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  • Opioid Abuse and the Prescription Monitoring Program

    10/16/2017 11:38:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/17 | William Kevin Stoos
    What Can Happen When Doctors and Pharmacists Do Not Track Their Patient's Prescriptions copy The Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is designed to provide patient specific prescription data to individuals authorized by Iowa Code (IC) section 124.553(1)(a) and 657 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) Chapter 37. A prescriber or pharmacist is authorized to request a Patient Rx History Report on an individual only if: (a.) The request is for the purpose of providing medical treatment or pharmaceutical services; and, (b.) The prescriber or pharmacist has a current practitioner-patient relationship or is initiating a practitioner-patient relationship with the individual named in the...
  • Should You Switch to a Geriatrician?

    09/30/2017 7:51:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Assocation of Mature American Citizens ^ | September 29, 2017 | Andrea Rogers
    Approximately one in five Americans are over the age of 65, and that number is quickly growing. As baby boomers reach retirement, many decide to make the move from a primary care physician to a geriatrician – primary care doctors who have special training in offering health care to seniors. The health care needs of people change as they age, and many begin to experience new medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, renal failure, or heart disease. Some inevitable signs of aging take place over time, such as a slower metabolism, and lead to a decline in physical activity. Some...
  • New London family doctor, 85, says state forced her to give up medical license

    09/27/2017 4:42:59 AM PDT · by NH Red · 27 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | September 25. 2017 9:06PM | MARK HAYWARD
    An 85-year-old New London physician said Monday that she has been forced to surrender her medical license because of a system that values electronic medicine over professional judgment, and favors expensive specialists over individualized care. The Board of Medicine announced Monday that Dr. Anna M. Konopka, a solo practitioner family doctor, had agreed two weeks ago to voluntarily surrender her license in light of an investigation into her record-keeping, prescribing practices and medical decision-making. Konopka, who must stop seeing patients on Oct. 13, said the issue is a system that has grown too computerized and cut-throat. She has been under...
  • The Many Gifts of St. Hildegard of Bingen

    09/20/2017 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies
    CE.com ^ | September 18, 2017 | Cari Donaldson
    The Many Gifts of St. Hildegard of BingenCari Donaldson Abbess. Botanist. Physician. Theologian. Playwright. Composer. Doctor of the Church. In another example of God exulting the lowly, all these titles and more have been given to St. Hildegard of Bingen, who was born the sickly youngest child of minor nobility, and eventually presented as a political offering to the Benedictines.St. Hildegard was born around 1098, in what is today Germany. She entered the monastery at Disibodenberg 1112, and by the age of 38 became Prioress. Due to the rapidly growing increase of vocations under Hildegard, one of her first moves...
  • Aggressive Vaccination Protocol Causing Autism in American Infants

    09/03/2017 8:44:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 118 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/3/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    One in every two babies born in the USA will be affected by autism in just 15 years if the current statistical curve continues unabated, according to a seven part docu-series! (go2.thetruthaboutvaccines.com) Our rates of autism currently are at one in 45 children per year being written in on the autism spectrum nightmare. Even though we are the most vaccinated, we have the worst infant mortality rate, at rank #34 in world statistics for infant deaths. "The US gets the most vaccinations in the world," continues the series, narrated by Ty Bollinger. Our infants receive 26 "vaxxs" up to their...
  • E-mail: From Charlottesville to Orlando, Medicine Moves Forward( Liberal SJW Alert!)

    08/29/2017 2:50:22 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 11 replies
    Daniel H. Gouger, MD
    Dear AMSA, The Charlottesville travesty was a direct affront to both AMSA and American values. As the AMSA(American Medical Student Association) Fellow, I strongly condemn and denounce racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, and white supremacist ideology, or any such ideals that seek to embrace racial or ethnic superiority at the expense of equality, social justice, and health, civil, and human rights. AMSA believes that these rights are essential to the protection of human dignity and are applicable to all individuals. We also respect the primacy of civil rights, even in the heightened need for security, and therefore condemn hate crimes. From Tamir...
  • Suspect In South Boston Penthouse Murders Has Criminal History

    05/08/2017 6:07:19 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 33 replies
    http://boston.cbslocal.com ^ | May 7, 2017 | Jessica McBride
    BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A man accused of brutally killing two engaged doctors inside the penthouse of a luxury Boston condominium building has a criminal history of robbing banks, said police, who did not provide a motive in the case but said the suspect most likely knew the victims. Bampumim Teixeira is expected to be arraigned Monday on multiple charges.
  • Doctors Prescribe Suppressors for Hearing Protection

    04/03/2017 10:20:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    DEFENDER OUTDOORS ^ | MARCH 28, 2017 | SCOTT WALKER
    Doctors Prescribe Suppressors for Hearing Protection Posted on March 28, 2017 by Scott Walker After years of college, medical school, residency, and practice, you’d hope that most doctors would be pretty smart. A group of doctors called Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) shows just how smart they are in a recent white paper endorsing the use of suppressors to prevent firearm-related hearing loss. Read more in this report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Defender Outdoors Suppressor Rack Doctors say suppressors are the most effective way to protect hearing from gunfire. It is going to be a bitter pill...
  • More wailing over Trump’s killing Obama’s overreaching climate regs – this time the doctors weigh in

    03/30/2017 11:01:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | March 28, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    From the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS and the “how do people survive the climate change when they move from New York to Miami?” department, comes this warning that has all these deaths attached to the press release. As I said about a similar press release wailing about potential excess deaths earlier today, show me death certificates that puts climate change as the cause.ACP decries devastating impact of climate change orderWashington (March 28, 2017) President Trump’s executive order on climate change will have a devastating impact on public health, said the American College of Physicians (ACP) today. President Trump signed an executive...
  • 11th Circuit partly Reverses Ruling on Doctors, Records, and Guns

    02/28/2017 5:52:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The 11th Circuit has released their en banc ruling on Wollschlaeger v. Florida. They partly reversed the three judge panels ruling on whether doctors have the right to interrogate patients on gun ownership, and record the answers in medical records, outside of reasons concerning individual patient care. The three judge panel had asserted that the state had a compelling interest in protecting Second Amendment rights, and could regulate licensed doctors to do so. The legislation in question is the Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act (FOPA).The 11Circuit asserted that doctors were merely private actors. As private actors, they have not legal...
  • I Fired My OB/GYN Because She Supported Donald Trump

    02/27/2017 7:13:24 PM PST · by EveningStar · 149 replies
    Redbook ^ | February 24, 2017 | Erin B. as told to Alisa Wolfson
    On November 9, the day after the election, I had an annual appointment with my OB/GYN, whom I've seen for more than 15 years. It was such a weird day — I was walking around in shock and disbelief that Donald Trump had just been elected President of the United States. I'd voted for Hillary Clinton and had cried myself to sleep watching the results roll in. In the middle of the night, I'd woken up in a panic, sure that Trump winning was just a nightmare. While lying on the exam table that afternoon, I started a conversation with...
  • Court Rules Doctors Can Ask Patients About Gun Ownership

    02/18/2017 10:51:05 AM PST · by kevcol · 128 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sarah Hurtubise
    A federal appeals court has ruled that a Florida law restricting doctors from asking patients whether they own guns restricts the right to free speech. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law violated doctors’ First Amendment right to free speech, and concluded that the state failed to prove that physicians were infringing on patients’ Second Amendment rights. A previous decision by a three-judge panel by the 11th Circuit upheld the law, but those suing the state asked for the full circuit court to re-consider the case. ... The Republican-controlled Florida state legislature passed a law in...
  • AG Healey wants doctors to talk guns with patients (MA)

    02/14/2017 11:35:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Healey, along with members of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police, announced their gun resources for patients this week. (Photo: Mass.gov) State Attorney General Martha Healey teamed up with the Massachusetts Medical Society on Monday to provide voluntary guidance to heath care professionals in the state on guns. Announced at Boston Medical Center, Healey and Mass Med are providing two pamphlets and free training on talking to patients about firearms. “While the vast majority of gun owners are responsible and deeply committed to gun safety, this remains a public...
  • Don’t Say ‘Mothers’ – It Offends Transgender People, Doctors Told

    01/29/2017 1:02:13 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/2017 | Virginia Hale
    Doctors have been told to refer to expectant mothers as “pregnant people” so as not to offend transgender people, in official guidelines issued by the British Medical Association (BMA). The controversial advice appears in a 14-page booklet on “inclusive language in the workplace” which also rules that the terms ‘biologically male’ and ‘biologically female’ are problematic, and instructs doctors to instead say that the individual was ‘assigned’ male or female at birth. The union’s new guidelines come just weeks after it emerged that a British woman in the process of ‘transitioning’ gender put her operation on hold to have a...
  • THE BABY WHO WAS BORN TWICE: MOM'S JOY AFTER GIRL IS TAKEN OUT OF WOMB FOR LIFE-SAVING OPERATION, TH

    10/23/2016 11:50:22 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 October 2016 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    When she grows up, Lynlee Boemer should demand to celebrate two birthdays a year. For she is the baby who was born twice. Her proper entry into the world came 12 weeks after she was temporarily taken out of her mother’s womb for a life-saving operation. Doctors discovered a tumour in the tailbone of Margaret Boemer’s unborn baby when the mother-to-be went for a routine ultrasound just 16 weeks into her pregnancy. Her only hope was a medical procedure that required surgeons to open up the womb and take the 1 lb, 3 oz foetus out for 20 minutes for...
  • Democrat Doctors Biased Against Guns in the Home

    10/17/2016 6:37:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A survey done at Yale, based on doctors political party registration, found that there was a significant difference in how Republican and Democrat doctors treated patients who owned guns. From wisconsingazette.com: And Democratic doctors were 66 percent more likely to say they’d urge parents of small children not to store guns in the home — while Republican doctors instead preferred to ask about safe storage of the firearms, concluded the survey, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “This was really an eye-opener,” said bioethicist Nancy Berlinger of The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan research institute. She wasn’t...
  • A Letter to the Doctors and Nurses Who Cared for My Wife

    10/07/2016 6:25:59 PM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 3 replies
    New Yoek Times ^ | 10/06/16 | Peter DeMarco
    After his 34-year-old wife suffered a devastating asthma attack and later died, the Boston writer Peter DeMarco wrote the following letter to the intensive care unit staff of CHA Cambridge Hospital who cared for her and helped him cope.As I begin to tell my friends and family about the seven days you treated my wife, Laura Levis, in what turned out to be the last days of her young life, they stop me at about the 15th name that I recall. The list includes the doctors, nurses, respiratory specialists, social workers, even cleaning staff members who cared for her.
  • Counting on Hillary’s health keeping her from presidency bad medicine

    09/09/2016 8:55:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/16 | Judi McLeod
    It is convenient for Barack Obama to continue running the show with a fragile Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office The 71% of 250 physicians responding to an informal internet survey by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) saying Hillary Clinton’s health challenges are “serious” enough to disqualify her for the position of President of the U.S., are in the same category as all those still holding out hope that she will be indicted for her email scandal. As the savvy would know, you can be anything you want on the Internet. Could the good doctors polled be...
  • Pediatricians putting new focus on how violence, other problems affect children's lives

    08/30/2016 6:39:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    bergen record ^ | August 29, 2016 | KARA YORIO
    Violence, racism, intolerance and religious bigotry made headlines this summer and the American Academy of Pediatrics took notice. These issues are impacting children and the organization wants to address the societal problems proactively with kids and their families.“We need to talk more about this, definitely,” said Dr. Sylvia Blaustein of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. “I think everybody should be discussing these issues because of what’s going on nationally and internationally.”  The AAP was pushed to action in early July after shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas. It announced an initiative aimed at addressing gun violence as...
  • I Told You So: Health Care, ACA

    08/20/2016 9:14:02 AM PDT · by BDParrish · 16 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | August 18,2016 | Karl Denninger
    This rate of acceleration will, as I have repeatedly pointed out, bankrupt the Federal Government within the next administration's term. It will in fact exceed all current federal spending within the next 10 years. Neither of these events will actually come to pass because you cannot have a government when you can't pay the light bill in Washington DC. There is exactly one way to stop this from happening and that is to start prosecuting and imprisoning, right now, each and every instance of price-fixing (Sherman/Clayton), attempts to monopolize markets (Sherman/Clayton again), pricing discrimination of like kind and quantity for...