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Personal medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in the United States

Only one book, END MEDICAL DEBT, written by three industry insiders, clearly explains the actual causes and proposed cures for our nation's medical debt crisis. The authors founded RIP Medical Debt, the national charity that since 2014 has forgiven $500 million in medical debt for 250,000 Americans -- so far. END...

 

30 Times More People Receive Care in Their Own Homes than in Nursing Homes!

While there are 1.4 million people being cared for in nursing homes today, according to the National Alliance of Caregiving and AARP, there are 43.5 MILLION people being cared for by caregivers in their own homes. That’s a multiple of 30 times more people receiving care at home than in nursing homes. How can that be?...

 

RESEARCHERS BELIEVE HUMANS CAN GROW BACK MISSING ARMS, LEGS AND MORE!

For years researchers and scientists have been working on discovering the ability to regenerate organs and body limbs. The search has spanned everywhere from biological sciences to 3D printing companies. While several animals can achieve this such as geckos, planarian worms, jellyfish, and salamanders, what is...

 

CAN ANYTHING GOOD COME OUT OF THE CHRISTCHURCH MASSACRE?

As the horrific events in New Zealand stun the world, Christchurch suffers the wounds of a tragically growing list of cities. While so many predictably rush to politicize and blame, the frequency of these events may have created an additionally unhelpful effect. Where most once put our hands over our mouth in horror,...

 

Skowhegan-area school board right to retire nickname

It could not have been an easy decision, but the Skowhegan-area school board did the right thing Thursday night. Facing a community that is bitterly split over the issue, the School Administrative District 54 board voted 14-9 to “respectfully retire” Skowhegan Area High School’s Indian nickname, reversing an...

 

The Significance of the New Handicapped Parking Symbol

Tennessee seeks to mirror New York and Connecticut in adopting a new symbol for handicapped accessible parking spots. Rather than the globally recognized symbol of a stick figure sitting straight in the wheelchair, the new image shows a stick figure in a wheelchair leaning in forward-motion. While a nice sentiment, it...

 

Telemedicine, Changing the Face of Healthcare

Advancements in technology are dramatically changing the world of medicine as we know it, and medical professionals worldwide are utilizing this rapidly evolving landscape to achieve and innovate the way we stay healthy. One vein of medicine that is really maximizing...

 

THE MYSTERIOUS BUSINESS OF CANCER

Millions of people are affected by cancer and according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, each year 18.1 million cancer new cases are diagnosed worldwide and approximately 9.6 million deaths occur from the disease. This number will only continue to...

 

Are Weed Churches Legitimate Houses of Worship, or Just Another Way Around Marijuana Law?

When I arrived for Sunday services at the Hundred Harmonies Church near Los Angeles, on a chilly morning last November, I was immediately handed a joint, a lighter and a bottle of water. In a small exurban storefront guarded by a security guard holding an AR-15, about 15 parishioners were toking up, eating powdered...

 

Disenrollment for Greed and Power; At Pechanga The Theft of Per Capita is nearing One Billion Dollars

Anthony Broadman of the prestigious Galanda Broadman law firm just wrote about tribal disenrollment for greed and power so let's explore a little Pechanga greed and power. Since 2006, the year of our disenrollment, the Hunter family has lost $3,484,000 per person, in per capita payments alone. We arrived at that...

 

Commentary: School board should reject new charter applications

The Philadelphia Board of Education will vote Thursday on whether to approve applications for three new charter schools: People for People’s Frederick Douglass Charter High School, String Theory’s Joan Myers Brown Academy, and American Paradigm’s Tacony Academy Charter at St. Vincent’s. The District cannot...

 

Trump's Declared an 'Emergency' on Immigration. Could a Future President Declare One on Education?

President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency along the southern border of the issue of illegal immigration and wants to divert more than $8 billion in federal funding to build a wall, even though Congress isn't on board with the plan. The issue is likely to be tied up in courts for months or more, with 16...

 

No One Knows How Many Indigenous Women Are Missing or Murdered

I won’t pretend to be impartial. This, like most of the issues I write about, is highly personal. The issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people (collectively known as MMIWG2) impacts all Indigenous lives. Most of us know a relative or community member that has gone missing or been...

 

An Epidemic of Violence Against Native American Women

Americans may be largely unaware of the extreme and pervasive dangers facing American Indian and Alaska Native women. According to a National Institute of Justice study, more than half have been sexually assaulted. More than a third have been raped — a proportion more than double that of white women. For girls and...

 

State of the Union address lacked a coherent vision

President Donald Trump's call for unity during his State of the Union address was a welcome change from his typically combative, divisive mode. But for such a call to ring genuine, Trump will have to follow with strong actions. He should not, as he did during the...

 

Which Class of 43 Million people was Conspicuously Omitted in Trump's SOTU?

While some sat on their hands, others leaped to their feet to applaud President Trump’s soaring appeal during his State of the Union Address for the current Congress to honor its legacy by tackling immense issues. Border security, immigration, AIDS, and pediatric cancer made President Trump’s issues lists worthy...

 

LOVE AND THE ART OF GIVE AND TAKE

One day my 9-year-old was playing violin outside a small shopping plaza. She’s done this before and it’s common for people to watch for a while and then throw some money in her violin case. But this time, using her words “Daddy, a man who smelled like alcohol and didn’t look right gave me money.” On her way...

 

34,709 Recent Crimes Committed by Illegal Aliens: Where's the News Coverage?

There were 34,709 crimes of various types committed by illegal aliens in fiscal years 2016, 2017 and the 11 months of 2018, according to the United States Customs and Border Patrol or CBP, one of the seven components of the Department of Homeland Security. While the largest number of crimes - more than fifteen...

 

The Donald Trump of 1990 Was Also Disturbingly the Most Popular Man In America

There are a lot of sayings about how history is always repeating itself, about how if we want to learn about the future, we need to understand the past. But it never feels like it applies to the period in which we are living until we’ve suffered through it and can contrast it with the past, and that’s never felt...

 

COMMENTARY: Shutdown needs to end soon

So much in this region and with our Tribe centers around the federal government. Just for starters, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has a highly visible presence here. Indian Health Service provides a significant chunk of funding for Cherokee Indian Hospital. Housing and Urban Development provides some funding for...

 

In the Time of the Bear and the Green New Deal

In the middle of winter, the Bears sleep, and dream of food and adventures to come ahead. That’s the time when we reflect and make plans for the spring. A Bear is also what they call a falling stock market- and that’s what happened this December. As of Christmas, all of the major indexes have lost l6 to 26 percent...

 

On 'Native Election Night,' I Know My Mother Would Have Been Proud

While covering the midterms from Minnesota, I couldn't help but feel the pride my mother would have felt had she lived to see this day. Although I've covered a number of emotionally charged stories, I don't often cry during the course of reporting. It's not so much...

 

Statistically speaking, does it make sense for you to vote? Yes

With a national election at hand, now is a good time to ask: Is it rational for you to vote? And by extension, was it worth your while to pay attention to whatever the candidates and party leaders have been saying for the past year or so? http://www.startribune.com/statisistically-speaking-does-it-m...

 

Can maths solve the fake news voting conundrum?

With the American midterm elections around the corner, rumours of a UK general election in the winter, and a potential second referendum on Brexit, mathematicians from the University of Surrey and AXA Switzerland have produced a mathematical model that details the...

 

Election endorsement: Tim Walz, a uniter, for governor

Minnesota needs a uniter in the governor’s office over the next four years. This state’s success was built on its people’s capacity to come together to solve problems and seize opportunities. That capacity has eroded, in part because two decades of divide-and-conquer politics have pitted regions, races, genders...

 

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