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eaglebeaky - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wall Street was solidly in the Romney/Ryan camp last time, pjohnf. (And assuming he's the nominee, they'll certainly be in Ryan's camp in 2016.) Why is it that you seem to think that they're Obama supporters?
eaglebeaky - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
When did presidential libraries start taking this kind of funding? (I always thought they were privately funded... or at least I remember hearing that the Clinton and Bush #43 libraries were being done that way.)
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Off-topic, but just to clarify, I will say that the disabled individuals that I've worked with aren't the least bit interested in free phones or anything like that. (Many of them will never live independently in their own communities; any such "bribes" would be meaningless to them.) Of course there are opportunists who do try to take advantage of every social program under the sun, and…
AYHSMB - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2, had libraries built with private funds. I can't believe Soros or Buffett (or the Clinton's ;P) aren't contributing to the bill for Obama. Rahm is even stumping for it, as he says it will be a big tourism money maker. Hey, I'm all for it, if it is. On a side note, I think this is the first presidential…
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
I honestly couldn't care less about anybody's party affiliation. This ID issue actually has A LOT to do with poor people, the elderly, and people with disabilities -- regardless of their personal politics. (There are a lot of poor people in the south who are lifelong Republicans.) Arbitrarily-enacted voter ID laws ultimately won't disenfranchise you or me... but they do have a real…

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Blessing bans latex balloons, citing allergy concerns

11 months, 2 weeks 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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