More Than 16 Seconds To Settle A Family Feud

Opinion | Appledore Media

A full year and a half after Mike Rowe shared a disturbing video of his son choking on an object in the front seat of his family car, the devastatingly horrific incident has resulted in a wide-ranging investigation that has unearthed hundreds of instances of involuntary manslaughter and other charges against the family’s ex-employer, Roper Health Services, in Tennessee.

Over 3,000 pages of documents are now attached to a letter explaining the charges against Bill “Babe” Keating, President and CEO of Roper. According to a recent BuzzFeed report, the investigation has included interviews with 83 witnesses and 20 witnesses from an investigation begun last September that included national, state and federal agencies. The documents also feature transcripts of hundreds of phone calls between Keating and an assistant and the assistant’s subordinate, Cherise Wheeler.


‘Black Lives Matter’ Musical To Worsen Anaphylaxis

New & Noteworthy | Anaphylaxis, the blood-borne condition commonly known as “black death,” is the exact kind of untreatable form of poisoning that is associated with the deaths of some 500 people each year in the U.S.

Dr. Mary McVey, Vice President of Emergency Medicine at the Center for Foodborne, Waterborne, and Respiratory Diseases at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, points out that even minor infections — like a whooping cough or seasonal allergies — can lead to an overdose. Anaphylaxis causes sudden death when you’re not responding to treatment, and patients experience muscle tremors, confusion, skin rashes, and long-term irreversible damage. Emergency physicians need to be aware of such cases because, according to McVey, when a person has two or more hospitalizations, all secondary illness is likely to be connected to an underactive immune system.


Producer of Hulu’s Chris Roberson Video Gets Cancelled

New: ZN Entertainment CEO Chris Roberson was removed from his position after publishing a leaked and pornographic video, subsequently obtained by Hollywood Reporter and other news outlets, and shows his parting message on Twitter.