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  • California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants

    12/14/2017 4:04:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 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 –...
  • Terre Haute girl's death brings attention to SUDC

    11/28/2017 9:27:41 AM PST · by azkathy · 56 replies
    Tribune-Star ^ | 11-24-2017 | Lisa Trigg
    An unpredictable public health concern is being highlighted in Terre Haute and other Hoosier communities in honor of a local toddler who died in 2014. Allison Jean Hescher died at age 16 months in her crib at home. An autopsy and investigation revealed no known cause of death for the little girl, leading to the category of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood, or SUDC. Now, her mother, Karen Hescher, is bringing the SUDC Banner Project to the area to spread awareness and share the SUDC Foundation’s support and advocacy for families who have experienced the sudden, unexpected death of their...
  • Hurricane Maria causes health scare on mainland

    11/24/2017 5:00:11 PM PST · by Carl Vehse · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2017 | Deborah Simmons
    America’s health care system is facing a potential crisis, and it has nothing to do with Obamacare, opioids or veterans’ care. The potential crisis stems from a shortage of those ubiquitous IV solution bags used in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice settings, and are ever-present in TV dramas as fictitious patients are lifted for ambulatory services. The problem has become particularly acute since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, home to Baxter International Inc., the biggest supplier of the bags and one of America’s key suppliers. The bags are used to provide intravenous fluids such as: life-saving medications, painkillers, antibiotics, chemotherapy...
  • Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot

    11/16/2017 6:11:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 126 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Shannon Antinori
    Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 Updated Nov 15, 2017 "You need to think twice before judging someone," the Plainfield mom said. " You have no idea what they've been through." By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2017 11:50 pm ET PLAINFIELD, IL — From all outward appearances, Michele Clarke, 39, looks young and healthy. But 16 years ago, the Plainfield mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then she has had to battle...
  • Having sex could slow down aging — but only if you do it a certain number of times each week

    11/13/2017 10:43:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.thisisinsider.com ^ | 11/07/2017 | Kristin Salaky
    A healthy sex life just may help make you healthier overall. Warner Brothers A small study suggests that having sex at least once per week can help people age better. Researchers claim that frequent sex can lengthen your telomeres, which promotes better agin and promotes better physical and mental health as you age. This was a small and short study, so more research is needed. It's no secret that sex comes with many benefits, but a new study suggests that having sex frequently can also keep you from aging. Well, sort of. The study, conducted by the University of California...
  • FBI seeks Senate documents, signaling possible probe into sale of fetal tissue

    11/13/2017 3:38:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/17 | John Solomon
    The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request. The request was made in recent days, the sources said, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), last December referred Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers to the FBI for investigation after a lengthy probe into the transfers of fetal tissue. Grassley said at the time that his committee had uncovered enough evidence in...
  • Trump: My accountant says GOP tax bill is going to 'kill' me

    11/08/2017 2:27:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2017 | By Mike Moffitt
    President Donald Trump called from South Korea on Tuesday to share with Democrats what his accountant told him about the GOP tax measure, namely that he is "going to get killed in this bill." According to NBC News and other news outlets, the exact quote made by the president as he spoke to 12 Senate Democrats during a phone call was: "My accountant called me and said 'you're going to get killed in this bill.' The deal is so bad for rich people, I had to throw in the estate tax just to give them something."
  • Breakthrough Treatment Lets Man With Spinal Cord Injury Stand And Move Legs

    10/28/2017 2:26:58 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 27 OCT 2017 | MICHELLE STARR
    Through a combination of electrical stimulation and intense physical training, a man with a complete spinal cord injury has regained the ability to independently stand up and move his legs. Andrew Meas broke his neck in a motorcycle accident when he was just 28 years old. He was unable to walk, stand, or voluntarily move his legs, even after 21 months of rehabilitation and training following the accident. Just over four years after the accident, researchers from the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville paired his rehabilitation with something called spinal cord epidural stimulation (scES)....
  • Ultra-Light Aluminum Eyed for Applications in Electronics, Medicine, Spaceflight

    10/05/2017 7:21:36 AM PDT · by null and void · 21 replies
    Design News ^ | September 28, 2017 | Elizabeth Montalbano
    Researchers create method to develop aluminum that’s lighter than water and could have applications in electronics, medicine, and spaceflight. While people don’t think of aluminum as particularly heavy metal, it’s denser than one thinks in its conventional form—heavier even than water. Now researchers in the United States and Russia have developed a theoretical model for creating aluminum that’s even lighter than water, which could give this type of metal unprecedented applications for use in electronics, medicine, and spaceflight. A graphic shows the model for a new type of ultra-lightweight aluminum designed by researchers at the University of Utah and Southern...
  • Cuba mystery grows: New details on what befell US diplomats

    09/15/2017 12:44:43 AM PDT · by blueplum · 29 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 14 Sep 2017 | JOSH LEDERMAN, MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and MATTHEW LEE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if he'd walked through some invisible wall cutting straight through his room. ...On Tuesday, the State Department disclosed that doctors had confirmed another two cases, bringing the total American victims to 21. Some have mild traumatic brain injury, known as a concussion, and others permanent hearing loss. Even the potential motive is unclear. Investigators are at a...
  • Mice found able to ward off fungal lung infections by causing fungus to kill itself

    09/08/2017 2:14:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | by Bob Yirka
    (Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers from the U.S., Germany and Israel has found that mice are able to ward off fungal lung infections because their immune systems cause fungal spores to die. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the means by which they discovered how mice are able to ward off fungal lung infections and what their findings might mean for human patients. Fungus is all around us, so much so that most people breathe in approximately 1000 fungal spores every single day. But the means by which people ward off fungal infections in the...
  • Ethanol: A Lethal Injection For Tumors (100% success rate in hamster study)

    09/03/2017 1:09:07 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 54 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | September 3, 2017 | Alex Berezow
    In the rich world, cancer therapy is expensive. In the developing world, it may not be available at all. Not only is cutting-edge technology in short supply, but so are things like electricity and medical personnel. The lack of necessary resources for basic healthcare is made obvious by the fact that, if diagnosed with cancer, a person in the developing world is more likely to die from it than a person in the developed world. To help alleviate this problem, cheap, uncomplicated, portable, and preferably non-surgical treatments that do not require electricity are needed. Now, a team of researchers from...
  • Kentucky doctor takes break from giving birth to help deliver baby in distress

    07/28/2017 8:45:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Tweet email Oh babies! Kentucky OBGYN Amanda Hess had just put on her hospital gown and settled in at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center over the weekend when she “overheard the nurses preparing for a woman in active labor who needed to deliver immediately because the baby was in distress,” according to an account of events shared on Facebook by Dr. Hala Sabry. “My husband actually said, ‘Is that a woman screaming?” Hess told WKYT-TV. Though the OBGYN had been waiting for her own induction and delivery, she leapt into action to help the other expecting mother. Leah Halliday Johnson...
  • Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years – study

    07/26/2017 10:07:37 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 76 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 25 July 2017 | Nicola Davis
    Reasons for the ‘shocking’ drop are unclear, say researchers, and represent a huge and neglected area of public health __ Nicola Davis @NicolaKSDavis Tuesday 25 July 2017 13.00 EDT Last modified on Tuesday 25 July 2017 20.10 EDT Sperm counts among men have more than halved in the last 40 years, research suggests, although the drivers behind the decline remain unclear. The latest findings reveal that between 1973 and 2011, the concentration of sperm in the ejaculate of men in western countries has fallen by an average of 1.4% a year, leading to an overall drop of just over 52%....
  • Medi-Cal Is A Microcosm Of What’s Wrong With Government Managed Health Insurance

    07/13/2017 12:28:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    As we continue to debate the potential replacement of Obamacare and, in particular, the impact any pending changes may have on either Medicare or Medicaid, it’s important to recall some of the shortcomings of the existing system. This is particularly true when we look at the increased number of people who have been put on the Medicaid rolls under Obamacare. We can see some of the results rolling out on a smaller scale by looking at the state-run system in California, Medi-Cal. There’s an article out this week in the LA Times which covers the growing complaints of low...
  • Expert: Amid delays, patient died waiting for medical marijuana relief

    07/02/2017 2:39:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 106 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Shawn Ching
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two additional medical marijuana dispensaries -- one on Oahu, the other on Kauai – were recently given the green light by the state Health Department to begin cultivating cannabis, even though the labs needed to test marijuana products still have not been certified to begin doing so. The announcement brings what's expected to be an even bigger workload for employees from the three independent testing facilities, who have not even begun to approve any of the cannabis that's already been harvested. The continued delays have one pain specialist concerned for a very specific reason: He says one...
  • The Brutal Battle Against Medical Kidnappers

    06/28/2017 10:40:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    BOSTON -- On the day Boston Children's Hospital celebrated being named "the number one pediatric hospital in the nation" by U.S. News & World Report, I was interviewing Dana Gottesfeld in nearby Somerville, Massachusetts. Dana is the young wife of Martin "Marty G" Gottesfeld, an imprisoned technology engineer/activist who used his skills to fight against medical child abuse committed at Boston's Children's Hospital. "That is so Boston," Dana observed Tuesday in response to the new ranking -- which is already splashed in multiple gold medallions across the hospital's website. It's all about power, prestige and pull in the top echelons...
  • Medi-Cal patients flocking to ERs more than before Obamacare

    06/19/2017 9:20:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | June 13, 2017 | Kellen Browning
    Medi-Cal patients are swamping California emergency rooms in greater numbers than they did before the Affordable Care Act took effect, despite predictions that the health law would ease the burden on ERs. Emergency room visits by people on Medi-Cal rose 75 percent over five years, from 800,000 in the first quarter of 2012 to 1.4 million in the last quarter of 2016, according to data recently released by the state’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.
  • How Electronic Medical Records Exploded In Doctors’ Faces And Politicians Got Off Scot-Free

    06/10/2017 12:36:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 58 replies
    Federalist, the ^ | 07 June 2017 | Greg Scandlen
    <p>More than a decade ago the media were excited that Hillary Clinton and Newt Gingrich had formed an alliance about reforming health care. In 2005 Dana Milbank wrote in gushing terms in the Washington Post about a joint appearance.</p> <p>Of course, they were not alone. President Bush had already embraced the idea in his State of the Union speech to Congress. He envisioned a new era of “improved information technology to prevent medical error and needless costs.”</p>