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For Esmin, What's At Stake with Health Care Reform

March 19, 2010
Every once in awhile, history sneaks up on us. In movements past, the sting of injustice couldn’t be more clear. Bold acts of violence interspersed within wide-ranging systems of injustice, made the steady march towards civil rights an obvious moral imperative in need of correction. Yet, somehow,...
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Need Your Help- Please Call Congress!

March 18, 2010
The imminent vote on health reform is going to be incredibly close. We've got to pump up the volume to help make sure it passes. That's right: It's time to make sure our voices are heard once again by Congress that healthcare reform is critically important to our nation's families in order to...
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CA: 1 in 4 Of Us Are Now Uninsured!

March 16, 2010
After reading bad news about the recession and the crisis of health coverage for months, it’s pretty difficult to shock me. But today’s report about the dramatic spike in the number of uninsured in California over the last two years is truly shocking. A report released this morning by UCLA’s Center...
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Check Out Apps for Healthy Kids!

March 12, 2010
I love Michelle Obama's new initiative Apps for Healthy Kids ! What a great savvy way to approach the obesity epidemic in kids. I love the whole go to the people project....except for one rather glaring glitch, the esteemed 9 expert judge panel is 85% men. Just one woman on the team. Now if I was...
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Sick from Child Care?

March 11, 2010
When Ashley's son started going to child care, he started bringing home more than macaroni art and cute little scribble pictures. He also brought home colds, the flu, pink eye, and a weird unidentifiable rash -- all things that meant Ashley needed to miss work to care for him. "I didn't realize...

Pick One...

March 3, 2010
So I have been pondering... which option would you choose? Enter Parenthood and: ♦ stop working/stay home and recieve a stipend from your employer or a govt. subsidy ♦ continue working and have childcare that is government owned and operated ♦ continue working and have childcare that is privatized...

What If Health Reform Efforts Were to Fail?

March 3, 2010
if Congress and the Administration are unable to find a way to follow-through on health reform this time around, only time will tell how this missed opportunity would impact all of us, our children and our grandchildren. Let’s hope they are able to rise to the challenge so future generations won’t look back on this moment in history and think to themselves how much better life would be “if only …”
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Cleaning is Getting Healthier and Safer

February 22, 2010
The issue of disinfectants is a controversial topic for those trying to eliminate toxic cleaning products from their businesses, homes, and schools. It is a product that is commonly used in places where large amounts of people visit to help lower the risk of spreading bacteria; like bathrooms, office buildings, and theme parks, but often contain harmful chemicals that can impact your respiratory, development, and reproductive systems.
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It’s time to reconsider the broad use of antibiotics in farm animals

February 19, 2010
Antibiotics are currently used widely and irresponsibly in raising farm animals. These antibiotics are meant for treating humans and this use in animals entering the food chain breeds antibiotic resistant bacteria that make people sick, and are much harder to recover from. We have been aware for...

When will we dictate policy to protect our future generations?

February 18, 2010
Why are other countries recognizing the need for a paid stay-at home option, yet we are not? When will we dictate policy to protect our future generations? Our country's leaders seem to be primarily concerned with the here and now, instead of maintaining a balance that satisfies the present and the...