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  • Judge Blocks Ban on Dismemberment Abortions [semi-satire]

    06/29/2015 9:17:41 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    In Kansas, Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks issued an order blocking that state’s ban on abortions carried out by tearing the baby limb-from-limb while still in the womb. The Judge’s order came in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of Dr. Herbert Hodes and Dr. Traci Nauser—a father-daughter team of abortionists. “To allow this law to go into effect while the matter is being litigated would deprive the plaintiffs of their livelihood,” Hendricks said. “It would inflict irreparable harm and injury to their recognized right to ply their trade.”...
  • What SCOTUScare means to you

    06/29/2015 5:25:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/15 | Herman Cain
    Higher costs, less care, fewer choices. And lots more federal control The recent Supreme Court ruling on health insurance subsidies means they upheld the “stupidity of the American people” (as Jonathan Gruber would say, and has), and for the third time the Court stretched the law instead of interpreting the law. How the Court arrived at this 6-3 decision has baffled many observers, and the ruling opinion written by Justice Roberts stuns those of us who believe that certain words matter, as Rob said last week. But the words of Justice Antonio Scalia in his the dissenting opinion had plenty...
  • IRS Destroys More Evidence [semi-satire]

    06/27/2015 4:09:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 June 2015 | John Semmens
    In what IRS officials are calling a one-in-a-million fluke, the precise emails subpoenaed by Congress in its investigation of IRS discrimination against the President’s political opponents were exactly the ones inadvertently erased by IRS employees. Lost are over 400 back-up tapes containing 24,000 emails to and from Lois Lerner—the IRS employee believed to have orchestrated the discriminatory treatment. Commissioner John Koskinen speculated that “our rather lengthy chain-of-command provided multiple opportunities for miscommunication somewhere along the line. It is not inconceivable that an instruction to ‘not erase’ may have been forwarded as ‘erase.’ The rest is, as we say, history. Nothing...
  • Supreme Court Rewrites Obamacare [semi-satire]

    06/26/2015 10:23:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Acknowledging that the original Affordable Care Act "was so poorly written as to be utterly infeasible in its implementation," Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts took "the liberty of rewriting it to correct its deficiencies." "If we were to confine ourselves to the plain language of the statute, subsidies would be available to only those states that established their own health care exchanges," Roberts wrote. "In hindsight, relying upon the statutory text would doom the plan because only a minority of states established the required exchanges. Rather than allow Congress' inability to accurately forecast state behavior to undermine this signature...
  • A couple good documentaries if you are looking for something non-mindless to watch

    06/26/2015 6:20:21 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 24 replies
    Since a lot of people talk about various personal health issues here for a number of reasons, I wanted to pass along two documentaries I watched recently and thought have good information for people to review. First, is one called "Fat Head". It is done by a science writer that basically refutes the "Supersize Me" documentary. It discusses how a high carb, low fat and protein diet is the cause of obesity in America, and it's exactly what the government and health groups are demanding people follow to "get healthy". It gives an excellent easy understanding of why this does...
  • The Political John Roberts

    06/26/2015 6:27:43 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6-25-2015
    The Chief Justice again rewrites ObamaCare in order to save it.For the second time in three years, Chief Justice John Roberts has rewritten the Affordable Care Act in order to save it. Beyond its implications for health care, the Court’s 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell is a landmark that betrays the Chief’s vow to be “an umpire,” not a legislator in robes. He stands revealed as a most political Justice. The black-letter language of ObamaCare limits insurance subsidies to “an Exchange established by the State.” But the Democrats who wrote the bill in 2010 never imagined that 36 states...
  • SCOTUS grants Obama another gift, ignores the English language to uphold ObamaCare subsidies

    06/25/2015 11:27:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/15 | Robert Laurie
    A big win for people who hate the fact that words have meanings. SCOTUS grants Obama another gift, ignores the English language to uphold ObamaCare subsidiesAnd that’s that. Obama, as usual, gets his way. It was predictable, really. Having abandoned the meaning of words within the English language, the Supreme Court is now free to ignore the actual text of laws and pretend things were written that never were. As the AP reports: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of...
  • Boston Doctor Fired For Telling Truth About Homosexuality

    06/23/2015 7:10:26 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 35 replies
    World News Bureau ^ | June 23, 2015 | Gina Miller
    The homofascist movement has claimed another innocent victim. As Brian Camenker of MassResistance reports: On March 30, a major Harvard-affiliated hospital in Boston, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), expelled a well-respected urologist from its medical staff because he voiced concerns about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospital's aggressive promotion of "gay pride" activities.Dr. Paul Church has been a urologist on the BIDMC staff in Boston for nearly 30 years. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty. He has done research on diagnosing prostate and bladder cancer, and has been a frequent...
  • Sorry, stoners: New study shows ‘medical’ marijuana doesn’t actually help with anything

    06/23/2015 3:03:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 106 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Which, of course you all knew, since you only pretended to think otherwise so you could get high without the pigs harshing your mellow. Honestly, if you ever believed the nonsense that marijuana was “medicine,” you probably don’t have the brain capacity to process the information I’m about to give you. Then again, there’s dumb and there’s willfully delusional. You can have the ability to know better, but choose to embrace nonsense anyway because you want so desperately to get high. I’d say that still makes you an idiot. Just that you’re an idiot by choice. At any rate, you...
  • How have so many Loons escaped the left’s abortion industry?

    06/23/2015 10:27:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/23/15 | Doug Book
    According to numbers taken from the Guttmacher Institute and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), some 53 million legal abortions were performed between 1973 and 2013 (inclusive). This number is an approximation as California, New Hampshire and Maryland have refused to supply state abortion numbers during recent years. It is known that the number of abortions has declined over the past several years, for example, from 1.31 million in 2000 to about 984,000 in 2013. Though liberals are undoubtedly distraught that, in a year to year comparison, nearly 300,000 escaped the convenience of wholesale genetic profiling, a few unadulterated whack-jobs...
  • PharmedOut 2015

    06/23/2015 9:12:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/23/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    PharmedOut is a Georgetown University Medical Center project that advances evidence-based prescribing, and educates healthcare professionals about pharmaceutical marketing practices. Founded in January, 2007, it is an Internet-based alternative for doctors seeking Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses, not sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. Inasmuch as the industry derives its greatest profits from new proprietary drugs, it has a built-in tendency to tout them, even though newer is not always better. One example, cited at the time of PharmedOut’s founding, came from Georgetown Ob-Gyn doctor Anthony Scialli: “Take oral contraceptives. Over the years they have increased in number, but there haven’t...
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has ‘very advanced and very aggressive’ cancer

    06/23/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/15 | Dan Calabrese
    But doctors give him a good chance of beating it Very shocking news out of Annapolis yesterday, as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan - who was just elected this past November - announced that he has a “very advanced and very aggressive” form of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. But the good news, which should serve as the basis of hopeful and confident prayers on the part of many, is that Hogan’s doctors actually give him a good chance of beating it. Below is a seven-minute clip from yesterday’s press conference in which Hogan himself made the announcement. Hogan is 59, and he’s going...
  • Obamacare: Mark Halperin Apologizes to Republicans For Believing White House on Gruber

    06/22/2015 11:50:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you so gullible as to place your faith in the credibility of the current White House? If so, you might have to find yourself end up eating crow and apologizing to the skeptics for your gullibility as happened to Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin on Morning Joe today. Halperin's apology came on the heels of a report yesterday in the Wall Street Journal that despite previous White House denials, it actually had quite extensive contacts with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.Here are some of the details that made Halperin feel foolish for placing his blind faith in the White House:
  • Only 1 week until Supreme Court ruling on the future of ObamaCare

    06/22/2015 10:05:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/22/15 | Doug Book
    Coach is Right has written extensively about the Affordable Care Act—ObamaCare—from its initial, unconstitutional passage by a Democrat controlled congress, through the disgraceful 2012 Supreme Court ruling which featured the inexplicable treachery of Chief Justice John Roberts. Sometime during the next week the Court will decide King v Burwell, a case which will determine whether the United States and the American people may still depend upon the Constitution to defend their liberty and rights from the unlawful schemes of a tyrant. On June 17th, CiR asked whether the Supreme Court would deliver one last ruling in defense of the illegal...
  • A 17-year-old invented an ingenious way to instantly stop bleeding

    06/22/2015 8:07:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 22, 2015 | Chris Weller
    Imagine this: you're gushing blood. Nothing seems to make it stop. Then you apply a gel to your wound, and within seconds, the bleeding stops. In minutes, you're healed. This is the premise of VetiGel, an algae-based polymer created by Joe Landolina — a 22 year-old who invented the product when he was just 17. Landolina is now the co-founder and CEO of Suneris, a biotech company that manufactures the gel. Last week, Suneris announced that it will begin shipping VetiGel to veterinarians later this summer. Humans won't be far behind. When injected into a wound site, the gel can...
  • Study Shows Belgian Patients Euthanized without their Consent [semi-satire]

    06/21/2015 1:04:58 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Belgium passed its Euthanasia Act in 2002. A study published in this month’s Journal of Medical Ethics by Raphael Cohen-Almagor revealed that despite the law’s requirement that patients voluntarily give their consent to the procedure, many are euthanized without giving consent. The decision to euthanize was not discussed with the patient in nearly 80% of the cases of patients over 80 years old. Dr. Pierre Tueur estimated that “I have probably performed more than 300 of these procedures on patients incapable of giving informed consent. In cases where the patient is unconscious, demented, or unreasonably frightened of death, I feel...
  • CURRENT UPDATE ON LILYRAMONE'S SOPHIA

    06/21/2015 6:46:42 AM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 4 replies
    SELF
    This is the latest I have from FReeper lilyramone regarding her daughter's ongoing health condition. You may recall they were having a family reunion the last time I updated. Their son is traveling with family members for summer vacation so he can be away from all the necessary routine in caring for Sophia. He was at the reunion but as you can see, Sophia was pretty upset at his leaving again. It's great that she can enjoy the swimming pool and perhaps this will be an unexpected improvement in her therapy. lilyramone is grateful for everyone's prayers and I am...
  • Obama's 'King v. Burwell' Speech Displayed The Very Ideological Fervor That Led Him To Break The Law

    06/18/2015 9:01:41 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 9, 2015 | Michael F. Cannon
    In a case called King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court will soon decide whether it agrees with two lower courts that President Obama is breaking the law by subjecting 57 million employers and individuals to illegal taxes, and spending the illegal proceeds to hide the cost of HealthCare.gov coverage from 6.5 million enrollees. Today the president delivered a speech designed to cow the Supremes into turning a blind eye to the law. Instead, he offered what for some is the missing piece of the King v. Burwell puzzle. He displayed the very ideological fervor that leads powerful people to break...
  • Statins: Still Overhyped After All These Years

    06/17/2015 9:00:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/17/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    In a rather self-serving review article entitled “A historical perspective on the discovery of statins,” Japanese biochemist Akira Endo hits all the conventional and PC notes in his 10-page (including references) trip down memory lane. From the get-go, in the abstract itself he tells us that… “Cholesterol is essential for the functioning of all human organs, but it is nevertheless the cause of coronary heart disease. Building on that knowledge, scientists and the pharmaceutical industry have successfully developed a remarkably effective class of drugs–the statins–that lower cholesterol levels in blood and reduce the frequency of heart attacks.” We would expect...
  • Supremes on abortion: Texas clinic regs upheld; North Carolina ultrasound requirement goes down

    06/17/2015 6:17:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/17/15 | Dan Calabrese
    One step forward . . . Since the only real policy fights concerning abortion anymore are the ones fought in courtrooms - and nothing is ever really decided until the Supreme Court makes a decision in some manner - the past week’s outcomes of two major state cases give us a sense of what passes muster and what doesn’t as states who are so inclined seek to put restrictions on the procedure. Yes, Texas, you can make abortion clinics adhere to the same standards as every other type of “medical” facility, lest we end up with more Kermit Gosnell stories:...
  • Cartoon Network sends odd tweet about baby ending with #plannedparenthood

    06/16/2015 7:47:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | June 15, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A Cartoon Network writer has sent out an odd tweet using the hashtag #plannedparenthood. TWEET ON LINK Kelsey Abbott, whose Twitter page says she writes for Uncle Grandpa on Cartoon Network, tweeted this, “If I ever accidentally have a baby, I’m gonna dress it in a dog costume so hopefully my dog will raise it. #plannedparenthood” According to the Cartoon Network, Uncle Grandpa is everyone on Earth’s magical uncle AND grandpa, who travels around helping people and changing their lives forever. VIDEO ON LINK The show is obviously not intended for the very young and is rated PG. Common Sense...
  • Loss of Health Care Subsidies Would Impact South More than Anywhere Else

    06/16/2015 4:16:08 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (Macon) ^ | June 16, 2015 21:23 UTC | Tony Pugh
    WASHINGTON — (...) The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether the subsidies can continue for 6.4 million people in 34 states who use the federal insurance marketplace at HealthCare.gov. (...) More than 4.1 million people, or nearly two out of three who could lose their subsidies in the case this year, live in just 13 Southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2015/06/16/3799971/loss-of-health-care-subsidies.html#storylink=cpy
  • Are You Done Yet? (Obamacare)

    06/16/2015 11:00:45 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 9 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | June 16, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    I'm serious. Are you done yet? Are you ready to grab the wood, the nails, the hammer and the rope? Are you ready to demand that this crap -- all of it in the medical system -- be stopped? All of it -- not some of it, all of it. Monopolist practices, refusal to disclose prices before services are rendered, billing $157 worth of a nutritional supplement out for more than $44,000 and more? WHEN IS YOUR TOLERANCE LIMIT REACHED AMERICA? WHEN? Is it before or after you're financially and personally decimated? Why do you tolerate "Obamacare" or "Medicare" when...
  • Obamacare in Crisis: the GOP's Plan to Save Health Care - Part 1

    06/15/2015 10:04:02 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 15 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/15/15 | Steve Berman
    I had a conversation with Rep. Austin Scott last Friday about the new Republican proposed health care legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.The legislation is so sweeping that there were really too many topics to cover in one interview, but I believe we hit the important parts.Obamacare is potentially in trouble, with the Supreme Court set to announce its decision of the key King v. Burwell case that threatens to unravel Obama’s health care legacy.Many, including Rep. Scott, think this is a good thing, and the Republicans stand ready to enact their own health care plan.This is part 1 of...
  • Just don’t call me Bruce!

    06/15/2015 8:49:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/15/15 | Ed Wood
    It was a perfect diversion during this, another pre-election campaign season. While ISIS continues to dominate the Middle East, Christians continue to be beheaded, Iran develops its nuclear bomb and secret trade Javelin 1976agreements are being pushed through Congress, all media attention is directed elsewhere. At the 1976 Summer Olympics, Bruce Jenner won a gold medal and broke an Olympic world record, scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon. He was more famous than Mohammed Ali! A good looking guy, he did it all! Twice married, once with the mother of the famous Kardashian sisters although they were sired prior to...
  • Hillary! Jeb! (first names only, please)

    06/15/2015 8:10:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    June 15, 2015 | vanity
    Hillary! drops "Clinton" Jeb! drops "Bush." So, why in the world are they running if they have to run away from their names?
  • MO: Would you Shoot a Suspect who Claimed to have a Gun?

    06/15/2015 7:10:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     Link to Video: Would you shoot a suspect who claims to have a gun?  That is the decision that Pharmacist Pete Spallito faced on Tuesday, the 9th of June, in Kansas City, Missouri.   In the video, Spallito is confronted with a masked woman who demands all the Oxycontin in the store.   She said that she had a gun in the bag that she was carrying, and placed the bag on the counter.   From kctv5.com: Pete Spalitto described Tuesday's events to KCTV5. He said that after the woman confronted his employee that the employee turned to him. The woman then...
  • Boeing Innovation Increases Fliers’ Toilet Access [semi-satire]

    06/14/2015 6:14:20 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the space allotted for on-board toilet facilities reduces the number of seats for passengers, the Boeing Corporation is converting all passenger seats on its 777-300ER into “potty chairs.” “Every additional passenger a plane can carry adds badly needed revenue to the airline’s bottom line,” said Boeing’s public relations specialist Anita Crapper. “We thought, if there were a way to convert the space set aside for restrooms into passenger seating it would permit airlines to earn thousands more per flight. By making every seat a ‘potty chair’ airlines can achieve that objective.” Ms. Crapper lauded this innovation as “far...
  • Supreme Court will once again decide on survival of ObamaCare

    06/12/2015 8:56:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/12/15 | Doug Book
    On November 11 of 2014, the Supreme Court granted cert to hear King v Burwell, a suit filed to prevent the Internal Revenue Service usurping the role and authority of Congress by re-writing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Affordable Care Act provides tax credits and subsidies for the purchase of health insurance through exchanges that are run by “a governmental agency or nonprofit entity that is established by a state.” Currently, 34 states have refused to build an ObamaCare Exchange and of the 16 (plus the District of Columbia) which did cobble together an exchange, 13 are still in...
  • Surprise: transgender “woman” beats tar out of a woman opponent in the ring

    06/11/2015 2:35:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 11, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Here’s a real surprise…A man… bit cut up… beat the stuffing out of a woman.From Libertarian Republic (the video is brutal): Transgender MMA [c’mon… MALE] Fighter Destroys Female OpponentCritics are scrutinizing mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor Fallon Fox, after the transgender fighter gave her opponent a concussion and broke her eye socket.Fox defeated her opponent, Tamikka Brents, by TKO at 2:17 of the first round of their match. Brent’s eye injury resulted in a damaged orbital bone that required seven staples.In a post-fight interview this week, Brents told Whoa TV, “I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life.”  [That’s...
  • ObamaCare and TPP: Are the GOP Being Hastert’d?

    06/11/2015 5:51:19 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 20 replies
    Black & Right ^ | 6/11/15 | Bob Parks & Laura Erickson
    Things on Capitol Hill seldom happen by accident. We just need look at what’s happening now and what just happened. King v. Burwell may well be determining the fate of ObamaCare and the president is colluding with the Republicans to secretly pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership being rammed down the already sore throats of the American people, reminiscent of the way Democrats wrote-but-didn’t-read the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Why are Republicans going along to get along? It may be as simple as a message sent with the recent events involving former Speaker Dennis Hastert....
  • WikiLeaks releasing another part of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement [Repubs on suicide watch]

    06/10/2015 6:28:42 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    The Healthcare Annex, according to WikiLeaks, “seeks to regulate state schemes for medicines and medical devices. It forces healthcare authorities to give big pharmaceutical companies more information about national decisions on public access to medicine, and grants corporations greater powers to challenge decisions they perceive as harmful to their interests.” Dr. Deborah Gleeson, who gave professional review and analysis to WikiLeaks said, “The purported aim of the Annex is to facilitate ‘high-quality healthcare’ but the Annex does nothing to achieve this. It is clearly intended to cater to the interests of the pharmaceutical industry.” Gleeson added, “Nor does this do...
  • Weapon Study Author reveals Biased Mindset

    06/10/2015 9:31:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Reuters recently published the results of a study about children involving "weapons violence", though the term was used just short of the broadest possible context.   What was telling was the quote from the author of the study.  From whbl.com: “Millions of children are being exposed to violence involving weapons, and many of them are victimized by guns and knives, with an elevated risk of trauma and serious injury,” said lead study author Kimberly Mitchell, a scientist at the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. The author is a highly educated woman.  It is hard...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    06/05/2015 10:07:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/5/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Today’s Short Stories include: • Obama claims rate hikes mean ObamaCare is working • State Department waves Goodbye to Americans stuck in Yemen • Homosexual demands churches stop calling sodomy a sin • DOJ pays Michigan State Univ to spy on “Far Right” groups 1.) White House: Proposed Health Insurance Rate Hikes Is Proof Obamacare Is Working Are you startled by the news that insurance companies are planning health insurance rate hikes of 10 percent or more in 37 states? Well that news, according to the White House, is one of the signs that Obamacare is working. White House Press...
  • Pernicious Low Tech Issues In Healthcare

    06/05/2015 8:55:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/5/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    A wildly disproportionate amount of what is proposed for healthcare reform involves technical matters. Ten years ago, the pundits assured us that the forced adoption of electronic health records would save billions and revolutionize health care. Unfortunately, EHRs have cost billions, are almost universally despised by providers, and are responsible for thousands of errors—some of which have proved to be fatal. The situation is bad enough that even the clueless Feds have decided to back off on some of their more onerous EHR requirements, at least temporarily. Other voices have suggested that the answer lies in drug discovery, massively expanded;...
  • How Virtual Reality May Change Medical Education And Save Lives

    06/04/2015 11:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 22, 2015 | Robert Glatter, MD
    Practice makes perfect.The old adage applies to many aspects of our life in a variety of ways. Practicing your backhand, learning a dance move, or rehearsing your speech. But where it may matter the most is for medical professionals who perform lifesaving interventions or procedures for patients in emergency departments or in the operating room. The reality is that there are some lifesaving procedures in emergency medicine that you rarely perform–but must always be ready to perform in a split second. One such a procedure–known as cricothyrotomy–which involves making an incision into a specific area of patient’s neck and inserting...
  • DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

    06/04/2015 5:37:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2015 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events. Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered. Previously large studies have shown that devastating events such as famine can scar future generations, making them more prone to obesity and diabetes. However it is the first time that the biological mechanism for the effect has been seen. Although the same genes are passed down through generations, scientists now know that our DNA is being altered...
  • Test unravels history of infection

    06/04/2015 5:28:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 4, 2015 | Jonathan Ball
    US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a drop of blood.The technique decodes the infection history imprinted in our immune response. The scientists hope that the test will eventually provide important insight into how viruses contribute to development of a range of diseases. The work was published in the journal Science. During a virus infection, your immune system generates antibodies designed to fight the virus. Each antibody recognises a tiny fragment of the virus and their interaction is very specific - they fit like...
  • In Georgia, Scott Walker explains how the GOP can win anywhere

    06/04/2015 11:00:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 4, 2015 | kyle Wingfield
    ".................“I think that argument’s even truer now,” he said. “Almost all of the battleground states are led by Republican governors. … What our argument should be, when going into those states, is: Remember how things were messed up? You not only elected Rick Snyder (in Michigan), Rick Scott (Florida),Susana Martinez (New Mexico), but you re-elected them because they made things better. “Imagine how much better if we could elect a reform-minded Republican like that to be president.” That will require the GOP to win over voters who tend to back Democrats, such as those under age 25. “I’ve got two...
  • Wife of Chris Matthews running for House

    06/04/2015 1:07:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Kathleen Matthews, the wife of MSNBC personality Chris Matthews, has entered the Democratic primary to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who is running for Senate. Matthews on Wednesday launched her campaign for Maryland’s 8th District House seat from downtown Silver Spring, vowing to fight for a litany of liberal causes, including equal pay for women, abortion rights, and raising the minimum wage, according to The Washington Post. Matthews is a former local news anchor. She most recently served as an executive for Marriott Hotels but stepped down from that position last month as she geared up for the House...
  • Hillary Clinton greeted with graphic abortion victim pics at ABQ fundraiser

    06/03/2015 4:23:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | saynsumthn
    Waiving #NoToHillary signs, a group of pro-lifers showed the 2016 Democrat presidential hopeful what abortion really looks like. PICTURES ON LINK WARNING: GRAPHIC According to a tweet by former Albuquerque mayor Martin Chavez, Hillary Clinton appeared at a fundraising breakfast on June 3 at the house of Ed Romero, a former U.S. Ambassador to Spain. According to the ABQJournal, a $2,700 donation got Clinton supporters breakfast and a chance to hear her speak. Those who raised 10 times that amount for Clinton’s campaign, or $27,000, can attend a separate host reception with the candidate and gain membership to the “Hillstarters”...
  • UPDATE ON FREEPER LILYRAMONE'S DAUGHTER SOPHIA

    06/03/2015 1:40:27 PM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 13 replies
    SELF
    Thank you so much for your message and prayers. Sophia and I are currently in the Ft. Worth area and are starting with the top doctors at Cooks Childrens Hospital while she recovers and to complete intensive rehabilitation to try to learn to speak, use her arm and walk again. The stroke paralyzed her entire left side, the Lubbock neurosurgeons could not help her so they had Texas Chîldrens Hospital send their private jet for her and the doctors at Texas Chîldrens Hospital were baffled as to what caused the loss of blood supply to her brain. We were told...
  • The 10 things I hate about having a kid with Down syndrome.

    06/02/2015 11:34:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Mamamia Women's Network ^ | May 31, 2015 | Kat Abianac
    Let’s keep it real, shall we? I don’t like everything about parenting. I hated my daughter’s croup. Why do I need to like everything about Down syndrome? 10. I hate it when he uses his low muscle tone to his advantage in a tantrum. It’s not a fair fight. I hear parents say “All kids do it, it’s age appropriate at 2 years old!” Yeah? Well, say that to me when I’m draping a 13 kilogram liquid toddler over my arm like a highly disagreeable fish playing dead. Then still powering on with my grocery shop. 9. I hate it...
  • ObamaCare rate hikes range from 30-to-50 percent in 2016

    06/02/2015 10:37:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/02/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Affordable! ObamaCare rate hikes range from 30-to-50 percent in 2016If you don’t recognize there’s something inherently cockeyed about the federal government passing a law that presumes to make a product or service “affordable,” then you don’t understand how market forces work. I’ll oversimplify it for the purpose of brevity: Providers have to price a product or service in a way that reflects the cost of providing it, as well as the level of demand for it, because if they don’t they will soon find themselves incapable of meeting the demand. The premium rates announced when ObamaCare went into effect were...
  • AZ: Open Carry on top of the Mountain

    06/02/2015 5:53:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I feel mostly recovered after a lingering virus with a nasty cough.  As related in another post, I was able to experience what it is like to be old, sick, and tired (while open carrying).   I had not conducted my usual exercise regime for nearly two months, being interrupted by travel, care for the new Grandson, and illness. Yesterday morning I did a hundred crunches, then drove back to Yuma from Las Vegas.  I have found crunches to be helpful in strengthening the core and relieving lower back pain. I usually climb a mountain twice a week as part...
  • Court Strikes Down Idaho Abortion Limitation [semi-satire]

    05/30/2015 10:41:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 May 2015 | John Semmens
    An Idaho statute banning abortions after the fetus reaches 20 weeks of age was struck down by the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as “an undue burden on a parent’s ability to get an abortion.” “The assertion that 20 weeks is the age at which the fetus is capable of feeling pain cannot be permitted to outweigh the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that a woman’s access to abortion is a fundamental right that cannot be abridged by state action,” wrote Judge Harry Pregerson for the three-judge panel hearing the case. “First of all, a fetus is not...
  • Church youth minister, pastor’s wife works at abortion clinic

    05/30/2015 9:54:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | March 2, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Callie Chatman’s linkedin page says that she is a License, Ordained Minister New Elam Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Callie’s bio also states that she worked as a Youth Minister and Adult Sunday School Teacher and she assists the pastor in any means necessary. Oddly, it also says she works at Reproducted Health, an abortion clinic in Alabama. According to a pro-life activist who side walk counsels outside an abortion clinic in Montgomery, Callie Chatman works for Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic in Montgomery. A video uploaded by pro-life activist David Day, allegedly shows that Callie’s husband, Pastor Louis Chatman...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    05/29/2015 9:59:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/29/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Michelle Obama: Global Warming Is The New Civil Rights Movement Fighting global warming is this generation’s “revolution,” said Michelle Obama to students at Oberlin College during the Memorial Day weekend, just like Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights struggle during the 1960s. “Climate change, economic inequality, human rights, criminal justice -– these are the revolutions of your time.” “And you have as much responsibility and just as much power to wake up and play your part in our great American story. Because it is absolutely still possible to make a difference. The great moments of our history are not...
  • Coca Cola Runs Ad Campaign Featuring Gay Family; "We Choose Happiness over Tradition"

    05/29/2015 9:29:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 187 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/29/15 | Aurelius
    Coca Cola is running ads that will appear on buses and signs featuring a gay couple and their adopted child. The ad shows a picture of two men holding a baby, playing with crayons. A bottle of Coca Cola is next to them. Over their heads reads, "We choose happiness ~over~ tradition. -the Van Bergen family." In the bottom right corner it reads, "#choosehappiness:" The ad implies that, though their family is not "traditional," the Van Bergens are happy. They also drink Coke:
  • A Look At Kratom–Fear mongering and regulatory zeal to beat the band

    05/29/2015 8:48:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/29/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    According to Google Trends, interest in the search term “Kratom” has increased sharply from 2011—by a factor of three. Insider blogs note that it trends higher than many other supplements. What’s more, vastly conflicting descriptions of its benefits and side effects are all over the Web, along with troubling reports of adulterated versions of the substance being sold online. Not surprisingly, eager beaver regulators have jumped into the fray. But what, exactly, is Kratom? Formally known as Mitragyna speciosa, it is a tree that grows from 3-20 meters (10-66 ft) tall, native to Southeast Asia. The plant is a member...