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I got meningitis by following doctor’s orders


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How I got Drug-Induced Aseptic Meningitis by following doctor’s orders, a cautionary tale.

The last thing I expected when I went into the emergency room at Danbury Hospital for a viral infection was to end up getting meningitis in the process and getting even sicker. The sad thing is, it was avoidable.

How this all began. Shortly after a family gathering this past Easter I came down with what I called a bad case of the “flu.” You know the drill — nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc…  I thought I could ride it out a few days. My husband got it too, so did my in-laws. They were sick a few days and then gradually got better. But I wasn’t riding it out well. Sorry for the graphic description, but I was coughing up “mud” on a continuous basis, and was getting severely weakened and dehydrated.
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Despite scandals, Stew Leonard’s rings up the business


It’s hard to argue with the Stew Leonard’s customer service policy.

It’s the world’s largest dairy store according to Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and Fortune magazine calls it one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

You gotta hand it to Stew Leonard’s. When it comes to surviving a major tax evasion scandal, overcharging customers, and delaying a wrongful death lawsuit, the Leonard family has mastered the ability to live long and prosper. Paula Deen could learn a thing or two from them. Read more…

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