Thursday, October 5, 2017

The new issue is out! Plus, take a car to the hospital; soup's on for a good cause in October

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New issue! Grab your copy of the new issue of InHealth, featuring luscious lotions and skin-smoothing soaps, all made by local artisans. On stands and online.

When in doubt, hop in the car
If faced with the crisis of a penetrating injury — a gunshot wound or a stabbing — it’s probably better to jump in the nearest vehicle and go to the hospital, rather than waiting for an ambulance, according to a study published last month. "For certain types of injury, it might be best to call the police, Uber or a cab — however you can get to the trauma center fastest,” says the study’s lead author.

The study examined data on more than 103,000 patients who arrived at U.S. trauma centers with a gunshot or stab wound. Patients with penetrating injuries were 62 percent less likely to die when they arrived in a private vehicle, versus an ambulance, adjusting for differences in injury severity. An ambulance is still the best bet for other emergencies, like heart attacks or strokes, where “prehospital interventions” can be life-saving.

Soup’s on for a good cause this month
Cool, crisp fall days and a warm bowl of hearty soup just go together. And for the month of October, every Wednesday evening offers the opportunity to enjoy a delicious bowl of soup at area restaurants, while helping out the Arts in Healing program at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. “Soup for the Soul” participating restaurants pledge a portion of their Wednesday soup sales (or a minimum $200 donation) to the program; six of the 13 participating restaurants are donating proceeds for the entire month of October, not just on Wednesdays. The month-long event has raised a total of more than $30,000 in the past eight years.

As part of the fundraiser, soup bowls donated by Polka Dot Pottery, and decorated by children participating in the Arts and Healing program, will be sold in the Sacred Heart Medical Center gift shop for $20.

Participating restaurants:
The Barrel Steak & Seafood House*
Fieldhouse Pizza & Pub* (both locations)
The High Nooner (all four locations)
• Holy Family Hospital's Take 5/Café Fresca
Little Garden Cafe
Morty's Tap & Grille*
Picabu Bistro
• Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center's The Café
The Screaming Yak*
Selkirk Pizza & Tap House*
Something Else Deli
Steelhead Bar and Grille*
• St. Luke's Waterfall Café

* Donating proceeds during the entire month of October, not only on Wednesdays

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Anne McGregor

Anne McGregor is a contributor to the Inlander and the editor of InHealth. She is married to Inlander editor/publisher Ted S. McGregor, Jr.