The Wall Still A Heated Topic

The Wall Still a Heated Topic post by Charles Laverty

LA times article Trump California Border

I am always amazed at this conversation or debate, the wall is still a heated topic.  For the life of me, I can’t figure out why this can’t be resolved. I am guessing it is that our friends in Washington just want to use immigration for their own political agenda, otherwise, why can’t we fix this issue.

According to reports there are 11 million people living in the United States.  I am sure, 98 percent of these people are hardworking, family people whom have values and do nothing criminally or don’t have any criminal record.

The Wall is Not The Answer

Why is it so difficult to make this people legal citizens of the United States. Put a program in place that maybe gives them 3 years to become a citizen and if they don’t do that, they get deported back to their original country. Children who were born here and know no other country make legal citizens immediately.

Common sense can easily resolve this crazy situation and take the talking points away from cable TV.  I don’t believe we need walls we just need a common sense approach and resolve this issue.

Trump made a visit to the border and I am responding to this article found here from the Los Angeles Times.

 

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Student Walk Outs

Student Walk Outs Not Going to Solve post by Charles Laverty

Student Walk Outs

Student walk outs is not the answer to resolve the gun issue. When Trump was elected he spoke about the Washington lobbyists. He said that was a cancer he was going to stop the flow of money to congress people and Senators. That should have happened, but of course never did.

The NRA is fine but they should be prohibited from giving money to political figures. There are many different laws that could be passed to solve the gun issue but as always, the money talks.

We need guns off the streets, we need the film industry to stop making movies that show guns killing people left and right and we need parents, single or married, to have family values with their children.

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POTUS Announcing Heavy Tariffs on Some Imports

Steel and Aluminum tariffs from POTUS post by Charles Laverty

Trump Announces Plans For Heavy Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports

The President’s announcement of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is long overdue. For decades, the American steel and aluminum industries have suffered.

They have suffered under unfair competition from foreign firms.  These firms are taking advantage of lax environmental laws,unfair labor rates and, in some cases, energy subsidization.

The announced tariffs will help level the playing field, providing US businesses the opportunity to again compete fairly in the American market. This initiative will create high paying American jobs, in America, for America.

The article I read can be found here.

 

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E-Cigarettes in Gummy Bear Flavors

E-Cigarettes post by Charlie Laverty

E –CIGARETTES

E-Cigarettes are a very big thing today.  My jaw dropped when I read that they have gummy bear and candy flavored ones now.  I believe too, that these companies are trying to appeal to young people.  Discussions that e-cigarettes are also a gateway form for future cigarette use.

THERE IS NO FORM OF TOBACCO THAT IS GOOD FOR ANYONE. Testing and results have shown the impact of e-cigarettes has upon heart disease.

People think not me, I’m too healthy but they could be destroying their lungs, and increasing the risk of heart attacks. There is no amount of nicotine that can be good for anyone, anytime or anyplace.

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Obesity in our Youth

Obesity in our Youth post by Charles Laverty photo-credit unknown

Obesity in our Youth

In this article I read, obesity has now become a problem for children in the age bracket of 2 to 5 years of age.  This is astounding to me.   

This is a real problem with children as there is some much time spent on IPads, cell phones and TV games. In turn, team sports have decreased, playing outdoors has decreased and diets are filed with many foods that add calories.

Parents need to take an active role in making sure their children are healthy. That is a tough statement as all parents care about their children.

However, parents set examples every day with this child. Most parents don’t realize that their children do notice them not eating right and exercising.  This vision of their parents has a dramatic effect upon the child.  A child’s diet is also so critical.  They should be eating fruit instead of donuts, salads and vegetables instead of mac and cheese, etc.

Parental influence can change the obesity problem with children.

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How Advanced Bifurcation Systems is Taking on Heart Disease

Charles Laverty is CEO of Advanced Bifurcation Systems

Tackling a Global Pandemic

ABS was founded because there’s a real need for improvements in the way we approach the global heart disease problem. Current methods for treating heart disease aren’t always successful. 7.4 million people die from a heart attack every year. Several new technologies could change that and our innovative new stenting platform is one of them. We hope that human clinical trials and FDA review will show that it could reduce the need for open-heart surgery and improve the quality of life for patients suffering from heart disease.

How the ABS System Works

One of the most difficult procedures for heart surgeons is trying to place stents in branched arteries. The ABS system is designed to simplify the process and replace most open-heart surgeries with a less invasive procedure that can be performed as a day surgery.

Open-heart surgery is a stressful experience for the patient and many suffer depression after their operation. A simple day procedure would reduce their anxiety and allow them to return to their daily lives without a significant recovery period.

The method works by using a dual catheter system to place stents in both the mother and daughter vessels of a branched artery at the same time. The technology is self-aligning as well, to reduce the risk of errors and it’s simple to perform. Most cardiac surgeons will be able to perform the procedure without much training.

A Major Part of the Puzzle

The ABS system isn’t the only breakthrough we hope could aid in reducing deaths from heart disease. New technologies in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, apps, and wearable devices are also part of the solution. It’s not difficult to imagine the risk of death from a heart attack being cut in half in the next decade. Technology is allowing people to live longer and healthier lives. I think that Advanced Bifurcation Systems is a major piece of the puzzle along with these other technologies.

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Research Linking Crash Diets and Deterioration in Heart Function

Charles Laverty Blog On Research Connecting Crash dieting and Heart Stress

Transient Deterioration From Short Term Increase in Heart Fat Content

Research on the health impact of crash diets conducted at the Oxford Centre for Magnetic Resonance at Oxford University found some interesting results. Obese patients on meal replacement diets were  600 to 800 kcal per day for 56 days. While insulin and fat levels did decrease the first week, heart fat levels increased about 44% in the study in the first week. In the first week body fat (of course), visceral fat and liver fat all fell and the patients displayed improvements in insulin resistance, fasting total cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and blood pressure.

Short Term Stresses On Heart Possible

By the end of the study the heart fat levels had improved beyond where they had started so these diets do display a number of health benefits. Doctors warned that people with heart disease or other cardiovascular conditions should discuss these diets with a health care professional before hand to ensure they can handle the short term impacts.

Dr Rayner said: “The metabolic improvements with a very low calorie diet, such as a reduction in liver fat and reversal of diabetes, would be expected to improve heart function. Instead, heart function got worse in the first week before starting to improve.”

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Noise Linked To Heart Disease Factors

Chrles Laverty Blog post On Noise and Hart Disease reserch

Stress From Environmental Commotion May Be The Cause

Researches have found linkages between environmental sounds, such as those from airplanes and road noise can contribute to the risk factor for heart disease. Research like this is critical since 800 people every minute die of heart disease and that number will go up more than 25% in about 7 years. They linked risk factors including diabetes and hypertension. Turbulent sounds are associated with oxidative stress, vascular dysfunction, autonomic imbalance and metabolic abnormalities.

Thomas Munzel, MD, lead author of the review and director of the Department of Internal Medicine at University Medical Center Mainz, Johannes Cutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, said, “as the percentage of the population exposed to detrimental levels of transportation noise are rising, new developments and legislation to reduce noise are important for public health.”

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