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Regional Checkup: We’re Not Well

December 5, 2012

The numbers are in, and they’re not encouraging. The Partnership for a Healthy Community held court at Sacred Heart Hospital today in Pensacola to share the findings of its 2012 health assessment for Escambia and Santa…

BP Disaster Environment Health News

The Doctor Is In

January 17, 2012

The GuLF STUDY—a federal exploration into possible health impacts following the 2010 oil spill—is heading south for another tour. “Just Florida this time,” said Dr. Dale Sandler, as she prepared for her trip. Sandler, chief of…

News

New Census Report Shows America More Impoverished

September 16, 2010

Today the U.S. Department of Commerce released a report on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States for 2009. Its findings showed: •           The median household income in 2009 was not statistically different…

BP Disaster

Sen. Gaetz gives Disaster Update

June 22, 2010

For Immediate Release June 22, 2010 4:30 p.m. CST Latest Oil Spill Developments Dear Neighbor, As dime to five inch-sized tar balls and tar “patties” continue to slowly inundate the Northwest Florida coastline, officials with the…

BP Disaster

Doing nothing is better than dispersants

May 14, 2010

According to Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center, “the Department of Defense’s Modular Aerial Spray System (MASS) aircraft flew multiple missions—dispensing the same dispersant chemicals being used by BP and federal responders. These systems are capable…

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Don’t touch oil, tarballs

May 9, 2010

The St. Pete Times warns of the BP oil spill’s toxicity. This s$%# can kill you. I have interviewed workers that were part of the Exxon Valdez cleanup. Twenty years later, they are still battling health…

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No more BP coeds at community meetings

May 7, 2010

It’s time to stop the “sorority teas” at the community meetings on the BP oil spill. If BP can’t have a knowledgeable person (male or female) who can answer technical, financial and legal questions, then don’t…

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FCAT Tomfoolery

March 10, 2010

Dark chocolate supposedly boosts a person’s mood. Teachers are putting dark chocolate Kisses on students desks. Also some students are allowed to chew gum while taking the test because it will supposedly keep their minds active.…

Pensacola Politics

Gang Forum

March 5, 2010

Press Release: Sacred Heart Trauma Center, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to Present Forum on Gangs in Our Community PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Sacred Heart Trauma Center and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the…

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Water World Day – Hopjacks

March 4, 2010

By IN reporter Ryne Ziemba Local Environmental Group to Host World Water Day Event at Hopjacks According to the website www.worldwaterday.org, 1.1 billion people in the world rely on unsafe drinking-water sources. Similarly, a report on…

Best and worst nursing homes

December 18, 2008

The Federal government has a new rating system for nursing homes. According to the system, the best ones (Five stars overall ) in Pensacola are Bayside Manor, Haven of Our Lady of Peace and Rosewood Manor.…

Politics

FSU requires student health insurance

May 29, 2007

Florida State University is now requiring all students to have health insurance. If they can’t get covered under their parents’ policy, then FSU will sell it to them. From Orlando Sentinel: If students lack their own…