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  • Obamacare-Colluders Anonymous: Stop the cycle of addiction to the lifeblood of the American patient

    02/18/2014 1:31:15 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Kris Held, MD ^ | February 17, 2014 | Kris Held, MD
    Americans must understand that our federal government has chosen to collude with insurance companies, hospitals and drug companies to take total control of our healthcare system and one sixth of the US economy rather than collaborate with patients and physicians to achieve good healthcare reform that benefits each individual patient. This unholy alliance is facilitated by lobbyists bearing gifts of money and power. Individual patients and physicians are by comparison penniless and powerless. We are nothing more than pawns in a game which we can play no more. This is the ultimate game of life, and the only way not...
  • California: Obamacare Turning Cancer Patients Away

    02/05/2014 6:20:04 AM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 5, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Los Angeles Times reports that once Obamacare customers navigate the confusing websites and pay the (often higher) premiums, they face a new problem: many doctors do not accept Obamacare insurance policies. It tells the story of a cancer patient who was turned away at the oncologist's office, and was only seen by a doctor once state regulators came to her rescue. Her story is not alone: millions will face the same problem. There are two reasons patients will be turned away: one that President Barack Obama hid, and one that he lied about. The first is that there is...
  • Raw: Interview With Cancer Patient Losing Insurance

    01/09/2014 8:28:44 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    WFTV ^ | 11-13-2013 | WFTV
    Raw: Interview with cancer patient losing insurance
  • CNN: Cancer patient responds to Obama advisor about why she really lost her plan…

    11/05/2013 1:42:34 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 30 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | November 4, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Edie Littlefield Sundby, who wrote about her compelling cancer story in the WSJ over the weekend, was on CNN this evening and responded to Obama Senior Advisor Dan Pfieffer who said the reason she lost her plan wasn’t due to Obamacare. But she hits back saying that United Health Care stated they were at a tax disadvantage in the state of California and Sundby called it political cronyism. She went on to say that thus far there are no Obamacare plans that comes close to what she had with United Health Care and this is a cause of great concern...
  • WHY DID OBAMACARE VIOLATE DOCTOR PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY and the HIPPOCRATIC OATH?

    10/05/2013 12:52:50 PM PDT · by Graewoulf · 22 replies
    Graewoulf | October 5, 2013 | Graewoulf
    * Compliance with Obamacare violates Doctor Patient Confidentiality. * Obamacare is in violation of the Doctors Hippocratic Oath as follows: ” - - - All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal. - - - “
  • Terminal Cancer Patient in Iowa, Entire Family, Face Drug Charges Over His Medical Marijuana Use

    10/01/2013 6:23:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/1/13 | Ed Krayewski
    Benton Mackenzie is 47 and set to die, suffering from terminal angiosarcoma cancer. Mackenzie uses medical marijuana to manage his pain, including a cannabis oil for his skin lesions some doctors say make his experience worth studying for other patients. Mackenzie’s effort to alleviate his pain and improve the quality of his life, however, has put him in the crosshairs of Iowa law enforcement. The Quad-City Times reports on how it started: Search warrants filed in Scott County District Court describe how sheriff’s deputy Dan Furlong, who began investigating Mackenzie’s drug activity in 2010, was determined to bring down a...
  • Med schools teaching courses on LGBT patient care

    04/14/2013 1:47:10 PM PDT · by Salman · 46 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | April 14, 2013 | Don Sapatkin
    PHILADELPHIA — Take five or 10 minutes, the professor said, and write down things that you love, like, need or enjoy. Now pair up with someone you don’t know and spend 20 minutes introducing yourself. Talk about whatever you want. But don’t mention anything that you wrote down. Try going on for a half-hour without a word about the most important things in life. Imagine a full day. “It might be difficult,” said instructor Robin Brennan. “That’s what this course is about. That is just a glimpse of what it is like for somebody who is LGBT” — lesbian, gay,...
  • Ethicist’s Stunning Challenge: Why Wait Until a Patient Is Dead to Harvest Organs?

    04/09/2013 8:51:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/9/13 | Liz Klimas
    We’ve seen ethicists discussing the controversial topic of time of death and organ donation before. Now, another ethicist is discussing the “moral insignificance of death” when it comes to organ donation in the latest issue of Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. As pointed out by BioEdge, Walter Glannon, a Canada Research Chair in Medical Bioethics and Ethical Theory and professor at the University of Calgary, is among the many ethicists that have begun questioning whether it’s necessary to wait until death before harvesting organs, especially in light of recent shortages. Glannon’s abstract states (the full article is available for purchase)...
  • New SARS-like virus infects British patient in tenth case globally

    02/11/2013 11:16:44 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    yahoo news ^ | Feb. 11, 2013 | Kate Kelland
    A new virus from the same family as SARS that sparked a global alert last September has been found in a further patient in Britain, health officials said on Monday. This latest case of infection with the new virus known as a coronavirus brings the total number of confirmed cases globally to 10, of which five have died. The British patient, who had recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan, is receiving intensive care treatment in hospital in Manchester, northern England.
  • Pakistan Women Face Highest Risk in Asian Breast Cancer Study

    10/25/2011 8:23:33 PM PDT · by musarratullah · 3 replies
    www.thirdrerport.com ^ | 26 oct | musarratullahjan
    Peshawar — Breast Cancer is a common disease among the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa and Tribal belt resident women. Unfortunately, there is no registered figure of Breast Cancer patients in KP province. Irnum Hospital is celebrating a cancer awareness week from 10 October to 30 October, on Tuesday they arranged a walk in Peshawar University for awareness, in which people, students and doctors participated. During the period of 10 October to 30 October, the doctor or Irnum hospital will check the patients with out any fee at Irnum Hospital Peshawar. According to Dr. Safoora in charge of Irnum Hospital, more then 44...
  • IU Health buying docs in hospital ventures

    05/31/2011 7:57:14 AM PDT · by sonofagun · 6 replies
    Indiana Business Journal News ^ | May 23, 2011 | J.K. Wall
    The culprit is the 2010 health care reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It stipulates that physician-owned hospitals cannot increase their total number of beds, operating rooms and procedure rooms—or if they do, they will no longer be eligible for payments under the federal Medicare program.
  • Hospitals Scrambling for Medications Amid Growing Drug Shortage

    05/30/2011 9:01:22 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/30/2001 | AP Staff
    WASHINGTON -- A growing shortage of medications for a host of illnesses -- from cancer to cystic fibrosis to cardiac arrest -- has hospitals scrambling for substitutes to avoid patient harm, and sometimes even delaying treatment. "It's just a matter of time now before we call for a drug that we need to save a patient's life and we find out there isn't any," says Dr. Eric Lavonas of the American College of Emergency Physicians. The problem of scarce supplies or even completely unavailable medications isn't a new one but it's getting markedly worse. The number listed in short supply...
  • Elderly woman, dentist fight over dentures

    05/25/2011 6:48:14 PM PDT · by SouthernClaire · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Elderly woman, dentist fight over dentures At one point, 85-year-old tried to climb out window to escape, affidavit says
  • Does the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act need title reform? ('Obamacare' too polarizing)

    12/27/2010 6:56:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/26/10 | Marilyn Serafini
    Does the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act need title reform?By Marilyn Serafini Kaiser Health News Sunday, December 26, 2010; 9:46 PM Puh-pack-uh? Is that some kind of llama? In fact, it's the ungainly acronym of the new health-care law - PPACA, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Many people who support the law, or are neutral toward it, call it "puh-pack-uh" or "pee-pack-uh." Others call it the Affordable Care Act or plain old health-care reform. But those less-than-inspiring monikers aren't much help to Democrats trying to convince the public that "Obamacare" - the Republicans' pejorative name for the...
  • Warning: Energy “Healing” and Reiki May Be Offered to You at Your Hospital

    12/27/2010 5:00:20 AM PST · by joiful77 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Lighthouse Trails Reserach ^ | December 20 2010 | Editors at Lighthouse Trails
    According to an article written by the “guru” of Reiki, William Lee Rand, the popularity of Reiki (and other energy healing techniques) is growing by leaps and bounds and is becoming common in many US hospitals. “At hospitals and clinics across America, Reiki is beginning to gain acceptance as a meaningful and cost-effective way to improve patient care,” Rand explains. “Personal interviews conducted with medical professionals corroborate this view,” (1) he adds. Rand says that the general public is “turning with ever-increasing interest to complementary health care, including Reiki,” and according to one study, one in every three Americans has...
  • Socialized Medicine: UK Patient Receives Smoker’s Lung in Transplant

    06/17/2010 8:08:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 308+ views
    breitbart tv ^ | 6/17/10 | breitbart
    Socialized Medicine: UK Patient Receives Smoker’s Lung in Transplant Lyndsey Scott, 28, suffered from cystic fibrosis and died five months after the operation.
  • 12,000 Minnesota nurses launch 1-day walkout (unions)

    06/10/2010 9:56:33 AM PDT · by day21221 · 54 replies · 175+ views
    forbes.com ^ | 06.10.10, | CHRIS WILLIAMS
    12,000 Minnesota nurses launch 1-day walkout MINNEAPOLIS -- Outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital, what was called the largest nurses strike in U.S. history began Thursday to the sounds of "Amazing Grace" played on Michael Redmond's bagpipe. The 50-year-old nurse, wearing a red Minnesota Nurses Association T-shirt and green plaid kilt, said he picked the song because of its history as an old abolitionist rallying cry. He played as night-shift nurses walked off the job early Thursday. BuzzHe said he sees a connection between the old fight against slavery and the strike by 12,000 Minnesota nurses. "The rally cry is that we're...
  • Bagram medics remove unexploded ordnance from patient

    04/02/2010 7:23:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 616+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Richard Williams, USAF
    4/2/2010 - BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Airmen from the Craig Joint Theater Hospital trauma team here removed an unexploded ordnance from a patient's scalp March 18 here. The patient, an Afghan National Army soldier, was involved in an improvised explosive device attack and had a 14.5 mm high explosive incendiary round with approximately 5 grams of explosives lodged in his scalp. "We were informed a few hours ahead of time from the forward operating base at Salerno that we had some patients coming in who were victims of an IED blast," said Maj. John Bini, the 455th Expeditionary Medical...
  • Clinic: Cancer Patient Who Wrote to Obama Will Not Lose Home, May Get Aid

    03/16/2010 11:12:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1,561+ views
    fox | 3/16/10 | staff
    Natoma Canfield, the cancer-stricken woman who has become a centerpiece of President Obama's push for health care reform, will not lose her home over her medical bills and will probably qualify for financial aid, a top official at the Cleveland medical center treating her told FoxNews.com. Natoma Canfield, the cancer-stricken woman who has become a centerpiece of President Obama's push for health care reform, will not lose her home over her medical bills and will probably qualify for financial aid, a top official at the Cleveland medical center treating her told FoxNews.com. Though Canfield's sister Connie Anderson said her sibling...
  • Doctor, patient part ways over health care debate

    03/05/2010 4:30:50 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 64 replies · 1,317+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 3/5/10 | Ray Reyes
    It's no secret that proposals for health care reform have been divisive. (snip) In Tampa, the issue has transcended rhetoric to become intensely personal. It has severed the relationship between a doctor and a patient. The doctor is Madelyn Butler, founder of an obstetrics and gynecology practice called The Woman's Group. She doesn't like President Barack Obama's health care proposal and has posters in her office urging people to contact lawmakers and tell them to vote against the legislation. The patient is Barbara Gabriel, pregnant with her first child and a backer of the president's plan for health care reform....
  • Doctors for Patient Care Videos of Speakers including interview with Hugh Hewitt

    12/06/2009 10:51:44 PM PST · by PopModal · 303+ views
    PopModal.com ^ | November 21, 2009 | Jeffers Dodge
    Below is the description of the videos posted on the Docs4PatientCare page at PopModal.com the Conservative Alternative to YouTube. http://www.popmodal.com/Docs4PatientCare.php ------ Hugh Hewitt is interviewed by Jeffers Dodge: Topics include key economic consequences regarding Obamacare, including the future of the Medical profession and the integrity of the American economy as a consequence of the Democrat's actions. The obvious amount of chaos coming from the White House: is it on purpose or mere incompetence? Also, who benefits the most; job creation; and if the bill passes and when the Republicans take back Congress can the damage be reversible? This is the...
  • Face of Defense: Employee Aids Leukemia Patient

    11/30/2009 3:34:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 231+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Karl Weisel
    U.S. ARMY GARRISON WIESBADEN, Germany, Nov. 30, 2009 – For 102nd Signal Battalion telephone technician Alexander Weber-Fetscher, June 22, 2007, will be remembered as the day he welcomed a new life into the world and helped to save another. Maike Siemer meets Alexander Weber-Fetscher during a surprise visit by the stem cell donor. His donation helped her to recover from leukemia. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. That's the day his son was born and also the day he learned he was an ideal match as a stem cell blood donor for a young leukemia patient. "The...
  • Patient trapped in a 23-year 'coma' was conscious all along

    11/22/2009 5:51:33 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 93 replies · 6,895+ views
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 23rd November 2009 | Allan Hall
    A man thought by doctors to be in a vegetative state for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time, it was revealed last night. Student Rom Houben was misdiagnosed after a car crash left him totally paralysed. He had no way of letting experts, family or friends know he could hear every word they said. Rom Houben was trapped in a coma for 23 years and had no way of letting anyone know he could hear what they were saying (pictured posed by model) 'I screamed, but there was nothing to hear,' said Mr Houben, now 46.
  • Leukemia patient fulfills dream of serving as a Soldier

    10/09/2009 4:56:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 518+ views
    New York National Guard ^ | Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg
    JOINT FORCES HEADQUARTERS, LATHAM, N.Y. (10/07/09) - Members of the New York National Guard welcomed a new "recruit" to the Army National Guard Oct. 6 when the National Guard helped fulfill the dream of a local area boy battling Leukemia. Nine-year old Jacob Kaminski was surprised by his family with a day-long visit with the New York National Guard as the state's "Soldier for a Day." The event was arranged, in part, by New York Army National Guard Sgt. Mathew Starr, assigned to the Joint Forces Headquarters staff and a long-time fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Starr, a...
  • Michelle Patient-Dumping Zero dollar available - use it in your fight against Obamacare!

    09/25/2009 11:28:15 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 9 replies · 781+ views
    self | 9/26/09 | Secret Agent Man
    This can be used like the other zero dollars. Use in your education tactics of others about Obamacare. This is great background information on Michelle, and her views on how to handle medical care. Patient dumping to keep profits up at her hospital, and steer all the poor folks to other places to deal with. She got paid a ton of money to do this to mostly urban poor blacks in Chicago. And now the White House believes Michelle will be the secret weapon that gets Obamacare passed. Right. Not if this gets widely known and out there. That's why...
  • Hospital food bingo: patient posts photos of food asking people to guess the dish (UK)

    09/16/2009 6:16:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 1,880+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9/16/09 | Richard Savill
    A hospital patient has become so disgusted with the quality of food on his ward he has taken photographs of the meals and posted them on the internet inviting people to guess the dish. WNS So far the 47-year-old's followers have failed to correctly identify half of the meals featured on the Hospital Food Bingo board he has put on his blog website. Along with the pictures, the patient, who identifies himself only at 'Traction Man' provides a daily review of the dishes he is served. His blog, headed 'Notes from a Hospital bed', begins: "You lie here all day...
  • UK patient tells of health care horrors under government-run care

    07/31/2009 2:05:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 446+ views
    publicplanfacts.org ^ | 7/31/09 | staff
    British patient Brian Turner, spotlighted on our sister website BigGovHealth.org, was on Fox and Friends this morning telling his story of health care delayed and denied under socialized government care. Turner and his wife understand the real costs and consequences of government-run care and hope Americans don’t make the same mistake.
  • Obama comforts cancer patient at town hall meeting

    07/01/2009 11:19:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies · 1,991+ views
    breitbart ^ | 7/1/09 | ap
    ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama hugged a woman who told him at a town hall meeting she has cancer but no way to pay her expenses. Obama said the woman, identified as "Debbie," is a "perfect example" of someone who has gotten caught up and is lost in a broken health care system. He said "she's not getting the best care" and called her "Exhibit A" in the case he's trying to make for a new system.
  • Lifesaving Airman, patient meet for first time

    11/24/2008 1:48:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 347+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Senior Airman Gustavo Gonzalez, USAF
    11/24/2008 - KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AFNS) -- A local South Korean woman and the Kunsan Air Base Airman whose blood donation saved her life met for the first time when she visited here Nov. 21. Airman Tamarias Pope of the 8th Security Forces Squadron met up with 22-year-old You Jin Pak, allowing the 19-year-old Airman to put a face to the person his lifesaving donation reached. "Meeting her was a really good experience," Airman Pope said. "Most people that give blood don't really get to meet the person that they saved. She looked healthy. She looked happy. That...
  • Doctor attacks patient’s husband (hubby called doctor ‘dumber than a monkey’)

    06/19/2008 9:26:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 113 replies · 505+ views
    Victorville Daily Pres ^ | 6/18/08 | Patrick Thatcher
    VICTORVILLE — Sheriff's deputies arrested a physician after he lost patience with a patient's husband, punched him and threw a chair at him, sheriff's officials announced Wednesday. The victim received first aid from the injuries at the physicians office, officials said. Sukalpa John Dutta, 36, was booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to San Bernardino County sheriff's officials from the Victorville station. San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies came to the 12600 block of Hesperia Road at 4:37 p.m. after receiving a report of the attack. Deputies said the victim was with his wife whose...
  • Walter Reed says patient data may have been compromised

    06/03/2008 7:28:24 AM PDT · by BGHater · 1 replies · 291+ views
    AP ^ | 02 June 2008 | AP
    Officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center say personal information on about 1,000 patients may have been revealed in a breach of sensitive data. The officials said Monday they learned of the apparent security problem on May 21 from an outside company, which they did not identify. The medical center said it is working to notify all of the people named in the data file that may have been compromised. It's unclear what kind of information may been revealed, and Walter Reed did not immediately respond to questions. Walter Reed is offering credit monitoring assistance to affected patients and has...
  • Doctors Learn To Control Their Own Brains' Pain Responses To Better Treat Patients

    09/30/2007 3:43:16 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 113+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 9-30-2007 | University of Chicago
    Source: University of Chicago Date: September 30, 2007 Doctors Learn To Control Their Own Brains' Pain Responses To Better Treat Patients Science Daily — Physicians apparently learn to "shut off" the portion of their brain that helps them appreciate the pain their patients experience while treating them and instead activate a portion of the brain connected with controlling emotions, according to new research using brain scans at the University of Chicago. Because doctors sometimes have to inflict pain on their patients as part of the healing process, they also must develop the ability to not be distracted by the suffering,...
  • Mayor Casts Doubt on TB Patient's Greek Wedding

    06/01/2007 2:54:48 PM PDT · by rhetorica · 130 replies · 5,725+ views
    CNN ^ | 06/01/2007 | CNN
    DENVER, Colorado (CNN) -- An Atlanta tuberculosis patient who may have defied health officials' warnings by going on a wedding trip to Europe appears not to have gotten married, a Greek official said Friday. Mayor Angelos Roussos of Santorini, Greece, said a clerk from the municipality office informed him that Andrew Speaker and his fiancee, Sarah Cooksey, did not have the necessary paperwork for a civil marriage. "He made no previous contact with the town hall about arranging a civil marriage," Roussos said. "So the wedding never happened. He stayed instead at a hotel for two days, the Majestic Hotel,...
  • GP urged to call police after patient he sent away has abortion at 28 weeks [England]

    05/21/2007 6:49:31 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 646+ views
    thisislondon.co.uk ^ | 5-21-2007 | Staff Writer
    A GP is being urged to call in police over suspicions that a patient had her healthy baby aborted more than a month after the legal limit of 24 weeks. The 22-year-old woman requested a termination in February, when she was 28 weeks pregnant, but the doctor told her it would be illegal. She was referred for counselling to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service - a charity which also runs private abortion clinics. Several weeks later she returned to the surgery about a different matter and was no longer pregnant. All she would say was that she 'had it sorted...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Vote Not Likely(Connecticut)

    05/11/2007 7:54:26 PM PDT · by Man50D · 14 replies · 411+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | May 11, 2007 | Daniela Altimari
    Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford, and Rep. Mike Lawlor, D-East Haven, said Friday afternoon they do not intend to push for a vote on same-sex marriage this legislative session, saying the bill does not have enough votes to win. McDonald and Lawlor, co-chairmen of the powerful Judiciary Committee and strong supporters of same-sex marriage, said many lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have expressed their support for the measure. However, these lawmakers also asked for more time. Gov. M. Jodi Rell has also stated her opposition to the bill, reiterating it again this week. A significant number of legislators have...
  • U.S. Must be Patient as Operations in Baghdad Move Forward

    03/12/2007 5:00:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 218+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 12, 2007 – Although recent operations to secure Baghdad are off to a good start, Americans must be patient in expecting progress, a senior coalition spokesman said in Baghdad today. It will take several months before all additional coalition forces arrive in the Iraqi capital, Army Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said. Operation Enforcing the Law will take time to implement, Caldwell said during a news conference with Iraqi Brig. Gen. Kassim Atta al-Moussawi, an Iraqi military spokesman. “Two of the five additional United States brigades have arrived and are currently operating inside Baghdad,” Caldwell said. “The third...
  • U.S. Must Be Patient With Iraqi Progress, Top Marine Says

    11/22/2006 3:28:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 532+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2006 -- The Iraqi military is making progress in assuming the security mission in the country, but whether U.S. public opinion will allow the U.S. military to complete the training mission in Iraq is the real question, the Marine Corps commandant said here today. Gen. James T. Conway held a roundtable discussion with the Pentagon press corps. Training Iraqi security forces “is a long, slow process,” Conway said. “Unfortunately, I think the timeline it would take to build a fully capable, competent force – and for us to feel comfortable in stepping away – is longer...
  • Injured GIs Remain Positive, Accept Army 10-Miler Challenge

    10/07/2006 5:25:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 511+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2006 -- Two Army combat veterans who both lost something dear in the war against terrorism say they are determined to keep on battling, and proving it as they prepare to run the Army 10-Miler race tomorrow. Left to right: Army Spc. James Stuck, Capt. Matthew Scherer and Spc. Joseph Keck meet the press at a Washington, D.C., suburban hotel Oct. 6. Stuck and Keck are Army combat veterans who both lost limbs in the war against terrorism. They will compete in the Missing Parts in Action team that’s competing in the Army-10-Miler race held here...
  • The Myth Of Living Wills, Signing Your Life Away

    08/14/2006 8:26:47 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 7 replies · 402+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Aug. 12, 2006 | Bill Beckman
    Note from Daniel T. Zanoza: During future weeks, RFFM.org will publish a series of columns which first appeared on the Illinois Right to Life Committee's web site. The articles, edited and written by IRLC's executive director Bill Beckman, will address issues which include the dangers associated with living wills, hospice care and issues dealing with patient's rights. This highly important series will provide readers with information a family must have, in order to make educated decisions regarding the medical care of their loved ones. It is a must read. For more information on alternatives to living wills and other life-affirming...
  • From Iraq to Wilford Hall, nurse, patient meet again

    08/01/2006 5:41:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 576+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Kimberly Spencer
    8/1/2006 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFPN) -- A wide smile broke across Army Sgt. Joe DeLashmutt's face as he spied Maj. Rebecca Lehr across the Wilford Hall Medical Center dining hall. "That's her!" he told his mom in surprise. She saw him at almost the exact same moment. "I couldn't believe it when I saw him," Major Lehr said. "Joe is one of those patients who wove his way into my heart and will remain there forever." The major had been trying to follow the Army National Guard member's progress since helping to break the news to him...
  • Staff at New Orleans hospital debated euthanizing patients

    10/13/2005 4:54:12 AM PDT · by WmCraven_Wk · 61 replies · 2,075+ views
    www.cnn.com ^ | Thursday, October 13, 2005 | Kathleen Johnston
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- Three days after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, staff members at the city's Memorial Medical Center had repeated discussions about euthanizing patients they thought might not survive the ordeal, according to a doctor and nurse manager who were in the hospital at the time. The Louisiana attorney general's office is investigating allegations that mercy killings occurred and has requested that autopsies be performed on all 45 bodies taken from the hospital after the storm. Orleans Parish coroner Frank Minyard said investigators have told him they think euthanasia may have been committed. "They thought someone was...
  • Woman Files Complaint After Doctor Tells Her She's Obese

    08/22/2005 6:54:25 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 115 replies · 5,620+ views
    kcra.com ^ | 08/22/05
    New Hampshire Doctor Outraged By Complaint ROCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire attorney general is investigating a Rochester doctor because a patient complained that he bluntly told her she needed to lose weight. Dr. Terry Bennett said that he's outraged by what he calls a baseless complaint. A patient was apparently insulted when Bennett told her that she was obese and could only get healthier by losing weight. "It's an epidemic in the United States, and it's croaking us," Bennett said. Bennett said that it's a lecture he gives to many of his overweight patients. "It's your weight, ... and...
  • Not easy being the divison’s PET

    08/06/2005 3:53:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 354+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 6, 2005 | Sgt. Stephen D'Alessio
    CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, AR RAMADI, Iraq (August 6, 2005) -- An army Blackhawk helicopter sets gently down in the sand in the dark of night. Navy corpsmen shout over the screeching whirl of the whipping blades to prepare the battle wounded Marines for boarding. Shadowy figures carrying stretchers scurry across the field toward the plane and disappear into the fuselage. The remaining Marines on the ground brace themselves and shield their eyes as the rotor wash blasts sand in all directions. In less than an hour from the time they received their wounds, each Marine will be in safe hands...
  • Black lawmakers urge Blagojevich to block caps (Illinois)

    05/27/2005 9:59:45 AM PDT · by Ravi · 9 replies · 533+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 5/27/05 | Ben Fischer
    SPRINGFIELD -- Black lawmakers lashed out Thursday against a deal struck earlier this week that would limit jury awards in medical malpractice cases, and warned Gov. Blagojevich not to count on their political support if he goes along with it. "Sooner or later, the black community is going to rise, and they're going to have to respond to us," said Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago). "I hope the governor thinks about that before signing this legislation. We've got an election next year, so the Black Caucus can be effective in that regard." A House committee approved the deal Thursday, and the...
  • 70 Year Old Heart Patient Mugged (Almost)

    05/13/2005 9:06:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 54 replies · 1,326+ views
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    The following is a personal story about something that happened to me and my family. My mom was recently told that she needed to have an extremely dangerous surgery in order to correct an irregular heartbeat. In order to correct this problem, we had to travel to Oklahoma City. We checked into a motel called the "Comfort Inn" My sister and I stayed in one room, and my grandparents stayed in the room right next to ours. My dad stayed at the hospital with my mom the entire time. When we got to the motel we quickly realized that we...
  • Two medical malpractice bills move slowly through the House and Senate (Illinois)

    05/13/2005 10:40:07 AM PDT · by Ravi · 19 replies · 712+ views
    The Southern Illinoisian ^ | 05/13/05 | JIM MUIR
    SPRINGFIELD - Two separate bills, both with caps on pain and suffering, moved slowly through the House and Senate on Thursday as Illinois lawmakers continue to heatedly debate the contentious issue of medical malpractice legislation. The House bill calls for a limit of $250,000 on non-economic damage awards against a physician and a $500,000 limit on awards against hospitals. The Senate bill sets caps at $500,000 for physicians and $1 million on hospitals. State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, R-Okawville, has said throughout the current legislative session that legislators must approve "meaningful" medical malpractice legislation. He said the House version of the...
  • Capitol uproar on malpractice caps...

    05/12/2005 5:52:45 AM PDT · by Ravi · 16 replies · 619+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/12/05 | Christi Parsons and Erica Slife
    SPRINGFIELD -- Even as trial lawyers and unions began furiously lobbying lawmakers to oppose a measure that would cap non-economic damages in doctor malpractice cases at $250,000 for physicians and $500,000 for hospitals, a House committee advanced it Wednesday. But after lawmakers screamed at each other during a debate that lasted for hours in the full House, they ultimately rejected a plan to raise those numbers to $1 million for doctors and $2 million for hospitals. As Democrats pledged to pass some sort of bill capping malpractice awards, doctors pledged to work to strip some of the stricter insurance regulations...
  • Taser used on confused patient

    08/16/2004 12:28:03 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 1,062+ views
    south bend tribune ^ | 8 14 04 | PATRICK M. O'CONNELL
    SOUTH BEND -- A man with Alzheimer's disease who was wandering amidst traffic in the middle of a busy street suffered multiple injuries when a South Bend police officer used a Taser on him Friday night while attempting to coax him to safety. Thompson Thewo, 65, suffered deep cuts to his face, a fractured arm and a dislocated elbow after the officer tried to keep him out of the Ironwood Drive and Lincoln Way East intersection. Thewo hurt his face during a fall after he was hit by the first of two Taser probes, then suffered the arm injury when...
  • Man who killed grandson, self suffered from depression

    08/06/2004 8:15:30 PM PDT · by ValerieUSA · 4 replies · 353+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | August 6, 2004 | Christopher Schwarzen and Jennifer Sullivan
    MONROE — A man who last night shot and killed his 5-year-old grandson before turning the gun on himself suffered from depression and previously alluded to hurting himself, Monroe Police Chief Tim Quenzer said. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man as Roy Bryan Hetherwick, 58, and the boy as Roy Brennan Hetherwick, 5. According to Hetherwick's wife, Quenzer said, Hetherwick took medication for depression but had never talked of injuring the child. In a release issued this afternoon, Monroe police said officers responded to the house on July 2, when they found Hetherwick "despondent and feeling suicidal."...
  • American Family Voices | Title: "Circus"

    07/24/2004 8:25:05 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 601+ views
    Rhetoric ANNOUNCER: “Step right up, step right up. Watch the amazing George Bush take three sides of an issue. Gasp as he takes credit for bills he opposed. Gawk in amazement as you listen to George Bush flip-flop on the Patients Bill of Rights.”PRESIDENT BUSH:  “That’s not true, I do support a national Patients’ Bill of Rights. As a matter of fact, I brought Republicans and Democrats together to do just that in the state of Texas, to get a Patients’ Bill of Rights through.”ANNOUNCER:  “The amazing George Bush actually vetoed the Patients’ Bill of Rights. Then it became...