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Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Creeping Sharia in Health Care

    07/28/2016 9:13:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | July 28, 2016 | Carol Brown
    Islamic supremacy is arriving in medical settings using stealth means, or what is often referred to as creeping sharia. Common themes include Muslim health care workers refusing to uphold infection control protocols, Muslim medical students refusing to study topics they deem forbidden according to Islamic law, Muslim visitors in hospitals ignoring hygiene guidelines to protect patients, and hospitals bending over backwards (or is it forwards?) to accommodate Muslim demands above and beyond anything done for members of any other religious or demographic group. Also covered are outright acts of violence perpetrated by Muslim men who attack hospital personnel. Islamic supremacy...
  • Imaginary Murder Pets Versus Michelle Obama

    07/27/2016 8:40:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/25/2016 | John Mozena
    In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama used a White House press release to announce a massive public-private-nonprofit campaign with “an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight.” It took on childhood nutrition, exercise and much more. The resulting initiative is often known by its “Let’s Move” website name. Last week, the Pokémon Go mobile game launched. It encourages users to venture out into the real world to find and collect imaginary cartoon monsters at specific geographic points. Gamers then send their pets...
  • Donald Trump promises reform in speech to VFW in Charlotte

    07/26/2016 4:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WTVD-TV ^ | July 26, 2016
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WTVD) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued his swing through North Carolina on Tuesday with a speech to the VFW convention in Charlotte. Trump spoke about problems within the Veterans Administration, including the scandal of long waits and poor quality healthcare. "We're going to bring honesty back to government and that starts with the VA," Trump told the crowd....
  • The Long March to the Western Battlefield

    07/25/2016 1:47:46 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 25, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the cross-section of crime, war, and public policy... Loudly, clearly, proudly, the Obama administration has declared its solidarity with the immigrant wave from the middle east. Throughout Barack Obama’s two terms – while the United States were at war, trying to stabilize Iraq and Afghanistan, even while he himself started a war against Libya and approved military actions in other countries in the region – the Obama administration has continuously facilitated the immigration of “refugees” from that dangerous, alien territory. We have watched the waves lap up onto our shores, depositing middle easterners in ever greater numbers –...
  • Miami Police Explain Shooting Unarmed Man [semi-satire]

    07/25/2016 9:23:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 July 2016 | John Semmens
    Charles Kinsey, a behavioral therapist trying to aid an autistic patient was shot by Miami police this week. In the incident, Kinsey was lying on the ground with is hands up. Nevertheless, he was still shot in the leg by one of the responding officers. John Rivera, the President of the Dade County Police Benevolent Association attempted to explain this egregious example of unnecessary and excessive force, calling it "an unfortunate accident. First of all, the police received an anonymous tip that there was a suicidal man with a gun in that area. Right away, the responding officers are thinking...
  • Why a bill about catfish will show whether Ryan's serious about regulatory reform

    07/24/2016 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2016 | Neil Siefring
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) convened a needed Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens as part of his legislative agenda, "A Better Way." The Speaker and his colleagues who worked on the task force have rightly identified the massive regulatory burden imposed by federal bureaucrats as an obstacle to economic growth and a distortion of our constitutional form of government. That is why it is baffling that Ryan has failed to bring regulatory reform legislation that recently passed the Senate to the floor of the House for a vote. The tale is one of catfish and courage. The catfish you...
  • Help! Family of Heroin Addicts and what?

    07/18/2016 6:54:26 PM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 80 replies
    Looking for some comments and any advice. I lost my only son to this horrible addiction to heroin just a few months ago. 4/2/16 Now I've been contacted by a nephew (in-law) who shares the same problems. I want to help him if I can. The thought I had was in addition to gathering his papers from another location, driving him with those papers to the Secretary of State office and paying for the new ID, that he needs to get a (for sure) new job. I would also give him a five dollar bill. And tell him he is...
  • Fraction of Suicides with Guns vs Per Capita Guns in the U.S. 1981 to 2014

    07/12/2016 4:13:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    During the last 60 years, the number of guns in private hands in the United States has risen sharply.  During the last two decades, the number of murders and non-negligent homicides have fallen sharply.  More guns do not equal more crime.  In response, opponents of an armed population have shifted their focus and changed the terminology that they use. Instead of gun control, they call restrictive policies "gun safety". Instead of focusing on violent crime, they have created the term "gun violence".  Most people consider gun violence to be "gun crime". The opponents of gun ownership use the term...
  • (VANITY) Cancer status

    07/12/2016 12:01:37 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 24 replies
    me | 7/12/16 | me
    OK, finally I will give an update on my breast cancer. Any advice/guidance appreciated regarding my specific history! Anyone who matches me would love to hear from. I'm 47 now, BTW. *I have a history of a pulm. embolism a month after major surgery on the gut the other year, while still on birth control (they yanked me off after that).
  • Comey testimony reveals Hillary's 'cognitive impairment'?

    07/10/2016 10:54:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 10, 2016
    FBI Director James Comey let Hillary Clinton off the hook, but his explanation of why may prove to be even more politically damaging than an indictment. And his comments support what one of the people most familiar with the Clintons, Bill Clinton’s childhood friend and former lover Dolly Kyle, has long alleged. The presumptive Democratic Party nominee is suffering from a “cognitive impairment.” In testimony before Congress on Thursday, Comey said Hillary Clinton was not just careless, but implied she didn’t understand the importance of the information she was handling. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., asked Comey if a “sophisticated”...
  • Authors of JAMA study of Australian Gun Control are Gun Control Advocates, as is the AMA

    07/09/2016 7:11:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The authors of the Australian gun control study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association are gun control advocates.  From medpagetoday.com: The authors of the JAMA study had obvious conflicts, Wheeler said, with one being a member of the Coalition for Gun Control (Australia) and "Second author Philip Alpers is the founding director of the gun ban organization GunPolicy.org and is a delegate to the U.N.'s project to ban private gun ownership worldwide, the so-called Programme of Action. Mr. Alpers, although he holds the title of Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Sydney School of Public Health,...
  • New nurses recruited from the Philippines

    07/05/2016 1:21:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Standard ^ | July 5, 2016
    Representatives of the trust which runs Pilgrim Hospital have travelled to the Philippines in a bid to fill nursing vacancies. Matron of Nursing at Pilgrim Hospital, Michael Brunton, was in the team from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) who travelled to the islands on a 12-day trip to recruit registered nurses. The team returned having made 85 job offers to nurses, who it is hoped will fill vacancies at Boston,and the rest in Lincoln and 
Grantham The hospital currently has 92 vacancies for registered nurses. Interim Head of Nursing at Grantham Hospital John Boulton said the visit had been...
  • Millions in Tax Dollars Will Go to Military's 'Gender Transition Operations'

    07/05/2016 12:27:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 1, 2016 10:32am ET | Thomas Murray
    Our tax money will soon go to soldiers so they can have “gender transition surgery.” According to a statement released on Thursday from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, transgender individuals will now be able to enroll openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. Their gender dysphoria will now be treated like every other medical condition. According to the Associated Press, Carter wanted to rescind the ban on transgenders serving in the Armed Forces last July, allegedly calling such a ban “outdated.” He ordered a six-month study—later extended—which would considered medical and scientific research on the subject. The study also hosted discussions...
  • America is being attacked by disease carrying children from South America

    07/04/2016 8:17:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/4/16 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The following piece was written by staff writer Suzanne Eovaldi and posted on the Coach is Right website on July 4th, 2014. Though hardly a story which celebrates the birth of our nation, it does reveal the contempt in which the United States and its citizens have been held by the most corrupt administration in our country’s history. In five months, voters will have their opportunity to reverse the politically motivated destruction of our nation by treasonous agents of the radical, America-hating left. We dare not fail to remove from power the vermin who are working to advance the agenda...
  • Homosexuality Is a Danger to Human Health

    07/01/2016 9:17:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    afa.net ^ | June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    Although there are many reasons to oppose the normalization of homosexuality, this reason alone would be enough: it represents an enormous risk to human health. According to a recent and extensive survey, homosexuals have "excess health problems" compared to sexually normal people. They suffer disproportionately from "impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy cigarette use." The National Health Interview Survey, which has been conducted since 1957, included a question about sexual preference for the first time in 2013 and 2014. The results are astounding and alarming for anyone who cares about people who are trapped in a...
  • Supreme Court of Texas Rules on “Ferae Naturae” Doctrine

    07/01/2016 8:23:47 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    joshblackman.com ^ | 6/30/2016 | Josh Blackman
    The Supreme Court of Texas, per Chief Justice Hecht, issued a fascinating opinion applying the “Ferae Naturae” doctrine to the question of whether an employer is liable under the FELA when an employee contracts West Nile Virus from a mosquito. For those of you who don’t remember, or weren’t paying attention in Property, ferrae naturae refers to a wild animal–as opposed to a domesticated animal. This distinction at common law was critical with respect to the rule of capture. Here is the canonical holding from the majority opinion in Pierson v. Post: We are the more readily inclined to confine...
  • A Personal Matter... Concerning a Mother, her Child, and her Doctor

    06/29/2016 11:49:07 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | June 29, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    When the modern abortion movement first began, a century ago, Planned Parenthood founder and hero Margaret Sanger was quite clear on her belief in the theory of eugenics. She wanted to reduce the numbers of undesirable people in America (you know, all those “other” races and ethnicities), and abortion was the easiest way that sprung to mind. But it didn’t catch on; it was too extreme. So, when a renewed effort for legalization of abortion really kicked into high gear in the 1960s, it was couched in a mantle of compassion instead. “Since people will get abortions anyway,” we were...
  • Samaritan Billed for Aiding Injured Family [semi-satire]

    06/28/2016 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 June 2016 | John Semmens
    When Derrick DeAnda helped a family escape from their rolled-over car he was just trying to be a good Samaritan. He didn't expect to be billed $143 by the late-arriving EMTs for "medical care." "I didn't need any 'medical care,'" DeAnda said. "I had one small cut on one of my hands. The EMT gave me a band aid. I can't see how that could possibly cost so much." The bill from Cosumnes Community Services District was described as "standard practice" by Cosumnes Deputy Chief Mike McLaughlin. "If you're at the scene of an accident that we attend you're going...
  • Why Gun Control Can’t Be Solved in the USA

    06/23/2016 2:15:30 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 16 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 6-22-16 | Scott Adams
    On average, Democrats (that’s my team*) use guns for shooting the innocent. We call that crime. On average, Republicans use guns for sporting purposes and self-defense. If you don’t believe me, you can check the statistics on the Internet that don’t exist. At least I couldn’t find any that looked credible. But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is...
  • Cancer surgery/biopsy (vanity)

    06/21/2016 4:41:39 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 6/21/16 | me
    My pathology came back Monday. In a nutshell, although I did not specifically ask "what stage?", I think it's a stage I. Surgeon said the tumor was smaller than they thought. Lymph nodes were clear, and the margins they took out were clear.
  • Tucson VA to hold town hall meeting in Sierra Vista

    06/17/2016 8:01:03 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    TUCSON — Veterans and their families are invited to participate in the Southern Arizona VA Health Care Systems (SAVAHCS) town hall meeting to discuss health care programs and services on Wednesday, June 22, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library located at 2600 E. Tacoma St. The meeting is open to all members of the public, including Congressional stakeholders, Veterans Service Organizations, state and local governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and other community partners. Doors open at 1 p.m. Town hall meetings are held quarterly and provide an opportunity to improve communications with and hear directly from...
  • Hearing Aid Advice

    06/16/2016 8:44:46 PM PDT · by pfflier · 75 replies
    vanity | Self
    I have reached the point where it is time to get a hearing aid. I assume that many Freepers have been through the experience that I am only entering and I value your experience and advice. I already have had physiological testing and there is no obstruction or other problem associated with the ear canal, eardrum and other physical structures. My hearing loss is classic "bi-nodal". I am losing it in two different hearing ranges but primarily in the very high range (soft sounds like "S" and "T" are simply gone) with only moderate mid range loss. There the sounds...
  • Feds to Crackdown on Temporary Health Insurance [semi-satire]

    06/13/2016 10:57:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 June 2016 | John Semmens
    A clause in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows individuals who are between jobs to purchase temporary health insurance policies. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced it will change the rules to limit these policies to three months duration and ban renewals. The problem with these policies according to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell is "they fall short of the President's vision for how Americans ought to be insured. These temporary plans don't cover everything we think should be covered. Notably absent from most temporary coverage policies are items like gender reassignment surgery,...
  • Dr. Martin Luther King’s Niece Opposes Abortion: “Civil Rights and Human Rights Go Together”

    06/12/2016 10:08:20 PM PDT · by kathsua · 1 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 6, 2016 | Emily Derois
    Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda King is spreading the pro-life message to students across North America. Last week, the pro-life activist spoke to Canadian students at Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School on human rights, including rights of the unborn child. Alveda King was staying in Guelph, Ontario as a guest of Guelph Area Right to Life, according to Guelph Today. She spent an hour with the 200 high school students, describing her family legacy and her position on human rights. “Civil rights. Human rights. It all goes together,” King said. “Women absolutely have a right to choose what we...
  • The Conversation About War and Our Veterans We Refuse to Have

    06/09/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Medium.com@benjaminSledge ^ | May 27, 2016 | Benjamin Sledge
    I went to the market Where all the families shop I pulled out my Ka-bar And started to chop Your left right left right left right kill Your left right left right you know I will -Military cadence “You can shoot her…” the First Sergeant tells me. “Technically.” We’re standing on a rooftop watching black smoke pillars rise from a section of the city where two of my teammates are taking machine gun fire. Below, the small cluster of homes we’ve taken over is taking sporadic fire as well. He hands me his rifle with a high powered scope and...
  • SEIU Backs Single Payer Health Care: Clinton ally endorses Sanders’s plan

    06/07/2016 1:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 6, 2016 | Bill McMorris
    One of Hillary Clinton’s most influential labor supporters has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ single payer healthcare plan. Members from Service Employees International Union, which represents nearly 2 million healthcare and government workers, passed a resolution declaring medical care a human right at its national convention in May. Obamacare, which the SEIU lobbied for and endorsed, failed to address inequality in the healthcare marketplace and insurance systems remain “confusing and inefficient.” The union pledged to work to improve upon Obamacare with the goal of expanding into a government-run system. “The American healthcare system allows the profit motives of providers, pharmaceutical companies,...
  • Finely tuned electrical fields give wound healing a jolt

    06/07/2016 12:50:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | June 2, 2016 | Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    A new research report appearing in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, opens up the possibility that small electrical currents might activate certain immune cells to jumpstart or speed wound healing. This discovery, made by a team of scientists from the United Kingdom, may be of particular interest to those with illnesses that may cause wounds to heal slowly or not at all. "In some instances, such as diabetes, the body's ability to heal is compromised and wounds can become infected. In instances where there is a lack of macrophages present, the application of 'synthetic' electric...
  • IRS sending out erroneous notices

    06/07/2016 10:27:21 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 4 replies
    From the IRS link above: "The filing deadline to submit 2015 tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2016, rather than the traditional April 15 date. Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on that Friday, which pushes the deadline to the following Monday for most of the nation. (Due to Patriots Day, the deadline will be Tuesday, April 19, in Maine and Massachusetts.)"
  • Hopeful Medicaid 'Direct Primary Care' Pilot Embraced by Senate, Gutted by House

    06/07/2016 5:10:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/6/2016 | Jack McHugh
    Rising costs in Medicaid, Michigan's medical welfare program, are putting a strain on the state budget and crowding out funding for other priorities. When the state decided to allow more people to sign up for Medicaid — encouraged by President Obama's health care law — some officials said the move would save money. But more people signed up than expected, and the projected savings never came to be. Now, one state senator thinks the solution is to cut out the middleman and return to a simpler approach. The approach is "direct primary care," and the latest version of the state...
  • Healthcare Cost and Quality - industry view

    06/06/2016 5:38:50 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 22 replies
    Truven Health Analytics ^ | January 2016 | David Koepke, PhD, David Foster, PhD, MPH, Lead Scientist, Truven Health Analytic
    We conclude that (hospital) CEOs are heavily driven to perform on government pay for performance metrics, but less so to metrics that currently fail to correspond to a reimbursement requirement. (Conclusion first here) Truven Health Analytics™ and Mercer teamed to investigate whether there is a correlation between CEO compensation and hospital performance on a balanced scorecard. The study showed there is a strong alignment for the highest level of performance. However, the study also found that 80% of hospitals do not perform well on a balanced scorecard. Instead, compensation appears to be designed to incent the CEO to pursue metrics...
  • Continued prayers - praise for some good news! (vanity)

    06/06/2016 11:19:54 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 42 replies
    me | 6/6/16 | me
    Praise God - news that I am BRCA-negative! This helps the plans for surgery on my BC and treatment!
  • Soon everyone may be “suffering” from a mental illness

    06/04/2016 9:26:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/4/16 | Doug Book
    The Malleus Maleficarum is a 15th century text which instructed Inquisitors in the proper methods of identifying, trying and executing witches. Many years ago, renowned psychiatrist Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) used the example of the Malleus to write: "In the days of the Malleus, if the physician could find no evidence of natural illness, he was expected to find evidence of witchcraft.” “Today,” continued Szasz, “…if he cannot diagnose organic illness, he is expected to diagnose mental illness." Szasz was joined by other psychiatrists and educators in believing that the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V” (DSM 5) published...
  • Why Social Justice Warriors Are So DEMENTED ~ [ Language Warning ]

    06/03/2016 9:55:08 AM PDT · by GraceG · 17 replies
    You Tube - Paul Joseph Watson ^ | 06/012/2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Language Warning, presenter uses some harsh, but very appropriate words to describe the "Social Justice Warrior" phenomenon You Tube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUhc3Kv4ieE
  • The Viral and Deadly Diseases of Legal and Illegal Immigration

    06/02/2016 6:31:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/02/16 | Megan Barth
    Tuberculosis: The Deadly Disease of Political Correctness We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.—Barack Obama, October 30, 2008 According to the latest Census, illegal immigration has exploded 57 percent in less than two years, with at least 550,000 new undocumented aliens pouring into America in a trend that is set to continue growing. In an analysis of the numbers, the Center for Immigration Studies found illegal and legal immigration have reached over 1.5 million a year, a new 15 year high, and a 39 percent increase over 2013. Since 2014, 3.1 million new immigrants...
  • Wolves in Women’s Clothing

    06/01/2016 9:22:39 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | June 1st, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    recent “Charlotte Observer” editorial repeats common ignorance about efforts to protect the sexual privacy of women. “Yes, the thought of male genitalia in girls’ locker rooms – and vice versa – might be distressing to some"...... A woman has as much a right to be distressed if a male stranger exposes his genitals to her as a black man would if a white man showed him a hangman’s noose
  • Health of Americans being devastated by Illegal Aliens as smallpox, leprosy and TB reappear

    06/01/2016 8:50:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/1/16 | Doug Book
    On May 19th, a piece was posted on The Coach’s Team entitled The Deadliest Disease of All. One paragraph states: “It is clear that some of the illegal aliens who are sneaking into our country are bringing deadly diseases with them. Small pox, Chicken pox, measles, scabies, TB, Cholera and an assortment of other dangerous, communicable diseases can be found in the holding facilities that house these people.” One of our readers commented: "Bringing small pox"? Really? Smallpox, which has been eliminated in nature... is being brought to the US by illegal aliens. Citation needed.” A brief description of the...
  • One in three children aged six to nine in Europe overweight or obese – study

    05/31/2016 3:16:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 31 May 2016 | Tim Radford
    One in three children in Europe between the ages of six and nine are either overweight or obese, according to a report that also warns that by 2025 the number of under-fives worldwide who are overweight will have risen from an estimated 41 million now to 70 million. Among the researchers’ other main findings is that between 20% and 30% of all inflammatory bowel disease now begins in childhood. They also report that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become the single most common cause of chronic liver disease among children and adolescents in western nations. Children as young as three...
  • The Immortality Hype

    05/28/2016 11:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Nautilus ^ | May 26, 2016 | Adam Piore
    It’d be easy to miss the unobtrusive brown door to Joon Yun’s second floor office, tucked away next to a dry cleaners and a hair salon in downtown Palo Alto, California. But the address itself speaks loud enough. Four-hundred-seventy University Avenue is located in the heart of a neighborhood that holds a special place in the lore of Silicon Valley start-up culture. A few minutes’ walk away are the early homes of PayPal, Facebook, and Google. Yet the early ambitions of these famous companies are modest when compared to the ideas I’ve come to discuss with Yun. I’ve been led...
  • VA Waits for Ailing Vets “Not So Bad” [semi-satire]

    05/28/2016 11:20:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2016 | John Semmens
    This week, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald rebuffed critics of the agency’s long queues for medical treatment of ailing veterans, comparing them to the long lines to get on rides at Disneyland. “No one is on the Disney Corporation’s case for the lengthy wait-times at their theme parks,” McDonald asserted. “Why should we get worked up over wait-times at VA hospitals?” “You know, if people can tolerate waiting an hour for something as frivolous as a roller coaster ride shouldn’t they be willing to wait a reasonable amount of time for something as crucial as medical care?” the Secretary...
  • D.A. Admits Breaking the Law When Indicting Planned Parenthood Investigator David Daleiden

    05/26/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    An attorney representing Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Josh Schaffer, has admitted that he pressured the Harris County District Attorney’s office to refocus a grand jury investigation away from his client and onto pro-life journalists David Daleiden and his associate, Sandra Merritt, of the Center for Medical Progress. Schaeffer also confessed that Assistant District Attorney Sunni Mitchell did an “end around” the State Attorney General Ken Paxton in order to share sealed video evidence with Planned Parenthood. The grand jury later returned indictments against Daleiden and Merritt. Shaffer stated publicly that he was informed by the District Attorney’s office that no...
  • UTSA researchers close to using 3D printer to print organs

    05/26/2016 6:43:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WFAA-TV | May 12, 2016
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/utsa-researchers-close-to-using-3d-printer-to-print-organs/186674319
  • Corporate Cronies Raid Discount Drug Program Intended for Poor

    05/26/2016 8:05:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Megan Barth
    One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.—Milton Friedman The story of the 340B discount drug program is a classic example of a government program that has been hijacked. Established by the Veterans Healthcare Act of 1992, 340B was intended to give veterans and the indigent discounted drugs. Pharmaceutical companies could sell through to government veterans programs but had to offer a small amount of drugs at costs to help poor and indigent vets. According to the program’s requirements, covered entities must not resell or otherwise transfer 340B drugs to...
  • Obama’s Refugees and Surging Deadly Diseases in America

    05/26/2016 8:01:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The lethal violation of the nation's most basic public health protocols An outbreak of deadly infectious tuberculosis among refugees President Obama sent to Indiana is a frightening reminder that the administration’s dangerous immigration policies are putting American lives at risk. In a frenzied rush to bring as many non-English-speaking Third World aliens to the country as possible before his presidency ends in a few months, Obama is allowing Syrian war migrants and refugees to be brought into the country without first undergoing proper medical examinations, a violation of the nation’s most basic public health protocols.
  • Israelis Develop High-Speed 3D Printer for Stem Cells

    05/25/2016 6:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 25, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Israeli 3D printer firm Nano Dimension has successfully lab-tested a 3D bioprinter for stem cells, paving the way for the potential printing of large tissues and organs, the company said on Wednesday. While 3D printers are used already to create stem cells for research, Nano Dimension said the trial, conducted with Israeli biotech firm Accellta Ltd, showed its adapted printer could make large volumes of high resolution cells quickly....
  • VA Hospitals are not Disneyland – It’s time to privatize the VA now!

    05/24/2016 9:44:00 PM PDT · by pboyington · 10 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Yesterday, VA Secretary, Robert MacDonald set off a firestorm in the media when he compared long lines at Disneyland to the wait times veterans experience for health care, an analogy that riled veterans groups and lawmakers alike. MacDonald of all people should know better. He is a graduate of West Point and served with the famous All-American Division, the 82nd Airborne, before out-processing to greener pastures, namely Procter and Gamble, where he rose to CEO of the company before retiring from the private sector. Apparently, it doesn’t take too long to go from a free enterprise rainmaker to a federal...
  • What happens when you actually click on one of those “One Weird Trick” ads? [2013]

    05/24/2016 1:11:02 PM PDT · by Fhios · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | July 30, 2013 | Alex Kaufman
    You’ve seen them. Peeking out from sidebars, jiggling and wiggling for your attention, popping up where you most expect them: those “One Weird Trick” ads ... [Snip]
  • Three Reforms to Bring Down Michigan Health Care Costs

    05/24/2016 9:44:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING — The federal government’s involvement in health care policy has grown dramatically over recent decades. But when it comes to how and where health care services are delivered, and who may or may not provide care, state governments still play a major role — one Michigan is performing badly. That's the message from a panel of experts from Michigan and elsewhere recently assembled in Lansing, who offered some specific reforms that would make care more accessible and affordable in this state. The panel of four experts assembled for a Mackinac Center event called “Free Market Solutions to Problems in...
  • Obama Pushes for Zika Funding: ‘Mosquitoes Don’t Go Through Customs’

    05/22/2016 1:50:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 20, 2016 | 6:59 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Speaking from the White House Oval Office on Friday to press Congress to approve his request for $1.9 billion to fight the Zika virus, President Barack Obama said it is not as easy as building a wall to keep all mosquitoes out of the United States. “And understand that this is not something where we can build a wall to prevent — mosquitoes don’t go through Customs,” Obama said. “To the extent that we’re not handling this thing on the front end, we’re going to have bigger problems on the back end.” …
  • Humor the Antidepressant: Revenge

    05/22/2016 9:15:39 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Elizabeth Cowan
    Let’s be frank. Human beings are a vengeful lot. They are emotional and strike back in the heat of the moment. Few have learned that “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” Whether we admit it or not, each of us possesses both a light and dark side. But in most cases, one or the other is in control. Very few people find total balance and manage to maintain that balance. Consequently, our lives are a continuous roller coaster ride. Shall we start at the beginning and revisit the famous pastoral couple — Adam and Eve? Since there is no...
  • Idiots & Friends: ‘Yo quiero Taco Bell!’

    05/22/2016 9:11:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christopher Zimmermann
    Comas. Ha ha. There’s a funny topic. In the news recently was the story of a man named Jake Booth, who is a 35-year-old Army veteran living in Florida. He had suffered a heart attack as a result of a bad case of pneumonia and was put into a medically-induced coma. He woke from the coma on April 3, after a full 48 days of lying unconscious in a hospital bed. As he slowly opened his eyes, he saw his closest friends and family members sitting anxiously by his side, waiting for him to speak his first words. You would...