Amy Taxin, Associated Press Updated 1:12 am CDT, Friday, October 12, 2018 In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, photo, manager Karen Stalk watches as a worker returns a greyhound after donating blood at Hemopet canine blood bank in Garden Grove, Calif. The organization said the dogs are walked at least five times daily and given outdoor recreation time. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has filed a complaint alleging mistreatment of dogs at Hemopet, one of the nation's largest canine blood banks, a claim the nonprofit organization that runs the Southern California facility for retired racing greyhounds adamantly rejects. Hemopet said the dogs are well-cared for and provide a vital service that saves pets' lives. less In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, photo, manager Karen Stalk watches as a worker returns a greyhound after donating blood at Hemopet canine blood bank in Garden Grove, Calif. The organization said the dogs are ... more … [Read more...] about PETA alleges mistreatment at California canine blood bank
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New Jersey-based ConnectOne Bank is opening its first Long Island office. The commercial bank said Tuesday the branch at 48 South Service Road in Melville is part of its "continued expansion within the New York market." The bank, based in Englewood Cliffs, said it also plans to open an office in Astoria, Queens, later this year. "The Melville office will serve as a business banking hub for the Long Island market, which mirrors the needs of the New Jersey markets we currently serve," said Frank Sorrentino III, the bank's chairman and CEO. The bank has 22 banking offices in New Jersey and New York. ConnectOne reported assets of $5.2 billion as of March 31, an increase of $50 million from Dec. 31, 2017. The bank's shares were up 2 percent to $26.95 early Tuesday. … [Read more...] about ConnectOne, a New Jersey-based bank, opens office on Long Island
With the promise and pitfalls of umbilical cord blood samples in mind, how should parents decide whether to put their baby’s blood on ice, either for their own family’s future use or as a donation for the greater good? It’s a tricky calculation, one that changes based on a family’s risk threshold, dreams for the future and, of course, money.Instead of floundering about aimlessly, let’s start with the professionals. In 2015, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists put out an opinion that, at this point, the science doesn’t support routine cord banking. As such, cord banking shouldn’t interfere with normal obstetric or neonatal care, including the timing of cord clamping. “The routine storage of umbilical cord blood as ‘biologic insurance’ against future disease is not recommended,” the authors of that opinion write.The American Academy of Pediatrics largely agrees. In a 2017 policy statement published in … [Read more...] about Should you bank your baby’s umbilical cord blood? Here’s a guide for thinking through the issue.
A 24-year-old Virginia woman allegedly driving drunk in New Jersey over the weekend smashed into two parked cars, then switched seats with her also allegedly drunk friend, who crashed into another two vehicles, authorities say. Officers responding to a 911 call in Hoboken early Saturday found Jamila Banks, of Alexandria, Virginia, in the front passenger seat of her SUV. Janelle Green, a 23-year-old from Newark, was behind the wheel. Chilling Images Take You Inside Abandoned Maryland Mall Police say both women reeked of alcohol and reported that they had been at a club. They allegedly told cops they were trying to figure out who was "less drunk" and who could drive; both were over the legal limit -- one had a blood alcohol level of 0.17 and the other had one of 0.14, though cops didn't specify who was "more drunk." They banged up the SUV so bad they couldn't drive it. Cops say they damaged four vehicles -- three Hondas and one Nissan. No injuries were reported in any of the … [Read more...] about Women Take Turns Driving Drunk in New Jersey; Both Smash Into Parked Cars: Police
Umbilical cords tie mother and baby together, if only for a brief spell. But the stuff inside these cords has the potential to be useful well after birth. Cells in umbilical cord blood are already being used to treat certain diseases, including leukemia and rare forms of anemia. But for all the excitement about umbilical cord cells, in many ways, this research is still in its infancy.Parents who are optimistic about that research future and want to save these cells have two options in the United States: Public not-for-profit cord banks and private cord banks. Here, about 30 public banks rely on donations from mothers, who don’t have to pay for the donation. After delivery, blood from the umbilical cord and placenta is collected, checked for quality, entered into a registry and then put in a deep freeze. And like the blood that’s collected in blood drives, these cells become available to anyone who might need them — not just the family that donated them.There is … [Read more...] about When deciding whether to bank your baby’s umbilical cord blood, consider these caveats