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Diabetes patients sometimes develop other health issues, from vision problems to skin conditions, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease. In men, a common complication is erectile dysfunction. In his latest video, Dr. Andrew Kramer, urology specialist and penile implant surgeon, performs and discusses penile implant surgery in a diabetic patient.

The patient is a three-hour drive away from the clinic but decided nonetheless to work with Dr. Kramer as he is a well-respected and renowned urologist specializing in penile implants. The doctor, incidentally, performs about 10-15 penile implant surgeries per week.
Erectile dysfunction in a diabetic patient
Of the various health issues linked to diabetes, erectile dysfunction tops the list of primary concerns in male patients. Erectile dysfunction in a male diabetic develops for various reasons but in general, it could develop if the patient has been remiss in diabetic care, meaning they have been neglecting prescribed medication, have not been watching what they eat, and basically not taking better care of their physical health.
More serious health issues arising from diabetes, such as cardiovascular...

During my first year in Mexico I began to learn a great deal about the quirky customs which they have here. Each nation has these of course, and it can be strange for anyone who is coming from the outside, to witness these for the first time. The longer you stay of course, the more that you find yourself recognizing these little quirks.

To anyone who is coming to Mexico, these are some of the little customs and ways which many people here have.
Sweet Little Lies
Some prefer to be punched with the truth rather than being kissed with a lie, but here in Mexico things aren’t exactly like that. As my friend Rose Burillo always points out, here they do not want to disappoint you and this is why they will always agree to come to your party, even if they have another engagement. This is all why asking for directions can be problematic, because even if they do not know, they will still offer you some directions. This is well intentioned of course, but it doesn’t exactly make things very clear.
The word ahorita is a tough one to master, it is used to give a length of time, but it is as clear as mud as to what that length of time is. Ahorita could...

For Pietro Triassi Montreal Canadiens are very much his life and he is the man who inspired me to follow the sport of ice hockey, and the local team. I have never had much love for American sports, they were always just a little bit too stop-start for my liking, yet as I was in Montreal it seemed a good idea to try and get a game in whilst I was there. I met Pietro at the game, he was in the seat next to me, and he gave me all the information that I needed about the NHL and about the Canadiens, I was hooked.

For any of your who are the same as I was with regards to US sports, here is why I reckon you’ll love ice hockey.
Even though the NFL looks a bit savage, and to be honest I wouldn’t like to be on the receiving end of one of those challenges, there is something about ice hockey which just looks worse. The injuries that you see in this game are incredible and there is an active enthusiasm for fights to take place. Now I am not saying that I enjoy this sport because of the violence, not at all, what I am saying however is that the passion which is shown by both teams is clearly apparent, based on how tough they play.
So Many Games
As a fan...

The last time that I predicted that Spurs would win the league was the year which we famously came ‘3rd in a 2 course race’ beaten to the punch by Arsenal and Leicester. It is for this reason why my friend and fellow Spurs fan Steven Stapinski asked me not to write this article, in case I once again put the curse on the team! I was tempted to listen to my good friend but the reality is that I am very excited about what this 2020/21 season will bring for the Lilywhites, and here is exactly why I think that winning the league is doable.

Summer Transfers
There are two points which I want to make on transfers here, the first is that the talent which we have brought in during this summer window is incredible, all just what was needed and all are going to put enormous pressure on places in the squad. This will ensure that no player assumes that they will be playing. The second point to make is that last summer’s transfers are now coming good too, and bth Lo Celso and Ndombele look high quality assets.
Terrifying Front Three
Spurs fans have enjoyed the partnership between Kane and Son for a couple of years now and I would argue that under Jose’s system, with...

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Oregon OSHA Establishes Emergency Temporary Standard for Workplace Safety

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) new emergency temporary standard (ETS) for workplace safety during the pandemic went into effect on Monday. For the first time since the pandemic started, Oregon workers will have clear, enforceable and consistent workplace protections from COVID-19. The new protocols provide rules around transparency and reporting, training, employee input and employer requirements to mitigate hazards, and ventilation. The Oregon AFL-CIO fought hard for the implementation of the ETS.

“The emergency temporary standard is a step forward for Oregon’s workers. Oregon is now only the third state in the nation to adopt workplace safety and health protections for workers against COVID-19,” said state federation President Graham...

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: NFLPA Names Corey Clement ‘Community MVP’ for Week 8

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Corey Clement has been named the NFL Players Association’s (NFLPA’s) “Community MVP” for week 8 of the NFL season after he helped lead a writing contest in which students created books on how to resolve bullying. The winners earned a $500 prize, received a surprise Zoom visit from Clement and will have their book published. “It is a true honor to be named the NFLPA Community MVP,” the Philadelphia Eagles running back said. “As an NFL player, I have the opportunity to bring attention to the causes most important to me—literacy, anti-bullying and music education. I feel that it is important to support grassroots nonprofits that are led by Black leaders.”

Kenneth Quinnell
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 09:57

COVID-19, Community Service...

Building a property is a complex process that involves knowledge of architecture, building codes, zoning rules, and many other aspects. But during this process, it is necessary to have companies and professionals with different functions. One is the contractor. And, to become a professional and licensed contractor, you need to avail Dwelling contractor qualifier pre-license course. The term is well known in the field of civil construction. But for those who do not understand the subject, it cannot be obvious to comprehend for sure what the role of a contractor is. A contractor is a company with a wide range of duties and responsibilities when building an enterprise. In this matter, we will explain what a contractor is and what its functions in work are.

What is a dwelling contractor?
In general terms, dwelling contractors are organizations contracted to carry out specific works in civil construction work. Thus, the company provides services through a contract and is remunerated as the activities are performed. Generally, the contractor offers a series of services performed by professionals who are specialists in the field. Some of the most common jobs for the...

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: Rest in Peace, Scott Reynolds

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

The AFL-CIO is mourning the passing of our dear former colleague, Scott Reynolds (TNG-CWA). Scott will be remembered for his strong trade unionism, dedicating his career to the labor movement and spending 24 of those years with the AFL-CIO. And, for those who had the pleasure of working with Scott, we will also miss him for his humor, his friendship and his stories of adventurous travel that brightened the workplace every day.

Damon Silvers, special counsel to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA), called Scott a dear friend and mentor. “All his life Scott fought for working people. He was at every major protest for decades,” Silvers said. “He organized our movement for fight after fight—for financial reform and the Affordable Care Act, against one corporate trade deal after another. He was a kind generous colleague to...

Biden Taps Working People Champions to Transition Teams

President-elect Joe Biden made sure that the voices of working people will be heard in the transition to his administration. He appointed more than two dozen leaders from the labor movement to the various agency review teams that will help make sure the Biden administration is ready to go on day one.

Here is a list of the labor leaders appointed to Biden's transition teams:

Transition Advisory Board: International President Lonnie Stephenson, Electrical Workers (IBEW); President Teresa Romero, United Farm Workers (UFW)
Department of Education: Beth Antunez, American Federation of Teachers (AFT); Shital Shah, AFT; Marla Ucelli-Kashyap, AFT; Donna Harris-Aikens, National Education Association (NEA)
Department of Energy: Brad Markell, Industrial Union Council, AFL-CIO
Department of Health and Human Services: Sarah Nolan, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Department of Justice: Rocio Inclan-Rodriguez, NEA
Department of Labor: Jennifer Abruzzo, Communications Workers of America (CWA); Jessica Chu, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU); Micheal...

Economy Gains 638,000 Jobs in October; Unemployment Declines to 6.9%

The U.S. economy gained 638,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.9%, according to figures released Friday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The improvements reflect the continued resumption of economic activity that previously was curtailed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the October job numbers, AFL-CIO Chief Economist William Spriggs tweeted:

#JobsReport While the unemployment rate has been falling, further drops will be harder to achieve because of the scarring effect taking place. The rise in the share of long-term unemployment as a share of the unemployed is mirroring the rise during the Great Recession. @AFLCIO pic.twitter.com/igAzsnE6mh— William E. Spriggs (@WSpriggs) November 6, 2020

#JobsReport The rise in those facing permanent layoffs is worrying, while the drop in temporary job losses is good. Permanent layoffs and rising long term unemployment will greet the New Year with a challenging labor market to keep this from being a drag on recovery. @AFLCIO pic.twitter.com/rU2x6uobrs—...