Monday, October 26, 2009

H1N1 A National Emergency

Obama agenda: Swine-flu emergency
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:24 AM by Domenico Montanaro
Filed Under: Barack Obama

“Responding to a dramatic surge in the number of U.S. swine flu cases, President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation declaring H1N1 influenza a national emergency. The order by Mr. Obama, announced on the weekend, will speed the ability of hospitals and health authorities to take measures to fight the pandemic through such steps as setting up tents in hospital parking lots to establish extra emergency room care and creating health clinics in school gymnasiums or community centers.”

Video: Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses the swine flu crisis now that President Obama has officially declared swine flu a national emergency.

The Los Angeles Times says the health-insurance industry could benefit if reform passes. “The specifics of the healthcare legislation are still being hashed out on Capitol Hill, and key details will evolve in the days ahead. Even so, there is broad agreement that the final plan will, for the first time, require Americans to buy health coverage, with taxpayer subsidies for millions who cannot afford it.”

“For the health insurance industry, that means millions of new paying customers. What's more, there are likely to be no limits on what insurers can charge, while at the same time the plan is expected to limit competition from any new national government insurance plan that lawmakers create.”

More back-and-forth between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Obama White House, courtesy of the Washington Post: “The chief lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce alleged Sunday that there is a White House campaign of ‘invectives’ and ‘name-calling’ against his organization, and said the business group is eager to ignore the heated rhetoric. Speaking on ‘Fox News Sunday,’ longtime Chamber lobbyist Bruce Josten said the group's relationship with the White House began to sour after differences of opinion developed about President Obama's health-care and economic agendas.”

That said… "White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will speak at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce dinner for its board of directors in November, a move designed to ease tensions between the Obama administration and the business group," The Hill reports.

Finally… Rush Limbaugh ran with a hoax story about a thesis written by President Obama, in which he was critical of the U.S. Constitution. Then when Limbaugh found out it was false, he didn't apologize, because, "We know he thinks it," Limbaugh said of the president.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

STDs are common among college students - Lifestyles - 4

How to Tell Your Partner You Have an STD
April 2, 2009 - 5:00 pm By Laura - St. John's

tell-them1Here at CollegeCandy, we’ve long urged our readers to go get tested for STDs. Getting tested for STDs is extremely important, especially when you’ve had multiple partners or have had unprotected sex. Many STDs take a while to show any symptoms and some people never show any signs of having one, so getting tested is the only way to be sure that you’re healthy and to ensure that you’re not spreading any around.

Ok, so you’ve gone and gotten tested–and the test came back positive. Now what? After you talk to your doctor about treatment, the next thing you should do is to tell your partner. And not just your current boyfriend/hookup buddy, I mean ALL your ex-partners, too, because there’s the chance that they’ve been infected and don’t know it, either. I know, I know… it’s super embarrassing, but it’s your responsibility to make sure they don’t spread an STD, either. And, who knows? It’s possible you got it from them and they should know to be checked.

But don’t stress–there are some things that you can do to make the whole ordeal less painful.

First of all, you should know about inSPOT, a site that lets people send e-cards (like the one at the top of this post) to their current and ex sexual partners, telling them that there’s the possibility that they’ve been exposed to an STD, and urging them to go get tested. There’s even the option to send the card anonymously, if you’d like, which eliminates the embarrassment of a face-to-face meeting. It’s also a great option if you aren’t on speaking terms with your ex.

However, if sending a e-card isn’t an option for you, or you think it’s better, telling the person face-to-face is the next best option. Choose somewhere casual to meet, and try to keep as calm as possible. If you’re nervous, try writing down what you want to say and practice before you talk to them. I know it sounds corny, but it will help make sure you get out everything that you need to say.

They might be angry with you, which is completely understandable–so be apologetic, and make sure they understand that you didn’t know you were infected. Also, bring along information about getting tested and treatement options. Most importantly, make sure they know that you’re going through the same thing they are and that you’re there for them. inSPOT has some more good tips on their website if you want more information.
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sweetie-pie says:
Thu, 2nd Apr 20097:06 pm

I got that call from an ex before, and it was okay. I didn’t overreact or get angry — and he was even blaming me for giving it to him! I went and got tested (negative) and still didn’t get angry. I was sheepish when he learned he’d falsely accused me, but I was amused. Telling your ex-partners might not even be that bad.

Friday, October 9, 2009

What would you do if your partner,lover,or spouse had the swine flu?

As the United States Congress continue to reject Obama's health reform plan and with flu season coming up people are becoming more and more effected and dying each day particularly young adults with the swine flu influenza (H1N1).Recently many people have been finding theirselves in a difficult position,a position of life and death.What would you do if your loved one was infected with swine flu?It is a difficult question but at the same time a question one must ask in these times. The influenza has been ravaging the lives of many young men and women with symptoms such as sore throats,headaches, and body aches it is an easily transmitted flu.The boyfriend of Jennifer Johnson a 24 year old native of Orange County,California found himself in this dreadful position last week. Jennifer who was working as a server at a London(100,000 cases and 30 deaths from swine flu) restaraunt was suffering from a sore and scratchy throat all day but she didn't really pay it any mind.Later around 10p.m. she found herself burning up from a fever suffering dizziness and a loss of appetite.Johnson who also suffers from asthma(the H1N1 attacks people with this chronic ailment faster)ran home where later her boyfriend had to take her to the doctor's office where the doctors diagnosed her flu as the H1N1 swine flu,the doctor prescribed her to use "ibuprofen". Johnson's boyfriend said,"I don't know what to do,I have all these thoughts of death in my head...sad part is[I]can't do nothing." Satisfactorily after suffering from a dry cough,sore throat,and breathing problems Jennifer has got better. Jennifer Johnson said "There's this perception of,'Oh,you're going to die' if you catch swine flu,and it seems like after my ordeal,it's not that big of a deal...the hysterics surrounding swine flu seem a liltte bit too much." A smiling Jennifer Johnson also added,"It's basically like catching the flu." CurrentlyHer and her boyfriend are appreciating life more and together.