Murder-Suicide Isn't Romantic

When I read this story about a man who murdered his wife, then himself, after she got Alzheimer's and was too difficult to care for, I didn't feel misty-eyed like some readers. I was furious. We should live in a society that values people, no matter their abilities, and provides a safety net for care when a caregiver can't bear the burden. We should always have plans in place for people who need it.

Roahd Dahl Lost Daughter To Measles

As a homeschooler, I happen to know many "anti-vaxxers" who don't vaccinate their kids. While I understand their concerns, I have my own concerns on the validity of their research (remember when we used to say, "Don't believe everything you read on the Internet?" Somehow that's made a complete reversal), and personally I have witnessed so many kids saved by vaccines that I gladly make the choice to vaccinate and am grateful that I have the science and technology to do so.

Life Cycle of HIV

While knowing we still have painful, life-threatening diseases, many of which are becoming resistant to treatments, is a sobering thought, we do live in an age where we've understood illness better than ever before. At least we don't think we get the flu because the gods are mad at us... okay, some politicians and evangelists may still buy into this but most of us get how bacteria and viruses work. What's even cooler is that there are videos of actual germs and viruses, whether animated by experts or taken in real time, to help us really visualize the concept.

HPV Vaccine

It's not that I don't trust the government. OK, I really don't trust the government. We have all kinds of cover-ups, lies and misleading information as part of our history, present and surely our future. That said, I'm not an "anti-vaxxer." My child has had flu shots, immunizations, and even extra immunizations due to health conditions that she had as an infant. And as much as I want to protect her against cervical cancer, I'm just on the fence about HPV vaccines.


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