PA Department Of Health Urges People To Take Steps To Prevent Eye Injuries

first_imgPhoto: PixabayHARRISBURG — The Department of Health is urging all Pennsylvanians to take steps to prevent eye injuries that can occur more frequently during the summer months.“During the summer, many children and adults are staying active by playing outside and taking part in organized or recreational sports,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “While we need people to take additional precautions as part of COVID-19 when participating these types of activities, it is also very important that individuals take the proper steps to protect their eyes from serious injuries. Eye injuries can be severe and impact an individual’s future and entire way of life.According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, while many eye injuries occur on the job, nearly half of all eye injuries occur in the home. These include conducting home repairs, yard work, cleaning and cooking. More than 40 percent of eye injuries each year are related to sports or recreational activities. The sun can also damage eyes, which is why it is important to wear sunglasses and sport-appropriate UV-protective goggles.Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States, and most injuries that are reported in school-aged children are sports-related. These injuries account for nearly 100,000 physician visits each year and cost more than $175 million. Sports-related eye injuries are very common. Sports where most eye injuries occur include baseball and softball, basketball, lacrosse, hockey, and racquet sports. Baseball is the most common cause of sports-related eye injuries for children ages 5 to 14. Basketball is the leading cause of sports-related eye injuries for teens and adults ages 15 to 64.Ninety percent of eye injuries can be prevented through wearing protective eyewear, including safety glasses and goggles, safety shields, and eye guards. Ordinary prescription glasses, contacts and sunglasses do not protect against eye injuries.As part of COVID-19, it is important to take steps to protect yourself from the spread of the virus while participating in organized sports. Everyone must wear a face covering, such as a mask, unless they fall under an exception to the Sec. of Health mask-wearing order. Coaches, athletes and spectators must wear face coverings, unless they are outdoors and can consistently maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. Athletes are not required to wear face coverings while actively engaged in workouts and competition that prevent the wearing of face coverings, but must wear face coverings when on the sidelines, in the dugout, etc. and any time 6 feet of social distancing is not possible.If you are concerned that you or a loved one may have suffered an eye injury, it is important to seek medical treatment. Some eye issues, such as a detached retina, can only be detected by a doctor during an examination. Even eye injuries that seem minor at first should be checked out, as serious eye issues can cause vision loss or blindness.The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.Clean surfaces frequently. Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.If you must go out for a life-sustaining reason, please wear a mask.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CFPB seeks feedback on external bureau engagements

first_img continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a Request for Information(RFI) Wednesday on the bureau’s external engagements. Specifically, the bureau is seeking comments and information from interested parties on ways to engage the public and receive feedback on the work of the agency“We appreciate that the CFPB is reviewing how it can improve using feedback it receives from credit unions and members, particularly we hope it provides more meaningful consideration to concerns raised by credit unions about how one-size fits all rules impact and less complex smaller financial institutions,” said Elizabeth Eurgubian, CUNA deputy chief advocacy officer. “As part of this, we also encourage the CFPB to continue convening and listening to input from the Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC).”Codifying the CUAC is one of CUNA’s advocacy goals for 2018. The council, which has several CUNA members on it, gives the credit union perspective to the CFPB.last_img read more

NBA Finals 2019: 7 key stats from the Raptors’ championship run

first_imgHere are seven key stats from the Raptors’ title run732:  Kawhi Leonard scored 732 points in the postseason, which is the third most by any player in playoff history (LeBron James, 2018 and Michael Jordan, 1992).16: Fred VanVleet hit 16 3-pointers in this series, setting an NBA record for the most shots made from beyond the arc off the bench in a Finals. JR Smith and Robert Horry are now tied for second with 15.26, 10: Kyle Lowry scored 26 points and added 10 assists in the Raptors’ win. He is just the sixth player ever to have 25 or more points and 10 or more assists in Game 6 or 7 of an NBA Final. He joins LeBron James as the only other player to do it on the road.(Ditto): Pascal Siakam also scored 26 points and added 10 rebounds in the Raptors’ win. The Raptors won their first title in franchise history on Thursday with a 114-110 victory over the Warriors in Game 6.This all started last year when the team was swept by the Cavaliers in the second round of the playoffs. NBA Finals 2019: Raptors beat Warriors in Game 6 to earn first title in franchise history NBA Finals 2019: 3 reasons why the Raptors beat the Warriorscenter_img Toronto went for it after that, trading for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green and picking up Marc Gasol at the deadline.It turned into an Eastern Conference title and eventually a championship. Related News 0 for 9: Stephen Curry is now 0 for 9 in the playoffs on shots to take the lead in the last 24 seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime.Nine: Nick Nurse became the ninth rookie coach to win an NBA title. He’s the first since Tyronn Lue in 2016-17.34: Danny Green is the 34th North Carolina Tar Heel to win an NBA title. That is more than any other college program. He is the ninth former UNC player to win multiple rings.last_img read more


first_imgBelfast Christmas Markets, City Square.Arena 7 have launched their annual Christmas shopping trip to Belfast, which will take place on Saturday, November 22nd.The hugely popular trip departs Arena7 at 8.30am on Saturday morning with a day packed with shopping, drinks and food.The itinerary for the day is outlined in more detail below. • Depart Arena7 at 8.30pm• Arrive in Benedicts of Belfast Hotel for Breakfast at 10.30am.• Shopping until 4.30pm• Cocktails at Benedicts of Belfast until 5.30pm • Depart Belfast at 5.30pm• Arrive in Arena7 for 4 Course Dinner at 7.30pm• Cost €60ppCall us today on 0749128853 or follow the link you’re interested in the brilliant details outlined above out then call us on 0749128853 or email [email protected] JOIN ARENA 7 ON THEIR FANTASTIC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TRIP TO BELFAST was last modified: November 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Arena 7BelfastBusinessCHristmasFeaturesnewsshoppinglast_img read more