Tech Note: Confluent Opens New Biomaterials Manufacturing Center
Confluent Medical Technologies (Confluent) has recently announced the completion of a new Biomaterials Manufacturing Center at their Textiles Center of Excellence in Warwick, Rhode Island.Confluent’s dedicated Biomaterials production space includes 2,500 square feet of ISO Class 8 certified cleanrooms.This manufacturing center is based in a stand-alone facility, separating it from our synthetic implantable textile production while still leveraging the expert team.Confluent sources commercially available biomaterials from customers or suppliers for processing, with each material vetted for safety and processability.Contact us at [email protected] to see how Confluent Medical Technologies can help bring your device to life.
29) As many as 8,000 nursing home residents in Florida were
(Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)About 8,000 nursing home residents in Florida were evacuated in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian from 47 nursing homes and 115 assisted living facilities as of Friday, according to the Florida Health Care Association.Details on whether residents would return to some of the evacuated facilities were not immediately available Monday morning.Our utility partners have been working with these buildings to get them restored as quickly as possible as they recognize them as a prioritized health care facility,” Florida Health Care Association spokesperson Kristen Knapp said in an email to CNN.“I can tell you that our hearts are with our heroic caregivers who have been working around the clock to keep their residents safe which is always the top priority.They have been working their plans and gone above and beyond to keep residents safe,” Knapp said.
Horse Ranch in Santa Barbara, CA using animal therapy for sober
The Ranch“Until one has loved a horse, a part of one’s soul remains un-awakened”Our Ranch is nestled in the mountains of Santa Barbara, CA, just a few minutes outside of town.With panoramic ocean views, our humble Ranch offers a peaceful environment that promotes relaxation, serenity, and healing.Equine Therapy is a practice that uses horses for emotional healing: horses reflect no judgement and are able to sense our emotional cues.Every experience with equine therapy is unique.Some of these exercises include: Obstacle coursesProcessingRidingGroomingPaintingHorses have clear boundaries so if a person tries to control a horse, it will not work.
5 Tips to Train Your Brain to Avoid Drugs: Cues, Habits & Rewards
They impact the part of the brain that makes you “feel good.” What part of the brain controls addiction?How can you train your brain to avoid drugs?First, it’s important to understand how habits work.Some habits aren’t as serious as addiction, but they all tend to follow this habit loop.Find Extra SupportYou may not be able to train your brain and break your habits on your own.
Because mental health includes our thoughts, feelings, and social behavior, mental health therapists help clients grow and heal in these areas.Starting Point Therapy GroupConsidering therapy?Starting Point Therapy Group provides the core tools and knowledge you need to start improving your mental health today.This class is covered by insurance as it is billed under group therapy.To learn more, or to sign-up for this group, talk to your therapist or call Behavioral Health at 712.755.5056.
A Guide to the Healing Hot Springs of Kyushu, Japan
Photo: Getty ImagesEnteringAt the entrance to every bathing facility, there will be an area to remove your shoes.Further inside there will be a second area to remove all of your clothing and leave your cell phone behind.Bathing pools are separated by gender—a blue flag marks the entrance for men, and a red flag marks the entrance for women.WashingBefore entering the hot spring, it’s essential that you wash your entire body.It is polite to use your small hand towel to dry your body off as best as possible before entering the changing area where larger drying towels await.
Oak Trees still recovering from winter storm
Many trees appear as healthy and vibrant as they have ever been, but littered in among the growing green are an equal – and seemingly arbitrary – population of barren oak trees.Oak trees remain stressed after Winter Storm Uri.(Texas A&M Forest Service photo)This bizarre phenomenon has intrigued professionals across the state – especially since oak trees, and particularly live oak trees, are known to be an incredibly resilient species.Followers of his Facebook page have submitted over 2,000 photos of struggling oak trees, including all varieties of species and from every single region of the state.Texas A&M Forest Service will continue to monitor and study the impact of winter storm Uri on our state’s trees.
Woman shares hilarious moment boyfriend mistook her positive
Most of us hear about someone getting a positive test result and we automatically think 'Covid', which led to great confusion, revealed a TikTok video.Photo / Getty ImagesMost of us hear about someone getting a positive test result and we automatically think 'Covid', which led to great confusion, revealed a TikTok video.Most of us hear about someone getting a positive test result and we automatically think "Covid".Hannah then tells her boyfriend, Charlie, that she now knows why she has been feeling ill, sending him a screenshot of a positive pregnancy test.Clearly confused Charlie tells Hannah to "hold on".
A Behavioral Health Hospital Takes Cues from Nature
Nature plays an important role in the Elkridge, Maryland, facility.More from MetropolisCannonDesign designed the rooms with large windows that bring in abundant light and give patients visual access to the lush landscape on the 50-acre campus.“The large amount of windows reinforce the idea of inside/outside and nature views,” architect Tim Rommel says.One of the goals for the 85-bed facility was to be different from the typical mental health institution, Trivedi says.The interiors of the hospital were designed with different color schemes that represent different areas in Maryland.
Success of post-fire plant recovery strategies varies with
4), historical fire season, climate type, vegetation type and functional plant groups.Historical fire season, climate type, vegetation type and functional plant groups were sufficiently represented in the literature to be included further in the analysis.Where there were multiple treatment group (non-historical season) fires (e.g., spring and autumn fires) compared to a single historical season fire (e.g., summer), we split the N of the historical season fire to avoid double counting of control groups108.From the 53 articles we examined, 51 articles focused on a single vegetation type, while two articles included plant responses from multiple vegetation types99,104.Data were dominated by comparisons between historical fire season and fires outside the historical fire season (N = 104).
1.5 Million Fruit Trees Planted Across India for Sustainability
Fruit Trees Change Lives: Reforestation Across India to reduce hunger in rural farming communitiesDespite ongoing challenges like local lockdowns and restrictions on movement, our amazing on-ground partner planted a total of 1,533,930 fruit trees to restore 1,553 hectares of land in India last year.The plantings were distributed across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, India.As the trees grow, they'll help alleviate hunger and poverty while fighting pollution and climate change across rural India.Fruit Trees Change LivesWhen intercropped with seasonal vegetables, a grove of 100 fruit trees provides nutritional meals and sustainable income to a family of 4, helping to reduce migration into urban areas.In addition to providing social benefits, the trees planted will grow food and shelter for insects, bees, small animals, and birds.
6 ways to help you heal after the loss of a parent
You might be asking yourself how will you get through the next Mother’s Day or Father’s Day?She provides counseling in group and one-on-one settings to people of all ages who have experienced the loss of a parent.“Days like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day put a lot of pressure on people,” Diane says.Diane recalls one client who planned to write a greeting card to place on her mother’s headstone on Mother’s Day.Feeling gratitude for the time you did have with your parent can help.