My friend and colleague, BL Ochman, has written a zingy, long overdue epistle on how to behave properly while social networking. And more. Read it. Share it. Enjoy it.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute recently solved the half-century-old mystery of a fish with tubular eyes and a transparent head. This is the barreleye fish, or Macropinna microstoma. Amazing article and pictures, accompanied by a cool video. "A new paper by Bruce Robison and Kim Reisenbichler shows that these unusual eyes can rotate within a transparent shield that covers the fish's head," says the site. "This allows the barreleye to peer up at potential prey or focus forward to see what it is eating." Why not? Don't we all like to see what we are eating?
Last week, says the Arizona Center for Disability Law, the Arizona Court of Appeals struck down Arizona’s restrictive denture coverage rules, which required a beneficiary to show more than an inability to chew and eat normally to establish a medical necessity for dentures. In relevant part, the Court found that:
“We hold in this case that AHCCCS exceeded its statutory authority by requiring Sharpe to establish a medical need in addition to the ability to chew. Therefore, to the extent that A.A.C. R9-22-201, Medical Policy 310, and A.A.C. R9-22-101(B) either expressly state or are interpreted to require a medical need in addition to the inability to chew, they are invalid…Based on the factual record before us, the undisputed facts show that dentures here were (1) ordered by a dentist, and (2) medically necessary.”Our client is a 32-year old woman with a disability who has severely decayed teeth and needs all of her teeth removed and whose primary care and dentist have recommended dentures as medically necessary. Click here for PDF of Arizona Court of Appeals Decision
Here's a picture of me in my new PawFun.com T-shirt...with a picture of one of my two favorite cats: Shadow. PawFun.com is BL Ochman's fabulous new site. You gotta go there. The T-Shirt is the finest I've ever had. And you can have so much fun making cards or shirts with your pet's photo(s).