October 1st Show
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On today's show:
Chris Lombardo, Partner at Woodward, Pires & Lombardo discusses the unprecedented influx of Heroin use
in Southwest Florida.
Today, October 1st in History
1847 Maria Mitchell, an American astronomer, discovers a comet and is elected the same day to the American Academy of Arts—the first woman to be so honored. The King of Denmark will award her a gold medal for her discovery.
1890 Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California. This year is the 100 year anniversary of the national parks systems. Yosemite is in the central eastern portion of California. 750,000 acres, million year old granite, Bridalveil Fall flows from a U-shaped hanging valley that was created by a tributary glacier, Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia, wonderful historic lodges.
Yosemite means “killer” in Miwok, the renegade tribe that lived there, and were subsequently driven out during the Mariposa War, before that it was called "Ahwahnee" ("big mouth") by indigenous people.
1908 The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black.
1949 Mao Zedong establishes the People’s Republic of China.
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson debuts; Carson will remain The Tonight Show host until 1992. (last weekend in ’54 the Tonight show started)
1964 Japanese “bullet trains” (Shinkansen) begin high-speed rail transit between Tokyo and Osaka.
1971 Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, the second of Disney’s “Magic Kingdoms.”
1975 A legendary boxing match takes place where Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the “Thrilla in Manila.”
On Monday, Child Health Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on the first Monday in October. According to 36 U.S.C. § 105, on Child Health Day the president invites "all agencies and organizations interested in child welfare to unite on Child Health Day in observing exercises that will make the people of the United States aware of the fundamental necessity of a year-round program to protect and develop the health of the children of the United States." The holiday was enacted by Congress in 1928, and was first celebrated on May 1, 1929.
1924 Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the U.S. (1977-1981)
1935 Julie Andrews (Julia Elizabeth Wells), actress and singer whose films include Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music.
Child Health Day
The State of the World’s Mothers 2015 report, a global index that ranks the best and worst places to be a mother based on the latest available data on indicators like political status, economics, education, children’s well-being and maternal health, ranks the U.S. at No. 33 of 179 surveyed countries—down two spots from last year.
The U.S. ranked No. 42 on children’s well-being, No. 61 on maternal health and No. 89 for political status—or the participation of women in national government. Among the other statistics, the report finds that an American child under the age of 5 is nearly just as likely to die (6.9 per 1,000 live births) as one in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovakia or Macedonia.
Working to affect this level of change is a whole different show, however there is a profound amount of change that you can affect in your own home regarding your children’s health.
1. Children learn by modeling, not by being told, so we must attend to our own health first.
2. You are not a short-order cook, kids eat what the family eats.
This keeps two things in check:
1. The nagging for something different, because this is no longer a choice. It will require an extraordinary amount of resistance on the part of the parent but you will be paid back tenfold going forward.
2. It keeps kids from eating what most typically becomes the default short-order edition of heavily processed home versions of fast food, chicken nuggests, mac’n cheese, cereal, pasta with catsup, what ever it is, none of which is good for any living thing.
3. Get kids outside, in the sun, getting vitamin D. 70% of kids are deficient. adults with low vitamin-D levels are at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and a lot of cancers, and if kids start out with low levels and never increase them, they may be putting themselves at risk for developing all of these diseases at a much earlier age." Children with low levels of vitamin D were more likely to have high blood pressure and lower levels of high-density lipoprotein, also known as good cholesterol -- two factors that are considered major risk factors for heart disease later in life.
It is virtually impossible to get enough D from food so if you aren’t getting 15 minutes in the sun without sunscreen or are taking 400 IU daily, you're likely deficient.
Child Health Day
Chris Lombardo, partner at Woodward. Pires & Lombardo, is an outstanding family law attorney as well as North Collier Fire Commissioner and in both capacities he has seen a surprising and dramatic influx of heroin use in Collier County. In this jaw-dropping interview, Chris shares his findings, both local and national statistics, many of the forces at work in creating this dynamic including the social and business components and insights on how we can support those affected. Please take a moment to listen.
A few statistics:
Heroin use has increased 63% in 11 years
Heroin use in the United States has skyrocketed, spreading to include groups who previously were less likely to abuse the drug.
New data released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that heroin use increased 63% between 2002 and 2013, and heroin-related overdose deaths have nearly quadrupled over the same time period. In 2013 an estimated 517,000 people reported that they had used heroin in the last year or had a heroin-related dependence, a 150% increase from 2007. More than 8,200 people died of heroin-related overdose in 2013, according to national surveys published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.