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Genetically, There's No Such Thing as a Mexican
Thu Jun 12, 2014
There are no such things as races. Everybody everywhere is a huge mixture of many different ancestors.
Thousands still stranded on Atlanta highways after snow catches South unprepared
Wed Jan 29, 2014
I was feeling sorry for some of these folks til I read the comment about being stuck in the car with a baby and not having water to make formula. Bwahahahaha. That's why women have breasts. They make milk even during snowstorms.
Home birth as risky as not putting on child's seat belt, researchers warn
Thu Jan 23, 2014
The two male authors are quoted as saying "Doctors should not support planned home birth when there are “safe and compassionate hospital-based alternatives." Given that many hospitals in the US do NOT provide "safe and compassionate alternatives," I guess home births are OK f …
Reconstruction after breast cancer: It's not a boob job
Thu Oct 31, 2013
I think this article is terrible. Breasts are mammary glands. They are for producing milk for children. If they get cancer and have to be removed, that's too bad, but having breast reconstruction surgery is absolutely NOT a medical necessity -- it is elective, cosmetic surgery, and …
Much breast milk bought online is contaminated, analysis shows
Fri Oct 18, 2013
A couple of comments -- The article states "Health officials routinely urge women to nurse their babies exclusively for the first six months and along with other foods for the first year." The actual recommendations are either for a MINIMUM of one year (AAP), or for a MINIMUM of two years (AAF …
Frank Sinatra's widow calls Ronan Farrow story 'a bunch of junk'
Thu Oct 3, 2013
It's pretty obvious, just looking at him, that he's got the same facial structure as Frank Sinatra. The real question is, why does anyone care?
Labrador befriends toddler with Down syndrome, melts hearts
Wed Oct 2, 2013
I think it's truly bizarre that the mother claims her son's "condition" causes him to shun physical contact. On the contrary, most people with Down syndrome are all about hugging everyone they meet -- family, friends, complete strangers, including pets. One of the most difficult things t …
Texas town outraged after middle school football player dies from attack by ants during game
Tue Sep 17, 2013
We lived in Texas for 13 years. Our middle child developed a severe allergic response to the ubiquitous fire ants and we carried an Epi-Pen everywhere for most of his childhood. He only had to go to the ER once, but that was from a single bite.
Could it be a 'cure'? Breakthrough prompts Down syndrome soul-searching
Thu Aug 8, 2013
As the mother of an adult son who has Down syndrome, I must say I am dismayed and appalled at these comments. Down syndrome is NOT a "tragic afflication" nor is it a "disease" that will kill their child. LIFE is a disease that will kill all of us. Many parents of children with …
Disabled workers paid just pennies an hour – and it's legal
Tue Jun 25, 2013
I have a son with Down syndrome who can't be motivated to work for anything -- he doesn't understand money and he doesn't care. For four years he went to a sheltered workshop in Delaware where he was paid "by the piece" for the work he did.
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