Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Kurt Warner will not be entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.No, the player who threw 208 touchdown passes for the St. Louis Rams, New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals will watch as the Class of 2016, which includes Brett Favre, Tony Dungy, Kevin Greene, Marvin Harrison, Orlando Pace, Eddie DeBartolo Jr., Ken Stabler and Dick Stanfel is enshrined in Canton, Ohio.Maybe one day, Warner will get the call and have his very own bust. Until then, he will remain near the top of most lists that talk about the best players who are not in the Hall of Fame, and probably should be. Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img Add in the teams he took to the Super Bowl and yeah, no one would argue if he was inducted. – / 21 (AP Photo) Recently, ESPN’s Kevin Seifert ranked 10 players who he thinks should be in the Hall of Fame, and Warner came in at No. 2 behind only Terrell Owens.Warner was his team’s primary starter (as defined by starting more than half of its games) in only eight seasons, so his cumulative statistics fall short of most modern-day Hall of Fame quarterbacks. (He ranks No. 35 in league history in touchdown passes and No. 36 in yards.) But Warner made those seasons count. Most notably, he is one of only three quarterbacks to take two teams to the Super Bowl. That those franchises — the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals — were previously, and at times subsequently, moribund should not be forgotten. Finally, he was arguably the most accurate quarterback of his generation, and one of the best in league history. Warner has the NFL’s second-best career completion percentage (65.5) among quarterbacks with at least 100 starts.Warner’s case is indeed legitimate.Though his career did not last as long as some of the other all-time greats, he did throw for 32,344 yards and 208 touchdowns with just 128 interceptions. He was a four-time Pro Bowler, two-time First Team All-Pro selection, an MVP and a Super Bowl MVP. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Mothers exposed to cigarette smoke stop breastfeeding sooner shows study

first_img Source:https://ok.ubc.ca/ Aug 2 2018Researchers have determined that new mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes, stop breastfeeding sooner than women not exposed to second-hand smoke.The study, conducted in Hong Kong, involved more than 1,200 women from four large hospitals, explains Professor Marie Tarrant, Director of UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing. Tarrant, whose research focuses on maternal and child health, taught in the faculty of Medicine in the University of Hong Kong before joining UBC.”Our study showed that just being in a smoking household–whether it was the husband, mother or member of the extended family–reduced the time that a child was breast fed,” says Tarrant. “In fact, the more smokers there were in the home, the shorter the breastfeeding duration.”Related StoriesCollege affirmative action bans may increase smoking rates among minority high school studentsResearch questions whether tongue-tie surgery to improve breastfeeding is neededStudy reveals how habitual smoking may contribute to development of hypertensionThis study, says Tarrant, is one of the first to examine the effect of family members’ smoking on the duration of breastfeeding in Hong Kong after that country made substantial changes to tobacco control regulations in 2007. In Hong Kong about four per cent of women and 18 per cent of men smoke, for a national average of about 10 per cent of the population–compared to Mainland China where smoking statistics are still quite high. In Canada, about 14 per cent of the population smokes more than one cigarette a day.”Our findings were consistent with previous studies and we found that exposure to household smokers also had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices,” says Tarrant. “More than one-third of participants had partners or other household members who smoked. And fathers who smoked were significantly less likely to prefer breastfeeding when compared with non-smoking partners.”Nicotine is transmitted in the breastmilk to the child and Tarrant says there is also some suggestion that it can may reduce the overall quantity of the breastmilk. There is also the concern regarding the environmental exposure of second-hand smoke on the child.”Our study did show that smoking partners may affect the mother’s decision to stop breastfeeding and that paternal and household smoking exposure is strongly associated with a shorter breastfeeding duration.”Tarrant says the takeaway from the study is to recommend that women and their families quit smoking before they become pregnant and for new mothers to wait until they have finished breastfeeding, if they choose to restart smoking. And she recommends if a woman chooses to smoke with a baby in the home, they make sure the infant is not exposed to second-hand smoke.”We know the effects of environmental tobacco smoke on young babies is very detrimental as babies who are around smoking are more like to get respiratory infections and other experience other respiratory problems,” says Tarrant. “However, if a mother is breastfeeding, the benefits of her doing that still outweigh the negative effects of the smoking as long as she maintains good smoking hygiene and doesn’t expose the baby to tobacco smoke.”last_img read more

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