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Confirmed: Donald Trump Says He Will Take $1 Salary as President

President-elect Donald Trump stood by his promise to reject the presidential salary, during an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes. “The answe…

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27 Nov 17, 2016
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American Uprising

This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution. It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front o…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

14 Nov 17, 2016
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Legalize Health: States that approved medical marijuana see a 25% plunge in prescription overdose deaths

Legalize Health: States that approved medical marijuana see a 25% plunge in prescription overdose deaths share 1294 0 16 1310 SHARES By: Ma…

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1 Oct 2, 2016
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Obamacare Database With Personal Information on Millions Had ‘Basic Security Flaws’

An Obamacare database storing personal information on millions of Americans including Social Security Numbers was riddled with “basic…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

0 Sep 24, 2015

VA Whistleblower Says She Was Driven Out Of Her Job For Reporting Safety Violations

Department of Veterans Affairs whistleblower and Army veteran Vanessa Lech says she was retaliated against by her supervisor and driven ou…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

8 Aug 25, 2015
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Boehner’s Health Policy Director is Sister of StemExpress Founder

The founder of StemExpress, the private company that has engaged with Planned Parenthood in the sale of aborted baby body parts, is the you…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

15 Aug 2, 2015
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Feds: America Should Adopt ‘Plant-Based’ Diet

The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained o…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

40 Feb 21, 2015
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Newly Elected Rep. Mia Love Tears Into Obamacare: Imagine Healthcare Decisions Residing With Families…

Utah’s new Republican representative, Congressman Mia Love, gave a heartfelt speech to Congress on Tuesday before they voted to repeal Oba…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

22 Feb 16, 2015
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Ted Cruz Unveils Obamacare Repeal Act

Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) introduced an “Obamacare Repeal Act” that would repeal the Affordable Care Act “as if such Act had not been e…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

0 Feb 3, 2015

What It's Like When You're An American Using Britain's NHS

I've spent half my life in the US and half of it in the UK, so I'm used to both countries' healthcare systems. I recently returned to Lond…

Started by Melony B. DeFord

0 Jan 29, 2015

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SICK: Leprosy On The Rise In Los Angeles 

Ahh, the joys of open borders and Democrat leadership.

California is not just a public toilet but now there is evidence that leprosy is on the rise in Los Angeles County.

Barack Obama changed US law in 2016 and allowed immigrants with blistering STDs and leprosy to migrate to the US.

Medscape reported:

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is rarely seen in the United States, but cases continue to emerge in Los Angeles County, a new report says.

“Hansen’s disease still exists, and we need to educate medical students and physicians,” coauthor Dr. Maria Teresa Ochoa from Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, told Reuters Health by email.

Dr. Ochoa and colleagues identified 187 patients with the disease in a review of medical records from their leprosy clinic spanning 1973 to 2018. Most patients were Latino, originating from Mexico, and they experienced a median delay in diagnosis of more than three years, the team reports JAMA Dermatology, online August 7.

Multibacillary leprosy (MB) cases outnumbered paucibacillary leprosy (PB) cases by nearly eight to one (88.6% vs. 11.4%, respectively), and Latino patients were more likely than non-Latino patients to have MB, as were patients from Central or South America (versus other regions).

Most patients (80.7%) received multidrug therapy, and most (92.6%) received antibiotics for more than two years, especially if they had MB.

Only about half of patients (56.7%) had World Health Organization (WHO) grade 0 disability (no signs or symptoms suggestive of leprosy or disability) at the one-year follow-up, whereas 16.0% had grade 1 disability (loss of protective sensation) and 26.2% had grade 2 disability (visible deformity) at the last follow-up.

Among the patients who lost protective sensation, 87.7% (50/57) did not regain it following therapy.

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