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Background: Eczema is a common childhood inflammatory skin condition, affecting more than one in five children. A popular perception is that children 'outgrow eczema', although epidemiological studies have shown that, for many, eczema follows a lifelong episodic course.
Methods: This is a secondary inductive thematic analysis of interviews conducted for Healthtalk.org. In total 23 interviews with young people with eczema were included. Of the 23 participants, 17 were female and six male, ranging from 17 to 25 years old.
Results: Participants generally experienced eczema as an episodic long-term condition and reported a mismatch between information received about eczema and their experiences. The experience of eczema as long term and episodic had implications for self-care, challenging the process of identifying triggers of eczema flare-ups and evaluating the success of treatment regimens. Participants' experiences of eczema over time also had implications for adaptation and finding a balance between accepting eczema as long term and hoping it would go away. This linked to a gradual shift in treatment expectations from 'cure' to 'control' of eczema.
Conclusions: For young people who continue to experience eczema beyond childhood, a greater focus on self-care for a long-term condition may be helpful. Greater awareness of the impact of early messages around 'growing out of' eczema and provision of high-quality information may help patients to manage expectations and support adaptation to treatment regimens. What's already known about this topic? There is a common perception that people 'grow out of' eczema, but for many people eczema follows a lifelong episodic course. Qualitative work has shown that parents can find that being told their child will grow out of eczema is dismissive, and that they have difficulty with messages about 'control not cure' of eczema. It is unclear how young people perceive their eczema and the implications of this perception for their adaptation and self-care. What does this study add? The message that many people 'grow out of' eczema has a potentially detrimental effect for young people where the condition persists. This has implications for young people's perceptions of their eczema, their learning to self-care and how they adapt to living with eczema and eczema treatments. What are the clinical implications of this work? Clinicians need to promote awareness among young people that eczema is a long-term episodic condition in order to engage them with effective self-care. Young people transitioning to self-care need evidence-based information that is specific and relatable to them.
Even in just the last several years, the 911 text system has improved in Orange County if not elsewhere. Now, instead of only a real general location, the dispatcher automatically can tell where the message sender is. English is no longer the only language that works. And what can be sent will be expanded.
Q. I drive through Camp Pendleton on a regular basis. The past month or so, workers have been installing a double row of burlap tubes filled with straw on the side of the 5 Freeway. Any idea what they are for?
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HOHENFELS, Germany -- Wearing nontraditional uniforms, and a drive to train others, U.S. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment stepped up their game on a multinational level this week.
Playing oppositional forces, or OPFOR, the 1-4 Infantry Regiment is working side-by-side with multinational forces in a major training exercise here at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center called Saber Junction 15.
Oppositional forces provide a challenging environment to all the multinational allies that have gathered for the exercise, tailoring their approach to the rotational training unit's needs with equipment and tactical measures.
For Saber Junction 15, the OPFOR consists of the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, C/1-294 Infantry Batallion from the Guam Army National Guard, the 396th Engineer Company of the U.S. Army Reserve out of Ashland, Kentucky, as well as Lithuanian, Romanian and Bulgarian soldiers.
Saber Junction 15 is a U.S. Army Europe-led training exercise demonstrating a simultaneous combination of offensive, defensive and stability operations designed to strengthen international military partnerships, enhance multinational interoperability and prepare participants for worldwide contingency operations.
In addition to honing the operational skills of participating units and nations, OPFOR creates a symbiotic relationship with the training nations by exposing new battle plans and avenues of approach that an enemy force may implement.
"This exercise is a great opportunity to rehearse building partnerships and relationships, to understand various countries' capabilities and capacity as well as the cultural aspects of working with multinational partners," Carlson said.
It is human nature to want to see ourselves as the heroes of our own story. So, in ways large and small, we work hard to maintain a positive self-image. Indeed, research has shown that one way we do this is by actively avoiding comparisons with people who are similar to us but who also possess negative characteristics.
After seeing each quiz description, participants were asked to rate, from one to seven, how likely it was that someone might be made uncomfortable by the results of the quiz. (The researchers framed the question this way on purpose: participants might be too sheepish to say they would feel uncomfortable about something as insignificant as the results of an online quiz, but would be more likely to acknowledge that someone else could feel uncomfortable.) The results showed that the prospect of taking a quiz about fiction was more comfortable than taking one about real-life. Crucially, taking a quiz about similarity to a fictional villain was less uncomfortable (an average of 3.81 out of seven) than a real-life villain (an average of 4.92 out of seven).
In 1948, people had gotten away with doing far worse to their sharecroppers, especially when they were powerful landowners and the only witnesses willing to speak were African-Americans in the pre-Civil Rights era American South.
In 1976, the story was the basis of a historical novel by Margaret Anne Barnes, who lived in the area, titled Murder in Coweta County. Country music star Johnny Cash read the book and became interested in making a film.
Cash eventually got in touch with Dick Atkins, then the vice president for production at Telecom Entertainment, and director Gary Nelson. And so it was, 35 years after the murder of Wilson Turner, the story was made into a movie of the same name. Andy Griffith, who had been doing made-for-TV movies since 1972, ended up being cast in the film.
As part of Mayberry Days, the film was shown at The Historic Earle Theatre downtown on Tuesday and will be shown again Wednesday at 2 p.m. Atkins is present at both re-screenings to speak about the movie and sign photos and DVDs, and will also be in town all week for signing sessions. Admission to see the movie is $7.
In addition to the music, dancing, family friendly fun and fellowship, the events offer hot dogs and other foods prepared in a kitchen that opens at 6 p.m. on Fridays ahead of the musical performances and dancing starting at 7 p.m.
The K-9 officers of law enforcement agencies often face dangerous situations alongside their human counterparts while receiving little public attention for their heroism, an oversight the Rotary Club of Mount Airy has sought to correct.
During a meeting earlier this month at Cross Creek Country Club, off-duty K-9 T-shirts were presented to Sgt. Barry Robertson of the Mount Airy Police Department to honor the four-legged members of the force.
K-9 officers, who receive intensive training, tend to serve for six to nine years and are highly prized for their skills in detecting drugs, tracking, article searches, suspect apprehension and handler protection
The park, located along the Granite City Greenway behind Lowes Foods, is a spot where beloved animals can be recognized or memorialized with such placements. The facility was organized by Rotarian Sue Brownfield and is supported by both Rotary clubs in Mount Airy and city officials.
Members of the team are Emma Edwards, Talia Gearheart, Evan Gwyn, Callie Hazel, Sydney Howell, Traelyn Howlett, Braden Kane, Paisley Montgomery, Natalie Rincon-Torres, Aeve Tolbert, and Scharlynn Ward, and the coaches are Tonya Fletcher, Christy Bledsoe, Cheltsea Golding, and Shaunda York.
The day of Nov. 4, 2021 began like any other for the Smitherman family of Yadkin County, but it ended in a nightmare with the loss of a beloved daughter and sister. Norah Rayne Smitherman, the 17-year old daughter of Rodney and Jennifer Smitherman and sister to Miah and Annah, was killed that night around 8 p.m. when a gun was pointed at her forehead while she was visiting a friend.
Jennifer Smitherman saw her daughter several hours before her death, Norah was at home starting some laundry. Jennifer recalled hugging Norah and telling her she loved her. Norah told her mom she would be home by 9:30 that night as she wanted to straighten her naturally curly hair in preparation for cap and gown pictures the next day at school. She would never make it to have those photos taken. 041b061a72