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75% of World Blindness is Preventable ORBIS Public Service Announcement Draws Attention to Global Disparities in Eye Care NEW YORK, January 23, 2007 / PRNewswire / - ORBIS International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide, released today a new public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness among Americans that most blindness — both here and aboard — is preventable for those with access to quality eye care services. "Imagine watching helplessly as your child went blind or as your own vision slowly disappeared. What if it could be prevented?" asks Bob Costas, narrator of the PSA and host of HBO's Inside the NFL and Costas Now. "I'm pleased to support ORBIS in their mission to bring sight-saving education and training to medical staff around the world. There are few gifts more precious than the gift of sight." The World Health Organization estimates that 37 million people are blind worldwide, and an additional 124 million have vision so poor that routine activities become impossible. Yet an estimated 75 percent of those suffering do not have to be blind. "The medical and scientific knowledge to cure or prevent more than half of all cases of blindness already exists and is routinely available in developed counties such as the United States. The challenge is to make it available in developing countries, along with the delivery systems, education, awareness and priority-setting necessary to eliminate or drastically reduce the risk," said Dr. Eugene M. Helveston, ORBIS ophthalmologist-in-chief. "That's where ORBIS steps in. Our goal is to ensure that the skills and technology exist where they are needed most." Since 1982, ORBIS volunteers and staff have restored the vision and transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in more than 85 countries. At the same time, ORBIS has been building local capacity to provide eye care in those countries by training more than 120,000 eye care professionals aboard the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital, in local hospitals, with ORBIS telemedicine (Cyber-Sight), and through long-term national blindness prevention programs in Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, India and Vietnam. The PSA was produced by Victor/Harder Productions with creative, writing and production services donated by Fran Victor and Bill Harder and music donated by Dan Yessian of Yessian Music.
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This video will show u how one can make out ur credit card no. merely through ur ATM transaction record and how to prevent this type of credit card fraud.
9 Sep 2007
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4 sure fire tips to prevent a shark attack. Funny Comedy video.
15 Oct 2007
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Preventing identity theft, as explained on www.BestCreditQuote****, can be accomplished through these steps.
8 Nov 2007
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4 Jan 2008
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*******www.embroiderytipsandmore**** Embroidery training video with Embroidery tip showing how to prevent garment from pulling during embroidery
16 Jan 2008
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Prevent Spyware on Your Computer *******www.trueantispyware**** Preventing spyware is not that difficult when you know the simple steps. The best thing to do is run a quick scan so that you know you are protected right now.
5 Feb 2008
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1 Mar 2008
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Libby Prendergast has fallen several times in the past few years resulting in serious injuries including a broken arm and an ankle, both requiring surgery. Elizabeth Prendergast, victim of a fall: "I find I always, not at home but when I'm going out somewhere, I want to know what I'm going to get into as far as the terrain, and stairs. I’m less sure of myself. But I feel quite confident when I use the walker." Fifty Five percent of fall injuries among older people occur inside the home. Meri-K Appy, president, Home Safety Council: "There are several reasons why an older person might experience a fall. As we age there are issues related to loss of balance, sometimes the loss of strength in our leg muscles and extremities." By implementing five easy steps, older adults can help to prevent falls in their own homes. First, make sure your footwear fits well. Be aware of stepping onto a surface that is lower than expected such as curbs and steps. Start an exercise program to improve balance and coordination. Review all prescriptions since some medications can contribute to falls. Have your vision checked since poor vision can lead to increased falls. Warren Burris, AARP, Manager, Housing Options & Liveable Communities: "AARP is taking on this issue of falls because it lends quality of life to our members."
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To schedule a stroke screening, visit *******www.lifelinescreening**** or call 1-877-237-1336. Richard from Massillon, Ohio shares a story of how a friend urged him to try Life Line Screening. Richard's health screening results helped prevent him from having a stroke. Life Line Screening provides preventive health screening services for stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, diabetes, heart disease & osteoporosis. Call 1-877-237-1336 for screening signup. Read more touching stories of how Life Line Screening made an impact on the health of screening participants at *******www.lifelinescreening****/
13 Mar 2008
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A nationwide campaign on drug prevention invites each and every Maldivian to be part of the solution to the countryís growing drug problems. The campaign, entitled ìWake Upî,was launched by the National Narcotics Bureau, the NGO Journey and UNICEF, with an aim at preventing drug abuse and promoting recovery among the addicts.SOUNDBITE (English), Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom, President of the Maldives: ìIn the case of the Maldives, the youth represent a very large section of our society. We cannot, therefore, afford to lose our youth to substance addiction.î It is often said that every Maldivian has an addict in the family. In the capital city Maleí, the most densely populated city on earth, it is believed that some 10 per cent of the youth are using drugs.
9 Feb 2009
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HOW TO PREVENT YOUR CAR FROM THEFT
16 Apr 2008
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with two dollars you can prevent the radiation form you computer to you body
14 Jun 2008
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*******colinro1.auctiontnt****. Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and strengthen the deep torso muscles, which are important to help alleviate and prevent back pain. Learn all about it with this step-by-step DVD.
18 May 2008
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Future in Review 2008 - CTO Challenge, Preventing Wild Fires - *******www.futureinreview****
24 Jun 2008
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Future in Review 2008 - CTO Challenge, Preventing Wild Fires
5 Jul 2008
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