Morning Reads – Thursday, July 13, 2017

On this date in 1836, John Ruggles received patent #1 from the U.S. Patent Office for a traction wheel used in locomotive steam engines. All 9,957 previous patents were not numbered.

Peaches 

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

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xdog

That was a good read on the difficulties of providing maternal health care to rural Georgia. Really, there are just two problems — too much poverty and too few people. I wonder if Brian Kemp has taken notice of the map posted at the end.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Yes it was…some super human efforts just wear down and go broke when overcome by bad life choices or misdirected governance.
“….president-elect of the Georgia OB/GYN Society. He estimates that up to 90 percent of OB patients in Thomaston are high risk based on obesity alone. The practice also sees a large number of patients struggling with poverty, addiction, or a lack of support at home.”

Ellynn
Ellynn

As someone who volunteers to show women (single mothers coming out of bad relationships, poverty, lack of support, bad choices, etc…) how to make the most out of their food dollars, the main problem leading to obesity and down to bad health is how cheep high calorie/low nutrition foods are. If you have X amount of dollars, regardless of where the dollars come from, are you going to buy the generic $.99 loaf of wonder-like white bread (one of the highest level starch and glucose creating foods on the planet) or the $2.49 loaf of 100% whole grain that has… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid

Yes that $200 registration fee I had to pay yesterday sucked for my LEAF.