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migraine_in_qcy - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It's under "Editorials & Opinion".
migraine_in_qcy - Reward now offered for info on shooting of Quincy 12 yr old - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You're saying there is a lack of police presence in that area due to funding? That's news to me, and I'd like to know if that is true. Who are these slum-lords and what exactly are they doing wrong? Renting low-end housing to people who can afford nothing better? It sucks that there are people in the area that have low income, but they have to live somewhere. I can understand how it…
Bob6140 - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Yes, but you know as well as I that these insensitive comments would not be here if this happened to a white kid east of 18th street. I see a lot of this kind of judgmental, high-and-mighty bs on these boards, and I don't believe that race plays no part at all in it. In some cases, "bringing it in" is justified. You are welcome to disagree.
CoolEdge - Google controls what we buy, the news we read — and Obama’s policies - Quincy, IL News -
"Google has the power to bump an article it doesn’t like off the table and under the rug. Even moving information off the first page of search results would effectively neutralize it: According to a 2013 study, 91.5 percent of Google search users click through on a first-page result." This definitely happens a lot already. I've searched specific topics and have the Dem talking point articles…
SilenceDogood22 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It is clearly an opinion piece. I'm not bashing QJ for publishing this as news, I think there are people who will read this and take it as news, since it's posted on a news site (even though it's under the opinion page). Most people won't take the time to discern. I would honestly like to see a local journalist do some good solid research on this topic and post an unbiased article.…

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Blessing bans latex balloons, citing allergy concerns

1 year, 10 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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