Can the Advocate Do It’s Job?

June 24, 2008

When I first saw this story in Sunday’s Advocate, I was quite surprised. So surprised in fact, that I had to do a double take. I had to check the facts, because actions speak louder than words…

Fact: Don Cazayoux voted to block an amendment aimed at opening up drilling in ANWR (Roll call 341)
Fact: Don Cazayoux voted to block consideration of a bill that would establish new refineries, allow energy exploration in ANWR as well as the Outer Continental Shelf, and to create a tax credit for nuclear energy (Roll call 391)
Fact: Don Cazayoux has, thus far, refused to sign a discharge petition that could force an up or down vote on an ANWR drilling proposal.
Fact: Don Cazayoux has voted six more times with Democrat leadership to block proposed solutions to our energy crisis. (HRC 338, 340, 370, 380, 405, 423)

How is it that this lowly website can get it right and the expert reporters down at the Advocate miss such hypocrisy? One has to wonder, does the Advocate actually care about reporting or are they more interested in doing “Conservative” puff pieces for Don Cazayoux?

Ask Dr. Etingin. go to site ingrown toenail treatment

Women’s Health Advisor September 1, 2007 | Etingin, Orli R.

I’ve heard there’s a new weight-loss surgery that involves cutting a nerve to the stomach. What does the surgery entail?

The surgery you’re referring to involves severing the vagus nerve, which starts at the brain and travels to most internal organs, including the stomach. However, this procedure is currently in the research stage and has not been approved as a treatment for obesity.

The vagus nerve appears to be involved in controlling hormones that stimulate the appetite. Doctors are currently conducting a study involving 30 participants to determine whether cutting the vagus nerve’s connection to the stomach (vagotomy) is a safe and effective procedure for weight loss. Thus far, the 11 patients that are one year post-surgery have lost an average of 18 percent of their weight, according to doctors who reported on the study at the American Society for Bariatric Surgery’s annual meeting in June. The surgery can be performed through several small incisions in the abdomen, often allowing the patient to return home the same day.

Currently, the most popular weight-loss surgery is gastric bypass, in which the stomach is divided into two sections by staples and a section of small intestine is connected to the smaller top section, or “pouch.” The drawback to this and other weight-loss surgeries is a fairly lengthy recovery time and several risk factors, including a rare chance of death.

Your safest weight-loss option is to make lifestyle modifications. Create a calorie deficit of 250-500 calories each day by reducing your caloric intake and increasing your physical activity, and you’ll achieve gradual weight loss with no surgery required.

One of my big toes has recently become red and very painful. A friend says i have an ingrown toenail. I’m years old–why did this start at my age?

Ingrown toenails–when the toenail grows down into the flesh of your toe–are more common in older adults because our nails tend to thicken with age. Other causes are wearing shoes that crowd your toes, cutting your toenails too short or not straight across, or having toenails that curve downward.

To treat ingrown toenails at home, soak your feet in warm water for 15-20 minutes twice a day, which will make your toenails more pliable. After soaking, put a small amount of cotton under the ingrown nail to prevent it from growing further into your skin. Wear shoes that are open-toed if possible.

To prevent ingrown toenails or keep them from recurring, grow your toenails so they are even with the tips of your toes and trim them straight across rather than in a curve. Be sure that your shoes fit properly and allow your toes some room for movement. in our site ingrown toenail treatment

Ingrown toenails are rarely serious, but people with diabetes or poor circulation in their feet must be especially careful, as they may not notice the symptoms of an ingrown toenail. If untreated, an ingrown toenail can cause an open sore that may become infected. In extreme cases, infection can travel to the underlying bone.

If your pain worsens or you see signs of infection (pus), see your doctor or a podiatrist (a foot specialist). They can remove the ingrown portion of your toenail and prescribe topical or oral antibiotics to combat infection.

Etingin, Orli R.


Someway, let's find out what changes are within the grasp of citizens. I will make them a standard item on the website. For instance, we know that a citizen can start a recall. Can a citizen mandate a constitutional change? Like California did, we need to do some "around end" running."

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