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Month: September 2015

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Young Eczema Patient That ‘Begged to Die’ Gets Relief From Water Treatment

After years of painful, tortuous rashes, a young boy is finally getting relief after a new form of water therapy treatment cleared up his eczema, reports The Sun. Morgan Bishop has suffered from chronic eczema since he was just four months old. According to Morgan’s parents, the skin on his feet and legs was so raw and painful that it rendered him unable to walk. In addition to the skin condition, Morgan also has severe food allergies and asthma and suffers from a life-threatening kidney disease known as nephrotic syndrome. Eczema is a common skin disease that is most often found in young children. A substantial portion of the U.S. population show symptoms of atopy, such as eczema, asthma, or hayfever. Of the 17.8 million who have moderate to severe eczema, those who suffer from the ...
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New Company Brings Healthcare to India’s Poor

We've seen the American healthcare system make leaps and bounds in recent years. Planned Parenthood does wonderful things for low-income families, and urgent care facilities see three million patients per week for much cheaper than the ER. But it's been a while since we've heard a truly good thing about taking care of the world's poor. Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty is an Indian philanthropist, cardiac surgeon and is the Chairman of Narayana Health in Bangalore. Thanks to his work through Narayana Health, he has been able to bring healthcare to India and was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal for the care he provides across the world. Shetty had humble beginnings in a small village before moving on to study in the UK. In 1989, he returned to India and operate on Mother Teresa after...
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Beautiful Homes, Vibrant Community Make Natchez, MS a Great Place to Retire

A small southern getaway overlooking the Mississippi River is gaining popularity throughout the state after a third-party study found that it is one of the best places to retire. The Gulfport, MS, Sun Herald reports that SmartAsset, a finance technology company headquartered in New York, found that the small city of Natchez, MS is one of the five best places to retire to in the entire state of Mississippi. Richard Douglas, a recent retiree who moved to Natchez from Pennsylvania with his wife, would argue that the town is a top five option in the country, let alone the state. "For me, just the sheer beauty of the homes and the town itself are really inspiring," Douglas said. "There is something special about seeing that every day." Natchez has been a certified retirement city si...
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Drive Electric Week Shows How Electric Cars Have Carved a Place For Themselves

Hybrid cars may not seem quintessentially "cool," but they sell themselves. All it takes is one conversation with a hybrid driver. At least, that's what it seems like to 34-year-old Orlando resident Thron Crowe. "Every year it's the same kinds of questions, which is great because it means more people are learning about it," Crowe told the Orlando Sentinel about his experience as the driver of a Nissan Leaf. "They recognize the car and it'll be either a five-minute or one-hour conversation. Next thing you know, they say they are getting one." Talking about electric cars is just one of the things Crowe likes doing, and it's exactly what he did at Valencia College's celebration of Drive Electric Week, which featured renewable energy experts from around the local area, including city off...
Psychedelic Drugs: a Hidden Treatment for Mental Illness?
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Psychedelic Drugs: a Hidden Treatment for Mental Illness?

For decades, psychedelic drugs have been considered an illicit substance for some, and a trippy pastime for others. However, that may soon change -- as recent research suggests that these drugs could help in treating mental illness. According to a Sept. 9 Clapway.com article, psychedelics such as LSD, DMT, MDMA and others showed positive results among patients with mental illnesses, a recent analysis published in the journal Canadian Medical Association Journalstated. “The re-emerging paradigm of psychedelic medicine may open clinical doors and therapeutic doors long closed,” writes Dr. Evan Wood, Professor of Medicine and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. The journal's analysis outlined several recent studies that hint at successful psychedelic trea...
Smaller Pharmacy Networks Benefit Pharmacy Chains, Study Shows
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Smaller Pharmacy Networks Benefit Pharmacy Chains, Study Shows

How can pharmacies play a role in reducing prescription drug abuse? It may be as simple as limiting which pharmacies a patient has access to, according to a new study. But will it hurt patients' medical care -- and the success of smaller pharmacies -- in the process? The jury still seems to be out. This was the question asked by a study, focused on CVS Pharmacies, that was recently published in the academic journal JAMA Internal Medicine by Dr. William Shrank, a senior vice president and chief scientific officer of CVS Health. The primary finding was that if insurance companies shrink their pharmacy networks -- thereby making it more difficult for patients to access a pharmacy that accepts their insurance plan -- the number of prescriptions actually filled by patients drops dramatically....
You Won’t Believe Why This Divorced Couple’s Selfie Went Viral
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You Won’t Believe Why This Divorced Couple’s Selfie Went Viral

UPDATED 8/6/20 In the media, amicable divorces and legal separations are few and far between. But one couple on the outs couldn't help but celebrate their recently filed divorce with a selfie. According to Huffington Post, Canadian couple Shannon and Chris Neuman filed for a divorce in late August after 11 years of marriage. Then, they took a selfie and uploaded it to Instagram. In the photograph, the two don't look like a typical couple after a divorce; rather, they looked accomplished, happy even. The Instagram caption read: "Are we smiling because the partner we chose for forever turned out to not to be the forever partner we needed? Of course not. We're smiling because we have done something extraordinary (we think anyway!) We have respectfully, thoughtfully a...
Former Chicago Police Department Employee Charged with Stealing Inmate Property
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Former Chicago Police Department Employee Charged with Stealing Inmate Property

UPDATED 11/18/20 At an adult correctional facility in Chicago, a long time employee was caught stealing from inmates. The culprit was taking the items from the inventory storage, some of which included money and jewelry. According to police, the 19 year veteran had been taking items for a long time and when they were finally on to her, they decided to videotape the storage area. The woman, Paula Brown, was caught red handed stealing cook county jail inmate property. When it comes to inmate property, all items, including cash, wallets, lighters, cigarettes, clothing, and any items in the defendant's possession is taken from the defendant at the booking department after the suspect is arrested. If bail is granted, the items will be returned to the defendant. If bail is not granted, ...
People Are Camping Out at Chik-fil-A
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People Are Camping Out at Chik-fil-A

Americans love camping. So much so -- in fact -- that in 2013 they spent a total of about 516.6 million days doing so. Americans also love Chik-fil-A. In 2011, the fast food chain reportedly sold a staggering nine sandwiches per second. So when the fast food chain offered a free meal per week for a year to some lucky contest winners, people naturally lined up from all over the country and camped out at the participating restaurants. "Before there were people coming from Illinois, there were people coming from Alabama and they would travel for a few weeks going from state to state, and that’s the reason why before I didn’t get in," Stephanie Robertson, who had previously attempted attending a Chik-fil-A opening, told WSB-TV. She was turned away when there were 200 others in front of her. ...
Lottery Winner Pays Friend $1,000 to Deliver Social Security Card So He Can Claim Prize
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Lottery Winner Pays Friend $1,000 to Deliver Social Security Card So He Can Claim Prize

A Lincoln Park man who has chosen to remain anonymous won $4 million on a $30 World Class Million scratch off lottery ticket. "I scratched the numbers on the ticket first, before revealing the prizes," said the winner, who did the game right there in the store. "When I saw I had a match, I figured that I had won my $30 back. As I scratched the prize off, I quickly realized it was more than $30. Once I saw the '4MIL' symbol, I could barely breathe and thought I was having a panic attack." Only a few people were in the store at the time, all of whom kept staring at the winner "because I was acting pretty funny," he said. He handed the ticket to the clerk so he could scan it, who then started screaming, and told the winner to sign the ticket quickly. When the winner got home, his girlfrie...