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stephb 3 years, 1 month ago on Monday Medical: Interpretation services vital for patients

"We all know that medical terminology has its own specialized vocabulary that often is confusing even to individuals fluent in English. A person who has limited English proficiency may be able to understand enough English to work or go grocery shopping, but to try and understand medical terminology in a different language is extremely difficult."

addlip2u,

After reading that quote, rethink what you are saying. I am a health care professional who uses these services. Do you completely understand ALL medical terminology? I doubt it. Even healthcare professionals need to look things up, dive into books and consult eachother. This is what this service is for. Open communication to be sure that all involved are on the same page. Why don't you learn Chinese, and go to China and see how well you do with no interpreter. Yes, even after 10 years. How do you know she hasn't taken classes at the college, and also been involved with bilingual groups to strengthen her efforts?

I applaud this mother for giving her child the best possible chance at a future. I also applaud these services, as it has literally saved lives in other healthcare situations.

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stephb 4 years, 6 months ago on Quick action unable to save life of traveler from Ohio

I forgot to mention that it is important to recognize that the officers did all they could do with what they had, and they were FAST. Good job for doing all you could do. It's not easy.

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stephb 4 years, 6 months ago on Quick action unable to save life of traveler from Ohio

First off, I would like to say that I am so sorry for the loss of this gentleman, and for his family and friends. Now about the AED importance.It only makes sense to have one in all Police vehicles. They are typically the first to arrive on scene anyway. They can start CPR, and slap on the AED and when the Ambulance gets there they can oversee, take over, while getting drugs ready. Seconds can change life sustainability. For anyone who thinks it is too expensive, think about what this town spends money on. This is a fantastic investment that I hope the City takes seriously. In the light of the recent construction, what if a person dropped at a bus stop West of town, and EMS was held up in a traffic nightmare....well, there are plenty of Police cars around...The officer could run over and provide a higher quality of care rather then delaying intervention. Get some AED's, get some training. I am with seeuski....come on up to the hospital and any one of us will gladly show you not only how easy it is to operate, but also how much it improves a patients chance of surviving cardiac arrest.

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stephb 5 years, 1 month ago on ACET suspect pleads guilty, will be deported to Mexico

Too bad people like this make other legal immigrants who love America, and contribute to it positively look bad. (ie; not just working here and sending all money back home.) I am glad they convicted him, but it looks like he didnt get much of a punishment. The above comments gave me a good little chuckle. thanks. :)

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stephb 5 years, 1 month ago on Kelley McDaneld: Rape reporting

seeuski, Thankyou for the above information. I hope they can catch this person with the evidence collected.

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stephb 5 years, 1 month ago on Kelley McDaneld: Rape reporting

Seeuski, you missed the point. There is a BIG difference between the two. The woman who wrote the letter used the word rape. I was wondering where she heard that from, because I hadn't seen it in the paper. Sexual assault has many degrees. I never said it was better or worse for the victim either way. It is all a violation of that persons body and mind, and it is ALL a serious crime. There is a vast difference if you get grabbed on the butt, as opposed to rape. Both are considered sexual assault. Is she assuming or did I miss something. That was an honest question I asked earlier. By the way, I believe the community has a right to know that it has occured plain and simple.

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