New Mexico is the only state with a 24/7 registered nurse call center that is free to all residents, whether insured or not. In operation since 2006, it has kept tens of thousands of New Mexicans out of emergency rooms and saved the state more than $68 million in health care expenses. In April, the CDC will recommend New Mexico's advice line as a national model that other states adopt during an Atlanta emergency preparedness summit.
"The exhibition reminds visitors that the key themes of Benton's mural the heroic proletariat and modern industry were greatly significant for artists in a contemporary international context, not only in the United States, but also in Mexico, and in France between the world wars." An array of pre-Depression types flappers, farmers, steel workers, stock market tycoons, and others representing a cross section of American life surrounds visitors in the mural space.
Drawing from her research into the growth of asexual communities and queer studies, Stanford lecturer Karli Cerankowski is shedding light on an under-studied and misunderstood facet of human sexuality: asexuality. However, much as homosexuality was once consistently pathologized by the public, the asexual community faces similar contention.
The study results, based on a large survey of American adults matched with their death records, were not explained by income, education, geography, happiness, or how religious they feel. The researchers controlled for these factors, all known to affect health. Liberals may have stronger community ties; and social cohesion is known to be a factor in health and the two groups may have different parenting styles.
Julia Sneden imparts her own tips in addition to a JAMA Internal Medicine Study: One of my friends who quit her Hormone Replacement Therapy because of its possible links to cancer decided to go back onto her medication a couple of months ago. Her reason? In addition to feeling old and creaky, she was having hot flashes, six or seven a day and two or three a night.
In the nearly 50 years that Arthur and Elaine Aron have studied love, they have developed three dozen questions to create closeness in a lab setting. Such as: Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? Would you like to be famous? In what way? Before making a telephone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say? Why? What would constitute a "perfect" day for you? When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
Joan L. Cannon writes: For what seemed at the time, and still seems, a perfectly logical reason I decided to grit my teeth (both literally and figuratively) and move. Not just down the block, or even just to another street but to another state. More accurately, to move back to a state where I'd spent most of my adult life. Unfortunately, this meant leaving "the Deep South" and returning to southern New England. Right about now it feels like the southern Arctic.
Rose Madeline Mula writes: We do both enjoy travel and have taken many trips together. I prefer a fixed itinerary. Not Sally, of course. She abhors being tied to a particular schedule. And while I much prefer to fly to a destination more than a few hundred miles away, Sally would rather drive again, the schedule phobia, and also because her car has a huge trunk which she can pack with every article of clothing she has owned since college and still have room for all the treasures she'll buy along the way.
"Women, children, and men alike are subjected to involuntary labor or sexual exploitation. According to a leading nongovernmental organization, forced labor accounts for 74 percent of victims and forced sexual servitude accounts for 26 percent of victims. Women and girls are especially vulnerable, accounting for 54 percent of victims. Children under the age of 18 account for 26 percent of victims."
If the US Supreme Court strikes down tax credits for people buying health insurance on the federal exchange, about 8.2 million Americans in 34 states could lose their coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Most of the people likely to be affected are white, employed, and low- to middle-class. They also are concentrated in a single region of the country: the South.
"Colleges and universities still aren't taking the safety of their students from sexual assault seriously," says one law professor. "The study shows that many universities continue to view rape and sexual assault as a public relations issue rather than a safety issue. They dont want to be seen as a school with really high sexual assault numbers, and they don't want to go out of their way to report that information to students or the media."
It is the hydrangea bush, though, that is speaking to me now. I know some hydrangeas need shelter but mine have had an unsheltered life and still bloom. It reminds me that we all have things in life that are challenging and yet there is the hidden drive to blossom when we can, to let our inner selves support us until the right time comes to let the world see our beauty; a New Jersey Museum commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the very last passenger pigeon.
Individuals who may have been impacted by the cyber attack against Anthem, should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former Anthem members. These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as 'phishing') are designed to appear as if they are from Anthem and the emails include a 'click here' link for credit monitoring. These emails are NOT from Anthem.
In a recently reported dating extortion scam, victims usually met someone on an online dating site and then were asked to move the conversation to a particular social networking site, where the talk often turned intimate. Victims were later sent a link to a website where those conversations were posted, along with photos, their phone numbers, and claims that they were 'cheaters.' In order to have that information removed, victims were told they could make a $99 payment but there is no indication that the other side of the bargain was upheld.
Editor's Note: Before I returned full-time to a 25-year career at Time magazine, I took a holiday job at a Bloomingdale's. Many of us take a detour at times into retail, regardless of low salaries, including those of customer service reps. There are part-time jobs, jobs close to home, somewhat flexible hours and a post-retirement dip into the job field. The US Labor Department has just produced a realistic look about this venerable employment field regardless of what you've seen on Mr. Selfridge and The Paradise.
Julia Sneden wrote: Not only do I iron; I actually enjoy it. Handling the clean clothes, smoothing them on the board, gliding the hot iron as the steam hisses up around it, seeing the pristine, unwrinkled surface one has brought into being, is for me a sensual pleasure. I like the smell of the warm fabric. I like the appearance of the finished product. I like the muffled "clunk" of a well-placed iron. I like the tactile involvement of the smooth strokes.
The number of vehicles earning either of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety two awards has jumped to 71 from 39 this time last year, giving consumers more choices for optimum protection in crashes. The number of winners in the top tier Top Safety Pick+ has increased by 11 for 2015, despite a tougher standard for front crash prevention. Collision claims go up in ZIP codes around NFL stadiums on game days, especially when the home team loses, a new HLDI analysis has found.
The National Recording Registry picks are diverse and fascinating, ranging from the 1915 Broadway musical, "They Didn't Believe Me," to U2's breakthrough rock album, "The Joshua Tree." Teaching History with 100 Objects consist of historically significant Irish posters, English canons, Chinese tea pots, Viking scales, and many fascinating objects. Opening the Road Box showcases a collection related to Merce Cunningham and his dance company who reinvented the world of modern dance for over 50 years. The Building Inspector site invites motivated amateurs to take the historical New York City street atlases and "test drive them", "making those lost places findable."
Frederic Leighton conveys the weight of Flaming June's body and suggests the pulse of living flesh beneath gauzy veils of fabric. The vibrant colors of gown, scarves, and hair blaze against cool white stone, and the reflection of the bright midday sun on the shimmering sea in the background evokes a sultry atmosphere brimming with sensuality.
Governors in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming have asked lawmakers to approve detailed proposals for expanding the federal-state health plan for low-income adults, in some cases restarting previous efforts to seek approval for expansion. Alabama, North Carolina and Texas governors said for the first time they were open to the idea of expanding Medicaid. Other than Arkansas, no Southern state has expanded Medicaid.
The parents of a 17-year-old ask you to recommend medical marijuana for their daughter, who was injured in an auto accident six months ago and still has back pain. Hydrocodone and acetaminophen initially helped, but the patient stopped taking the medication because of unpleasant side effects. She told her parents she smokes marijuana "for fun" on weekends and believes it improves the pain. Her parents say they also think medical marijuana would be helpful for their daughter's back pain. They smoke legal marijuana recreationally and feel like its a benign drug. This scenario is becoming more common.
With Tommy gone, without my head wrapped around his caregiving, my nights on the couch are starting to fray. I'm getting lonely. I admit that evenings out to theatre, to dinner, to the event I just ordered tickets for, are becoming more appealing. I'm managing my dislike for nighttime driving by using taxicabs. I'm adjusting to getting gussied up as the sky darkens. To prevent head- and eye-droops as the evening wears on, I take catnaps. Slowly, Im peeling this small and stubborn body off the couch.
Senator David Vitter: A bill to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities; a bill to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions; a bill to impose admitting privilege requirements with respect to physicians who perform abortions; a bill to require states to implement a drug testing program for applicants for and recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program; a bill to clarify eligibility for the child tax credit; a bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or gender.
Joan L. Cannon writes: Maybe what is required is for our culture to teach us how to know when the occasion legitimizes a free response. Tears still are the most common, even the most allowable demonstration of emotion, and nowadays some men can let them fall without feeling utterly shamed. On the other hand, joy, gratitude, tenderness, empathy seem to have built-in limits even now.
One reason for this is what we might call the divorce echo effect. Older individuals are more often in remarriages, not first marriages, and remarriages have long been more likely than first marriages to end through divorce. People who have been divorced in the past are more willing to divorce again in the event a marriage becomes unsatisfying. In contrast, some proportion of those in first marriages are unwilling to divorce even if they have an unsatisfying marriage.