Daily Archives: November 1, 2014

Americans Are Working So Hard It’s Actually Killing People

Americans Are Working So Hard It’s Actually Killing People

Saturday, 01 November 2014 10:07By Esther Kaplan, The Nation | News Analysis

Hospital staff

(Image: Hospital staff via Shutterstock)

Jessica Wheeler works the night shift as an oncology nurse at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital in northeastern Pennsylvania—but her patients are usually wide awake. “When they have a new cancer diagnosis or they’re going to have a biopsy in the morning, they don’t sleep,” says the 25-year-old Wheeler (which is not her real name). “They’re scared.”

Other patients are in their final hours of life, surrounded by grieving family. What she wants is to be there to comfort them, to talk them through those difficult hours, to hold their hands and attend to their pain. But, mostly, she can’t.

According to hospital policy, night nurses on her floor should care for no more than six and a half patients, but they typically have ten. When things go bad with one or two, the floor quickly tips into chaos. Continue reading

Five Things That Will Kill More Americans Than Ebola – commentary

 Five Things That Will Kill More Americans Than Ebola

Media is blowing Ebola out of proportion. First world countries like the U.S. can handle the virus. More immediate concerns are lack of gun control, smoking, Obamacare, coal, and obesity.

The odd hysteria about ebola is being driven more by a media frenzy than the actual public health risks.  Ebola is not the sort of disease that is likely to turn into a pandemic, becoming really wide spread.  It is too hard to contract (it doesn’t spread by infected persons just breathing on others) and kills too many of its victims (diseases don’t survive well if neither do their hosts).  Moreover, countries that are relatively well-governed, with good public health systems are not at high risk from this sort of disease.

Even Senegal and Nigeria in West Africa have dealt with small outbreaks professionally and right now have no ebola cases, in contrast to countries ravaged by years of civil war like Sierra Leone and Liberia (wars, by the way, in which former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi played a major and cynical role). Continue reading

Twenty years of spiritual cleansing, herbal healing – By Tangerine Clarke

Twenty years of spiritual cleansing, herbal healing

Menes de Groit and his wife Mama Nyaah

Menes de Groit and his wife Mama Nyaah

By Tangerine Clarke – Caribbean Life NYC – October 28, 2014 

Menes de Groit and his wife Mama Nyaah proudly stated that over the last 20 years, Cosmic Enterprise – Healing Village has helped to transform parts of the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood from a drug-nest, to what it is today, “Healed, thought cleansing, music, and education.”

The 147 Rockaway Ave., Brooklyn location, have successfully treated numerous customers with Alfalfa which is high in protein; Red Clover, a blood thinner to help hypertension; Fennel; Echinacea; Golden Seal and its branded “Bourda Bittah Tonic” a top selling colon cleanser.

The herbal doctors also prescribe a cocktail for diabetes, to cleanse the liver, to rebuild the pancreas and nourish the blood supply. Root tonics, herbal formulas, natural organic products, and a plethora of other herbs have made the proprietors household names.  Continue reading

Top posts October 2014 – Top 20 of 498 posts

Top posts October 2014 – Top 20 of 498 posts

TOP 20 – Most popular of 498 entries. Full List: Most Popular October 2014

Total new entries = 102   Total Posts= 4,397. Month Hits = 89,370 Total Hits = 2,602,563

  3. Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated
  4. Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
  5. “I will Follow Him” – by a Nun’s Choir – conductor Andre Rieu – video
  6. Five-star gated community being built at Providence
  7. Africa: Beware of China’s $$$ – NYT commentary
  8. Little Guyana, an Indo-Guyanese enclave in Queens
  9. Queen’s College of Guyana celebrates 170th Anniversary  Continue reading
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