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« skatergamer wrote on Monday, Apr 19 at 07:47 PM »
You might want to get some facts before writing inflammatory stuff about young kids dying from skateboarding. It's no easier to get hurt from skateboarding than it is from mainstream sports and there are far more deaths in football each year than in skateboarding, in which it's actually fairly rare. Statistics prove this year after year. Please don't be irresponsible in your reporting. Skateparks are a fantastic place for youth to have a safe place to gather and enjoy a sport that is now more popular than little league baseball. Give the kids a safe place to skate!
« paynern wrote on Monday, Apr 19 at 12:29 PM »
Everyone, please don't be too haste in judging the content of this interview. Most likely, the reporter failed to accurately quote her source - this paper is quite good at that. However, for a paper that is published only once a week, they would have time to edit for mistakes like that...
« BadNews67 wrote on Sunday, Apr 18 at 10:05 AM »
You would think there could have been someone in charge to guide this young reporter towards a more credible source
"Sex with 6 million people"????
Are you telling me the folks at the Department of Health in Montgomery were not chomping at the bit to get in this story?? their outreach program is huge and funded by that big ol stimulus package. But then again if you're a lazy college student who doesn't care about your journalistic service to your audience and just wants a resume builder, I guess this newspaper falls under that.
Sad, Editor should have pride in what they are doing here.
by the way tho folks my colleague here at the school of engineering tried to post something on an engineering school article they misquoted and made up numbers for (textile article) and they deleted his comments when he tried to correct them.
Censorship is the first step towards Facism
« NativeMainer wrote on Sunday, Apr 18 at 07:32 AM »
Ms Burdette has done a grave disservice to the young women she is supposed to be trying to help by giving totally incorrect information.
Regarding cervical cancer "Burdette said this disease is 100 percent preventable if the right measures are taken." NO disease is 100% preventable. According to the Mayo Clinic "What causes squamous cells or glandular cells to become abnormal and develop into cancer isn't clear. . . However, HPV is a very common virus and most women with HPV never develop cervical cancer. This means other risk factors, such as your genetic makeup, your environment or your lifestyle choices, also determine whether you'll develop cervical cancer." (MayoClinic.com) Note the last sentence, please.
'“It’s just a shot,” Burdette said. “There are very rare side effects at the sight of injection.”' The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required the addition of this warning to the official prescribing information: "Because vaccinees may develop syncope, sometimes resulting in falling with injury, observation for 15 minutes after administration is recommended. Syncope, sometimes associated with tonic-clonic
movements and other seizure-like activity, has been reported following vaccination with GARDASIL." "Just a shot," Ms. Burdette?
Ms. Burdette's information about the causes and prevention of breast cancer is also incorrect. Less than 20% of all breast cancers are genetic, or caused by an inherited gene mutation. More than 80% of breast cancers are diagnosed in women with no family history of the disease. I don't know anyone who defines "often" as less than 20% of the time.
Ms. Burdette states that breast cancer is "easily prevented." If this is so, then none or very few of the young women she comes in contact with and educates in breast cancer prevention will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetimes. Do you have statistics to prove this claim, Ms. Burdette? Considering that the rate of breast cancer diagnosis had not diminished to next to nothing over the last few year disproves this claim. Or are you the one person on the planet who knows how to prevent all breast cancers, Ms. Burdette?
As a breast cancer survivor I am appalled at the statements made in this article. I also noticed that Ms. Burdette's title is given, but no clinical credentials. Obviously she is not qualified to be speaking on this topic.
NativeMainer, RN, MSN, Full Time Taculty
« D_Ok wrote on Sunday, Apr 18 at 01:54 AM »
"Burdette said breast cancer is another disease that can easily be prevented."
When are they announcing the Nobel prize for Ms. Burdette? I mean, really, for decades the medical community struggles to find a cure for cancer, and this woman comes and cuts to the chase to the point that there is no need for cure, because she has the secret on how to PREVENT it?
No, really, people, you couldn't find anyone better for an article of such a tremendous importance for the life and well-being of young women? You had to pick someone who doesn't even know the difference between "prevention" and "detection"? How did this person manage to become a "clinical manager"? I'm not sure of for how long from now, though, because after such a humongous blooper, it's hard to see a bright career future for her.
I am going right now to put in the entry for Darwin awards for Ms. Burdette.
« coralum wrote on Saturday, Apr 17 at 08:59 PM »
This is an unfortunate article that blames the victim/patient for their illness/disease.
Breast cancer - preventable? If only this were true. Cervical cancer - 100% preventable if you don't have sex with "six million people"? This woman is a credible source???
Telling young women that it is their fault if they contract these diseases because they are "not in tune with their own bodies" is irresponsible and heartless.
Who is this woman to tell the thousands of families who have had wives/mothers/sisters/ daughters who died from these diseases that it was their loved one's fault that they died?
Where is the editor of this "newspaper"? Did anyone actually read this article before it was published? A retraction and apology to every woman who has been touched by these diseases is in order.
« BadNews67 wrote on Saturday, Apr 17 at 07:29 PM »
The irresponsible reporting and newsgathering is to blame.
I am just sorry it was on such a sensitive and important topic. It's really unfortunate when people do not do the jobs they are meant to do.
Thanks for being strong
Was Mary Kay Burdette, clinical manager for Lee Obstetrics & Gynecology, honestly the BEST interview for this piece?
from this gem, "You’ll know your breast so well that you can easily detect an abnormality.”
I think not.....
« eblair1962 wrote on Saturday, Apr 17 at 07:21 PM »
A dear friend told me about this article and I am compelled to comment about the misinformation about breast cancer. Breast cancer is NOT preventable nor is it curable. One hopes to catch it soon but this is not a guarantee that it will not come back. Not all breast cancers present with a lump and can only be found with scans.
I am a 40-something woman living with Stage IV breast cancer. I have lost so many friends to this disease. A disease that affects many women in their 20's and up.
That this misinformation comes from a clinical manager at an obg/gyn clinic is both appalling and fightening. I would have expected better than this.
« BadNews67 wrote on Saturday, Apr 17 at 12:18 AM »
btw, who the heck designs the front page of your paper each week??? I have no idea what is even going on with the layout. Like someone just did it at the very last minute.
I mean MY GOD! Just awful!
I wish I went to Auburn still cause apparently they just hire anybody to run this paper
« Bushmaster556 wrote on Friday, Apr 16 at 12:44 AM »
Meh, I went against my own rule of "Don't feed the trolls".
I just think people like Jambo are going to be shocked come November. I know I will relish in it.
Nothing wrong with a person wanting their fellow countrymen to have personal accountability. The people did speak with their votes, but they got more than what they bargained for.
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