July 4, 2017 In 1926, a Polish citizen named Leopold Kotnowski came to the White House with a huge greeting card for the United States’ 150th birthday. The birthday card contained 5.5 million signatures, artwork, photographs, poems, and pressed flowers. Photo credits: Katherine Frey / The Washington Post...Read More
A new kind of doctor’s office charges a monthly fee and doesn’t take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine
By Lydia Ramsey Dr. Bryan Hill spent his career working as a pediatrician, teaching at a university, and working at a hospital. But in March 2016, he decided he no longer wanted a boss. He took some time off, then one day he got a call asking if he’d be up for doing a house call for a woman whose son was sick. He agreed, and by the end of that visit, he realized he wanted to treat patients without dealing with any of the insurance requirements. Then he learned about a totally different way to run a doctor’s...Read More
A University of Tennessee professor is getting national attention for her understanding of single parenthood. When 21-year-old student Morgan King had to miss a class because she didn’t have childcare, she emailed her professor Dr. Sally Hunter to let her know the reason for her absence – but she never expected to get the reply she received. “In the future, if you are having trouble finding someone to watch Korbyn, please feel free to just BRING HER with you to class,” Hunter, who works for the Department of Child and Family Studies, wrote. “I would be absolutely delighted to...Read More
In 2015, Poteau Police Officer Jody Thompson said he was pulling into the parking lot of work when a call of child abuse went out. “I thought I would respond to the call with on duty officers to see if I could give any kind of assistance,” Thompson said. It was at that moment when Thompson arrived that he met his future son. He responded with quite a bit of emotion when asked at what point he knew he would never leave the then 8-year-old’s side. “When I seen him. When I seen him in that house… I knew,”...Read More
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