Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

“Obama Cites Uninsured, Keeps Up Health Care Pitch” (Laurence Stacey)

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

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………………..arguing health-care
………………..my father forgets
………………..his blood pressure

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Headlines:

“Obama Cites Uninsured, Keeps Up Health Care Pitch” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferer gets relief, support” (Laurence Stacey)

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

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………………..autumn arrives
………………..less subtle
………………..than last year
………………..the time it takes my father
………………..to stand up

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Headlines:

“Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferer gets relief, support” (The Record)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Cancer Deaths Drop in Europe as Smoking Rates Fall, Study Finds” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

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………………..between classes
………………..a no-smoking sign
………………..on the ashtray

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Headlines:

“Cancer Deaths Drop in Europe as Smoking Rates Fall, Study Finds” (Bloomberg)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Americans Seeing Health Care Package More Negatively as Deadline Nears” (Robert Moyer)

Monday, January 11th, 2010

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late night rest home
mom’s pain medication
two hours late

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Headlines:

“Americans Seeing Health Care Package More Negatively as Deadline Nears” (Politics Daily)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Maori women pay price for their high addiction rate” (Laurence Stacey)

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

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………………..after the miscarriage
………………..she still eats
………………..for two

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Headlines:

“Maori women pay price for their high addiction rate” (New Zealand Herald)

“Bacteria can cause miscarriages” (New River Valley News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Goodbye swine flu! Epidemic seems to be over” (Diane Mayr)

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

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breakfast cafe
he goes back
to ordering bacon

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Headlines:

“Goodbye swine flu! Epidemic seems to be over” (MSNBC)

“US Swine Flu Epidemic Shows Signs of Being Over” (New York Times)

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Poem by Diane Mayr (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Depression’s Upside” (Doug Kutney)

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

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sunburst
the last swallow
of cud

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Headlines:

“Depression’s Upside” (New York Times)

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Poem by Doug Kutney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Wanted: Volunteers, All Pregnant” (Bill Frayer)

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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impregnated overnight
she glows
at breakfast

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Headlines:

“Wanted: Volunteers, All Pregnant” (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Frayer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Care homes forcing elderly to have feeding tubes fitted” (Zofia Barisas)

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

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his pleading eyes
the nurse’s
averted face

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Headlines:

“Care homes forcing elderly to have feeding tubes fitted” (The Guardian)

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Poem by Zofia Barisas (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The McOlympian?” (Robin Beshers)

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

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supersize me
the little league team
is halfway there

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Headlines:

“The McOlympian?” (NPR)

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Poem by Robin Beshers (see poet biographies).

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