Many Americans Stressed about Future of Our Nation; A Study About The Distress From Waiting for Uncertain News
Two-thirds of Americans say they are stressed about the future of our nation, including a majority of both Democrats and Republicans, according to the American Psychological Association's report. "The stress we're seeing around political issues is deeply concerning, because it's hard for Americans to get away from it," said Katherine C. Nordal,PhD, APA's executive director for professional practice. "We're surrounded by conversations, news and social media that constantly remind us of the issues that are stressing us the most." more »
During the first 50 years that women were able to vote and serve in public office in Colorado (1895-1945), 30 women served in the House and three served in the Senate. During the next 50 years (1945-1994), 101 women served in the House and 23 women served in the Senate. Between 1995 and 2013 Colorado saw another 87 women serve in the State House and another 40 women serve in the State Senate. more »
Hospitalized Patients Treated by Female Physicians Show Lower Mortality, Readmission Rates; "The difference in mortality rates surprised us"
Previous studies have found differences in the way female and male physicians practice but this is the first national study to look at whether the differences in the way male and female physicians practice affect clinical outcomes. The researchers found that the patients if treated by a female physician, had a 4% lower relative risk of dying prematurely and a 5% lower relative risk of being readmitted to a hospital within 30 days. Date: Jan 31 2017 Following is a statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, regarding an executive order signed yesterday by President Donald Trump. The order dire… more »
Julia Sneden wrote: It never occurred to me that ironing was evidence of being out of step with modern times. Apparently, the rest of the world sends cotton shirts out to the laundry, these days. Not this old-fashioned (not to say retrograde) woman. Not only do I iron; I actually enjoy it. Handling the clean clothes, smoothing them on the board, gliding the hot iron as the steam hisses up around it, seeing the pristine, unwrinkled surface one has brought into being, is for me a sensual pleasure. more »