Nuestra Salud / Our Health

amartinez9's picture
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:23pm

Imagine esto… usted esta en una fiesta de familia y amigos, y de repente su compadre cae al suelo. Todos corren a su lado. Usted se da cuenta que él no esta respirando. Su primer instinto le dice que la cituación es grave. Usted pide que llamen a una ambulancia. Nerviosos y preocupados, todos estan al lado de su compadre… ¡Si solo hubiera algo que usted pudiera hacer para ayudarlo!


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jtaylor's picture
Friday, July 6, 2007 - 12:23pm

Delay is the American way. At least when it comes to calling your doctor's office for a checkup or because that nagging pain in your gut isn't going away.


The appointment means changing work hours, juggling child care duties, forking over a co-pay, waiting.... waiting... as your blood pressure rises -- which the lady wielding the pressure cuff will remind you after noting how many more pounds you've put on.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, July 2, 2007 - 11:17am

The line at Starbucks was nearly out the door. Now I sit with coffee gone-cold, seeking to outlast the weather which, at last meteorologic soothsaying, is supposed to furnace to 112 this week.


Time to borrow some wisdom.




jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 11:15am

It's the biggest controversy in health care -- in-store medical clinics. Really, it is.


The American Medical Association this week said it intends to ask state and federal agencies to investigate health and liability risks and potential conflicts of interest posed by retail clinics now operating in stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS/Caremark and Target. There's something like 400 such clinics nationwide, but this regulatory uproar may slow expansion.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 8:58am

Three things you won't get while flying (one stop in Dallas) cross-country from DC to Fresno in economy: 1) a soft seat; 2) free gruel; 3) enough room to easily read a broad-sheet newspaper.


A five-day pile awaited my return, sun-bleached or well-irrigated copies of the Fresno Bee, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. And then all the on-line news alerts. Good thing I wasn't sleepy.


jtaylor's picture
Friday, June 15, 2007 - 11:59am

Coin of the realm in DC is $2.  That usually buys you a bottle of water, and you'll need to replenish the moolah frequently. Humid, thunder-showery, no-bottles-past-security, a normal stretch of June.