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  • Keeping perspective: A heroin epidemic and an alcohol pandemic
    Keeping perspective: A heroin epidemic and an alcohol pandemic
    Heroin deaths are on a sharp rise. The 8,260 deaths in 2013 were a 39 percent jump from year before, and nearly double the 4,400 seen in 2011 according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every single one of...
  • Flu is now in 43 states in our nation
    Flu rapidly flying across the United States
    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu is now widespread in 43 U.S. states, up from 36 states just last week. Six children died from the flu during the last full week in December, bringing the total flu deaths to...
  • Stop Heroin
    Heroin: A grandmothers perspective
    No statistics, no NA meetings, not even a recent news column type article written today will truly educate anyone on the tragic loss and confusion a caring family member experiences when a loved one is found to be addicted to Heroin. No one is...
  • Preventative precautions for various diseases can save your life, even against 'scary' Ebola.
    Ebola won’t top 3 likeliest killers in Miami
    Ebola. Say that word in South Florida, and create instant fright. Say chronic bronchitis, and Floridians might suddenly have the attention span of a goldfish.An Ebola case has yet to be reported in South Florida, and turning on the local news has...
  • Ebola Virus not new: Discovered in 1976, but did not appear during certain years
    Ebola Virus not new: Discovered in 1976, but did not appear during certain years
    The Ebola Virus has everyone in the world wondering what is going to happen to the global population because of this new virus. However, there have been misconceptions with some people about its known existence, and in reality, it is certainly not...
  • Ebola worker
    Federal disease response and rhetoric doesn't match up to frightening reality
    The most serious tests of the trust between citizens and our political establishments continue to peak as the growing deaths of Americans due to epidemic increases in infectious diseases spread.A perfect storm of bureaucratic schemes, political...
  • Chris Brown on Ebola outbreak 2014: 'Population Control'
    Chris Brown joins Louis Farrakhan on claims Ebola epidemic 'population control'
    Celebrities, as they often do, use their status’ to directly or indirectly impact public opinion on various topics and agendas. Monday, singer Chris Brown followed suit and left a rather disturbing message on Twitter aimed at the Ebola...
  • Ebola outbreak 2014 update: With the second U.S. case, are we ready for Ebola?
    Ebola outbreak 2014 update: With the second U.S. case, are we ready for Ebola?
    Ebola outbreak 2014 – The Ebola virus, once thought to be consigned as solely a third world problem, has been capturing headline news for months. Concerns over the Ebola virus in West Africa have now reached distress levels in Europe and...
  • Dr. Tom Friedman, Director of the CDC, says breach in protocol may be to blame
    Second American Diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas
    October 12, 2014Less than a week after the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died from the disease, a nurse from the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for the disease. According to health officials...
  • Ebola, boots on the ground
    Texas healthcare worker downed by Ebola
    What is the “politics” of a Texas healthcare worker being downed by Ebola? The situation has immediate impact on policy considerations. It is common knowledge that healthcare workers are often the carriers of disease because they are...
  • Cleaning up after Thomas Eric Duncan
    Tracking and monitoring Ebola in America: Finding the missing homeless person
    We are experiencing instances of Ebola having arrived in America, having slipped through policies, protocols and procedures. The more that slip in the more resources are needed to manage the mistakes. The first mistake is in policy that permits...
  • Ebola in West Africa
    Stop importing Ebola
    There is actually a debate going on between the media, citizens and the administration about the merit of imposing a travel ban on persons coming from West Africa where the Ebola outbreak is out of control. First, Gregg Jarrett (an attorney) from...
  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell
    Illusion of controlling Ebola
    Sorry, not to be cynical, but I know better. The Obama administration did what they had to do. They marched out the top of the their healthcare chain of command to present a blitz of mature appearing confidence that government is in control of the...
  • Ebola
    Ebola has likely landed in Washington DC
    Halt the inflow of Ebola from Africa.Until a cure is developed and abundantly available, Congress and the President should direct Homeland Security to stop all incoming traffic from African nations that are the sources of Ebola infection. The...
  • Hazmat
    Ebola entering America: Worst case scenario becomes reality
    Waiting a few days before analyzing the situation, the Ebola event began with a Liberian visitor arriving in Texas, and soon becoming ill, visiting the hospital and being misdiagnosed and sent home. All the while, the patient was spreading...