At first, it seemed like the stomach flu. Weeks before his 24th birthday in May 2015, Alec Raeshawn Smith was overcome by troubling symptoms. His body ached, his stomach hurt and he wasn’t sleeping well. Laine Lu, a co-worker at his restaurant job, urged him to see a doctor. “This is not normal,” she recalls telling him. “Go get checked out.” His mother, Nicole Smith-Holt, worried too. He called her when he decided to go to a health clinic near Minneapolis. He said, “Seriously, Mom, I think something is really wrong with me.” The diagnosis was surprising: Type 1 diabetes. Alec’s blood sugar levels were nearly twice the healthy limit. His family didn’t have a history of diabetes, and lanky, 6-foot-3 Alec looked like the picture of health. At 23, he seemed too old for Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes because it often strikes children. But as Alec discovered, Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune response that can appear at … [Read more...] about Twin Cities mother fights for lower insulin prices after death of diabetic son believed to have been rationing
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DENVER — Hey, I don't like the idea, either.Who would?Trading Von Miller in the prime of his Hall of Fame career sounds as fun as divorce. But if Chris Harris Jr. is right, and the star cornerback has eight years of business experience from which to draw, the number of Broncos who are safe during a franchise rebuild equals their playoff berths lately. Zero.“I expect everybody to be gone, really,” Harris said Monday as players reacted to the Broncos firing Vance Joseph to begin what promises to be an eventful offseason of major personnel moves. “I expect probably to have two or three vets on the team and we’ll keep moving like that. That’s how I see it. I see it as a big rebuild coming on. I see a big tidal wave coming.” Paul Klee: Finding a new Broncos coach isn't John Elway's biggest missionWaking up the Broncos will take more than a splash of water. If the Broncos do it right, it's going to take a high pain threshold. Moving on from Miller … [Read more...] about Paul Klee: Consider trading Von Miller? Ouch. This Denver Broncos rebuild is going to hurt
By Nick Green | [email protected] | Daily BreezePUBLISHED: December 17, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: December 25, 2018 at 4:04 pm The aging 1950s Sears store at the south end of Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance stands in sharp contrast to the rest of the now-sleek mall, recently revamped for the first time in decades at a cost of more than $300 million. Sears, bankrupt and teetering on the verge of liquidation, is often virtually devoid of shoppers despite the holiday season, while the rest of the bustling mall is packed. Newly finished store facades such as at the relocated Marshall’s next door make the Sears building look even dowdier by comparison. “It’s dead,” said veteran Torrance commercial real estate broker Sheri Messerlian, known at City Hall as the Queen of Hawthorne Boulevard, for her brokerage skills and knowledge of the local market. “The parking lot looks atrocious,” she added. Bankrupt Sears was one of the original anchors of what was … [Read more...] about With Sears in trouble, what could Torrance’s Del Amo Fashion Center replace it with?
Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?
By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE Published 2:40 pm PDT, Thursday, September 27, 2018 The iced Irish coffee, seen here, is a new addition to the offerings at the Buena Vista Cafe. The iced Irish coffee, seen here, is a new addition to the offerings at the Buena Vista Cafe. Photo: Paolo Lucchesi / San Francisco Chronicle FILE -- Visitor Michael Smith (left) watches bartender Paul Nolan make an Irish coffee at the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, April 2, 2011. FILE -- Visitor Michael Smith (left) watches bartender Paul Nolan make an Irish coffee at the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle 2011 FILE -- Michael Smith (left) and his family raise their Irish coffees for a toast at the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, April 2, 2011. … [Read more...] about Iced coffee fanatics have a new reason to visit the Buena Vista Cafe