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  • An Unethical Clinical Trial, A Leading Journal, And The Sketchy Motives Of NGOs

    02/24/2016 9:05:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/24/16 | Michael D. Shaw
    Two months ago, we posted a story describing how three healthcare-related non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are conspiring to undo hard-fought improvements in work rules, pertaining to surgical resident physicians. The NGOs in question are the American Board of Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Leading the pack in this endeavor is ACGME, which just five years earlier did cut the number of allowable hours that these residents could put in. As it happens, the cut in hours was forced on the industry, based on outrageous violations in which the stated hours were...
  • Is the EPA coming to a racetrack near you?

    02/14/2016 3:09:08 PM PST · by rey · 46 replies
    Cycle News ^ | February 12, 2016 | Rennie Scaysbrook
    Could MotoAmerica be forced to run standard exhaust systems? If the EPA has its way, then yes. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking at making the practice of modifying a racing vehicle’s emission equipment illegal in the U.S. It is already illegal practice in the U.S. to tamper with or modify any part of a road-registered vehicle that could have an effect on the emissions it produces, now it appears the EPA is looking at applying that rule to competition vehicles as well. According to, the EPA’s proposal titled Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium-...
  • Down The Rabbit Hole In Donald Trump's New Mad Math Campaign

    12/11/2015 3:26:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies ^ | December 11, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Political apprentice Donald Trump is attempting to do something no candidate has done before: win a presidential election by subtraction not addition. It is, of course, an upside down, nonsensical campaign strategy, led by the mad Hatter candidate himself,that only Lewis Carroll could love. His strategy is to attack, offend, bully, anger and insult as many minority voting blocs as he can. This includes large numbers of mainstream voters, i.e., women, offended by Trump's habit of using schoolyard names against them (like "fat pig"). Driving voters into the open arms of Queen Hillary herself. He began by defining...
  • Obamacare's side effects: Fewer uninsured, better health (AMA study)

    08/01/2015 7:50:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    cnbc ^ | july 28, 2015 | dan magan
    Obamacare improved key health-care measurements for millions of Americans, reversing a troubling trend, a newstudystrongly suggests. The study found marked gains in the number of people with insuranceas other research has repeatedly confirmedas well as improved access to doctors and medications, affordable health care and good health status after implementation of the Affordable Care Act. But the research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Associationalso noted that the the gains in health coverage and access to care for low-income adults were particularly striking in states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the ACA to include more poor...
  • Will Good Doctors Be There When You Are Most in Need?

    07/07/2015 11:32:29 AM PDT · by Rona Badger · 34 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | July 7, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    Yes, some doctors do make good money and they should. But the erroneous idea that all doctors are rich is simply untrue. As the middle class in this country becomes extinct, great resentment is being misdirected at people who have dedicated themselves to years of education and lifetimes of work. Apparently its just fine for the insurance companies to skirt anti-trust laws. Maybe its time for doctors to organize and unionize so they can fight the government and the insurance mafia and claw back the dignity and compensation they have sweated to earn. Good doctors have paid the price. We...
  • The Joint Commission Continues to Poison the Medical Spider Web

    05/21/2015 11:46:26 AM PDT · by Rona Badger · 1 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | May 21, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    Why Do We Blindly Dance to the Same Old Music? Continuing our examination of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JC), youll find the story is very complex. But, in the end, if one follows the money, the real WHY behind the JC is quite simply GREED. The JC is one of the main spiders, unseen by most, who continue to spin this deadly web at our expense. They have powerful partners with executives who enjoy virtual immunity from one of the greatest protection rackets of all time. It turns out that my suspicion of the JC is...
  • Grubers Obamacare lies

    02/22/2015 10:25:39 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/22/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Thanks to some careful research by Matt Palumbo who writes for the Foundation for Economic Education, a series of lies and half-truths being promulgated by Obamacare mouth piece Jonathan Gruber have been uncovered. The first lie cited is the bogus analogy Gruber makes between a mandate forcing Americans to buy Obamacare and one forcing drivers to buy auto insurance. This completely pushes aside the fact that no one is required to drive a car and thus carry auto crash liability insurance. Asserting that the burden to carry Obamacare is no different than the mandate of auto liability insurance is a...
  • State Persecuting 88-year-old Doctor Who Treats Poor From His Car

    01/22/2015 8:34:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 21, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Doctors house calls are considered a thing of the past, but not in the appointment book of Dr. Carrol Frazier Landrum, an 88-year-old physician from Edwards, Mississippi. The good doctor will see you no matter who you are, where you are, or how much money you have as long his 2007 Toyota Camry can deliver him to your location. But now his states medical board wants to see him gone. Dr. Landrum, a WWII veteran, was forced to make a change after crime drove him from his Edwards, Mississippi, office two years ago, and he couldnt find another space...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Death Panels? Obama Admin May Pay Doctors to Conduct End of Life Discussions With Patients

    07/17/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/16/14 | Jennifer Popik, JD
    In a recent Politico Magazine article titled, Lets Talk About Death Panels, Harold Pollack urges reviving one of the most notorious proposals that did not make it into the Obama Health Car Law advance planning consultations.During the debate over Obamacares enactment, there was considerable controversy over a provision in an early version under which health care providers would have been paid by Medicare to discuss with their patients whether they would want life-saving medical treatment.After former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin dubbed the planning sessions death panels, the provision was dropped from the law ultimately enacted.As Pollack...
  • American Medical Association Says Gender is Imaginary

    06/18/2014 8:53:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Medical science is making bold new leaps every day. Not only is there a new medication out that is just like the old medication, except it costs 10 times as much, but the American Medical Association has decided that gender is purely imaginary.For thousands of years, human ignorance convinced us that there were two genders. Now the AMA says that gender is imaginary. You can be any gender you want. Change gender every week. Or every day. We’re in Hopechangeistan now. Biology, like economics and military science, are purely imaginary fields. “Science” says so. In other action Monday, the AMA...
  • Data trove shows U.S. doctors reap millions from Medicare

    04/08/2014 10:20:05 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 9, 2014 12:24am EDT | SHARON BEGLEY AND M.B. PELL
    (Reuters) :snip: After decades of litigation and over the strenuous objections of the American Medical Association, the leading U.S. doctors group, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday made public for the first time how much Medicare pays individual doctors. The massive data release, totaling nearly 10 million lines, also includes which medical services each of more than 880,000 physicians and other healthcare providers nationwide billed Medicare for in 2012. :snip: Last December, the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services, CMS's parent agency, found that 303 clinicians each collected more than $3...
  • One Doctors Viral Letter Exposes the Harrowing Reality of Obamacares War Against Doctors

    03/28/2014 5:34:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    IJReview ^ | 3-28-14 | Emily Hulsey
    In an address to the House on Wednesday, Alabama Representative Mo Brooks read aloud a letter sent to him by Dr. Marlin Gill of Decatur. The letter holds nothing back while detailing the excessive costs and regulations that Dr. Gill calls Obamacares war against doctors. Here is the full text of the letter, courtesy of Rep. Brooks office: Dear Congressman Brooks, As a practicing family physician, I plead for help against what I can best characterize as Washingtons war against doctors. The medical profession has never before remotely approached todays stress, work hours, wasted costs, decreased efficiency, and declining ability...
  • Jerk of the Week - American Medical Association

    03/23/2014 3:17:53 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies ^ | March 23, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    That time of the week has come again where we sift through the debris of the preceding week and find out which person or group has been acting against the American people. Sometimes these entities are cloaked in the aura of righteousness, but they can mostly be described as hypocrites or opportunists. Our Jerk of the Week this time is a surprising choice is it is a group that represents an occupation that most Americans greatly respect and admire: doctors. Recently, the American Medical Association began to whine about an obscure rule in ObamaCare that could cost medical practitioners a...
  • American Medical Association: ObamaCare Poses "Risk" for Doctors

    03/21/2014 7:13:19 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 22 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 March 2014 | Raven Clabough
    American Medical Association: ObamaCare Poses "Risk" for Doctors 20 March 2014 The American Medical Association (AMA), a key supporter of ObamaCare, is now realizing that a rule found in the healthcare law could hurt doctors. The rule ultimately leaves doctors with the costs for services they administer to their patients if the patients do not pay their premiums. Fox News reports, At issue is a 90-day grace period which lets patients who are not paying their premiums keep coverage for 90 days before it can be canceled. Under the rule, insurers are responsible for paying any claims during the...
  • HipHop Artist Macklemore Uses AMA to Rant About Racial Profiling & Trayvon Martin

    11/25/2013 3:49:55 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    american thinker ^ | 11-25-13 | american thinker
    Rather than thanking a list of friends and colleagues, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis used their American Music Awards acceptance speech to send a message of tolerance on Sunday night. The white rapper accepted his award by satellite from Florida where he preached about racial profiling and Travon Martin. Of course, he forgot to mention the numerous knock-out attacks by black youths this year.
  • Doctors' Assessment of ObamaCare

    11/07/2013 12:21:25 PM PST · by Rockitz · 9 replies
    E-mail ^ | 7 November 2013 | Anonymous
    The American Medical Association has weighed in on Obamas new health care package. The Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. The Gastroenterologists had sort of gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve. Meanwhile, Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception, but the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted and Pathologists yelled, Over my dead body! All the while the Pediatricians said, Oh, grow up! The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it....
  • ABSOLUTE INSANITY: Practicing physician slams Obamacares damaging effects on patient relationship

    11/03/2013 7:02:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/3/2013 | Ginni Thomas
    Practicing physicians like orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Nirschl, who have watched politicians and health policy for decades, are experiencing first-hand the effects of Obamacare something Nirschl calls absolutely insanity.It is in fact socialized medicine, and the other issue is, of course, this is a huge transference of productive wealth, the Washington, D.C.-area doctor said.He opposes the law for two primary reasons: 1) Americans are losing the insurance they had before, and 2) doctors must comply with a morass of paperwork requirements that adds no value to the doctor-patient relationship.The patient is stuck two ways, Nirschl said. Number one, the...
  • Obama Inc. to Deny Cancer Treatments by Redefining What Cancer Is

    09/30/2013 9:33:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/30/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The death panels aren’t going to come through the front door. They’re going to sneak up on you from behind with piano wire. On July 29, 2013, a working group for the National Cancer Institute (the main government agency for cancer research) published a paper proposing that the term “cancer” be reserved for lesions with a reasonable likelihood of killing the patient if left untreated. Slower growing tumors would be called a different name such as “indolent lesions of epithelial origin” (IDLE).Their justification was that modern medical technology now allows doctors to detect small, slow-growing tumors that likely wouldn’t be...
  • Dont Let This Happen To Your Profession: AMA Culpable In Our Government Healthcare Fiasco

    09/29/2013 6:42:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | September 29, 2013 | Austin Hill
    If you think Obamacare is bad for consumers and patients think about this: how would you like to spend between twelve and sixteen years of your life in grueling and expensive academic training, only to have politicians and bureaucrats dictating to you years later how you will practice your craft and how much money youll be allowed to earn? Lets be clear about medical doctors. Any individual who can genuinely earn the title M.D. is worthy of significant respect, and one would hope that an entire association of M.D.s would be equally as worthy. Unfortunately the American Medical Association ...
  • Special Deal - The shadowy cartel of Doctors that control Medicare

    07/10/2013 5:58:27 PM PDT · by SueRae · 5 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | July 2013 | Haley Sweetland Edwards
    Full Title: Special Deal: The shadowy cartel of doctors that controls Medicare On the last week of April earlier this year, a small committee of doctors met quietly in a midsized ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel in Chicago. There was an anesthesiologist, an ophthalmologist, a radiologist, and so onthirty-one in all, each representing their own medical specialty society, each a heavy hitter in his or her own field. The meeting was convened, as always, by the American Medical Association. Since 1992, the AMA has summoned this same committee three times a year. Its called the Specialty Society Relative Value Scale...
  • Salt - It's Good Fro You After It Was Bad For You After Your Mom Told You It Was Good For You

    07/12/2013 8:02:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 49 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-12-2013 | MOTUS
    In case youre still shocked by the prosecutorial malfeasance in this country - most recently on display in Sanford, Florida perhaps I can help. It is partially related to our dwindling interest in Truth, Justice and the American Way. Today were focusing on the truth part; apparently were to take it with a grain of salt from now on. Our Morton Salt Girl In order to continue we must concede to this basic truth: your government lies to you. Shocking, I know, butt true. They dont lie with maliciousness, or at least they never use to; they just...
  • It Might Be Harder To Fire People For Being Fat Now

    07/09/2013 2:53:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Insider Australia ^ | July 9, 2013 | Erin Fuchs
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently had gastric bypass surgery to help him lose weight.The American Medical Associations decision to call obesity a disease instead of a medical condition could make it harder to discriminate against fat employees, The Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports. Now that obesity is a disease, people with body mass indexes of more than 30 are almost certainly covered under The Americans with Disabilities Act, attorney Jon Hyman told the Law Blog. That 1990 law says employers have to provide disabled workers with reasonable accommodations to help them do their jobs. It also makes it...
  • Stupidity: America's greatest health hazard

    06/27/2013 10:03:57 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | June 26, 2013 | Ted Nugent
    Exclusive: Ted Nugent blasts 'Fedzilla' for enabling populace to remain 'lazy and dumb' Now that the American Medical Association (AMA) has wrongfully labeled obesity as a disease, the AMA may as well categorize as such our most troubling, chronic, widespread and debilitating self-inflicted ailment of choice: stupidity. What once was one of Americas most respected medical institutions, the AMA has been afflicted with the stupid disease and has torpedoed its reputation with a single decision. Dont be surprised if next week the AMA recommends we drink eight ounces of warm hotdog water each day to improve our health. Smart Americans...
  • Obesity now declared disease, but risk for chronic illnesses was no secret

    06/19/2013 1:56:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 19, 2013, 12:38 PM | Ryan Jaslow
    More than 35 percent of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children and teens now have a disease, after the American Medical Association formally voted Tuesday to classify obesity as a disease requiring a range of medical interventions. The shift is aimed in part to get doctors to tackle obesity as if they were treating a disease instead of a lifestyle condition in need of modification. Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately one in three Americans, Dr. Patrice Harris of the AMA said in a statement....
  • Modern Science Writers Leave Science Behind

    12/29/2012 2:12:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies
    Pacific Standard ^ | December 28, 2012 | Alex B. Berezow
    The co-author of a book on partisan science recently examined by Pacific Standard argues that our reviewer was a little too partisan himself. Any book that touches upon politics almost automatically angers half of the American public, regardless of what is written inside of it. It takes a special personan objective, open-minded and self-critical oneto read and learn from a science book that criticizes people with whom the reader likes and agrees with politically.Recently, Pacific Standard published a review (Red Science, Blue Science, January/February 2013) by Wray Herbert, a pop psychology writer,of political writer Chris Mooneys book The Republican Brain...
  • Doctor refutes research about gun laws, deaths

    03/13/2013 6:32:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 March, 2013 | Dave Workman
    The head of a pro-gun-rights physicians organization today blasted the findings of a research project published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that intimated states with more gun laws have a lower rate of firearm fatalities. The JAMA report was first publicized by NBC News, which also has been blistered by a National Rifle Association official for an unrelated story yesterday that suggested the NRA was ready to make a behind-the-scenes deal on a national universal background check bill. BULLETIN: Breitbart is reporting that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants the state attorney general to appeal a ruling...
  • Debate simmers over doctors asking about guns

    02/09/2013 7:12:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 92 replies ^ | February 9, 2013 | Amy Jeter
    Do you have a gun in your home? For some, that's a loaded question - particularly when asked by a doctor. A debate is simmering over when and whether physicians should be allowed to talk to their patients about firearms. Doctor groups say physicians are obligated to warn their patients about guns along with other health risks, such as riding in a car without wearing a seat belt. However, gun rights advocates balk at what they see as a needless invasion of privacy and blatant attempt at gun control advocacy. State and federal lawmakers are weighing in. President Barack Obama's...
  • American Majority Action: We can get the votes to #FireBoehner

    12/13/2012 5:37:06 PM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10:23 pm on 12/10/2012 | Martin Bashir/John Flowers
    <p>The spokesman of one of the organizations leading this fight told MSNBCs Martin Bashir today that theyre feeling confident of a House Speaker TBD come 2013. When asked if they can get the 16 votes they say are needed to depose John Boehner as Speaker, American Majority Actions Ron Meyer, Jr, said, Yes, we can get that number.</p>
  • American Majority Action (AMA) Launches Campaign to 'depose' John Boehner From Speakership

    12/05/2012 5:31:35 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05 December 2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Conservative group launches campaign to depose Boehner from speakership The Daily Caller 05 December 2012 The backlash against Speaker of the House John Boehners removal of several conservative members of Congress from committees continued Wednesday, with one conservative group calling for Republicans to depose Boehner from his speakership. American Majority Action (AMA) is launching a #FireBoehner campaign. If 16 members of the Republican Party abstain from voting for Boehner as speaker in January, he will be one vote shy of the 218 necessary to confirm his speakership. Speaker Boehner has been an abysmal failure as speaker, and his latest purge...
  • U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Springs into Action

    11/21/2012 5:24:37 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 20, 2012 | Ryan Mauro
    The U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and its non-Muslim allies have sprung into action. They are demanding that President Obama make Israel end its offensive against Hamas which, in characteristic Islamist fashion, they are falsely depicting as a genocidal crusade. Obama blames Hamas, but the pressure from Islamists, the anti-Israel left and other countries like Britain and France, may be taking a toll. He signaled possible opposition to an Israeli ground operation, saying itd be preferable to end the Hamas rocket threat without sending in troops. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood entity whose executive director was fundraising for...
  • AMA committee endorses Ryan-esque Medicare reform

    10/16/2012 8:26:35 AM PDT · by Snuph · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | ED MORRISSEY | OCTOBER 16, 2012
    Video at link,--The exchange on Medicare may have been the most substantive and interesting part of the Vice President debate last Thursday night. Paul Ryan explained that the Obama administrations robbing of Medicare Advantage to pay for Medicaid expansion would accelerate the bankruptcy of Medicare, while Joe Biden in one of his calmer moments attacked Ryan for proposing a voucher program. Biden claimed to have the support of the AMA in opposing free-market-based reforms such as Ryans proposal uses, and dramatically asked, Who [will] you believe, the AMA, me? Like so much of what Biden had to say when...
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things []

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the Presidents health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White Houses Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • Obamacare rationing panels an immediate danger to seniors: former AMA president

    03/22/2012 2:41:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 22, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    March 21, 2012 ( - Concerns over the new health care law’s system for rationing health care - famously dubbed the “death panels” by Sarah Palin - have been reinforced by a former head of the American Medical Association, who said the advisory panels “will essentially mean rationed care” for the elderly. Former AMA President Donald Palmisano wrote in a Daily Caller column Monday that the Independent Payment Advisory Boards (IPAB), tasked with keeping Medicare expenses under control, would have little oversight as they deal with the disproportionate cost burden from seniors with greater medical needs. “The 15 officials who...
  • Doctor And AMA Split Over Contentious Issue Of ObamaCare

    09/27/2011 6:56:10 AM PDT · by Clairity · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | Sally Pipies
    In fact, the AMA now only counts about 17% of doctors as members. According to a new survey, the majority of doctors do not believe that the AMA represents their views and interests. Much of that dissatisfaction stems from the organization's support for President Obama’s contentious health care reform package. That shouldn't be surprising. The AMA declares that its core mission is to "help doctors help patients." But ObamaCare undermines that pursuit by making life harder for physicians and driving down the quality of care available to patients. The survey - conducted by physician recruitment firm Jackson & Coker -...
  • Diet May Be Enough For Cholesterol Problems; Avoid Statin Side Effects

    08/24/2011 1:47:24 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 53 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 08/24/11 | Sy Kraft
    New research demonstrates that a diet based around plants, nuts and high-fiber grains lowered "bad" cholesterol more than a low-saturated-fat diet that was also vegetarian, meaning that one's dietary changes could be an alternative to statin medications for many people saving persons from some devastating side effects of the medications. After six months, people on the low-saturated-fat diet saw a drop in LDL cholesterol of 8 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), on average, according to findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (excerpted)
  • Japan's 'James Bond' volcano erupts again

    02/02/2011 8:17:24 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 2, 2011 | Kyung Lah,
    Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan's Mount Shinmoe erupted again on Wednesday, spewing more lava, smoke and ash through the area, the country's meteorological agency said. The volcano erupted twice on Wednesday, at 5:25 a.m. and 10:47 a.m., Japan's Meteorological Agency said. Since January 26 when it broke its decades-long slumber, the volcano has erupted seven times, the agency said. For many outside Japan, Mount Shinmoe is known for its role in the 1967 James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice," where it served as the lair for the villain, Ernst Blofeld. In the nearby town of Takaharu, ash blanketed cars, houses...
  • Pilot duped AMA with fake M.D. claim

    12/13/2010 7:51:30 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    DAILEY HERALD ^ | 12/12/2010
    Pilot duped AMA with fake M.D. claim Article updated: 12/12/2010 07:08 PM AP EXCLUSIVE: MILWAUKEE (AP) He seemed like Superman, able to guide jumbo jets through perilous skies and tiny tubes through blocked arteries. As a cardiologist and United Airlines captain, William Hamman taught doctors and pilots ways to keep hearts and planes from crashing. He shared millions in grants, had university and hospital posts, and bragged of work for prestigious medical groups. An Associated Press story featured him leading a teamwork training session at an American College of Cardiology convention last spring. But it turns out Hamman isn't...
  • Why docs are running from Medicare

    11/24/2010 1:52:38 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2010 | MARC K. SIEGEL
    My Medicare patients -- and those who'll soon qualify -- are worried. Will the doctors they're used to seeing still be able to take care of them when big cuts in Medicare payments are constantly hanging overhead? Even if I keep seeing a particular patient, I don't know that I'll still be able to find specialists to examine his skin, perform his stress test, operate on his hip or remove his cataract. Medicare reimbursement to me for an average primary-care visit has remained around $50 for the past decade, even as my office expenses have skyrocketed. Cataract and hip-replacement operations...
  • Docs 4 Patient Care: Group Says Doctors & Patients Best Qualified to Make Health Care Decisions

    11/06/2010 2:30:40 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 11/4/2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Docs 4 Patient Care: National Organization Believes Doctors & Patients Best Qualified To Make Health Care Decisions, Not Government Bureaucrats: Repeal ObamaCare Quickly growing association of highly respected physicians believe Health Care Reform Bill was intentionally designed to fail: The purpose of the legislation (Health Care Reform Law) will eventually be used to promote a one-size fits all single-payer system which will drastically decrease the efficiency of the greatest health care system in the world. Although most Americans opposed the passage of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, the bill was rammed down the throats of the public--with the...
  • EDITORIAL: AMA vs. greedy lawyer--Doctors battle tax subsidy for jackpot justice

    09/07/2010 5:38:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 7, 2010 | Editorial
    A proposed special-interest tax break for plaintiffs' lawyers would add billions of dollars in federal spending and jack up costs to consumers. It's nothing more than a direct subsidy from taxpayers to ambulance chasers. That was the message of a strongly worded letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner from the American Medical Association, 42 national medical groups representing specialties such as radiology, cardiology and gastroenterology, and the medical associations of 47 states and the District of Columbia. The Treasury is considering an administrative ruling - as an end run around Congress - that would allow trial lawyers to take...
  • Doctors' lobby losing clout on Hill

    07/12/2010 10:21:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | July 12, 2010 | Jennifer Haberkorn & Sarah Kliff
    Months after delivering its crucial endorsement of the health care overhaul, the American Medical Association has found itself with fewer friends on Capitol Hill and more critics questioning its lobbying savvy. Its troubles couldnt come at a worse time: It is more dependent than ever on having allies in Congress, thanks to the growing number of Medicare patients. The AMAs most prominent lobbying failure has been its inability to repeal the obsolete formula governing payments for Medicare patients a method that has for years required regular temporary fixes to avoid big pay cuts for doctors. Determined to win repeal,...
  • Docs4PatientCare Makes First Ever Endorsement Benishek

    06/29/2010 8:00:51 AM PDT · by jenk · 4 replies ^ | 06/29/10 | Jen Kuznicki
    Docs4PatientCare began as a grassroots movement led by a prominent physician in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Hal Scherz,who felt he must act in response to the AMA's support of Obamacare. Attempting to enact his big-government health care scheme, President Obama and his supporters frequently claimed that a majority of doctors supported his health-care plans. When the American Medical Association which had opposed HillaryCare signed onto Obamas plan last year, the organization seemed to make the Presidents case. Most people assumed that the AMA represented most of the doctors in the country. But in fact, the AMA represents less than...

    06/21/2010 9:51:07 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies ^ | 06/21/2010 | Jane M. Orient, MD
    Nine times in the past eight years, Congress has, at the last second, delayed the automatic cuts in doctors Medicare fees that it decreed some 13 years ago to prevent Medicare spending from outpacing other consumer expenditures. The AMA threatens that doctors, especially primary care doctors, will stop accepting Medicare patients if the cuts go through. Congress hurtles toward the head-on collision, citing runaway budget problems. Doctors are kept in suspense, their claims held in abeyance while carriers wait for Congress to fix the problem retroactively if it has missed its deadline. The AMA claims credit when the wreck is...
  • Senate passes 'doc fix'

    06/18/2010 2:00:09 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 5 replies · 446+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/18/2010 | David Rogers
    A six-month stay on Medicare cuts cleared the Senate Friday but too late to avert what will be still a claims processing nightmare for physicians faced with a 21 percent reduction in their reimbursements. With the House gone for the weekend, no final resolution is possible before next week, and the Senate itself only acted hours after the deadline set by Medicare administrators. The payment cut will be eliminated and a 2.2 percent raise will be applied to Medicare reimbursements through Nov. 30. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus and ranking Republican Charles E. Grassley came up with the deal...
  • Why the AMA Wants to Muzzle Your Doctor

    05/07/2010 8:14:14 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 9 replies · 444+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 5/7/2010 | Hal Scherz
    The American Medical Association (AMA) is putting the doctors of America on notice. A major cheerleader for ObamaCare, the organization is now trying to silence doctors who oppose it. It is time the American people understood what the AMA is really all about.
  • Issa aims to unmask health care deals

    04/05/2010 3:21:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 535+ views
    Politico ^ | April 5, 2010 | Chris Frates
    A top House Republican is investigating the legislative deals the White House and Democratic leadership cut with special interest groups while crafting the new health care reform law. And California Rep. Darrell Issa is not happy with the American Medical Associations terse response to his questions. Issa, the ranking Republican on the House Oversight Committee, sent letters to five special interest groups, most of which supported reform and cut deals with the Democrats. Contrary to the presidents oft-stated goal of transparency, the rank-and-file members of the Democratic Caucus and the entire Republican Conference have not had the opportunity to participate...
  • The Enemy Within

    12/27/2009 5:37:14 AM PST · by Ghblog · 15 replies · 802+ views
    Framing The Dialogue ^ | 12/27/2009 | ghblog
    ...As I watched the recent presidential campaign many things struck me as odd, but one in particular. Barack Obama enjoyed the support of the United Mine Workers Union. That in itself is not a big surprise as he had the support of every union as Democrat politicians usually have. The interesting part was when you factored in Obamas comments regarding the future of coal:
  • AMA Sells Out

    12/23/2009 11:22:37 PM PST · by eartotheground · 13 replies · 630+ views
    National Review ^ | December 23, 2009 | Jason Fodeman
    Earlier in the week, the American Medical Association (AMA), the nations largest physician organization, declared its backing for the most recent version of Obamacare. Doctors are notoriously bad businessman and, judging from the AMAs haste to support pretty much any bill Congress proposes, it seems that negotiating is not the strong suit of physicians, either. During the prolonged health-care debate, the AMA sought two sensible reforms: an abolishment of the SGR and tort reform. The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) is a formula utilized by Medicare to determine Medicare physician reimbursement rates for the following year. Every year since 2002, the...
  • Only 15-20% of doctors belong to the AMA

    12/23/2009 6:01:07 AM PST · by aquapub · 22 replies · 847+ views
    Democrats have been wildly misleading people about where doctors stand on ObamaCare. After bribing his way into AARP and AMA endorsements, Obama has been treating them as the final word on the matter and ramping up the partisan smears against his opponents. But what he is characteristically leaving out is that only about 15-20% of doctors actually belong to the AMA and the vast majority of doctors actually reject ObamaCare. From National Review: "...92 percent of doctors dont think the Democratic bills address the real sources of cost increases, and 94 percent dont think there can be effective health reform...