LACONIA – The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction will hold information sessions for organizations interested in applying for funds from this year’s Auction. The hour-long sessions will be held at Leavitt Park at 338 Elm Street in Laconia on Tuesday, October 30 at 5pm and Wednesday, October 31 at 8am.
If your organization has tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code and/or public agency status; a primary base of operations in the Greater Lakes Region; and a proven history of providing value to the children of the local community; we want to hear from you.
Each organization’s funding request will be considered in four different categories: A, B, C, and D based on its need. Applications for needs that fit the Category A and urgent items classification, will be accepted until November 9. Applications for all other categories will be accepted until December 14.
The application has changed from 2016, so if you are an organization that has applied before, you may want to attend an information session and/or review the new application. Applications will be available at the information sessions as well as on the Children’s Auction website at www.childrensauction.com.
Tune in December 4-8 on 104.9 the Hawk, 101.5 WEEI, Atlantic Broadband Channel 12 and Lakes Region Public Access Channel 25, or online at ChildrensAuction.com. The Auction will broadcast live from the Belknap Mall in Laconia.
Teacher Education Information Night
Considering a career change? Reach for tomorrow; become a teacher!
CONCORD — On Thursday, November 1, NHTI will hold an Information Night for people interested its Teacher Education Conversion Programs (TECP). The TECP programs provide a path for persons with a bachelor’s or master’s degree to become quickly certified to teach:
The Information Night will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in NHTI’s Library Living Room.
New certificate is the only one of its kind in New Hampshire
CONCORD — NHTI, Concord’s Community College has launched a new certificate program in computed tomography, a medical imaging technology commonly known as a CT or CAT Scan.
The only certificate program of its type in New Hampshire, it is designed for professionals already certified in radiography, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine technology to add diagnostic medical applications of CT imaging to their skill set. Students can complete the 19-credit program within a year, and graduates are eligible to sit for the CT certification examination conducted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
“We are constantly looking for ways to add value to our curriculum and enhance the skills of our students across medical imaging disciplines,” said Michelle Wade, program coordinator for NHTI’s Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate program. “With an aging patient population, the large number of radiologic technologists reaching retirement age and the growing number of CT procedures performed each year, our graduates are in an excellent position to advance their career while providing much-needed care to people in their community.”
Protect your heart get your Flu Shot!
A recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of American Medical Association revealed that a flu shot significantly reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke for individuals who had prior cardiac disease.
The flu vaccine may, in the future become a vaccine for the prevention heart attacks.
Dr Jacob Udell, a cardiologist at Women's College Hospital commented “the flu vaccine may also be a vaccine against heart attacks”.
The results of the study are promising in that the study participants either had heart disease or risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking. The exciting news is that those who received the flu shot who recently suffered from a heart attack had a 55% lower risk of having a heart attack, stroke or heart failure. According to the study the higher your cardiovascular risks the greater the benefits your heart may receive from the flu shot (Udell et al., 2013)
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