New York to Monitor Diabetics

New York to Monitor Diabetics

(AP) – New York City medical officials hope a new health code regulation making it the first city to keep track of people with diabetes will help save lives.

The city will occasionally use its database to prod diabetics to take better care of themselves.

Diabetes is the fourth-leading cause of death in the city, but people who aggressively monitor their condition are less likely to develop fatal or debilitating symptoms.

The city’s health commissioner says the program’s potential to save thousands of lives outweighs concerns over medical privacy.

He said people skittish about their privacy will be allowed to opt
out.

Diabetes killed about 1,800 New Yorkers in 2003, the last year for which figures were available.

“Four Kings” Premieres

David Kohan and Max Mutchnick

Emmy Award winners David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, creators of NBC’s Emmy-Award-winning comedy “Will & Grace,” present “Four Kings,” an exploration of four lifelong friends on the cusp of adulthood.

Barry (Seth Green “Austin Powers” franchise, “Italian Job”), Bobby (Shane McRae, “One Life to Live”), Ben (Josh Cooke, NBC’s “Committed”) and Jason (Todd Grinnell, “The Dangling Conversation”) couldn’t imagine life without one another. Since childhood, these bosom buddies haven’t spent so much as a birthday apart, but when Ben’s grandmother, who dubbed them the “Four Kings of New York,” passes away, Ben (and essentially his close friends) inherits her apartment.

But despite the comfort of their posh new surroundings and efforts to cling to their youth, adulthood begins drawing these Four Kings knee-deep into situations that aren’t always easy to escape in this honest exploration of life-term friendship.

“FOUR KINGS” Premieres This Thursday at 8:30p.m. on NBC 26

Four Kings

Premier EPISODE Preview:

US OR HER – Barry (Seth Green), Ben (Josh Cooke), Bobby (Shane McRae), and Jason (Todd Grinnell) have been best friends their entire lives and haven’t even spent a birthday apart. When Ben’s grandmother, who has dubbed them the “Four Kings of New York,” passes away, Ben inherits her large, posh apartment. Ben, of course, asks his friends to move in with him, but his girlfriend Jenny (guest star Kiele Sanchez) conveniently decides that it’s a good time in their relationship for them to move in together. As the guys prepare to make the move, having decided that there’s enough room for all of them, Jen gives Ben an ultimatum – his friends or her.

Possibility of Severe Weather across Georgia/Carolina this morning and afternoon

Weather across Georgia and Carolina

SHORT TERM FORECAST

Expect showers and a few thunderstorms through the early morning with temperatures warming through the 50s. As temperature warm later this morning into the 60s, the air will become more unstable, and we’ll have an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms.

EXTENDED FORECAST

Monday Afternoon

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms could become severe with the threat of damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning, and isolated tornadoes. The best chance for Severe Weather appears to be from 1pm until 8pm. Highs in the upper 60s.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms ending late. Winds from the west/southwest at 10-25 mph. Lows in the upper 40s.

Tuesday

Clearing and mild. Highs in the mid 60s. Overnight lows in the upper 30s.
Wednesday

Mainly sunny and mild. Highs in the mid 60s. Overnight lows in the low 40s.

Thursday

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. Overnight lows in the low 30s.

Friday

Mostly cloudy and cool. Highs in the mid 50s. Overnight lows near 30.

Saturday and Sunday

Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 50s. Overnight lows in the low 30s.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Another cold front will approach from the west on today. Our area will be very unstable ahead of this front throughout the day. A warm southerly flow with strong winds aloft are setting the stage for a round of severe weather later this morning through the afternoon and evening. I believe the most active part of our day will be from 1pm until 8pm. The storm prediction center has our entire area in a moderate risk for severe weather. The stronger storms could include damaging winds and large hail, and isolated tornadoes. Locally heavy rain is possible with totals around 1-3″. Please keep an eye to the sky and keep watching our reports at NBC26 to know what’s going on today! Be safe driving on the roadways.

Once this front gets east of us by late Monday night, we expect mainly sunny and mild weather for Tuesday and Wednesday.

A dry cold front will bring cooler air for next Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will be on a cooling trend into the weekend, but no major storms are in the extended outlook.