Health and Safety

Health Lobby Takes Fight to the States

Florida is debating a proposed amendment to its state constitution that would try to block, at least symbolically, much of the proposed federal health care overhaul on the grounds that it tramples individual liberty.  Read the full story here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/29/health/policy/29lobby.html?_r=2&th&emc=th

Recommended Book Regarding Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Nursing Home Attorney Anne Duvoisin highly recommends “Still Alice,” a must read for those who want to understand what Alzheimer’s disease and its progression is like for the patient suffering from the disease. “Still Alice” is a novel by Lisa Genova written from the perspective of a 50 year old world famous Harvard psychology professor who …

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Local Plant With Connection to Salmonella Remains Closed; Extent of Outbreak Remains Unclear

Peanut butter paste from a Cary, North Carolina, cracker factory owned by the Kellogg Company’s Austin Quality Foods division has been found to contain the same strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 500 people, including North Carolinians. As deaths have been attributed to this salmonella outbreak, blog viewers are encouraged to remain especially …

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