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  • How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession

    04/15/2014 5:13:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/15/2014
    Nine of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. When did it get this bad? By the end of this year, it’s estimated that 300 physicians will commit suicide. While depression amongst physicians is not new—a few years back, it was named the second-most suicidal occupation—the level of sheer unhappiness amongst physicians is on the rise. Simply put, being a doctor has become a miserable and humiliating undertaking. Indeed, many doctors feel that America has declared war on physicians—and both physicians and patients are the losers. Not surprisingly, many doctors want out....
  • A Muslim doctor talks about the Technion and BDS

    03/31/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/31/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Dr. Qanta Ahmed is a subspecialist board certified sleep disorders specialist and faculty attending physician in the Department of Medicine as part of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York. Dr. Ahmed is appointed Associate Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York (Stony Brook). She practices sleep disorders medicine in Garden City at the Winthrop University Sleep Disorders Center where she treats adolescents and adults of all ages. Dr. Ahmed is also a non-fiction author. Her first book, In the Land of Invisible Women (Sourcebooks 2008) details her experience...
  • A Word for THE HIDDEN ONES SHINE YOUR LIGHT PREPARE THE WAY!

    02/09/2014 11:05:24 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Unity forms a key and Harmony unlocks and opens the door \8/ Vision: I saw God pushing young Eagles ready to fly out of their nests that had been there too long ! You have not done as I have instructed but merely done as you have inquired so you are actually fulfilling your own desires and not the Father's will. Back up for I have given you something and you have dropped it on your way , it is a KEY to ALL this ! Do you see it ?! You will find it in Psalm 133 for without...
  • DECLARE your Blessings !

    02/05/2014 6:38:28 PM PST · by Jedediah
    My promises are all yours in fullness but you must declare your horizons as Moses, praise me as Daniel and obey me as Ezekiel ( Speak to these bones) then all the scales will fall from your eyes (2 kings 6:17) that my kingdom will reveal itself in fullness and truth for truly it is already here merely waiting for your faith to rise . So rise up oh well for your blessings lay before you as you declare and I and The Father are waiting to meet you at this place " TRUST" for I am your bank of...
  • SPIRIT LED

    01/16/2014 5:43:07 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-16-14 | Jedediah
    My augmentation is "purely" spirit led and guided every step of the way FOR MY WORD IS IN YOU , nothing lacking or missing FOR I AM THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT so do not be anxious that something is missing FOR I AM WITH YOU and will "never" forsake you and this is why I AM your Yes and Amen to all you do in and through Me! Acts 17:27-29 Amplified Bible (AMP) 27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each...
  • Vision for those with an ear to hear [charistmatic caucus]

    01/15/2014 12:00:51 PM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 1-15-14 | Jedediah
    This morning I saw the children of God all standing before Jesus and I sensed the importance in this meeting for those with an ear to hear The Lord. My courts are open to you, I have opened the books for you to view, The coming disasters before they arrive, "My" church shall have the knowledge to survive, And This is the separation of the sheep from the goats, No longer shall you be in the dark for you shall be my vessels yeah my boats, To carry the beaten the lost and the stole, For before things happen you...
  • True Humilty is True Friendship

    01/01/2014 2:05:13 PM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is a difference between Aquaintance and a Friend "True Humility
  • Dean: Administration won't be blamed if people can't see their doctor

    12/29/2013 7:22:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/13 | Ben Wolfgang
    When Obamacare policies go into effect Jan. 1, some Americans may be surprised to learn that their favored doctors or specialists aren’t covered under new plans. But supporters of the health-care reform law argue that the blame for that won’t rest with the Obama administration. “Remember, this is the insurance industry that’s running this and the insurance industry always squeezes costs by eliminating possibilities of seeing people,” said former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” Mr. Dean is also the former head of the Democratic National Committee.
  • ER Visit Last Night

    12/28/2013 12:27:09 AM PST · by MacMattico · 120 replies
    Me
    Hi all, Last night I spent 8 hours in the ER and am still in pain. I'm also mad about the whole thing. Obviously, though, I'm healthy enough to type on my iPad! Any insight is appreciated. For the last 3 weeks or so I have had a dull pain right below the bottom of my ribcage on the left side. At times it would become sharp, like a stabbing pain and I would not be be able to take a deep breath during that time. I would cringe in pain during these times. After a while it would go...
  • A CHILD IS BORN

    12/25/2013 9:09:55 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-25-13 | Jedediah
    Come and see this child that is me , I have given to the world for all to see , Halleluiah to the King ! Let salvation ring ! For this child is born inside of you , The moment you receive the all of me within you , So the Christ child is resurrected in you , As you shed yourself and are born anew , For to disappear and receive me , Is to sacrifice ALL , Overcome and SEE , No longer through your eyes but my heart , For it is here you must start ,...
  • My substantiation of my kingdom IS Coming !

    12/23/2013 5:47:55 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-23-13 | Jedediah
    My substantiation of my kingdom is coming in such a manner that everything that can be shaken must take place and so your very deepest repentance shall come forth and in this cleansing I shall have my perfect and true way with all my children of light and I say this because many shall fall away do to their lack of submission and acceptance of me(Jesus). For your very sovereignty shall be tested as Abram and in this testing you shall be my Esau or Abraham for I AM calling all my children now to the mountain top of their...
  • Surefootedness in My Word is your greates strength

    12/22/2013 6:50:55 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-22-13 | Jedediah
    Surefootedness in My Word is your greatest strength for it is as you show the enemy through it's declaration that your footing is true and sure, For you are My declaration of Truth in all the scenarios you encounter . So counter all resistance and temptation as me for I AM THE WORD and TRUTH "IS" your SWORD ! Psalm 119 Meditations on the Excellencies of the Word of God à Aleph 119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the Lord! 2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with...
  • JESUS IN YOU

    12/19/2013 5:56:46 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-19-13 | Jedediah
    I AM your Lord, God and Savior for you were constructed in my likeness and created in my way, You hear the Voice of your Master say, Whom shall I turn to, to do my will?! Where are the vessels that listen, abide and fulfill, For you are my handiwork, a tool in my shed, Always ready and waiting, ready to be led, I AM your inheritance all that you see, No looking to the left or right for I set you free, From all obstacles and entanglements and now you reside, In Zion with your Lord and "I AM"...
  • KPK doctors ended their strike against the kidnapping of the doctors

    12/13/2013 11:09:08 AM PST · by musarratullah
    own | 14 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, the Provincial doctors association has ended their protest after meeting with chief minister Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa Parvez Khattak. The announcement comes after a meeting in chief minister house on Saturday night. According to the detail groups of the doctor’s coordination committee has met the chief minister and discuss issues of the doctor safety & security. They also inform the CM KPK about the current situation of the doctor’s protest and said that doctors in KPK feel insecure after the kidnapping incident of Dr Amjad Takweem & Dr Mujahid Bangash. After these doctor kidnapping incidents provincial doctor associations & young doctors...
  • Tongues of Fire ~ Pillars of Light

    12/08/2013 4:43:22 PM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-8-2013 | Jedediah
    My gifts are "ALIVE" in you though some have forgotten, They have not died with the Apostles For My Fruit can not rotten, "My Spirit is Eternal " and Desires to renew ( ( ) ) ~ ( ( ) ), The Day of Pentecost to "ARISE IN YOU" \!/ So raise up your hands \o/ and begin to receive ! You Shall do greater things if you just believe , I AM "HAS" sent you so will you stand up and go ?! For I AM your Talent so let my freedom within you Flow ~ ~ ~ I...
  • Doctor Shortage Looms as Obamacare Creates Medicaid Crisis (Pelosi knew)

    11/29/2013 4:48:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/28/13 | Courtney Coren
    Just as states get ready to expand their Medicaid programs under Obamacare, low-income patients may find themselves with a fewer doctors to choose from because it simply doesn't pay enough for a physician to take government-subsidized patients. In California, Dr. Ted Mazer, one of the few ear, nose and throat specialists in the San Diego area who still treats Medicaid patients, says that he won't be able to do so any longer because of the low reimbursement funds from the government, The New York Times reported. "It's a bad situation that is likely to be made worse," Mazer said.
  • LET'S PLAY DOCTOR

    11/23/2013 5:17:35 AM PST · by devolve · 13 replies
    SELF | Goofy
    OK KIDS LET'S PLAY DOCTOR!
  • Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Osama bin Laden charged with murder

    11/22/2013 10:15:47 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    ap ^ | November 22, 2013
    Shakil Afridi was charged in relation to a complaint made over a teenage boy who died after the Pakistani doctor performed surgery on him in 2006. Afridi was already being held in prison on a separate charge, even though U.S. officials have been fighting for his release.
  • Obamacare may need a taxpayer bailout: Ex-HHS head

    11/19/2013 7:53:41 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 53 replies
    The rollout of Obamacare has been "absolutely chaotic," said Tommy Thompson, who served as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary under George W. Bush. But worse, he added, the new law is flawed and needs dramatic changes. "It's actuarially unsound," the former Republican governor of Wisconsin said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Tuesday. "If you don't have the healthy young people involved, ... Obamacare cannot function. It's going to require a huge infusion of tax dollars or huge cuts." One of the cornerstones of the new health-care law is that healthy young people will pay for medical insurance that they...
  • Jury finds Utah doctor guilty in wife's death in bathtub

    11/09/2013 9:52:57 AM PST · by Colofornian · 92 replies
    AP/FoxNews.com ^ | Nov. 9, 2013
    <p>PROVO, UTAH – A jury convicted a doctor of murder early Saturday in the death of his wife six years ago, bringing an end to a trial that became the nation's latest true-crime cable TV obsession with its tales of plastic surgery and philandering, betrayal and family feuding, jailhouse snitches and a courtroom prop: a jetted bathtub.</p>
  • Strange Diagnosis

    11/09/2013 5:07:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    These events occurred very recently. No names are given so that no one need fear approbation or lawsuit. I stand behind the facts given, but will not reveal sources. An elderly woman was examined by her doctor of many years. Her family has a deep split in how they believe that care should be delivered. Half believe she should be cared for at home, and that her wishes about pain medication should be followed. The other half has expressed a desire for her to be in a nursing home, and believe that she should be given stronger (narcotic) pain medication,...
  • CNN: Cancer patient responds to Obama advisor about why she really lost her plan…

    11/05/2013 1:42:34 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 30 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | November 4, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Edie Littlefield Sundby, who wrote about her compelling cancer story in the WSJ over the weekend, was on CNN this evening and responded to Obama Senior Advisor Dan Pfieffer who said the reason she lost her plan wasn’t due to Obamacare. But she hits back saying that United Health Care stated they were at a tax disadvantage in the state of California and Sundby called it political cronyism. She went on to say that thus far there are no Obamacare plans that comes close to what she had with United Health Care and this is a cause of great concern...
  • Need Doctor in new city -Greenfield,Indiana

    10/30/2013 3:33:27 PM PDT · by TNoldman · 13 replies
    Richard Smith
    I have just moved to Greenfield, Indiana and am looking to pick new Doctors. Heart Specialist and also a General Family Doctor. Anyone out there have any specific knowledge in this part of Indiana. I have heard Indiana University is good. For reference I had Double bypass surgery in 1992. I am not having any problems just need a checkup - Treadmill Test -etc from time to time. Thanks for your help!
  • Witch Doctor Convicted of Selling Crystals in Union Square Judge Rejects Him as Artist

    10/25/2013 3:55:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 | Shayna Jacobs
    Witch doctor convicted of selling crystals in Union Square after judge rejects argument that he’s an artistAngel Silva, 51, tried to claim at this Manhattan Criminal Court bench trial that his rocks and crystals were art. But Judge Diana Boyar rejected that argument and said he needed a vendor's license.A witch doctor peddling what he claims are holistic rocks and crystals in Union Square was convicted Wednesday for selling the items without a permit. Angel Silva, 51, failed to convince the judge that his goods are works of art, which would exempt them from street vendor requirements. His attorney, Steven...
  • WHY DID OBAMACARE VIOLATE DOCTOR PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY and the HIPPOCRATIC OATH?

    10/05/2013 12:52:50 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 22 replies
    Graewoulf | October 5, 2013 | Graewoulf
    * Compliance with Obamacare violates Doctor Patient Confidentiality. * Obamacare is in violation of the Doctors Hippocratic Oath as follows: ” - - - All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal. - - - “
  • Doctor Shocker: Patients Might Have to Pay for Their Own Prescriptions!

    10/01/2013 11:47:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10-1-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    October 01, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Martin in Cadillac, Michigan, as we start on the phones. I promised we'd go to the phones and we're gonna do it. Hi, Martin. Glad to have you here. CALLER: Thank you for taking my phone call, Rush. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: As I mentioned to the screener, as of October 1st, as part of the Medicaid expansion in the state of Michigan, the Health and Human Services mandate is that any doctor who is not a Medicaid enrolled provider -- if he writes in the labs, x-rays, or prescriptions, Medicaid will not reimburse...
  • Woman Sues Hospital for Sticker Prank During Surgery (fake mustache)

    09/15/2013 9:00:25 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 9/10/2013 | ABC News
    A Los Angeles woman is suing an area hospital and her anesthesiologist for allegedly putting a mustache and stickers on her face during surgery as part of a prank that she claims violated her dignity and endangered her health. The unidentified woman, who worked as a surgical supply purchaser at the hospital, said her coworkers affixed a fake mustache above her lip and yellow tear drops below her left eye before a nurse snapped a photo, according to the suit. "Perhaps the most vulnerable position any human being will ever endure in their life is a time when they...
  • Jewish surgeon from N.Y hospital helps Palestinian girl breathe easier

    08/30/2013 4:03:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cns ^ | August 27, 2013 | Christie L. Chicoine
    SUFFERN, N.Y. (CNS) -- Maria Amman is still smiling. Paralyzed for half her life, 13-year-old Maria, a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, recently underwent a procedure to regain the ability to breathe on her own, thanks to the kindness and skill of a Jewish surgeon on the staff at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, N.Y. Dr. Mark Ginsburg, chief of thoracic surgery at Good Samaritan, was assisted by Israeli surgeons at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem in successfully implanting a phrenic nerve pacemaker in Maria. She has been paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe without...
  • Rise in concierge care draws scrutiny

    05/11/2013 2:37:53 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/09/2013 | Ali Gorman, R.N.
    When President Obama unveiled the Affordable Care Act, he said, "You won't lose your doctor." However, thousands in our area say they are because their doctors are changing their practice. The doctors are switching to a concierge or boutique medical practice. --snip-- Dr. Lazowick says he wanted to get back to the reasons he became a doctor, which was difficult with the way healthcare is going. He says, "I was on this conveyor belt where I was treating a problem moving to the next." Dr. Lazowick is not alone. Many primary care doctors are taking this route. And the pace...
  • This "IS" the year of The Lord's favor don't give up but plow through in his love !

    04/13/2013 2:10:02 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 4-13-13 | Jedediah
    There will be a ministry rise up from out of these ashes for this "IS" the Sequoia you have been waiting for . Do you see my children there is no waste in my kingdom so use ALL and cast not out what I call Holy for each member has been given a cause and a calling and you are "ALL" my creation says The Lord for I am God and not man . So get along by "doing" my will for it "IS" the active branch I do NOT prune but the dormant fail and fall away . Seek...
  • Doctor Who 'Cured' Baby of HIV: 'Faith Affects Everything I Do'

    04/05/2013 8:08:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/05/2013 | By Leonardo Blair
    If you ever wondered how much of an impact the Christian faith of Dr. Hannah Gay, the University of Mississippi Medical Center pediatrician whose treatment "functionally cured" a baby girl born with an HIV infection, has had on her work, you don't have to anymore. Her faith is "everything," she says. The former Baptist missionary who spent years living with her husband in Ethiopia in the 1980s opened up about her faith to the Baptist Press in a recent interview and she explained that her Christian faith defines her life. "My faith affects everything I do. It defines who I...
  • Brazilian doc ‘killed’ 7 patients to free beds

    03/28/2013 6:06:33 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Deccan Chronicle ^ | Thursday, March 28, 2013 | Reuters
    Brasilia, Mar 28, 2013, Reuters: A Brazilian doctor who was charged with killing seven patients to free up beds at a hospital intensive care unit may have been responsible for as many as 300 deaths, according to a Health Ministry investigator. Prosecutors said Dr Virginia Soares de Souza and her medical team administered muscle relaxing drugs to patients, then reduced their oxygen supply, causing them to die of asphyxia at the Evangelical Hospital in the southern city of Curitiba. De Souza, a 56-year-old widow, was arrested last month and charged with seven counts of aggravated first degree murder.
  • Health Ministry Finds Brain Drain Cure

    03/26/2013 3:40:01 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | Archana Jyoti
    New Delhi - Doctors going to the US for studies and then planning to settle down there will not find it easy to do so now. As per new guidelines recently finalised by the Centre, the Union Health Ministry will no longer issue them a ‘No Obligation to Return to India’ (NORI) certificate that allows them to settle in the US. The move aims to check brain drain in the medical profession in the country, said a senior Health Ministry official. He said it is ironic that while the health system in India is crippled due to the acute shortage...
  • The Doctor, and your Guns

    03/25/2013 6:57:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    JPFO ^ | na | NA
    Seen your Dr. lately? My doctor did NOT ask me these questions at my annual physical today, but many will ... live a great day ... A Medical Appointment ...... I visited a physician last week. It was a new doctor in the practice -- a young lady (at MY age, EVERYBODY is "young" -- when I was born, the Dead Sea wasn't even sick) who was quite enthusiastic. I was thinking of hitting on her, but I don't like the phrase, "You remind me of my grandfather." She asked me what was wrong, and I replied, "I have a...
  • Former Hopkins Doctor Under Police Investigation Found Dead

    02/21/2013 4:40:43 PM PST · by null and void · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | February 18, 2013 4:59 PM | Meghan McCorkell
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A local doctor took his own life while facing allegations he took pictures and videotaped his patients without their knowledge. Police searching his home say they found an extraordinary amount of evidence. Meghan McCorkell spoke with a patient who’s worried she’s a victim, too. Baltimore City police say they’ve contacted some of the victims but say the numbers coming forward could be huge. Police say Dr. Nikita Levy–a former OB/GYN at Johns Hopkins–took his own life inside his Towson home. It’s the same house where Baltimore City police served a search warrant. Inside they say they found...
  • Predictable: Medicaid expansion will cause massive doctor shortage in CA

    02/11/2013 9:03:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2013 | Rick Moran
    This was a no-brainer from the start of the debate over the Obamacare bill but Democrats refused to listen and the consequences are going to be awful. From LA Times: As the state moves to expand healthcare coverage to millions of Californians under President Obama's healthcare law, it faces a major obstacle: There aren't enough doctors to treat a crush of newly insured patients. Some lawmakers want to fill the gap by redefining who can provide healthcare. They are working on proposals that would allow physician assistants to treat more patients and nurse practitioners to set up independent practices. Pharmacists...
  • Ambush at Hilton Hollow

    02/10/2013 7:12:41 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 9, 2013 | Russ Vaughn
    February 9, 2013 Ambush at Hilton Hollow Russ Vaughn Wow! The commander-in-chief of the most powerful military force the world has ever seen walked right into an ambush with no cover, no concealment, and no security at the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton. Forced to sit at the dais and suck it up while a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins Medical School, Dr. Benjamin Carson, debunked the concept of Obamacare as well as pointing out the president's seeming indifference to the national debt, Obama did his best to smile but he simply could not suppress that droned-out...
  • Ben Carson: US Like Ancient Rome; Obama Not My Target

    02/09/2013 6:20:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Feb 8, 2013
    Newsmax Ben Carson: US Like Ancient Rome; Obama Not My Target Friday, February 8, 2013 10:05 PM World-renown pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson told conservative radio and television host Armstrong Williams on Friday that his attacks on the nation’s ills in his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast this week were not directed at President Barack Obama. In his first interview since upstaging the president at the event on Thursday, Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore said his comments were “directed at the situation that is going on in our nation and how we can...
  • Doctor shot dead by patient during exam

    01/29/2013 9:31:02 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 35 replies
    AP ^ | January 29, 2013 | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
    <p>NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A doctor was fatally shot in an examination room of an Orange County medical office, and the man who police believe shot him was taken into custody in the same room without a struggle, authorities said.</p>
  • HELP NEEDED: WANTED National News Follow-Up, Good Back Surgeon, And Good Lawyer

    01/29/2013 5:43:45 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 12 replies
    Relatives and News | Yosemitest
    My distant relative needs help. I need a national news reporter to do a follow-up on the SHOTS FIRED INSIDE BIRMINGHAM HOSPITAL, 3 INJURED, GUNMAN KILLED and Shooting at St. Vincent's Hospital My relatives tell me that David Pommelinson (not sure of spelling of last name), the hospital employee who save a nurse by shoving her into a mop-room hall closet while simultaneously being shot twice, is in serious health problems. My relatives also tell me that the hospital employee security guard who was at the door entrance who was later shot, has died. They tell me that St....
  • Philadelphia Exterminator Jason Smith Charged in Doctor's Killing

    01/25/2013 8:11:50 AM PST · by BBell · 11 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | RICHARD ESPOSITO, ALEXANDER MARQUARDT and CARLOS BOETTCHER
    An exterminator named Jason Smith was arrested and charged today in the strangling and burning death of Philadelphia pediatrician Melissa Ketunuti. Smith, 36, had been sent to Ketunuti's home on a service call where the two got into "some kind of argument" in Ketunuti's basement on Monday, Capt. James Clark of the Philadelphia police department said this morning. "At her home they got into an argument. It went terribly wrong. He struck her, and knocked her to the ground," Clark said. "Immediately he jumped on top of her, started strangling her. She passed out, and then he set her body...
  • Doctor 'with her whole future ahead of her' found slain in Philadelphia home

    01/23/2013 3:13:29 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | January 23, 2013 | Sarah Hoye
    Philadelphia (CNN) -- Andrew Cattaneo is still in shock. It's been only a day since his neighbor across the street, Melissa Ketunuti, was found dead in the basement of her row home Monday afternoon, her hands and feet bound, her body set on fire. Standing in the doorway of his home, Cattaneo watched as police detectives returned to the scene Tuesday while news reporters huddled nearby trying to stay warm on the blustery January afternoon. "She was very pleasant, very nice, very friendly and quiet," Cattaneo said, looking across the street. "It's very upsetting." Although authorities were awaiting the final...
  • It's Not the 'Doctor Shortage,' Stupid (It's a Manufactured Crisis)

    01/11/2013 7:47:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2013 | Michael Applebaum, MD
    Newsmax.com, on 07 January 2013, published an article entitled, "Doctor Shortage Becoming Crisis Under Obamacare." The sick care industry is a repair and rescue industry. This so-called crisis is a manufactured one in the same way that there would be a "mechanic shortage" if the overwhelming preponderance of cars were so poorly built by intent that they required an obscene amount of repair. The fundamental problems with the sick care system, for the most part, remain the quality of the protoplasm entering it, i.e., people are unfit by choice who therefore develop diseases of choice, and the combined efforts of...
  • Cash-strapped Swaziland urged to hike witch-doctor tax

    12/09/2012 2:56:16 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 7, 2012
    A Swazi Member of Parliament has urged the government to hike taxes on traditional healers and soothsayers to help solve a funding crisis in Africa's last absolute monarchy. ... Swaziland's budget deficit ballooned to 15 percent of its annual economic output in 2010 but the government managed to keep itself afloat by running through central bank reserves and delaying payment of wages to civil servants. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) declined to launch a bailout because of reluctance by King Mswati III, who has at least a dozen wives and a personal fortune estimated at $200 million, to cut royal...
  • Colorado Springs Doctor Rescued from Taliban

    12/09/2012 7:28:32 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 9, 2012 | Clayton Sandell
    Dr. Dilip Joseph and two colleagues were kidnapped by a group of armed men while returning from a visit to a rural medical clinic in eastern Kabul Province, according to a statement from their employer, Colorado Springs-based Morning Star Development. The statement said the three were eventually taken to a mountainous area about 50 miles from the border with Pakistan. Morning Star's crisis management team in Colorado Springs was in contact with the hostages and their captors almost immediately, the statement said. On Saturday evening in Afghanistan, two of the three hostages were released. Morning Star did not release their...
  • Doctor 'opens fire during homeowners' meeting in busy church, shooting dead neighbour, 73,

    09/07/2012 6:13:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    A long-running neighbourly dispute over a driveway turned deadly on Thursday night when a disgruntled doctor opened fire inside a local church. Mahmoud Yousef Hindi, a Louisville doctor who was recently told his driveway violated city zoning codes, fatally shot a neighbour and critically injured another at a homeowners association meeting inside a church, police said today. Hindi, 55, who was educated in Jordan, faces charges of murder, assault and seven counts wanton endangerment after allegedly opening fire inside Springdale Community Church. There were 10 to 20 people inside the church,
  • Berlin declares circumcision legal, but only if performed by a doctor — not as a ritual

    09/05/2012 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9/5/12 | Staff
    One of Germany’s 16 states has declared circumcision legal, but only if performed by doctors — not, as required by Jewish law, by mohels. Berlin, Germany’s capital and itself a state, is the first to declare the practice legal following a Cologne court ruling in June that non-medical circumcisions on children amounted to a criminal offense, according to DPA, a German news wire. National legislation is pending to legalize circumcision. State Justice Minister Thomas Heilmann made the announcement Wednesday, saying he felt it necessary to allay fears in this “difficult transitional period,” the Associated Press reported.
  • Doctor refuses to treat overweight Shrewsbury patient

    09/01/2012 8:36:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    WCVB-TV (ABC - Boston) ^ | August 24, 2012 | Pam Cross
    SHREWSBURY, Mass. — Ida Davidson is the first to admit her weight goes up and down, but the Shrewsbury resident said she was stunned when a new primary care physician said she could not become a patient because she weighed more than 200 pounds.
  • Obamacare Causes Doctor Shortage – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    08/09/2012 8:30:25 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/9/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss how Obamacare is triggering a national doctor shortage, decreasing the quality of care for us all. Tune in!
  • Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen With Health Law

    07/29/2012 4:54:59 AM PDT · by MrPiper · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28' 2012 | Robert Pear,Annie Lowrey
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — In the Inland Empire, an economically depressed region in Southern California, President Obama’s health care law is expected to extend insurance coverage to more than 300,000 people by 2014. But coverage will not necessarily translate into care: Local health experts doubt there will be enough doctors to meet the area’s needs. There are not enough now.