Cancer and heart disease are the leading causes of death in all states as the author shows in another table , but he also provides numerous other maps showing deaths from other causes relating to each state . Interesting reading and certainly worth a bit of your time
” Two months ago, I wrote about the fun and the pitfalls of viral maps, a feature that included 88 simple maps of my own creation. Since then I’ve written up a bunch of short items on some of those maps, walking through how they can both illustrate great information and hide important details. At one point, I said I was done with these. Well, I wasn’t. Here’s another, on death. Enjoy!
The data used to create the table below are from a 2008 CDC report that’s based on numbers from 2005. Ideally, we’d have more up-to-date information, but their page on mortality tables indicates that there’s nothing more recent on state-by-state causes of death.”
” Bill Elliot was a cancer patient who lost his insurance due to ObamaCare and couldn’t pay the expensive new premiums. He was talking about paying the ObamaCare fine, going without health insurance and “letting nature take its course.”
He went on FOX News where his story was picked up by C. Steven Tucker, a health insurance broker who helped him keep his insurance.
Now suddenly Bill Elliot is being audited for 2009 with an interview only scheduled in April 2014. Assuming he lives that long. That might be a coincidence, but Tucker is being audited back to 2003.
That’s a rather strange coincidence.”
He promised as much …
This is despotism … pure and simple
“A woman in a life and death battle with cancer was dealt another devastating blow,” says the Florida anchor.
“This letter makes more problems for us,” says the cancer victim. “That we don’t need at this moment.”
The anchor continues, “She just found out she’s being dropped by her insurance company because of a loophole in Obamacare. Incredible story. Gloria Cantor has been fighting this illness for months with her husband … at her side.”
Then there are these people one of which we have posted on previously .
” Previously, Edie Littlefield Sundby, who has stage 4 gallbladder cancer, wrote of her situation since losing her Cadillac insurance plan because of Obamacare.
And then there’s Michael Cerpok, a leukemia survivor in Fountain Hills, Arizona, whose future is not looking too rosy.”
iKnife helps surgeons find cancer
” An intelligent surgical knife is helping surgeons identify cancer instantly. It is hoped that the knife will reduce the necessity for multiple cancer surgeries by diagnosing unhealthy tissue the first time around.
Typically in cancers involving solid tumors, surgeons remove a margin of healthy tissue along with the tumor. It has been difficult to determine whether the healthy tissue is cancerous without testing and, in some cases, secondary surgery. It is estimated that one in five breast cancer surgeries require a second surgery to remove all of the cancer, reports the Imperial College London.
Takats based his iKnife on present-day electrosurgery, which uses knives that heat tissue with an electrical current. The iKnife analyzes the smoke from the cauterizing tissue and then provides a reading to the surgical team.
During the research phase, the iKnife diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 percent accuracy. Diagnostic information that typically takes 30 minutes to receive from the laboratory was available instantly. ”
Obama’s Campaign of Lies Reaches
” Unable to run on his record, President Hope-and-Change has built a campaign based entirely on scurrilous lies about Mitt Romney.
But the latest reaches a historic, despicable low. That ad features a man claiming that after Bain
Capital closed his steel plant, he lost his job and his insurance, and shortly thereafter his wife died of cancer. “
“No, I had never understood President Obama’s economic policies. Until now. At the Netroots Conference in Rhode Island this past weekend, a gathering of President Obama’s most fervent core supporters discussed the concept of economic growth. One such Obama supporter, featured panelist Colin Mulcher, shed light on the subject: “I think currently the goal seems to be, like, the unstated assumption is that the goal is growth, for the sake of growth. It’s like, we have to grow, and grow, and grow, and grow, and grow. Why? I don’t know, we just have to grow. The only thing that I know about [where] the definition is out-of-control growth, is cancer. Like, literally … the definition of out-of-control growth is cancer.” ”
He certainly is doing his best to stamp it out …. growth , that is , not cancer .
So there you have it. While President Obama is fighting the moral equivalent of cancer, Mitt Romney is pursuing his nefarious scheme to grow the economy. It’s not too late to stop Romney before he drowns us in a sea of jobs and economic growth. It’s not too late to help President Obama move us “forward” with a recession that’s “built to last.” Yes, we can!