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  • California Democrats plan to extend Medicaid to illegal immigrants

    12/03/2018 11:49:53 PM PST · by ransomnote · 31 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | December 03, 2018 | Kimberly Leonard
    A California lawmaker has pledged to re-introduce a bill that would allow adults who live in the state illegally to receive medical care paid for by the government. State Assembly member Joaquin Arambula, a Democrat and a doctor, announced the plans Monday as the legislature convened at the state capitol, according to the Los Angeles Times. Should the bill advance, California would become the first state to extend Medicaid coverage regardless of immigration status. State projections for last year's bill found that 1.8 million people in California are uninsured and reside there illegally; roughly 1.2 million would qualify for Medi-Cal,...
  • VIDEO: NANCY PELOSI FLUBS VICTORY SPEECH - ‘LET’S HEAR IT MORE FOR PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS!’

    11/08/2018 1:49:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 11/07/18 | SHANE CROUCHER
    **SNIP** “Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans, it’s about restoring the constitution’s checks and balances to the Trump administration,” Pelosi, 78, said at the election night party in Washington D.C. “It’s about stopping the GOP and Mike—Mitch—McConnell’s assaults on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the health care of 130 million Americans living with pre-existing medical conditions.” Then, raising her fist in the air, Pelosi declared: “Let’s hear it more for pre-existing medical conditions!”
  • GOP complaint targets Polis’ investment in medical tourism ( Colorado )

    10/11/2018 11:59:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | October 10, 2018 | Joey Bunch
    A Republican allegation that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis invested in a company benefited by his work as a congressman is now a formal complaint. Former Secretary of State Gessler, a GOP candidate for governor in 2014, filed the complaint Tuesday with the Secretary of State’s Office on behalf of Kristina Cook, a Denver County Republican Party official and conservative radio personality. She and Gessler allege that Polis failed to disclose in his official paperwork that he had invested between $5 million and $25 million in BridgeHealth Medical Inc. “This failure to report his interest in BridgeHealth is not a...
  • Xerox cancels benefits

    10/10/2018 8:35:25 AM PDT · by Deo et patriae · 72 replies
    I received letter from Xerox yesterday (10/09/2018) informing me they are canceling my retirement benefits (and not just me but many other retirees too) which are; Medical, Dental, Prescription Drugs, and my Life Insurance. I worked for Xerox 31 years with the goal in mind that I would have these benefits after I retired. I did, but now, when I need them the most they take them away from me. I was a Senior Engineering Technician in Corporate Research & Technology, in Webster, NY. Let this be a WARNING to people who are considering employment there.
  • In a rebuke to Trump, ...Brown signs bans on short-term health plans, Medi-Cal work requirements

    09/23/2018 10:18:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    L A Times ^ | Melanie Mason and John Myers
    As a left-leaning state that has embraced the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, California is unlikely to pursue work requirements for that program. But with the Trump administration backing efforts by a handful of states to impose such requirements, backers of the measure said it was important to enshrine in state law that California would not do the same. Critics have said that work requirements will limit the care of those unable to work, including those with chronic physical ailments, mental illness or substance abuse problems. Four states have already taken action to move toward work mandates,...
  • Doctors: Breakthroughs May Soon Defeat the Cancer That Killed McCain

    08/25/2018 10:28:29 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 54 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | August 2018 09:06 PM | Gary Greenberg
    “Some people live longer, many live shorter,” he observes. “At the end of the day, there are very, very few long-term survivors.” Help may soon be on the way, however.
  • President Trump Sign "Right to Try" Bill for Terminally Ill Patients.

    08/21/2018 9:52:18 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 21 Aug 18 | hapnHAL
    President Trump signed a bill Wednesday allowing terminally ill patients access to experimental medical treatments not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dubbed "right to try," the law's passage was a major priority of Trump and Vice President Pence, as well as congressional Republicans. "Thousands of terminally ill Americans will finally have hope, and the fighting chance, and I think it's going to better than a chance, that they will be cured, they will be helped, and be able to be with their families for a long time, or maybe just for a longer time," Trump said...
  • Why Your State Should NOT Legalize Weed

    08/15/2018 9:06:53 AM PDT · by fwdude · 237 replies
    Barbwire ^ | August 15, 2018 | Larry Tomczak
    Yesterday I visited our local bookstore and was struck by the abundance of magazine covers promoting marijuana. Later my wife commented that she’s received two ads this week for cannabis products, something she’s never received before! What’s going on? In case you haven’t noticed or are simply distracted by the busyness of life, propaganda promoting marijuana and its legalization is bombarding us. Should we be concerned about something that is celebrated as a “harmless recreational” indulgence that progressive people should embrace excitedly? Recently our state newspaper ran a prominent piece by a young woman calling for weed to be legalized....
  • BD, having bought Bard, is hiring 45 workers or more (New York State)

    07/04/2018 10:15:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Post-Star ^ | July 3, 2018 | Kathleen Moore
    QUEENSBURY — A medical device company has gone on a hiring spree after buying Bard, which has a well-known local manufacturing plant. BD has put up signs on the bike trail, is passing out flyers and recently changed the sign at Bard on Bay Road as it tries to hire 45 new employees. The company needs engineers, supervisors, workers trained in the “continuous improvement” efficiency system and many other positions. A flyer being circulated around the region says the company is also looking for manufacturing team members, with no previous experience needed. The openings are listed at www.crbard.com/careers. The company...
  • Rubius Therapeutics to build manufacturing facility in R.I. (160 good paying jobs)

    06/30/2018 1:38:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 29, 2018 | Jonathan Saltzman
    Rubius Therapeutics, a Cambridge biotech, plans to build a 135,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Smithfield, R.I., after the State of Rhode Island on Thursday approved about $6.4 million in tax credits. The plant is expected to create 160 highly skilled jobs in manufacturing and biotech operations, according to Governor Gina M. Raimondo. Rubius is developing technology intended to turn our own red blood cells into potent new medicines. Rubius plans to invest up to $155 million over about five years to renovate a manufacturing facility in an existing building in Smithfield....
  • Feds charge 601 people in health care fraud, opioid crackdown

    06/29/2018 4:46:08 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 17 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | June 28, 2018 | Linda Trischitta
    Federal authorities have charged 601 people across the country, including 124 in South Florida, in what they called the largest crackdown in history on health care fraud. South Florida retains its notorious ranking of two decades as a leading region for such cases. Prosecutors in the Southern District of Florida filed charges against 20 percent of the total defendants announced and said they were responsible for $337 million in false billings. “The numbers are really staggering,” Benjamin Greenberg, U.S. attorney for the southern district of Florida said Thursday at a Miami press conference. Nationwide, various schemes involved $2 billion in...
  • A Medical Mystery Grows as U.S. Consulate Workers in China Fall Ill

    06/06/2018 6:43:54 PM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/7/2018 | By STEVEN LEE MYERS and JANE PERLEZ
    GUANGZHOU, China — A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening American diplomats and their families — which began in Cuba and recently appeared in China — widened on Wednesday. The State Department evacuated at least two more Americans who fell ill in China after hearing strange noises, officials said. Many other employees at the American Consulate in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and their family members are also being tested by a State Department medical team that has been flown in, officials said. It is unclear how many of them are exhibiting symptoms, but officials expect more American personnel...
  • Stem Cell Therapy for knees

    04/30/2018 5:43:11 PM PDT · by conservativesister · 70 replies
    Does anyone know anything about this, my husband got a card in the mail and went to a presentation. They claim they can get the knee cushion re-grown with a 95% success rate that it works for the people getting the injections. I don't want to throw cold water on his hopes but this is all new to me and I don't know where to start looking. Any info appreciated.
  • Do You Have a DNR? The Wrong Answer Could Kill You

    03/28/2018 2:41:40 PM PDT · by Twotone · 121 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 28, 2018 | Betsy McCaughey
    Patients beware. When you’re admitted to a hospital, you’re routinely encouraged to sign a DNR, short for Do Not Resuscitate order. Don’t assume it will apply only in extreme circumstances. New research shows having those three letters — DNR — on your chart could put you on course to getting less medical and nursing care throughout your stay. Fewer MRIs and CT scans, fewer medications, even fewer bedside visits from doctors. A DNR could cost you your life. They even hesitate to put DNR patients in the ICU when they need intensive care. No wonder patients with DNRs have far...
  • Surgeon performs brain surgery on wrong patient (Kenya)

    03/04/2018 8:16:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 4, 2018 | David Boroff
    A patient at a hospital in Kenya is "progressing well" after a doctor mistakenly performed brain surgery on him. The neurosurgeon who did the recent procedure and the CEO of the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi were both suspended, according to the Guardian. There was a mix-up between one patient who needed to have a blood clot removed and another who merely needed medication for a swollen head, the newspaper reported. "The hospital deeply regrets this event and has done all it can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the patient in question," the hospital said in a statement,...
  • Diabetes is actually five separate diseases, research suggests

    03/04/2018 6:18:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 March 2018 | James Gallagher
    The results, published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, showed the patients could be separated into five distinct clusters. Cluster 1 - severe autoimmune diabetes is broadly the same as the classical type 1 - it hit people when they were young, seemingly healthy and an immune disease left them unable to produce insulin Cluster 2 - severe insulin-deficient diabetes patients initially looked very similar to those in cluster 1 - they were young, had a healthy weight and struggled to make insulin, but the immune system was not at fault Cluster 3 - severe insulin-resistant diabetes patients were generally...
  • Strange symptoms - quack is perplexed

    02/22/2018 5:22:23 PM PST · by wally_bert · 113 replies
    2/22/2018 | Self
    Three times this year I've been hit with a sudden and strong bout of some kind sickness. It's gone like this: Severe chills, extreme drowsiness, weakness to the point being unable to move for about a half a day. Then the chills turn into a higher temp but not feverish, slight nausea, but still so drowsy and weak. Usually by 2 or 3 am I finally throw up and start feeling better. The first time I toughed it out and didn't go to the quack. In a couple of days I was fine. The second time a couple weeks ago...
  • Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

    02/21/2018 1:22:19 AM PST · by zeestephen · 70 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 February 2018
    Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
  • Stephen Hawking Turns 75; And How Has Hawking Survived So Long? (trunc)

    02/18/2018 4:44:51 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 1/7/2017 | Dana Dovey
    January 8 is Stephen Hawking’s 75th birthday, an age particularly remarkable for a man living with a form of the motor-neuron disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In celebration of Hawking’s remarkable life achievement despite his severe disability, let’s have a look at the disease that we’ve come to so closely associate with this brilliant mind.
  • Dr. Mark Geier Wins Lawsuit Against Maryland Board of Physicians

    02/08/2018 8:37:28 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 17 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | 02/08/18 | Brian Shilhavy
    A Maryland Circuit Court judge has ruled that the Maryland Board of Physicians, which stripped Dr. Mark Geier of his license to practice medicine back in 2011, acted illegally by humiliating Dr. Geier and his family publicly after they removed his medical license. ...the members of the Maryland Board of Physicians, between $10,000 and $200,000 apiece, depending on their net worth.