Breastfeeding has a public health benefit

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion “Breastfeeding? Why are you interested in that?” These are the things I heard from my family when I was explaining to them my internship for the spring semester. I have always had an interest in maternal- and child health, and when I saw this internship with Schenectady County Public Health Services working on the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities (CBFC) grant, I jumped at the opportunity.Interning with a local county health department has given me a different perspective on breastfeeding and public health in general. Working with my mentors on the CBFC grant has allowed me the opportunity to see all the benefits breastfeeding can provide mothers and babies in our community.The CBFC grant has multiple goals, but outreach in our communities is what has impressed me the most. The grant enables us to provide multiple baby cafés throughout the Capital Region for mothers and their partners to receive breastfeeding support or just provide a listening ear as they navigate parenthood. There have been multiple moms of various racial, ethnic, educational and social backgrounds who attend. Observing them sharing their stories of motherhood is heartwarming and has broken down barriers.In recognition of IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) Day on March 7, I believe the need for trained lactation professionals to provide breastfeeding support to all families in our communities is essential. Continued support is necessary to ensure all families have access to lactation support within their community. Seeing how effective this grant has been thus far makes me excited to see how this will change the landscape of infant feeding in the future.Martha LitardoSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

Reaction runs gamut following Frye’s Northern SportMod title

first_imgBELLEVILLE, Kan. ­– After an uncharacteristic 2014, Tyler Frye got back into a chassis he’d had so much success with in the past.The result was 33 feature wins, three track titles and his career first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod national crown.“After last year, there was a huge feeling of relief. We were all in shock for a while,” Frye admit­ted. “We were pretty sure we’d won the national championship but it was nerve wracking waiting for the official call from IMCA.”The Belleville, Kan., clipper had averaged better than 20 feature wins each of the five previous seasons before winning just 14 times last year.“We used the same shocks and setup that we had before but we just never got the car to work for us,” he explained. “So we went back to a DMR by BMS car this year, ran second on opening night of Spring Nationals at Beatrice and won the second night. We knew we were onto something and just had to fine tune it a little.”After getting his 10th win in late May, at U.S. 30 Speedway, Frye and his team began a more ear­nest pursuit of the national title.“What we’ve always done is make sure we didn’t have any mechanical DNFs. The time you spend in the shop is as important as when you’re on the track,” said Frye. “We checked every single nut and bolt every night and that paid off for us in the end.”The attention to detail paid off with his single-season career best feature win total – Frye leads all drivers in the division with 156 for his career – and track championships at Oberlin Speedway, Thunder Hill Speedway and U.S. 30.“Looking back at everything I accomplished, I owe a lot to my dad, family and a lot of friends,” he said. “I wouldn’t have been able to drive a race car without everything they’ve done for me.”A 13-time winner at Columbus, Frye won another nine outings at Mayetta and six shows at Be­atrice.“One of the highlights of the season has to be getting my 30th win (on Aug. 30) at U.S. 30,” Frye said. “That was something I’d never done before so it was special to pick that up for the first time.”He ended the point season with back-to-back wins at Fall Nationals in Beatrice, then continued his special events streak with a career fifth Fall Nationals title at RPM Speedway before sweeping Thunder on the Hill features at Mayetta the following weekend.“I was able to win races three weeks in a row that you’re usually just happy to qualify for,” Frye said. “I don’t know if we could finish the season any better. The only way I could do that is by win­ning the Duel in the Desert at Las Vegas.”While there’s been scuttlebutt about what division he’ll be racing in, Frye made it clear that noth­ing has been set in stone for 2016.“We haven’t decided anything. The Modified is a wait and see,” he said. “Right now we want to enjoy what we accomplished this season.”Starts-60 … Wins-33 … Additional Top Fives-21HIS CREW: Wife Diana, son Trevin, father Troy and stepmother Berdina Frye, Dave Wilber and Stacy Saip.HIS SPONSORS: Belleville Motorsports, the Vanous family, KR92 Radio, Purple Splash, Jensen Earthworks, Tammy Frye, Jensen Ag Service and Wicked by Design, all of Belleville; BSB Manufacturing of Wellington; Jeff Cyphers of Concordia; EngineQuest of Las Vegas, Nev.; Stephenville Starter of Stephenville, Texas; Sample Rac­ing Transmissions of Hastings, Neb.; Fisher Race Engines of Oshkosh, Wis.; the Myers family of Axtell, Neb.; Jake Olmstead of Kearney, Neb.; Hoops Seed of Byron, Neb.; Icon Pistons of Carson City, Nev.; High Velocity Heads of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Dirt Defender Mud Plugs of Red Oak, Texas.last_img read more

What channel is Oklahoma vs. Baylor on today? Time, schedule for Big 12 showdown

first_imgBelow is all the information you need to watch Oklahoma vs. Baylor on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channel and a full Week 12 college football schedule.What channel is Oklahoma vs. Baylor on today? TV channel (national): ABCOklahoma vs. Baylor will be ABC’s primetime game and the third matchup on the network’s slate for Week 12. It’s a strong schedule across the college football landscape, with four other games between ranked teams, including No. 5 Georgia visiting No. 12 Auburn.Oklahoma vs. Baylor: What time is kickoff?Date: Saturday, Nov. 16Start time: 7:30 p.m. ETHistorically, the Sooners dominate the series against Baylor. Oklahoma is 25-3 all-time against the Bears, with all three losses coming this decade. Baylor’s last win came in 2014. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will be calling the matchup for ABC.Week 12 college football scheduleSaturday, Nov. 16 (top 25)GameTime (ET)TV channelNo. 4 Alabama at Mississippi StateNoonESPNNo. 9 Penn State vs. No. 24 IndianaNoonABCNo. 11 Florida at MissouriNoonCBSNo. 15 Wisconsin at NebraskaNoonBig Ten NetworkNo. 14 Michigan vs. Michigan StateNoonFoxNo. 25 Oklahoma State vs. KansasNoonFox Sports 1No. 16 Notre Dame vs. No. 21 Navy2:30 p.m.NBCNo. 2 Ohio State at Rutgers3:30 p.m.Big Ten NetworkNo. 3 Clemson vs. Wake Forest3:30 p.m.ABCNo. 5 Georgia at No. 13 Auburn3:30 p.m.CBSNo. 18 Memphis at Houston3:30 p.m.ESPN2No. 22 Texas at Iowa State3:30 p.m.Fox Sports 1No. 7 Minnesota at No. 23 Iowa4:00 p.m.FoxNo. 1 LSU at Ole Miss7 p.m.ESPNNo. 17 Cincinnati at South Florida7:00 p.m.CBS Sports NetworkNo. 10 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor7:30 p.m.ABCNo. 8 Utah vs. UCLA8:00 p.m.FoxNo. 19 Boise State vs. New Mexico10:15 p.m.ESPN2No. 6 Oregon vs. Arizona10:30 p.m.ESPN For the second consecutive week, an under-the-radar undefeated team gets a chance to prove its mettle on a national stage.No. 12 Baylor hosts No. 10 Oklahoma for the biggest game on the 8-0 Bears’ schedule. Despite the Sooners suffering an upset loss to Kansas State last month, they remain ranked ahead of unbeaten Baylor. MORE: Full betting preview for Oklahoma vs. BaylorThe Bears entered the year unranked and didn’t crack the top 25 until Week 7, rising as high as No. 11. Their best win is a 23-21 home victory over Iowa State in the Big 12 opener; Oklahoma is by far the toughest opponent on the schedule.Last week, undefeated Minnesota beat College Football Playoff contender Penn State to thrust the Golden Gophers into the top 10. If the Bears can also keep its record perfect, the voters would reward them similarly.last_img read more