Category Archives: Science

Universal coverage means less care

The reported success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) is based on enrollment. Millions more have “coverage.” Similarly, the predicted disasters from repeal have to do with loss of coverage. Tens of thousands of deaths will allegedly follow.

Where are the statistics about the number of heart operations done on babies born with birth defects, the latest poster children? How about the number of babies saved by this surgery, and the number allowed to die without an attempt at surgery — before and after ACA?   Continue reading

Historic Killer Whale birth success

SeaWorld reported Friday the Killer Whale Takara and her new calf are successfully bonding, as the baby has begun nursing.  Takara, the 25-year-old matriarch of the orca pod at SeaWorld San Antonio, gave birth to the calf at 2:33 p.m. Central Time, April 19, 2017.

A team of veterinarians and animal care specialists were on hand for the historic birth and continue to monitor Takara and her calf 24-hours-a-day to help ensure a successful start.  Continue reading

Surprising facts: love, sex, dating and marriage

Author Michael Snyder posted Sunday an article titled, “43 Facts About Love, Sex, Dating And Marriage That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe.”  So what do we really know of relationships in 2017?  Among other questions:

Is it more difficult for a woman to find a husband in America today compared to several decades ago?  If a couple lives together before marriage, are they more likely or less likely to get divorced?  Are married men more satisfied with their intimate relationships than single men are?  Continue reading

Oroville Dam threat grows as does blame

Authorities in California were so sure the Oroville Dam was going to catastrophically collapse that they abandoned their command post on Sunday evening with Acting Chief of the Department of Water Resources Billy Croyle ordering his staff to flee.

Officials also admitted they are in a race against time to drain up to 50-feet of water from the stricken Dam before a storm hits Wednesday.  Almost 200,000 people were frantically ordered to evacuate along a 40-mile stretch of the Feather River below the dam. Continue reading

Com. John Doak encourages ECHO program

OK Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is calling attention to a new effort to combat health issues in rural Oklahoma. He attended the Rural Health Leadership Summit hosted by the OSU Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) on Tuesday. At the event, OSU-CHS officials introduced Project ECHO, an effort to use technology to address addiction, mental health, women’s health, HIV/AIDS and obesity in rural Oklahoma. Continue reading