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  • BREAKING: Royal Liverpool Hospital in lockdown after man 'attacked with machete'

    08/04/2016 8:04:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    daily star ^ | 8/4 | evans
    A 26-year-old man is in a serious condition after being stabbed in the arms and legs. Police said the man drove himself five miles to hospital following the attack. Unconfirmed reports suggest there is a bullet hole in the vehicle he drove in.
  • World’s largest hotel with 10,000 rooms, 70 restaurants to open in Mecca by 2017

    08/04/2016 12:39:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 4, 2016
    The Abraj Kudai hotel reportedly costs a whopping $ 3.5 billion. (Source: dar.dargroup.com) If all goes according to plan, by 2107 Mecca will be home to the largest hotel in the world with 10,000 rooms! According to reports, the Abraj Kudai hotel, which is the labour of love and a lot of finance – around $3.5 billion of funds are in play – should be ready for visitors in 2017. Touted to be the largest hotel in the world, the project is owned by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance and is being designed by the Dar Al-Handasah group. It will...
  • Breaking: Patient, employee shot and killed at Florida hospital

    07/17/2016 6:00:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 17 , 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    DEVELOPING: An elderly patient and an employee were shot and killed at a Florida hospital Sunday morning in what police are calling “an isolated incident.”
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Released from Hospital After Burn Treatment

    07/15/2016 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | AP
    AUSTIN, TX -- Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been released after four nights in the hospital for treatment of severe burns he suffered while vacationing last week. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott left San Antonio's Brooke Army Medical Center on Friday and is returning to the governor's mansion in Austin. Abbott, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, sustained extensive second- and third-degree burns on his lower legs and feet after being scalded July 7 while in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His office won't say exactly how he was burned.
  • Bomb Threat Reported at Niklaus Children's Hospital in Miami

    07/08/2016 1:43:48 PM PDT · by austinaero · 5 replies
    ABC channel 10 local to Miami ^ | 07/08/16 | Amanda Batchelor
    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said authorities were initially called to reports of an active shooter and bomb threat. Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrin said the hospital has been evacuated as a precaution because of the reported threats. Officers are going floor to floor to ensure that the campus is safe.
  • Yikes! Live Python Falls From Hospital Ceiling

    05/10/2016 10:15:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 10, 2016
    A month after slithering into the ceiling of Washington’s Tacoma General Hospital, a white ball python is back with its owner. Sources say a visitor brought the snake to the hospital in a cat carrier full of stuffed animals. After the owner went home, he realized his python had escaped and notified the hospital, according to KCPQ. Hospital workers said they didn’t think anything of it because they see strange things happen all the time. The snake was found, “when it came out of the ceiling ventilation on April 30,” said Marce Edwards with MultiCare Health System. Edwards confirmed that...
  • Doctor reveals horrors that make this hospital dangerous for kids

    05/08/2016 1:20:10 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/8/2016 | Anonymous
    A pediatrician who spent three years as a resident at Coney Island Hospital spoke to The Post’s Melkorka Licea about the frightening patient care the doctor witnessed and heard about in the 371-bed Brooklyn facility. Fearing more children will be put in harm’s way, the physician wanted to shed light on the chronic negligence, unqualified care and poor supervision that plagues the city-run institution.
  • Bus driver: 'I saw the terrorist in the hospital'

    04/19/2016 4:17:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    The driver of the bus, however, has stated that the man was indeed the terrorist, and that security officials at the hospital confirmed as much. The driver, Moshe Levy, spoke with BeHadrei Haredim on Tuesday, and recalled the incident and his encounter with the alleged terrorist. “The [bus] ride was normal; I saw the terrorist get on the bus at one of the stations. The terrorist boarded and paid just like everyone else. He didn’t look suspicious to me, and he wasn’t carrying a strange bag or something. No, I didn’t suspect him.” “Then all of the sudden, on Baram...
  • Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence

    03/24/2016 5:52:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 03/19/2016 | Mark Brown
    Chicago Brown: Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence Mark Brown This is a good news story, but underlying it is a bleak reality. The volume of gunshot wounds and other trauma cases treated at Stroger Hospital is so high that the U.S. Navy has teamed up the past two years with the hospital’s prestigious trauma unit to keep its medical personnel better prepared for their next deployment. The Navy guys might see as much action in a typical night at Stroger as they would if they were in a combat setting. Let that sink in for a minute....
  • ACLU Attempting to Force Catholic Hospital to Kill Babies in Abortions

    03/14/2016 7:18:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Emily Derois
    In December, LifeNews reported the American Civil Liberties Union sued a Catholic health system in an attempt to force its staff to perform abortions, despite their religious and personal pro-life convictions. On March 23, the court will examine the evidence and determine whether to dismiss the ACLU’s lawsuit against the Trinity Health Corporation. In a federal lawsuit against Trinity, which is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, the ACLU explained that their doctors refused to perform abortions on five women who suffered preterm, premature rupture of membranes. This complication arises when the amniotic sac breaks and...
  • Germany Sends A Message to The World

    01/13/2016 10:15:32 AM PST · by VA Voter · 27 replies
    > A female physician in Munich, Germany sends a message to the World .. .. . . . > > 'Yesterday, at the hospital, we had a meeting about how the situation here and at the other Munich hospitals is unsustainable.. Clinics cannot handle the number of migrant medical emergencies, so they are starting to send everything to the main hospitals. > > Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff and we women are now refusing to go among those migrants! Relations between the staff and migrants are going from bad to worse. Since last weekend, migrants going to...
  • Father brings gun to hospital to buy time for his ‘brain dead’ son

    12/23/2015 6:56:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    fox13now ^ | 21 December, 2015 | na
    HOUSTON — A Texas father has been released from jail after police say he brought a gun to a hospital to stop the staff from taking his son off of life support. George Pickering II’s son was declared "brain-dead" after he suffered a massive stroke in January. The hospital ordered a "terminal wean" which is a process that slowly ends a person’s life by removing life support. The staff had even notified an organ donation organization that Pickering’s son was a donor. Pickering, however, wasn’t ready to let go — now, his son, George Pickering III, is still alive and...
  • Florida woman dies after being forcibly removed from hospital by police (Florida)

    12/22/2015 8:18:34 PM PST · by windcliff · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12-22-15 | unknown
    A woman who refused to leave a hospital when doctors discharged her died after she was forcibly removed by police, authorities said Tuesday. Barbara Dawson, 57, collapsed Monday while being escorted in handcuffs from the Liberty Calhoun Hospital, where she went to seek treatment for breathing difficulties, said Blountstown Police Department chief Mark Mallory. Mallory said an officer had arrested Dawson for disorderly conduct and trespassing. An autopsy on Dawson has been performed and the results should be released Wednesday, Mallory said. Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials have been called in to investigate, department spokesman Steve Arthur said. He...
  • Daughters of Charity Health System closes deal with hedge fund

    12/15/2015 2:00:52 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 12-15-2015 | Tracy Seipel
    Ending almost two years in limbo, the financially beleaguered Daughters of Charity Health System on Monday announced it has closed a $260 million investment deal with an East Coast hedge fund that will keep one of the Bay Area's oldest hospital chains afloat for at least three more years. The news came 11 days after California Attorney General Kamala Harris gave her conditional approval for the largest nonprofit hospital transaction in state history, and the first to involve a hedge fund. Unlike the controversy and staunch opposition generated by the hospitals' previous suitor, the deal with BlueMountain Capital Management registered...
  • Why The Denver VA Hospital Is A Total Failure, And This Similar Hospital Is A Total Success

    12/03/2015 5:00:41 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 12/02/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    The Denver Veterans Affairs hospital has taken tremendous fire for cost overruns of a billion dollars, but a new report shows that, had the VA engaged in better planning and real-time accountability, the facility could have looked like the new Parkland hospital in Dallas, which finished almost on time and on budget. A new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis compares reconstruction efforts at the VA hospital in Denver with the redesign of the Parkland hospital, which has quickly become one of the busiest hospitals in the country. Parkland features the second-largest burn unit and ranks in sixth...
  • Oregon family lets dying 5-year-old daughter decide: ‘Heaven or the hospital?’

    10/27/2015 3:08:20 PM PDT · by windcliff · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-27-15 | unknown
    Since birth, Julianna Snow has suffered from an incurable neurodegenerative disorder that has had her in and out of the hospital, and has prevented her from going to the City Bible Church in Portland, Ore., where her family belongs. Tribune Media Wire reported that when 5-year-old Julianna was 4, her family made her an offer: The next time she got seriously ill, she could choose to go to the hospital or heaven. There, they said, she would be able to eat without a tube, play and run— everyday activities other kids get to engage in but ones that Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease,...
  • Cockpit Crew questioned Legality of Bombing Hospital - DrsWithoutBorders

    10/17/2015 7:12:00 AM PDT · by Altariel · 52 replies
    Cockpit crew questioned legality of bombing hospital.
  • French Train Hero Spencer Stone Released From Hospital After Stabbing

    10/16/2015 7:30:43 AM PDT · by wtd · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/16/2015
    French Train terror hero Spencer Stone released from hospital a week after he was stabbed outside nightclub as police reveal new images of attackers fleeing the scene Spencer Stone was stabbed outside a nightclub in Sacramento last week Airman was one of three men who thwarted terrorist attack on French train He has now been released from hospital and thanked doctors and nurses Police released new pictures of two Asian male suspects fleeing in a car
  • Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike

    10/03/2015 10:05:28 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 108 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 3, 2015 | LYNNE O'DONNELL
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has demanded an investigation into the incident.Doctors Without Borders said that "all indications" pointed to the international military coalition as responsible for the bombing and called for an independent investigation. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said an inquiry was underway into whether the carnage at the clinic...
  • Possible U.S. airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan; at least 19 dead

    10/03/2015 11:41:33 AM PDT · by Altariel · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2015 | Tim Craig
    KABUL – U.S. forces may have mistakenly bombed a hospital in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 19 people, including three children, in an incident that will likely raise new questions about the scope of American involvement in the country’s 14-year war. In a statement, Doctors Without Borders said an airstrike “partially destroyed” its trauma hospital in Kunduz, where the Afghan military has been trying to drive Taliban fighters from the city. The airstrike killed at least 12 Doctors Without Borders staff members, the group said. Three children were also reportedly killed. At least 37 other people were seriously...
  • Doctor Expelled From Hospital for Exposing Truth About Homosexuality

    09/28/2015 11:06:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 9/25/2015 | JESSILYN JUSTICE
    A Harvard-affiliated hospital reportedly expelled a popular doctor after he voiced his religious beliefs about homosexuality. Dr. Paul Church, who had admitting privileges at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, was told his position on homosexuality constituted as "discrimination," "harassment," and "unprofessional conduct," and that Bible verses regarding homosexuality are similarly "offensive" and discriminatory. "Dr. Church was censured and subjected to disciplinary action for stating an objection on medical and religious grounds to the promotion of homosexuality," says Richard Mast, a Liberty Counsel attorney representing Church. Mast confirmed Church received a letter from the hospital, assessed the letter...
  • The ACLU’s Sterile View of the First Amendment

    09/01/2015 4:41:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Robert Knight
    Tie her tubes, or we’ll sue you for sex discrimination, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told a Catholic-affiliated hospital in California. So after first declining to do so, Mercy Medical Center in Redding has now slated a tubal ligation for a woman after her scheduled C-section to deliver a baby in late September. The ACLU’s demand is cut from the same cloth as the Obama Administration’s order under Obamacare to the Little Sisters of the Poor to violate their beliefs and provide contraceptives and abortifacients or pay crushing fines. That case is still in litigation. The latest manifestation of...
  • Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down along a Md. highway

    08/17/2015 8:05:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2015 | Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox
    The Route 29 Batman, whose roadside encounter with Montgomery County police three years ago made him a viral sensation around the world, has died. Lenny B. Robinson, the 51-year-old Maryland man who drove a black Lamborghini and dressed as Batman to visit sick children in hospitals, was struck by a car on Interstate 70 Sunday night near Hagerstown, Md., after his Batmobile broke down. He was coming home from a car show in West Virginia. Robinson had just stopped at a gas station, where he met a family whose children were interested in his custom-made car, state police in Hagerstown...
  • Police: Woman stole ambulance from hospital ER entrance

    06/09/2015 1:56:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    The Allentown (PA) Morning Call ^ | June 9, 2015 | Pamela Lehman
    Fountain Hill police said video surveillance shows a woman stealing an ambulance Monday from the emergency room entrance at St. Luke's University Hospital-Fountain Hill. Christine Immacula Dejoie, 25, of Easton is charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle and driving under the influence. She was sent to Lehigh County Jail under $25,000 bail. According to court records: Shortly after midnight, police were called to the hospital because of a stolen ambulance.
  • Why the First Hospital to Do Sex-Reassignment Surgeries No Longer Does Them

    05/11/2015 10:47:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Stand to Reason ^ | 06/21/2014 | Amy K. Hall
    Greg referenced this article by Paul McHugh (former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital) on the show Tuesday, and it's worth posting an excerpt here, as well: [P]olicy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention. This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken—it does not correspond with physical reality. The...
  • Canyon Vista Medical Center now open. Old hospital closes

    04/23/2015 7:28:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — At 6 a.m. today Canyon Vista Medical Center was declared officially open by its CEO, Dr. Dean French. The first of 51 patients, 8-day-old Edgar Zuriel Tebaqui Sallard whose mother Judith lives in Douglas, arrived from the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center at 6:05 a.m. The last patient transported was Richard Holt, who left SVHRC at 10:14 a.m. and a minute later French declared the half century-old facility closed. Outside the American flag was symbolically lowered and folded, as workers covered signs of the old hospital. Canyon Vista Medical Center came into being when an agreement by...
  • Two Movie Stars Made a Bet on Twitter. The Guy Who Won Just Paid Up Anyway

    03/09/2015 7:50:10 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/9/2015 | Zach Noble
    It started with a bet between movie stars — and ended with both guys putting on their superhero costumes and visiting children’s hospitals. “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt and “Captain America” star Chris Evans set up a friendly wager on Twitter ahead of the 2015 Super Bowl: If Evans’ favorite team, the New England Patriots, won, Pratt would visit the Christopher’s Haven cancer charity in Boston dressed as Star-Lord, and if Pratt’s Seattle Seahawks won, Evans would visit Seattle Children’s Hospital dressed as Captain America.
  • Texas Ebola nurse says hospital failed her and her colleagues

    03/01/2015 1:52:31 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 63 replies
    MSN World News ^ | March 1 2015 | REUTERS
    The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, said she was used for publicity purposes by her hospital, which also invaded her privacy and did not properly train her, the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday. Pham, 26, told the newspaper that chaos hit the Dallas hospital when it admitted Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States after he contracted it in Liberia. Nurses were ill prepared and received little guidance on how to treat Ebola or protect themselves.
  • Texas hospital tries to pull plug on comatose 12-year-old against parents’ wishes

    02/01/2015 2:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Jan 30, 2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, January 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- A 12-year-old boy in Corpus Christi, Texas, is facing death this weekend as hospital officials fight to remove him from the ventilator helping him breathe – over the objections of his parents, and despite the fact that another hospital has already agreed to allow a transfer in order to give him lifesaving care. In a case that echoes last year’s contentious legal battle over the fate of Jahi McMath – a 13-year-old declared legally dead by hospital and government officials despite having a heartbeat – young Joey Cronin’s fate is in the...
  • France Terror: 'Hostages Taken' In Car Chase

    01/09/2015 12:57:43 AM PST · by radu · 424 replies
    Sky News ^ | Jan. 9, 2015 | Sky News
    The two men suspected of attacking a newspaper in Paris have stolen a car and reportedly have several hostages. A car chase is under way on the N2 motorway, and police sources say shots have been fired. The car is now on the outskirts of Paris - close to Charles de Gaulle airport - and several helicopters are reportedly hovering overhead. Sky's Ian Woods says the police focus now appears to have turned to an industrial building near to the airport. Two people with gunshot wounds have been taken to hospital in Meaux.
  • New York City cop injured in shootout ´wasn’t too happy´ about hospital visit from Mayor

    01/06/2015 10:22:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/6/15 | Chris Spargo
    A cop who was injured following a shootout in the Bronx seems to still resent New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio´s recent support for the city´s protesters. NYPD officer Andrew Dossi was visited by Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bill Bratton at St. Barnabas Hospital Monday night after he and his partner were shot by robbers shortly at a grocery store after their shift ended Monday, and according to his father, the Mayor was not a welcome site. ´He wasn’t too happy about the Mayor’s visit,´ said Joe Dossi. This as the alleged gunman responsible for the attack has...
  • First anti-abortion bill filed: Doctors must have hospital privileges (Florida)

    01/06/2015 9:18:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | Christine Stapleton
    Doctors who perform abortions would be required to have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the location where the abortion is performed under the first anti-abortion billed filed in the 2015 legislative session. HB 147 is sponsored by two Republicans, Pensacola Rep. Walter Bryan “Mike” Hill, former president of the Northwest Florida Tea Party, and Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood, who pushed a bill in 2012 that would have required doctors to sign an affidavit stating the abortion is not being performed because of the sex or race of the fetus. The bill is patterned after laws in...
  • Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah admitted to hospital

    12/31/2014 11:40:19 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Middle East EYE ^ | 12-31-2014 | MEE staff
    The 93-year old King of Saudi Arabia was sent to hospital on Wednesday for “medical checks” according to the Royal Court. King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who has ruled Saudi Arabia since the death of his half-brother King Fahd in 2005, was admitted to the King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, the latest in numerous trips to hospital by the aging monarch in recent years. The King underwent two operations in October 2011 and November 2012 due to "ligament slackening" in the upper back. The news of his entry to hospital prompted a 5 percent fall in Saudi Arabia’s main equities...
  • Tim Tebow Opens a Hospital in the Philippines

    12/12/2014 7:35:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    People Magazine ^ | December 12, 2014 | Steve Helling
    Tim Tebow's altruistic streak continues. The football star turned TV analyst has opened the Tebow CURE hospital in Davao City, Philippines. The five-story facility has received its official operating license and opened its doors this week. Physicians are already seeing children with critical orthopedic needs.
  • Italian 'serial killer' nurse Daniela Poggiali: 96 patients' deaths investigated by police

    12/04/2014 9:38:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 1, 2014 | Umberto Bacchi
    Almost 100 deaths occurred under the watch of an Italian nurse accused of murdering dozens of patients, health officials said. The figure is several times higher than that of other nurses at the same hospital. Police were initially investigating 38 suspect deaths at a hospital in Lugo di Romagna, near Ravenna, after an autopsy found poison in the system of an elderly woman in the care of Daniela Poggiali, a 42-year-old nurse from the nearby town of Faenza. Detectives have now extended their probe to as many as 96 deaths that occurred during Poggiali's shifts in a 12 months period....
  • Prayer request for mamzelle's loved one--

    11/25/2014 7:05:28 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 28 replies
    Mamzelle
    Facing surgery today--not me, but lived one. Would appreciate prayers for a successful outcome.
  • Dallas Ebola Victim’s Family (Duncan) Reaches Agreement With Hospital

    11/11/2014 6:49:59 PM PST · by wtd · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/11/2014
    Dallas Ebola Victim’s Family Reaches Agreement With HospitalDALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The family of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has reached a “resolution” with Texas Health Resources, according to a family spokesperson. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas will release a statement Wednesday morning about this latest development.
  • HOSPITAL HORROR: VA patients treated with bogus medical equipment, supplies Johnson & Johnson

    11/09/2014 11:28:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    washington times ^ | 11/6/14 | Jim McElhatton
    Unauthorized and potentially counterfeit, dangerous surgical devices and medical supplies have flowed unchecked into the Department of Veterans Affairs supply chain and into VA operating rooms, according to internal agency correspondence from a major supplier who blamed new procurement rules. The bogus supplies gained a foothold when the department started using reverse auctions to fulfill some contracts, according to both department officials and a 2012 memo from Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest medical device business. In the memo, the company told the VA it was getting surgical supplies bought from unauthorized distributors through the so-called “gray market,” and said...
  • Feds move to close Obamacare hospital coverage loophole (on election day)

    11/04/2014 4:43:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/04/14 | Dan Mangan
    The federal government said Tuesday it will soon move to close a loophole in Obamacare that could allow big employers to refuse to cover employees' hospitalizations. That loophole is significant because hospital-stay costs can quickly become high. The loophole is linked to Obamacare rules that will require mid- to large-size employers starting in 2015 to offer affordable health plans to employers or pay a fine.
  • In Liberia, a Good or Very Bad Sign: Empty Hospital Beds

    10/29/2014 10:38:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/29/2014 | Sheri Fink
    SUAKOKO, Liberia — For days this month, the ambulances from this Ebola treatment unit went out in search of patients, only to return with just one or two suspected cases. And many times, those people ended up testing negative for the disease. “Where are the patients?” an aid worker wondered aloud as colleagues puzzled over the empty beds at the International Medical Corps treatment unit here in Bong County, Liberia, which opened in mid-September. Around the country, treatment centers, laboratory workers who test for Ebola, and international and national health officials trying to track the epidemic have noticed an unexpected...
  • University of Maryland Medical Center patient tests negative for Ebola

    10/28/2014 9:40:03 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 13 replies
    WBAL TV (Baltimore NBC) ^ | 10/28/14 | WBAL
    BALTIMORE —A patient who was being isolated at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore for Ebola testing Monday evening does not have the deadly virus, officials announced Tuesday.
  • Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan LIED to Dallas hospital staff about his exposure to virus..

    10/27/2014 11:30:43 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2014 | Michael Zennie
    Sidia Rose says Duncan lied to her about caring for a pregnant woman who later died of the disease when she first questioned about itHe later admitted to taking care of someone who died in Liberia, but then denied the story to Texas public health officialsRose says she was terrified of taking care of Duncan, but did so anywayDuncan died October 8, but not before infecting two of his nurses at Texas Health PresbyterianAmber Vinson and Nina Pham are now free of the disease   Thomas Eric Duncan lied about his exposure to Ebola to hospital staff and to public...
  • VA promotion for administrator stuns legislator

    10/26/2014 7:10:29 AM PDT · by cutty · 10 replies
    Tribune-Review ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Mike Wereschagin
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is promoting an administrator who advised against publicly disclosing a deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at its Pittsburgh hospital system, the agency told Congress. David Cord, deputy director of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System since June 2012, will become director of the Erie VA Medical Center within 60 days, the VA informed Congress. The VA disclosed the Legionnaires' outbreak that killed at least six and sickened at least 16 others on Nov. 16, 2012 — two days after Cord told a VA spokesman not to alert the public about it, according to an internal email from the spokesman...
  • Family, friends of Thomas Duncan protest outside hospital

    10/23/2014 11:29:47 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 58 replies
    MyFoxDFW ^ | Oct 23, 2014 9:46 PM CDT | myfoxdfw.com Staff
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has admitted that mistakes were made in the treatment of the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Duncan, and his family members have been very critical of the hospital since his death. Some family members and friends went to Presbyterian to stage a silent protest Thursday night. The silent protest boiled over into strong emotions, with some speaking out about their feelings.
  • "Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law"

    10/23/2014 8:13:27 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/23/2014 | Tyler Durden, Brandon Smith
    Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on...
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    10/23/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Oct 23 00:08 AM BST | Tom Miles
    At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/10/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 5,025 replies
    Free Republic Threads ^ | August 10, 2014 | Legion
    I have spent a little time compiling links to threads about the Ebola outbreak in the interest of having all the links in one thread for future reference. Please add links to new threads and articles of interest as the situation develops. Thank You all for you participation.
  • Houston Police Are Responding To A Shooting In Progress Outside Ben Taub Hospital

    10/22/2014 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    pz feed ^ | 10/22/14 | staff
    Houston Police are responding to a shooting in progress outside Ben Taub Hospital in the Medical Center. The incident happened in the outpatient pharmacy area, between the pharmacy and a parking garage. The area now cordoned off by police is a busy walkway, used to get to and from Ben Taub to the public parking garage, ABC 13 reports.
  • The Current Ebola Strain: It’s Airborne Folks

    08/05/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 301 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-5-14 | sundance
    The empirical evidence of an airborne Ebola Strain is overwhelming Hat Tip GWP - Patrick Sawyer was the American businessman, who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, then collapsed after he got off a plane to Nigeria and died July 25. He was the first patient in Nigeria with the Ebola virus. The Nigerian authorities have refused to release the names of other passengers on the plane with Mr. Sawyer, or notify the media of their status.
  • U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola

    10/16/2014 10:29:54 PM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/14 | Jerome Corsi
    U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola Virus could be transmitted by means other than contact NEW YORK – While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition. The most recent edition was published in 2011, with more than 100,000 copies distributed...