Sunday, August 29, 2010

Squidoo and Alzhiemer's Disease

While looking for a forum to learn about Alzhiemer's Disease and share what I learn, I came across Squidoo. "Squidoo is the popular publishing platform and community that makes it easy for you to create 'lenses' online. Lenses are pages, kind of like flyers or signposts or overview articles, that gather everything you know about your topic of interest--and snap it all into focus. Like the lens of a camera, your perspective on something."

Here is my new work in progress:
Is Alzhiemer's Disease Is Lurking Around Your Corner?: "Why should you care? Simply put, because 54% of the U.S. population, or more than 100 million people, have been touched in some way by Alzheimer's. My hope is to provide education on the disease, drugs, getting help, helping caregivers, research etc."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs Important information

Important information regarding the the recalled eggs:

  • "Don’t eat recalled eggs or products containing recalled eggs. Recalled eggs might still be in grocery stores, restaurants, and consumers' homes. Consumers who have recalled eggs should discard them or return them to their retailer for a refund. Individuals who think they might have become ill from eating recalled eggs should consult their health care providers.

  • Keep shell eggs refrigerated at ≤45˚ F (≤7˚ C) at all times.

  • Discard cracked or dirty eggs.

  • Wash hands, cooking utensils, and food preparation surfaces with soap and water after contact with raw eggs.

  • Eggs should be cooked until both the white and the yolk are firm and eaten promptly after cooking.

  • Do not keep eggs warm or at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

  • Refrigerate unused or leftover egg- containing foods promptly.

  • Avoid eating raw eggs.

  • Avoid restaurant dishes made with raw or undercooked, unpasteurized eggs. Restaurants should use pasteurized eggs in any recipe (such as Hollandaise sauce or Caesar salad dressing) that calls for raw eggs.

  • Consumption of raw or undercooked eggs should be avoided, especially by young children, elderly persons, and person with weakened immune systems or debilitating illness."

  • This is a great page for consumer education  Egg safety .   

    The CDC also has information regarding Salmonella Enteritidis Outbreak in Shell Eggs as well as general consumer information.

    Friday, August 13, 2010

    Social Security Keeps 20 Million Americans Out Of Poverty, Report Finds

    Social Security Keeps 20 Million Americans Out Of Poverty, Report Finds:
     "As Social Security approaches its 75th anniversary on Saturday, the program is playing an especially vital role in reducing poverty across America during the worst economic crisis since the Great Recession.

    If benefits were to be significantly cut, 19.8 million more Americans would be thrust in poverty, according to a recent report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. In addition to supporting the elderly, Social Security is currently keeping more than 1 million children and more than 5 million adults below the age of 65 above the poverty line.

    Cuts to Social Security would be especially devastating for older women, the report shows. While 11.9 percent of women over the age of 65 are currently below the poverty line, nearly half of them would be poor if they no longer received benefits."

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    Public Opposes Cutting Social Security To Trim Deficit: New Poll (
    Policy Basics: Top Ten Facts About Social Security on the Program's 75th Anniversary (
    New Report on Social Security Beneficiaries and Benefits (
    Democrats to use Social Security against GOP this fall (

    "Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today to recognize the 75th anniversary of Social Security on Saturday:
    "Since its creation 75 years ago, Social Security has allowed tens of thousands of Nevadans to retire with grace and dignity. Throughout my career, I have fought to strengthen and preserve Social Security, and I will continue to fight to make sure that our parents, grandparents and loved ones can enjoy their golden years with well-deserved peace of mind."  Read the rest of Nevada Senator Harry Reid's statement: