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Bad teeth, broken dreams: Lack of dental care keeps many out of jobs
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Dental insurance should be a part of Medicare, if only for preventive care (Xrays, cleanings, fillings, root canals.) Poor dental health affects the rest of the body and can result in systemic infections. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" still applies.
Drug treatment Omegaven that could save infants' lives not yet approved by FDA
Fri Jun 7, 2013
Except Omegaven has been used internationally for years with no such results. It's basically fish oil, the same stuff you swallow down in capsules or rub on your skin - or ingest in eating fish. Manufacturers can remove proteins to remove any possible allergic reaction - it's the fats that these inf …
Blood test may detect colon cancer, early research suggests
Fri Jun 7, 2013
I've had 2 colonoscopies, one at 50 another at 60. First one, clean. Second, three small polyps, non-cancerous, which gives me another 5 years before the next one. My husband, on the other hand, has had 5 (6?) in the last 10 years because he gets numerous and sometimes large polyps, a couple of whic …
Many Americans blame 'government welfare' for persistent poverty, poll finds
Thu Jun 6, 2013
Foxy and Gaithersburger: as of the latest numbers there are 36,654 families receiving SNAP benefits in Montgomery Cty MD - 4% of the population. It is considered a "monied" suburb. 7.2% of the county's population (67,463) have incomes under 125% of the federal poverty level. My own county in central …
Experts lay out plan for comprehensive gun research
Wed Jun 5, 2013
@airborne-dad: as Congress considers new laws, the scientific research we need to craft the best policies is in short supply. This is by design. In the 1990s, politicians backed by the NRA attacked researchers for publishing data on firearm research. For good measure, they also went after the Center …
We're all No. 1! Is 21 valedictorians too many?
Sun Jun 2, 2013
Back in the bad old days (this was 1969) we had ONE valedictorian and One salutatorian, based on GPA. If tied, other factors such as community service or student club participation broke the tie. BUT - regardless of academic achievement, GPA, service etc. the valedictorian was MALE, period. In our g …
Woman beats incredible odds to win $1 million prize on 'Wheel of Fortune'
Fri May 31, 2013
If she invests it at 30, quite possibly.
Undercover at Disney: 'Deplorable' scheme to skip lines
Fri May 31, 2013
Because she's waiting in line with her autistic child - and if you have an autistic child, you know that amusement parks of any description are difficult (because of ssensory overload) to begin with. Waiting with all those unfamiliar people, sounds, smells etc. can set them off, make them anxious an …
Can a baby ever be too fat?
Sun May 26, 2013
Our son was 3 weeks late in arriving and started out at 8 lbs 4 oz. At almost 30 he's 6 foot 2 and about 220 lbs (solid from warehouse work, lots of lifting and shifting.) He ALWAYS looked big for his age; people expected him to be more advanced than he was. OTOH his son was born more than 5 weeks p …
Fri May 24, 2013
He hates the reality of America, longs for an America that never existed outside of TV and the movies. I suspect he'd find fault with Andy Hardy's Carvel, certainly how easy (or maybe just practical) Judge Hardy could be/
Questions & Answers
American kids aren't spoiled, they're awesome
Wow - the half-empty glass brigade is out in full force today, I see. Must be your own kids are a disappointment, right? And if so, well, whose fault is that?
The 'having it all' debate: What do you think?
Both; it's a two-way street.
Pregnancy bias is alive and well in America
JIM-2140001: wow, just wow. So wrong on so many levels, not sure where to start but, okay, one by one. "Pregnant women are not efficient in the workplace" - define 'efficient'; which workplace? "Subway has a counter that is not wide enough for a 'pot bellied tag along'" (really?? can you get any mor …
Spanking linked to more aggression in kids
Working moms are healthier, happier, study finds
I work full time.
Seriously, people, for most of recorded history and likely all of before, EVERYBODY worked, father, mother, kids, the family pet for pete's sake. No big deal. The human race has survived just fine thank you.
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