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Death and Dying: By the Numbers In America

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, March 18, 2021

QUESTION: How many people in the U.S. die each day from overdoses involving PRESCRIPTION opioids?

ANSWER: According to recent data published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 41 people/day (14,965) are dying from an overdose involving prescription opioids. This CDC website – https://www.cdc.gov/rxawareness/index.html – provides resources for individuals struggling with opioid drug abuse.


That’s the estimated population in the United States as of this writing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Clock.



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Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to 13

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May the Almighty continue to bless the works of their hands.

Obama honours 13 with Medal of Freedom at White House

29 May 2012 Last updated at 17:36 ET

President Barack Obama has bestowed the nation’s highest civilian honour on political and cultural figures in a ceremony at the White House.

POTUS Obama Dylan Freedom

Describing himself as “a big fan”, a star-struck President Obama honours the ‘Tambourine Man’

Musician Bob Dylan, astronaut John Glenn, and Israeli President Shimon Peres were among the Medal of Freedom recipients.

The award is given to people from all walks of life who have made exceptional contributions to society.

It was established by former President John F Kennedy in 1963.

Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on 24 May 1941 and began his musical career in 1959, playing in Minnesota coffee houses.

He took his stage name from the poet Dylan Thomas and, not coincidentally, paid as much attention to his lyrics as his music.

Much of his best-known work dates from the 1960s, when he became an informal historian of America’s troubles.

Songs such as Blowin’ In The Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin’ became Read the rest of this entry »

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Pertusis, aka “Whooping Cough” increases in Madison County Alabama

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, February 24, 2012

You, the reader, may also be interested to know that Governor Robert Bentley, on June 11, 2011, ordered all 67 Public Health Departments in Alabama to cease performing Tuberculosis skin tests for the public.

What else will this Republican governor do to endanger public health?

Three more cases of whooping cough reported in Madison County; total now 11

Published: Friday, February 24, 2012, 11:40 AM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012, 1:45 PM
 By Chris Welch, The Huntsville Times The Huntsville Times
 Chris Welch, The Huntsville Times

HUNTSVILLE, AlabamaThe Madison County Health Department reported three more cases of whooping cough at Randolph School, Riverton Intermediate School and a 4-year-old. That ups the total number of the highly-contagious respiratory disease to 11, according to Dr. Debra Williams of the Madison County Health Department. Read the rest of this entry »

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