Posts tagged "abuse"

Never too young to watch a throat getting slit

Here’s a story about six- and seven-year-olds sitting around watching the bloodbath when a pig’s throat is cut. It’s good for them, don’t you know. Monica Eng, the Chicago Tribune’s food writer, apparently thought as much when she took her  daughter, Miranda Zanca, 7, out to the farm to watch a pig slaughter–so she can appreciate... Read more »

Why health care is so expensive I

A new study finds that 20-somethings, the people most likely to be without health insurance, are more likely responsible for hospital emergency room abuse.   The study by the University of Rochester Medical Center concluded that young adults use the emergency room nearly twice as often as children and adolescents and nearly three times as much as... Read more »
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