This is an opinion column.The task is monumental, and that was never clearer than on Thursday morning as Dr. Ben Carson, the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, rolled into the Marks Village public housing community in Gate City to tout Opportunity Zones.The new government program allows individuals, institutions, and funds to forego capital gains taxes by investing those gains in projects located in designated “economically distressed” areas. Areas like Marks Village.Areas like the 8,760 other Opportunity Zones around the nation.Areas where words like opportunity and hope are still little more than signs on a wall.Carson was hosted, in fact, inside the facility dubbed Campus of Hope — an “opportunity” center that opened just last year to offer residents services, programs, resources and support to ostensibly enable them to leave Marks Village, to escape the debilitating cycle of deep, generational, concentrated poverty.For good.“This … [Read more...] about Johnson: HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson’s appearance highlights Birmingham’s ‘opportunity’
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Mehmet Oz, M.D., is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D., is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Email questions to [email protected] Mehmet Oz, M.D., is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D., is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Email questions to [email protected] QUESTION: I had a urinary tract infection about a year ago and went to the emergency room to get treated. They gave me Cipro, which cleared it up, but I had stomach problems afterward. Then I heard it’s toxic for the liver, nerves and the heart. Why would they give this to you in the ER? — Mary D., Tucson, Ariz. ANSWER: If you find yourself in the emergency department with a respiratory or urinary tract infection, the first-line antibiotic that doctors or nurse practitioners probably will dispense is ciprofloxacin (Cipro). It’s the most popular antibiotic in … [Read more...] about Cipro a strong antibiotic that comes with risks
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(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved) Welcome to FOX News First. Not signed up yet? Click here. Developing now, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces a storm of new sexual misconduct allegations: Michael Avenatti, lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, claims to have 'evidence' that Kavanaugh and a high school friend targeted women for gang rape. Meanwhile, the New Yorker magazine late Sunday reported that a former Yale classmate alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party The new allegations against Kavanaugh emerged after his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, agreed to appear at a Senate hearing this Thursday, setting up a dramatic showdown over his Supreme Court nomination. But Thursday's hearing could now be in doubt. President Trump will address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, and observers will closely watch how he addresses North Korea and China President Trump appeared to blame … [Read more...] about FOX NEWS FIRST: New allegations against Kavanaugh throw confirmation battle into chaos; Trump to address U.N.
As was made clear during the Golden Globe awards ceremony on Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey is a powerful and inspiring speaker. She is also a highly successful businessperson, a talented actress, a generous philanthropist and, by all accounts, a warm and engaging person.But over the years, Winfrey has also been a purveyor — through her many media platforms — of dubious medical advice.It’s that history that has scientists and others who believe in evidence-based medicine shaking their heads in disbelief as rumors circulate that she might make a run for the presidency in 2020. After all, we already have a president with a history of huckstering pseudoscientific nonsense. Dr. Oz: a ‘pariah in the medical community’Since Sunday, several articles have been written about Winfrey’s past willingness to embrace people promoting junk science.As all the articles point out, Winfrey was instrumental in launching the media career of Dr. Mehmet … [Read more...] about Oprah’s long and problematic history of embracing pseudoscience