The best medicine for 2020: The Finger Awards by Comedy for Change

If laughter is the best medicine, the Finger Awards sponsored by the organization Comedy for Change will be particularly welcome this year.The awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony as part of the British Television conference. It will be broadcast live on December 4 on Content London at 4 p.m. GMT.“We had over 100 candidates this year and we are going to give a special award for COVID-19 projects. There are some surprisingly strong candidates from Vietnam, Bahrain, and Pakistan,” said Omri Marcus, the director of the competition and the founder of Comedy for Change, which spotlights comedy that is both funny and enlightening.British comedian and former TV executive Cally Beaton will host Friday’s online ceremony. Beaton has incredibly funny Twitter and Instagram feeds, which are worth checking out if you need something to laugh about.Ricky Gervais will receive an award for his contribution to comedy, an honor he will likely refer to as “getting the Finger.”Among this year’s finalists are “Medical Bill Art,” a clip from by MSCHF that shows medical bills made into paintings, which were sold for over $73,000 in order to pay, what else? – medical bills.“Naked Ballots” by RepresentUS in the US features naked celebrities – including Sarah Silverman, Josh Gad and Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat (who actually appears fully clothed) – urging voters to mail in their ballots right away.

Other finalists’ clips lampoon the coronavirus crisis, including a Vietnamese film that features the Corona Dance, which raises awareness of the need for hand washing, and “Stay at Home” from Bahrain, which features pajama-clad people who have won medals for performing mundane tasks at home.Marcus was a writer on the comedy series Eretz Nehederet when he was in his early 20s and has written for and created several comic and reality series. He is also the head of Screenz Originals, a global company that creates entertainment-driven, interactive customer experiences, and he volunteers as head of publicity for Eye from Zion, a humanitarian organization that performs free surgeries in Third World countries. The organization, established by his father in 2007, has saved the sight of hundreds of people (mainly children) around the world.His motto is, “Changing the world, one joke at a time.”

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A promotion and awards for Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Slidell Memorial | St. Tammany community news

Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, has promoted Tilly Gard to its trauma program director role.

Gard has been with Lakeview Regional since 2012, serving most recently as trauma program manager. Under her leadership, Lakeview Regional achieved the first Level III ACS Trauma Verification in the state with no deficiencies, a Lakeview spokeswoman said.

Gard was the recipient of the Frist Humanitarian Award in 2018 for Lakeview Regional and HCA MidAmerica Division. She was also honored in 2012 as a Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana. Gard earned prior clinical experience from hospitals all over the southeastern region of Louisiana. 

“A critical component of our trauma program is leadership, and as we progress on our trauma journey and advance trauma care in our region, I cannot think of a more qualified leader than Tilly Richard-Gard,” said Hiral Parel, Lakeview Regional CEO. “Tilly has led many significant components of our program — performance improvement, community outreach and research, to name just a few.

“I look forward to the future of our trauma program — it is in excellent hands with Tilly Gard, Dr. Marco Hidalgo and the entire team.”

She is a native of Louisiana and attended Nicholls State University College of Nursing. She received her nursing degree from University of Southwestern Louisiana College of Nursing in Lafayette. She is a member of the Louisiana State Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Emergency Nurses Association, Louisiana Emergency Nurses Association, American Trauma Society, Society of Trauma Nurses, and American Society of Perioanesthesia Nurses.

For more information about Lakeview Regional, please visit lakeviewregional.com or call (985) 867-380

Slidell Memorial applauded for commitment to stroke care

Slidell Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment based on nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Slidell Memorial earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.

These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions

The hospital also received the Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed with more than 90% of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.”

Additionally, Slidell Memorial met specific scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department.

“We are pleased to recognize Slidell Memorial for their commitment to stroke care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairman of the Quality Oversight

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American Brain Tumor Association Awards 11 Research Grants to Advance Brain Tumor Research

American Brain Tumor Association Awards 11 Research Grants to Advance Brain Tumor Research

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CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2020

CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the nation’s first nonprofit organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing education and information across all tumor types, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) persists in its mission, announcing today the investment of $368,000 towards 11 new research grants to foster innovation in diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors in adults and children.

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The ABTA’s grant program plays an integral role in advancing the understanding and treatment of brain tumors. Dedicated to investing in early-stage investigators who have unique perspectives to drive the future of brain tumor science and treatment, the ABTA provides research grants to medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and early-career faculty. This investment is even more critical with the COVID-19 pandemic shifting research priorities and impacting government funding for brain tumor research.

“We are excited to continue our legacy of supporting innovative research and early-career researchers, especially during this challenging time. With almost $33 million invested to date, the ABTA is committed to funding the research that will one day lead to cures,” said Nicole Willmarth, Ph.D., chief mission officer, ABTA.

With the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF) investing more than $100,000 to support three research projects, the ongoing partnership between the ABTA and SBTF exemplifies the strengths of the ABTA’s rigorous grant selection process and accelerates the research investments of both organizations.

“The vast potential of the new projects we fund and the incredible efforts by the researchers, renews my optimism that better treatments are on the horizon. Our collaborations with organizations, like SBTF, amplify our ability to achieve our common goal of improving outcomes for brain tumor patients,” said Nicole Willmarth.

This year’s slate of research investigates critical areas in neuro-oncology research including experimental therapeutics, the role of the immune system and immunotherapies, as well as factors that modify gene function in brain tumor cells.

The ABTA congratulates the 2020 grant recipients listed below. To learn more about the grant recipients and their research projects, visit https://www.abta.org/research/research-funding-impact/.

Basic Research Fellowships are two-year, $100,000 grants awarded to post-doctoral fellows who are mentored by established and nationally-recognized experts in the neuro-oncology field.

  • Emily Darrow, Ph.D., St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • Tyler Miller, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital

Discovery Grants are one-year, $50,000 grants supporting cutting-edge, innovative approaches that have the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment standards of care for either adult or pediatric brain tumors.

  • Munjal Acharya, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

  • Lan Hoang-Minh, Ph.D., University of Florida

  • Gary Kohanbash, Ph.D., Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Medical Student Summer Fellowships are $3,000 grants awarded to medical students to conduct brain tumor research projects under the guidance of neuro-oncology experts. Through these grants, the ABTA seeks to encourage physician-scientists to enter and remain in the brain tumor field.

  • Hasan Alrefai, B.S., University of Alabama at

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Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards with 7 wins each: ‘Music remains medicine’

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Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee each claimed seven wins Wednesday night at the pandemic-delayed Billboard Latin Music Awards. 

Bad Bunny won artist of the year, the night’s top honor, as well as top Latin album for “X 100PRE” and songwriter of the year. He did not attend the ceremony.

Daddy Yankee won six of his awards for his hit “Con Calma,” which featured the 1990s artist Snow. His honors included the hot Latin song aware, and song of the year honors for streaming and airplay and digital platforms.



Daddy Yankee wearing sunglasses posing for a photo: Bad Bunny, left, accepts the award for social artist of the year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25, 2019, in Las Vegas and Daddy Yankee accepts the award for favorite male artist at the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Oct. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show.


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Bad Bunny, left, accepts the award for social artist of the year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25, 2019, in Las Vegas and Daddy Yankee accepts the award for favorite male artist at the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Oct. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show.

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The reggaeton star dedicated the first of his awards to those who had lost loved ones due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. “Music remains medicine,” he said.

Actress Gaby Espino hosted the ceremony, which aired live on Telemundo from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The event had a red carpet, but no audience.

Mexican romance singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero received a Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony. Enrique Iglesias was honored as Billboard’s Top Latin Artist of All Time. 

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee were also recognized for “Despacito,” which was named song of the decade.

The ceremony, rescheduled from April to October, took place in-person at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. It featured a limited audience, but had most of the trappings of a pre-pandemic awards show including a red carpet and live performances. 

Billboard and NBCUniversal, Telemundo’s parent company, said they put a number of safety measures in place to mitigate risk of performers and crew members contracting COVID-19.

Five stages were constructed: a central stage for Espino and four outlying stages for performers, which allowed sets to be sanitized between acts and helped facilitate social distancing. 

“It’s certainly unprecedented for us,” Jeff Mayzurk, Telemundo’s executive vice president of operations and technology, told USA TODAY. “It’s almost like producing four separate shows.”

Contributing: Gary Dinges and Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY; the Associated Press

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Participants Of The 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards

Take Care New York (TCNY) 2020 is the City’s blueprint for providing every single New Yorker the possibility to reside a healthier life. As an academic, Parente has played a part in the Obamacare fight, providing supportive evaluation of separate proposals by Residence Speaker Paul Ryan and then-Rep. I think I was so floored by the discovery that my acquaintance had died in a state (MA) where we have had mandatory health insurance coverage for a long time.

Rosante is proof that living a balanced, wholesome lifestyle can be exciting and reasonably priced. About Blog – HCITExperts was formed with the coming together of the specialists in the Healthcare and IT fields to deliver planet class services to our consumers with the good quality in delivery and with the capacity in delivering value to our clients.

If we really want to reform health care, in the small time we might have just before our health care bubble bursts, we will want to take sturdy action against health care corruption. Late this afternoon, the California Division of Public Health (CDPH) emailed a cell phone guidance document, entitled “Cell Phones and Health,” to Melody Gutierrez, a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who attended our court hearing.

Esposito referred the Telegram to Alan Wolf, the media relations manager for UNC Health Care and UNC REX Healthcare. In most nations, the financing of health care services characteristics a mix of all 5 models, but the precise distribution varies across nations and over time inside nations.

In the United States, primary care physicians have begun to deliver primary care outside of the managed care (insurance coverage-billing) system by means of direct primary care which is a subset of the much more familiar concierge medicine Physicians in this model bill sufferers directly for services, either on a pre-paid month-to-month, quarterly, or annual basis, or bill for every single service in the workplace.…

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