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Running with the Big Dog

Bernard Lagat sets American 5,000 m. record 12:54.12

INDIANAPOLIS – 2010 World Indoor 3,000m champion Bernard Lagat set the American record over 5,000m Friday night at the 2010 ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway. A two-time Olympic and three-time World Outdoor medalist, Lagat ran a strategic race and finished third in 12:54.12 to break the previous American record of 12:56.27 set by Dathan Ritzenhein last year. Chris Solinsky, the American record holder over 10,000m, finished sixth in a personal best 12:56.66, just outside the previous record. Imane Merga (ETH) won the race in 12:53.81 and 2008 World Indoor 3,000m champion Tariku Bekele (ETH) was second in 12:53.97.

   Elsewhere, Chaunte Lowe, the new American record holder in the women’s high jump, finished as the runner-up in Oslo to reigning World Indoor and Outdoor champion Blanka Vlasic. With almost identical series, Lowe was determined the runner-up with one miss at 2.01m/6-7 while Vlasic cleared that height on her first attempt. Both women had three misses at 2.03m/6-8.

June 5, 2010 Posted by | World Track & Field | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Toxic America, focusing on five chemicals, including BPA

Hilo Dentist Kyle Chock just sent me the following:

Connecting You to Bisphenol A Breaking News

 From the ADA

    “Toxic America” focusing on five chemicals, including Bisphenol A. (BPA)

    On their Web site which promotes the upcoming report, CNN cites dental sealants as one source of BPA http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/05/31/chemical.dangers/index.html

    This news report may generate questions from patients, the public and media. The ADA has contacted CNN and provided a statement from the ADA ’s Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) about BPA posted on our website since 2008:  http://www.ada.org/1766.aspx

 From the CSA statement:       “According to the CDC, dental caries remains the most common chronic disease of children aged 5 to 17 years—5 times more common than asthma (59% versus 11%).4 Untreated cavities can cause pain, dysfunction, absence from school, and poor appearance—problems that can greatly affect a child’s quality of life. The utility of composite resin materials for both restoring dental health and preventing caries is well established, while any health risks from their use are not. The ADA fully supports continued research into the safety of BPA; but, based on current evidence, the ADA does not believe there is a basis for health concerns relative to BPA exposure from any dental material.”

 For pubic information about dental sealants:  click   http://www.ada.org/3026.aspx?currentTab=1#top ;

 If you are contacted by the public or local media about BPA, feel free to share the CSA statement above and the general information about dental sealants.

June 5, 2010 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , , , , | Leave a comment