Therapy Animals Bring Comfort, Reduce Stress, Companionship And Relieve Depression

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by J. Lee   It has been proven how therapy animals provide many wonderful benefits and hope to those in need of comfort. Visitations could be at a hospital, convalescent home, in home or in an educational setting. Just seeing a pet brings joy. Therapy animals primarily include dogs, cats, standard or miniature horses, llamas, pigs, rabbits and birds. Pet owners understand the emotional and physical benefits of sharing their lives with animals. According to Woman’s Day they “decrease depression, stress and anxiety; health-wise, it can lower your blood pressure, improve your…

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Obamacare 2.0 Down for the Count as Senate Republicans Square off Against McConnell

By Janice Barlow Republicans in the Senate today released a draft of what their committee version of the AHCA bill looks like. This version has many issues, not the least of which is that Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority leader, went into lockdown mode during the writing of the draft and excluded some of the members. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Mike Lee, (R-UT) were among those on the committee who were actually not allowed to see the draft of the bill until today. Reasons for committee members to not only be…

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Ted Cruz, The RINO’s and Trump – 3 Ways to Oppose Obamacare: Is it a Lose-Lose?

By Janice Barlow Obamacare has been a thorn in the side of Republicans since its passage. Many of the candidates campaigned on repealing it, including Donald Trump. Most of us remember back in 2013 when Ted Cruz (R-TX), fought against its original passage with a lone 21-hour filibuster on the Senate floor. Yet, here we are, almost five months into a solidly GOP dominated government, and we still have Obamacare. Not only is that the case, but the “repeal” passed by the House nearly three weeks ago has not been…

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Did Your Congress Members Sell You Out on Health Care, Sanctuary Cities?

By Janice Barlow Our government just passed a trillion dollar spending budget to keep the government running until the end of September. Mostly, it appeases the Democrats, and doesn’t do what President Trump promised to do regarding key issues, such as defunding Planned Parenthood and Sanctuary cities. PBS stated this morning: “GOP leaders decided against trying to use the must-do spending bill to “defund” Planned Parenthood. The White House also backed away from language to take away grants from “sanctuary cities” that do not share information about people’s immigration status…

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