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The vast majority of climate scientists agree that climate change is real, and we’re causing it.
Every day we read headlines about the impending water crisis. We hear experts say that in the coming decades, wars will
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The Affordable HealthCare Law resolves health care and jobs issues.
If you believe in moving into the 21st Century, believe in health care being accessible to all , if you believe it is a right not a privilege or that the overhaul is long overdue; then you are on the right side of history. Please do not believe how some are portraying ACA, as a law for the poor. I do not believe that parents with kids in college would say they are poor nor rich and these days most families have two or more in college at the same time. Therefore, having children covered until 26 is considered a relief to some families
The fact is over 32mil people will now have access to an improved health care system that will need more doctors, PA, and those great nurses who we usually see when we feel bad. Think about it, what does it take to run a Hospital? Our current workforce cannot possibly handle that many new customers and will need to hire more folks from the so-called bottom up such as grounds, parking lots, security, maintenance, janitors to gardeners to receptionists, and more. I have no idea how many people go to the doctor each day, but if you have an appointment during the workday, your child is in school, goes to daycare or you take them with you … most people do not; bam more jobs needed.
I cannot begin to list the impact of 32million more people added to the health care system, but the proof of it being a jobs bill is obvious.
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Let’s take a look at what today’s ruling means for the middle class:
- Insurance companies no longer have unchecked power to cancel your policy, deny you coverage, or charge women more than men.
- Soon, no American will ever again be denied care or charged more due to a pre-existing condition, like cancer or even asthma.
- Preventive care will still be covered free of charge by insurance companies–including mammograms for women and wellness visits for seniors.
- By August, millions of Americans will receive a rebate because their insurance company spent too much of their premium on administrative costs or CEO bonuses.
- 5.3 million seniors will continue to save $600 a year on their prescription drugs.
- Efforts to strengthen and protect Medicare by cracking down on waste, fraud, and abuse will remain in place.
- 6.6 million young adults will still be able to stay on their family’s plan until they’re 26.
A major impact of the Court’s decision is the 129 million people with pre-existing conditions and millions of middle class families who will have the security of affordable health coverage.
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The arrival of spring may warm your spirits, but if you suffer from seasonal allergies, it can also put a damper on your well-being. With milder temperatures comes periods of turbulent weather-rain, thunderstorms, and heavy winds-which can ignite uncomfortable allergy symptoms. Here, tips on how to keep your symptoms to a minimum during spring-and every other season, too.
Is Rain a Trigger?
Sure, rain may worsen your allergy symptoms, but only in certain circumstances. Most of the time, rain is good for allergies because it helps wash away pollen and mold spores. However, for those who are sensitive to rye grass pollen, rain may actually heighten symptoms. This is because raindrops break up the larger pollen grains and then release the tiny particles into the air. These particles are tiny enough to enter the nose and lungs, thereby setting off the immune system.
The Thunderstorm Connection
The onset of allergies can begin before a thunderstorm even begins. In the earliest stage of the turbulence, updrafts of air can increase the number of mold spores in the air.
Additionally, wind with or without rain can certainly worsen allergies as well. The gusts lift up grass pollen grains and cause them to spread into tiny particles that can set off nasal and respiratory symptoms.
Since you can’t change the weather or bypass the volatile spring season, the best way to manage your allergy symptoms is to minimize your exposure to triggers. Pay attention to the weather forecast and follow the daily pollen and mold counts, which you can typically find in your local newspaper and radio stations, as well as on the website of the American Academy of Allergies, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). Try to stay indoors as much as you can during periods of high allergen counts and inclement weather.
If you must go outside when your seasonal triggers are prevalent, be sure to take a hot shower afterwards and wash your clothes to remove pollen grains that cling to your hair and body. If you have any pets, you should also bathe them often in the spring, since their fur can trap a host of allergens that get stirred up in the air.
Treating the Symptoms
It’s also important to follow a strategic allergy treatment plan. You can talk to your allergist about the best allergy control medications to take for your specific situation. If your seasonal allergies don’t respond to over-the-counter or prescription medicines, it may be time to consider immunization therapy to help desensitize you to your triggers.