Increasingly, groups that represent the very doctors who order the most common medical tests say doctors do so way too often, wasting money and sometimes harming people when false alarms spur unneeded follow-up care. | AP file photo
Updated: April 25, 2013 6:57AM
When you go to a doctor or dentist is he looking at you with concern for your health or does he see a vacation, airplane or yacht?
Why do so many of you focus on the few that may or may not abuse the Link card? The fact of the matter is that people on the Link card are poor. They may have a nice cellular phone, but they could be going home to a not-so-nice apartment. Certain people pick on the vulnerable but never comment about the abuse on the part of the wealthy. Start researching the many scams that are going on in the United States by those living the good life in their mansions. Instead, you pick on those who really have nothing.
I thought when it’s raining or snowing that you are supposed to have your headlights on. I sometimes see people riding around with their headlights off even during the nighttime. And when it’s raining and snowing at least every other car is driving without headlights on.
Jerry from Chicago Heights
Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios says that Cook County ethics rules do not apply to him. Why doesn’t someone with some intestinal fortitude just fire this clown and start cleaning up Crook County?
Bob from Oak Lawn
The reason gun sales are going so strong is not because of the fear of criminals. It is the fear of the incompetent Congress and total incompetence of President Obama. For the first time in my life I fear my own government and the radical czars that are appointed. This is no longer a government of the people, by the people and for the people. God bless the United States while I am still able to state that without fear of incarceration.
Bill from Burbank
Despite people’s belief in gods and saviors and the existence of holy books and churches for thousands of years, war, famine, disease and poverty still thrive and always will, as will false hope.
Wes from Orland Park
To all you people driving around on your phone and texting: Please put it down unless it’s an emergency. I hope and pray they come up with some way to stop this soon.
Why is it that the United States is always the first one the entire world looks for to intervene in a crisis situation? How about the rest of the world intervening? How about Russia, Great Britain, France, China or Japan, anyone else except for the United States? Let them step in first. Then we will follow with support troops.
Until all of the truth comes out about the Crestwood water, I as a resident who brought my children up on this tainted water will never stop thinking about how it may have affected them or the rest of my family, neighbors and friends. Shame on the elected officials and municipal workers who knew about the tainted commingled water and didn’t have the guts to stand up to then-Mayor Chester Stranczek and company.
What is former Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman trying to prove to himself? He has no business talking to anyone in North Korea. Then he goes to Rome to see if they elect a black pope. What is wrong with this joker?
Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. I guess nobody told former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. that old saying.
The Republicans will spend $10 million to soften up their image and reach out to minorities. All they have to do is come down from their high horse and stop looking at the color of green. Treat people with dignity and respect. The sun doesn’t only shine or revolve around the rich.
For some people, the election of the pope is a bigger deal than the election of president of the United States. The complainers are probably not Catholic. You can just change the channel and watch something else.
What happened to the American dream? You know, the one where we want to grow up and get a good job so we can buy a house and support a family. It seems that dream has changed to growing up and going on every type of government aid possible. They might have kids if they decide they need more “free” money. It’s time to stop being lazy and become a productive member of society.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has $10 million to help fix playgrounds because children need a place to play. It all sounds good because back in the day my friends and I played until the lights came on. However, the gangbangers love a place to play also.
When normal heterosexual kids start questioning their normalcy, then I wonder how their pro-gay marriage parents will answer.
Regarding Tinley Park crime: Escaped convicts, a bank robbery and now a shooting. Coincidence or correlation? As neighborhoods run down, newsworthy crime goes up. Thank you to the SouthtownStar for its up-to-the-minute reporting.
I remember Olin Kreutz turned down the Chicago Bears’ $4 million one-year offer. He ended up playing for the New Orleans Saints for $2 million and was gone midway through that season. I hope Brian Urlacher, who didn’t take the Bears’ $2 million offer for a one-year contract, reads this.
Rick from Evergreen Park
I hope it warms up soon. It’s officially spring, Mother Nature.