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Charlotte, MI

Paper soliciting residents for its new reader panel

This is such a great idea!  (Jul 16, 2008 | post #1)

Cervical Cancer

HPV Causing More Oral Cancer in Men

Hey thanks cancerguy! I had not idea about that website!  (Jun 23, 2008 | post #9)

Cervical Cancer

CDC: At Least 1 in 4 Teen Girls Has an STD

Woah, haven't you ever heard of penicillin? They've been using that to treat syph since the 30's  (Jun 16, 2008 | post #22)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of Obesity Among U.S. Children and Teens Does ...

Awesome, we're finally not getting fatter! Maybe taking pop machines out of schools is working...  (May 31, 2008 | post #1)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

C-Sections a Critical Factor in Preterm Birth Increase

This is really confusing me. This article seems to be saying that C-Sections are Causing pre-term deliveries. How can that be, unless women are demanding that they have an elective C-section at 30 or 32 or 34 weeks, etc.? Pregnancy complications inherently come before delivery--or else they are post-partum complications, and thus cannot have any bearing on the outcome of the delivery. Babies are born early due to these Pre-delivery complications--such as Preeclampsia, or placental abruption, or a drop in the fetal heartrate. These high risk pregnancies are often delivered by C-section since this way is faster than trying to induce labor for a vaginal delevery. It's true that there is an increasing rate of elective C-Sections, but I don't understand how this could be driving the increase in pre-term delivery unless women (or their doctors) are making rational desicions before anything goes wrong with the pregnancy to delver the baby before it is to term, thereby significantly and purposely raising it's morbidity once it's born. That would go against the hypocratic oath.  (May 31, 2008 | post #1)

Cervical Cancer

Gardasil shot's pain is worth it, doctors say

I'm not sure exactly how severe the side effects were for you, but I do know that having a chunk of my cervix surgically removed hurt a hell of a lot more than getting those three shots did. You'll just have to weigh the risks (i.e. how many partners you have, whether or not you use condoms-which have been shown to reduce the trnsmission rate by about 25% or so, Whether cervical cancer runs in your family, whether you get regular checks ups to catch abnormal cells early, whether you have insurance to cover any procedures to remove pre-cancerous/cancerous cells, etc. against the pain and side effects and cost of the vaccine. I hope you find a balance! Good luck to you. If your in a long-term monogamous relationship, you're probably not at that high of risk, so there's always that to consider, too.  (May 31, 2008 | post #8)

Education Etc.

SC principal to resign

I should make a correction: Ignore it or BAN it and it doesn't exist...  (May 21, 2008 | post #2)

Education Etc.

SC principal to resign

Wow. The ignorance of people never ceases to amaze me. That school is better off with one less bigoted jackass on it's payroll. Ignore it and it doesn't exist--I swear, South Carolinians invented that slogan! I'm so glad I don't have to live there anymore.  (May 21, 2008 | post #1)

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I work for you. It's my job.

Hometown:

Charlotte, MI

Neighborhood:

South of Town

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Michigan State University Alumni Association

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We all need to know about issues that affect us.

On My Mind:

How the lack of health care affects the whole community

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the idea that change begins locally.