Category Archives: health

MSM: lying or just lazy, all the same stuff

“Readers are no doubt meant to interpret this as saying that CBO found that the Act will increase the deficit. But anyone who actually read, or even skimmed, the CBO report (pdf) knows that it found that the ACA would … Continue reading

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Some good HIV news

“The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of H.I.V. infection, a milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS. The agency approved Truvada, a pill made by Gilead … Continue reading

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Home HIV testing now possible

“After decades of controversy, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new H.I.V. test on Tuesday that for the first time makes it possible for Americans to learn in the privacy of their homes whether they are infected.” Rapid H.I.V. … Continue reading

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41% of Professional women are not having kids because she who travels fastest, travels alone

And the patriarchy runs our society sucks. “First off, 41% of professional women these days are choosing not to have children, and unlike ten years ago, they’re comfortable with their decisions on this front. In the straitened circumstances of a … Continue reading

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Why are we so fat?

“Three decades ago, 15% of American adults were obese. Today 35% are. Obesity has increased in many other rich nations too. Why?” Is rising obesity a product of income inequality and economic insecurity?, by Lane Kenworthy, Consider the Evidence, June … Continue reading

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Prop 29: it’s not over ’til it’s ver

“The vote count for the tobacco tax on last week’s primary ballot narrowed again Tuesday as elections officials across California tallied hundreds of thousands of uncounted ballots. “The measure, known as Proposition 29, was losing by just over 33,200, a … Continue reading

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Hooray for Los Angeles! for once

“Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a hard-fought victory to environmentalists and promising to change the way Angelenos do their grocery shopping. “The City Council … Continue reading

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How Doctors Die

“It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. For all … Continue reading

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Stop the thieving California heath insurance companies now

Okay, this video is funny, informative, and hard hitting. But this new way of gathering petition signatures is brilliant. Please do what I did and go to Justify Their Rates (justifyrates.org), get this petition (pdf), sign it and send it … Continue reading

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J Brown (D-Bravest Governor Ever)

“California Gov. Jerry Brown stepped into the middle of a debate over parental rights Sunday by signing legislation giving children 12 or older the power to consent to medical care involving the prevention of sexually transmitted disease.” New law lets … Continue reading

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Disney explains menstruation and does a pretty good job of it

(via) They showed this to all the 5th grade girls in my school. I recall finding it comforting and helpful at the same time.

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Medicare for all

“RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge declared the foundation of President Barack Obama’s health care law unconstitutional today, ruling that the government cannot require Americans to purchase insurance. The case is expected to end up at the Supreme Court.” … Continue reading

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Just say no to plastic bags

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Overcrowding at County Hospital

“Along with Molina, health department officials, physician and hospital trade groups and independent consultants all urged that the new hospital be built to hold 750 beds. Advocates said that capacity was needed to allow the county to provide life-saving care … Continue reading

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Dentistry is not optional

“Cindy Williams, 48, took several buses from her home in Twentynine Palms to secure her place, arriving well before dawn. William hopes to see a dentist. She lost her job as a sales clerk last year, then saw her state … Continue reading

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Grayson Bill Opens Up Medicare To Anyone Who Can Pay For It

“Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-8) today introduced a bill (H.R. 4789) which would give the option to buy into Medicare to every citizen of the United States. The ‘Public Option Act,’ also known as the ‘Medicare You Can Buy Into Act,’ … Continue reading

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Eeek, check your tap water quality

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“Now is the time to deliver on healthcare”

Embedded video from CNN Video (via) Yes.

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The Public Option (s/b Medicare for all, but oh well)

Not all of us need the Public Option.

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Universal Healthcare (Medicare for All) – well, d’uh!

Blue Shield canceling policies illegally? The hell you say! But they do. Burden of proof on the consumer not the insurer! Noooo! Yes. Private insurance even fucks over conservatives, but only if they’re dying. It’s so obvious, America, it hurts: … Continue reading

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Stadium Healthcare

“INGLEWOOD, California (Reuters) – Inside an aging sports arena, where rows of dental chairs and a hospital smell have replaced the former Los Angeles Lakers basketball court, thousands of Americans are seeking free healthcare. “Hundreds were turned away just on … Continue reading

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At least 35,000 people depend on the State of California to stay alive

“People with HIV or AIDS and their providers rallied at the State Capitol today to oppose the governor’s proposed budget cuts to a variety or programs which literally keep people alive. During the public comment period of Conference Committee, people … Continue reading

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In addition to being a heartless bastard

Arnold can’t do math: “In the short-term, expenditure reductions in any of these programs (CalWORKS, etc.) have significant implications for the state economy. The multiplier effects for these programs are found to range between 1.05 and 1.44, meaning that output … Continue reading

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Welcome back, Domestic Terrorism

And at a church, no less. “KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) – A Kansas doctor who was a controversial provider of so-called ‘late-term’ abortions was shot and killed at his church on Sunday, local media reported. “The Wichita Eagle newspaper reported … Continue reading

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Our Arnold helps the poor get poorer

Fuck California: “Consider this partial list of the governor’s proposed cuts to health and humans services: · Elimination of the CalWORKs program; · Elimination of the Healthy Families Program; · Eliminating certain Medi-Cal state-only programs; · Elimination of community based … Continue reading

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More reasons to love that old species imperative

Ten things you didn’t know about orgasm I think it would be highly entertaining to be her library assistant.

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What an interesting week I’ve had

Yes, it’s been a while. I have PTSD. I take medications for anxiety and depression. I refilled my anxiety medication prescription on April 15th. I noticed that the pills were a different color, called the pharmacy, and found out that … Continue reading

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How useful

UCLA ERGONOMICS POSTURAL STRENGTHENING EXERCISES UCLA ERGONOMICS FLEXIBILITY/STRETCHING EXERCISES Not a cure for blogger back, but might help a little.

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On to the Hague!

“In an interview on Tuesday evening with the German television program ‘Frontal 21,’ on channel ZDF Professor Manfred Nowak, the United Nations Rapporteur responsible for torture, stated that with George W. Bush’s head of state immunity now terminated, the new … Continue reading

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Think of all the money we could save changing one little law

Of course the prison guard unions would hate it, but the libertarians would love it. They’ve been saying this for years. “I’ve been using my trial membership in Netflix to watch the Showtime series Weed, about a suburban housewife who … Continue reading

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