Nuestra Salud / Our Health

amartinez9's picture
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 2:23pm

Al final de cada tormenta, siempre hay un arco iris. Y para Nereida Belloso Ocha, su arco iris colorido es nada menos que el regalo de poder abrazar a sus bellas y saludables pequeñitas Daleyza y Dalary.


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jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 - 8:36am

This is about perfume, antifreeze and the Food and Drug Administration. It's about the perception of safety, who establishes that perception and, of course, reality.


I always thought that melamine was something used to make heat-resistant plates and nice countertops. But it's also a protein-additive/contaminant used by China to enhance pet food, resulting in untold numbers of animal deaths this year.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, August 6, 2007 - 2:00pm

"It's not the responsibility of the federal government to provide womb-to-tomb health care for America. " -- Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo, Aug. 5, 2007 debate in Des Moines.


Which reminded me of what an Irish tour guide told me when I asked why taxes there were so high (currently a 20% rate on the first roughly $47k earned by a single person, and 41% on anything earned above that).


jtaylor's picture
Friday, August 3, 2007 - 9:17am

You're an insider, friends tell me. If something needs doing in health care, you know the people who can get it done. You've got an edge. Wrong.


The following have occurred in recent months to me or my family at hospitals, doctors offices, care facilities and pharmacies around the Valley:



  • Wrong prescription medications delivered by local drugstore.

  • Prescription medications lost/misplaced/taken during transit from rehab facility.

jtaylor's picture
Friday, July 27, 2007 - 2:34pm

Been a tough week if you like to eat. Studies show diet sodas are as bad as regular ones, and that hefty people hang with other hefties. The World Health Organization says 1 billion adults around the world are overweight. But if you want the real down and dirty on chow, go to www.ifoce.com (Hint: it's the International Federation of Competitive Eating.) Enjoy your weekend b-b-Q.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 8:08am

It's such an annual ritual that it's almost ho-hum, except it's not. California is now 25 days into its fiscal year without a state budget. Imagine skipping your mortgage payment for 25 days -- with no seeming accountability. Imagine the electeds, waiting for proposals, conjuring up compromises while also drawing down about $113,000 in annual salary, plus $162 per-diem, tax-free pay.