Racing in the ‘Baja 1000’ to Heal Young Hearts
Aug20

Racing in the ‘Baja 1000’ to Heal Young Hearts

Every year, scores of adventurous men and women compete in one of the most grueling racing events, the SCORE Baja 1000. This year’s 1,130-mile race — the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 – will take place November 12 through 16. It will start in Ensenada, Baja California, and end 1,130 miles and 30 to 40 hours later in La Paz, Baja California Sur. The race tests both machines and humans as it takes place over some of the...

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The Letdown: Why I Feel Bad at the End of Good Days
Aug20

The Letdown: Why I Feel Bad at the End of Good Days

The Letdown There might be a very good reason you feel down after big days. And there is a good chance is has less to do with reality and more to do with how your mind is processing reality. Don’t get me wrong, it is a real feeling you confront, but it might not be based on reality. Let me tell you why… Big days are different than normal days. They are usually defined by increased excitement and increased sensory input or even sensory...

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Study Debunks Claims That Medicaid Patients Abuse Emergency Rooms
Aug18

Study Debunks Claims That Medicaid Patients Abuse Emergency Rooms

Opponents of Medicaid expansion have often distorted reports of increase Emergency Room use after their expansion of the Medicaid program in Oregon as reason to oppose the program. MACPAC, a nonpartisan federal agency that provides policy and data analysis on Medicaid and CHIP to Congress, has found the problem to not be as serious as suggested as the vast majority of the use of Emergency Rooms is for valid reasons. Fierce Health...

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Brain Disease and or Depression
Aug17

Brain Disease and or Depression

“The Morrígan” My good friend recently wrote “most personally, it strikes me that if I decide to kill myself then I deny my community the opportunity to learn from the end of my life. As a society, we can learn to live better by taking care of people on their way out.” My mother had two devastating strokes in 2010. Years earlier, in good health, I am the family member she tasked to pass judgment on whether to resuscitate...

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Parkinson’s May Have Played A Role In Robin Williams’ Suicide
Aug14
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Obamacare Health Insurance Premiums Expected To Increase By Average Of 7.5 Percent; Kaiser Lowering Rates In California
Aug12

Obamacare Health Insurance Premiums Expected To Increase By Average Of 7.5 Percent; Kaiser Lowering Rates In California

As the data comes in, we are seeing that another of the scare stories about Obamacare isn’t coming true. For example, there was a report in March claiming rates would sky rocket which many lazy journalists repeated despite it originating from a story with no sources, written by someone who had interned at The National Review. The same writer at The Hill now says that premiums will increase an average of 7.5 percent. In the past,...

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School Vending Machine Bans Don’t Always Change Kids’ Diets
Aug11
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This Is What The Ebola Virus Does To Your Body
Aug08
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And now the bad news about the tea party
Aug07

And now the bad news about the tea party

And now the bad news about the tea party: They don’t lose when they lose. They bounce back and make even more trouble. They’ve become the common cold of our politics, the relentless pain in once-healthy joints, the anomalies found in our blood tests. The Tea Party wins when it wins, and it wins when it loses. Five years after it began and long after many people (myself included) thought it would fade away, it continues to...

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Ohio Experiment Shows Way To Save Money With Medicaid Expansion And Avoid Increase In ER Utilization
Aug06

Ohio Experiment Shows Way To Save Money With Medicaid Expansion And Avoid Increase In ER Utilization

Opponents of the expanded Medicaid program have often cherry-picked data from Oregon to point out an increase in Emergency Room use and to question the benefits of the program. NPR’s Morning Edition looked at a program in Ohio to expand Medicaid coverage before the expansion in the Affordable Care Act and found positive results. The program was formed due to the problem of unreimbursed high cost care when uninsured people with...

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Ebola Drugs
Aug05

Ebola Drugs

I did a post the other day on a potential Ebola vaccine but perhaps a vaccine is not the route to go.   What if a cure was a better thing?  It appears the lives of the two Americans that contracted the disease may have been saved by a highly experimental drug produced by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc.  The drug had been tested on monkeys but never on humans.  They apparently got approval to give them the drug based on the FDA...

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Ebola Vaccine?
Aug03

Ebola Vaccine?

This is disturbing and points out what is wrong with our current pharmaceutical industry.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed what appears to be a vaccine for Ebola and taken it through phase one testing.  At this point it would normally be turned over to a for profit  pharmaceutical company to complete the testing and produce and market it but none have shown any interest. The problem, instead, is the economics of...

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Why Gluten-Free Diets May Not Be As Healthy As You Think
Aug02

Why Gluten-Free Diets May Not Be As Healthy As You Think

Why Gluten-Free Diets May Not Be As Healthy As You...

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Health Insurance Premiums In California Expected To Rise Only 4.2 Percent Next Year With Considerable Variation Nation Wide
Aug02

Health Insurance Premiums In California Expected To Rise Only 4.2 Percent Next Year With Considerable Variation Nation Wide

When the Affordable Care Act went through Congress many of the ideas which would have lowered costs failed to make it, with the final law concentrating more on expanding the number of people who are covered. Insurance has always been very expensive on the individual market, and many are watching to see how rate large increases will be compared to the past. It was expected that on average premiums would go up the first year before...

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Another Frivolous Suit Against Obamacare Thrown Out Of Court
Aug01

Another Frivolous Suit Against Obamacare Thrown Out Of Court

There have  been a lot of frivolous suits filed by various Republicans lately, ranging from suits to try to block the Affordable Care Act to the House Republicans’ own suit. While we had contradictory rulings in the case making the absurd argument that the ACA did not intend to allow subsidies to those who obtained coverage on the federal as opposed to a state exchange, another ridiculous argument was thrown out of court this week....

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Decriminalization of Prostitution Led To Reduction In Rape And Gonorrhea
Jul31

Decriminalization of Prostitution Led To Reduction In Rape And Gonorrhea

An unintended experiment in Rhode Island found that when prostitution conducted indoors  was decriminalized due to a loophole in the law, there was a decrease in rape and cases of gonorrhea. The Wall Street Journal reports: A loophole in Rhode Island law that effectively decriminalized indoor prostitution in 2003 also led to significant decreases in rape and gonorrhea in the state, according to a new analysis published by the National...

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We are what we eat
Jul28

We are what we eat

  We are what we eat  By Esther J. Cepeda Washington Post Writers Group Columnist CHICAGO — Remember last year’s hysteria over school lunches? Administrators, cafeteria workers, students and parents across the country freaked out when — gasp! — school lunches were made healthier. News reports throughout the 2012-13 school year — when lunch standards mandated by the 2010 Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids...

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Cartoon: Dawn of the Dead Republicans
Jul28

Cartoon: Dawn of the Dead Republicans

This copyrighted cartoon is licensed to run on The Moderate Voice by Cagle Cartoons. Reproduction without licensing is strictly...

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Heading for a high court showdown?
Jul27

Heading for a high court showdown?

Heading for a high court showdown? by Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers’ Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Don’t be so sure the Supreme Court is going to save Obamacare. Again. The question is enormously important: Are health care consumers entitled to subsidies if they buy coverage on insurance exchanges established by the federal government, as they are from state exchanges? Two federal appeals courts have reached...

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Going to China? You May Want to Skip the Fast Food
Jul24

Going to China? You May Want to Skip the Fast Food

Recently, fast-food chains in China have been receiving a lot of bad press after a Chinese television station revealed some McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants were stocked with spoiled meat. The popular fast-food chains allegedly received shipments of rotten meat from a supplier known as Shanghai Husi Food Co., the Chinese branch of Illinois-based OSI Group. Authorities believe the shipment occurred after senior...

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