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A PROFESSIONAL bra fitter has revealed the reason you may be able to see your bra outline through your shirt.
Kimmay, who is from the US, took to TikTok and shared an informative video which she captioned: "Some reasons you’re seeing your bra outline through your shirt! This problem is SO common, but here are some solutions that can help."
In the clip, the bra guru begins: "Usually seeing the outline of your bra means it doesn't fit properly.
"Either it's gapping because the cup is a little bit too big or more likely, the band is too loose so it's riding up and then causing your cups to fall forward and for that shape to be seen.
It can also be too small, so if it's too tight and you're spilling out, you're going to see that bubble as well."
Kimmay goes on to say that another reason could be that it's just worn out.
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"If you have a moulded contour cup like this ans you've been folding one cup into another, then this one will actually start to roll a little bit," she says.
"It could also be losing its elasticity in the band…
"It might not also be the right style for your bust so if you have really soft tissue or tend to spill out no matter what, don't opt for something that's too much of a plunge."
She adds: "Instead get something that's full coverage like this, or have some coverage and some stretch or flexibility to it.
"If you're looking for a super smooth look underneath something, maybe opt for a smooth cup and don't go for lace or a seamed cup."
The post has since garnered a whopping 51,000 views and been flooded with comments from grateful women up and down the country.
"Great info!" enthused one.
A second commented: "Awesome post! Thank you!"
A third penned: "Mine is always showing under, like the wire under the cup and I don’t know what I’m doing wrong!"
Meanwhile, another added: "Oh my gosh the band thing makes so much sense!"
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Mental Health certified are looking to find solutions to a shortage of workers nationwide, specifically in Fort Wayne.
It’s a known issue across Indiana and comes as the Indiana Behavioral Health Commission sent their final report to the Indiana General Assembly. The report contains 56 pages including a thorough examination of Indiana’s behavioral health delivery system.
The need for more Behavioral Health and Mental Health certified is listed, with current challenges, barriers, and possible solutions included. Challenges mentioned include low wages and high caseloads resulting in burnout.
Janel Lane, Co-founder of Courageous Healing Incorporated, can attest to this.
“The demand is at an all time high and people who are entering into the field just hasn’t caught up to the level of need right now,” Lane said, “So there’s a lot of pressure for organizations and agencies to do the best they can to not get a wait list.”
Lane says it has been hard balancing the care of staff while trying to meet the need and demand of clients. She recalls a day that the phone at Courageous Healing rang once every seven minutes, with people wanting to register.
Cheryl Shepherd, Director of Human Resource at Bowen Center, says they are experiencing burn out, larger case loads, and longer wait times.
“We see a lot of people that are mission driven meeting their mission, but they’re also having a lot of issues with burnout and that’s hard to balance sometimes,” Shepherd said.
Lane says there’s a major need for funding support. Now that seeking help for mental health needs is being normalized, she sees more people wanting to enter into the field. That comes with more interns and associate level licensed specialist who insurance will not allow to bill for their services, which discourages them from continuing on.
There are also things that go into obtaining a license such as supervision hours in which interns have to pay out of pocket for. Lane says some people can not afford to do this.
So what can be done? The report suggests increasing Medicaid rates to support competitive hiring and retention, reducing barriers by expanding universal licensure recognition language to behavioral health licenses, and allowing funds for a student loan repayment program for behavioral health professionals who commit to working in Indiana and serving underserved communities.
Shepherd mentioned that she’d like to see the addition of offering telehealth and telephonic services, as well as reimbursement rates.
“I really think it’s important to increase that reimbursement rate that we’re getting for services we’re providing in order to be able to attract and retain the staff to provide high quality services,” Shepherd said.
Right now, Shepherd and Lane both say their organizations have created systems to work efficiently while meeting current demands. Shepherd says the Bowen Center is focusing on providing staff with the proper care in attempt to control burnout.
“Providing all of the services they need for their own self care, mental health care, and support,” Shepherd said, “Also making sure they have the training and education they need to provide those services, and continuing to recruit and find new talent and find those people who are mission driven that can come alongside and meet that need too.”
Lane says Courageous Healing is implementing a solution they came up with, the six session model which aims to provide brief therapy and trauma centered therapy.
“We tell our therapist to show up fully and authentically which gives them permission to show up and be fully themselves, it helps people trust them and then we get right to work so it doesn’t take three to six sessions to build rapport,” Lane said, “Clients if we’re helping to offset any costs of their counseling they start with six sessions. If they need more they can apply for more, however we aim to make an impact within those six sessions.”
Lane says because of this system, they rarely have a waiting list and are able to get people the help they need quicker.
“We have to stay on our toes and continue to innovate as the problems are changing, needs are changing, demand is changing, COVID changed a lot of things and we have to be flexible in the field,” Lane said.
The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site will specialise in emergency care. The trust says this will benefit patients through immediate access to medical and surgical specialist teams based at the same location.
NHS bosses say creating one dedicated Emergency Department for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin will help to ensure that patients are seen more quickly by the most appropriate specialist teams. They say patients will experience a more rapid diagnosis and shorter hospital stays and that there will be an improved patient flow, with shorter patient waiting times, and faster ambulance handover times
The trust says both the Telford and Shrewsbury sites will provide 24-hour urgent care services, providing improved access for the assessment and treatment of a wide range of illness and injuries.
The hospitals’ management team says Telford will benefit from a new enhanced urgent care service, an A&E Local model, staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of health, care and community professionals. They insist this is a significant enhancement of urgent care services in Telford and means around two thirds of patients currently treated at Telford’s A&E department will continue to receive the care they need at their most local hospital.
Women and Children’s inpatient services will be based in Shrewsbury, ensuring higher risk maternity cases and children admitted under the care of specialist paediatricians have immediate access to on-site medical and surgical certified and other experts at the emergency site.
Both hospital sites will provide a range of assessment and maternity outpatient and scanning services, along with midwife-led birthing units for low-risk births. The trust says that this means that the majority of expectant mothers will continue to receive their antenatal and postnatal care at the site closest to home.
In addition to urgent care services, the trust says both sites will provide a wide range of common services including testing (diagnostics such as X-rays), outpatients appointments and day case chemotherapy.
The trust says the Joint Investment Committee’s decision to approve the Strategic Outline Case (SOC) signals a move to the next stage of creating the model of care which was recommended for implementation by the NHS Independent Reconfiguration Panel and supported by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in 2019, following the major Future Fit public consultation.
Work has begun on preparing an Outline Business Case, a more detailed appraisal of each of the options. The third and final stage of the process will be a Full Business Case.
The owner of a Suwanee County farm is in line to be the state’s newest medical marijuana operator, beating out 11 other applicants competing for a license earmarked for a Black farmer with ties to Florida.
The state Department of Health on Tuesday announced it had issued a “written notice of intent” to approve a medical marijuana license for Terry Donnell Gwinn, setting the stage for what could be protracted litigation over the sought-after opportunity to join the medical-pot industry.
“Mr. Gwinn is very pleased that his application was selected for licensure and is grateful for the hard work by the Florida Department of Health, Office of Medical Marijuana Use, to complete the review of the applications received. He looks forward to working with the office to complete the final steps to licensure,” Gwinn’s attorney, Jim McKee, said in a statement provided to The News Service of Florida.
Gwinn, 69, and his brother Clifford have farmed for more than 40 years and operate Gwinn Brothers Farm in McAlpin, the statement said.
Gwinn has cultivated watermelons, soybeans, peanuts, corn and peas on the 1,137-acre farm and has “deep roots in the community,” according to the statement.
Gwinn’s application listed McAlpin-based “Gwinn Brothers Medicinals” as the fictitious name of the operation.
In addition to awarding a license to a Black farmer, this week’s decision could help pave the way for health officials to double the number of medical marijuana operators in the state — currently at 22, not including Gwinn — as required by a 2017 law that set guidelines for the industry.
Florida voters in 2016 passed a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana. The resulting 2017 law included a provision requiring health officials to issue a license to a Black farmer because none of the African American farmers in Florida could meet eligibility requirements for an earlier round of state licenses.
That earlier round of licenses was based on a 2014 law that legalized non-euphoric cannabis for a limited number of patients.
The 2017 law required granting a license to “one applicant that is a recognized class member” in class-action lawsuits known as the “Pigford” cases. Those cases were filed by Black farmers alleging discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
To be eligible for the medical marijuana license, Black farmers had to show that they had done business in Florida for at least five years. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration began accepting applications for the license in March.
Black farmers who wanted to apply were hit by sticker shock when the Department of Health’s application process included a nonrefundable fee of $146,000 — more than double what prospective operators paid the last time an application process was open.
To assuage concerns about the cost, the Legislature passed a law saying that entities who were deemed eligible for the Black farmer license wouldn’t have to pay to apply for future licenses.
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The 2017 law laid out a schedule for new licenses to come online as the number of patients who have qualified for the cannabis treatment grows. With more than 750,000 patients, the law calls for at least 22 more licenses, including the one announced this week.
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration put the Black farmer license at the front of the line in awarding additional licenses after the Florida Supreme Court last year ruled in a key case challenging part of the 2017 law.
The department’s decision to award the earmarked license for Gwinn is almost certain to spur litigation from medical marijuana hopefuls who lost out. All but five of the 22 medical marijuana businesses currently operating in the state were issued licenses after drawn-out legal and administrative challenges.
Existing licenses have sold for more than $50 million.
“Everybody who lost is going to challenge,” Daniel Russell, a Tallahassee lawyer with the Dean Mead firm who represents one of the applicants, told the News Service. “We all saw how this went last time. There were supposed to be five licensees and now there’s more than 20, and it happened via litigation strategies and lobbying strategies. So that’s what we’re going to do again.”
Russell said his client, Willard Meeks, was among the handful of applicants whose submissions received a score from the health department.
“We think we put together a great application, have a good team and look forward to a positive result in the future,” Russell said.
It’s likely that many of the dozen applicants were deemed ineligible for the Black farmer license.
A news release announcing the intent to award the license to Gwinn did not identify how many applications were scored but said the Department of Health “used a competitive selection process to identify the applicant that best meets the legal requirements for licensure.”
Correspondence between the state and applicants, posted in March on the Department of Health’s website along with the applications, provided a glimpse into what appeared to be widespread confusion over eligibility for the license.
For example, applicant Fred Fisher’s application said his family’s roots in Jonesville, a Black agricultural community in Alachua County, date to the days of slavery. He provided a family tree and photographs of headstones.
But Fisher does not appear to have participated in the Pigford lawsuits, as required by the law. In his application, he described how he was a victim of discrimination by U.S. Department of Agriculture agents when his family sought financial assistance after a drought in the early 1980s.
Fisher said he and his brother were not allowed to speak with an agent and were told that “as a Black farmer there was no way we were going to get assistance.”
His written complaints “were never formally accepted,” his affidavit said.
The selection of Gwinn also comes amid a push to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2024 ballot that would legalize recreational use of marijuana in Florida.
Trulieve, the state’s largest medical-marijuana company, has contributed $10 million to help launch the initiative.
The “Adult Personal Use of Marijuana” proposal would allow people 21 or older “to possess, purchase, or use marijuana products and marijuana accessories for non-medical personal consumption by smoking, ingestion, or otherwise.”
— By Dara Kam
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Under the deflection program, mental health calls are diverted away from LMPD and forwarded to crisis triage workers (CTWs) who are stationed in the 911 call center.