December 18, 2017

Over the counter “Swimmer’s Ear” drops are not the same as the prescription

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By Ann Van De Water Over the counter “Swimmer’s Ear” drops contain alcohol. The prescription is an antibiotic and does not contain alcohol. I learned this the hard way. My daughter had been complaining of ear pain so I told my husband I thought she had swimmer’s ear and that I’d make a doctor’s appointment for… Read more

Why Smoking Alcohol is Dangerous to your Health

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There is evidence that smoking alcohol is gaining some traction — and not just among college kids and adolescent risk takers. It’s popular among people who want to lose weight and don’t want the calories that come from consuming alcohol. Read more

Teens Drinking Hand Sanitizer to Get Drunk

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Police and doctors are warning of a dangerous new trend amongst teens- drinking hand sanitizer for a quick, accessible high. Liquid hand sanitizer is 62% ethyl alcohol and makes a 120-proof liquid. “It’s essentially a shot of hard liquor,” said Cyrus Rangan, director of the toxicology bureau for the L.A. County Public Health Department and a… Read more

Neglected Babies in the News

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Last weekend I read about an infant abandoned in his carseat with an open bottle of brandy tucked in with him.  Today it’s 2-year-old twins roaming the streets for at least 45 minutes clad only in diapers until they were rescued.  What is going on?

Alcohol, Cigarette Use Down for Teens While Marijuana is Up

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More and more teens are just saying “No” to alcohol and drugs, while the use of marijuana is on the rise.  Some say the legalization of medical marijuana sends a confusing message to teens and is one of the reasons why more teens are turning to it.  Read more about it  What do you think?

U.S. teen alcohol and cigarette use falls while marijuana use remains steady


Cigarette and alcohol use by US teenagers are at their lowest point since the mid-1970s. On the other hand, use of marijuana “remains steady” after some increases in recent years, with 36.4 percent of 12th graders having used it once in the past year, and 6.6 percent on a daily basis.  Read more about it

University challenged for returning to same-sex dorms


Despite a pending law suit against them for discrimination, Catholic University is staying firm in its stance to keep male and female co-eds in separate living quarters beginning this fall.  Read what evidence helped the University decide to return to same-sex dorms at the Christian Post.  What do you think?