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They’re Not Scientists

The Climate Change Debate….appropriate on this Earth Day.

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Rick Perry  |  Marco Rubio   |   Rand Paul  |    Jeb Bush  |   Ted Cruz

MMR Autism Study

Yet another report that the MMR vaccine does not cause autism.

The MMR vaccine is not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, even among children at high risk for the condition. This is the finding of a new study published in the child health-themed issue of JAMA.

Continue reading at Medical News Today

References:
Autism occurrence by MMR vaccine status among US children with older siblings with and without autism, Anjali Jain, et al., JAMA, doi:10.1001/jama.2015.3077, published online 21 April 2015, abstract.

Promising forecast for autism spectrum disorders, Brian H. King, et al., JAMA, doi:10.1001/jama.2015.2628, published online 21 April 2015, editorial.

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Women On 20’s

To my readers please make sure you vote for Women on 20’s.  It’s down to 4 finalists, who do you want as the first woman on the American $20 bill?

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http://www.womenon20s.org/vote2

Politics Aside

This is not a partisan debate; it is a human one.

Clean air and water, and a livable climate

are inalienable human rights.

And solving this crisis is not a question of politics.

It is our moral obligation.”

LEONARDO DICAPRIO

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Pictured Cape Henlopen, Delaware
From Google Images

Suction Wipe Ass & Turn

Well it’s official Bobbie Kristina Brown has now become an unwillingly member of a SWAT team. For you non medical people it’s a term meaning – suction, wipe ass, and turn. The life of a gomer on a long term vent unit.

Every 2 hours a nurse or respiratory therapist will suction the secretions from her tracheostomy, she will be wiped and turned every 2 hours to prevent bed sores and pneumonia.  A machine will breathe for her, a pump similar to an IV pump will deliver nutrition to her stomach.

I’m sure that sounds appalling to any non medical person reading this but that is the reality of her Family’s decision. They kept a brain dead person alive on a ventilator, agreed to a feeding tube, went against all medical advice because they were looking after their selfish needs. 

They will forget about her eventually and come to visit sporadically. They will  look at the machine breathing for her, a tube going into her belly feeding her.  They will be told numerous times she has pneumonia, bed sores, and a plethora of other problems. They will leave and go back to their own lives still fighting about the money left to her by her Mother Whitney Houston. Shame on you! And watch out for Karma…I hear she’s a bitch.

Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to a rehabilitation facility from the Georgia hospital where she has been getting treatment for nearly two months, a source close to the family told NBC News on Friday.

The source said that Brown had left Emory University Hospital and was at an Atlanta rehabilitation facility nearby. The source did not disclose what rehabilitation facility she was transferred to or when she had been moved. The source said Brown’s condition remained the same.

KB

Date: March 20, 2015

Source: University of Michigan Health System

Summary:

If every new car had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, the US could avoid 85 percent of crash deaths attributable to alcohol-involved motor vehicle crashes. In just 15 years, that would mean preventing more than 59,000 deaths

via Thinking of drinking and driving? What if your car won’t let you? — ScienceDaily.

Great, now try to figure out a way to stop distracted drivers on their phones! That now surpasses alcohol related injuries/deaths.

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Spring Equinox 2015

It’s the first day of spring and it’s snowing again. This winter has been horrible for the East Coast with massive snowfall in some areas and others bitter cold. In the Philadelphia and surrounding areas it’s the coldest in 38 years. Yet I heard on the news last night this winter was one of the warmest on record – except for the East Coast which was unseasonably cold, (no kidding!.)

I think this quote about sums it up for me and how I’m feeling.

"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.

  The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month."

-Henry Van Dyke

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