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

Holy Half Marathon draws more than 900

first_imgOver 900 runners, including students, faculty and staff and residents of the South Bend area, covered a 13.1-mile course around campus Sunday morning for the sixth annual Holy Half Marathon. The course, which began on South Quad in front of South Dining Hall, included two laps of a 6.5-mile route that weaved around campus and around St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s lakes.Race organizers said they were pleased with the amount of runners who participated.“We had 305 people alone register the morning of the race, which was such a great surprise,” junior and race co-director Gabby Tate said.  “We completely ran out of everything, but people just wanted to run, which was wonderful.”Tate, along with junior Sean Kickham, was responsible for ensuring the course was ready and adequately equipped with water stations, flags and volunteers.“We’re there to oversee registration, direct the volunteers and answer any questions that the runners might have,” she said.  “It’s definitely a fun and crazy variety of things that we have to do.” The event kicked off Saturday evening with Mass in the Dillon Hall chapel and a pasta dinner in the Coleman-Morse Lounge. Senior Cynthia Curley was recognized as the first female to complete the race at 1:27:00 and was followed by freshman Alison Podlaski, who finished in 1:29:00.  Nick Bouwman, a student at nearby Goshen College, was the first male to cross the finish line, with a time of 1:15:21.  Freshman Ian Montijo finished a close second at 1:16:41.   According to Tate, 815 of the 935 registered runners, including an area third grader, finished the race.Freshmen Annie Wehry and Aoibheann Thinnes said they felt a sense of accomplishment as they crossed the finish line with a time of 1:56:03.“We finished in under two hours, which was our ultimate goal,” Wehry said.  “We’re both really happy with how we did.” A team of seniors Sierra Smith, Matt Panhans, Meghan Shaughnessy, Aaron Pierre and graduate student Stephanie Nienaber ran the entire 13.1-mile race dressed as Waldo, the famous character from the children’s book series “Where’s Waldo?”“It was a perfect day for running,” Smith said.  “Doing the half marathon with the rest of the Waldo gang made it even better.”  The five friends agreed they appreciated the enthusiastic crowds of supports during the race.Tate and Kickham both said they were grateful for “an amazing crew of volunteers” that assisted them with the production of the race.Hosted by the Class of 2011, this year’s Holy Half raised $20,000 for The Broadmoor Improvement Association (BIA) that works to rebuild New Orleans and provide relief to area victims of hurricanes Katrina and Gustav.last_img read more

Brain food for your 2020 marketing plan

first_img“Marketing is changing” is a common phrase these days. With each new technology, social networking app, and payment platform, the ways we connect with current and potential members changes rapidly.No marketing plan is the same and no credit union is the same because no membership base and communities are the same.  It is important to start marketing planning with data and trends and knowing your members and community better than any of your competitors.But it is also important to start by asking yourself some shrewd questions as you determine your strategies and tactics to ensure success with your credit union’s marketing in 2020:How will you reach someone who spends a premium in every channel they can to not have any commercials or advertising to them (music and TV streaming services, etc.)How do you advertise to someone who is burning the candle at both ends and can’t possibly think of anything else right now?How do you make your brand relevant to help make your target member’s day better? Life easier?How do you develop your member experience across all channels to accomplish ease while delivering on your credit union’s brand elements and personality?The answers to these questions will help inform your plans and also ensure that your credit union will truly stand out as the financial services hero that it is.Best wishes for a fabulous 2020 and beyond! 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Detailslast_img read more

Kevin Durant expects more physical Thunder effort against Clippers in Game 2

first_img“And that’s how our games were with them (during the regular season). So if they up it, then we have to up it. We have to respond the same way that they respond.”Other than their 17 turnovers, the Thunder were not all that bad Monday. It’s just that the Clippers put on a tremendous offensive display. They not only shot 54.9 percent from the field, they made 15 of 29 from 3-point range for a ridiculous 51.7 percent.Chances of that happening again are not high. Coach Doc Rivers knows it. He also knows there are other ways to win Game 2.“We can be a better defensive team,” Rivers said. “I thought we played good defense, I didn’t think we were great defensively.”Believe it or not, Rivers believes the offense can improve in another area.“I mean, we shot the ball; we’re not going to shoot that way every night,” Rivers said following practice Tuesday. “But there are things I thought we could do offensively a little better. We didn’t get in transition at all last night, for the most part, which is unusual. When you score that many points, you usually have a better transition game. … Last night, we just had a great offensive night.“It happens, and I’d like for it to happen more. But I know at the end of the day you’re going to win games because you defend and you rebound. Last night we didn’t have to rebound because we made a lot of shots, so we didn’t need any offensive rebounds.”Losing the first game of the series does not make this a dire scenario for Oklahoma City — a message coach Scott Brooks had for his players and, perhaps, the team’s fans.“It’s one game,” he said. “It’s unfortunate that we didn’t play well, but it’s one game. It’s the first of four and we’ve said that many times. You’re going to hear that many more times. They’re up 1-0. We have to do a better job and make some adjustments.”Particularly on defense.“They were getting to the free-throw line, they were getting to the paint and they were making threes,” Brooks said. “We have to do a better job all the way around. We will get better. That’s not who we are.“We have to play better defense against this team.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error There was an emphasis on the Thunder not making the Clippers feel their presence. Sure, the Thunder outrebounded the Clippers 47-31, but that was by far the most misleading statistic of the game.Bottom line is, after OKC took an early 16-10 lead, the Clippers showed the Thunder who was boss. Especially Paul, who scored 32 points on 12 of 14 shooting from the field, eight of nine from 3-point range.“We do need to be a little more physical with them and make them feel us a little bit more,” Durant said. “We just have got to be better, we have got to move the ball a little and also make some shots on our end. We are confident.”As is the Clippers’ Blake Griffin.“Just play more physically ourselves,” said Griffin, when asked how the Clippers would counteract a tougher showing by OKC. “I mean, both teams dictate how the game goes. And you look at their series with Memphis, it was very physical. They were grind-it-out games.center_img OKLAHOMA CITY — By the time Kevin Durant spoke to reporters late Monday night following his team’s 122-105 blowout loss to the Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, the Oklahoma City Thunder star might have already known he was going to be announced as regular-season MVP Tuesday.It must have been difficult for him to feel any joy at that moment because of what his team had just endured. The final margin of its loss in front of THE home fans at Chesapeake Energy Arena was 17 points. But the Thunder were down by 29 in the fourth quarter.“We came out aggressive and they hit shots,” said Durant, whose team will take on the Clippers in Game 2 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night. “That kind of loosened our defense up for us. When a guy (Chris Paul) hits five or six threes in a row, you don’t want to give him some more. And that is when they started to get some stuff in the paint.“The effort was there. We had good intentions, but they got hot. We have got to correct it. We have to make them miss next game and be a little bit more physical.”last_img read more