Wanee Festival Confirms Jam-Packed Lineup For 2017 Event

first_imgAfter accidentally leaking their lineup last week, Wanee Festival has formally revealed their initial roster of 2017 performing artists. As previously reported, Wanee will see headlining sets from Bob Weir (2 days), Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule and Dark Star Orchestra (2 sets). The festival will run from April 20th through the 22nd, at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.The full lineup includes Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Les Brers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Blackberry Smoke, Leftover Salmon (music of Neil Young), Matisyahu, The Greyboy Allstars, Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass, Papadosio, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fu (music of David Bowie & Prince), DJ Logic, Kung Fu, Pink Talking Fish, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Devon Allman Band, Marcus King Band, Yeti Trio and Brothers & Sisters.There will also be a festival pre-party on April 19th, hosted by Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band. You can see all of this info in the poster below, or on the festival’s official website.last_img read more

Checklist and coaching program in India markedly improved childbirth care but did not reduce death rates

first_imgA checklist and coaching intervention to improve facility-based childbirth care and reduce deaths of women and newborns in India achieved significant gains in the quality of care during labor and delivery, but the improvements were insufficient to reduce death rates, according to a new study.The BetterBirth study is one of the largest ever conducted in maternal-newborn health, with more than 300,000 women and newborns. It is also the first study to rigorously demonstrate large-scale, broad-based improvement in care during the 48-hour period of labor and delivery when women and newborns face the greatest risk of death and complications.The study appears in the Dec. 14, 2017 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.The research was led by Ariadne Labs, a joint center of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, in partnership with the Governments of India and Uttar Pradesh; Community Empowerment Lab in Lucknow, India; Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Belgaum, India; Population Services International, and the World Health Organization. It was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.The quality of care around the time of childbirth has been recognized globally as a major contributor to the persistently high rates of preventable maternal and infant deaths in childbirth, even though more women are delivering babies at facilities.  The WHO’s Safe Childbirth Checklist was designed to target the seven major causes of death by helping birth attendants consistently follow basic practices such as handwashing and use of clean gloves to prevent infection.In this randomized study conducted from 2014 to 2016, birth attendants and managers at 60 rural health centers in Uttar Pradesh were coached on use of the WHO’s Safe Childbirth Checklist … Sixty matched facilities that did not receive the intervention served as comparison sites … After two months of coaching, birth attendants completed 73 percent of the essential birth practices, 1.7 times better than the control arm at 42 percent … At twelve months, four months after the coaching ended, completion of checklist items persisted at 62 percent percent, 1.4 times better than control facilities, which remained unchanged. There was no difference between intervention and control sites, however, in stillbirths, seven-day newborn mortality, and seven-day maternal mortality and morbidity. Perinatal mortality, for instance, was 47 deaths per 1,000 live births in both groups.“Overall, we found that coaching birth attendants and managers to use the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist produced greater adherence to essential birth practices, representing significant improvements in care for women and newborns,” said BetterBirth Director Dr. Katherine Semrau, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and lead author.“This was the first rigorous study of deploying checklists and coaching at large scale,” said Ariadne Labs Executive Director Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard Chan School professor and senior co-author, who helped lead the development of the Safe Childbirth Checklist with WHO. “The results demonstrated impressive behavior change. Now we in public health must identify the additional ingredients required to produce the complete recipe for saving lives at childbirth.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

David C. Abplanalp

first_imgDavid retired from Cummins after 35 years of service.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg and of the Knights of Columbus.  He was an avid golfer who also enjoyed playing cards, especially Solo or Oldenburg Rummy.  David liked to spend time shooting his guns at the Oldenburg Conservation Club with friends so he could ‘bring home the bacon.’  Most of all he loved spending time and being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.He will be dearly missed by his wife Pamela; son, Jeff (Darlene) Abplanalp of Columbus, IN, daughter, Jan (Greg) Moody of Columbus, IN; 5 grandchildren, Jeremiah (Laurie) Abplanalp, Eric (Hannah) Moody, Matthew (Samantha) Abplanalp, Kyle (Brittaney) Moody, and Rachel (Travis) Wiley; 6 great grandchildren, Marshall, Cheyanne, Austin, Natalie, Meredith and Wade; siblings Ronald Abplanalp and Patricia Woolf. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marjorie White.A memorial mass will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 12:00PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg.  Fr. John Meyer officiating. David was a big supporter of Right to Life, so in lieu of flowers his family suggests donations be made to organizations supporting that cause. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com David C. Abplanalp, age 75 of Hartsville, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.  The son of Harry and Norma Abplanalp (nee: Fristch) was born on July 16, 1942 in Batesville, IN.  On August 2, 1960 he married Pamela Westerfeld in Batesville.last_img read more

Alumnae petition for rape kits and sexual assault nurses at Engemann

first_imgThe petition, which had 1,519 signatures at the time of publication, calls for increased resources at the Engemann Student Health Center, such as rape kits and a sexual assault nurse. (Daily Trojan file photo) According to results from the 2015 Campus Climate Survey, 23% of undergraduate female students have experienced nonconsensual sexual touching during their time at USC. With this statistic in mind, Now What, an organization founded by five USC alumnae, is calling for the Engemann Student Health Center to provide students with rape kits and a sexual assault nurse. “I think when students are asking for rape kits, they see the rape kit but don’t necessarily see all the other stuff — the processes, the practices, the procedures that go along with making a rape kit,” Ingram said. Straus said she is particularly concerned with the extra time traveling to Santa Monica takes from the 72-hour window survivors have to get a rape kit and students’ desire to be treated on campus. She also said the advocates would facilitate student’s aftercare and help guide them through the University’s resources. Located about 30 minutes from campus, the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center features a secluded floor that specializes in support and care for victims. It is also connected to an emergency room to treat injuries incurred by survivors — a resource Engemann lacks. Additionally, the center is one of the only in the nation that stores forensic evidence indefinitely. “I think we all wonder how USC prioritizes its money,” Latiff said. Latiff said she believes the university should put more money toward student health, particularly for female students. Inspired by a similar petition at the University of North Texas, the alumnae originally started the petition for a class project, but hope it will bring change to USC. Latiff said she believes the investment in gaining the ability to administer rape kits on campus is worth it. “We will bring on advocates to accompany survivors to crisis centers,” Ingram said. “The side we’re fighting for is [having more resources] on campus,” Straus said. According to Straus, the problem is one of accessibility. She said having a full-time sexual assault nurse who can provide trauma care and administer rape kits should be a priority. However, without offering rape kits on campus, some students like Seanna Latiff, a rising sophomore majoring in art, say that USC is failing to provide for survivors.center_img According to Ingram, Los Angeles County law establishes specific and strict criteria for rape kits and the institutions that can administer them. She said the most difficult requirement for Engemann to meet is access to acute medical care because it is not part of a hospital.   USC Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Services Director Brenda Ingram said the University is home to RSVP, which provides a range of resources for survivors including counseling, Title IX services and other psychosocial care. According to Chief Health Officer Sarah Van Orman, Engemann and the Department of Public Safety also offer free transportation to the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, the closest place for survivors to get rape kits. “A lot of students will be hesitant to go because of the distance or the travel,” Straus said. Straus said Now What is planning on sending the petition to faculty, deans, Engemann officials and other USC administrators. “I think [the petition] is very necessary, and it shows that USC is not offering a system of support to survivors and instead is proving to be negligent to the fact that there is rape occurring on campus,” Latiff said. “They have the ability to support the victims; instead, they’d rather have them sent to Santa Monica alone, which is not anything anybody actually wants to do.” Van Orman and Ingram said the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center offers a level of care and expertise that cannot be replicated at Engemann. “We have a great connection with one of the best treatment centers in the country, but we are also one of the largest research institutions, so there should be [more resources] on campus,” Straus said. While Ingram and Van Orman don’t believe Engemann will offer rape kits in the near future, they are hopeful about a new RSVP initiative. “I really view rape treatment centers as highly, highly specialized, and we’re fortunate that the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center is actually probably the leading center in the nation,” Van Orman said. “I want [every] student who is in need of these services to have access to the best possible care team of people with the best expertise and that is not something we can build here.” “I tried to get maybe 100 signatures and posted it to two Facebook groups, and it got over 1,000 signatures in over a week and a half,” said Cara Straus, one of Now What’s co-founders. Natalie Oganesyan contributed to this report.last_img read more