Brownsville Herald in Brownsville, Texas 27 Jul 2015
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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Brownsville, Texas
Jem Sei Valley Texas every minute counts when its a stroke Quot a Quot of the Dot is not dissolving Harlingen a you re sitting with your family watching television or perhaps having inner or playing with your children. Wait a minute. Suddenly your goes numb. One Side of your body feels weak and you re exp i ending vision loss. Get to the Hospital. You re having a stroke. Every minute counts. And Call 911 for an ambulance know tooth to treat strokes said or. Victoria Parada a neurologist at Valley Baptist medical Center. Quot when a stroke patient comes to the or we run what is called a stroke Alert a she said. The Alert Means the patient is Given top priority to be seen by the emergency department physician. Valley Baptist medical Center is an advanced primary stroke Center. Harlingen medical Center does t have that designation. However Ginger Cunningham hmm trauma stroke program coordinator said the Hospital follows the same initial protocols As Valley Baptist Parada said the nurses and neurologist perform rapid assessments. Quot we run some tests rapidly and a cat scan of the head to make sure there s no blood in it she said. The cat scan checks to see if the stroke is caused by bleeding in the brain such As an aneurysm Parada said. That s called intracranial bleeding and requires a different form of treatment the More common Type of stroke an acute ischaemic stroke is usually caused by a piece of plaque breaking away from the arterial Wall. It moves through the circulatory system until it arrives at an artery or mood vessel that is too narrow for it to pass. This causes a blockage in the amount of blood entering the brain and a stroke occurs. To treat this kind of stroke most effectively the patient must arrive at the Hospital within three hours Parada said. The patient is Given what is commonly referred to As a Dot Buster a an intravenous tissue Plasmin Ogen activator through an in. The drug dissolves the clot and improves blood flow to the part of the brain affected by the blockage. San Benito stays in for Stone Garden by Kayleigh Sommer staff writer san Benito a the police department will continue its partnership with the government in operation Stone Garden. Earlier this week City commissioners enthusiastically approved a decision that would give the police department thousands of dollars in Grant Money. A total of $74,330 will be awarded to the department to fund overtime and for the first time Purchase a new Stone Garden patrol vehicle. Operation Stone Garden is a multimillion Dollar National Grant program that is geared toward enhancing coordination among local state and Federal Law enforcement agencies to secure toe Borders with Mexico Canada and International Waters. The funds can be used for additional Law enforcement personnel overtime pay travel and lodging for deployments. The Border Security Innia Tive is funded through toe department of Homeland Security and the Federal emergency management Agency. Police chief Martin Morales said his department has been participating in this initiative for several years. Quot this is the first time we have been awarded Money for overtime and a vehicle Quot he said. The vehicle will be used for duties outlined in toe Grant guidelines mainly to patrol along toe Border and san Benito streets Morales said. May Stul be Able to retract it with a Catheter she said. About to percent of the strokes Are acute ischaemic stroke. The other 20 percent Are Hemorrhagic strokes which involves intracranial bleeding. Quot they have procedures where they can repair those blood vessels she said. With acute ischaemic stroke toe sequence is triage evaluation Dot Buster and then if needed Dot the sooner a patient is administered the Dot Buster the faster it May dissolve the Dot and less of the brain will die Parada said. After three hours the effectiveness of the drug diminishes. Failure to eliminate the Dot quickly can result in Long term disability including impaired vision or Speed severe weakness or paralysis of Anre or legs and memory loss. Sometimes people will have a transient ischaemic attack More commonly known As a mini stroke. The patient will experience temporary numbness of the weakness of speech or some other of a stroke. However it r subsides and he or she tact on it Quot people think it went away a Parada said. The symptoms Are so mild and Brief the victim pays Little attention to it this is a big mistake Parada said. A mini strokes Are the markers that a stroke is coming a she it s a Golden Opportunity not to have a these mini strokes should be Given the same urgency As a full blown stroke. Someone needs to Call an ambulance. Quot those patients need to be transported and treated exactly Lite a stroke were happening because it May be a stroke that will happen in a few holes a she said. Several risk factors Tinq Pong Roan Wood High cholesterol Ami diabetes. They Are risk factors because they contribute to hardening of the arteries and cause plaque buildup. Women have some additional risk factors which include hormones from pregnancy. Women who have migraines with Aura Are also at risk. Aura refers to certain sensations right before the Onset of a migraine headache. Oral contraceptives could also contribute to a Dot. Most of toe time treatment requires a daily aspirin she said. A a Loans to to Central finance i to / i a r in it Jinn 1 >1 new state goal 60 percent of adults with a degree by 2030 by is be with an eve on keeping up with demographic changes and with other states countries the Texas higher education coordinating Board adopted a new overarching goal thursday get 60 recent of texans tween 25 and 34 a pos secondary degree or certificate by 2030. That will be a difficult task a Only 38 percent of texans in that demographic currently have such a degree. The Benchmark was set in the coordinating boards 15-year strategic plan which the Board unanimously approved at its regular meeting thursday. The plan called 60x30tx, was written by a committee of business and higher education leaders who expressed concerns that the state is falling behind other states and countries. bum about the hates higher education Bomi if Texas were its own country it would rank fifth in the world in educational attainment among residents Between is and 64 years old committee members said. But it Falls to 2sth in the world for people Between the Ages or 25 and 34. In addition educational attainment is far lower among Black and hispanic students. And Texas has the highest percentage of Black and hispanic students in the country. Finding ways to help those students get into College a and pay for it a will be vital to the states future the Agency said. A it is an urgent matter for Texas to increase our knowledge and skills to sustain and become globally competitive a said Woody Hunt chairman of the committee that wrote the plan. Quot to not do so has serious economic consequences for the state and our to succeed the state needs 550,000 students to earn a certificate associate bachelors or masters degree in Texas in 2030. In 2014, about 256.000 people achieved that goal. A being incremental is not a solution a said Hunt executive chairman of Hunt companies. Committee members said the goal is reachable. The states current Long term plan written in 2000, aimed to have 163.000 degrees awarded annually by 2015. The state achieved that in 2015. But other aspects of the current plan known As closing the gaps by 2015, have had mixed results. Its overarching goal was to raise Success Levels for hispanics Blacks and other underrepresented groups in higher education. In 2014, participation in higher education by hispanics Rose though at a slower rate than the benchmarks set by the coordinating Board. Meanwhile participation by Blacks has stayed on target Over the last is years but dropped in 2013 and 2014, according to the coordinating Board. The plan approved thursday urges More Success with those demographics. But its More of a statement of goals than a list of desired actions. Still its authors said they Are confident that state leaders can figure out a Way to succeed. A we have done our Best to be realistically ambitious a said Larry Faulkner vice chairman of the committee and former president of the University of Texas at Austin. Fire at Starr county paper recycling Plant damages Homes by Mustian neb1uiide2 staff writer Rio Grande City at least one family lost their Home after a massive fire at a recycling Plant saturday spread to the Suno Undag Homes in the Las Lomas neighbourhood. The fire broke out about 4 . Saturday at fiber management of Texas at 1 e. Sauz St two Homes caught fire overnight saturday in the 300 Block of Lopez Lane. One was a total loss and the other suffered minor damage said Rio Grande City fire chid Ricardo Reyes. There is a lot of soldering still and we Are just letting it bum itself out Reyes said. Quot we Are pushing some of the burning debris and piles near the surrounding Homes to the Center of the Blaze to make sure no other Homes Are a a a How n a ii i wow damage specialise a corp Coran Powers in conk Quot a a a on re s i financial Kis tor at on office bib 5464 824 Cill 565 5 i services a i in fyn i. A a i. R wow Rainbow i Coni 24 a Jefferson Brownsville to 78520 w i in tiut�h5-jt3-4s�?whi a Jho annatto for your special event thank you the Brownsville Herald family of publications would like to thank or. Juan Barrientez a Loyal Herald Reader for the past 15 years. Juan Barrientez or. Barrientez likes to be informed and enjoys Reading the sports Page. Than you for allowing us to serve you since 2000. Ehe of whetaly r Metal. A a Quot Ltd Quot. 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