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Summer of sweat: Could 2020 be Houstons sweatiest year? – Houston Chronicle

Its summertime in the city, and everyone has the same accessory.

Sadly, its not the fashionable caftan or a new pair of hiking sandals its sweat.

If youre in Houston right now, theres a big chance youre sweating while reading this article. If youre not, you will be because its 87-90 percent humidity and a high in the 90s every day for the rest of the month.

Wearing a mask? Yeah, youre sweating.

With coronavirus cases spiking in Houston, doctors recommend people avoid spending any time indoors with others who do not live in the same household unless its an essential errand like the doctors office, grocery store or pharmacy. Typical hot weather escapes, like air-conditioned movie theaters, bowling alleys or shopping malls, are a major risk even if you wear a mask the whole time.

If you want to socialize, its best to take it outside.

Weve got the guide for you to survive the Summer of Sweat.

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Sweat is mainly sodium chloride and water, said Dr. Rajani Katta, clinical assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and a board certified dermatologist.

And it is definitely good for us regardless of 100-plus degree days.

The main reason that humans sweat is we need to regulate our body temperature; its actually a really beautiful system, Katta said. When we overheat, our sweat glands produce more sweat. When it evaporates, it cools off our temperature.

Humidity does not make us sweat more, she said, but it does raise our body temperatures, which causes us to sweat more. Some bodies acclimate better to the heat and dont sweat as much as others.

Older people sweat less than younger people, which puts them at an increased risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke, Katta said.

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Sweat gets a bad wrap as the cause of bodily odor, but thats not the case either. The reason we smell it is because of bacteria that combines with the moisture to create odor.

People have sweat glands all over the body, but the main ones are in the armpits, palms and soles of our feet. Typically, there is no health problem for people who sweat too much from their underarms or palms, she said. Its more of a social issue than a physical one.

Theres no evidence that sweat provides anything helpful, but some studies suggest that sweat does help your skin barrier stay functioning well and helps deliver moisturizing factors to your skin, Katta said.

But if you exercise hard enough to sweat, you are increasing blood flow to your skin which is a good thing.

The universal tip for staying alive and well? Drink water.

Since sweat is comprised of 90 percent water and 10 percent sodium, we need to replenish as quickly as we lose it. This means, drinking lots of water before going outside and especially before exercising.

If youre not sweating, thats a danger sign.

Its a sign your body is trying to conserve its hydration, Katta said. Your body needs to sweat in Houston especially.

Avoid the hottest hours of the day (between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) when exercising outdoors, said Shelby Saylor, association director of healthy living at the YMCA of Greater Houston. Most of the Ys group exercise classes have been moved outside since reopening in June.

Drink water the entire time if you can, and add in electrolytes via sports drinks like Gatorade or Powerade, or Pedialyte, which was initially created for sick children but is now marketed to active adults. Saylor makes Pedialyte popsicles at home.

When exercising outside, watch out for signs of heat-related illness: headache, skin that is cool to the touch and a lack of sweat. If you experience these, stop what youre doing, find shade and drink water.

A good rule for hydration is drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day, Saylor said.

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You can also eat your water by upping your intake of vegetables (cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes) and fruit (watermelon, pineapple, blueberries, cantaloupe, grapefruit and pears).

Avoid overheating by keeping a cold, wet towel with you to put on your neck or forehead.

Its really not just about sweat, but hydration and how you motivate yourself to stay hydrated, Saylor said. Sweat all you want, just replenish it.

All it takes is a 10 minutes in the sun to sweat through your shirt, and then you smell for the rest of the day.

When Megan and Kyle Eddings exercise, they do more than glisten its a sweat fest. Which is why Megan developed the Accel Lifestyle brand with a new fabric called Prema that does not smell.

When washing his clothes, I noticed I couldnt get the funk and smell of sweat out; it was like a sweaty locker room, Eddings said about her husband. I used to think that sweat is full of gross stuff, but its really not. Its the bacteria mixed with sweats nutrients and the fabric youre wearing.

Bacteria loves polyester synthetic fabrics and will cling to them even after several washes.

Eddings learned which materials and fabrics invited bacteria the common denominator in the stink problem. Prema is a combination of supima cotton, which gets softer the more times it is washed, and high-end silver-polyester threads.

In addition to clothing, Accel Lifestyle has sold and shipped 400,000 face masks made with either Prema or another bacterial-resistant fabric, Eddings said. She has contracted with Houston Methodist and the U.S. military.

Its breathable and safe with a double layer of non-bacteria fabric, which makes you less apt to get rashes, she said. When you wash your mask, youre not washing out all the bacteria. But with ours, the bacteria isnt clinging to the fabric.

There are plenty of sweat-wicking products on the market from familiar brands.

Nikes sweat-wicking brand, DRI FIT, includes shirts, shorts, pants, jackets and sports bras. The fabric is polyester designed to wick away sweat and disperse it evenly throughout the surface of the garment, so that it evaporates quickly, according to the company.

Magellan, BCBG and Adidas have similar offerings, including caps, socks and underwear.

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Eat well, breathe easier! The key to healthy lungs starts in your kitchen – Starts at 60

Research shows that being overweight or underweight can impair lung function, which is why eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good lung health, Curran says. If youre overweight or underweight, you may tire more easily, have increased breathlessness or have difficulty with everyday tasks, she says, adding that, it may also increase your risk of getting infections.

Not to mention, food provides the body with energy and Curran says it takes more energy to breathe when you have a lung condition.

While theres no single food that can reduce your risk of lung disease, by following a healthy diet made up of the five main food groups, you can keep your lungs healthy. Curran recommends incorporating a wide variety of colourful vegetables, legumes and beans, fruits, grains such as breads, cereals, rice and pasta, and dairy products like milk, yoghurt and cheese into your daily diet.

One study published in the journal JAMA Oncology in October, 2019 found eating a diet high in fibre and yoghurt is associated with a reduced risk for lung cancer. While another study published in The BMJ in February 2015 linked eating a diet rich in grains and low in red and processed meat with a lower risk of chronic lung disease.

For people living with a lung condition such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Curran recommends getting in touch with a dietician or getting a referral from your GP as you may find it difficult to meet your nutritional needs.

As well as eating a varied and balanced diet, its important to drink adequate amounts of water, she adds. Curran says you should aim for at least 2 litres of water per day, unless you have been advised otherwise by your doctor.

Healthy eating doesnt have to be time-consuming either! Many people believe that eating well means slaving away in the kitchen all day but, according to Curran, thats not the case. Curran recommends opting for nutritious and easy-to-prepare snacks and meals that only need a few ingredients and take little to no time to whip up. Stuck on ideas? Why not try a veggie-packed frittata? Its super versatile, healthy and can be made with the leftovers in your fridge. Or healthy flatbread pizza with your favourite veggie toppings?

IMPORTANT LEGAL INFO This article is of a general nature and FYI only, because it doesnt take into account your personal health requirements or existing medical conditions. That means its not personalised health advice and shouldnt be relied upon as if it is. Before making a health-related decision, you should work out if the info is appropriate for your situation and get professional medical advice.

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West View Healthy Living is more than a retirement community – Massillon Independent

WOOSTER West View has been a part of the Wayne County community for more than 60 years, evolving and growing from a home for seniors to now offering five living options for seniors age 55 and older. We currently offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Therapy and Long-Term Care on our beautiful 26-acre community centrally located in Wooster.

The future growth and strategic direction of West View is to evolve from its current position of a "highly respected nursing home and senior care provider" to the recognized "senior care and lifestyle services resource and provider of choice." We are currently building a 51,000 square-foot building that will include a new 20-bed Skilled Therapy Unit. Along with our highly trained therapists and state-of-the art equipment, you will recover sooner and resume a healthier lifestyle much sooner. In addition, we offer both in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation with scheduling that is convenient for everyone. West View also provides aquatic therapy as an option when recovering from an injury or surgery or as part of a wellness program.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW In December 2020, we will be offering 15 new Independent Living Units to area seniors who enjoy a "no hassle stress free" lifestyle. One of the great benefits of moving to West View Healthy Living is you can find everything you need for your lifestyle right on campus. Looking for a wellness center specifically for seniors age 55 and older? We have that! As part of our building project and continued growth, we are building a facility with a gym and exercise classes for keeping fit. The Wellness Center will feature our new aquatic therapy pool for therapy and wellness programs. We are also looking forward to partnering with the YMCA to offer programming including Silver Sneakers.

West View Healthy Living has gone the extra mile by also building an event center, which will be the new meeting place for all educational opportunities held on campus. Each month we invite guests and speakers to share valuable information for our aging population. You will have so many opportunities for learning and socialization, all organized in a daily calendar.

Lets not forget about our own Town Square, a perfect place for gathering with friends in our cafe, relaxing in one of our many libraries with a beautiful fireplace setting, or getting gussied up in the hair salon or barbershop, too.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION -- Being centrally located provides easy access to local area amenities, too. West View is near cultural activities and shopping, just minutes away from historic downtown Wooster. There, you can enjoy fabulous year-round activities, festivals, arts, fine food and entertainment.

CHEF PREPARED MEALS Yes, we have our very own chef. Our daily meals are so important, not only for the nutrition they bring, but also the pleasure. Sharing a delicious meal with friends and family is a big part of our lives whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner or a midnight snack. Our dining program includes five warm and welcoming dining rooms serving delicious dishes on fine china and tables set with linens all with your health and palate in mind. Schedule a tour and sample the delicious food we offer!

Good access to medical care is a must -- Of course as we age, we will likely need more medical care and closer supervision of our health. By choosing West View, you will have access to onsite medical care and wellness programs to monitor your health and help you with any treatment and medication you need, even as your needs change. While you may begin living in a communitys independent living setting, as you age, you may need a bit more help with daily tasks or health care. Thats why its important to look for a community like West View that offers living options, such as assisted living or memory care. After all, its so much better to remain living in a community as your needs change, so its important to know West View can help you age in place, offering independent living apartments, transitional care, assisted living and memory care, along with long-term care.

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FlexPro Meals Partners With Celebrity Mario Lopez In Support Of The Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Effort To Keep Children From Going Hungry -…

According to Feeding America, the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the already massive problem of food insecurity - particularly with regard to children. The number of people experiencing food insecurity in 2020 is set to increase by over 17 million - including nearly 7 million children. A balanced diet with healthy food choices prevents both physical and mental health problems in children who otherwise are at increased risk of heart disease, cancer, blindness as well as depression, anxiety, and ADHD. FlexPro Meals, together with Mario Lopez, have created a special, customized Mario Meal Box full of healthy meal entrees that anyone can order. For every meal box ordered, FlexPro Meals is matching that order with a meal donation to the Boys And Girls Club of America.

"With thousands of people unemployed, and millions of people in need in the U.S. alone, giving back and doing our part is imperative" said Nathan Corn, FlexPro Meals Founder. "We have donated thousands of meals to our local community all while adding multiple new employees that were laid off elsewhere."

3 time Oscar winning television host, New York times best selling author, and Nationally syndicated iHeartRadio host and producer, Mario Lopez grew up a part of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Lopez a household celebrity icon best known for his role on 'Saved By The Bell' and his turn in 'Dancing With The Stars' remains an extremely charitable alumni to this day. The organization had its beginnings in 1860 and since its first affiliate in 1906 , has continued their mission to promote safe, positive and inclusive environments for all by supporting youth and teens - of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion in reaching their full potential. That includes living a healthy lifestyle through health, sport and nutrition.

"Being a father of three, I could never imagine children not being able to obtain a meal and we have the power to provide change" Says Lopez.

FlexPro believes that busy people do not have to cut corners when it comes to nutrition and their meals are tailored to each individual's lifestyle goals. The meals are all natural and Chef-prepared, protein-packed, low in sugar and only contain whole foods. The nationwide meal delivery service prepares each healthy, nutritionally balanced gourmet meal and ships them to the front door where they are easily reheated and served. Sample meal boxes include: Tequila Lime Burrito Bowl, Garlic Chicken Alfredo, and Backyard BBQ.

Working together with Lopez and his team atMike Esterman, FlexPro Meals have already donated over 10,000 healthy meals and over $30,000 in supplies to local charities - including the Salvation Army - around the country and will continue to do their part in creating change and giving back to build a brighter and healthier future. The meals can be ordered in packs of 10, 15, or 21.

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About FlexPro MealsFlexPro Meals is a nationwide meal delivery company that prepares and delivers great tasting healthy meals to your home. At FlexPro, we're dedicated to helping you conquer your fitness goals by making proper nutrition that you need easily accessible. FlexPro Meals is one of the largest most popular meal delivery companies in the United States. Our FlexPro Family extends to 48 states and we have an array of meal options that can always fit your lifestyle with next level variety and super personal FlexPro Reps that help you get set up as well as walk with you on your own journey.

About Boys & Girls Clubs Of AmericaBoys & Girls Clubs of America works hard every day to make a difference in the lives of youth in communities all over the world. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands -- and on domestic and international U.S. military installations. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and pride.

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Philips and Flevo Hospital sign long-term strategic partnership agreement enabling continuous innovation and optimization of patient care -…

Flevo Hospital partnership with Philips

July 14, 2020

Amsterdam, the Netherlands Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Flevo Hospital today announced they have signed a 10-year strategic partnership agreement to continuously innovate and optimize patient care in the Almere region of the Netherlands.

The collaboration has four strategic priorities: 1) Achieving the strategic objective of 'the right care in the right place' by means of innovations and the optimal use of (medical) technology; 2) Modernizing care and strengthening communication between Flevo Hospital and its patients and partners; 3) Increasing the enthusiasm and involvement of hospital employees by unburdening care professionals and modernizing work processes; and 4) Saving costs and improving the efficiency of technology.

We are confronted with many new challenges, but want to keep providing a high standard of affordable care not only within the hospital but also increasingly outside the hospital, said Anita Arts, CEO of Flevo Hospital, Almere, the Netherlands. We want to involve our patients even more closely in their care. This is possible with the help of technological solutions. Philips is a partner for the future with whom we want to innovate and develop new solutions for our strategic challenges.

Thanks to our broad portfolio, we can help Flevo Hospital achieve its ambitions and overcome the challenges it faces, said Henk Valk, CEO at Philips Benelux. In this collaboration, we will work as partners to realize a future-proof hospital. Innovation is the most important part, but good education, together with the maintenance and service of our technology, are also enormously important for the Flevo Hospital to be able to deliver high-quality patient care. In every way, we can strengthen each other and help to improve care, making cooperations like this crucial now and into the future.

During the term of the contract, Philips will act as the preferred supplier of imaging systems, such as MR, CT and ultrasound, and patient monitoring systems. The purchase of equipment is organized through a multi-year medical technology plan to reduce costs for the hospital and make it more transparent. Flevo Hospital will gain early insight into new Philips solutions to ensure that the right equipment is purchased at the right time. The ambition of Flevo Hospital is to be able to quickly use new innovative Philips solutions to optimize workflows, patient pathways and patient experiences while driving efficiencies and cost optimization.

Under the agreement, Philips and Flevo Hospital will also work on innovation programs aimed at introducing innovative technologies and ensuring their optimal use, such as expanding patient monitoring in the hospital, as well as facilitating care outside the hospital. Another goal focuses on further enhancing the staff experience to foster passionate and committed employees. Each year, an education plan will be agreed on for the development and education of healthcare providers and medical technicians in the hospital, so that Philips' technology can be used optimally and efficiently for patient care.

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Pieter de MeerPhilips BeneluxTel.: +31 6 25 26 90 65E-mail:

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 81,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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Amwell Honors Telehealth Innovation and Clinical Care Excellence with Annual Client Award Program – PRNewswire

BOSTON, July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Amwell, a national telehealth leader, announced the recipients of its annual Client Awards. Awards were given to organizations that have made exceptional contributions to expanding digital care delivery from access to impact, prior to and during COVID-19. All winners have demonstrated a profound commitment to making meaningful change through telehealth, even while facing unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic.

"We are incredibly fortunate to work with some of the most forward-thinking healthcare organizations, who show everyday what it means to put patients and providers first," said Ido Schoenberg, MD, Chairman and CEO of Amwell. "This has been a very challenging year and we continue to be inspired and energized by the passion and commitment our clients have for reimagining what healthcare excellence looks like. They're modeling the way to combine in-person and virtual care to create better outcomes for all."

Winners were selected across five categories with consideration given to organizations who demonstrated a measurable impact, with all winners showing exemplary responses to the pandemic. Descriptions of these award-winning telehealth programs can be found at The honorees for 2020 are:

Clinical Impact: For achievement in digital care delivery, demonstrating strong clinical outcomes

Engagement Excellence: For demonstrating strong consumer engagement that impacts health outcomes

Leadership Alignment: For leadership in engaging the entire organization in a powerful vision

Community Innovation and Activation: For delivering meaningful results for a specific member population or patient group

Pandemic Activation & Acceleration: For an agile and swift virtual response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Recipients will be honored at Amwell's virtual Client Forum which brings together leading healthcare stakeholders across health systems, health plans, employers, innovators, and patients.

For more information on the winners and their award-winning telehealth programs, please visit:

About Amwell

Amwell is a leading telehealth platform in the United States and globally, connecting and enabling providers, insurers, patients, and innovators to deliver greater access to more affordable, higher quality care. Amwell believes that digital care delivery will transform healthcare. The Company offers a single, comprehensive platform to support all telehealth needs from urgent to acute and post-acute care, as well as chronic care management and healthy living. With over a decade of experience, Amwell powers telehealth solutions for over 2,000 hospitals and 53 health plan partners with over 36,000 employers, covering over 80 million lives. For more information please visit

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You Will Get Through This – Bangor Daily News

Unprecedented times call on us to step up like never before. The world feels like a very heavy, very angry place.

A few months ago, life was normal and now its anything but

The world needs more love. The world needs more hope. I hope this message of love and hope will resonate with you.

The beauty in all of this is that we get to grow through the process. We must learn to navigate new paths and learn how to think differently.

Is it disruptive? Yes. Inconvenient? Yes. But look for those opportunities to grow.

The reason I am writing this to you today is because I simply want to remind you that this is all temporary.

That you are amazingly strong.

That you are cared for, and whatever youre feeling right now is okay to feel. You will get through this.

Choose the outcome you want to experience 6 months from now TODAY.

Use this time to step into your healthiest, most fit self. To learn new skills, practice great habits, and to manage your mindset and thoughts through difficult times. To build stronger connections with the people in your life, even if you cant physically be in front of them yet.

We have open space to create more good in our lives and the lives of those we care for more than ever.

Focus on what you can control and choose the thoughts that serve you, even when it feels hard to do.

Because its not all bad. Theres opportunity in everything if you seek it. Through all of this, I want you to know Im sending you so much grace, compassion, and light.

Were in this together as a global community.

If you need anything at all from help online with your health and fitness or just an ear, Im here.

Weve got this.

Lots of love,Wilcox Wellness & Fitness

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I Swapped My Morning Coffee For This Collagen Beverage, and It Gave Me Energy For Hours – POPSUGAR Health and Fitness Australia

If living the last four months staying home and social distancing has taught me anything, it's that I'm not exactly a morning person. Sure, when I wake up early and go for a walk or get in a workout before logging on for the workday, I feel more energized and productive. The problem? I can never get up early enough. I've overcompensated for this fact drinking way too much coffee. Like, the equivalent of a Big Gulp from 7-Eleven amount of coffee, which is not exactly great for my anxiety. Coffee can be healthy for you, sure, but consuming too much caffeine has trapped me in this cycle of not being able to fall asleep > sleeping in > trying to wake myself up with too much coffee, and repeat. (Not to mention the unpleasant GI symptoms I experience from drinking too much coffee. But I digress.)

I'm not ready to give up my caffeine habit just yet, but I could definitely cut back. That's why I was so excited to try Vital Proteins new drink: Morning Get Up and Glow ($30). I'm already a fan of Vital Proteins and add the unflavoured collagen powder to my morning coffee or drink the matcha collagen as an afternoon pick-me-up. But when I read up on this beverage as a morning energy and beauty boost, I was intrigued.

Morning Get Up and Glow is made with 10 grams of collagen peptides per scoop, which translates to nine grams of protein per serving, which is satisfying when I'm not hungry for a big breakfast. It also has biotin for skin and nail health, 600% of your daily value of vitamin C, and 90 milligrams of caffeine, which is about as much as a cup of coffee. It comes in powder form, which easily dissolves in cold water with the help of my mini mixer stick (I'm obsessed with this thing).

That's all well and good, but how does it taste? Morning Get Up and Glow is a light and refreshing citrus taste that's not too overwhelming; there's only one gram of sugar and it's sweetened with monk fruit, so it doesn't have that artificial sweetener aftertaste. It reminds me of a tastier Emergen-C without the effervescence. Pro tip: mix it with eight ounces of orange juice in the morning for even more vitamin C and a richer flavour.

I'm not ready to give up coffee entirely just yet, but Vital Proteins Morning Get Up and Glow is definitely a healthy replacement with a moderate amount of caffeine for when I want to cut back. After just one cup, I still had energy and focus throughout the morning without all the nasty GI side effects. I'm excited to add this into my rotation of Vital Proteins collagen drinks. If powdered drinks aren't your thing, Morning Get Up and Glow is also sold in capsule form ($30 for 60 capsules). Since I already take so many vitamins, I'll stick to the beverage.

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SD Loyal and others reveal plans for Midway Sport Arena site – – KUSI

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) San Diego Loyal SC announced Monday its proposed plan for a new stadium and asked for voter support as the city of San Diego seeks to redevelop the 48-acre Sports Arena site in the Midway neighborhood.

The proposed stadium for the SD Loyal would serve as a temporary home for the first-year soccer team, which currently plays home matches at Torero Stadium.

The plan the team has endorsed the Midway Sport and Entertainment District is one of two plans being considered. The other is the Brookfield Property Development Concept with ASM Global.

San Diegans can view the plans and provide input on the proposals until July 20 at virtual-open-house.

A city selection committee will choose one of the proposals to recommend to Mayor Kevin Faulconer, whose staff will then negotiate a deal with the winning developer.

According to the Midway camp, its plan is a community-centric vision for a vibrant mixed-use space to revitalize an aging area of San Diego. In addition to the new temporary soccer stadium, it features a music venue, housing, retail, restaurants and is anchored by a new 12-acre public park. The $125 million renovation of the arena would also include a 3,500-seat music venue and 1,500 residences.

The stadium in the Midway plan, which would be able to seat up to 15,000 fans, would break ground in 2022 if that proposal is selected. The stadium would be the home for the SD Loyal for seven to 10 years while the team works with the community to secure a permanent location in San Diego.

It would also require a 50-foot high building, which would necessitate voter approval in November to raise the Midway Districts building ceiling above the 30-foot limit currently in the area.

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Midway Sports and Entertainment District project and are proud to be asked to participate in such an innovative concept, said team President Warren Smith. We want our club to continue to be a pillar in the community by creating passion for active sports and healthy living. Were looking forward to the positive impact a project like this will have on the San Diego community by making it an even better place to live, work and play.

The Brookfield proposal envisions an environmental and more complete, sustainable San Diego community through affordability, density and transit. It includes five acres of parks and more than 2,000 affordable residential units but no plans for a separate soccer stadium.

We are confident that the ASM Global team will do the right thing, developing housing opportunities at all income levels, creating high quality local construction jobs keeping development investment dollars in the community, creating community benefits and much needed jobs and apprenticeship opportunities for San Diegans, veterans and targeted residents, said Tom Lemmon, business manager of the San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council.

Development on the Midway project would occur in three phases and be completed by 2029 at no cost to San Diego taxpayers. The $1 billion project would update the existing 48-acre Sports Arena site.

Our club cares for the growth of our San Diego community and the new district project provides a great opportunity to transform an underutilized area into a place that celebrates our passion for fun and fitness, Smith said. Our hope is that integrating with such a mixed-use space will help grow the fan base for not only the SD Loyal team but for soccer in general. San Diego is one of the largest soccer areas, and we want to reinvigorate fan passion for the sport.

The city began seeking proposals for the Sports Arena site in February and is now urging San Diegans to participate in selecting a winning proposal later this year.

Brookfield Properties and ASM Global have also formed an unprecedented partnership thatcombines global resources and expertise with more than 40 years doing business in San Diego.

Inspired by the vision of the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Plan and CompleteCommunities initiative, Brookfield and ASM Global propose to transform the Sports Arenaproperty into a vibrant, urban core for the Midway Community and San Diego that includes:

An activated entertainment, sports and cultural arena 5+ acres of public parks and recreation space 2,100+ residential units for families of all income levels near transit 590,000+ square feet of contemporary commercial and retail space

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Healthy Living: The Arc stocked up early to protect against COVID-19 – Norwich Bulletin

As Connecticuts mild winter rolled into spring, a new virus was slinking westward. Most Americans had yet to hear of coronavirus. But a New London helicopter mom named Laurie Herring Thomen was all over it.

Her son Jesse was in Asia post-college. As Laurie tracked Jesses travels through December, she grew alarmed. "Before they ever named it COVID," she says, "I was hearing about it, and it was scary as hell."

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Chief Operations and Quality Officer of The Arc Eastern Connecticut, Herring Thomen moved quickly to buy personal protective equipment (PPE). "I began ordering in January when PPE was not difficult to get. I ordered it as a precaution. I had a sense of it, but I didnt have a real sense of it, or I would have ordered a lot more."

The Arc Eastern Connecticut serves over 700 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, nearly 100 of them in 24-hour homes operating seven days a week. Connecticuts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) ensures quality for approximately 195 service providers like The Arc statewide. By March, DDS mandates for PPE were in effect.

As The Arcs service network began eating up PPE, prices skyrocketed. Supplies grew short. "It would last long enough to get another supply in," Herring Thomen says. "Its easier now. In the beginning, you had to hunt high and low."

"Every bit of PPE you offer staff helps them feel calmer," she adds. "When I show up with 60 gowns and a mask and a bottle of Purell for each one, that goes a long way. The team is grateful. They are not happy about having to wear masks, but they get it."

The Arcs PPE inventory includes 10,000 isolation gowns; 12,000 masks; 45,000 pairs of gloves; 700 face shields; and 300 pairs of goggles. The biggest challenge is cost. The agencys last order for 5,000 isolation gowns totaled $24,000. Luckily, the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut stepped in with an $11,500 PPE grant, essentially cutting that bill in half.

"PPE is about saving lives," Herring Thomen says. "Not just about protecting me but protecting you. It would be nice if the community understood that as well."

Kathleen Stauffer is chief executive officer of The Arc Eastern Connecticut. For information on The Arc, go to For more articles by this author visit

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