Wednesday, March 24, 2010

INFO on HEalth Care Reform

"Kristine Carlson Ferriman wrote this up as a response to a friend's status. She wanted to know what was in the bill without all of the opinions!! If you want to know too, here it is!! Check it out, very informative, and reliable information (all coming DIRECT from the source, the govt, and house of representatives). I always try to get my information from as close to the source as possible (anyone remember that telephone game?) The last link will hook you up with the actual text of the bill that was passed in the House on Sunday, direct from the House of Rep website. there's the bill's website. -also from the official bill's site, but specifically how it will affect ohio.

and this one is particularly is an overview of the actual bill (not all of the heresay, and myths that are running around) it comes directly from the House of representatives govt website. Easy to read, and understand. Lays it all out.

if you want to read more, or have more questions, you can read it all in detail here - - there is a link on that page to the actual bill text.

hope that helps. don't believe everything you hear on the news or tv. most of it (coming from both sides) is ridiculous. READ IT FOR YOURSELF!!! make up your own mind, after you read it, not before. :)
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More than 1 million baby slings recalled;_ylt=AgQu_YQXWsp89HX8IGBtEoCs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNwN2t1MjV1BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMzI0L3VzX2JhYnlfc2xpbmdzX3JlY2FsbARjY29kZQNtb3N0cG9wdWxhcgRjcG9zAzQEcG9zAzEEcHQDaG9tZV9jb2tlBHNlYwN5bl9oZWFkbGluZV9saXN0BHNsawNtb3JldGhhbjFtaWw-

By JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press Writer Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 58 mins ago
WASHINGTON – More than 1 million baby slings made by Infantino were recalled Wednesday after claims linking them to three infant deaths.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said babies could suffocate in the soft fabric slings. The agency urged parents to immediately stop using the slings for babies under 4 months.

The recall involves 1 million Infantino "SlingRider" and "Wendy Bellissimo" slings in the United States and 15,000 in Canada.

Infantino President Jack Vresics said the company has been working closely with the commission on its sling concerns.

"Our top priority is the safety of infants whose parents and caregivers use our products," Vresics said in a statement. He said the company would offer a free replacement baby carrier, activity gym or shopping cart cover to any affected consumer.

The slings wrap around the chest so on-the-go parents can carry their babies or just stay close as they bond with their infants.

Earlier this month, CPSC issued a broad warning about sling-style baby carriers, saying they pose a potential suffocation risk to infants, especially babies under 4 months. Babies who had a low birth weight, were born prematurely or had breathing problems such as colds were also at risk.

At the time, the commission did not single out a specific type of sling or manufacturer. It said it had identified or was investigating at least 14 deaths in the last 20 years associated with baby slings.

In Wednesday's announcement, CPSC said three of the deaths occurred last year and were linked to Infantino slings. It did not say exactly how the babies died.

In its general sling warning earlier this month, CPSC said infants can suffocate in two different ways:

_A sling's fabric can press against a baby's nose and mouth, blocking the baby's breathing and suffocating a baby within a minute or two.

_The other scenario involves slings where the baby is cradled in a curved or "C-like" position, nestling the baby below the mother's chest or near her belly. That curved position can cause a baby who doesn't have strong neck control to flop its head forward, chin-to-chest, restricting the infant's ability to breathe. "The baby will not be able to cry for help and can slowly suffocate," warned the commission.

Slings have been promoted by baby experts as a way to calm fussy babies or for nursing moms who can breast-feed their little ones in the sling.

Consumer Reports raised concerns about slings back in 2008, and had called on CPSC to issue a recall of the Infantino SlingRider. Safety advocates criticized the curved position that the baby can fall into while inside the sling.

Baby experts and breast-feeding advocates insist that not all slings are dangerous. They say carriers that keep a newborn baby solidly against the mother's body, in an upright position, are safe.

The Infantino slings being recalled were sold from 2003 through 2010 at several retailers, including Target, Babies R Us and Burlington Coat Factory. Consumers can call Infantino at 866-860-1361 to receive a free replacement product.

There are no federal safety rules for baby slings.

Infantino says it's working with CPSC and ASTM International, an organization that sets voluntary safety standards, to develop a standard for slings.

The CPSC specializes in product safety, and often negotiates agreements with manufacturers for recalls, when necessary.


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Monday, March 22, 2010

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

There is so much talk going on about our financial crisis, and what we can do. We are so blessed to have Prophets and inspired Church leaders that have been urging us for over 60 years, to be prepared, to set aside a year's supply of food and to have water. So many struggle to heed this wise council, and so they are encouraging us in an all out effort to do all in our power, without going into debt, to secure a 3 month supply of foods we regularly eat, and some water in case of natural or other personal disasters. In May 2004, Elder Dallin Oaks gave a talk entitled "Preparation for the Second Coming"; I encourage you to read and ponder his reminder to all of us to prepare both spiritually and with our food storage.

So, consider a trip to the storehouse, to acquire rice, or oats,or refried beans at a very inexpensive price..and incorporate them into your diet. If not that, try buying one extra can of food and put it in a box that you will eventually fill with a month's supply of food that you eat all the time. How exciting it will be as you see your preparations grow, and your peace of mind along with it!

God bless you in your efforts to Follow the Prophet, and look with an eye of faith to the Coming of our Lord.

~Sister Lori A. (Assistant Food Storage Specialist)

P.S. Jennie and I are very eager to assist you in any way we can.

Dresser available for Sale

Hi all!

We have a simple solid wood pine dresser- three drawers high and two drawer wide- that we need gone...
Asking $25 for it. It is in great condition- one small handle is chipped.

Debra S.

Book Club this Thursday night, 8:30 at Amy's

Book Club this Thursday night, 8:30 at Amy Hall's. We'll be discussing
the book, "In the Time of the Butterflies" , by I forget who because I
already returned the book, but its based on historical events in the
Dominican Republic, centered around a real family whose daughters fought
for reform during their revolution. Wonderful story!

John Hall has promised to make us some authentic Dominican Republic food,
so you wont want to miss this one!


Monday, March 1, 2010

RS birthday Celebration- Evening of Reflection!

Hello Sisters,
You are all cordially invited as you are to our RS Birthday Celebration. The party starts at 7 pm and the Gateway building Cultural Hall. We have three sisters reflecting on their experiences. Dessert will be served. No chilcare provided.

See you tomorrow!:)

Brenda, Tomoko, Brisley and Kirsi