The Dentist That Goes Out Of Her Way

Alias Kauffman who is residing in New York was already practicing as a young dentist in the 1980s and it is around that that the father of her best friend suffered a stroke. He is known to be careful when it comes to his teeth and always goes back to the dentist every three months for regular cleaning but after the incident, it is quite impossible for him to go out of the house.

This is when Kauffman decided to bring her own equipment including mirror, flashlight, scalers and other instruments in order for her to perform her dentist duty at the patient’s house. The first time she did the cleaning, she came to a realization that there must be other people who are suffering from the same and needed someone to help them.

It has been three decades since she decided to go out of her way as a dentist and up to his day she is still busy performing implants/root canal, cleaning, filling cavities, extracting teeth and making dentures for her patients who are no longer capable of going to the dentist clinic. Majority of her patients are living in Manhattan and are quite old with the average age of 89 years old. The oldest patient she has is a 107 years old senior.

According to statistics, the population of American that is turning 65 and older is predicted to be almost twice in the next three decades. Kauffman said in a lecture at the University of Pennsylvania regarding geriatric dentistry that only a handful of dentists thought of servicing the very old. Out of this number, very few are willing to commit themselves to performing house calls.

American Dental Association’s spokesperson, Judith Jones who also happens to be a dentistry professor at the University of Detroit Mercy said that only one or two dentists are doing house halls in each of the state.

Jones said that dentistry is not covered by Medicare and we all know that dentist operations such as implants/root canal are quite expensive.One-third of the population of individuals 65 years and older cannot afford to pay for their dental health. This is the reason why they are encouraging more dentists to perform house calls in order to help those who are in need.


Try The Prison-Themed Luxury Spa In Bangkok

A few travellers in Bangkok are somewhat excited at the feeling of freedom and prefer to stay in a prison-themed hotel instead. They might want to see how a luxury spa in Bangkok can work in these prison hotels.

An example of a prison-inspired hotel in Bangkok is Sook Station, where visitors are provided with some mugshots, a curfew, and striped pajamas.

Upon checking in, the visitors staying at this hotel go through all the measures of prison booking procedures. They are taken a headshot, provided with uniforms, and are assigned with a number throughout their whole stay in the hotel. They can use their inmate number rather than a room key to get in and out of their cell rooms. The rooms are embellished with iron bars and striped curtains. They may also want to venture the luxury spa in Bangkok for relaxation.

As the hotel may mean like living in prison, but it is really not that strict. Guests can freely come and go, but are somehow enforced with curfew when getting inside the hotel. There are a few visitors who share the same bathroom, which are uncannily lighted for an utmost effect. They may also wish to try the luxury spa in Bangkok, which can soothe and relax their body.

The hotel is not all high security and iron gates. You can also venture into their in-house coffee shop, which serves a delectable breakfast in the morning. There is also space to maximize for visitors who want to finish business while traveling. There are also offered rooms with a balcony or patio attached. Room rates can start around $54 every night, depending upon which room you decide to stay.

But if you are looking for more beautiful places to experience a prison-themed vacation, you can travel down Amsterdam and check-in at the prison house now turned into a hotel, Het Arresthuis (which simply means house arrest in Dutch); or you can go to a 90-year-old prison turned hotel named Four Seasons in Instanbul. In Boston, an upscale Liberty Hotel stands in place of the former Charles Street Jail. Try their delectable cocktails at the Alibi Bar, with its floor to ceiling windows. These are also options aside from a prison-themed luxury spa in Bangkok for relaxation.


Safety Campaign To Be Led By Nong Than

Nitcharee Peneakchanasak or more commonly known as Nong Than got into a train accident in Singapore back in 2011. She lost both of her legs in the process and knowing what she has been through, she decided to lead a safety campaign that will encourage the BTS or Bangkok Mass Transit System and the ARL or Airport Rail Link to put up safety barriers. These barriers will be a placed in between the platforms and tracks in every station.

These will put the mind of everyone at ease including the ones who stay at serviced apartment near BTS since their safety while commuting is guaranteed. According to the father of Nong Than, Kittanesh Peneakchanasak, his daughter is currently residing at Vancouver, Canada after she enrolled herself in an English course. She will be studying at the University of British Columbia for two months.

Before she left for Canada, she heard about another tragic accident which claimed the lives of a pregnant woman and an unborn baby. The accident happened at the Ban Thap Chang station wherein the lady fell down to the tracks.

This is why she has decided to be the head of a campaign when she comes back to the country this coming August. Mr. Kittanesh said that Ms. Nitcharee is in deep shock because of the recent accident.

Mr. Kittanesh said that her daughter is asking why the stations do not have safety barriers that will separate the platform from the train tracks. She also wondered why no one bothered to help the pregnant lady knowing that the train is still quite some distance from her.

He added that he supports the decision of her daughter to start the campaign because it will ensure that railroad accidents will no longer happen in the future.

He also said that his daughter has been busy campaigning as the voice of the disabled population in the country. They hope that with this new campaign, everyone will feel safer while waiting on the platforms including those guests who are residing in serviced apartment near BTS and will not be a cause for tourists to worry about coming to the country.


Support Of The Public Necessary For Universal Healthcare To Push Through

Though the nation has been known worldwide for its improvement in the healthcare system and the medical insurance in Thailand that is offered to 98 per cent of the citizens, the road is still rocky. Over a thousand healthcare activists came together in a protest to the government’s decision to change the national health security law of the country. They are calling that the amendment should be stopped. According to them, the amendment of the health security law in the country will only be favourable to those healthcare providers but it will not benefit the general public.

The bill is currently under review by the Office of the Council of State and it is expected that there will be around 14 areas where changes will be employed. Areas of revision will cover the health services of the public sector, how the NHSO or National Health Security Office is being managed, the National Health Security Committee itself, the National Health Security Fund as well as the committee responsible for the quality of health and how to improve the service to the public sector.

The NHSO is currently serving as the advocate of the public when it comes to distributing the healthcare system as covered by the UIC scheme or Universal Healthcare Coverage in Thailand. According to the government, the revision is being done in order to improve the benefits of the citizens as well as confront the issues that have been bugging the NHSO since it has been appointed as the universal healthcare coverage. By doing so, the system will be more sustainable.

It was in 2002 when the UIC scheme was introduced wherein people in the government as well as private sector are covered. This is to make sure that every citizen has the access to quality health care and able to receive subsidies from the government when it comes to health. It is important for citizens to have a medical insurance in Thailand because many are plummeting to poverty because they are shouldering their own medical bills. This is the reason why the government is calling for public support in order to improve the current universal healthcare system.


Townhouses In Sydney Suffering From Rat Plague

In Kingswood, there is a pair of townhouse blocks that is currently suffering from infestation of large rats. This is the reason why the residents are crying out for pest control in Sydney because of fear that their health might be affected.

The vermin has been seen by locals roaming around the townhouses especially in the driveways and the backyard. They have been spotted at two adjacent blocks located in Jamison Road.

Residents have since been complaining because they are suffering from a rash which cause is unknown. They have witnessed blowflies flying over the leftover bodies of the mouse and rats that have been caught by the bait.

An exterminator from a local company said that the infestations of mice and rats are currently being treated all year instead of the seasonal treatment that used to be followed in Penrith.

The residents believe that the rats have their nests at an empty house adjacent to the properties. The vacant house is set to be demolished. One of the residents, Rakesh Patel, showed off a tunnel that leads to the vacant property next door.

He said that it has been 10 consecutive days since he has place five pellets near the rat hole. When he comes back to inspect it the following day the pellets would all be gone. A pest control expert, Michael Jackson, said that it is possible that the residents have been bitten by the pests already.

Raine & Horne St Marys is the manager of the townhouse blocks but according to them their spokesperson has only received a single complain from the residents. It was at the beginning of March and they hired a pest controller as soon as the complaint was received in order for the common areas to be treated.

There were baits placed on the two affected properties but the roof voids were not included since it has been inspected as inaccessible.

The spokesperson clarified that they complained only about little mice and they also have no rights to inspect inside their homes.

The resident, Blessing Ehkator, is looking for a place to move since she has been suffering from the allergies that rodents are bringing despite the efforts of the pest control in Sydney.