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Wednesday | June 13, 2012
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“I Can’t Eat That!” Introduction to Food Allergies in CorrectionsBy Jeffrey E. Keller MD
In my previous incarnation as an emergency physician (before I discovered “The Way” of correctional medicine), I saw a lot of cases of acute allergic reactions. It is a very common emergency complaint; I have probably seen hundreds in my career. But when I began my jail medicine career, I was still unprepared for the sheer volume of food allergies claimed by inmates. Who knew so many inmates had so many food allergies?
Of course, most of them don’t. Most just don’t want to eat something on the jail menu. Inmates believe that if they claim an allergy to a food they dislike, you cannot serve it to them. They will claim allergies to tomatoes, onions, mayo, etc., when really, they just don’t like these foods. full story
Also this week:
Commissioner - Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority
The State of Kansas is accepting resumes from qualified and interested applicants for the Commissioner of the Juvenile Justice Authority. The Commissioner of juvenile justice is a cabinet level position which reports to the Governor. The Commissioner is responsible for the care, custody and control of juvenile offenders and all operations of the Juvenile Justice Authority. The position is responsible for the following functions: operations (including two correctional facilities operated by the State of Kansas and oversight and funding of multiple community placement programs), budget, research and prevention, contracts, performance audits, and administration of juvenile justice system reforms.
quote of the week
"Only those who will risk going too far can find out how far they can go."