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eaglebeaky - Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What the heck are you talking about, XBC? (To be honest with you, I didn't even realize that your previous comment was directed towards me.) What group is it that you seem to think I am "trying to lump Rauner into"? That's news to me... especially since I'm actually supporting Mr. Rauner this time -- if only because (in my opinion) he is (marginally) the lesser of two evils. (And,…
AYHSMB - Rauner racking up newspaper endorsements - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Calling him a Republican is misleading. Still, better for the State than Quinn.
AYHSMB - Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
WC. Got that right.
eaglebeaky - Illinois quarantine for people who touched Ebola patients - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Oh, I see. Point well taken, AYHSMB. Thank you for the clarification. (I guess I'm just hoping that nobody starts throwing that kind of negative stuff around in relation to the Ebola issue. That's probably just wishful thinking on my part... but I'd like to hope that some sense of civility and humanity will win out -- at least while the doctors and nurses lives are at risk.) It's…
AYHSMB - Illinois quarantine for people who touched Ebola patients - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
sorry for the late reply, eagle. Just seems as of late we can't do anything sensible without someone being accused of racism.

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Blessing bans latex balloons, citing allergy concerns

1 year, 5 months ago by Bob Gough

Concern for the safety of people with an allergy to latex has caused Blessing Health System to ban latex balloons from all areas of Blessing Hospital, Blessing Physician Services facilities and Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield. The ban includes deliveries to patients and staff members.

“On any given day there are Blessing Health System patients with an allergy to latex receiving care and staff with an allergy to latex working,” said Carleen Orton, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Control Coordinator, Blessing Corporate Services. “This ban is designed to reduce their risk of complications. The incidence of latex allergy may not be high, but for those who suffer with it the results can be serious.  It’s a safety issue.”

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control, latex allergy is a reaction to certain proteins in latex rubber. Increasing the exposure to latex proteins increases the risk of developing allergic symptoms.

Symptoms usually begin within minutes of exposure; but can occur hours later and can be varied. Mild reactions involve skin redness, rash, hives, or itching. More severe reactions may involve respiratory symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, and asthma (difficult breathing, coughing spells, and wheezing). Allergic reactions to latex may be serious and can very rarely be fatal.


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