SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
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Christopher Sherman Associated Press Published 9:32 AM EDT Nov 2, 2018 Niltepec, Mexico – Toddlers slump in strollers bouncing across the rough asphalt, and infants only a few weeks old jiggle in their fathers’ arms. Others, limp from exhaustion and nearly too big to be carried, are slung across their mothers’ chests like sacks of grain, sweaty hair plastered to their heads. There are hundreds of children traveling in the caravan of Central American migrants. That number has fluctuated somewhat as the group’s size has grown and diminished, but kids of all ages are still everywhere and at risk of illness, dehydration and other dangers. And if it’s exhausting for children, it’s perhaps even more so for their parents trying to care for them as they walk long hours in the sun, sleep on the ground outdoors and rely on donations of food and clothing to get by. Pamela Valle, a 28-year-old from El Progreso, Honduras, said no child should have to … [Read more...] about Migrant kids, parents struggle with long trek
Christopher Sherman, Associated Press Updated 3:14 pm PDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 Honduran migrant Jose Macy carries his four-year-old nephew Yair Perez as the thousands-strong caravan of Central Americans migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border moves onward from Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Thousands of migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico on Thursday, after attempts to obtain bus transport to Mexico City failed. less Honduran migrant Jose Macy carries his four-year-old nephew Yair Perez as the thousands-strong caravan of Central Americans migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border moves onward from Juchitan, Oaxaca state, ... more Photo: Rodrigo Abd, AP Central American migrants get a free ride on a truck bed as their thousands-strong caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border moves onward from Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Thousands … [Read more...] about In migrant caravan, kids and parents struggle with long trek
At first, Selma Blair thought she was just suffering from a pinched nerve—it wasn't until she fell in front of her doctor that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.However, Blair 46, thinks she's had the disease for much longer. "I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least," she wrote in a recent Instagram post. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below View this post on Instagram I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I … [Read more...] about 15 MS Symptoms In Women That Shouldn’t Be Ignored
I'm obsessed with my virtual trees. I've been planting them for two weeks now, ever since I wrote a story about a growing group of rebel developers trying to wean us off our addiction to smartphones and social media. Their answer to the problem: A new type of app. You should try this one called Forest, several of them urged me.The app plants a virtual tree on your phone whenever you put it down to focus on work or other activities. But the second you pick the phone back up, the tree withers and dies.The first day I tried Forest, I ended up with a virtual wasteland, littered with sad, dead stumps.It felt like an indictment -- not just of my digital habits and attention span, but my personal values. Was I really so easily distracted and lacking in self-control?The more I interviewed these rebel developers about their new "digital wellness" movement, the more self-conscious I got about my own addict tendencies.As a reporter who has filed stories from natural disasters, mass shootings, … [Read more...] about Essay: I had a bit of an app addiction. Until these apps saved me.