Public Health

Pneumonia in Asia

Submitted by ub on Mon, 01/13/2020 - 18:34

Public Safety authorities in China have made a preliminary determination of a novel coronavirus, identified in a hospitalized person with pneumonia in Wuhan.

The Chinese investigators conducting gene sequencing of the virus, using an isolate from one positive patient sample. They say this new strain is

Preliminary identification of a novel virus in a short period of time is a notable achievement and demonstrates China’s increased capacity to manage new outbreaks.

Change The World

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:31

There is always room for improvement and we can improve one day at a time. Don't you agree? Are you roll-up sleeves and get it done type who enjoys thinking big and working small by turning strategy and ideas into real-life accomplishments.

Our Future In Doubt

Submitted by ub on Tue, 10/30/2018 - 16:22

This is not meant to scare any of us to death, but it really should. Air pollution is the greatest environmental risk to the health of our time, and #ClimateChange is the greatest public health threat of the 21st century.

Every day 1.8 billion children breathe polluted air putting their health and development at serious risk. In 2016, 600 000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.

Alcohol Kills

Submitted by ub on Sun, 04/29/2018 - 13:37

According to The World Health Organization, alcohol has killed, continues to kill, and keeps killing more folks than any other legal substance. Alcohol kills way more Americans than opiates. Where's the outrage?

Worldwide, more than 3.3 million deaths a year were due to harmful use of alcohol, says WHO. Alcohol consumption can not only lead to dependence but also increases people’s risk of developing more than 200 diseases including liver cirrhosis and some cancers. In addition, harmful drinking can lead to violence and injuries.

Kill Medicaid Cuts

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/27/2017 - 11:26

Cutting Medicaid will harm children, local communities, as well as state budgets

In 2015, Medicaid paid for nearly $4 billion in school-based health care services, including both special education and EPSDT services provided outside of special education. (See Below) By comparison, schools received about $12 billion in federal IDEA funding in 2015.

And The Ban Plays On

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:04

Trump vows to keep playing his unconstitutional Muslim Ban tune with the assistance of all the president's men, and some of his followers, but what's most important is the law of the land. US courts have once again shot down the gang that couldn't shoot straight. The Latest: Trump suffers new defeat on revised travel ban.

Don't Be Fooled

Submitted by Admin on Sat, 03/11/2017 - 21:58

Please... don't be fooled by the lies, false accusations without proof, and outrageous comments. None of this is designed to make America great, but it can be a political smokescreen to take our attention away from important issues that our country faces.

Truth be told, I did not write all of this... These thoughts and ideas come from me and a variety of social media platforms and through shared circles.


Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/31/2016 - 23:47

Our present political pollution must be immediately cleaned up if we are to improve our vile national climate.

The upcoming presidential debates must concentrate on the issues and not personal attacks. Candidates should prioritize difficult issues like education, job growth, social security as they pertain to medicare, fiscal responsibility, and intergenerational equity.

They must outline their plans to slow the rate of growth in health care costs that threatens many Americans. How will they encourage the country to save and reduce our dependency on the foreign lenders? How will they emphasize statutory budget controls, entitlement reform, current tax policies and encourage bipartisan action to review all issues and make recommendations with a guaranteed up or down vote by Congress?

We need to elect a president who will solve many critical issues, unite all Americans and educate the public to seek meaningful reforms.

Public Health Crisis

Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/22/2016 - 16:21

Utah declares pornography a public health crisis, The National Center on Sexual Exploitation and State Senator Todd Weiler announced in an official ceremony this week that Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis.

Future of TV Football

Submitted by ub on Fri, 01/08/2016 - 23:40

The NFL is America’s most profitable television production. It dominates weekly television ratings each fall and completely takes over more than a third of American television sets on a day in early February each year. In 1939, NBC became the first network to televise a live professional football game. The Philadelphia Eagles game against the Brooklyn Dodgers was filmed with two cameras and a staff of 8. They reached 1000 television sets in New York City. Today NFL games drag in an audience of over 17 million viewers for an average regular season game.