Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $45,501
51%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 51%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Maybe Liberal #Charlottesville Was the Appropriate Place for a Klan Rally

    08/18/2017 6:32:20 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 6 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 8/18/17 | Bob Parks
    Liberals, because they consider themselves so enlightened, have no problem making racist remarks at us because we should know they don't mean it. They look down upon blacks with skills because they understand we've displaced one of their lesser qualified friends or relatives. It's much more gratifying for progressive whites to assuage their "guilt" by tossing their disposable dollars to nonprofits led by fellow fat-and-happy white liberals who don't have to achieve the goal to feed their faces.
  • Newly discovered painkiller could replace addictive opioids

    08/17/2017 1:55:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Spectator Health ^ | August 17, 2017
    Researchers from the University of Texas have discovered what they say is a powerful painkiller that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The synthetic compound, known as UKH-1114, effectively relieves neuropathic pain in injured mice, but it works at a much lower dose, with a longer duration of action. If the researchers can demonstrate that the drug is safe, effective and nonaddictive in humans – a process that can take years – the discovery could address one of today’s biggest public health challenges: the opioid crisis. Opioids are addictive and users quickly develop a tolerance for the drugs, requiring...
  • LifeNet Health to expand Virginia Beach headquarters, add 321 jobs (Virginia)

    08/14/2017 1:07:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WTKR-TV ^ | August 14, 2017 | Staff
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – LifeNet Health will create 321 new jobs in Virginia Beach, Governor McAuliffe announced Monday. The company will invest $12.25 million to expand in three additional locations in Virginia Beach. Currently, LifeNet Health has four locations in Virginia Beach. The expansion will bring LifeNet Health’s total investment in Virginia Beach to $70 million. LifeNet is the world’s most trusted provider of transplant solutions and a leader in regenerative medicine. “LifeNet Health has been an important driver of the Commonwealth’s growing biotechnology field for more than 30 years, and has helped anchor the foundation for the robust Princess...
  • Falling Bullet Injuries: Pakistan v. U.S.

    08/13/2017 1:36:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from the Shillong Times Celebratory gunfire is dangerous. Those who engage in it may not consider where their bullets will land. Thirteen year old Noa Inman in Hammond, Indiana, was struck by a bullet on July 1st, 2017. He died from a wound to the head. Such clearcut examples are rare enough to become national news stories. From nbcchicago.com: Noah Inman, of the 1600 block of 171st Pl. in Hammond, was pronounced dead at 2:06 p.m. Friday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. Surprisingly few deaths from celebratory gunfire are listed in the wikipedia article.  The...
  • Mysterious Death Ruled "Suicide" [semi-satire]

    08/13/2017 11:43:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2017 | John Semmens
    In May of this year, federal prosecutor Beranton Whisenant's body was found on a Hollywood, Florida beach with a gunshot wound to the head. Three months later, the Hollywood Police Department has ruled the death a suicide. Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami in its major crimes unit. He was handling several visa and passport fraud cases in the congressional district represented by beleaguered former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Oddly, no weapon was recovered at or near the scene. Chief of Police Tomas Sanchez admitted that "the absence of a weapon near the...
  • Repealing Obamacare is Key to Economic Recovery

    08/11/2017 12:03:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/17 | Scott Powell
    Comprehensive tax reform is nearly impossible with Obamacare in place For the last seven-plus years, Republicans ran on repealing and replacing Obamacare. It was a winning platform, demonstrated by their gaining seats in Congress in almost every election since Obama was elected in 2008—achieving a majority in the House in 2010, a majority in the Senate in 2014, and finally the White House in 2016. And with President Trump stating that he is anxious to sign a “repeal” or a “repeal and replace” bill into law, passage seemed like a sure thing. Yet so far the Senate has failed to...
  • Anyone who smokes please stop smoking

    08/09/2017 9:27:30 PM PDT · by American Constitutionalist · 105 replies
    8 / 9 / 2017 | American Constitutionalist
    This is posted under vanity Please anyone who smokes please stop I have had health problems associated with smoking and cost a lot of money. Almost lost my left arm
  • Ex-Planned Parenthood Director: “We Have Monthly Abortion Quotas”

    08/08/2017 1:01:23 AM PDT · by nodwam · 17 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 08/08/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Former clinic Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson reveals the horrors of what she saw in new book 'The Walls are Talking' and tells Tucker why she became an anti-abortion activist. Johnson said, "I was there for eight years... I was a clinic manager so I took care of just day-to-day operations hiring and firing personnel making sure that our budgets were maintained, including our abortion quota... Every abortion facility within Planned Parenthood has a monthly abortion quota that they must meet... So they make their money about 50% of their income is just cash from abortion services." "You know funny...
  • Trans Man/Woman/Man Is Switching Genders For the Third Time

    08/07/2017 8:47:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 7, 2017 | Brittany M. Hughes
    One of Britain’s most famous transgender personalities is swapping genders for the third time in eight years. Brad Cooper became the U.K.’s youngest person to undergo a gender swap at only 15 years old, when he claimed he believed he was a girl stuck in a boy’s body. Doctors began pumping Brad’s body full of hormone therapy to stop puberty and trigger breast growth, sparking a widespread debate on whether 15 was too young for a person to make such a life-altering medical decision. Turns out that it just might be. According to a profile in the U.K. Mirror, the...
  • Trump Threat an "Impeachable Offense" [semi-satire]

    08/07/2017 2:14:39 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 August 2017 | John Semmens
    After the failure of the Senate to repeal Obamacare, a frustrated President Trump's threat to reverse President Obama's executive action exempting members of congress from having to live under the same regulations that apply to ordinary citizens forced into Obamacare brought howls of rage from Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT). "We are members of government," Murphy fulminated. "For Trump to vindictively throw us into the pit with the common people violates the unwritten rule against one segment of this elite group harming the privileges of another. It would renege on the bipartisanship exhibited by President Obama in even handedly extending the...
  • GOP Donor Sues For Fraud Over Senate’s Failed Obamacare Repeal Efforts (CMS readies single-payer)

    08/06/2017 12:46:28 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    True Pundit ^ | August 5 2017 | Staff
    Virginia GOP donor Bob Heghmann, a retired attorney, filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Virginia Republican Party to get his donations back after the Senate’s failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. Heghman argues that the groups should apply more pressure on lawmakers to complete health care reform or return campaign donations, as members of Congress have failed to deliver on their top campaign promise. The suit alleges that the Republican Party “has been engaged in a pattern of racketeering which involves massive fraud perpetrated on Republican voters and contributors as well as some Independents...
  • Government Can’t Fix Healthcare

    08/06/2017 8:14:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/6/17 | Bob McEwen
    Why is the government so bad at healthcare? They’ve been at it for seventy-five years and still can’t get it right. It’s expensive. Access is spotty. It’s mired in bureaucracy. And it’s fraught with waste. Obamacare was supposed to fix all this, but instead, like every other government healthcare program before it, it just made things worse. Why? Because the government is a third-party payer. Let me explain. Suppose you are going to buy something for yourself. You have two priorities: price and quality. You want the highest quality for the lowest possible price. Say you’re buying a television. You...
  • Thank You Senator McCain [AARP Ad]

    08/03/2017 2:00:13 PM PDT · by donna · 40 replies
    AARP ^ | 08/02/17 | AARP Advocates
    Thank you Senator McCain for standing up for the people of Arizona and voting against the bad health care bill.
  • Obamacare premiums will rise steeply in Ohio in 2018, filings show

    08/02/2017 7:28:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | August 2, 2017 | Stephen Koff
    Ohio insurers want big premium hikes next year for individual health care policies in the Affordable Care Act market, with typical average increases of 20 percent or more. Their rate requests have not yet been granted, but federal and state filings show the extent of the hikes insurers say they want -- and need -- because of expectations of costs for medical care, prescription drugs and the premiums necessary to cover these and other expenses. Insurers say they base their requests on how things went this year and last, and their projections for 2018. These rate requests, and requests in...
  • Breaking: CNN Was Just Outed By An Alleged Former Employee and It's Bad!!

    08/02/2017 10:19:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | August 2, 2017
    If this is true than it changes everything! An alleged former CNN employee is claiming that CNN along with Time Warner and the CBO manipulated the CBO report to paint President Trump's healthcare bill in a bad light....
  • Celebrities Know What's Best for Us

    08/01/2017 10:39:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/1/17 | Mard Dice
    Celebrities know what's best for us regular folks. Let's learn from their wisdom. Subscribe now for more videos every day, and I'll see you tomorrow!
  • WHAT!? Paul Krugman’s praise of Obama’s O-care ‘honesty’ sends heads crashing to desks

    08/01/2017 12:01:32 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8-1-2017 | Doug P.
    Another day, another doozy from NY Times’ economics columnist and Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman: Free Beacon ✔@FreeBeacon Paul Krugman Op-Ed: Obama Admin Was Remarkably Honest With Obamacare http://goo.gl/jX1TGM   2:00 AM - Aug 1, 2017 29 Replies 5 Retweets 6 likes BA-HAHAHA! Good one, Paul!
  • Trump can alter the Employer Mandate in ObamaCare by Executive Order

    08/01/2017 10:26:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/01/17 | Steve Bartin
    So, just by changing back the definition of what constitutes full time employment, President Trump can essentially eradicate, as in destroy, the employer mandate portion of ObamaCare --and there's not much Congress can do about it. Unlike Republican members of Congress, Trump can use his pen to fundamentally transform ObamaCare. The Affordable Health Care for America Act (ObamaCare) forces businesses to provide health insurance largely via the employer mandate. The Obama regime had the IRS define a full time employee as follows:
  • What Trump’s Transgender Tweets Reveal About the Culture Wars

    07/31/2017 12:08:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Acculturated ^ | July 28, 2017 | Bethany Mandel
    The breakdown of American social norms is advancing at a lightning pace. Just five years ago if you were told a woman doesn’t necessarily have a vagina, and may instead have a penis, you might have called that insanity. Today, you’re a hateful bigot if you don’t subscribe to this kind of thinking. Not only are adults being told this, but children are also being taught this in schools. Parents are receiving guidance from Planned Parenthood and other liberal bastions on how to talk to preschoolers about transgenderism and masturbation. Yes, you read that right: preschoolers. The Daily Wire reported...
  • Concerns over Donald Trump’s daily diet (The last three presidents before Trump ate junk food)

    07/30/2017 3:57:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Yahoo7 ^ | July 30, 2017 | Allison Yee
    As President of the United States, Donald Trump has an army of five personal chefs, ready and waiting to slave away in the kitchen to cater to his every dietary need. Instead, the POTUS’ favourite foods have been revealed – and it hasn’t left experts impressed. According to the Chicago Tribune, Trump eats “like a teenage boy”, indulging in fast food – he celebrated with a Big Mac and fries after he won the Republican presidential nomination - and knocking back cans of Diet Coke. By all accounts, he’s not a huge fan of breakfast, but if he does eat...