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Oct05

Bush decides children are expendable, also delicious

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Here’s one promise the president kept: on Wednesday President Bush vetoed the funding bill for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), just as he said he would. As a direct result of his actions, almost seven million children will lose insurance coverage in one month, and millions more won’t receive coverage to begin with. […]

Oct04
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Doesn’t Have A Lump

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Doesn’t Have A Lump

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My friend had her mammogram and nothing looked troubling, her technician rushed her results to the radiologist and before she got home 20 minutes later there was a call letting her know that the lump she was feeling was not a tumor. We all breathed a giant sigh of relief. Then I read this post […]

Aug23

IM IN UR GUVMINT/ MESSIN UP UR KEDZ INSHURINZ.

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Way back in 1997, the Clinton administration approved a program called State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP. SCHIP is a partnership between federal and state governments that provides health insurance to children whose families make too much for Medicaid but too little for private insurance. The program was created to address the increasing numbers […]

Jul18
Big Progress: Additional Food Cos. Limit Ads to Kids

Big Progress: Additional Food Cos. Limit Ads to Kids

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Last month I wrote about Kellogg’s limiting its advertising to kids under 12 to only foods that meet a new nutritional criteria. Well, more than a bunch of new companies have joined them: McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Mars, Hershey Foods, Unilever, Campbell, General Mills, Hershey, Kraft, and Pepsi. Instead these major food companies will shift their ad […]

Jul01
Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

Here Comes the Sun… now protect yourself

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I’m loving the summer so far with the endless playing outdoors. After hours at the playground my son’s body is so dirty that I need to scrub his toes several times over with a nail brush. I love the unscheduled abandon of summer and the smell of my son’s sweet perspiration mixed with sunscreen. It […]

Jun25
Peeling Lips & Other Pregnancy Wonders

Peeling Lips & Other Pregnancy Wonders

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Dear Amalah – Seems as though there is a baby boom amongst my friends at the moment and, of course, we share our woes and joys of pregnancy and being a mama. I have not found ONE SINGLE pregnant person with the same problem I’m experiencing. It’s not in any of my many pregnancy books […]

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