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The C Word

By Ed Attanasio, published on Nov 27, 2007

We recently found out that a very good friend of ours has cancer. It's in her lungs and has spread to her spine. In an instant, her life has completely changed. Less than one month ago she was doing standup comedy, making people laugh. Now she can barely walk because of the medication she’s taking, she cannot drive, she’s not hungry and she needs someone to take care of her 24/7. Cancer has probably affected everyone’s life in one form or another. My first encounter with the disease was when my mother died of breast cancer in 1966, when I was eight years old. They didn’t know much... (more)

Tags: healthcare, cancer, doctors, chemo

Bring Back the Snack Tax

By Tina Dupuy, published on Nov 15, 2007

...obesity epidemic is a serious health crisis. Even cockroaches are coming down with Type 2 diabetes. And it's all from -- surprise -- the food we eat. Fast food. Fried food. Sugary food. High-fructose corn syrup. It's in abundance, and its super cheap. We've overindulged, and it's driving up healthcare costs each year. But it's really unpopular to bring that up. We can sin-tax smokers all day long. Don't let them smoke in public areas; don't let them smoke in their apartments. Fine them if they smoke in their cars when there are minors riding with them. Shame them into being social... (more)

Tags: healthcare, california

The Silent Crisis: The Rising Costs of Health Care

By Credo, published on Sep 1, 2007

...and un-peaceful rest for the rest of our lives. Now I know that sounds grim but perhaps if you could anticipate your financial forecast as it relates to health care you may see the emanate crisis which is developing on a more broader scale throughout this country as the issues of healthcare dramatically rises with the cost of its effects on our lives as citizens. The terrible facts remain consistent and rather bleak, that statistically there are a large percentage of people at the age of retirement who can’t afford healthcare because they don’t have health... (more)

Tags: healthcare, medicine

Does Cultural Expectations Powers The Ways Of A Beautiful Woman

By Credo, published on Aug 10, 2007

...to be a great student or athlete. It is thought that she will starve herself to gain a sense of control in her life. Because she has always done what others wanted her to do, she isn't sure how to cope with the natural problems of life. Through restricting her food intake, she can get approval from others and take control of her body. The good news is there is treatment for anorexia. This life-threatening disorder can be controlled with the help of a healthcare professional.” http://www.lodi.k12.wi.us/schools/HS/Stendel/nutrition%20websites/My%20Web%20anorex/Anorexia/notes.doc (more)

Tags: gymnastics, healthcare

In Desperate Move, Pfizer Uses Sex To Sell Drugs

By mattjosh, published on Jan 24, 2007

... over the hump. They cast younger, more attractive men in their commercials, and emphasize more strongly the good times that the pill can provide. Arguably, they are marketing it now as more of a sex-enhancer, rather than a medical treatment for erectile dysfunction. But the non-profit AIDS Healthcare Foundation isn't taking it lying down. They filed suit in Los Angeles earlier this week against Pfizer, accusing them of promoting the medication as a recreational drug, a problem that is all too prevalent without the help of their latest ad campaigns. The AIDS organization points to... (more)

Tags: los angeles, healthcare, sex, germany

The Most Dangerous Woman in the United States

By D. E. Carson, published on Nov 8, 2006

...to their old ways of raping Americans for money. Taxes are going to go back to where they were prior to 2002, businesses will begin to collapse and jobs will begin to be lost. One of the first things Democrats promise to do is force through an increase in the minimum wage and mandatory healthcare coverage for employees – the kinds of socialism in which Democrats relish. White House press secretary Tony Snow has said, “The challenges remain the same.” In actuality there is a bigger challenge: keeping the Democrats out of the wallets of Americans. Democrat leaders... (more)

Tags: iraq, san francisco, healthcare

Bush Postpones Elections for lack of interest

By J. La Mont, published on Oct 28, 2006

...for the Election Systems reports that each vote costs the government $1-3 to count. The Center for Responsible Politics estimates that Senate candidates will pay $59 per vote while a seat in the House $35, totaling $2.6 billion on ads and GOTV instead of minor things like education and healthcare. The election business is booming. I'm afraid of the massive inflation if we wait too long for the next election." The White House sprung into action with a response. Sylvester Stallone, dressed as Rocky, gave a speech at West Point with English subtitles, "Terrorists have infiltrated... (more)

Tags: healthcare, education

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