Occasionally, we will have community dinners when we are planning a new outreach area. We also have New Leader Training each semester, for college students or young adults who are interested in becoming leaders. This fall, we were able to help with the YMCA Halloween event and give back to the community that has been really supportive of us!
Green Acres Enterprises, Inc. is a progressive, young family business harvesting wheat, durum, barley, canola, flax, milo, sesame, soybeans and corn across the US from Oklahoma to the Border in North Dakota. The family is supported every year by young people from abroad. This year Katja and Klare, a young woman from Australia, are doing an internship.
Tom persuaded his mother to allow him to form his own lion dance club at age seven, when as an American-born child from a family that had been in New York for four generations, he wasn't allowed to join established martial arts schools or family organizations. The club has always been open to young people from the neighborhood, regardless of their cultural background or heritage.
Objectives: Violence is regarded as a major health issue in an increasing amount of literature and is known as an important factor in women's ill health. Little however is known about violence against young men and women and its impact on their health. The principal aim of this study was to analyze health outcomes and health care utilization as reported among men and women aged 18-25 exposed and not exposed to physical and/or emotional violence.
Conclusions: A strong association between those exposed to violence and physical and mental ill health was demonstrated also after adjusting for possible confounders, specifically for women. It is time to include questions about violence in public health questionnaires aimed at young people, but also to start asking about it more frequently in health care settings.
Results: We present an important picture of the strong association between exposure to violence and ill health through the life cycle. A population-based study showed an increased risk of poorer physical and psychological health among boys and girls aged 0-18, as reported by their mothers exposed to violence. Further, a strong association between those exposed to violence and physical and mental ill health was demonstrated in young adults aged 18-25, also after adjusting for possible confounders, specifically for women. Even in an elder group aged 65-84, representative results showed an extensive negative health outcome panorama caused by fear of crime and exposure to abuse both in elderly men and women. Lastly, in trying to provide additional empirical support for the association between exposure to violence and ill health the prospective study demonstrated that violence exposure in adolescence and young adulthood presented a negative association to severe illness burden in adulthood for women but not men.
Aging in the rabbit heart results in significantly increased interseptal thickness (Fig.1). Volume rendered transverse images of the apical half suggest that the free-running Purkinje fiber network in the LV cavity may significantly alter with aging (Fig. 1). Dense reticular net observed in young ventricles becomes sparse with aging and the free running Purkinje fibers become thinner. From HARDM, aging in rabbit heart appears to be associated with increased radial diffusivity, which may arise from cellular hypertrophy (data not shown). A tensor component map of a young heart (Dyz) shows a well defined stripe pattern extending transmurally in the interseptum and left ventricular freewall (Fig. 2, left). In contrast, this highly directional structure was decreased in aged hearts (Fig.2, right). A volume rendered image of interseptum shows that the stripe pattern has a longitudinal direction and appears to exist in the basal half of the LV.
Volume rendered transverse images and manual separation (magnified) of the free-running Purkinje fiber network in the LV of a young rabbit heart (left) and an old rabbit heart (right). Lines and arrows in the green and red boxes indicate where sectioning occurred and viewer was located. Interseptal thickness is approximately 3.93 mm (young) and 4.82 mm (old). I: ventricular interseptum, P: papillary muscle, FW: free wall.
Tensor component (Dvs) map from HARDI and a volume rendered image of the interseptum of a young rabbit heart (left) and an old rabbit heart (right). Dotted lines (red) indicate where sectioning occurred and dotted circles confine regions where the stripe pattern in observed. 041b061a72