Category Archives: Health care

What we can learn from anti-zika spraying

Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitoes and people. So, health authorities have been working on the twin challenges of eradicating mosquitoes and educating people. Transmission of Zika virus from mosquitoes to people (and vice versa) in the continental US has … Continue reading

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Ebola and MRSA

When an epidemic starts far away, we tend to be in denial. It couldn’t happen here because we have such an advanced medical system, right? No man is an island and no country is a gated community. Do you remember … Continue reading

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John Hanger’s issues are still in play

John Hanger has taken himself out of the gubernatorial race after filing more than twice the required number of signatures. He has been an exceptional candidate because he ran on a number of issues that he has injected permanently into … Continue reading

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5 Dem candidates for governor at Temple Nov. 23

I watched the whole forum and you can find the video here. Pay attention to the note “Video starts at 18 minutes”: you have to move the timer ahead. Interesting format, with a strongly pro-union and pro-teacher audience and two … Continue reading

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The Shutdown: Questions to dispel the smoke

In Washington, diversionary tactics are always in order. Why would the perpetrators want us to grasp something like the limited government shutdown now starting its second week? Let’s rise to the challenge of getting beyond the smoke. What’s the real … Continue reading

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Court upholds rule of law and adultBasic Care

This was fairly big news today: PA Governor Corbett lost another one in court, at least for now. As the Inquirer’s Amy Worden describes it in “Pa. court: Reinstate health-care funding for the poor,” 3/6/13: A state judge has ordered … Continue reading

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AdultBasic and the 41,000 Pennsylvanians who lost health insurance in 2011

I recently got to meet José Parra of Phoenixville, at the Daily Local News’ 156th PA House district debate on October 23. As a personal effort to help low-income people who have trouble finding affordable health insurance, José is spreading … Continue reading

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