"The simple fact is that Communist-ruled China has a long record as a source of potential epidemics and pandemics."
| Newt Gingrich, Fox News – Watching the Chinese Communist dictatorship mismanage the initial coronavirus epidemic, cover it up and then lie about it has been infuriating. But it is also a good lesson in how dangerous and how profoundly dishonest the dictatorship is.
China’s guilt at having allowed a local epidemic to turn into a worldwide...
The most important thing to know in life is where you're going to die. Then just make sure you never go there. – Headline Health
Funeral planning during COVID-19 crisis
Statement from the Luzerne County (PA) Funeral Directors Association
During these difficult and confusing times, to many people the loss of a loved one can feel more overwhelming than normal.
We, the members of the Luzerne County Funeral Directors Association, have dedicated our lives to giving guidance and...
“I have the virus. Now everyone is going to get sick.” – attributed to Margaret Cirko, 35, accused of coughing on groceries, stealing beer
| Mar 27, 2020
CNN – A woman purposely coughed on $35,000 worth of food at a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area grocery store, police said.
She likely faces criminal charges for coughing, one of the primary ways the novel coronavirus spreads.
The woman entered small grocery chain Gerrity's Supermarket in Hanover Township and started coughing...
What are the symptoms of the new coronavirus?
Here's how you could catch COVID-19.
March 23, 2020
Live Science – The novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 has spread from the site of the original outbreak in China to affect 168 countries and regions around the world.
If effective controls aren't put into place, COIVID-19 could ultimately infect between 40% and 70% of the population worldwide in the coming year, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of...
“It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy shit, this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.”
A Medical Worker Describes Terrifying Lung Failure From COVID-19 — Even in His Young Patients
March 21, 2020
ProPublica – As of Friday, Louisiana was reporting 479 confirmed cases of COVID-19, one of the...
“You’ll live longer, get rid of the tension. It’s certainly better than staring at each other and getting on each other’s nerves.”
Dr. Oz knows what couples should be doing while sheltered in place
March 17, 2020
New York Post – Distancing be damned.
TV medical expert Dr. Mehmet Oz says that people stuck inside should be having lots of sex to combat the effects of social distancing for the coronavirus.
“The best solution if you’re holed up with...
Harvey Weinstein's Top 10 Excuses For Serial Rape
Headline Health – At the court appearance where he was sentenced to 23 years in prison on two felony sexual assault charges, Harvey Weinstein attempted to explain his lifestyle, his frame of mind, and his career of sex crimes again women.
In a lengthy statement, the convicted rapist offered innumerable excuses for his conduct. Here is the full court transcript of his comments, in which Weinstein reveals his...
Mar 18, 2020 |
Boston Globe – Dr. Joshua Ellis, a medical education fellow and emergency medicine physician at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was excited to celebrate his 30th birthday in Miami with five of his close friends.
They had been planning the trip to Florida since late fall — long before the novel coronavirus was even a blip on anyone’s radar.
They rented a house on Ocean Drive, steps away from beautiful South Beach.
There's a right way and a wrong way to treat an ear infection or simply clean out built-up wax. Many people do it the wrong way ...
Mayo Clinic News Network – Swimmer's ear is an infection in the outer ear canal, which runs from your eardrum to the outside of your head. It's often brought on by water that remains in your ear after swimming, creating a moist environment that aids bacterial growth.
Veteran: "You're looking at a dead man walking"
March 6, 2020
Washington (CNN) – "I'm not bullshitting you when I say the conversation went like this:
'Hi Wesley, I just wanted to call and see how you're doing. Are you alone this weekend?'" retired Staff Sergeant Wesley Black said, describing the call he received three years ago from his doctor.
"'No, my wife is here,'" he answered.
"'Great, OK good, because we wanted to let you know you have...
Stress hormones are different for men. women
March 5, 2020
Mayo Clinic News Network – Smoking, diet, and exercise are well-known for their role in affecting one's risk for heart disease.
While stress also is known to play a role, recent research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions found that for women, certain occupations are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular problems.
According to the research, 13% of women who performed certain jobs had poorer cardiovascular health...
"The most common and effective treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration is anti-VEGF therapy. Your doctor gives you this therapy through an injection directly into your eye. How often you need these injections depends on your case of wet AMD. It could be as often as every few weeks ... " – WebMD
"He's obviously not happy where he is ... He's still in a state of disbelief."
PLUS – Do you have symptoms of AMD?
March 5, 2020...
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What is the wet mount procedure?
Medical News Today – A vaginal wet mount test, or vaginal smear, is a gynecological exam.
The doctor takes a sample of discharge and sends it for testing. Results can show whether a person has vaginitis, which is a term for a range of infections and other issues.
A doctor may recommend a wet mount test...
"The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of virtually all cancers of the cervix. HPV is sexually transmitted." – National Institutes of Health
Sad news about one of CNN's original news anchors
Million of deaths could be prevented with vaccine
Atlanta (CNN Business) – Former CNN anchor Bobbie Battista has passed away at the age of 67.
Battista died on Tuesday morning after a four-year battle with cervical cancer, according to Wendy Guarisco, family spokeswoman.
Battista was one of...
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