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  • Only the Irish could put this topic to music.

    10/14/2019 3:59:52 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    you tube ^ | 10/14/2019 | Bowse and Blue
    Clever and well written. _43f9RzAqMM
  • Take Two Aspirin and Call Me by My Pronouns

    09/15/2019 3:44:10 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 48 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12 Sep 19 | Stanley Goldfarb
    At ‘woke’ medical schools, curricula are increasingly focused on social justice rather than treating illness. The American College of Physicians says its mission is to promote the “quality and effectiveness of health care,” but it’s stepped out of its lane recently with sweeping statements on gun control. And that isn’t the only recent foray into politics by medical professionals. During my term as associate dean of curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school, I was chastised by a faculty member for not including a program on climate change in the course of study. As the Journal reported last month,...
  • For Trans Women, Silicone 'Pumping' Can Be A Blessing And A Curse

    09/04/2019 6:22:31 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 45 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/1/19 | Danny Nett
    A transgender woman from El Salvador, she moved to Washington, D.C., in the late 1980s to escape the country's civil war. It was a time when AIDS was already devastating an entire generation of gay men and transgender women in the United States. Homophobia and transphobia were part of everyday life, from finding housing or landing a job to facing all-too-real threats of violence.Corado quickly got involved in community activism — while also navigating both her transition and learning she was HIV-positive.Because of complications from her HIV medication, she developed a condition that affects how the body stores and distributes...
  • VA wrongfully denied $53M in vets’ medical claims in 6-month period

    08/18/2019 10:43:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 8/14/2019 | Courtney Kube, Adiel Kaplan, Mosheh Gains and Carol Eggers
    When former Coast Guardsman Amanda Wolfe went to the emergency room because her appendix was about to burst in September 2016, she figured her insurance would cover the cost. She had two kinds of insurance — a private plan she paid for and her Veterans Affairs benefits. The emergency appendectomy went well and Wolfe made a speedy recovery. Her private insurance covered most of the more than $20,000 bill for her hospital stay. But six months later, the VA denied her claim for the roughly $2,500 that remained, putting her in an unexpected financial bind. She has been appealing ever...
  • You have not missed the banquet[charismaticcaucus]

    07/29/2019 2:19:29 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    You are my betrothed you have not missed the wedding feast but on the contrary you are prepreparing everything needed for that very moment and day. You are always where I need you to be not where others perceive.I AM with you even now so how can you miss all that I have for us for we are one. Be at peace with the body and pray pray pray for in this manner your wick is trimmed and in worship your oil shall be full. Matthew 25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who...
  • That Drug Expiration Date May Be More Myth Than Fact

    07/19/2019 1:52:58 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 60 replies
    NPR ^ | July 18, 2017 | Marshall Allen
    The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates — possibly toxic, probably worthless. But to Lee Cantrell, who helps run the California Poison Control System, the cache was an opportunity to answer an enduring question about the actual shelf life of drugs: Could these drugs from the bell-bottom era still be potent? Cantrell called Roy Gerona, a University of California, San Francisco researcher who specializes in analyzing chemicals. Gerona...
  • Soldier who lost ear in accident gets another after doctors 'grow' it on her arm

    07/14/2019 2:07:55 PM PDT · by DFG · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/14/2019 | Dr Manny Alvarez
    Pvt. Shamika Burrage lost her entire left ear during a car accident on her way to visit family in Texas, says a report from the U.S. Army. The soldier needed counseling to deal with her emotions after the accident, including dealing with discontentment about the way she looked. At the urging of her counselor, Burrage looked into plastic surgery for the missing ear. That’s when she found surgeons at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) who had a radical idea. The medical team wanted to use cartilage from Burrage’s ribs to form a new, non-artificial ear. The ear would then...
  • UK 7 medical conditions drivers must report

    05/20/2019 4:48:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    News Gazette ^ | 5-20-2019
    Seveven medical conditions drivers must report in UK
  • Need Freeper help and advice on medical issue.

    01/25/2019 7:19:47 AM PST · by Tennessee Conservative · 117 replies
    I seldom post and never post vanities but I'm desperate. In November I fell and twisted my foot under me. The foot swelled but swelling was minimal a week later. A month later I went to the Podiatrist for x-rays because I thought it should be 100% by then. Nothing was broken but he said I had torn all of the ligaments and tendons in my foot and ankle. He told me then that exercise would aid with healing but DO NOT fall on it again and if it hurts stop doing whatever was causing the pain. I have been...
  • NHS will roll out electronic prescribing to curb 'global health emergency' of antibiotic resistance

    01/23/2019 11:58:10 PM PST · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 24 Jan 2019 | Laura Donnelly
    Matt Hancock will on Thursday tell the World Economic Forum in Davos that “we are on the cusp of a world where a simple graze could be deadly”. Calling for it to be treated as a “global health emergency” he set out targets to cut use of the drugs across the country by 15 per cent within six years. Simon Stevens, head of the NHS, said much of the change would be achieved by the rollout electronic prescribing across the health service. The software means doctors are alerted to the most appropriate drugs for any condition, sparing them for when...
  • When doctors ignore a living will and prolong suffering

    01/21/2019 4:30:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 131 replies
    Hot ^ | January 21, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    The wife of a retired periodontist suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dr. Gerald Greenberg, has filed a lawsuit against a New York hospital claiming that doctors violated his last wishes. As the New York Post reports, Mrs. Elaine Greenberg’s husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in his fifties and by the age of 63 was completely disconnected from the real world. But shortly after finding out about his condition and while still in a sound state of mind he had drawn up a living will which effectively established a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order. When Dr. Greenberg fell seriously ill and...
  • Expand Pharmacist Roles to Reduce ER Visits

    01/15/2019 10:26:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/19 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    As more doctors retire, less students study medicine due to its difficult, long, expensive training, nurse practitioners’ and physician assistants’ roles expand, more doctors are brought from third world countries. Could pharmacists’ fill the void? As I have recently experienced during a recent ER visit in northern Virginia, many cases presenting themselves are cases of sniffles of illegal aliens and their children who use the ER as their primary physician because ER visits are free to them, paid for by the U.S. taxpayers. A seven-year study just released on January 10, 2019, by the University of Waterloo in Canada found...
  • Doctors Said He Was Almost Brain Dead, So His Family Said Their Goodbyes. Then He Recovered

    01/14/2019 2:20:58 PM PST · by kathsua · 31 replies ^ | 01/08/19 | Dave Andrusko
    Where have we heard this story before? On December 12, T. Scott Marr is found in his bed, unresponsive but breathing, and rushed to Methodist Hospital where he is placed on a breathing machine. He is diagnosed as having suffered a stroke. The family returns the next day and doctors tell them there has been no neurological improvement. “Brain swelling — primarily in the back of the brain — concerned his doctors,” according to Kelsey Stewart of the Omaha World-Herald. “We were worried in this case that this was not a reversible process and that it was going to proceed...
  • Clinical Trial Launches to Develop Breath Test for Multiple Cancers

    01/03/2019 10:14:10 AM PST · by Bob434
    owlstonemedical ^ | 03 Jan 19 | PAN, Press releases
    Cancer Research UK recruits first patients in trial to improve the early detection and diagnosis of different cancer types Study will use Owlstone Medical’s Breath Biopsy platform to identify breath biomarkers to detect and differentiate early-stage disease Study will recruit 1,500 patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge Cambridge, UK, January 3rd 2019: Owlstone Medical (or the “Company”), a global diagnostics company developing a breathalyzer for applications in early disease detection and precision medicine, and Cancer Research UK, today announces the clinical launch of the PAN Cancer trial for Early Detection of Cancer in Breath1, with the first patients now being recruited...
  • Back from the dead, thanks be to God.

    12/31/2018 10:22:48 AM PST · by JimRed · 31 replies
    self in FR | 12/31/2018 | JimRed
    From my FReeper profile, with the latest update: Heart attack survivor end of June 2011, stented, finished cardiac rehab and back to playing B'ball. Update: My cardiologist ordered me to have a follow-up stress test in May '17. The display showed an anomaly, so he recommended a catheterization procedure in July. The stent was blocked and other blockage was found and fixed. God has been better to me than I deserve. If you have not done so, HAVE A STRESS TEST. I had no symptoms like weakness or shortness of breath, playing ball 2-4 times a week and running a...
  • California Democrats plan to extend Medicaid to illegal immigrants

    12/03/2018 11:49:53 PM PST · by ransomnote · 31 replies ^ | 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,...

    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,...