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  • A Doctor Worth His Salt

    06/18/2018 8:30:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/18/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: karinsue 1 A woman went to the emergency room where she was seen by a young, new doctor. After about 3 minutes in the examination room the doctor told her she was pregnant. She burst out of the room and ran down the corridor screaming. An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was. After listening to her story he calmed her down and sat her in another room. Then the doctor marched down the hallway to the first doctor's room. "What the hell's wrong with you?" he demanded. "This woman is 68 years old, she...
  • Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

    06/13/2018 4:46:28 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 42 replies
    apnews ^ | 6/12/2018 | LINDSEY TANNER
    With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis. At its annual policymaking meeting, the nation’s largest physicians group bowed to unprecedented demands from doctor-members to take a stronger stand on gun violence — a problem the organizations says is as menacing as a lethal infectious disease. The action comes against a backdrop of recurrent school shootings, everyday street violence in the nation’s inner cities, and rising U.S. suicide...
  • English Literature Isn’t Brain Surgery: Why is American medicine so expensive?

    04/24/2018 5:14:25 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 78 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 23, 2018 | Chris Pope and Tim Rice
    The U.S. spends about 18% of its gross domestic product on health care, far more than most countries. One contributing factor that often goes overlooked: the high cost, in time and money, of becoming a physician. In a recent paper for the Mercatus Center, Jeffrey Flier and Jared Rhoads argue that the amount of time it takes to become a doctor—almost always at least a decade—constrains the supply, driving up prices. Physician incomes in the U.S. well exceed those in Europe; American generalists earn twice as much as Dutch ones. Much of this education, especially courses required for a bachelor’s...
  • The Politicization of the MCAT

    04/06/2018 1:36:59 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6 April 2018 | DEVORAH GOLDMAN
    The AAMC is not alone among accrediting institutions seeking to steer professions leftward. The American Psychological Association, which accredits a variety of graduate-level psychology programs, has taken strong positions on topics such as pay equality and gun control. The Council on Social Work Education, which accredits college-level and graduate social work programs, has also been outspoken on a range of issues, particularly regarding "social and economic justice." Yet this shift among medical educators is particularly alarming. One would expect the leaders of a scientific discipline to carefully distinguish between verifiable fact and opinion; the new MCAT blurs that line. In...
  • US Government's Crackdown On PrimaryCare Physicians

    03/14/2018 9:59:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/18 | Robert Steven Ingebo
    Federal government has overreached in cracking down on the opioid overdose epidemic. In order to cut off the supply of prescription drugs falling into the wrong hands, new regulations have crippled the ability of our doctors To understand how the government has stepped over the line with their current crackdown on primary healthcare physicians, we must look at how the politicians responded to the opioid crisis when it first reared its ugly head. In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers and encouraged healthcare providers to prescribe them...
  • All Cultures Are Beautiful #6 - The Vampire Doctors of Malawi

    02/27/2018 4:50:07 PM PST · by GraceG · 12 replies
    The Thinkery ^ | The Thinkery
    Fully automated luxury space vampires are terrorizing the single mothers of Malawi.
  • New French film raises ghosts of Nazi medical horrors

    02/03/2018 8:45:55 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 27 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 3 Feb 2018 | Guillame Souvant
    A new documentary about the scale of Nazi medical experiments has reopened old wounds in France...trending on Twitter. Dr Michel Cymes, the star of a French television medical advice programme, believes that the remains of some of the 86 Jews tortured and mutilated by SS doctor August Hirt may still be in the anatomy collection of the University of Strasbourg. He first raised the theory in his 2015 bestseller, "Hippocrates in Hell", The remains of Jews on which Hirt tested mustard gas at the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp near the Alastian city were supposed to have been buried after it was...
  • Is the Golden Age of Antibiotics Over?

    11/25/2017 10:56:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 11/26 | Suchitra Bajpai Chaudhary, Senior Reporter
    Yes, say some international experts citing the rise of the super bug. But experts in UAE disagree and argue for better prescription protocols and patient responsibilityThe case of the six-year-old girl who developed antibiotic resistance is not an isolated one in the world of antibiotics. As these super drugs are routinely prescribed, controversies on their abuse and overuse are beginning to throw a big question-mark on whether antibiotics have outgrown their effectiveness. The question doing the rounds in many medical corridors is: Is the golden age of antibiotics over? “No, this is not true,” said Dr Sandeep Pargi, consultant pulmonologist...
  • 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...