BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — On the morning of March 9, 2015, former Patriots fullback Kevin Turner was losing his struggle with an incurable brain disease. His parents, who had left their longtime home and moved in to care for him, saw his nurse guiding their terminally ill son out of his house in his wheelchair.Turner, a divorced father of three minor children, was all but paralyzed. He was breathing through a tube in his neck, and he took nutrition through a tube to his stomach. His mother asked the nurse, Allison Sanford, where they were headed.Turner, then 45, was the face of a class-action suit by thousands of National Football League veterans over brain damage they suffered playing the game. As the lead plaintiff, he had campaigned from his wheelchair for the league to compensate the afflicted and make the sport safer for future generations, including his son, Nolan, now a member of Clemson’s undefeated football team.“The nurse said they were going shopping,” his … [Read more...] about Was CTE a factor in ex-Patriot Kevin Turner making his nurse his wife — and heir?
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GRAND JUNCTION — A Grand Junction woman is at odds with school officials after an administrator asked her to cover up while she was nursing her child at an elementary school.Kelly Johnson said she was breast-feeding her 18-month-old daughter in a hallway at Thunder Mountain Elementary last week, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported Friday. She was waiting for one of her other children, who attends private school but was in a speech therapy session at Thunder Mountain.A staff member asked her to cover herself because students would be finishing classes soon, she said.Johnson said she was trying to be discreet but the administrator made her feel she was doing something wrong."I was very upset by it," Johnson said. "It felt very shameful, like I was doing something wrong and it shocked me. I've breast-fed all over my child's private school and all over Grand Junction. I know the laws."Colorado law allows women to breast-feed in public.School District 51 spokesman Charles … [Read more...] about Nursing mom upset with Colorado school’s request to cover up
San Diego State University will keep the word Aztec as its nickname but create a more culturally sensitive version of its mascot in a decision that reflects nearly 20 years of racially charged debate about how the school treats indigenous people.“The Aztec Warrior … will be retained, but as Spirit Leader, not mascot,” interim SDSU President Sally Roush told the Union-Tribune on Tuesday.“We just expect a much more dignified and appropriate demeanor from that person. You won’t see the Aztec Warrior doing pushups in the endzone. You won’t see the Aztec Warrior dancing with the cheerleaders.”Her action is part of a larger movement in the United States in which everyone from small high schools to big universities and Major League Baseball teams have tweaked or dropped nicknams and mascots that were regarded as culturally unacceptable.Roush largely based her decision on the work of a 17-member task force of faculty, students, alumni and community … [Read more...] about SDSU to keep Aztec name following racially and politically charged debate
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jill Terreri Ramos Globe Correspondent May 16, 2018 Quincy College President Peter Tsaffaras announced his resignation Tuesday, acknowledging that he had lost the support of the college’s board of governors amid a tumultuous time for the school.The board selected Quincy Mayor Tom Koch to temporarily lead the school until a new president is chosen, according to a spokesman for the college.Tsaffaras’ announcement came a week after the state Board of Registration in Nursing effectively shut down Quincy College’s nursing programs after finding serious deficiencies, meaning more than 250 students will have to find another institution to finish their degrees. Advertisement Tsaffaras read his resignation letter during a board of governors meeting, and said he had let the board know of his decision during a closed-door session on May 3. He … [Read more...] about Quincy College president resigns after state shuts down nursing programs
Five months after finishing nursing school, Angela Gibson reported to UW Hospital’s burn unit for a night shift that would change her life.Gibson, then 22, was assigned to care for the man, Salim Amara, found to have paranoid schizophrenia. Later, she became the primary nurse for the couple — Eric Nelson, then 29, burned on 97 percent of his body, and Heather Gallagher, then 24, burned on 87 percent of hers. Through weeks of overtime, the delivery of excruciating but necessary wound treatments, months-long stays for most of the victims, Nelson’s near death and an emotional connection with Gallagher, Gibson discovered she thrived on the tension.When the activity faded, she found stimulation in a different way: She got an M.D.-Ph.D. In 2015, after 14 years of additional school and training — during which she had two children — she became a burn surgeon and researcher at UW.Now, 20 years after the inexplicable bus fire led Madisonians to raise more than … [Read more...] about Madison bus fire 20 years ago inspired burn nurse to become surgeon, researcher