wholderman's picture
Friday, December 19, 2008 - 3:25pm

The International Space Station apparently has a new toilet, but the installers did not include one thing-a door! Ok, ok, this wasn't an oversight, they plan on putting in a curtain-like one soon, but have some additional construction to do first, adjacent to this area. Oh, and did you know that for only $19 million they are able to do all this? Hey, instead of Ty Penington's Extreme Home Makeover, it's extreme space toilet makeover! They say this is "vital" to housing a larger crew (never can have too many bathrooms I say).

jtaylor's picture
Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 10:23am

When you're noshing with family and friends during the holidays, here are some tidbits to share about Community Medical Centers:


wholderman's picture
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 9:09am

Available "OTC" are genetic tesitng kits-yep, many companies offer this direct to the consumer. Why not know your risk for certain diseases? Well, I can be a real skeptic sometimes about these things, what if you know you have a propensity for certain conditions, will insurers possibly discover this and risk-adjust your premium? What if the test is not accurate for predicting certain conditions? The I'll just worry and panic.

ccastro's picture
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 7:25am

Did you say 5-star HOTEL or HOSPITAL?   How about BOTH!!!

Not only is Clovis Community at the top of the ratings for clinical care with our 5-star Healthgrades scores the past three-years in a row, we also offer services similar to 5-star hotels including our new valet and dining services.

jtaylor's picture
Monday, December 15, 2008 - 2:26pm

The (barely) good news: In 2007, the number of uninsured in California went down from 20.2% to 19.5%.

That being said, nearly 1 in 5 Californians -- 6.4 million under age 65 -- were without insurance.

The (real) bad news: It's hard to imagine that situation doing anything but worsening because 2007 was before the national economic meltdown.

And, just to drill down to Fresno County numbers from the so-called CHIS survey by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.... Compared to the rest of the state, residents of Fresno County were more likely to be: