Tag Archives: health

Gonorrhea (Clap) SuperBug on Loose – Use Condoms!

What an awful Monday story but true. Gonorrhea once conquered is no on the hunt for victims with a vengence. Gonorrhea is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection and if left untreated can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility in women.

It can cause epididymitis, a painful condition of the ducts attached to the testicles that may lead to infertility.

If it spreads to the blood or joints the condition can be life threatening.

Or overuse of drugs in food and people has fueled drug resistance like wildfire.

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Gonorrhea is now a superbug:  Antibiotic-resistant strain could turn STD into global public health threat, experts warn

A ‘superbug’ strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics has been discovered.
Scientists warn it could transform a once easily treatable sexually-transmitted disease into a global public health threat.

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Hello? Anyone listening? Sitting out 2010 elections?

Pointless discussions like this abound when people do not want to think about the huge mistake too many many people made by not turning up to vote in city, county, state, and congressional elections late fall.

If same number of people who supported President Obama had turned out to vote last November, we would be talking about the new national plan to address climate change!

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Was it a Political Mistake to Pursue Health Care Reform?

Harold Pollack
There’s a meme going around that health reform was a central strategic error of the early Obama presidency. On this view, it was a mistake to spend so long waging trench warfare to pass the Affordable Care Act.

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BP, DC – Can You Hear Me Now?

Shouldn’t have to walk 1,200 miles to get someone to not take their eye off the Gulf and what BP has done to it but in a world of short attention spans and lying oil companies – that is exactly what this woman had to do!

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A Year after the Gulf Oil Disaster, a Mom Walks to DC to Fight for Health

On a picture perfect spring day, Cherri Foytlin and an entourage of friends and associates from the Gulf marched across the Memorial Bridge into Washington, completing a 1200 mile journey to raise awareness about the health impacts of the BP oil disaster.

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Beware of “Corporate” Petitions at “Respected” Petition sites

This one looks good until you ask yourself – Does the American Medical Association really care about patient’s rights or? (AMA – Get Involved
Encourage your patients to enter the health care debate by joining the AMA’s Patients’ Action Network. As a member, your patients can make a difference and …
www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/advocacy/get-involved.shtml )

Recently, another “action” group representing for-profit colleges circulated a similar kind of petition looking good but trying to protect their ability to convince adult students still eligible for student loans that their degree is a doorway to a new future but really is up to $40,000 for an Associate of Arts degree. Check the prices of community colleges – these private schools would have to be really outstanding at that price. At two-year colleges, the average cost for tuition and fees is $2,713. (http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/add-it-up/4494.html)

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Congress Threatens Veteran Health Care

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