Wrong inhaler technique

first_imgNewsHealthVideoWrong inhaler techniqueBy Staff Reporter – March 15, 2019 2049 Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook TWO out of three of Limerick’s 18,443 people with asthma may be unknowingly aggravating their condition simply by not using their inhalers correctly. This was the warning from the Asthma Society of Ireland and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) this week as they launched an ‘Inhaler Technique’ awareness campaign to encourage people with asthma to ensure that they are using their inhaler device correctly. “More than one person dies every week in Ireland from asthma and 90 per cent of these deaths are preventable. It is estimated that over half of people with asthma in Ireland are not consistently using their device correctly,” Asthma Society chief executive Sarah O’Connor said. For more videos on inhaler techniques visit asthma.ie Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous article2 arrested in relation to burglary at a Grove Island apartmentNext articleClune to pursue Shannon Airport subsidy issue Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNews Email Print Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

Presidential primaries, vaccination referendum to be held Tuesday

first_imgPolling places will be open across the state Tuesday, as Maine holds its first Presidential Primary in years and a state referendum on required immunizations for public school students.Presidential PrimaryThe 129th Maine Legislature enacted LD 1626 last year – An Act To Implement a Presidential Primary System in Maine – with Governor Janet Mills signing it into law on June 20, 2019. The state previously utilized caucuses to select delegates for the past 20 years.For the Republican party, the only candidate on the ballot will be President Donald Trump. There is no declared write-in candidate, so any write-in votes will be counted as blank.For the Democratic party, a dozen candidates submitted petitions to the state’s Secretary of State by the Dec. 23, 2019 deadline and will therefore appear on the ballot. However, several of those candidates have since dropped out, leaving Democratic party voters with six options as of Monday morning: Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. There is once again no declared write-in candidates, and write-in votes will be counted as blanks.Only enrolled members of both parties will be allowed to cast a vote in the Presidential Primary Tuesday. Unenrolled or unregistered voters may register as a member of a political party and vote but those currently enrolled with a party cannot switch party registration on March 3 and vote in the primary.The Presidential Primary is separate from Maine’s general primary, scheduled for June 9. Candidates for U.S. or state legislature, as well as local races, will take part in that primary.Question 1Any registered voter may vote on Question 1, a People’s Veto brought forward via a citizen’s petition. This is how the question will appear on the ballot:Do you want to reject the new law that removes religious and philosophical exemptions to requiring immunization against certain communicable diseases for students to attend schools and colleges and for employees of nursery schools and health care facilities? The state legislature enacted An Act To Protect Maine Children and Students from Preventable Diseases by Repealing Certain Exemptions from the Laws Governing Immunization Requirements earlier this year, removing religious or philosophical objections as a basis to avoid immunization requirements for certain categories of people.Per the Office of Attorney General, proof of immunity is required for students in public or private elementary and secondary schools; students who attend any post-secondary school in Maine, including colleges, universities, community colleges, and schools for the health professions; employees of nursery schools (but not day care facilities); and employees of designated health care facilities, which include hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, multi-level health care facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities and home health agencies. The specific diseases that the law applies to are listed in rules adopted by the Maine Department of Education and Maine Department of Health and Human Service: diphtheria, chickenpox, measles, mumps, pertussis, poliomyelitis, rubella, meningococcal meningitis and tetanus.Individuals in those categories are exempt from the requirement if they submit a written statement from a physician. That exemption is not impacted by either the new law or the proposed veto.Prior to the enactment of the new law, individuals falling in some of those categories – including students, nursery school staff members and health care employees – could be exempted from the requirement if they had a religious or philosophical objection. Those exemptions were eliminated by last year’s change, which will take effect on Sept. 21, 2021 if the veto is unsuccessful.A ‘yes’ vote means that the voter supports the veto and maintaining the religious and philosophical immunization requirement exemptions. A ‘no’ vote means that the voter rejects the veto, approving of the new law and the removal of those exemptions.Poll locations and timesAvon – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Avon Municipal BuildingCarrabassett Valley – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeCarthage – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeChesterville – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town HallCoplin Plantation (and Wyman) – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeDallas Plantation – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – TownhouseEustis – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeFarmington – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Community CenterIndustry – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town HallJay – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Community BuildingKingfield – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Webster HallNew Sharon – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Masonic Lodge No. 123New Vineyard – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Smith Memorial HallPhillips (and Madrid) – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeRangeley – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeRangeley Plantation – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – School HouseSandy River Plantation – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town OfficeStarks – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Starks Town OfficeStrong (and Freeman) – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Forster BuildingTemple – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town HallVienna – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Community BuildingWeld – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town Office Multi-Purpose RoomWilton (and Washington Plt.) – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Town Officelast_img read more