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  • NIH wants 1 million Americans to contribute to new pool of gene data

    01/19/2018 7:33:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Compost ^ | January 16, 2018 | Paige Winfield
    PowerPost Follow @powerpost PowerPost Analysis The Health 202: NIH wants 1 million Americans to contribute to new pool of gene data By Paige Winfield Cunningham January 16 THE PROGNOSIS Starting this spring, Americans across the country will be invited to contribute to a massive new pool of genomic information being assembled by the government, a project that represents the most ambitious effort yet to capitalize on the promising new frontier of gene-based medicine. Three years after the National Institutes of Health first announced its Precision Medicine Initiative — subsequently redubbed “All of Us” — the agency’s director, Francis Collins, says...
  • Good Samaritan final decision made night before announcement [Dayton Oh]

    01/18/2018 3:43:24 PM PST · by buckalfa · 1 replies
    WHIOTV7 ^ | January 18, 2018 | Kaitlin Schroeder
    Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton will close by the end of 2018. Premier Health announced on Wednesday that the hospital, based on the northwest side of Dayton, will shut down by the end of 2018. The health network — the largest private employer in the region — said the closure is “part of Premier Health’s new strategic plan.” Here’s what we know about the closure now: MAKING A DECISION: Mary Garman, chief operating officer at Good Sam, said there were several options that were looked at before the decision was made to close the Dayton hospital. She said company executives...
  • MRC’s Graham Blasts ‘Crazy’ Liberal Media as ‘Democratic Party Hacks’ Questioning Trump's Health

    01/17/2018 5:22:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 17, 2018 | NB Staff
    The Media Research Center’s Tim Graham was a guest on the Wednesday edition of FBN’s Risk and Reward and he didn’t hold back in hammering the liberal media’s persistence that President Trump as mentally ill, telling host Liz MacDonald that they’re no more than “crazy” “Democratic Party hacks.” Graham replied that the NewsBusters newsroom thought the White House press corps’s behavior “was crazy,” adding that “Jeff Flake picked the wrong day to give this speech” comparing Trump to Joseph Stalin “after the press just embarrassed themselves by all asking...a battery of questions refusing to accept the idea that Donald Trump...
  • But He’s Crazy! Liberal Media Embarrass Themselves, Demand Doctor Insist Trump’s Mentally Ill

    01/16/2018 7:22:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 16, 2018 | Curtis Houck
    For almost an hour on Tuesday, the White House press corps stooped to a new low of embarrassment and clownishly liberal behavior, lobbing over a dozen questions at Navy Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson to insinuate that President Trump must be mentally ill to the point of AlzheimerÂ’s Disease. This was all despite JacksonÂ’s insistence that heÂ’s in great health. Whether it was Bloomberg, CBS News Radio, CNN, or The Washington Post, the long knives were out as the liberal media engaged in their own PickettÂ’s Charge to save their narrative that TrumpÂ’s mentally ill and thus must be removed...
  • The Cancer Drug Market is the Future Pharma Wants for America

    01/14/2018 9:55:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | Mytheos Holt
    2018 has barely finished dawning, and already, the pharmaceutical industry once more has egg on its face from outrageous price hikes. This time, the culprit is pharmaceutical startup NextSource, which apparently has taken a 40-year-old cancer drug known as lomustine, and ruthlessly hiked its price from $50/pill in 2013, to $768/pill now. In other words, they’ve raised the price of the drug by over 1400% over the past five years. NextSource’s defense for why this has happened has to be read to be believed. CBS News reports that the company’s CEO, Robert DiCrisci, claims that the company set the price based on the...
  • Man captures video of "patient dumping" outside Baltimore hospital

    01/11/2018 10:54:43 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 84 replies
    wbtv. Com ^ | January 11, 2018
    Overnight, Imamu Baraka was walking past a Baltimore hospital when he noticed something he says he'll never forget. The hospital's security guards had just wheeled a patient to a bus stop, and in the freezing temperatures they left her there. The only thing she had on was a hospital gown. "It's about 30 degrees out here right now," Baraka says in a recording of the encounter. "Are you OK, ma'am? Do you need me to call the police?" he asks.
  • Health Care Just Became the U.S.'s Largest Employer

    01/11/2018 9:53:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | JAN 9, 2018 | DEREK THOMPSON
    In the American labor market, services are the new steel.This moment was inevitable. It just wasn’t supposed to happen so soon. Due to the inexorable aging of the country—and equally unstoppable growth in medical spending—it was long obvious that health-care jobs would slowly take up more and more of the economy. But in the last quarter, for the first time in history, health care has surpassed manufacturing and retail, the most significant job engines of the 20th century, to become the largest source of jobs in the U.S. In 2000, there were 7 million more workers in manufacturing than in...
  • AIDS denialists ‘clearly ahead’ as Russian govt struggles with HIV epidemic

    01/10/2018 2:18:38 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    The number of new HIV/AIDS cases is on the rise in Russia, with less than half of the 900,000 HIV-positive people receiving treatment. The movement denying the deadly disease’s very existence is gathering pace too. Although the number of newly-diagnosed and AIDS-related deaths continue shrinking worldwide, the opposite is happening in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with Russia accounting for almost two thirds of new contractions in the region. "For quite a long while, for five years, not nearly enough attention has been paid to the HIV/AIDS issue. There has not been enough funding,” director of the Federal HIV Research...
  • Single-Payer a Danger for Cancer Patients

    01/10/2018 7:31:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Today, breast cancer kills 39 percent fewer women than 25 years ago. Prostate cancer kills 52 percent fewer men, the American Cancer Society announced last week. You can thank new technologies that detect cancer early and defeat it for many of the lives saved. Americans diagnosed with most types of cancer have better odds of surviving it in the U.S. than anywhere else on the planet. But watch out. These staggering achievements are at risk. A chorus of Democratic politicians is kicking off 2018 with renewed calls for universal, government-run health care. Leading the pack for single-payer are presidential contenders...
  • NHS hospitals ordered to cancel all routine operations in January [truncated title]

    01/04/2018 7:48:21 AM PST · by Brilliant · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/3/2018 | Laura Donnelly and Henry Bodkin
    Every hospital in the country has been ordered to cancel all non-urgent surgery until at least February in an unprecedented step... The instructions... which will see result in around 50,000 operations being axed - followed claims by senior doctors that patients were being treated in “third world” conditions... Hospitals are reporting growing chaos, with a spike in winter flu leaving frail patients facing 12-hour waits, and some units running out of corridor space. [The] NHS medical director...ordered NHS trusts to stop taking all but the most urgent cases, closing outpatients clinics for weeks as well as cancelling around 50,000 planned...
  • 2018 Forecast: Winter

    12/31/2017 8:43:37 AM PST · by Wolfie · 14 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | Dec. 31, 2017 | Karl Denniger
    2018 Forecast: Winter I've been harping on this more-or-less continually since 2011 -- it relates to your personal health and reliance on the health care system in the United States. Specifically, if you look like you're pregnant and you're not (or can't be) -- let's just make it simple folks; if you stand in the shower, look straight down, and you see gut instead of genitals..... You can ignore this (again), if you want. But time's pretty-much up. Trump's "tax cuts" are going to accelerate the deficit spending trend that Obama (and Bush before him) initiated. The Fed's machinations over...
  • 3 Key Questions About The Obamacare ‘Stability’ Bailout

    12/22/2017 2:49:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 22, 2017 | Christopher Jacobs
    With White House officials promising to work to bail out Obamacare, how can tax reform have ‘essentially repealed’ the behemoth law? On Wednesday afternoon, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced they would postpone until the New Year their request for considering an Obamacare “stability” bill. Their statement capped a sequence of developments that raised almost as many questions as it answered—about the “stability” bill, the process used to consider it, and Obamacare itself.1. If Congress Just ‘Essentially’ Repealed Obamacare, Why Pass a Bill to Prop It Up? Ahead of final passage of the tax bill on Wednesday,...
  • Missouri first in US to let physicians practice without completing residency

    12/22/2017 3:03:10 AM PST · by buckalfa · 60 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | December 19, 2017 | Alyssa Regge
    A Missouri law allowing medical school graduates to treat patients without having completed a designated residency program — the first law of its kind in the U.S. — went into effect after nearly three years, according to 41 Action News. The law created the role of "assistant physician," which applies to medical school graduates who, under certain rules, may be allowed to treat patients without completing residency. Former Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon signed the law into effect in 2014, but officials took nearly three years to implement it, according to the report. To become an assistant physician, medical school...
  • Why Congress Shouldn’t Wait For Medicare Reform

    12/21/2017 10:39:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2017 | Christopher Jacobs
    If Congress fails to comprehensively reform Medicare, seniors will miss out on significant savings, and taxpayers will miss out on the opportunity to slow the program’s cost growth.In an interview with “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) cast doubt on the prospect for comprehensive Medicare reform on the congressional agenda in 2018: “There are some provider issues that we may be addressing as you know. Some providers in the Medicare field in some cases are getting overpaid. We want to make sure that’s being dealt with. But as far as you’re talking about beneficiaries, we’re not...
  • What Happens To Obamacare If Individual Mandate Disappears?

    12/20/2017 3:44:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/19/17
    Republicans' tax overhaul gets rid of the tax penalty for people who fail to maintain insurance coverage. If it becomes law, what happens to the deficit and the number of uninsured? RAY SUAREZ, HOST: As the House and Senate vote to overhaul the tax code, they're also voting to undo a key part of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The bill gets rid of the tax penalty for failing to maintain insurance coverage. It's known as the individual mandate, and it's probably been the most vilified part of the healthcare law. Joining us now is NPR health policy correspondent...
  • NBC Omits Popular Deductions Staying in GOP Tax Bill, Parrots Dems

    12/14/2017 8:34:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 14, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Congressional Republicans were one step closer to realizing their hopes for tax reform on Thursday as it appeared as though the House and Senate had reconciled nearly all of the legislation. Hearing the recommendations and concerns of the public, the Republicans preserved the current tax codeÂ’s deductions for student loans, medical bills, and added a $10,000 cap for state and local taxes. But of the three major network news outlets, NBC was the only one that left them out of their evening broadcast. Instead of reporting what was known to be in the GOP tax reform bill, NBC Nightly News...
  • California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants

    12/14/2017 4:04:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | December 14, 2017 | JONATHAN J. COOPER
    California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California's Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19.
  • California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants [illegal aliens]

    12/14/2017 1:31:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | December 14, 2017 | By Jonathan J. Cooper (AP)
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers. The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19. It’s part of $4.3 billion in new spending proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting, a San Francisco Democrat who leads the budget committee. While federal funds cover at least half – and as much 95 percent –...
  • Canada’s Health-Care Queues: Bernie Sanders’s model system makes patients wait and wait and . . .

    12/13/2017 7:26:40 AM PST · by Brilliant · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | WSJ Editors
    American Democrats are following Bernie Sanders in embracing single-payer health care on the Canadian model. But when they get sick, our neighbors to the north increasingly find that the only way to get “free” medical care is to wait for weeks or months. The Fraser Institute’s new report, “Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada” in 2017, documents the problem. The Vancouver-based think tank surveyed physicians in 12 specialties across 10 provinces and found “a median waiting time of 21.2 weeks between referral from a general practitioner and receipt of treatment.” This is worse than 2016’s wait...
  • New Jersey Congressman Endorses Federal Fuel Tax Increase

    12/06/2017 1:08:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Transport Topics ^ | December 5, 2017 | Eugene Mulero
    An increase in federal taxes on fuel would significantly help fund repairs for highway infrastructure along Interstate 95 in Newark, N.J., Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D) said amid Congress’ consideration of tax reform legislation. “Improving I-95 will boost the economy by shortening commutes, making cargo transport more efficient and improving highway safety,” Payne said Nov. 30, adding the I-95 stretch, or the Turnpike as it is known in the state, has been underfunded due to deficits in the Highway Trust Fund over the years. The intricate network of ports, railways, highways and an international airport in the state’s largest city...