff who operated these services (MSF, 2015). The MSF reported spending over 72 million dollars in care relating to Haiti within 5 months after the earthquake had occurred (Skolnik, 2012). Non government organizations such as the Partners In Health have donated money and services to help over 4 million of Haiti’s population (Partners In Health, 2016). Private sectors play a dominant role in Haiti’s health funding, paying for around 77.2 percent of Haiti’s health expenditure (World Bank, 2015). Covered services Haiti is still working towards achieving universal health care, but is still lacking money for funds due to the 2010 earthquake (MSF, 2015).
In the 1930’s, scientist discovered the relation of fluoride and tooth decay by testing the waters in different areas and showing results that children that had less fluoride and water intake had higher levels of caries. Many people in this time were effected by tooth decay so the discovery was a great lead to prevention. After much research and scientific evidence, Grand Rapids, Michigan was the first to add fluoride to its community water in 1945. Since then, many cities have opted to add fluoride to its community water with over 75% of the U.S. receiving this benefit now. The CDC named community water fluoridation 1 of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.
The SNAP program is considered to be one of the largest food assistance programs. According to the USDA, “approximately 47 million persons participated in SNAP in 2012, at a cost of almost $75 billion.” The SNAP program goal is to help participants make healthier choices buy choosing and consuming foods according to the dietary guidance. In order to receive assistance of the program the individual must meet certain requirements. Eligibility usually goes based off of household income. “A family’s gross monthly income must be below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level in order to be found eligible for the program.
The Make- A- Wish Foundation’s mission reflects the life- changing impact that Make- A- Wish has on children, families, and entire communities. By granting wishes it allows kids to see a bright light during a hard time and empowers them to fight harder against their illnesses. Make A Wish was founded in 1980 in Phoenix Arizona. It all started with Tommy Austin a U. S Customs Agent who found out that his wife 's friend Linda had a child named Chris Greicius who was probably going to die of leukemia.
Prayer and the Bible should be reintroduce into schools because they lay a foundation for morality, can be practiced without disrespecting those who disagree, and offers adolescents hope. By reintroducing the Bible and prayer back into the public school system, adolescents will have a foundation for morality. Since the banning of prayer and the Bible in 1962, there has been a steady moral decline. According to the US Bureau of Census, criminal arrest of teens is up 150 percent; according to the National Center of Health Services teen suicide is up 450 percent; according to the US Department of Health and Human Services child abuse is up 2300 percent; and lastly, according to National Institute of Drug Abuse illegal drug activity is up
NFL PLAY 60 is the NFL 's movement to inspire kids to be active everyday 60 minutes a day in order to help do away with the tendency of childhood obesity. For example, in addition to participating in NFL Play 60, the Philadelphia Eagles have been recognized for the Eagles Youth Partnership charity that serves low-income children with a focus on health and educational programming (Heinze, Soderstrom, & Zdroik, 2014, p.672) The NFL and NFL Players Association have supported National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October consecutively for four years. Along with the campaign they have a breast cancer screening initiative and fundraiser.