How do we fix kids? How do we fix us?

WARNING: Expletives used. Here in Northeast Ohio, Monday morning shattered when news of a high school junior shooting several of his schoolmates started streaming into my inbox via news alerts. At 8:18 a.m., I read: Breaking News: Report: Geauga County Sheriff’s Department and OSHP heading to Chardon High School (the original item isn’t even there…

Regulations, What Are They Good For? Some Say Absolutely Nothing

I’m not in that group, but it is those who are that seem to be the most willing to ignore anything good that does derive from what seems like almost any quantity of regulation of almost anything. Where’s this observation of mine coming from? It really became highlighted for me in a thread about clean…

Alice Miller & Plain Dealer Page of Violence*

Take a look at the Plain Dealer’s Metro section today, page B3.  Here are the headlines: North Ridgeville teen guilty of killing of sex abuser Brooklyn ex-mayor pleads not guilty in 2008 case [charges involve assaulting a woman at City Hall while the ex-mayor was drunk] Couple: Boy found beaten, tied to table Crash: Community…

Mike DeWine to pursue health care law repeal on AG first day if elected

So reports the Plain Dealer: Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, a Democrat who has taught and practiced Constitutional law, sees no legal merit in the states’ claims. “Nor do I believe in wasting taxpayer dollars to pursue political agendas through symbolic lawsuits,” he said. Mike DeWine, Republican candidate for Ohio attorney general, said he’ll file…

Clinton calls global status of women, girls “intolerable” “grim”

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech yesterday to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the first International Conference on Population and Development. That gathering included a total of thousands of delegates from 179 countries. You can watch the entire presentation here on CSPAN-2 (and it includes remarks by the first ever Ambassador-at-Large for…

Women & Health Care Reform: Not Under The Bus, Drivers Of The Bus

From a source inside the Senate, I understand that the Senate’s vote on health care reform will now be at 7am tomorrow morning. (See more here.) A lot of attention, appropriately, has focused on how women fare under the House and Senate versions. But just in case you thought women weren’t organized, didn’t care or…

Former NIH Director, Cleveland Clinic doc Bernadine Healy rejects new mammo guidelines

From Fox News Sunday: [CHRIS WALLACE]: What would you tell a woman patient with no particular history of breast cancer what she should do about getting mammograms? DR. BERNADINE HEALY, FORMER HEAD OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: I think she should stick with the existing guidelines that come out of the medical professional organizations…

RIP Stephanie Spielman, wife of Chris (of OSU/NFL), mother of four, SBE diagnoser at 30 years old

See – these are the stories that I dread, that other women who are unhappy with the new guideline recommendation about breast cancer screening dread.  That, under the new recommendations, a 30 year old woman will either not perform self-breast examinations and therefore have something with which they can go to a doctor and ask…