0 This post is sponsored and contributed by Community Corner American Family Care Opens its Second Chicago Area Location American Family Care , Brand Partner Posted Reply This is a paid post contributed by a Patch Community Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author's own, and the information presented has not been verified by Patch. A new state-of-the-art urgent care facility has opened in Morton Grove as American Family Care (AFC) , the nation’s largest provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, expands its footprint with just the second Chicagoland location. “We’re thrilled to have the chance of helping so many people in our community,” said Sanjay Patel, M.D., who brings 22 years of practicing medicine to his role as one of two medical directors of AFC Morton Grove. “Urgent care is becoming more and more popular because of its convenience and cost, along with the benefits of treating patients … [Read more...] about New Urgent Care Center Now Open in Morton Grove
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Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem
Americans spend an estimated $5 billion a year on unproven herbal supplements that promise everything from fighting off colds to curbing hot flashes and boosting memory. But now there is a new reason for supplement buyers to beware: DNA tests show that many pills labeled as healing herbs are little more than powdered rice and weeds. Using a test called DNA barcoding, a kind of genetic fingerprinting that has also been used to help uncover labeling fraud in the commercial seafood industry, Canadian researchers tested 44 bottles of popular supplements sold by 12 companies. They found that many were not what they claimed to be, and that pills labeled as popular herbs were often diluted — or replaced entirely — by cheap fillers like soybean, wheat and rice. Consumer advocates and scientists say the research provides more evidence that the herbal supplement industry is riddled with questionable practices. Industry representatives argue that any problems are not widespread. For the … [Read more...] about Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem
Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.
For generations, urinary tract infections, one of the world’s most common ailments , have been easily and quickly cured with a simple course of antibiotics. But there is growing evidence that the infections, which afflict millions of Americans a year, mostly women, are increasingly resistant to these medicines, turning a once-routine diagnosis into one that is leading to more hospitalizations , graver illnesses and prolonged discomfort from the excruciating burning sensation that the infection brings. The New York City Department of Health has become so concerned about drug-resistant U.T.I.s, as they are widely known, that it introduced a new mobile phone app this month The department’s research found that a third of uncomplicated urinary tract infections caused by E. coli — the most common type now — were resistant to Bactrim, one of the most widely used drugs, and at least one fifth of them were resistant to five other common treatments. “This is crazy. This is … [Read more...] about Urinary Tract Infections Affect Millions. The Cures Are Faltering.
Mayor would have forced police back into Denver schools if board didn’t act, Auon’tai Anderson alleges
The Denver school board’s decision to put armed police back in schools following last week’s shooting at East High came after district leaders learned Mayor Michael Hancock planned to use executive action to force the matter, the board’s vice president alleged Monday. The mayor’s office denied the charge made by school board director Auon’tai Anderson, one of the leaders of the 2020 effort that removed police from Denver’s schools. The Board of Education voted last week to put officers back in the city’s high schools after meeting for five hours in a closed session the day after two administrators were shot and wounded at East. Denver Public Schools already had faced calls for tighter security following a shooting at East in February, in which a student was killed. During a news conference Monday, Anderson said Superintendent Alex Marrero told him and board President Xóchitl “Sochi” Gaytán last week that the decision to station police in schools “would happen without the … [Read more...] about Mayor would have forced police back into Denver schools if board didn’t act, Auon’tai Anderson alleges
The Lonely Death of George Bell
To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android . They found him in the living room, crumpled up on the mottled carpet. The police did. Sniffing a fetid odor, a neighbor had called 911. The apartment was in north-central Queens, in an unassertive building on 79th Street in Jackson Heights. The apartment belonged to a George Bell. He lived alone. Thus the presumption was that the corpse also belonged to George Bell. It was a plausible supposition, but it remained just that, for the puffy body on the floor was decomposed and unrecognizable. Clearly the man had not died on July 12, the Saturday last year when he was discovered, nor the day before nor the day before that. He had lain there for a while, nothing to announce his departure to the world, while the hyperkinetic city around him hurried on with its business. Neighbors had last seen him six days earlier, a Sunday. On Thursday, there was a break in his routine. The … [Read more...] about The Lonely Death of George Bell
‘Indoctrinate Students’: State Lawmakers Are Pushing Back On The Diversity Initiative Takeover On College Campuses
States across the country are considering legislation that would ban Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives on college campuses, according to a new tracker promoted by the Chronicle of Higher Education. State lawmakers should introduce bills to counter the growing DEI presence because “radical political activists now command so strong a position within universities,” David Randall, National Association of Scholars director of research, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “State legislators’ work is necessary, but all of us must work to free higher education from the pervasive tyranny of DEI bureaucracies,” he said. Several states are considering legislation that would stifle Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts on college campuses across the country, according to a new tracker operated by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The slew of legislation largely tackles banning mandatory DEI training, DEI-centered offices or programs or using DEI … [Read more...] about ‘Indoctrinate Students’: State Lawmakers Are Pushing Back On The Diversity Initiative Takeover On College Campuses