Two Life Saving Miracles

As an infant, they gave Chris Trokey only a 50 percent chance of survival. He weighed in at just a little over three pounds, and his health was failing. Thanks to Dr. Michael Shannon who didn’t give up on him, he pulled through and grew up to be a paramedic. Chris Trokey and members of the Orange County Fire Authority responded to a call 30 years later which saved that same doctor’s life. ValueWalk reports Trokey was just returning from a call when his unit heard of a crash that had happened within minutes of their location. Dr. Shannon’s car had been struck and he was injured badly. After they put out the fire that was burning the doctor’s legs, the firefighters used the jaws of life to remove him from the wreckage and then rushed him to the hospital for treatment of internal injuries. Thanks to Chris Trokey the doctor’s life was saved. The two men were later reunited at a fundraising event for St. Baldrick’s charity.

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Air Pollution Causes Alzheimers in Children

Researchers at the University of Montana have found that pollutants in the air may be causing the autoimmune systems of children to attack their brains. In this study, 81 children in Mexico City were tested and compared to children not living in such a polluted environment. It was found that the children living in Mexico City had abnormally large amounts of autoantibodies in their brains.

A child normally does not build autoantibodies against their brain so it was questioned as to why a child’s body would do this. The answer was that the body was trying to protect the brain by building a barrier against the toxins. It is thought by TCMSP that the toxins could have damaged the brain as early as pre-birth if the mother lived in a highly polluted area such as Mexico City.

Although there is not enough evidence at this time to prove a direct cause, the pollution is the primary suspect in this type of damage to young brains. The American Psychological Association explains that the smog and pollution is not just in the air it is affecting physical bodies as well.

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Teacher Swims To Work Every Day In Polluted Water

A teacher in India has been reported to have more drive to get himself to work than most people do on the average work day. Malik is a teacher in a poor area of the Mallapuram district, and while he could take the bus it would be a long wait each morning and he wouldn’t even be guaranteed a seat to get to work as the buses are normally packed.

According to an article found on reddit and written by, Malik has been taking the swim to work in the Kadalundi river every day for the last twelve years. Basically he just packs an extra set of clothing and puts on a rubber suit to prevent any terrible issues or contamination. If he happened to take the bus any day, which he hasn’t in quite some time now, it would take him well over 120 minutes to do so or longer. Swimming to the school allows him to go “as the crow flies” and not many people on this planet would be willing or able to do so.

Malik isn’t able to afford a boat stated his twitter, so instead of attempting to get one he risks his life in the polluted waters where he meets several amazing children who look forward to his lessons and getting an education from him. It is truly an amazing situation and we need more teachers like him out there.

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Kraft Recalls 240,000 Cases of Macoroni and Cheese.

Kraft has begun a recall of their popular “original” flavored macaroni and cheese. The recall is for 242,000 cases of the product. Eight people had contacted the company to report small pieces of metal in the product. Kraft states that they are taking the issue seriously.Click here for full article.

The recalled boxes are 7.25 ounce boxes with a use date between September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015 stated Brad Reifler. They will have the code C2 under the use date. At this time no other products are being recalled. One man did call and report metal in his Easy Mac earlier this month. However, Kraft spokesperson has Joyce Hodel has stated that attempts to reach the man to verify the complaint has failed. It is believed that the Easy Mac is safe.

The products were sold in the US, the Caribbean and South America. If you do have the recalled product you can return the box at the store you bought it from. They will either exchange the product or give you a refund. Refunds can also gotten by calling the Kraft Foods Consumer Relations number: 1-800-816-9432. The line will be open between 9:00 AM through 6:00 PM Eastern time.

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Virtually Travel Before You Travel

Imagine you’ve decided to take your dream vacation to another country. Where would you stay? What are you going to do when you get there? If you’re like most people you probably begin planning immediately. You start by price checking your plane tickets and hotel room. You look up reviews on the best local places to eat. You plan out your itinerary, filling it with all the cool tourist attractions you’d like to visit. Great, now you know what you’re going to do, but who are you going to meet?

Making new friends can be difficult, especially in a foreign country, but Skout has you covered. Skout was originally a dating app which has been expanded to foster connections of all types. It uses your location to connect you to the people nearby. In 2014 they added a “Travel” feature which is quickly increasing in popularity. In January 2015 Skout announced that this feature had already been used 10 million times. According to Skout, the most popular international city to travel to was Hong Kong and women are twice as likely to travel virtually as men.

When traveling on the app you use points (the in-app currency system) to set your location to the desired city for a 24 hour period of time. The app will now display you as located in that city to other people. After your destination is set you can browse through and be found by anyone in that city. Start looking through profiles to find people with common interests and then try chatting with them to make new friends.

Many users are now including Skout in their pre-vacation planning. Now you’ll know what you want to do when you get there and who you can hang with. Your new friends may even be able to give you tips about local hot spots that most tourists miss, great restaurants to dine in, and the clubs to stay away from. With so few risks and so many possible rewards there’s no reason not to virtually pre-travel before you travel.

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Something That North American Spine Does Differently

Some people can measure their pain on a scale of 1-10, and they may take any number that they feel the pain is at. Imagine someone who has pain that’s at a 10, and this person has to play a game on a regular basis. Athletes can suffer with some excruciating pain, and it’s unbelievable how they make it through a day, while playing their game. Some athletes are taught to live with pain, and that they should work through the pain, and continue playing. Although playing through pain sounds like a great effort, it’s also taxing on the body, and it can cause more damage.

Those who have back pains, as well as neck pains, may suffer from pain so bad, that it makes it difficult for them to play any game, or even live a normal life. Some athletes who are suffering from neck or back pain, had the injury occur, while they were playing a game. Maybe they thought the injury was no big deal, and they shook it off and kept playing. The injury may then have become worse and over time, they ended up on pain medication. After a while, the pain medication may not be enough, and the pain will always become worse.

Those who cannot maintain their pain anymore, just by taking pain medication, may need to seek surgery. Neck and back pain can go on for years, and some have even had pain for decades. There’s no way that an athlete can continue with a successful career, especially if they have neck and back pain that’s severe. North American Spine specializes in the AccuraScope procedure, which is known to help many people get relief from back and neck pain. If a person can receive the AccuraScope procedure, then they can get pain relief.

After a person heals when they’ve had the procedure performed, they can begin to see pain free days, and get back to normal. Those who end up pain-free, will only have to see the doctor rarely, and they can get rid of their pain medications for good. It’s very likely that a patient can save tens of thousands of dollars, over several years, just by having the AccuraScope procedure performed. The AccuraScope procedure is a great way to get rid of pain that is chronic, and it’s been bothering the athlete for a long period of time. Pay a visit to North American Spine.

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Postcards From The Edge

The love we possess can never be explained in simple terms. Researchers at the Amen Clinic say that being in love can actually make your brain healthier. It fills your heart with a feeling so great that to die from this feeling of love would not be painful. Sadly, one loving father died too soon, but he left a lasting memory and message for his son Rowan. Exactly two years after his father’s untimely death, RowN received a postcard from his deceased father telling him how much he loved him. Strangely, these postcards never reached Rowan when his father was away for school and work. This unfortunate gentleman died of a rare disease, which affects brain function. His last words to his wife were that life is only a circle, and they would meet again. 

Loving those most important in our lives is rule number 1. Never let anyone think they are not special to you because you never know when it could be the last time you see them.
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Burger King Looking Out For Kids

Burger King has jumped on the health bandwagon. Reportedly, the king of burgers has dropped sugary soft drinks from their menu for their younger customers. Burger King decided that the younger clientle would be better served with beverage options such as milk or juice instead of high-calorie soft drinks. Study after study has proven that the calories found in soft drinks is a contributing cause to obesity in children. Many families are more focused on healthy options when dining out and they are quite pleased with decision to erase sugary drinks from the drink list of youngsters.

Burger King is hopeful that this health-conscious move will influence more people to come to their restaurants when they are in need of a fast meal. Fast food does not always have to mean unhealthy. According to health expert Dr. Daniel Amen, it is all about the choices we make when dining out. With this said, hopefully we will start to see healthier versions of burgers and even other types of fast food choices on the menus of Burger King in the future.
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The survival and love and support One family receives


Have you ever thought about having to raise a child on your own? How about four babies? That is what one father is doing right now?

On January 16, Erica Morales died after giving birth to her children due to Hypovolemic shock. This emergency condition involves losing a severe amount of blood. She gave birth to Carlos Jr., Tracy, Erica, and Paisley, all of whom were under 3 pounds at birth. The good news is that although Erica and Paisley are still in the hospital, all the babies are growing stronger and are all over the 5 pound mark.

The true hero of this story is the friend of Carlos Morales who posted a page on GoFundMe that raised over $310,000 for this beautiful father and his children. According to Marcio Alaor BMG, he not only has the support of his family and friends, but he also received support from the 8,700 plus strangers who freely donated the money to this great cause.

There is still a long road ahead for this small family of one parent and four babies, but with the support he’s been giving he has a running chance to raise a beautiful family and kids who will grow up knowing their mother loved them with all her heart. With the support of family and friends this family will overcome this tragedy and survive. To read this inspiring story of love and support please go to

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Children’s Lung Health Improves With Healthier Air Quality

Recent research has proven that reducing the amount of air pollution that a child is exposed to will have a direct result on their lung health and respiratory performance. This is even more crucial during the ages of about 11 to 15 when a child’s lungs are critically developing. It has long been known that pollution affects lung capacity and health. The reduction of air pollution has never really been studied up until this time stated

Many environmentalists have spoken out against the current Federal Emission Standards saying that they are not strict enough in order to keep our population safe and healthy. These new studies that prove the relation between pollution and poor lung health may be the proof that is needed to allow for stricter guidelines. Within the next few years we may see a review of the Emission Standards and see some changes being made.

Over the course of 17 years, researchers located at the University of Southern California took a close look at exact air pollution levels and the breathing capacity of 2,120 children. The area where these children are from is very polluted to due its location. During the study emission standards required automobiles, trucks, factories, ships and even trains to cut back on their emissions. Fine particulates were found in lesser amounts and children’s lung capacities improved.

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