Today Show: NFL Domestic Violence Policy
Willie talked about some news items on August 29 2014. The first topic was the NFL, which he said is taking a stronger stance on domestic violence, which I think is greatly needed. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined the new disciplinary policy and measures the NFL would take in domestic violence cases.
The new policy includes a six-game suspension for a first time domestic violence incident, which really doesn’t seem like much to me at all. Maybe it’s a big deal to the players, but that just doesn’t seem like enough of a response. A second incident could result in a lifetime ban from the game though.
Today Show: Walmart Primary Care Clinics
Willie then talked about Walmart’s healthcare. He said they’re going to start doing more than their flu shots and the other things they’ve been doing and are going to have a bigger healthcare aspect to their store. In fact, they plan to roll out primary care clinics in a dozen rural stores by the end of the year, which I think is a great idea. Two of them are actually opening today in Georgia. These clinics are staffed by licensed nurse practitioners and have flat fee visits for $40. I think this is going to be so helpful to people and is a really good idea.
Today Show: Brain Stimulation for Memory
Willie then talked about a new study from Northwestern that has shown that stimulating a specific part of the brain with an electric current can boost memory function without surgery or drugs. They said that improvements were noted in just three sessions. This could lead to new treatments for memory loss due to strokes or Alzheimer’s disease, which is incredible.
Today Show: Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary
Willie also talked about the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, which I am so excited about. Ghostbusters was such an incredible movie with a great cast. I can’t believe it’s been 30 years since it came out and yet it still has such a big following and such a huge impact. People still love it today and that’s way it’s being re-released today on 700 screens. It’s going to be a restored and remastered version. Al Roker screamed ‘yes’ from behind the camera.