Thursday, September 23, 2010

As if you needed another reason NOT to give your baby formula...

Abbott recalls infant formula on bug contamination

By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer Matthew Perrone, Ap Health Writer
–Wed Sep 22, 8:47 pm ET

WASHINGTON – Drugmaker Abbott Laboratories said Wednesday it is recalling millions of containers of its best-selling Similac infant formula that may be contaminated with INSECT PARTS.

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Bento Style Lunches

Toddler Bento #48: September 14, 2010

Borrowed from:

Terrified Sandwich

Just because this is cute and I am not a fan of deli meat...

When I was little and about to eat a piece of meat, my dad would go, "Mooooo! Noooooo! Moooo! Don't eat me! That hurts!"
I think it's one of the reasons I'm mostly a vegetarian today.

This picture and comment is by: Sakurako Kitsa's photostream

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The next 9 months...

No I'm not pregnant. But I will be completing my dietetic internship over the next 9 months which means I will not be working in the WIC clinic. For this reason, most of my blogs will likely be similar to the past couple I have posted. I may throw in some WIC stories from the past though ;)

Culture Crisis

The following was written by a young physician by the name of Dr. Roger Starner Jones. His short two-paragraph letter to the White House accurately puts the blame on a "Culture Crisis" instead of a "Health Care Crisis"..

It's worth a quick read:

Dear Mr. President:
During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and who chatted on a new cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ringtone.

While glancing over her patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status was listed as "Medicaid"! During my examination of her, the patient informed me that she smokes more than one pack of cigarettes every day, eats only at fast-food take-outs, and somehow still has money to buy pretzels and beer. And, you and our Congress expect me to pay for this woman's health care? I contend that our nation's "health care crisis" is not the result of a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. Rather, it is the result of a "crisis of culture" a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on luxuries and vices while refusing to take care of one's self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. It is a culture based in the irresponsible credo that "I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me". Once you fix this "culture crisis" that rewards irresponsibility and dependency, you'll be amazed at how quickly our nation's health care difficulties will disappear.