What Is Thurston County’s Medical Reserve Corps?

first_imgFacebook60Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Jennifer Dixon, Education and Outreach for Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesHave you ever wondered how Thurston County would respond in a serious health emergency? Most of us have. Yet, a lot of us don’t know about the dedicated group of specialized volunteers whose mission is to provide “public health surge capacity” in the event of a public health emergency. This means, when resources are already in use, or difficult to find, a request goes out for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to step in and help.Photo courtesy: Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesThe MRC is a group of trained volunteers who work to strengthen and expand the local public health systems’ response capacity. These volunteers are trained to provide vaccinations, distribute medication, administer first aid, triage and treat, as well as provide support to specific response needs (such as the measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington).Becoming part of the MRC is a great way to serve the community. Training and education are provided and volunteers have the opportunity to help when called upon in the event an emergency.Glenn Baldwin, a volunteer since 2014, shared that “the MRC has given me opportunities to work on real time health issues, like the Clark County measles outbreak, that better prepare me to assist my own community.”After 10 years of being with the MRC, Deven Zipp, agrees, “MRC has provided me a way to use my nursing skills to help my community respond to public health challenges. I also get to work with other organizations across the county to practice emergency response skills.”Though the Medical Reserve Corps is a national volunteer program, we’re lucky in Thurston County to have more than 90 active volunteers. Some of these volunteers are trained doctors, nurses, pharmacists, counselors, or share experience from other medical fields. Some are retired. Others are still working in their fields. Still more MRC volunteers offer support in non-medical efforts through education, administration, interpretation services, or emergency management experience. The group has built—and continues to build—strong partnerships with a variety of community partners, local school districts, first responders, hospitals and clinics, faith-based organizations, tribal partners and other government and non-profit organizations.A strong and vibrant Medical Reserve Corps is an important piece of our ability to prepare for health emergencies in Thurston County. If you, or someone you know, wants to learn more or get involved, email [email protected], or call 360-867-2609. You can also visit them on Facebook @ThurstonCountyMedicalReserveCorps.Whatever health-related emergencies may visit us in Thurston County in the years to come, we can all rest a little easier knowing the Medical Reserve Corps will be there to help.last_img read more

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See what West Indies sensation Andre Russell used to do to ‘look sexy for…

first_imgImage Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/GettyAdvertisement 6yvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5su6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4496xb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9m1snlWould you ever consider trying this?😱0drwmCan your students do this? 🌚apv73t8Roller skating! Powered by Firework Its a well known fact about Andre Russell that he is a muscle freak. Frequently seen pumping iron and performing exercise, the Jamaican superstar cricketer is famous among his fan base for his passion to look superb as well as play superb. Hailed as one of the greatest T20 cricketers of all time, the West Indies all rounder however, did a mistake during his early training days, neglecting leg exercises. Reason? He wanted to ‘look sexy’ for the women.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/GettyKnown for his less use of footwork on the pitch, knee problems have caused Russell to drop out of matches time and again. In a recent interview, the 31 year old revealed that back in his younger days, he only trained his upper body, because he thought it would make him more appealing to girls.Speaking to Gulf News, Russell addressed his younger generation of cricketers, who are looking to get into bodybuilding or muscle training. He mentioned that a full body workout is needed to look good, and also to not skip leg days.Advertisement “I want the youngsters to know that guys should not just think about the upper body alone. I used to go to gym and just work only on my abs and my shoulders because I wanted to look sexy for the girls.” Russell told reporters.The problems of skipping leg training slowly creeped up on Russell: “By the time I reached my late twenties I started feeling the pain like I never felt before. The wear and tear began to show up. If I was doing those strengthening exercises like training of the legs and doing the right things, I would have been fitter.”Advertisement Currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL, Russell sets the spectators on a frenzy with gigantic over boundaries. But, he lamented that having a stronger lower body would have been better for his career.He continued: “At the end of the day being sexy and then your legs being weak, don’t work. So it is very important to have a complete work out of the body. I could have done more wonders had I worked on my legs too.”“I have been struggling with my knees and I cannot really get to do what I want to do in the middle but still I can stand and hit the balls for fours and sixes,” Russell added.However, these days Russell is seen concentrating on his legs.Also read-Andre Russell says he is happy when people call him superheroYuvraj Singh amazed by Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah’s six pack abs Advertisementlast_img read more

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