Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved.
WSAR Listen Live
Fox Sports Radio every weekend on WSAR
The Silva Lining with Amy Rigtrup Thursdays at 2
Tony From the Right Saturdays at 11
Sense and Nonsense with Dr. Mike Weekdays at 3
Tuesdays: Law Talk 1, Crusin with Bill 2
Red Sox and Jays Friday in Toronto with coverage at 6:25pm
Alan Combs and America Overnight Weeknights at 10
Red Sox and Baltimore on WSAR Thursday at 6:20pm
Total Life Conditioning with Dr Ross Thursdays at 1
Perspective from ABC Radio Saturdays at 10 AM
The WSAR Newsroom Weekdays at Noon
Fridays: Ask Your Pharmacist 1, Arts & Entertainment 2
Red Sox and Toronto Sunday on WSAR at 12:20pm
Red Sox and Orioles Memorial Day Monday at 12:50pm on WSAR
Lars Larson Weeknights at 6
Wednesdays: Voice of Business 1, C U Wednesdays 2
Red Sox and Toronto Saturday at 12:20pm on WSAR
Friday Mornings: Ask Carl 10, Your Healthy Home Show 11
The Financial Planning Hour with Richard Bassett Mondays at 1
Everything Auto Sundays at Noon brought to you by Mike's Auto Body
Red Sox and Orioles Wednesday in Baltimore on WSAR at 6:20pm
Red Sox and Orioles from Baltimore Tuesday on WSAR at 6:20pm.
Voice of Business with Rob Mellion Wednesdays at 1
Bob Correia at 10am Monday Thru Thursday on WSAR
The FRCDA brings you The Sixth Floor Report Friday at 9am on WSAR
Ray Mitchell at 9am Monday thru Thursday on WSAR
Subscribe To This Feed

WRIC-TV(RICHMOND, Va.) -- A Virginia man celebrated Sunday after crossing the finish line to a race he started 50 days earlier.

Bill Hughes participated in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K last month, but never made it to the finish line after going into cardiac arrest about halfway through the race, according to ABC affiliate WRIC-TV.

The 60-year-old runner was immediately given CPR first from his daughter and then from bystanders.

“I feel like he grabbed my arm and then he hit the floor, hit the ground, face planted,” Hughes' daughter, Bethany Gordon, told WRIC-TV of his cardiac arrest.

In spite of the severity of his condition, Hughes survived after being rushed to the hospital. But rather than just give up on the 10K, Hughes said he didn't want to give up on completing the race.

“When I start to do something I want to finish it and I just felt bad that I hadn’t finished,” Hughes told WRIC-TV.

This weekend, Hughes decided to finish the race while drawing attention to the importance of learning CPR. He took to the same 10K course along with his daughter and others who helped him during his cardiac arrest. This time, Hughes finished to cheers and was even given a finisher medal.

Members of the Richmond Ambulance Authority joined in the run to encourage everyone to learn CPR and become a potential life-saver.

Heart attack survivor crosses finish line 50 days later @8NEWS@8NEWS #BillsStory @hp_ems @tbouthillet

— Richmond Ambulance (@RAAEMS) May 30, 2016

Hughes said he was motivated not just by his own story but by the death of his brother.

“I think back to five years ago when my brother died from a heart attack,” Hughes said. “If more people had of known how to do CPR back then, could he have been rescued?”

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Debbie Savage said she struggled to lose weight for 15 years, dating back to middle school, before she went to five different doctors to finally get the diagnosis that would change her life.

Savage, of Maryland, played sports in middle school but still continued to gain weight. She said she kept active as she aged and maintained a healthy diet but still could not shed the pounds.

“I would go to the doctor once a year and every year he would tell me, ‘Your weight has gone up,’” Savage said in an interview that aired Monday on Good Morning America. “And I would tell him, ‘I am trying,’ and he’d say, ‘Oh, you’re just not trying hard enough.’”

Savage said it took visits to five doctors before she finally got a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome.

“I was so frustrated that years had gone by and this went unnoticed, but at the same time I felt so refreshed that I had an answer to what it was,” Savage said.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an imbalance of a woman's sex hormones, according to the National Institutes of Health. Symptoms of PCOS are diverse but may include infertility, irregular or absent periods, excess facial hair, acne and obesity.

“The exact cause may not be known,” said Dr. Neil Horlick, the obstetrician-gynecologist who definitively diagnosed Savage.

He added: "Women certainly could go undiagnosed for many years ... we think that there is some genetic component."

Savage switched to a Paleo diet after her diagnosis and was prescribed medication to help with insulin resistance, a symptom of PCOS.

Savage said that after her diagnosis, she lost 50 pounds within six months.

“Our lives are so much fuller now because I have an answer and I'm so thankful for that,” she said.

Savage said the diagnosis also resolved her struggle with infertility.

“I was able to get pregnant [and] my husband and I now have twins, that was a surprise,” she said. “We wouldn't have these two precious boys if it weren't for that.”

Savage hopes sharing her story can help others who are going through a similar struggle to recognize the symptoms, in the event that they, too, could have PCOS but may not have received a diagnosis.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Ever since Kylie Jenner came on the scene with noticeably fuller lips, enviers everywhere started looking for anything to get that trademark lip plump.

But some methods proved to not be the safest.

Jenner's supposed trick for temporarily puffing your lips involved sucking the air out of a glass until the vacuum effect swells your mouth. This became an unfortunate Internet trend in 2015, and videos have shown that this method can lead to serious injuries.

According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2015 was also the biggest year ever for lip augmentation procedures and buttock lifts.

Now, while I firmly defend our right to change our appearance if we wish, remember that trends come and go. Always go to a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you're considering any cosmetic procedure, and remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

iStock/Thinkstock(NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla.) -- Some swimmers saw their worst fear come true during the holiday weekend at the beach.

A boy likely between 11 and 13 years old suffered "severe" lacerations when he was bitten by a shark in Neptune Beach, Florida, Sunday, officials said.

The boy was in water about waist-high -- roughly 2.5 feet -- when he was bitten in the lower right leg by a shark that was 5 to 6 feet long, Neptune Beach Police Sgt. Liam Toal said.

"Nothing appeared to be life-threatening," Toal said, but he said the boy suffered two or three "severe" lacerations, potentially all the way to the bone.

Witness Lou DeMark said when the boy was carried out of the water "he had a huge gash in his calf."

"It was pretty shocking," he said.

The boy was stable and taken to the hospital, Toal said.

Police said lifeguards pulled all beach-goers out of the water for about 30 to 45 minutes after the incident.

There was also news of a possible shark attack on Sunday in Newport Beach, California, where officials reported a woman suffered from "possible animal bite wounds."

"We don't know what kind of animal. We have sea lions. We have sharks obviously. We don't have any inclination of what type of animal at this point and time," lifeguard Rob Williams told ABC News.

In 2015, the U.S. saw a record 98 shark attacks, which included six deaths. Experts are predicting there will be another hike in shark attacks this summer as well.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

iStock/Thinkstock(SYDNEY) -- Jazmina Daniel is more than just a pretty face.

Sure, the whimsical, elaborate, ornate lip art designs she creates are astounding, but the reason she began using her face as a canvas is even more inspirational.

“In 2006 I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which forced me to leave school,” Daniel, 24, of Sydney, Australia, wrote to ABC News. “I spent most of my days inside and focused on art for happiness. From canvases I began working on my own face, which then led to doing a few makeup courses during the time I was unwell and working then as a makeup artist.

“After that I became unwell again and had to have surgery to remove my tumor, and it was shortly after that I started to get creative with my lips instead of just glamour makeup,” she added. “Lip art brings me happiness. I find joy in it and it definitely is an amazing stress reliever.”

Daniel’s more complex lip art designs can take hours to complete, often needing to re-do them multiple times until she’s happy with the final product.

“It can be very frustrating at times and I do feel like just throwing the idea out but I persist and keep trying until I get it,” she explained. “I think any artist is the same way. They like to keep trying and get it close to perfect or until they are happy with it.”

The designs range in rainbows of colors, to glitter ombre to even focusing on a specific movie character or scene.

“I can’t even pick a favorite design. They are all special to me as they all represent something I love and I just hope that the joy and happiness that it brings me, brings the same to anyone else that sees them,” Daniel said.

You can follow all of Daniel's beautiful lip art on her YouTube acccount.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  What happens when a pregnant woman is arrested and sent to prison?

The vast majority of inmate moms are separated from their infants once they are born. But a few of the new mothers are able to keep their babies with them in prison nurseries, some until they are 18 months old.

The oldest prison nursery program is run at New York's Bedford Correctional Facility for Women, north of New York City. Seven other women's prisons have similar programs.

 In 2014, ABC News' Nightline spent nine months following Jacqueline McDougall and her son Max at Bedford Correctional Facility.

McDougall said she believed it was a help to her. "I think seeing his little face every day and know that I have to take care of him is going to be a big incentive for me. Definitely," McDougall told Nightline.

Dr. Janet Stockheim, a pediatrician who comes every two weeks to check up on the babies in the prison, including Max, said it can benefit a baby, too, to be raised behind bars.

"The babies aren't aware. They get excellent care," Stockheim said. "They are very well bonded to the mothers."

"Bonding gives a baby trust in the world that they will be taken care of," she added. "The babies do better here than they would on the outside, with some of these mothers."

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Do you see the resemblance?

His name is Arlo-Blue, and he's the baby that the internet is calling Gordon Ramsay's miniature doppelganger.

After Claire Dempster tweeted a picture of her baby, jokingly claiming that the celebrity chef could be the father, the internet agreed.

"@GordonRamsay this is our baba - have you been in Wales for any reason around 10 months ago," the Cardiff, Wales mother wrote, complete with two laughing emojis.

@GordonRamsay this is our baba - have you been in Wales for any reason around 10 months ago ????????

— Claire Dempster (@Claire8ball) May 26, 2016

Ramsay, 49, responded on Twitter saying, "Yes about 11 months ago."

Since then, the chef -- known for his no-nonsense style in the kitchen -- has been chiming in on claims that he and baby Arlo-Blue look alike.

"I feel sorry for the baby !!!!" he said, before later adding: "Poor kid."

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An Idaho teen escorted his mom to prom last month, after she feared she'll miss his future wedding day.

Kerry Huffaker of Twin Falls, Idaho, was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer on Feb. 18 with a nine to 20-month prognosis. So, her son Dylan, 17, brought her as his date to the Canyon Ridge High School prom on April 30.

"That was the most beautiful I think I've ever seen her," Dylan Huffaker told ABC News. "I thought about it and I can look back after years and years and remember who I went to prom with. I'll know it was someone I loved who meant something to me."

Weeks before the prom, Dylan showed up to where his mom Kerry was receiving radiation treatment with a box of donuts in tow. Written in icing was a message that rad: "Will you go to prom with me?"

"I was taken by surprise, that's for sure," Kerry told ABC News. "I try not to focus too much on the future. I try to live today as best as I can, but [thought], 'Who's going to dance with my son when the mom is supposed to dance with the groom at his wedding day?'"

She added: "My reaction was, 'You don't want to go to prom with your old, bald mom. You'll be embarrassed.' And he said,'No I won't. I'll have the prettiest date there.'"

The prom was held in Dylan's high school gym on a Saturday.

The best part about the night was sharing a special dance with his mom to "The Dance" by Garth Brooks, he said.

"[The D.J.] cleared the dance floor and let us dance the first half, just me and my mom," Dylan said. "I put her through 17 years of hard times, so it's worth it to take her to prom. I love that my mom is as caring as she is. No matter what your going through, she's willing to help -- no matter what hard times she's facing."

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A group of 150 prominent scientists, doctors and medical ethicists released a letter calling for this summer's Olympic Games to be postponed or moved from Rio de Janeiro due to the ongoing Zika virus outbreak in Brazil.

In a letter directed to World Health Organization Director Dr. Margaret Chan, the group said that new findings about the Zika virus should result in the games being moved or postponed to safeguard the thousands of athletes, staff and reporters scheduled to attend the games.

"Currently, many athletes, delegations, and journalists are struggling with the decision of whether to participate in the Rio 2016 Games," the group wrote. "We agree with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommendation that workers should 'Consider delaying travel to areas with active Zika virus transmission'. If that advice were followed uniformly, no athlete would have to choose between risking disease and participating in a competition that many have trained for their whole lives."

New information about the Zika virus was cited by the group in the letter as an additional reason to postpone or move the games. The disease has been found to cause the birth defect microcephaly in pregnant women and has also been linked to an immunological reaction called Guillain-Barré syndrome.

"That while Zika’s risk to any single individual is low, the risk to a population is undeniably high. Currently, Brazil’s government reports 120,000 probable Zika cases, and 1,300 confirmed cases of microcephaly (with another 3,300 under investigation), which is above the historical level of microcephaly," the group said.

The group of experts also pointed out that current mosquito-killing programs in Rio were ineffective and that when they looked at dengue fever, which is spread by the same mosquitoes that spread Zika virus, the infections were up markedly in 2016 compared to the previous two years.

The group also claimed the WHO had a conflict of interest due to a decades-long partnership with the International Olympic Committee and said previous statements by WHO officials have been "troubling."

"To prejudge that 'there's not going to be a lot of problems,' before reviewing this evidence [on Zika virus effects] is extremely inappropriate of WHO, and suggests that a change in leadership may be required to restore WHO's credibility," the group wrote.

The WHO and the International Olympic Committee did not immediately respond to ABC News' requests for comment.

Art Caplan, director of the NYU Division of Medical Ethics and co-author of the letter, told ABC News that the group was not alleging any wrongdoing by the WHO or IOC but wanted to bring up these issues to spark a dialogue about the risks involved and encourage health officials unrelated to the Olympics to weigh in.

"What we’re really focused on is can we have transparent, open, frank, televised, out-in-the-open discussion with experts" unconnected to the Olympics, Caplan said. "We think WHO is close to the IOC. ... They work together a lot."

The big fear, Caplan said, is that the giant sporting event will enable the transmission of the virus through infected travelers to other parts of the globe that have yet to be affected by the disease.

"We’re worried about bringing the mosquito back to places it isn’t, like India," Caplan aid. "You have people who will be infected and ... there are people literally coming from everywhere."

Earlier this month, the director of the WHO addressed Zika virus fears amid the Olympics, saying the WHO would not call for the games to be moved but that they were using a "targeted approach" to decrease transmission and warning those most at risk not to visit the country.

"I do share the concern of some athletes and travelers and, as I said, it is very much an individual decision," Chan said at the time. "The role of WHO is to provide them with support so they can make the right decision."

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

University of Missouri Healthcare, Women's and Children's Hospital(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) -- The young patients at the University of Missouri Children's hospital were thrilled Thursday when they looked out their windows and saw superheroes flying in the air, washing their windows.

The window washers from Class Glass in Springfield, Missouri, dressed as Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America and Batman when they showed up for work, to wash the windows of the University of Missouri Children's Hospital, bringing absolute delight to the young patients.

"No matter what they were there for their faces lit up once they saw them through the windows," Stephanie Baehman of MU Healthcare told ABC News Friday, "We had one little boy who got to go home yesterday morning, he was 5, but he said 'Not before I meet those superheroes.'"

Baehman said that before the workers went out to do the windows, the kids met with the superheroes in the playroom, and for those who could not leave their beds, the superheroes came to their rooms, so no kid was left out. The superheroes signed autographs and took pictures with the kids.

"They were thrilled, their faces just lit up. It was for the kids but you could see the relief on the parents' faces when the kids were loving it."

Baehman said that they initially approached the fire department, whose members were hesitant, but when they brought the idea to Class Glass, they ran with it.

"We approached them with it and the window washers were just as excited and thrilled to do it," Baehman said, "They ordered their own costumes from the internet."

Justin Hess, owner of Class Glass, told ABC News Friday, "I've always been a comic book geek.... It didn't take much convincing."

Hess added that all the kids faces "lit up" when they saw Hess and his crew.

"Some were bashful, some were a little skeptical. They would peak around corners and stuff, which was cute, but I told them I had x-ray vision and I could see through the walls, so they better just come up and talk to us," Hess, who dressed as Superman, said.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

Let's Think Again(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — “They call it 'ADHD,' I call it bad parenting."

"Handicapped people make me nervous."

"There's no such thing as a learning disability — people just need to work harder."

Those are just a sampling of signs being posted around Pennsylvania in a campaign, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PDDC) and marketing firm Suasion, launched not to offend, but to destigmatize those with disabilities.

The "Let's Think Again" campaign, launched statewide last month, aims to use provocative signs to bring more awareness to the stigmas surrounding those living with mental, emotional, intellectual and physical disabilities, PDDC Executive Director Graham Mulholland told ABC News.

The campaign was inspired by a 2014 study from the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association in which 79 percent of residents surveyed said they felt "discomfort and awkwardness" around those with disabilities.

"It is harsh," Mulholland said of the campaign. "But we've tried to work on the issue for a number of years and we really weren't getting anywhere."

"The approach has been to present [those with disabilities] to make them look good or accomplished or just like regular people and the change was always about the person with the disability. And we decided that the change belonged in the beholder and the general public. We want to educate the public about their own thoughts and feelings when they're around people with disabilities," he added.

Mulholland said the reaction from disability communities in the state has "been very positive."

"Some were a little wary ... but after we explained what we were up to and why, they became to understand why we were choosing to do it that way," he explained.

Although signage can no longer be seen around the state, the campaign hopes to continue the conversation online through its website,

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Kids who are overly attached to their phones, possibly crossing the line into addiction, can be a problem for many families.

Jason Clark, 15, of Little Rock, Arkansas, is no different. He loves his smartphone, but he’s so attached to it that his family worries he might one day need therapy to get his habit under control.

ABC News' Good Morning America asked Jason to put an app on his phone to track his phone use.

For two days in a row, he clocked in at six hours of screen time.

His mom, Tomika Clark, said there are days her son will spend eight or even 12 hours on the phone morning, noon and night, at home, at school, and even at the library.

Between social media, music, texting and gaming, the hours add up.

Clark said she thinks his phone use has crossed a line.

“When you’re talking about addiction, you’re talking about, ‘I can’t live without it,’” she explained, adding that she “knows he is” dependent on his phone.

Cellphone addiction isn’t officially designated as a clinical disorder like drug or alcohol addiction, but licensed Maryland psychologist Ed Spector, an expert on the healthy use of technology, thinks it should be.

He treats people who have what he calls “compulsive use of technology.”

“Their brains change in similar ways to real chemical-addicts,” Spector told ABC News. “If you talk to the parents of my clients, they come in and they say, ‘My kid’s like a junkie.’ They feel like it’s an addiction.”

But when does it go from being normal, acceptable teenage behavior to a problem that needs to be addressed?

Spector said not to just focus on the hours.

“When we talk about compulsion, it’s not the behavior, it’s whether you have control over it,” he said.

Clark says she worries Jason fits the definition and his compulsion is taking away from other parts of his life. She said as his smartphone use has gone up, his grades have gone down and she has noticed changes in his behavior.

“When somebody freaks out because you’re taking something they have an emotional attachment to, it is an addition,” she said.

Jason said he sees nothing wrong or abnormal about his phone use and doesn’t believe it has a major effect on other parts of his life, though he admits he could probably stand to cut back.

Caroline Knorr, parenting editor for Common Sense Media, outlined several phone-obsession warning signs: Depression, slipping grades, hostility, highly sensitive, strong preoccupation with phone and not being interested in activities they used to love.

Knorr also provided tips for parents to limit their kids’ phone use: Set up screen-free times and zones, limit multitasking, prohibit phones in the bedroom at night and be a good digital role model.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Some women at high risk for breast cancer may be able to lower their risk to that of an average woman by making healthy lifestyle choices, according to a new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).

To understand if healthy living could lower the possibility of developing breast cancer in the approximately 23,000 high-risk white woman between the ages of 30 to 80 that they studied, researchers from several institutions including the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University poured through data from their health records about their smoking and drinking habits, weight indexes and use of hormones.

An average 30-year-old woman has approximately an 11 percent chance of developing breast cancer by the time she is 80, according to the report. However, some women have a much higher risk of developing the disease due to "non-modifiable" issues like family history, genetic markers and reproductive factors -- as much as 23.5 percent risk for developing breast cancer.

Using data from the cancer cohort and national survey they included in the study, researchers created a model to estimate risk among this group of white women.

What they found is that those with seemingly high risk for breast cancer due to genetic factors or family history could lower their overall risk to the average level of 11 percent by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Robert Shenk, Medical Director at the Breast Center, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio said these JAMA study results may help shed light on how women can modify their cancer risk. Most notably, not having an a high BMI, which would indicate overweight or obese body types, not smoking and not drinking heavily may all help people feel more in control of their health and cancer risk.

But, he added that further research could also show that those with a family history of breast cancer may have a lower risk than previously thought. Shenk said some women may understand their risk more and not feel doomed to have cancer due to family history and some could be oblivious to monitoring for breast cancer because they have no family history.

"The average risk is 10 to 12 percent for everyone," said Shenk. "The highest risk factor is being a woman."

This study is limited by the specific group -- white women between the ages of 30 to 80 in Australia, Europe and the U.S., so  the findings may not be expandable to a larger population of varying ethnic groups, some of which have different risk factors.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

Karen Alpert/ — One mom’s blog post is drawing tons of Internet buzz after she thanked a stranger for disciplining her son at the playground.

“My guess is when that mom told my son to knock it off, that might not have been an easy decision to make,” Karen Alpert of Chicago told ABC News. “Most moms are biting their tongue before they tell another kid to stop it.”

She added: “I would like other parents to have that courage and I feel like if another parent does that for me, then, ‘Thank you’ – you deserve the applause for having that courage.”

Alpert, who’s mom to Zoey, 7, and Holden, 4, said it was earlier this week when she brought Holden and his buddy to play on the playground.

While Holden was swinging on the monkey bars with another child, Albert noticed he hadn’t waited his turn. A nearby mom asked him to stop, Alpert said.

“He’s a nice, sweet kid, but he really wasn’t stopping to think about this other child,” she said. “I kind of saw it going on in the corner of my eye. You walk over, and you’re so angry at them for doing that instead of thanking the other parents for helping.”

So Tuesday, Alpert took to her blog, to show her gratitude for the mom who helped out that day.

The post read, in part:

“Now before I continue, I just want to say that yes, I know I should have been there when this all went down, but unfortunately I was on the other side of the playground with my son’s friend who was crying. So no, I wasn’t there, but does that give you a right to discipline my kiddo? Does that give you the right to talk to him sternly and tell him to knock it off? Does that give you the right to act like you are the person in charge when he is actually MY child?"

"Ummmm, yes. YES IT DOES.”

She added: “I didn’t get the chance to say this today, but THANK YOU.”

The letter received 317,000 Facebook “likes” and a slew of comments in three days.

"Omg! I was almost scared for the same type of blog," one person commented. "I totally agree with this! The beginning sounded like it was gonna go the complete opposite way! LOVE THIS. It takes a village to raise a child."

Another argued: "If there is something my child is doing, by all means politely come up to me and inform me. Disciplining a child without first acknowledging the issue with the parent is largely overstepping the boundary."

Alpert said she was surprised of her post’s going viral.

“I guess it’s a hot-button issue," she said. "It seems to me that most parents agree with this and they realize how difficult parenting alone is and we need to rely on each other.

“[I’ve heard] friends complaining – that not everyone feels this way,” Alpert added. “ … But if your kid is doing something to bother my kid and there’s no parent around, I’m going to say something. Maybe one less child will get hurt physically or emotionally when another parent speaks up.”

Alpert hopes her blog encourages parents to support one another.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.


Subscribe To This Feed

luchschen/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Federal health officials say researchers may have uncovered a strain of bacteria so resistant to treatment that some of the toughest antibiotics cannot kill it.

Bacteria found in a Pennsylvania woman suffering from a urinary tract infection was found to be resistant to the antibiotic called colistin, according to a case report released on Thursday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

The strain of bacteria was isolated from her urine. Colistin is considered a last-resort antibiotic for bacteria that does not respond to medication. It is rarely used because of its harsh side effects.

“The more we look at drug resistance, the more concerned we are,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "It basically shows us that the end of the road isn't very far away for antibiotics."

CDC officials did clarify however that in this woman's case, the bacteria strain was susceptible to a more commonly used antibiotic, making the use of colistin for treatment unnecessary.

"The strain is not resistant to everything. It carries the plasmid [genetic material] for colistin resistance," said Dr. Beth Bell, director of the CDC's National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases and the person overseeing antibiotic resistance. "The fear is that this could spread to other bacteria and create the bacterium that would be resistant to everything."

For years, officials have been concerned that antibiotic-resistant bacteria could develop and not be affected by a known antibiotic. There are only a few classes of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections to begin with, experts say.

The overuse of antibiotics by people and in animals has bred superbugs, resistant strains of bacteria. A lack of good infection control has helped them spread in hospitals. According to the CDC, there were 2 million antibiotic resistant infections in 2013.

"The medicine cabinet is empty for some patients," Frieden said. "It is the end of the road for antibiotics unless we act urgently."

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.











Organization of the Month

BKs Beacon Tavern






     Copyright WSAR

LinkedUpRadio Envisionwise Web Services