Planned Parenthood Launches New Telehealth Service That Connects Patients to Care Through a Private, Secure Video

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As we weather this challenging time together, we don’t want the communities we serve to worry about their birth control, learning pregnancy options, or accessing Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) tests and cancer screenings,” said Sheri Bonner, President & CEO of PPPSGV. “We are doing everything we can to bring services directly to our patients and provide them with the information and care they need in a timely and personalized way. We’re committed to connecting patients to care — no matter what.”Patients can access many Planned Parenthood services from the comfort and safety of their homes through telehealth, including talking to a Planned Parenthood provider through Zoom video conferencing. PPPSGV is committed to answering questions, managing prescriptions, and addressing sexual and reproductive health care needs, remotely. Birth control prescriptions, TransCare appointments, UTI evaluation, Emergency Contraception, and electronically prescribed treatments are currently available through telehealth.Telehealth is helping meet the needs of patients as PPPSGV is currently only accepting urgent in-person visits, which include STI treatment and abortion services at health centers, to keep patients and staff safe. PPPSGV has resumed STI testing at two health centers. Patients can once again receive express testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and HIV from the Baldwin Park and Pasadena health centers.Planned Parenthood encourages everyone to follow the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health officials to reduce the risk of getting any respiratory virus or spreading one to others. This includes washing your hands often with soap and water, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and practicing social distancing.The safety and health of patients, our staff, and our broader communities remains our highest priority as our country faces an unprecedented public health crisis. Self-isolation and social distancing are ways we can care for ourselves and each other. PPPSGV is also following public health guidance and is asking all patients to wear masks or cloth face coverings when they have appointments in our health centers. Our health is connected, and we can all do our part and take care of ourselves, our health, and our community.For more information about telehealth or to make an appointment, visit PPPSGV.org.About Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel ValleyPlanned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley has been serving Northeast Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley since we were founded in 1933, 86 years ago. Our mission is to provide broad public access to sexual and reproductive care through: (1) convenient, affordable, and culturally fluent medical services; (2) sex and relationship education for young people, teachers, parents, and the general public; and (3) local, state, and federal advocacy efforts that support these services. Last year, our four health centers in Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Alhambra, and Glendora provided nearly 155,000 birth control services. In 2020, we expanded our services to the Baldwin Park community.“Our service area extends from Glendora to Glendale, and from the San Gabriel Mountains to the San Bernardino freeway, home to 24 communities and a diverse population of 1.4 million people.” Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Harvard extends benefits in advance of health reform deadline

first_imgHarvard University is extending medical and dental benefits to eligible employees’ dependents who otherwise would become ineligible for continued coverage. This extension, which began June 1, provides seamless coverage for dependents until the new federal health reform guidelines take effect on Jan. 1, 2011.Harvard’s extension of coverage applies to employees’ dependents ages 19 to 26 who graduated this spring or who will “age off” of coverage between June 1 and Dec. 31, 2010. Dependents will not need to obtain COBRA or alternative health and dental coverage. Neither employees nor their dependents need to take any action to continue to receive these benefits. Dependents who are currently covered (including full-time students between the ages of 19 and 25) will continue to be eligible for coverage during this time.This change is motivated by the new federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will require private health insurers to allow dependents to remain on their parents’ plans through their 26th birthdays.By extending benefits early, Harvard ensures continuity of coverage for hundreds of graduating students during the months before the dependent care provision of the new law takes effect. Harvard will also save its faculty and staff the necessity of having to re-enroll family members in the upcoming calendar year.The extension applies only to those dependents covered by a Harvard health plan as of June 1. Dependents who were disenrolled from plans prior to June 1 will be able to re-enroll in their parents’ health plans beginning Jan. 1, 2011.Harvard employees can find more detailed information in a list of frequently asked questions on the password-protected HARVie Web site, in an online Resource article, or by contacting the HHR Benefits office at [email protected]last_img read more

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Watch Max Muncy win Game 3 of World Series for Dodgers with home run in 18th inning

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error I can go to sleep at peace thanks to the @Dodgers 😭🙏🏻 see y’all tomorrow! #dodgers #goodnight— Vanessa Castro. 🦋 (@vee__6) October 27, 2018 It took 18 innings of play but a home run by Max Muncy provided the Los Angeles Dodgers with its first win of the World Series. It ended like this. This crowd erupted!! Must win game. And the #Dodgers did. #LADetermined pic.twitter.com/2VVFqWIrq0— Steve Mason (@VeniceMase) October 27, 2018center_img Reaction: LETS GO #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/Hz4fkZK6yw— KingMachine24 (@KingMachine24) October 27, 2018last_img

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Senior Men’s Amateur – Day Two: Attoe and Smith tied as pack prepare to pounce

first_img Ian Attoe heads into the final day of the English Senior Men’s Amateur Championship tied for the lead with Andrew Smith and still harbouring hopes of a third title on the spin.On a blisteringly hot day at Woodhall Spa Golf Club in Lincolnshire, fast-running and bouncy conditions on the Bracken Course made scoring extremely tough for the competitors.Attoe – winner in 2018 and 2019 – shot a three over par round of 75 in the morning on the Bracken Course and saw his name climb steadily up the leaderboard as the day progressed and the mercury climbed to 33 degrees centigrade.The Worplesdon Golf Club member was joined on a two-round total of level par by Royal Ashdown Forest’s Smith.Smith started the round on four-under par after shooting 69 on day one on the Hotchkin Course. On day two he carded a round of 76 and climbed up a place in the rankings.A measure of the conditions was shown by the fact only one player in the field broke par.That honour fell to Torquay Golf Club’s Peter Bicknell who made three birdies in a one under par round of 71. The only blot on the scorecard was a double bogey on the par five, 14th hole.Attoe – who also won this event in 2015 – admitted this was a day where pars were golden and it was all about minimising damage rather than pushing for birdies.“The pins were tucked away and could have been for the Men’s Amateur last week and not the seniors this week,” confirmed the 61-year-old.“It was difficult to get an approach close and you were relying on some long first putts.“I think I said there might be some good scores in the tournament, but not on that course. Scores will be made on the Hotchkin.“It’s playable, but you need the first putt close and then tap it in for par“My putting was hit and miss yesterday and was worse today. The long game’s still good and I’ll be glad to get on the Hotchkin.“I’ve still got one hand on the trophy!”Local knowledge proved useful for the Woodhall Spa duo of Paul Wharton and Les Toyne.While others grew frustrated with quirky bounces and tricky, sloping greens Toyne and Wharton knew that scores in the mid-70s were not to be sniffed at and the equivalent of breaking even on a treacherous day for scoring.Both men shot 75 to finish the day on totals of one over par – just a shot adrift of the leaders and with all to play for in the final round back on the Hotchkin Course.Joining them on +1 is England international Rupert Kellock from Sunningdale (pictured above). A round of 76 has kept the former Welsh Open winner in the hunt for his own national title.First round leader Gareth Bradley couldn’t recapture his form from day one and fell down the order with a round of 80However, the Cheshire county captain starts the final day only three shots back and with good memories of six birdies from his opening round on the Hotchkin.It was also an interesting day on the Bracken for Tim Cooper from Bolton Lostock Golf Club. His approach to the 17th got stuck up a tree and son Ed had to come to the rescue. Fortunately for Cooper senior, the double bogey seven didn’t stop him making the cut.There are nine players within four shots of the leaders with 60 golfers making it through to the last day after the 36-hole cut fell at 13-over par.Details of the second round along with Saturday’s tee times can be found on the English Senior Men’s Amateur Championship homepage.Photography: Leaderboard Tags: Andrew Smith, English Senior Men’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Ian Attoe 7 Aug 2020 Senior Men’s Amateur – Day Two: Attoe and Smith tied as pack prepare to pounce last_img read more

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Cotter & Company off to Tim Horton’s Brier

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsFormer World Champion Rick Folk is heading back to the Brier. Only this time he’s going back as a coach.The Jim Cotter rink, which includes Folk’s son Kevin, defeated Neil Dangerfield of Victoria 6-4 in the final of the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Final Sunday at the Vernon Curling Club.Cotter & Company now represent B.C. at the Tim Horton’s Brier March 5-13 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ont.The Vernon/Kelowna rink had gone unbeaten in the 10-team round robin at 9-0, but lost the Page 1-2 game to Dangerfield, 5-4.That meant he needed to beat the winner of the Page 3-4 game, defending champion Jeff Richard, to advance to a rematch.  That he did, 8-4 to set up the showdown.In the final Cotter, third Ken Maskiewich, second Kevin Folk and lead Rick Sawatsky tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth before stealing a single point in the fifth end.After the sixth end was blanked, Cotter stole another single in the seventh to lead 5-3. The rinks exchanged points in the next two ends before Cotter ran Dangerfield out of rocks in the tenth.The Tom Buchy rink of Kimberley, the only Kootenay rep in the 10-team field, finished with a 3-6 record.Fred Thomson and Rob Nobert of the Nelson Curling Club are the last Nelsonites to represent the city at the Brier. The two were part of the Deane Horning rink that played at the Brier in 2005 at the Rexall Place in [email protected]last_img read more

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