Saturday, May 25, 2013

Captain Victoria Ann Castro Pinckney Tribute


Victoria was friends with my daughter Alexa and the daughter of a good friend Michelle.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Tribute this Saturday for Air Force Capt. killed in plane crash | The Antelope Valley Times

Tribute this Saturday for Air Force Capt. killed in plane crash | The Antelope Valley Times

Victoria attended grade school, junior and high school with my daughter Alexa and they were good friends.  I am good friends with her mother, Michelle.  It breaks my heart that she is gone. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

ACOG - Study Finds Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns

ACOG - Study Finds Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns

 Researchers found that induction and augmentation of labor with oxytocin was an independent risk factor for unexpected admission to the NICU lasting more than 24 hours for full-term infants. Augmentation also correlated with Apgar scores of fewer than seven at five minutes. The Apgar is a test that evaluates a newborn’s physical condition at one and five minutes after birth based on appearance (skin coloration), pulse (heart rate), grimace response (medically known as “reflex irritability”), activity and muscle tone, and respiration (breathing rate and effort). A baby who scores eight and above is generally considered to be in good health.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Fairchild Airmen killed in Kyrgyzstan crash identified | Spokane/E. WA - KXLY.com

Fairchild Airmen killed in Kyrgyzstan crash identified | Spokane/E. WA - KXLY.com

 Victoria was a wonderful young woman.  She went to grade school, junior high and high school with my daughter Alexa.  Her sister Samantha was friends with my son Oliver and I am friends with her mother Michelle.  So sad that her son will grow up without his mother, but I know he will know her as Michelle, Larry, Nichol and Samantha and her husband will make sure he knows what a wonderful, talented and giving woman his mom was.  It was a pleasure knowing you.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

An Exam With Poor Results - NYTimes.com

An Exam With Poor Results - NYTimes.com

 Moreover, the exam sometimes reveals benign conditions that lead to follow-up procedures, including surgery, that do not improve a woman’s health but instead cause anxiety, lost time from work, potential complications and unnecessary costs.