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Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • The Bible Scoops Science?

    05/25/2017 8:18:26 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 13 replies
    In the mid 1800s, a major medical breakthrough happened that has saved countless lives since then. But could it be that this life-saving knowledge was actually available to mankind for millennia before that breakthrough? Find out, on this new episode:
  • Orlando Health’s new Osceola, Lake Mary complexes to create 2,000+ jobs (Florida)

    05/24/2017 5:33:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Orlando Business Journal ^ | May 24, 2017 | Veronica Brezina
    It’s going to be a busy year for Orlando Health, thanks to its announcement of two major Central Florida projects set to break ground by year’s end....
  • Granules India Expansion Will Create More Than 100 Jobs In Virginia

    05/23/2017 3:08:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | May 23, 2017
    Granules India Ltd. will invest $35 million into its subsidiary, Granules Pharmaceuticals Inc., to expand its pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing capabilities in Fairfax County, VA. Before choosing Virginia, the company also considered New Jersey for the project, which will create 102 new jobs. In 2014, the company invested $15 million to establish its wholly-owned subsidiary operation, creating 75 jobs in Fairfax. India-based Granules India Ltd. manufactures Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), Pharmaceutical Formulation Intermediates (PFIs), and Finished Dosages (FDs), distributed to customers in both regulated and semi-regulated markets. “Setting up a development and manufacturing presence in the United States was the...
  • The Tragedy of Suicide with Dr. Linda Lagemann

    05/23/2017 12:06:57 PM PDT · by pa_dweller
    Lock n Load with Bill Frady ^ | 5/22/17 | Bill Frady
    Frady has a sober conversation with a psychiatrist about Bob Owen, psychotropic drugs, mental health professionals, more.
  • Lawyer Argues Female Genital Mutilation Is An Islamic Religious Right

    05/23/2017 10:44:34 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 5/23/17 | Pamela Geller
    The lawyers for the Michigan FGM doctors charged with performing the barbaric procedures on young Muslim girls are saying these Muslim doctors are not guilty and are being persecuted because of their religion. Under Islamic law (sharia), they are not guilty. Under Western law, they are monsters. One of the girls told FBI investigators that she screamed out in pain during the procedure, while another young girl said she couldn’t walk for a few days after having her clitoris mutilated. The doctors claimed they didn’t cut the clitorises, but nicked them instead. It’s a distinction without difference. Perhaps they are...
  • California’s single-payer plan costs $400 billion — twice the state’s entire budget

    05/22/2017 6:44:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | May 22, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    California is undertaking an ambitious bid to establish a single-payer health care system, and now its plan has a price tag: $400 billion a year. The state legislature has been debating a plan this year to implement a government insurance program to cover all Californians, including those without legal status. It’s a very generous proposal, as currently conceived. The state would pay for almost all of its residents’ medical expenses — inpatient, outpatient, emergency services, dental, vision, mental health, and nursing home care — under the plan, and Californians would not have any premiums, copays, or deductibles. Those sweeping benefits...
  • Republicans Seek to Reform Medicaid by Changing How It’s Funded

    05/21/2017 12:14:19 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 6 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 18, 2017 | Stephen Gregory
    The success of any reform of U.S. health care will stand or fall with the provisions made for Medicaid. It has the most beneficiaries of any U.S health program, takes a sizable and increasing portion of federal and state budgets, and serves the most vulnerable among us—the indigent and the disabled. A few numbers give an idea of the size and cost of this giant program. Medicaid’s enrollment, at 71.6 million, is larger than the population of France and includes about 22 percent of the U.S. population. Combined federal and state spending on Medicaid in fiscal 2016 was $574.2 billion.
  • America’s Children are the Most Vaccinated and the Least Healthy

    05/21/2017 9:05:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/21/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Our children are receiving many vaccinations that could be putting them more at risk for long term neurological development disorders than for the short term diseases of simple chicken pox and/or pertussis. "What parent would subject their child to a medical procedure knowing it could cause a life-long neurological injury in order to prevent a relatively benign illness?" asks physician Dr. David Brownstein in his most recent blog on the dangers of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vaccination protocols. He is stepping up his appeal to concerned Americans that they contact the office of the president and their Congressional...
  • 50 Years Ago Today, Second Story

    05/20/2017 4:22:46 PM PDT · by Chainmail · 108 replies
    Self [link to first story] ^ | May 20 2017 | Chainmail
    Last Saturday, the 13th of May, I posted my article about the day I was wounded in Vietnam. hereBecause I had such wonderful responses and because a flood of memories have come back, I decide to write the next part of the story, my time in the hospitals after that pivotal day all those years ago.As I described before, I had been shot on May 13th, 1967 and underwent surgery that evening in Charlie Med, Danang Vietnam. That following morning I woke up in a Spica cast, a plaster sheath that enclosed my whole body from the top of my...
  • More Abortions Needed to Fight Global Warming [semi-satire]

    05/19/2017 10:36:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Feminist icon Gloria Steinem made an impassioned plea for preserving and extending women's right to abortion, calling it "a powerful and necessary remedy in the fight against sexual injustice and global warming. Nothing is worse for the planet than more people. Interdicting the creation of more people is crucial if we are to avert a holocaust." As Steinem sees it, men force women into bearing children. "Considering the toll it takes on a woman's body, no woman in her right mind would willingly submit to childbirth," she contended. "Add to this the tremendous sacrifice of free time that must be...
  • A Damning Verdict; We Are a Nation of Wimps

    05/15/2017 7:17:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/17 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    he only hope is to arm our children with backbone and teach them about self-discipline, responsibility and holistic medicine I recently wrote that our ancestors endured great hardship when they landed in America. They hacked down forests and tried to survive in the new land. Now, they would roll over in their graves if they knew North Americans had become a nation of wimps. Readers of my column confirmed my damning verdict. J.W. from B.C responded, “Thanks for your refreshing honesty, calling a spade a spade. We do take a pill for every damn ache and pain. I don’t think...
  • Keiser Report: Fake Powers (health insurance fiasco0

    05/13/2017 8:55:19 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    RT (Russia Today) ^ | 11 May 2017 | Max Keiser, Tracy Herbert
    Video 26:21 First half of show on Obamacare and subsequent 'fixes'. It's a classic.
  • Andrew Sullivan: Defining Decency Down

    05/12/2017 8:55:34 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 6 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 5/11/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    A word on Andrew Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan—a fake conservative—recently penned his displeasure with the GOP bill that (barely) repeals and replaces Obamacare. I know. No one should be surprised that an HIV-positive unrepentant homosexual who’s “married” to another man, and who once advertised for multiple-partner unprotected sex, is displeased with republican legislation on health care. Sullivan’s criticisms aren’t anything new, but he does provide an interesting look into the liberal mindset when it comes to the role of government and what is “decent.” Sullivan—in spite of living a life that is quite contradictory to both—has long claimed to be a...
  • The Health Care Chronicles (Don't Be Me)

    05/11/2017 4:57:18 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 11, 2017 | Gerard Perry
    As I sit at my desk with two alternately bleeding/clotting nostrils, mild chest pain and throat discomfort-and twinges of pain in my left shoulder blade-I’ve come to realize that I’m not the best long term planner. Take this as a cautionary tale about the general perils of neglecting your health, or perhaps as a specific indictment of my own stupidity/hubris. Over 2 years ago I visited a free clinic located around Union Square in order to investigate what can only be described as colorectal problems. After examining me, the physician told me that I probably had hemorrhoids. However, she wrote...
  • Aetna to lose almost $1 Billion from 2014-2017 - Will abandon ALL ObamaCare exchanges

    05/11/2017 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/17 | Robert Laurie
    Implosion: The law was, after all, just a "step on the path to single payer." Last year, you may recall that one of the nation’s largest insurers, Aetna, announced it had suffered major losses under the failing Affordable Care Act. As a result, it was pulling out of many ACA exchanges. The company said it intended to soldier on in just four states - Delaware, Iowa, Nebraska, and Virginia. Back then, Aetna claimed losses of almost $450 million. A few weeks ago, they announced that number has risen to $700 million since 2014, and they trimmed Iowa and Virginia from...
  • You actually would die without your coffee, research says

    05/10/2017 3:22:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 76 replies
    Aletelia ^ | May 5, 2017 | Calah Alexander |
    But you have to drink it like you really mean it. For years doctors have looked askance at us coffee drinkers, warning us about the dangers caffeine poses to our hearts, brains, and bowels. They implored us to quit coffee entirely or at least keep it to one cup a day. But did we listen? No. And what do we have to show for it?Really, really good health.Listen up, coffee drinkers. This is the day of our vindication. It turns out we were right all along — we actually would die without our coffee. Read more: Natural skincare: 5...
  • Democrats plan ‘visceral’ theatrics in defense of Obamacare including mock funerals

    05/09/2017 6:57:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 9, 2017 | John Sexton
    Are you ready for the mock funerals in defense of Obamacare? One Manhattan real estate investor has started a super PAC aimed at defending the law using shock tactics. From Politico: “We must be far more visceral,” said Jason Haber, a Manhattan real estate investor who started a super PAC that he said will host mock funerals — including “tombstones, coffins, even eulogies” — later this month for “the constituents that will be killed as a result of losing access to health care.” Haber, who has worked in New York Democratic politics, said “in the age of Trump, nothing short...
  • Police departments offering to check meth for ‘deadly gluten’

    05/09/2017 3:11:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    wowk ^ | May 9, 2017 | Craig Poole, Digital Content Manager
    NEWARK, CA (WCMH) — Police around the country are offering their services to help check anyone’s meth for traces of gluten. Not only that, they’re offering the service for free. The police department in Newark, California made this offer May 4 on its Facebook page:
  • State: Pharmaceutical Company To Create 361 Jobs In Windsor (Connecticut)

    05/09/2017 2:53:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WTIC-AM ^ | May 9, 2017
    WINDSOR, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – An Arkansas-based pharmaceutical company plans to open a 90,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Windsor, said the office of Governor Dannel Malloy Tuesday. SCA Pharmaceuticals plans to create 361 jobs at the facility over the next four years, said officials. SCA manufactures injectable pharmaceuticals in ready-to-administer dosages for use at hospitals and healthcare facilities. The company helps healthcare facilities increase efficiencies and reduce costs while improving patient care. SCA is leasing a facility at 755 Rainbow Road in Windsor. The state, through the Department of Economic and Community Development , will support the project with an...
  • Ben Stein is so wrong about health care it’s hard to know where to begin

    05/09/2017 10:14:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/17 | David Hogberg
    Part 2: “Health is a basic American right,” makes for nice rhetoric but lousy policy. In the first post in this series I took Ben Stein to task for suggesting on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” that single-payer health care protects people with preexisting conditions. During his appearance, Stein also let this gem drop: “It is a basic American right to have decent health care. That is a basic right. We live in a very rich country…and the idea that any parent who sees his child born with a serious defect will think, ‘My God, I might not be able...