In today’s world, it’s getting more difficult for the general public to evaluate articles and other information on the Internet. It’s easy for anyone to publish something online and call it fact, even if it is full of errors or inaccuracies, which is particularly harmful when false information is spread to voters and taxpayers. The popularity of fake news has even the smartest people thinking about trustworthy sources and the accuracy of information found online.… [Read more]
This section is here because, well, there is more than just one opinion on the planet.
Thanks to the world wide web and international shipping, the world is our marketplace and our shopping mall. You can buy products from anywhere in the world at any time. However, that does not always mean it is a good idea. What quality are the products you are getting, and how are they produced? Was child or forced labor involved?… [Read more]
It may be rather surprising for some to hear that the field of medicine is still riddled with issues of racism. Unfortunately, issues related to race still prevail both for people of color working within the medical system and for those seeking treatment by healthcare professionals. Although there have been a few steps taken to address the issue, it has not been enough.… [Read more]
The prescription and use of medical marijuana is currently legal in 30 states, including our nation’s capital. It is also legal in some states to both grow and sell medical marijuana. Some states will only allow it to be cultivated, and others will allow it to be sold, but not grown. That still leaves 20 states where it’s completely illegal, in addition to federal laws against it.… [Read more]
With the recent emphasis on the reality of climate change, many people are looking for ways to incorporate environmental consciousness into their daily lives. If you want to cultivate a more sustainable lifestyle in the wake of the 2018 UN climate change convention, there are several small changes you can easily incorporate into your life.… [Read more]
TIt’s that time of the year again. Are you prepared?
No, I don’t mean the time of year when the new Star Wars movie is going to be released (though I, personally, find that equally exciting).
It is what is collectively known as the “Holiday Season”.
What this entails can mean a different thing depending on where you are in the world.… [Read more]
Hospital-acquired infections continue to be a big problem in healthcare. Recent research notes that nearly 4 percent of patients receive a new infection while they’re hospitalized. Eleven percent of those infections become deadly.
“The simplest way to say this is that about 100,000 people die each year from infections we give them in the hospital,” Dr.… [Read more]
Whenever it’s time for a local, state, or national election, there is typically a substantial amount of discussion about whether young people who have recently become eligible to vote will exercise that right and go to the polls. Unfortunately, determining whether they will take that action is not a straightforward process for many reasons.They Often Neglect to Register
One of the main problems hindering the potential for a strong youth vote in elections is that young Americans frequently don’t register to vote.… [Read more]
Consider this a public safety message: whether you are a gun collector, hunter, or own a couple of handguns for protection, it is important that your guns are stored safely. Hundreds of people die each year from accidental shootings, and unfortunately, many are children. There are several ways to keep your firearms secured and prevent a tragedy.… [Read more]