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Don’t Use Drugs and Ride: Hospitals Treat Thousands of Drug-Related Bike Injuries Each Year

Don’t Use Drugs and Ride: Hospitals Treat Thousands of Drug-Related Bike Injuries Each Year

Don’t Use Drugs and Ride: Hospitals Treat Thousands of Drug-Related Bike Injuries Each Year
Bicycle after crash

Bicycle after crash

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – September 26, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

From 2019 to 2020, more than 11,000 people who had been using drugs were treated in U.S. emergency departments for injuries that occurred while riding a bicycle, according to a new report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

“When these patients present to the emergency department, it becomes important not only to treat the injuries but also to refer patients to drug treatment in an effort to intervene and prevent further negative events related to drug use,” says the report’s lead author Bart Hammig, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Public Health Program at the University of Arkansas.

Further, among these patients, typical injury-prevention measures such as helmet wearing and improved bike lanes may not be enough to reduce these incidents, as it is “unlikely that the person was riding the bike for exercise,” according to the study’s authors.

Such bicyclists may instead be riding because of circumstances related to a substance use disorder, such as homelessness, license revocation from a previous driving-while-intoxicated conviction or financial instability — all of which may limit the ability to drive a car for transportation.

“This is an often overlooked and ignored population when discussing bicycle injuries,” Hammig says, “but one that stakeholders such as emergency department personnel, drug treatment centers and transportation officials need to consider when trying to prevent future injuries.”

According to Hammig and his co-author, Robert Davis, Ph.D., bicycle crash victims who are intoxicated often have more serious injuries than others. In the study, the reported injuries included fractures (22%) and internal organ injuries (19%), and nearly a third of patients had to be admitted to the hospital. Few injuries (1%) were concussions, but 8% of crashes resulted from drug poisonings. Because the data were recorded at the hospital, victims who died at the scene were not included.

A disproportionate percentage of the patients were men (86.4%). The most common drugs found in the system of crash victims were methamphetamine (36.4%), cannabis (30.7%) and opioids (18.5%), and nearly a quarter of patients also had alcohol in their system.

To conduct their research, Hammig and Davis reviewed 2019-2020 data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, a hospital-based database. Statistics from the system’s nationally representative sample of U.S. hospitals allow for estimation of the number of incidents countrywide. In this study, the researchers extracted all data for bicycle injuries related to the use of psychoactive drugs (independent of alcohol) during the study period. They estimated there were 11,314 such injuries — 2.6% of the overall estimated 480,286 bicycle injuries in that study period.

Hammig and Davis note that, because a variety of circumstances contribute to drug-related bicycle crashes — often overlapping and interacting factors — prevention will be difficult. However, they note that further surveillance, data collection and study will help elucidate additional ways to prevent such injuries.

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Shannon Magsam

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479-575-3138

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Annual Fine Arts Fundraiser: Beaux Arts and Champagne

Annual Fine Arts Fundraiser: Beaux Arts and ChampagneCome Feast your Eyes at the Scottsdale Artists’ School Annual Fine Arts Fundraiser

Annual Fine Arts Fundraiser: Beaux Arts and Champagne
Scottsdale Artist School Beaux Arts 2022

Save the Date for Scottsdale Artists’ School\nAnnual Fine Arts Fundraiser.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – September 24, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

The Scottsdale Artists’ School Announces its Annual Fine Arts Fundraiser: Beaux Arts and Champagne.

Scottsdale Artists’ School’s annual fine arts fundraiser, Beaux Arts and Champagne 2022 will be a hybrid event this year.

Over the past 39 years, Scottsdale Artists’ School, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been a prominent influence in the art community and continues to teach the fundamentals of fine art to artists and aspiring artists of all ages and skill levels. The School offers programs to a wide range of students, including children in our public schools, families, adults and many others who might not be able to attend without assistance. Proceeds from the fundraiser are essential to supporting these programs.

On November 10-12, 2022, an online silent auction will showcase the works of leading artists featuring paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Guests can go online for a virtual auction. They may attend an in-person event on Saturday, November 12 starting at 6 pm. This festive gala is set to be an evening of fun, a celebration of beauty and a night of revelry for Scottsdale Artists’ School. Guests will enjoy music, libations, light dinner, and special door prizes. They will be able to mingle with artists, both local and visiting, and get the opportunity to acquire original works of art. All bidding will be online whether attending the in-person party or joining virtually.

This year’s silent auction will feature travel packages, themed baskets, and various artwork from well-known professional artists, including Signature Artist Douglas Fryer. A limited set of juried work from the school’s student artists will also be available. Opening bids begin at a percentage of the fair market value for each piece of artwork.

Participants will also be able to purchase raffle tickets for the sculpture Midnight at the Oasis by Signature Sculptor Sandy Scott. In-person attendees will also be entered to win a variety of Door Prizes.

The In-Person Evening Gala, on November 12, will start at 6 pm. Tickets are $150 per person.

Raffle tickets for the Midnight at the Oasis Sculpture by Sandy Scott are $25 for 1 ticket and $100 for 6 tickets.

Website:

https://scottsdaleartschool.org/beaux-arts-2022

Contact Information:

Trudy Hays

Executive Director

[email protected]

(480) 990-1422

Gabriele Rewis

Director of Marketing

[email protected]

480 990 1422

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THE 71st MISS USA® COMPETITION TO AIR LIVE FROM RENO, NEVADA ON OCTOBER 3, 2022 ON A&E’s FYI AND HULU LIVE TV

THE 71st MISS USA® COMPETITION TO AIR LIVE FROM RENO, NEVADA ON OCTOBER 3, 2022 ON A&E’s FYI AND HULU LIVE TVMISS TEEN USA® will be streamed LIVE on October 1, 2022 via www.missteenusa.com platforms.

NEW YORK – September 23, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

The Miss USA Organization®, under the leadership of Crystle Stewart, is proud to announce that the 71st MISS USA® will air live from Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in  Resort in Reno, Nevada on October 3, 2022. World-renowned entertainment host, producer, and actress, Zuri Hall, will host the MISS USA® competition. Hall’s sideline hosts will be TV Hosts Julissa Bermudez and Micah Jesse.

Miss Teen USA will be streamed live on www.missteenusa.com and hosted by Miss USA 2021, Elle Smith, and FYI’s correspondent Christian Murphy; who will also be part of the Miss USA telecast.

The esteemed judging panel is Fashion Designer Aaron Potts, Tony-Award Winning Producer and owner of NitroC Group Ashlee Clarke, Founder of Dogpound Kirk Myers, Fashion Designer and Model Nicole Williams-English, Serial Entrepreneur and Sports Illustrated Social Media-at-Large Olivia Ponton, and International South Korean Table Tennis Champion Player and model Soo Yeon Lee.

This year’s performance will be by accomplished pianist, composer and producer Chloe Flower. Flower will be bringing her coined “Popsical” performance to the stage as she embodies Stewart’s mission of “pageantry reimagined” and female empowerment.

Crystle Stewart, former Miss USA 2008 and the FIRST African-American female President of the MISS USA® franchise, acquired the franchise in late 2020. Stewart’s plan brings MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® to the forefront of pop culture.

“It is an honor to be the first African American female franchise owner of the highly recognized MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® brands. The new ownership is about Pageantry Reimagined, which redefines views of the pageant system. The Miss USA Organization® seeks to continually elevate the narrative of inclusivity and diversity of young females nationwide. To amplify the success of these new trailblazing influencers, the organization focuses on leveraging their platforms for social good while inspiring the need for strong female leadership. My goal is to provide them with a unique experience that prepares them for success that translates beyond the pageant stage, so these young women can have the confidence to feel beautiful, powerful and know what they can attain is limitless,” said Crystle Stewart, President of the Miss USA Organization®.

“We are honored to once again host the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competition, and we look forward to watching the talented individual contestants chase their dreams and leverage their platforms to empower the next generation of young women,” said Christopher Abraham, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR). “During their time at GSR, the contestants will have the opportunity to experience the distinct culture of our city and showcase the Reno-Tahoe region to a national audience.”

The two-hour MISS USA® event will feature women representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia in multiple categories, including private interview, swimsuit, evening gown, and onstage question, ending with Kentucky’s Elle Smith, who was the first biracial woman to represent and win her state, crowning her successor. 

The 90-minute Miss Teen USA streamed event will feature teens representing all 50 states and District of Columbia in multiple categories, including private interview, fitness, evening gown, and onstage question, ending with Florida’s Breanna Myles crowning her successor.

During the week of the competition, contestants will explore the great city of Reno. In addition, there will be charitable events for national partner charities Best Buddies and Smile Train Contestants will have the opportunity to have a behind the scenes look with Charlie Palmer at the Charlie Palmer Steakhouse.

Live telecast available on A&E’s FYI and Hulu Live TV at 5pm PDT/8pm EDT.

2022 MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® Sponsors include SeneGence, Jovani, Kittenish, Infinity Sun, Kurve on Wilshire, Nizuc Resort and Spa, Grant Photo, Mia Beauté, Pola, Dogpound, Alterna and Schwarzkopf, Kiss and Makeup Houston, Mouwad, and Miss Academy.

Show tickets are available through www.missusa.com and www.missteenusa.com

Find MISS USA® at www.missusa.com and MISS TEEN USA® at www.missteenusa.com, and follow us Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and, TikTok. The Miss USA Organization is independently produced and franchised by the MISS Brand Corp.

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ABOUT MISS USA ORGANIZATION®: The Miss USA Organization®, under the helm of Crystle Stewart, is the new and improved leading national platform for young female entrepreneurs to build and curate their futures. As a former titleholder, Stewart went on to cultivate and further her entrepreneurial dreams of being an actress, and becoming the first black female President of the original influencer brand, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA®. Under this new leadership, Stewart nurtures the contestants and titleholders each year to use their star power by growing their role model status within their communities and beyond, and formulating a winning recipe to ensure their success. “Pageantry Reimagined” is more than just a new approach. It’s a redefining moment and a generational shift. Not just for the contestants but for the industry. It’s an actual, one-of-a-kind Gen Z and Millennial life experience that can catapult them to future stardom. The Miss Brand Corp. independently operates the Miss USA Organization. To learn more, visit www.missusa.com and www.missteenusa.com.

ABOUT FYI: FYI, is home to lifestyle content that inspires the ‘enthusiast’ in us all by highlighting those who live life to the fullest and pursue their passions. Bringing together in one place a range of genres and lifestyle programming – from cars to all things home, the great outdoors to the amazing stories behind collectibles, and much more – FYI takes viewers inside the worlds of passionate enthusiasts who live their lives on their own terms. FYI is part of the A+E Networks portfolio. For more information, visit https://www.aenetworks.com/brands/fyi

ABOUT GRAND SIERRA RESORT: Located in the heart of the beautiful Reno-Tahoe region, Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) is an all-encompassing casino-resort with nearly 2,000 newly-renovated guest rooms and suites, 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, 1,200 slot machines, 45 table games, a poker room featuring seven tables and the Infinity High Limit Room. The destination’s premier gaming property offers visitors a wide variety of amenities including the 2,995-seat critically-acclaimed Grand Theatre, the spectacular LEX Nightclub, more than a dozen dining choices including Charlie Palmer Steak and Lounge, a spa, branded retail shopping, a remarkable year-round outdoor pool and fire pit experience, Reno’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, a two-screen cinema, a 50-lane bowling center, adrenaline-pumping rides and an aqua golf driving range. GSR is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit grandsierraresort.com or to make reservations call 1-800-648-5080. For the latest and greatest news on GSR, find us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

ABOUT RENO TAHOE: Reno Tahoe is a dynamic, four-season resort destination in a spectacular natural setting – where America’s largest alpine lake meets “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Reno Tahoe is marketed by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA), an organization established in 1959 to promote convention and tourism business in Washoe County, which includes Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe. For more information, go to www.VisitRenoTahoe.com.

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Nancy Schuster

Director of Talent and Media Relations

[email protected]

9179729591

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