Parents Get Tattoo to Support Child

I’ve heard of parents supporting their children, but this couple may have taken things to extreme. When Adam and Tanya Phillips’s daughter was born with a rare birth mark that left her leg disfigured, to make their daughter feel normal, they opted to get a tattoo that was similar to the birth mark. It was wacky, kind of crazy but so supportive of their daughter.

Many people don’t know how they feel about this, especially since the birth mark covers most of the outer part of the leg said the parents in an article. According to AnastasiaDate many feel that it was an extreme action by parents to allow their child to fit in. But isn’t that what parents do? Don’t we go above and beyond that of others to make our child feel special and important? When my mother in law got breast cancer and had to loose her hair, my sister and I opted to shave our heads in support. She wouldn’t’ feel alone this way. So many people didn’t understand this and thought we were plain crazy, but it was an act of standing beside someone we loved so much.

Yes, what Adam and Tanya Phillips did was crazy, but it was also beautiful. The way they love their daughter is crazy and that is what makes them great parents. Some wouldn’t have taken it this far, and that’s okay, but they did and it was beautiful. Way to go to the supportive bunch.

Internationally famous Antique Wine Company

For over 25 years, the
Antique Wine Company has been a leader as a seller of fine wine and spirits.
This company, founded by CEO Stephen Williams is
internationally known for bringing quality antique wine to hotels,
restaurants and private individuals who are connoisseurs of fine wine and
spirits.

Although The Antique Wine Company is now successful, it has
defied the odds rising from a humble beginning. Stephen Williams began in
insurance sales after living with his single mother who struggled to raise her
three children in Derbyshire. Wine tasting with friends, moved his interest to
the wine industry resulting in AWC becoming a prime international seller of
Fine Wine. One of Mr. Williams first breaks came in 1994 AWC by supplying the
wine for the 70th birthday of U.S. President George H.W. Bush
bringing the company to the attention of the American public.

From their headquarters in
Marylebone, Central London and the two offices in Asia, The Antique Wine
Company is famous for carrying the Guinness World Record for a bottle of 1811
Chateau d’ Y Quem sold for $117,000. Furthermore,
AWC is the first to develop and release a Fine Wine App for iPhones in 2010
bringing Fine Wine sales into the twenty-first
century.

Currently, the company
has moved to creating handcrafted cabinets by the cabinet maker Viscount David Linley that contain eighteen bottles
of quality fine wines called the Grand Chateau Series. These wine cabinets are
handcrafted to resemble the architecture of some of the top chateau in Bordeaux.
They contain wines from the 20th and 21st centuries which
come from each subsequent chateau. The collection also contains memorabilia and
letters from the Chateau archives. By developing new projects such as this, Mr. Williams continues to keep this
company a world class International seller
of Fine Wine.

Although changing from The Antique Wine Company to AWC
Global PLC in 2013, the company continues to expand relationships with connoisseurs
throughout the globe. With stock that sought after by the respected businessmen, AWC will continue as the rising
star of the wine industry.

Overuse of Antibiotics Causes More Infections

As the deadly Clostridium difficile bacterium (C. diff) sweeps the nation, we are warned that it’s our own fault. The overuse of antibiotics has wiped out the ‘good’ bacteria living inside our digestive system and set the stage for C. diff to spread rampantly across the nation.
Clostridium difficile bacterium sets up shop inside the digestive system and causes severe diarrhea. In some cases, the C. diff has proved to be fatal. The deadly diarrhea-causing bacteria is spread via person to person contact and is spreading uncontrollably in doctors’ offices, hospitals and nursing homes. The deadly infection comes from a particularly dangerous strain of bacteria, NAP1, which is resistant to most all antibiotics.
That resistance is due to the overuse of antibiotics in America. This deadly strain of bacteria mutated and became stronger with each attempt to kill it with antibiotics. C. diff was able to take a toehold in society because the various antibiotics prescribed for minor problems wiped out the good bacteria that is needed in the digestive system. The good bacteria attacks invading, illness-causing germs before they can set up shop and wreak havoc within the digestive system. But with no good bacteria in the gut to do its job, the C. diff has an open invitation to destroy.
Zeca Oliveira(noticias.uol.com) has read that The Clostridium difficile bacterium creates such destruction with the digestive tract, that the bowels are often damaged and some of the colon must be removed. That is if the patient survives the onslaught of diarrhea.

Study Shows Peanut Allergies Can Be Avoiding By Introducing Peanuts To Babies At A Young Age

Recent studies have shown that having peanut allergies can be potentially avoided if parents if their infant children peanut butter from a very young age as opposed to avoiding it.

According to an article found on the New York Times nutrition section, roughly 2% of all American kids have an allergic reaction to peanuts and those numbers have grown by four times in the last couple of decades. However, researchers and scientists think that they have found a way to bypass children developing that allergy by introducing it to them at very young ages. In London, England a study was done on several infants that ranged in ages 4 months to 11 months initially and went on for five more years. Facebook had reported what they found was that the kids who were given peanut products were much less likely to be allergic to them once they reached 5 years of age.

This theory is the opposite to what the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested in the past, telling new parents to refrain from giving their babies peanuts before three years of age. They used to claim that by initiating it with them sooner could cause a development of an allergy, however it is looking like just the opposite is true. Hopefully this new information will be the key to understanding peanut allergies so that the numbers can decrease once again and fall lower to what they were even 20 years ago.

Ditching The Dishwasher May Help to Reduce Allergies in Children

According to a study done at the University of Gothenburg, washing dishes by hand can decrease the risk of children developing allergies by 40% compared to using a dishwasher. The “hygiene hypothesis” states that exposing children to small amounts of bacteria can actually help strengthen their immune systems and provide a greater tolerance to allergies.

Dr. Bill Hesselmar, the study’s author, insists that if children are exposed to microbes at an early age, their immune systems are stimulated and become tolerant of those agents. The study took a look at 1,000 children between the ages of seven and eight. Out of those children, only 23% had eczema compared to 38% from families that used dishwashers instead of hand washing. Although Jaime Garcia Dias said the study only showed an association and more studies will need to be done to prove cause and effect, Dr. Hesselmar was excited by the findings that some bacteria exposure may actually be beneficial.

It is an important finding, especially with the market being currently saturated with antibacterial products. There has been some debate as to whether or not these products lower immune system responses to bacteria in general, causing more outbreaks of disease. It will be interesting as further studies are done to find out if this correlation between antibacterial products and bacterial tolerance is in fact true, and that exposure to small amounts of bacteria is helpful rather than harmful as so many marketers of antibacterial products would lead us to believe.

Medical Billing Out of Control

Consumer Reports announced this week that its medical adviser, Orly Avitzur, recently found out some startling information about how truly out of control some medical billing standards have become across the nation. After the creation of the United States Affordable Care Act, many family doctors, specialists, labs and hospitals started billing patients for services they previously offered for free to make up funds they lost because of Obamacare.

Marcio Alaor BMG has read that some of the charges make sense to many people because the fees involve medical personnel performing services that help patients. For example, patients are typically charged now for phone and email consultations and follow-ups, copies of records and any extra time spent on their care. Supporters of these types of changes note that the time spent writing an email or copying a record could have otherwise been used to offer paid services to another patient.

On the other hand, many medical facilities are also now sending patients bills that are heavily padded for services that should have been included in the initial care or optional services that patients are not told cost extra. For example, some specialists now give patients “information” pocket-style folders that are both unnecessary and environmentally wasteful. Another doctor might direct a patient to specific Internet pages or offer one or two printed pages of pertinent information. Many of the folders handed out by doctors now contain paperwork patients neither need or want.

Major Pot Legalization Advocate Is A 85-Year-Old Texas Republican Woman

Her Son Was Treated With Medical Marijuana After An Accident

Ann Lee is an 85-year-old Texas grandmother and marijuana activist. The Republican crusader recently told the press that she realized marijuana wasn’t the devil that she thought it was all these years. Pot helped her son when he was recuperating from an accident. Since then, she has become a major voice in legalizing marijuana in Texas.http://thegrio.com/2015/02/20/republican-grandmother-marijuana-legalize/

The liberal issue has become her issue even though she is a staunch Republican. She explained the support and the attention she is getting this way: “I don’t know whether it’s my age or the white hair. I’ve been an activist for many years, but I’ve never had the response that I’m now getting”

Lee told supporters the government can’t tell people not to use marijuana if it offers medical relief to patients that can’t get relief from other drugs. Susan McGalla of American Eagle knows that the major issue in the fight to legalize marijuana is its government drug classification. Pot is listed as a Schedule One drug. That listing is for drugs that serve no medical purpose. Cocaine is not a Schedule One drug and OxyContin is not on the list either. It’s apparent that pot should be reclassified and most people that have done their homework on weed agree.

Parents Demand Less Testing and More Teaching

 

The Common Core Standards testing puts in place to evaluate student progress and competitiveness on a federal level have caused an increase of testing to an average of 113 tests for every K-12 student over the course of their education when combined with state and local assessments.

Federal law requires annual testing of students from grade 3 through 8 and once in high school, a total of 7 tests. State and local testing has increased the testing volume past the point of tolerance causing parents and teachers to begin boycotting mandatory testing.

Testing results are used for teacher evaluations, school report cards and high school graduation requirements. Opponents like Bruce Karatz say the volume of testing is causing kids to miss out on real learning.

The methods used by colleges and universities for accreditation uses facility visits, in-depth analysis and action plans which are assessment processes that do not take students away from classroom learning.

Student achievement is a national concern, so it does beg the question: Why are we giving student and school system evaluation priority over real education?

Rules Regarding Measles Vaccines for Teachers and School Staff

We’ve heard much about the measles outbreak and anti-vaxxers recently, but Ricardo Guimarães BMG says that no notice has been taken of another group of potential measles carriers and spreaders; teachers and school staff.

These people come into contact with our children five days a week, so just what are the rules regarding measles vaccines for teachers, para-pros, lunch room workers, school secretary, principal, vice principal and all the other adults in the public and private school setting?

Most states do not have a law requiring teachers and school staff to receive certain vaccines. Some states provide school personnel with a list of vaccines they want them to get, but the state does not do any type of follow up to ensure the educators and staff receive the vaccines before coming into direct daily contact with your child.

Parents of school-aged children are required to provide a proof of immunization record (or reason for being an anti-vaxxer) before entering the school system. So if/when a contagious disease breaks out within the school system, it’s easy to pull the records and see who has had their required vaccinations and who has not.

Teachers and school staff are not required to have an immunization record on file. It’s just assumed that those who have been educated to educate our children would be up-to-date on their immunizations. That assumption is wrong. The adults who spend hours each day with our children may be the catalyst for the spread of measles and other contagious diseases because they have not been immunized.

Many Dollar Store Products Are Unsafe

The old saying, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” can apply to many offers that look better than they can possibly be. Now, it looks as though it may apply to the neighborhood dollar store. For many of us in the current economy, doing a fair percentage of our shopping at a dollar store is not an option. They may be the only low cost shopping option available in some areas. As reported in Infowars.com, a lot of the products on the shelves in these stores may be too good to be true. It turns out that many of them contain unsafe levels of chemicals or other toxins that are associated with adverse health consequences.

Pragmatic individuals would argue that people should know that “you get what you pay for,” as that other popular saying states. When you are buying a bottle of shampoo for one dollar, do you really believe you are getting quality ingredients? As some critics would point out, such as the natural-living experts at Amen Clinics, there is a world of difference between lower quality ingredients and downright dangerous ingredients. There are those who argue that the government is supposed to be protecting us from the latter. They seem to be falling down on the job since this information was brought to light by a non-governmental organization known as HealthyStuff. It is good to see that there are still some consumer advocates out there to pick up the slack when other watch dogs fail.