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Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Health-care marketplace investing $39 million, creating 675 jobs in Floyd County (Georgia)

    10/20/2017 12:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Atlanta Business Chronicle ^ | October 19, 2017 | Eric Mandel
    Though the future of health care remains cloudy on a national level, Floyd County's outlook just got brighter. The Georgia Department of Economic Development today said that Candor, a health-care coverage marketplace based in Rome, Ga. that specializes in pairing consumers with health plans, will create 675 jobs over five years in Floyd County. Through 2023, GDEcD said the company plans to invest $39 million into the local economy as it hires, builds out and trains its technical, sales and customer management teams. The company has created more than 40 jobs to date in Floyd County, and plans to lease...
  • Isn’t It Hillary Who Looks Unhinged?

    10/19/2017 10:36:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 19, 2017 | David Krayden, Ottawa Bureau Chief
    It has become de rigeur amongst Democrats to suggest that President Donald Trump is unhinged, psychologically unstable, just a little bit crazy. His opponents have even suggested an obscure Constitutional amendment be invoked to remove the president from his office because of his allegedly impaired mental abilities. Hillary Clinton never misses to a beat in her quest to define Trump as a grossly unhinged and egotistic beast who clearly can’t be trusted to manage the affairs of state. But what are we to make of Clinton’s increasingly bizarre and cutting remarks that have defined the latest leg of her book...
  • MSNBC’s Chuck Todd: Is Dem Health Care Plan ‘Too Good To Be True’?

    10/18/2017 3:43:24 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10-17-2017 | Justin Caruso
    MSNBC’s Chuck Todd said to failed Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine that Democrat’s healthcare plans sound “too good to be true.” (snip) On MSNBC’s “Meet The Press Daily,” the host asked Kaine, “Look, I get that and it sounds like an interesting potential stopgap. But let me–you claim no new taxes. At all. You can’t tell me this doesn’t add to the taxpayer’s bill at all. Are you really telling me … ” “Yeah,” Kaine affirmed. “You are proposing this, it will cover more people and it will not cost the American government more money,” adding, “Do you understand why...
  • Twitter Blocks Candidate’s Mention of “Aborted Baby Parts” [semi-satire]

    10/17/2017 11:16:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    A tweet from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) that mentioned Planned Parenthood’s sales of aborted baby parts led to Twitter blocking a campaign ad in her bid for a US Senate seat in her state. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey labeled Blackburn’s tweet “inflammatory and likely to evoke a strong negative reaction. On the one hand, there’s the woman who already has to deal with the emotionally difficult decision to terminate her pregnancy. Awareness that her baby might be cannibalized and sold for parts like a junked car would add unnecessary trauma to that decision.” “On the other hand, there is potential...
  • Arthrex, Inc., Plans Manufacturing Complex in Sandy Springs, South Carolina (1,000 jobs)

    10/17/2017 1:12:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Area Development ^ | October 16, 2017 | Staff
    Arthrex, Inc., a global orthopedic medical device company, headquartered in Naples, Florida, is launching new manufacturing operations at 5500 Highway 76 in Sandy Springs, South Carolina. The $69 million capital investment is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs over the next several years in Anderson County. Arthrex will be constructing a new 200,000-square-foot facility to manufacture its innovative orthopedic devices and implants. Hiring for the new positions should begin in the next 12 to 18 months. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. “Arthrex is pleased to...
  • 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...
  • Pediatrician drops a bomb on idea that transgenderism is real (tr)

    10/16/2017 5:35:03 AM PDT · by workerbee · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/15/17
    A pediatrician went on a viral rant recently about the dangers of convincing children they are transgender and then prescribing them hormone blockers that prevent them from developing into their born gender. What did she say? At a recent Heritage Foundation forum about the topic, Dr. Michelle Cretella went on a lengthy rant about how it is child abuse to indulge children who are gender-confused by helping them “transition” to the gender they think they are. Cretella said: Chemical castration is what you’re doing when you put any biologically normal child on puberty blockers. It’s treating puberty like a disease,...
  • 'Duty To Warn' Removes Only Black Videographer at DC Event

    10/14/2017 8:03:26 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 11 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 10/14/17 | Bob Parks
    As you know, I always like to look at a situation as if it were the other way around. Let's say there was a conservative event that centered around the removal of Barack Obama because he was this dangerous narcissist who was undoing policies they liked. Let's say this conservative event of around 50 people, only TWO of whom were black and ONE other working, told the ONLY black videographer he had to leave and escorted him out in a rather humiliating fashion. Chances are that black videographer would be doing the rounds on CNN, MSNBC, maybe ABC This Week,...
  • Trump Revises Obamacare Rules [semi-satire]

    10/14/2017 4:34:52 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    This week President Trump made some administrative revisions to the Affordable Care Act health insurance program. Using latitude granted to the president in the original legislation, Trump issued an executive action that allows individuals more choices in how to insure themselves. This expansion of choice was denounced by key Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) called Trump's move "a stab in the back. Allowing people more choices is the exact opposite of what is needed if the changes made by Obamacare are to be made permanent. People will choose selfishly. They will only buy coverage they think they need....
  • Congress’ pharmacist hints some members have Alzheimer’s, backpedals furiously

    10/12/2017 7:05:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Ars Technica ^ | October 11, 2017 | Beth Mole
    Wednesday morning, Stat published a piece on the quaint, old-school pharmacy that hand-delivers prescription medications to our hardworking Congress members on the Hill each day. While the piece was focused on the history and workings of the pharmacy, the Internet zeroed in on one eye-popping section: Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of the pharmacy, said he has gotten used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington. “At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the...
  • Replacing Obamacare

    10/11/2017 9:01:23 AM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    A Janitor's View ^ | 10/10/17 | Reasonmclucus
    President Trump promised to replace Obamacare, but so far has only suggested modifying it. He should replace the Obama approach to health care. Medical costs cause the price of health insurance to be too high for some to afford. Obamacare attempted to deal with high insurance rates by forcing healthy people to buy health insurance. A better approach would recognize that it isn't practical for profit-making insurance programs to pay for expensive to treat chronic disorders such as those associated with alcohol or tobacco use. Special programs could be set up to cover such disorders. Taxes on alcohol and tobacco...
  • Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center

    10/10/2017 7:22:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | October 11, 2017 | The Associated Press
    HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA – First lady Melania Trump offered her support to those dealing with the nation’s opioid epidemic while touring a drug recovery center for infants Tuesday in West Virginia, the state with the highest rate of babies born dependent on drugs. Lily’s Place, the first of its kind in the nation, works with addicted mothers’ newborns who are enduring the torment of drug withdrawal. It also offers treatment to parents. “I want to be here to support you and give a voice to Lily’s Place and also for the opioid epidemic,” the first lady said during a roundtable...
  • Lena Dunham calls for men to denounce Harvey Weinstein

    10/09/2017 5:47:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | October 9, 2017 | DAVID CANFIELD
    The ‘Girls’ creator wrote an op-ed for the ‘New York Times’ in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein Lena Dunham has called out men in Hollywood for their “deafening silence” in the wake the sexual harassment allegations made against Harvey Weinstein. In a New York Times op-ed, the Girls creator and star claimed that while Weinstein is the most “powerful man in Hollywood to be revealed as a predator” and his alleged behavior is “a microcosm of what has been happening in Hollywood since always and of what workplace harassment looks like for women everywhere.” “A liberal-leaning...
  • Vegas Shooting Victim Makes Big Realization About Trump and Melania During Viral Hospital Moment

    10/06/2017 7:29:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Independent Journal Review ^ | October 6, 2017 | Jason Howerton
    Thomas Gunderson, the Las Vegas shooting victim who was shot in the leg and still stood up to greet President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, gave his first TV interview Thursday and revealed more details about the hospital meeting. Speaking to Sean Hannity from his hospital bed, Gunderson was adamant he could tell the president truly cared. “I don't care what anybody has to say to me, he cared. He wanted to listen to me and shake my hand and thank me and was just so awesome,” he said. “And Melania was so sweet. To me, it felt...
  • Family Who Survived Mandalay Bay Shooting Praise Trump’s Humanity [VIDEO]

    10/06/2017 7:08:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 6, 2017 | Nick Givas
    A family who survived the Las Vegas massacre spoke highly of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, calling the Trumps real human beings who are sympathetic and caring. Steve Melanson was at the concert with his daughters Stephanie and Paige along with their mother Rose-Marie, who was shot and is currently recovering. “They’re real people. He’s a real human. She’s a real human,” Stephanie praised the Trumps on CNN’s “New Day” Friday.”They had a heart. They were caring. They were sympathetic. They had a listening ear. He sends his condolences.” WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Melania ran over to hug the...
  • Common Threads in Mass Murders

    10/06/2017 6:44:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Why is this common thread being hidden by the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media? As I contemplate the horror in Las Vegas I wonder; is it only tragedy that unites us. Or is it a tragedy that we are divided? I also wonder why an important common thread always seems to be missing from every story examining the reasons for these evil acts? What is that common thread? Is it a political affiliation? Is it a nationality? Is it a certain type of weapon? No. None of these is the common thread.
  • New Business to Create 200 Spring Hill Jobs (Florida)

    10/05/2017 3:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Williamson Source ^ | October 5, 2017 | Zach Harmuth
    Florida medical call center is going to hire some 200 people in Spring Hill, employing agents and triage nurses. Call 4 Health will replace urgent contact provider Call 2 Answer in the 15,000 square-foot Workforce Development & Conference Center at Northfield, the business said in a press release. According to Call 4 Health’s CEO Joseph Pores, this third-location for his company is being opened to meet demand in the medical industry for call center services. “With this new facility, we will be able to greatly increase our volume and bring our proprietary, innovative technology to even more hospitals and medical...
  • Teen Who Met Trump in Hospital Says He Was ‘Super Nice’ and ‘Comforting’

    10/05/2017 2:23:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 5, 2017 | Ivan Pentchoukov and Reuters
    Tiffany Huizar was shot in the stomach and elbow during the Las Vegas massacre on Sunday, Oct. 1, in which 58 people were killed and hundreds injured. She was rushed to a hospital where doctors performed a surgery to remove the bullet the next morning. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were at Huizar’s bedside. She said she was surprised at how nice the president was—a far different picture from what she was shown on social media. “He was super nice. He wasn’t who we see on social media,” she said. “He was much...
  • Governor Approves Medicaid for Abortions [semi-satire]

    10/03/2017 11:44:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed legislation authorizing tax money to be used to fund abortions for poor people. This reversed a position he announced last April against such funding, but honors his 2014 campaign pledge "to ensure that poor mothers have the same ability to terminate unwanted children that their richer sisters have." Rauner brushed aside Republican arguments that individuals morally opposed to the murder of unborn children shouldn't be forced to finance it through taxes, saying that "individual matters of conscience cannot be permitted to impede the collective will of the people. I was elected on...
  • Ex-Employees Slam Planned Parenthood as an Abortion ‘Sales Team’

    10/03/2017 10:36:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 3, 2017 | Katie Yoder
    Abortion, on the other hand, was a priority, said Thayer. She revealed that Planned Parenthood has an “in-house” “pot of money” to fund abortion “for women who otherwise might not be able to pay for it.” Ironically, the money was called the Justice Fund. To ensure women would return for abortion, Lancaster said they would offer even more incentives. “After paying pretty much, writing off the balance of the procedure, we would give them, $50 to a $150, basically cash, because it was on a Visa debit card for them to get a hotel and gas money to make sure...