Norma’s Kidz live on through dolls for people with dementia | News

Norma Wintz’s great-granddaughters looked into her eyes—eyes that had always beamed with light, joy, and love. But that day, the light and joy were barely flickering. Both had been dimmed by old age, and the disease of Alzheimer’s.

“I know you,” Norma said to the girls. “I can’t remember your names, but I know I love you.”

The girls’ hearts ached with pain and happiness at the same time. They hurt because Grandma Norma didn’t recognize them, but felt good that she could still feel the love.

The year was 2017, and Norma was in her late 80s at the time. She was a resident at the Falls City Care Center in Falls City, Neb., and had been since 2014, when she needed a place to recover after a fall at her home.

“We had hoped it would just be for a short time,” daughter Linda Frederick of Falls City

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Community News: MO First Steps helps Diana meet development milestones (3/15/21)

Diana Petrie has fun pouring Cheerios with her MO First Steps therapist.

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Spunky personality and happy disposition is how the team decribes Diana, 2-year-old daughter of Elizabeth and Edward Petrie. She is one of four children, filling the family home with laughter and excitement. Her favorite things to play are: baby dolls, singing and dancing with anyone, building with blocks, books, and being outside. Her favorite snack is popcorn.

Diana’s family has a history of hearing loss and after she was born at 39 weeks, Diana failed her newborn hearing screen and continued to fail on rechecks. She was seen at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. Her doctor visit showed she had fluid, but she has not had any illnesses or ear infections. Other concerns included her very slow growth in both height and weight. She also was not yet holding her head up in a steady position.

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Eng’s Heritage food poisoning: Pregnant woman says she vomited and had diarrhoea over 100 times, Singapore News

It was just a simple bowl of wonton noodles, but it was enough to land one pregnant woman in hospital with food poisoning.

Speaking to Shin Min Daily News, the woman, who is seven months pregnant, said she was warded for five days. She also vomited and had diarrhoea over 100 times after eating at Eng’s Heritage’s Northpoint City outlet on Jan 7.

The 30-year-old had visited the wonton noodle chain with her husband, 32.

Mere hours after eating there, her husband began experiencing sudden sharp pain in his abdomen, she recounted.

He also had diarrhoea “till his legs were wobbly and he felt faint”.

“As for me, it was about 5am when I started vomiting and having diarrhoea. After tossing and turning the whole night, we rushed to a gynaecology clinic as we were worried the baby would be affected,” she said.

Fortunately, the doctor reassured her that

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Share of active cases in AP lowest among major states | Visakhapatnam News

Visakhapatnam: With only 0.15% active cases currently making up the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the state, Andhra Pradesh now has the lowest caseload among all states and Union Territories that have recorded at least one lakh Covid-19 cases. In absolute numbers, there are currently around 1,300 active cases in AP against the cumulative caseload of nearly nine lakh cases.
Kerala leads the national charts with 8% active cases of its cumulative caseload, followed by Maharashtra with 2.2%, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh — both with 1.4%. In AP, at least five to six districts have been recording single-digit case numbers on a daily basis for the last three to four weeks.
Following the initial months of the pandemic, the health department switched from a detection-based strategy to containment intervention. The response and management plan was tweaked at regular intervals in accordance with the ever-changing dynamics of the pandemic which wore
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