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Take Care Of Yourself – Now; If You Get Sick, It’s Too Late
Letter from R. SCOTT DUNCAN

Take Care Of Yourself – Now;

If You Get Sick, It’s Too Late

To the Editor:

Who in their right mind would want a one-payer healthcare system? That is not the root problem of the healthcare system.

money is not the problem. Americans deserve a free healthcare system.

Where does our ill health come from? Answer that and you know who should pay!

Thanks to Kaiser and Nixon, healthcare was removed from non-profit status to a for-profit system. That means the sicker you are the more money is made. Where is the motivation and incentive for wellness?

Thanks to Carnegie and Rockefeller; due to their desire to create a monopoly with the drug industry we are stuck with allopathic medicine. They figured if they drove out the use of herbs and homeopath (which they could not patent and control) and pushed drugs, they could make huge profits.

Then they went to educational institutions and gained control of the type of medicine that doctors were taught. A monopoly … based on financial gain … not on wellness and quality of life.

It is not about science. Half the world uses other forms of medicine. Some forms of medicine have been used for thousands of years, successfully.

People say how free we are….we are being maimed and killed by what is called “medicine” in this country. It is time that we are treated better. We should not just be income makers for a few who control the healthcare system.

The first step is to take control of your own heath and question your healthcare providers. Demand proof that their treatment plans work.

The best course of action is to take care of yourself now. When you are sick it is hard to sort out and find a solution to your problem while you are in pain and fear.

R. SCOTT DUNCAN
Hartwick Forrest

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

Ghost Tales Of Otsego County

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GHOST STORIES – 6:30 p.m. John Henry Aborn share spine tingling tales of Ghosts of Otsego County. Get in spirit of the season, enjoy refreshments after. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600, ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/

JOB FAIR – 3 – 5 p.m. Job seekers meet with businesses in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, more. No appointments necessary, dress for success, bring resumes. Southside Mall, Oneonta. 607-432-4401 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 13
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for FRIDAY, JULY 13

Preview The 83rd

National Juried Art Show

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PREVIEW PARTY – 5 – 7 p.m. First look at 83rd Annual National Juried Art Exhibition and awards ceremony for CAA scholarship winners. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-9777 or visit www.cooperstownart.com

FAMILY FRIDAY – 7 – 8 p.m. Get out with the Family, participate in family obstacle course fun including tug-o-war, crawling, hurtles and more! 1 adult to 2 children please. Cost, $8/guest accompanied by a member. Green Space, Oneonta YMCA, 20-26 Ford Ave., Oneonta. 607-432-0010 or visit www.facebook.com/OneontaFamilyYMCA/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUG. 20
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, AUG. 20

Celebrate Music Of Oneonta

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PIANO CONCERT – 3 p.m. Tim Horne piano pieces from Oneonta’s music history on this last day of the Oneonta Music History Exhibition. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. Call (607)432-0960 or visit www.oneontahistory.org

CONCERT – 7:30 p.m. The summer music festival presents “Time for Three.” The Otesaga, Cooperstown. www.cooperstownmusicfest.org/timeforthree/

Southside Welcomes Five Star Urgent Care

Southside Welcomes

Five Star Urgent Care

Owner John Radford, M.D., Andrea Knowles, LouAnne Giangreco, M.D, and Patrick Sexton, Regional Practice Manager stand outside Five Star Urgent Care that opened this morning on Southside in Oneonta. The practice, located across from the Southside Mall, offers x-rays on site, tests for strep throat, mono, flue, RSV, pregnancy and more. They are also equipped to treat sprains, cuts and to administer stitches. “We understand that time is valuable,” said LouAnne Girangreco, “We aim to see people within 30 minutes. We want a warm, comforting environment for patients and their families, so we also offer toys, free arcade games and slushies.” Bob Wood, who attended the ribbon cutting, said “This is a real asset to our community and a great location. We are happy to welcome you.” They also partnered with A&D Taxi services to offer free rides for college students to and from the clinic when they show their student ID. Five Star Urgent Care is open 365 days a year from 8am-8pm.(Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 4
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, APRIL 4

Job Opportunities, Otsego County

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JOB FAIR – 1-4 p.m. Come see what jobs are available in the area and listen to employers give a 10 minute presentation about their business and the opportunities you could have. Holiday Inn, 5206 NY-23, Oneonta. Info, otsegocc.com/events/#id=228&cid=673&wid=301

HEALTHCARE LECTURE – 6-7:30 p.m. Dr. William Streck, former president and CEO of Bassett, presents “Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act? What Social and Economic Impacts for New York?” Q&A session to follow. Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center, SUNY Oneonta. Info, Gina Keel Gina.Keel@oneonta.edu

COMMON COUNCIL – 7 p.m. Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig delivers his State of the City address. Common Council chambers, City Hall, 258 Main St., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.ny.us/common-council/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 15
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MAR. 15

Learn To Use Google Analytics

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Due to weather, events may be cancelled. Please check before hand and be careful on the roads.

CANCELLED – BUSINESS SEMINAR – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Winter Educational Seminar Series presents “Google Analytics.” Cost, $12 per person includes lunch. Bullpen Theater, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown. Info, cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2017/2/15/the-power-of-email-marketing

JEOPARDY – 7-8 p.m. Find out how much you know about Women’s History. Johnstone Science Center, rm. 201. Hartwick College, Oneonta. Info, www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/student-affairs/intercultural-affairs/ or contact Matthews at matthewsh@hartwick.edu or call (607)431-4428

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