Archive for the ‘women’s health’ Category

Happy Hour Health Risk

February 27, 2009

Hapy Hour Health Risk

Sobering news for the ladies: a study of over a million women found that just one alcoholic drink a day increases your risk of cancer.  Wine, beer, or liquor, the risk is the same. The more drinks, the greater the risk.

Results of the British study will be published next week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, but here is a tasting menu (acidic, bitter; hints of pharynx, esophageal, larynx, rectum, breast, and liver tumors):

 “Study Links Alcohol, Cancer Risk in Women,” PBS Online News Hour

“A Drink a Day Raises Women’s Risk of Cancer, Study Indicates,” Rob Stein, Washington Post


Do-Nothing Mayor Palin

September 17, 2008

Do Nothing Mayor Palin

Alec MacGillis made a great point about the fabled executive experience of Sarah Palin in Sunday’s Washington Post: ” … Palin’s mayoralty was … defined by what it did not include.”

While mayor of Wasilla, Alaska (pop.5500), Sarah Palin did not deal with:

Health Care — responsibility of the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Social Services — responsibility of the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Education — responsibility of the Matanuska Susitna Borough School District

Environment — responsibility of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Firefighting and EMS– responsibility of Matanuska-Susitna Borough (regional government)


Miss Congeniality Rocks GOP Convention

September 4, 2008

Miss Congeniality Rocks GOP Convention

Sarah Louise Heath Palin, Governor of all 670 000 Alaskans, energized the Republican Base at the Republican Convention last night, causing a brief shortage of blood pressure medication in the St. Paul area. As Vice President, Governor Palin said, she will employ the same administrative skills she used as Mayor of Wasilla, AK (population then: 5500). That means she and John McCain will hire a City Administrator to do their jobs so they can spend their time trying to ban books in public libraries and and keep Sex Ed out of classrooms.

In her prepared remarks, Governor Palin chastised “Community Organizers” and their failed, unAmerican methods of “Self-Help” and “Citizen-Involvement.” Thanks to the efforts of Mayor Palin (and suburban sprawl from nearby Anchorage), Wasilla today is a thriving metropolis of beautiful big box stores and spacious parking lots. The population has grown to nearly 8,000, as Sarah Palin is an ardent proponent of Abstinence-Only Sex Education.


Palin Baby Daddy High School Drop-Out

September 3, 2008

Palin Baby Daddy High School Drop-Out

Perhaps Levi Johnston (18) and Bristol Palin (17) can be married by Judge David L. Zwink, who presided at their speeding and traffic infraction trials (guilty every time). Judge Zink also found Mr. Johnston guilty of two game fishing violations carrying $100 and $250 fines (he paid them late).

Levi Johnston, a hockey player for Wasilla High School, is not listed on the team roster for 2008-2009, and his mother isn’t saying if he graduated. She does say he’s no longer a student. — Mark Silva, The Swamp.


Palin Pregnancy Not Off-Limits

September 1, 2008

Palin Preganacy Not Off-Limits

The pregnancy of Sarah Palin’s unwed daughter is not off-limits in discussions of Governor Palin’s fitness to become the Vice President of the United States.

Why? Because your pregnancy is not off-limits to Sarah Palin, not even if you are the victim of rape or incest.