Quickies: High School Journalists Uncover Fraud, Taking Uber to the ER, and McDonald’s Pizza
- These high school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials. Days later, she resigned. – I love everything about this story.
- Not All the Single Ladies Want This Subscription Box Designed for Them – “Debi Kohos, a personal assistant who also happens to be a single woman, points out that most items in the box could just as easily appeal to a married woman. ‘What exactly does a single woman want that a woman in a relationship doesn’t?’ “
- For a trip to the ER, some are opting for Uber over an ambulance – “A motivating factor for patients can be cost. The price of an ambulance ride to the hospital can range from $600 to $1000, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, while ride-hailing would rarely hit three figures. Moreover, with ride-hailing, customers know the cost of a trip before they book it. Ambulance services, by contrast, send bills long after they are used, and often the final amount is unknown until the bill is received.”
- Chasing McDonald’s Pizza, Deep Into Ohio – I have now spent more time reading about McDonald’s pizza than I ever thought I would.
- Against a history of medical mistreatment, African-Americans are distrustful of hospice care – “Dillon said that physicians who would approach African-Americans about the benefits of hospice care would do well to understand that there are often many more people affecting the decision than are visibly present. Focusing on the idea that hospice is a valuable tool for taking care of a family member — and not an abandonment — may help. It would be even better if the message were echoed by a local clergy member or another trusted member of the community who is not a physician.”