Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Around the Internet

Office Depot Coupons via Dealcatcher - I like the Sharpies on page 3...$2 for a 12 pack. But beware the hands of kids.

Antibiotics do little for inner ear infections - Personally, I hate using antibiotics unless absolutely necessary (e.g., mastitis). The more you take them, the less likely they'll work when you need them. Yes, but you know I'm paranoid. This study found that "antibiotics don't significantly prevent fluid buildup in young children with inner ear infections." However, the article does go on to say:
"'To the best of my knowledge, physicians generally don't prescribe antibiotics for acute otitis media in order to prevent middle-ear effusion; they prescribe them to bring about more prompt resolution of the infection and of its symptoms, especially pain," said Dr. Jack Paradise, a professor of pediatrics and otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh."
A bit of research to think about if you find yourself dealing with your child's ear infection. Though I truly hope you don't.

Employees at this Walgreens Distribution Center Are More Than Disabled - A Walgreens distribution center in Anderson, South Carolina employs 700 people, 40% of whom are disabled. It's an inspirational story, but it really makes you think about why it's a rarity. The workers interviewed for the story love their jobs. They're loyal and devoted. How is it that there are people who are willing and able to work, but can't find an unbiased chance?