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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:15

Geek of the Week: US Open App

No matter what activities the family has planned for you on Sunday, you'll be able to stay up to date with the US Open. The tournament starts tomorrow, but the real action won't be until the final round on Sunday.

The official app of the U.S. Open Golf Championship features 4 channels of live streaming coverage, live score updates, shot-by-shot states, plus a map of the course – complete with current players wherabouts! You can also set the app to sent alerts when there's a scoring update for your favorite player or players.

The US Open App is free for iPhone and Android.

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:17

Cover 2 Podcast - Week of 06/16/18

Dr. Faye Jamali is a soccer mom. An anesthesiologist. A friend. A wife. By all accounts, she had it all going for her. But a fluke accident and a trip to the ER, started her down a path to addiction that changed everything. In 2007, Dr. Jamali was attending a birthday party when she slipped and fell, breaking her wrist. An excessive amount of painkillers were prescribed and she noticed life got easier when she took the medication. Her stress levels diminished and she began abusing pain medication more to numb her feelings than relieve pain. This was only the beginning. 
 
Dr. Jamali says addiction completely snuck up on her. What started as something to ease the pain quickly took over as habit-forming. She states “I truly believe something broke in my brain. I feel like it got high jacked.” She quickly began to rationalize the situation and her lifestyle. In her mindset, she was not an addict. As a licensed physician, she didn’t seem to fit the mold. In this podcast from Cover2 Resources, we hear the story of Dr. Faye Jamali abusing, denying and struggling through her battle with addiction. With the help of a comprehensive rehab program tailored towards her situation, Dr. Jamali was able to receive the help that she needed. Listen to how Dr. Jamali found recovery and learn about her work today helping others in the medical profession.
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:16

Cover 2 Podcast - Week of 06/09/18

The fear inherent in searching for help for an opioid addiction should not include the additional worry of becoming exploited.  But then, “should” is a meaningless word. There are unscrupulous players in the treatment industry eager to turn suffering into money. 
 
On this edition of the Cover2 PPT podcast, Greg welcomes Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg back to the program. to discuss the scourge of patient brokering. He offers advice on how to avoid being victimized and describes the work that is being done by the Sober Homes Task Force to protect the community.
 
Aronberg calls patient brokering “pay to play.” At its base, it is a marketing ploy to lure, bribe, and trade in a scam known as the Florida Shuffle. It’s illegal and it can put lives in danger. The shuffle is no longer isolated just to Florida. It’s a scam that is spreading, and Aronberg offers advice on how to recognize it. Where do I go for help? How do I know if the facility I’m considering is legal and responsible? How do I approach my due diligence to find out the answers to these questions?
 
For those interested in social advocacy to change a system that supports and allows people to profit from such abuse, Aronberg and Greg discuss the work being done to encourage government at the state and national level to do more than just throw money at the problem.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:32

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 06/02/18

Greg is joined by Dr. Howard Wetsman, an addiction psychiatrist that explains the biological process of dealing with any form of addiction. Dr. Wetsman is the author of Questions and Answers on Addiction. Genetics play a large role in whether or not someone will struggle with addiction in their lifetime but unfortunately genetics are so often ignored.
 
Dr. Howard Wetsman envisions a day when people no longer struggle with addiction. He has been actively treating addiction in facilities ranging from inpatient units, charity hospitals and HIV clinics. 
 
Join Greg and Dr. Wetsman as they discuss why it is important to start understanding the brain illness called addiction. In this episode, Greg also undergoes genetic testing provided by the Addiction Lab of American Addiction Centers and discusses the results with Dr. Wetsman.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:31

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 05/26/18

Greg is joined by Eric Hicks, the Plant Manager at Jones Plastic & Engineering located in Benton County, Tennessee. Hicks was new to the plant when he was immediately faced with high turnover and absenteeism rates. Unfortunately, this was not unusual for this rural area with its limited population and heavy drug use. 
 
The opioid crisis is taking a toll on American businesses and has affected many manufacturers in our country. Hicks tells the story of how he was faced with unfamiliar challenges and how he did not take the more obvious route of terminating those who failed a drug test. In Benton County, terminating each individual was just not an option. 
 
At the time, the plant he ran employed about 225 people with 75% of those people being there for less than a year. On a daily basis, absenteeism was at 15% and the overall turnover rate was at 75%. As a direct result, the plant was not meeting their expected quality and performance levels. “I could not hire my way out of this issue”, says Hicks.
 
Listen as Hicks discusses what he did to turn a bad situation into a manageable one, which resulted in helping many employees that needed proper treatment.

Stopping for gas on the way home from work, blocking out a few hours for an oil change or a car wash are a thing of the past with this app!

Sign-up for the service and the Yoshi crew will stop by your work once a week to fill up your tank, or they'll take it for an oil change and a wash. You don't need to worry about it, they'll take care of it all for you.

Note: Nothing about this is free. There's a $20/month membership fee, plus the price of gas and oil-changes. BUT, your first month's membership is free.

Cleveland is one of 12 cities across the country where Yoshi is available.

For more information go to: startyoshi.com or download the app on your Android or iPhone

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:03

Geek of the Week: Eyealert

Students at Rocky River High School have developed an app that can help in an active shooter situation. The app uses crowed sourced information to track the shooter in real time.

The idea: Every student and teacher have the app on their phone. When there is an active shooter situation, they open the app and it tracks their location in real time. If they see the shooter they press on the screen and their name pops up, like a location on a Google Map, and says [for instance] “Dan Deely just saw the shooter here”.

Every time someone presses the screen, it plots a point on the school map. Not only does it show you where the shooter is, it shows where he's been, and gives you an idea where he's going. Letting students and teachers know whether to hunker-in-place, or its okay to run.

They're still testing the app, so it isn't widely available yet.

But in some of their drills, the school says they've had half the student body out of the building BEFORE there was an “active shooter” announcement over the PA system.

 

Thursday, 17 May 2018 09:23

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 05-19-18

In 2016, more than 63,000 people died of drug overdoses in the United States, more than triple from 2000. Among the many cities that are affected by this crisis, Philadelphia has been drastically affected. Greg is joined by Dr. Tom Farley, the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Health. Dr. Farley says that the opioid epidemic has surpassed the AIDS epidemic that was sweeping Philly in the 1990’s and surpasses the amount of deaths from the entire Vietnam War. 
 
Since Dr. Farley is the Commissioner of the Philadelphia Health Department, he considers himself the “doctor” of the city and is on a mission to help illuminate how Philly can take an active role in combating this epidemic through harm reduction programs. He says that they surveyed the general population of the city and found out that one-third received opioid prescriptions, and 1 in 7 were currently taking opioids. Many of those are predicted to graduate to heroin. 
 
They started a plan in the Fall of 2016 to find new ways to help the city control the epidemic and prevent people from dying. The Mayor appointed about 20 task force members which were joined by 150 people that have been affected by the opioid crisis to come up with recommendations. After much hard work, there were 18 recommendations that were concluded from the committee to help their city and communities. The final report and 18 recommendations will be published along with this episode.
 
Some of the recommendations include prevention, education, low-barrier housing, medical intervention, and overdose prevention (to name a few). Listen and learn more about the plans for the city of Philadelphia, along with other controversies they think will lead to positive change during this national crisis.​
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 11:38

Cover 2 Podcast: Week of 05/12/18

Greg is joined by Amy Dresner, a former professional stand-up comic who appeared at the Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and the Improv. She is most recently known as the author of “My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean” where she describes her struggles with addiction, and the extreme circumstances that led her to sobriety. 
 
Amy’s book is brutally honest about addiction and how it affected her life. Amy tells Greg about the arrest that led her down an even darker path. She explains how her mandatory community service was life-changing, humbling, and when she started to realize the depth of her situation. Her epiphany came during those hours which has led to living a sober life. 
 
Listen as Greg talks to Amy about her journey and how it was like living with addiction and what she has done to overcome those challenges. Those who have read her book and other publishing’s have said it has helped them feel less ashamed, less alone and they appreciate her brutally honesty when it comes to addiction.
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 08:59

Geek of the Week - Datefit

A new dating app was released last week – and it was created by a company in Cleveland.

The app is called “DateFit” and it matches up people who are into staying fit and exercising. Similar to the other dating apps, you swipe one direction to like someone, swipe the other way to reject them...but this app lets you “super like” someone.

The creators say that sometimes approaching someone at the gym can be tough...their app makes it easier.

Its free for iPhone and Android

** note ** while there may be 9,000 people currently using the app, the odds are pretty good that not many of them are in Cleveland, so pickings may be pretty slim until this thing catches on. It's only been out a couple weeks.

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