Category: Health

Do you eat at Waffle House? Don’t have the eggs

By Kristine Phillips | The Washington Post Federal officials say nearly 207 million eggs have been recalled because of fears that they may have been contaminated with salmonella, a type of bacteria that causes serious illnesses and deaths, particularly among children and elderly people. Rose Acre Farms is recalling the products after federal officials tied illnesses to the company’s facility…

Letter: Students are genuinely afraid of mass shootings

Students are genuinely afraid of mass shootings In reading the article “Teacher defends student’s failing grade on quiz after walkout” (March 19) my thoughts were that teacher David Kissner should be the one receiving the failing grade. Students are genuinely afraid of mass shootings. Teachers and administrators taking punitive actions against students send this message: Guns are more important than…

How dementia can drain a family’s life savings

Click here if you are having trouble viewing the gallery and video on your mobile device If Denis Winter suffered from heart failure, cancer or almost any other deadly disease, his family could rest assured that his care would be largely covered by insurance. But Winter has Alzheimer’s disease. So the extraordinary cost of his care — $8,500 a month,…

Republicans dump favorite election message: Repeal Obamacare

By Paige Winfield Cunningham | Washington Post Michigan GOP Rep. Mike Bishop’s campaign website doesn’t mention Obamacare, even though web archives show it once prominently featured promises to vigorously fight the 2010 health-care law. Kentucky GOP Rep. Andy Barr touted repealing the Affordable Care Act as one of three top priorities when first running for Congress in 2012. Now his…