Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Exempting Anyone from Funding Abortions ‘Unconstitutional’ [semi-satire]

    12/16/2017 4:25:40 PM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Dec 2017 | John Semmens
    In an op ed for the left-wing Sacramento Bee, Crystal Strait, president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, blasted the Trump Administration’s rollback of an Obama policy mandating that religious organizations must include abortion in the health insurance offered to employees, calling it “a violation of women’s constitutional rights to ‘life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.’” “Few things are more stifling to freedom than the burdens of motherhood,” Strait wrote. “Preventing a woman from obtaining an abortion condemns her to a life of subservience to another person. This is tyranny. That President Trump would authorize a change in regulations that...
  • Prayer Request (Vanity)

    12/14/2017 2:47:35 PM PST · by piytar · 26 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/14/2017 | piytar
    <p>A dear friend's elderly mother fell and broke some toes. Turns out she also broke her him in two place. She is in surgery right now. Prayers requested.</p>
  • WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD O' DIABEETUS (blood glucose monitor recommendations plz)

    12/05/2017 7:54:53 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 143 replies
    12/5/17 | marty_f
    Well, your ollll' marty was recently diagnosed with early stage Type II Diabeetus. Doc prescribed pills that sound like some Yankee RINO's name: "Metformin." I'm doing all the Intarweb research that I can on the topic but I'd like to hear FReepers' personal takes on what to look for in a blood glucose monitor. I figure if I'm going to be using this monitor for awhile it should be a good one. The one the Doc suggested -- that my insurance would most readily pay for -- doesn't get good reviews at all ("wildly inaccurate readings"). Your input please!
  • Castro's 'Accomplishments' in Cuba a Load of Nonsense

    12/03/2017 3:24:29 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    Human Progress ^ | December 01, 2016 | Marian L. Tupy
    Justin Trudeau sure as heck stepped in it, hasn't he? Of course, the Canadian prime minister was not alone in praising Fidel Castro's "significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation." Here is a compilation of the usual suspects (CNN, MSNBC, NBC, etc.) fawning over the dead dictator's "legacy." And, since fish stinks from the head down, let's not forget President Obama's lionization of the Castro brothers' "accomplishments" when he visited Havana earlier this year. Sure, our 44th president acknowledged that Cubans are pathetically poor and lack basic human rights, but then he took the sting out...
  • ‘Body-Positive’ Activists Upset Thin Reality Star Titled Her Book ‘Body Positive’

    12/01/2017 8:41:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 30, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    “Body-positive” activists are upset that reality TV star Louise Thompson titled her upcoming book “Body Positive,” claiming the actress is stealing language that’s actually meant to describe obesity-acceptance. According to the Bookseller, “Body Positive” details Thompson’s transformation from “an anxiety-ridden party girl, battling with mental health and an unhealthy relationship with eating” to a woman who found “happiness, calm, direction and self-love” through better relationships with fitness and food. Immediately after The Bookseller tweeted about the book, people took offense to the title: Made in Chelsea's @LouiseAThompson is publishing a recipe and fitness book with @YellowKiteBooks: https://t.co/saVFS88Baj pic.twitter.com/D76O3JNM7l — The...
  • Scientists Call for Worldwide Glitter Ban

    11/30/2017 2:05:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 29, 2017 | Monica Sanchez
    Scientists are calling for a worldwide ban on glitter, warning that the arts and crafts supplies are a hazard to the environment, particularly the ocean. Dr. Trisia Farrelly, an environmental anthropologist at Massey University in New Zealand, told The Independent that “all glitter” should be banned because it’s microplastic. “Microplastics are fragments of plastic less than 5 millimetres in length. Their size makes them an appealing – though dangerous – food item for many animals,” writes The Independent. “Not only have marine animals from plankton to whales been documented eating plastic, often with fatal consequences, microplastics can end up inside...
  • $100M Fresenius Kabi expansion to add 445 manufacturing jobs in Wilson (North Carolina)

    11/24/2017 7:46:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | November 22, 2017 | Barry Teater
    Wilson, N.C. — Fresenius Kabi will expand its drug-manufacturing operations in Wilson, potentially bringing at least 445 new jobs over five years and $100 million in investment. The German company will enlarge its 100-employee pharmaceutical production facility and build a new manufacturing plant. Both facilities will make products used in hospitals and clinics throughout the United States and Canada. “This expansion is welcome news for Eastern North Carolina and our entire state and shows once again that manufacturing thrives in North Carolina today,” Gov. Roy Cooper said in announcing the expansion. Fresenius Kabi has owned its Wilson site, specializing in...
  • Arizer ups its Solo ante with a sequel - while Vie vies for vapourizer success

    11/24/2017 8:58:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/24/17 | Jim Bray
    One of the most popular ground cannabis vapourizers - though definitely not the most affordable - has received a serious upgrade, one that's well worth a view. And if the Arizer's too rich for you, Vie has unleashed a much different and less expensive model it thinks should be, well, high on your shopping list. It's always nice to have choices! With medical marijuana all the rage and legal marijuana on the Canadian horizon, it seems that it's more a matter of "when" the stuff will become mainstream, rather than "if." But there are still the issues of smoke, second...
  • Sail Your Way To Becoming A Cruise Ship Nurse

    11/23/2017 8:04:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Nurse.org ^ | October 7, 2017 | Dawn Papandrea
    If you're an aspiring nurse or are already working in the profession but looking for a change of pace, becoming a cruise nurse can be an appealing opportunity. Especially for someone who isn't tied down to responsibilities on land. Being a nurse on a cruise ship is not unlike working in a busy ER or clinic setting – except that you're in the middle of the ocean on your way to some exotic locale. If you think you might like to hop aboard a career as a cruise nurse, here's what you need to know. Licensing And Requirements The qualifications...
  • A Quick and Easy Method to Ensure Peace and Harmony At Your Family’s Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/23/2017 3:06:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    BatteSwarm Blog ^ | November 23, 2017 | Lawrence Person
    The holidays can be a confusing time for some people. Especially if you’re “woke” and you’ve spend years reading articles about how you should annoy your relatives with your inane opinions about ObamaCare, global warming or Donald Trump. As an alternative to assure peace and harmony at your family Thanksgiving dinner, I offer you this alternative piece of advice:
  • McCain Achilles 'Tear' Bootleg: To-the-Right or the Left?

    11/23/2017 12:30:42 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 31 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/23/17 | Bob Parks
    Get ready for a new tactic politicians may use when trying to deflect attention drawn from an inconvenient investigation: sympathy via very bad health news. As the whole Fusion GPS-Russian dossier scandal began to unravel away from President Trump and towards those who maliciously distributed it and the FBI's involvement, a new development occurred. As his doctors can't be compelled to verify, we can only go by McCain's word and what we see....
  • Homeland Security Plans Chemical & Biological Testing At Chilocco In Oklahoma

    11/22/2017 12:55:40 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 3 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 11-22-2017 | Tim Brown
    The Department of Homeland Security is planning to test chemical and biological agents at the former Chilocco Indian School campus in Oklahoma in early 2018, and they are being met with protests from people concerned that they aren't being given the whole truth about the tests. According to a letter from Homeland Security, the Science and Technology Directorate announced the availability of a draft EA for performing a collaborative scientific study with OSU-University Multispectral Laboratories, L. L. C. (UML) the would include "low level outdoor release of inert chemical and biological simulant materials at the Chilocco (former) Indian School campus outside...
  • More than 400 jobs coming to Wilson, Cooper announces (North Carolina)

    11/21/2017 2:04:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Reflector ^ | November 21, 2017
    A global health care company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition, will expand its manufacturing operations and add more than 400 new jobs in Wilson County, Gov. Roy Cooper announced today. The expansion project at Fresenius Kabi will bring more than $100 million in investment to Wilson, where the company already employs more than 100 people, according to Cooper’s announcement. “I’m proud that North Carolina is home to so many strong life sciences companies that make life-saving medicines,” Cooper said in a news release. “This expansion is welcome news for eastern North Carolina and...
  • Dems Demand Free Abortions for Illegals [semi-satire]

    11/21/2017 9:50:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and 15 other Democratic senators signed a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) assailing a Trump Administration policy denying illegal unaccompanied minors access to abortion. "Long ago the Supreme Court decreed that it is every woman's constitutional right to abort her unwanted child," the letter said. "The Administration's attempt to get around the Court's decree by asserting it doesn't apply to females in the country illegally is reprehensible. Their argument that providing free abortions to illegal immigrants would only encourage more illegal immigration is irrelevant. Providing a refuge for those seeking abortions...
  • The Lies to Veterans Continue

    11/20/2017 4:44:20 AM PST · by samovar123 · 19 replies
    As a retired military veteran, it has caused great concern to me and countless others what this government had done to veterans in the area of health care. Those that are disabled and need to go to the VA are routinely ignored, or given appointments up to six months in advance, or totally ignored all together. Under President Trump it has gotten better, but still is not of the class it should be. There are now earning limits on who can use VA, with the limit at around 23,000 dollars, hardly enough to live on in todays world. Those that...
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph

    11/19/2017 7:36:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Nerd Fitness ^ | November 15, 2017 | Steve Kamb
    We are all unique. Yes, even you. Your mom was right!And you’re here because questions about your body type and genetics:What body type am I?How does it affect my training and diet?I have bad genetics, how screwed am I?I am a [body type]. Does that mean I shouldn’t do [activity]?We all have different bodies, genetics,reactions from certain foods, strengths, and weaknesses, and thus we each have different activities and behaviors that we’re predisposed to be good at (or struggle with!).The standard way of thinking tells us that we have three main “body types”: EndomorphEctomorphMesomorph (Don’t worry we’ll get into each...
  • Double amputee has scooter stolen

    11/18/2017 7:22:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Republic ^ | November 17, 2017 | Staff
    An Edinburgh man who had his feet amputated as a toddler doesn’t like to think of himself as disabled. But after a thief recently cut a chain and stole his scooter — his only way to get to his job — living independently became much more challenging. For most of the past year, Lee Wood drove 15 miles on his gas-powered scooter from Columbus to his job at Ditech Inc. in Edinburgh, where he works as a machine operator. About a month ago, he moved to an apartment in Edinburgh so that he could cut down on his commute, which...
  • Many older Americans are living a desperate, nomadic life

    11/10/2017 7:15:03 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 154 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | RICHARD EISENBERG
    In her powerful new book, “Nomadland,” award-winning journalist Jessica Bruder reveals the dark, depressing and sometimes physically painful life of a tribe of men and women in their 50s and 60s who are — as the subtitle says — “surviving America in the twenty-first century.” Not quite homeless, they are “houseless,” living in secondhand RVs, trailers and vans and driving from one location to another to pick up seasonal low-wage jobs, if they can get them, with little or no benefits. The “workamper” jobs range from helping harvest sugar beets to flipping burgers at baseball spring training games to Amazon’s...
  • Opposition to the Illegal dog park on Veterans VA land

    11/09/2017 9:13:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/17 | Robert Rosebrock
    • Stop the public dog park and all other misuse of Veterans VA land • Establish humanitarian emergency "Sanctuary Tent City" to protect our war-injured homeless Veterans • Same way your boss protects illegal aliens, refugees It’s been brought to my attention by several people who attended last night’s Brentwood Community Council meeting where you spoke and announced today is supposedly the last day to register either support or opposition regarding the City of Los Angeles’s free public dog park, free public recreation center and free public parking lot on Veterans VA land. And why shouldn’t it be free to...
  • Healthcare Spending Now Accounts For Almost One-Fifth Of The Entire U.S. Economy

    11/08/2017 5:34:18 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 34 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 11-08-2017 | Michael Snyder
    Everybody agrees that healthcare costs are way too high. Back in 1960, healthcare spending accounted for approximately 5 percent of GDP, and by 2020 it is being projected that healthcare spending will account for 20 percent of GDP. And when you break those numbers down into actual dollars, they become even more staggering. Back in 1960, an average of $146 was spent on healthcare per person for the entire year, but today that number has skyrocketed to $9,990. On a per capita basis, we spend far more than anyone else in the world on healthcare. In fact, we spend almost twice as much as most other industrialized nations...