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Davis Vanguard
My View: B Street Safety Over Convenience?

Nov 22, 2014
My View: B Street Safety Over Convenience?

While we applaud the Davis City Council for looking towards better conflict resolution models, with regards to safety concerns on B Street, it would appear we need to start with properly and adequately diagnosing the problem. Yesterday morning after writing on the council meeting, I drove the route a few times. One of the...

Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 21: Managing Incontinence

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 21: Managing Incontinence

Before we get to today’s topic, I just want to say: OH MY GOODNESS!  We are two-thirds of the way through Epilepsy Awareness Month! My purpose this month has been to post a video each day about the impact epilepsy has had on Robert.  My intent was also to keep the videos to two...

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FOX40
Doctors Warn About the ‘Poison’ You Keep Around Your Kids, in Your Home

Nov 21, 2014
Doctors Warn About the ‘Poison’ You Keep Around Your Kids, in Your Home

(CNN)- Energy drinks can pose a real problem for children, according to a new study from the American Heart Association. Researchers found that 40% of the 5,156 calls to poison centers for “energy drink exposure” involved children under age 6. In most of the cases, the parents didn’t know the children had gotten hold...

The Blue Muse
Why I’m afraid of Ebola

Nov 21, 2014
Why I’m afraid of Ebola

Photo by Ryan McGuire of Gratisography. Used with permission.
On an airplane, I’m thatperson. The one who immediately upon boarding pulls out a Wet Wipe (or two) and disinfects all the hard surfaces I might touch during the flight. Seatbelt buckle. Arm rests. Tray table. Tray table...

Davis Vanguard
Council Takes Community Dialogue Approach on B Street Striping

Nov 21, 2014
Council Takes Community Dialogue Approach on B Street Striping

While an overwhelming number of resident expressed concerns about the safety risks involved with the parking configurations along B Street between 7th and 8th, the city council pulled back to take a more community dialogue based approach on Tuesday night. Councilmember Brett Lee said, “I think there is an issue on B St between...

Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 20: Memories

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 20: Memories

One impact epilepsy has had on Robert is on his memory.  I don’t quite understand why he has memory problems (which have definitely increased as time goes by) but I am positive it has to do with his overall decline from epilepsy, his brain surgeries, medications, head trauma and uncontrolled seizures. 

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 19: The Careful Dance of Sickness

Epilepsy Awareness Month Day 19:  The Careful Dance of Sickness

Despite my best efforts to keep Robert from getting my cold (which I got from Richard, by the way), Robert got sick.  He was congested for a few days then it hit in full force and last night Robert was wheezing and shivering which usually means a temperature is about to break out and...

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Game to 100
Sorry to see this custom-made blazer depart

Nov 19, 2014
Sorry to see this custom-made blazer depart

My old black blazer fit fine. I figured, at first glance, it would be appropriate for the event. The three front buttons were cut too low to be stylish, but this custom-made blazer had a timeless appeal. Good men’s clothing … Continue reading

HealthyCal.org
Obese Kids Often Mistake Symptoms and Overuse Asthma Drugs

Nov 19, 2014

By Fran Kritz A new study finds that obese kids with asthma may mistake being breathless for an asthma attack, which can lead to unnecessary use of asthma inhalers. Researchers reviewed data on 58 children with asthma, half obese and half within normal...

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Robert's Sister
Epilepsy Awareness Month 2014 Day 18: Caregiving as a Team

Epilepsy Awareness Month 2014 Day 18:  Caregiving as a Team

Richard and I have been together for 18 years and raised three kids together (two his, one mine, although we just call this “family”). Even though we have different parenting styles (mine is better, of course, if only because I am the one writing this), we managed to get the kids to adulthood with...

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