EMT Spotlight for July

Chief Phil Walter introduces the most recently hired EMT in North Baltimore……

 July EMT Spotlight–Cody Bachorik, EMT-B

I am proud to introduce Cody Bachorik, EMT-B as North Baltimore EMS’s July Spotlight EMT, and most recent addition to our EMS Family. Cody also runs EMS full time with Hanco Emergency Medical Services in Findlay Ohio. He is a graduate of Liberty Benton High School, as well as trade school after graduation. Cody loves the outdoors, spending off time shooting, hunting and fishing.   

Cody Bachorik, EMT-B


Cody is currently taking his prerequisites in order to get into Paramedic School in the near future.   

Cody has already presented himself during his interviews and training as a very qualified and skilled addition to North Baltimore EMS Team. I have heard very good comments from co-workers at Hanco EMS. I am sure we are going to see great things from Cody in the future. I wish him the best in Paramedic School.

 Cody, I Thank You in advance for your service for the needs of the residents of North Baltimore and Henry Twp. 

 Note#

The North Baltimore EMS Spotlight has been created to introduce the members of the North Baltimore EMS, to the citizens of North Baltimore and Henry Twp. My goal is for all the citizens to recognize all the members of the EMS. In my experience it is always good to see a familiar face in those times when the EMS is need. 

Phil Walter II

NB EMS Chief

Feeling stressed? Here are 6 ways running can address today’s anxiety

The right kind of stress can actually make the body more resilient……

(BPT) – If you’ve ever experienced that almost Zen sense of calm just after a workout, you understand the positive effects exercise can have on your mental health.

By now, most people know about the physical health benefits achievable through running and other fitness activities. But in these mentally and emotionally taxing times, it’s more important than ever to understand how exercise can help control the stress and anxiety we feel in response.

“It may seem counterintuitive that exercise, a form of physical stress, can help the body manage general stress levels,” notes the American Psychological Association. “But the right kind of stress can actually make the body more resilient. Many experts believe routine exercise is as powerful in treating anxiety and mood disorders as antidepressants.”

Licensed psychologist and coach for women’s running program Moms on the Run Anshan Moore Eckard stresses the importance of channeling our stress into healthy avenues when life starts to seem overwhelming.

“It is really important to focus on the things we can control,” she says. “Right now, that is what we do in our own lives and in our own homes, continuing to do the things we know work (exercise, healthy eating habits, good quality and adequate sleep, staying connected with friends and loved ones), and letting go of the things that don’t. I encourage people to focus on what opportunities may lie during this time.”

Because running is easy to do, requires no specialized equipment and can be done inside or out, it can be one of the most efficient and effective methods of protecting ourselves from stress and anxiety. Here are key facts to know about running and stress relief.

1. Running releases endorphins. The feel-good neurotransmitters interact with your brain to reduce perceived pain and trigger positive feelings that can mimic the effects of morphine.

2. Group running can promote social wellness. Positive interactions with others can help us feel better about ourselves and ward off depression. That’s one advantage of supportive group running programs like Moms on the Run, which bring together like-minded women who want to initiate or improve running skills while having fun at the same time. MOTR members often use their workout time to catch up on each other’s lives, vent about their daily challenges and support each other’s fitness journeys. Others prefer to run safely and quietly with their groups while listening to music or inspirational podcasts, concentrating on moving, breathing and sweating as a way of releasing the day’s concerns.

3. Running need not be time-consuming. Most people can obtain significant relief from anxiety by running five times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each time. Frequent runs are more important to your mental health than long runs, though both can be beneficial.

4. Running teaches our bodies to handle stress. Because strenuous activity mimics the bodily responses produced by anxiety, it shows our bodies how to manage anxiety without getting overwhelmed, according to the APA report.

5. Running can improve our sleep. Studies suggest running and other regular exercise can help produce healthier, more restful sleep and reduce insomnia, leaving you more able to cope with life demands in the daytime.

6. Running provides a sense of accomplishment. The discipline and routine of running can act as a form of self-care by raising our confidence and giving us a sense of control in an uncertain world. “Prioritizing self-care practices like exercise can result in a cascade effect of other healthy habits, like eating nutritiously, socializing with others and getting a good night’s sleep,” reports the APA. “All that can improve depression symptoms.”

Ask the fitness specialists at Moms on the Run how a structured running program can help reduce your stress and anxiety. The nationally franchised program for women of all ages and abilities — not just moms — offers year-round training formats, including virtual services during COVID.

A Simply Nutritious Salad

Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe!

(Family Features)As one of the simplest ways to make family meals healthier, adding fruits and vegetables to everyday dishes can also provide a flavorful path to a more nutritious eating plan. With a dish like this Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad, you can put a veggie-focused meal on the table in next to no time.

Find more recipes, tips and resources for living a healthier lifestyle at American Heart Association.

Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe!

Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad

Recipe courtesy of the American Heart Association
Servings: 6

  • 2          cans (15 1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added or low-sodium black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1          can (15 1/4 ounces) low-sodium or no-salt-added whole-kernel corn
  • 1          package (8 1/2 ounces) brown rice, microwaved according to package directions and broken into small pieces
  • 2          medium ribs celery, chopped
  • 1          medium bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4       cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1          tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1          tablespoon water
  • 1/8       teaspoon black pepper
  1. In large bowl, stir peas, corn, rice, celery, pepper, parsley, olive oil, water and black pepper until combined.

Nutritional information per serving: 231 calories; 10 g protein; 7 g fiber.

SOURCE:
American Heart Association and Aramark

The Public Health Threat No One Talks About: Loneliness

Spotting loneliness in yourself or someone you love can be difficult…..

(News For Older Americans)

(NAPS)—There is a public health threat looming across the United States that’s not visible to most but affects nearly half of all Americans daily: loneliness. Social isolation is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is twice as harmful as obesity. Worst of all, loneliness is a contributing factor in senior suicides, which are rising in the U.S. While it is not something people like to think about, now more than ever, Americans must remove the stigma around mental health and spread awareness to better combat loneliness.

Many of the 12 million Americans over age 65 who live alone struggle the most with lack of companionship and isolation  during the winter. Whenever physical or travel challenges keep seniors from attending family gatherings, seniors can suffer from prolonged loneliness that can quickly manifest into more serious issues.

Too much time alone can be bad for your health, but modern technology can help keep you connected.

Loneliness does not have to be synonymous with getting older or with aging in place. Here are tips on how to help keep loneliness—and its negative health effects—at bay:

•Intervene early: Spotting loneliness in yourself or someone you love can be difficult. The most common physical and behavioral signs of loneliness include persistent sadness, impaired cognitive performance, lower self-esteem, or lack of motivation and energy. Early intervention can positively affect one’s quality of life, so it’s important to address these symptoms as soon as possible before they become overwhelming.

•Leverage technology: Technology can play a key role in reducing loneliness, ensuring seniors are always connected to loved ones and care teams who can monitor and interact with them. For example, Philips Cares is a mobile application that helps connect seniors who are subscribers to Philips Lifeline service with their family and friends, helping to enable these caregivers to be there for their aging loved ones, easing and enriching their aging journey.

•Make a connection: Connecting with people, purpose and passions will help eliminate feelings of isolation. Consider organizing a reoccurring social gathering, such as a book club or a group fitness class. Explore local activities organized by a senior community center or find a National Council of Aging program through www.ncoa.org/ncoa-map.

Learn More

For further facts about the latest technology to help seniors stay connected with their care circle, visit https://philips.to/2MGDqLm or call (855) 223-7395.

RV Owners are the Surprise Financial Success Story of the Year

Unprecedented RV rental demand from cautious travelers has made owning an RV the go-to entrepreneurial venture of the year…

(Money Matters) Thursday, July 9, 2020

(NAPSI)—Millions of Americans who own an RV have it parked in their driveway or a storage facility for the better part of the year. With many families wary of airplanes and hotels these days, it may be time to consider renting your rig to make some serious cash.

Unprecedented RV rental demand from cautious travelers has made owning an RV the go-to entrepreneurial venture of the year.

 

According to peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace RVshare, RV bookings have reached unprecedented levels of demand, increasing more than 1,600% since the beginning of April and already tripling 2019 figures. As a result, RV owners are poised to capitalize on the surge of families discovering the unique and adventurous nature of RV travel for the first time.

In fact, the average RV owner who rents on the RVshare platform can earn up to $60,000 a year in rental income. The amount of money you can make from renting your RV can vary based on the type of vehicle you own. 

The most in-demand rentals on RVshare are Class C vehicles, which strike a great balance between features and price, making them popular with first-time renters. Class C rentals have an earning potential of $38,000 a year.  Class B vehicles, or camper vans, are the fastest growing in popularity on RVshare. With demand skyrocketing for these units, Class B rentals can earn up to $30,000 a year when listed on RVshare.

“During this time of financial instability, an RV can be converted into a significant money-making asset that many owners may not have previously considered,” said RVshare CEO Jon Gray. “For those who do not own an RV, now may be the time to invest. It’s not just pocket change that RV rentals can bring in.”

You can offset much or all of the cost of RV ownership from rental income. A survey of RV owners found that more than half (51%) are able to cover 76% or more of their RV’s financing cost through renting to travelers, with more than a third (35%) covering all or more of their financing cost.

RVshare’s Earnings Calculator can help evaluate the income potential of renting your RV, and to ease the minds of those new to the practice, RVshare provides owners with several tools and features to protect vehicles and their owners including:

•$1,000,000 Liability Insurance

•User Verification

•Secure Payments

•One-on-One Rental Coaching

•24/7 roadside assistance

Additional information on how to get started renting an RV can be found at https://rvshare.com/list-your-rv.

Handwashing Tips For People With Eczema And Other Skin Conditions

People with eczema and other skin conditions may benefit from carrying travel-size versions of their cleanser and moisturizer with them

(BPT) – Pfizer Sponsored-If you are one of the 31.6 million people in the United States living with some form of eczema, continual handwashing and sanitizing to avoid spreading illness this season might be a source of added stress and anxiety, as this can dry out your skin and cause eczema to flare. Sticking to a three-step routine can help — wash, dry, moisturize.

“Regular handwashing is important to remove dirt or soil and potentially contagious germs from your skin. For patients with eczema, it’s particularly important that they take care of their skin to not only maintain good skin hygiene, but to maintain control of their disease and avoid factors that may exacerbate their condition,” says Mark Levenberg, DO, FAAD who is a board-certified Dermatologist and Senior Medical Director, U.S. Medical Affairs, at Pfizer Inc.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular handwashing is one of the most effective ways people can keep from getting sick — and to help protect others from viruses such as COVID-19. But for those with eczema, hands may become irritated when washed too vigorously, dried too harshly or not moisturized properly, and potentially exacerbate or trigger a flare, says Dr. Levenberg. That’s why it’s important to stick with a handwashing routine that will keep hands as clean — and healthy — as possible.

Dr. Chudy Nduaka knows about this firsthand. Dr. Nduaka, who is Dermatology Team Leader, North America Medical Affairs at Pfizer Inc., has a 10-year-old daughter with eczema. Ever since she was little, she’s been instructed to care for her hands by washing, drying and moisturizing frequently, he says.

“Even before COVID-19, we had a rule that as soon as you walk into the house from school or from playing, you go straight to the bathroom and wash your hands and then use moisturizer,” he says. “I always make sure to remind my daughter to use moisturizer after every hand-wash.”

Because she’s so accustomed to the routine to care for her skin, Dr. Nduaka’s not worried about his daughter’s eczema right now, and neither is she. “She’s doing OK,” he says.

Dr. Levenberg shared the following advice for people with eczema on how to help keep their hands clean and healthy.

Use the right kind of cleanser

People with eczema or other skin conditions should consider use of a gentle cleanser, which comes in bar and liquid form, says Dr. Levenberg. “Try to avoid certain ingredients, harsh detergents or fragrance,” he says. “Those can potentially irritate the skin, and these patients may be more susceptible to not only irritation, but an allergy from it as well.” He also recommends washing hands with lukewarm water, rather than hot or cold, to avoid further irritation.

Dry but don’t over-dry

Drying after every handwashing is important, because, according to the CDC, germs can transfer more easily to and from wet hands than from dry. Dr. Levenberg recommends people with skin conditions gently pat their hands dry using a clean towel, disposable paper towel, or air dry if available. He says, “It’s important to try not to over-dry your hands and make sure not to rub your hands vigorously with a paper or cloth towel in a harsh way that may traumatize the skin.”

Always moisturize

After light drying, immediately apply a moisturizer. Dr. Levenberg recommends products such as ointment or cream, which tend to be thicker and have better moisturizing properties. “Ointments and creams tend to be a little bit heavier than, for example, a lotion and may do a slightly better job to soften and seal in moisture in the skin,” he says.

Carry your own hand products with you

People with eczema and other skin conditions may benefit from carrying travel-size versions of their cleanser and moisturizer with them when they leave the house, says Dr. Levenberg. That way, they can stick to the same routine with products they and their skin are accustomed to.

However, he adds, when that’s not an option, it’s OK to use products that are generally available at that time. “If faced with the choice of not washing your hands because you don’t have your personal cleanser with you or washing them with a suitable cleanser available at that moment, you should go ahead and wash your hands,” he says. “You err on the side of caution and you do what’s best for yourself and for public health.”

Washing your hands frequently and correctly is always important. And right now, as people try and stop the spread of COVID-19, Dr. Levenberg says keeping your hands healthy is critical for overall health. “It may lower your risk for infection personally or spread of infection to others, and in general, when washing appropriately, allows you to try and maintain healthy skin barrier function,” says Dr. Levenberg.

This article is sponsored by Pfizer.

Daily Queen Celebrates “Tom” on Tuesday–July 14

60 Years in Business in NB! Hours expanded for “Tom Reynolds Day” scholarship fundraiser…..

Tom Reynolds Day
Tues. July 14th
12noon-9:00pm
There will be sandwich combo specials offered throughout the day.
A drawing for an ICE CREAM GIFT Basket
Customer Appreciation Gifts
The profits from the day will be donated to the Thomas Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund.
 

 TOM REYNOLDS DAY

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
12:00 noon – 9:00 pm 
at the DAILY QUEEN 
130 S. Main St. North Baltimore, OH

Tom Reynolds

Profits and donations from the day will benefit the “Reynolds Raider Biology Scholarship” fund, which awards a Findlay High School student entering college a scholarship to study Biology or a science related major .  Tom taught math and science in the Findlay City Schools for 36 years at both Donnell Jr. High School and the High School.  He was also the Varsity Golf Coach for over 20 years.

The Daily Queen has been a family owned business for 60 years in the same location in downtown NB. The family annually celebrates Tom’s Birthday by hosting this special day.  Tom was the previous owner along with his wife Marjorie who still is involved in the business.

There will be customer appreciation treats and certificates, sandwich combo specials, and an ice cream basket giveaway so please come and support this worthy fundraiser and let the staff of the Daily Queen THANK YOU for your loyal and dedicated patronage for the past 60 years!

The hours of operation on Tuesday will be from 12:00-9:00pm.  The address of the Daily Queen is 130 South Main St., North Baltimore.   

Be sure to stop by and celebrate Tom Reynolds Day with family and friends at the Daily Queen!

A Fruity, Frosted Dessert

Watch video to see how to make this recipe for frosted banana cake………

(Culinary.net) If you need a recipe idea for your ripened bananas, try this Frosted Banana Cake recipe. A moist but not overly sweet cake bursting with banana flavor paired with a cream cheese frosting may be your new favorite.

Find more dessert recipes at Culinary.net.

Watch video to see how to make this recipe!

Frosted Banana Cake

  • 2          medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2       cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2    cups sugar
  • 2          eggs
  • 1          cup sour cream
  • 1/4       teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2          cups flour
  • 1          teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4       teaspoon salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Frosting:

  • 1          package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2       cup butter, softened
  • 2          teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3          cups powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Peel, slice and mash ripened bananas; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla; blend well. Gradually add in flour. Stir in bananas. Add baking soda and salt; mix well.
  4. Prepare 9×13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Let cool.
  5. To make frosting: In large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar. Mix until well combined.
  6. Frost cake. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

SOURCE:
Culinary.net

Essential Pantry Staples to Have on Hand

In many homes, the pantry is filled with mismatched odds and ends that may not fit together, but you can shop smart to gather basic ingredients you need for a wide range of recipes.

(Family Features) Keeping a well-stocked pantry ensures you can pull together a quality meal on a moment’s notice or when unexpected circumstances keep you from making it to the store.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Spices: A robust spice rack lets you customize all the other ingredients for dishes as simple or complex as you like. As you’re building a spice collection, start with basics like salt, pepper and garlic powder. Also add some of your favorite dried herbs like basil, thyme and ginger then build the rest of your supply around your favorite foods so you can easily create familiar dishes with what you have on hand.

Protein: You may be surprised by how many protein options can be stored in your pantry. Aside from nuts, beans and peanut butter, keeping a selection of canned seafood can allow you to create well-balanced, protein-rich dishes whether you’re topping a salad, adding the finishing touch to your favorite pasta, filling a wrap or more. For example, wild-caught canned tuna or salmon can be the foundation for a multitude of recipes. One option is Chicken of the Sea’s Wild Catch. This line of premium, responsibly wild-caught and hand-selected cuts of fish is packed with just three ingredients: premium seafood, water and sea salt. Available in three preservative-free varieties – Albacore Tuna, Ahi Yellowfin Tuna and Alaskan Salmon – each provides at least 23 grams of energy-boosting protein per 4 1/2-ounce container.

Oils: When used in moderation, oils are an essential cooking ingredient that add flavor and depth. Extra-virgin olive oil can be used for everything from sauteing proteins and drizzling over veggies to creating dips and dressings. Many home cooks also favor canola oil as a neutral cooking oil that can be used in a wide range of preparations.

Grains and Pastas: Most pastas have a long shelf-life, making them a great addition to a well-stocked pantry. Pasta and grains can be the foundation of a meal when paired with sauce and protein or veggies, or as an easy side dish. Include your favorite styles of regular pasta along with options like couscous, quinoa and rice.

Canned Vegetables: You can pack in plenty of healthy nutrients without a trip to the farmer’s market or produce section. Put your personal touch on canned veggies to enhance their flavor, like adding some onion (or onion powder or flakes), salt and pepper to cut green beans. Be sure to keep plenty of choices on hand for vegetables you enjoy eating on their own and ones you might use as ingredients.

Broth or Stock: Whether you use it as the base for a delicious soup or to add flavor in countless other recipes, broth and stock can be found with both meat and vegetable bases so you can easily create sauces and more.

Condiments: These sauces and accompaniments help perk up your favorite foods. There’s no standard list of right and wrong, but staples like ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, barbecue, soy and hot sauce top many people’s must-have lists.

Find more ways to make the most of your pantry at chickenofthesea.com.

SOURCE:
Chicken of the Sea

Alzheimer’s Association to Hold Virtual Educational Programs

A Variety of Topics July 20-31 for the Community and Families Impacted by the Disease…….

TOLEDO, OH – The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will be presenting several virtual educational programs to help the community and families impacted by the disease.

These presentations  cover a variety of topics and occur at different times during the day via videoconferencing to allow individuals to participate in the convenience of their homes. They will discuss safety issues in the home, communication, COVID-19 challenges, long-distance caregiving and information on the disease itself. The programs run about an hour and are very helpful for anyone experiencing signs of memory loss or their family members who may be concerned.

All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register for the program, call 800.272.3900

July 20 Activities at Home 1pm

July 21 Caregiving from Afar 10am

July 21 Dementia Discussions Dr. Sara Hunter 4:30pm

July 22 Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia 10am

July 22 Understanding and Responding to Dementia

Related Behavior 2pm                                                                             

July 23 Dementia Conversations 10am

July 23 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 3pm

July 27 Safety at Home 10am

July 27 Caregiving from Afar 5pm

July 28 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s 2pm

July 28 Simple Communication Tips for Caregivers 4pm

July 29 Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia 10am

July 30 Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips

from the Latest Research9:30am

July 31 Activities at Home 10am

Ohio Turnpike extends deadline for W82TXT Teen Video Contest 

W82TXT Video Contest discourages bad driving and has great prizes for high school teens

BEREA  – The Ohio Turnpike today (Tuesday July 7)announced a new deadline of midnight on Labor Day for its fun and influential video contest for high schoolers to discourage distracted driving.

Students entering grades 9-12 and graduating seniors can encourage their peers to drive safely and win some great prizes by participating in the 3rd annual W82TXT” Teen Video Contest.

By producing and submitting a video, high schoolers can have fun, help spread awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and compete for these great prizes:

  • 12-Month Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription
  • Pocket Projector
  • Apple Watch
  • AirPods Pro
  • PlusUs LifeCard Power Bank
  • $250 Amazon Gift Card

The grand prize winner also will get to choose a booster club at their school, to which the Ohio Turnpike will donate $500!

“Law enforcement and transportation agencies across the nation have been reporting less traffic during the pandemic restrictions. Some dangerous drivers, however, are using this opportunity to speed and drive while distracted. This is a major problem,” said Ferzan M. Ahmed, P.E., Executive Director. “Please team up with friends but practice social distancing and wear masks when necessary to protect each other. Get creative. This is a high-profile way to influence drivers to make safe choices behind the wheel.”

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates new teen drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, known as the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.”  

Videos must be submitted by midnight on Sept. 8, 2020.

Sam Holter, now a graduate of Youngstown Boardman H.S., submitted this entry, “Are you there?” It was voted the grand prize winner in 2019.