Monday, January 28, 2013
A sad centennial: The rise and fall of the Girl ScoutsBy Barbara Canale
I was a Girl Scout in the 1960s. Decked out in green uniforms, we cross-stitched pillowcases and wove reeds into baskets that were distributed as gifts at nursing homes. Life was simple then. Based on my own positive experiences, I enrolled my two daughters in Girl Scouts. And as an interested and involved parent, I briefly became a troop leader to see exactly what was happening on the local level. In addition to the usual cookie sales and camping trips, there were community functions, special dinners, and charity events. There were even trips to a nursing home. My girls had terrific leaders, who were energetic and enthusiastic beyond my realm of experience and expectations. But that was nearly 15 years ago. A lot has happened since then. [ Click here to read more. ]
Pro-choice now 'reproductive health' ... still pro-killing
One News NowThe pro-life movement for decades has been telling the public the truth about Planned Parenthood. And Paul E. Rondeau of the American Life League (ALL) explains why dropping "pro-choice" does not change a thing. "They are dropping the term pro-choice because it's becoming of less and less use to them as people like American Life League and all of our colleagues in the pro-life movement successfully educate the American public on what pro-choice means: You are pro-killing a preborn child," he submits. But Rondeau asserts that fact cannot be hidden by new wording.
Even the young can fall victim to strokes
WTOP.comMost people think strokes are only a health problem among senior citizens, but they can also strike the young. It happened to WTOP reporter Jamie Forzato, who suffered a stroke on the eve of her 19th birthday. The stroke rate among young adults has been historically low, but the CDC says the number of hospitalized stroke patients ages 15 to 44 is on the rise and jumped one-third between 1995 and 2008. "We should be very concerned about the increasing incidence of stroke in young people," says Dr. Greg Mathews, a neurologist at Washington Adventist. Mathews says the increase may be due to the growing number of young people being treated for risk factors such as hypertension and obesity, which are usually associated with older adults. But there also are patients like Forzato, who appear to be healthy and don't show any symptoms of a problem. In Forzato's case, doctors believe birth control pills she took for pelvic pain led to a tiny blood clot that traveled through a small flap in her heart to her brain.
Dr. Kahlenborn discusses dis-information surrounding the pill on EWTN's 'Women of Grace'
Polycarp Research InstituteThe Polycarp Research Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of high-quality research designed to enhance the physical, psychological and spiritual condition of mankind has expanded its video library on the pill. Founder and president of TPRI, Chris Kahlenborn, MD an internist and researcher, appeared on EWTN's "Women of Grace" in November 2012 to discuss the pill in general, the pill and breast cancer and the pill and abortion.