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  • Breaking: Patient, employee shot and killed at Florida hospital

    07/17/2016 6:00:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | 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.”
  • State approves 27% Obamacare rate hike for HMSA; 34% for Kaiser

    10/06/2015 11:10:07 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Honolulu Star-Advertiser ^ | Monday, October 05, 2015 | Kristen Consillio
    The state approved a 27.3 percent rate hike for Hawaii Medical Service Association members and 34.4 percent increase for Kaiser members in Obamacare plans for 2016. HMSA, the state's largest health insurer, had proposed an average 49.1 percent rate hike -- the highest it has ever requested -- for 20,935 members in Obamacare plans next year. . . .
  • US Ebola patient's condition improves: NIH

    03/26/2015 2:04:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/26/2015
    US Ebola patient's condition improves: NIH Washington (AFP) - An American healthcare worker in treatment after becoming infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has improved and is now in serious condition, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.Yahoo News · 3 minutes ago
  • Last Known Ebola Patient in Liberia Is Discharged

    03/05/2015 6:18:29 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/5/15
    Liberia’s last Ebola patient was discharged on Thursday after a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, bringing to zero the number of known cases in the country and marking a milestone in West Africa’s battle against the disease.
  • Health Information Privacy - extensive patient healthcare data sharing done without any consent.

    01/21/2015 9:40:35 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 6 replies
    patientprivacyrights org ^ | 01/21/2015 | Dr. Peel MD
    This thread is intended to provide awareness that all of our healthcare patient PHI data(personal healthcare information), medical records, prescriptions, etc. is increasingly shared among hundreds of thousands of healthcare entities that are exempt from HIPAA PHI distribution restrictions. You are not permitted to opt out via a consent form. Cash payment for healthcare services is also frequently recorded, as well. This is a 2+ Billion dollar a year business that is largely unregulated. Healthcare records have huge repercussions that can impact an individual's ability to attain employment and insurance. Healthcare records also influence government and law enforcement action. Many...
  • 'Extremely Critical' Ebola Patient Arrives in Nebraska Hospital

    11/17/2014 5:32:00 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/14 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A surgeon judged to be in “extremely critical condition” with the Ebola virus traveled from his native Sierra Leone and arrived at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Saturday.
  • Bucket list cancer patient who planned to end her life has changed her mind

    10/29/2014 11:23:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 30 October 2014 | David Mccormack and Lydia Warren
    "A 29-year-old terminal cancer sufferer who had previously spoken of her plan to take her life on November 1 has had a change of heart. In a video released on Wednesday, Brittany Maynard said she hasn't decided when she'll end her life, but it remains a decision that she's determined to make before getting too ill. ‘I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn't seem like the right time right now,’ she said." "‘But it will come, because I feel myself getting...
  • Fox: Memo Shows State Dept. Wants to Send African Ebola Patients Here

    10/28/2014 5:22:57 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    mediaite. ^ | Oct 28, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Fox News obtained a State Department memo today that reportedly details a plan to bring Ebola patients from Africa into the United States for treatment. Last night Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte claimed there was “increasing evidence” that the White House has been making such plans, before anything was actually confirmed. According to Fox correspondent Mike Emanuel, this internal memo they obtained was marked sensitive but unclassified, and goes over a proposal to determine whether the U.S. should accept non-citizens for Ebola treatment. And what they recommend is that there should be medical evacuation for eligible non-citizens, and the State Department...
  • CDC: Ebola Patient Traveled By Air With “Low-Grade” Fever (CDC OK'd it?)

    10/15/2014 4:34:27 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 120 replies | October 15, 2014 | DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM)
    CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. John LaPook reports that Vinson called the CDC several times before boarding the plane concerned about her fever and was told she was OK to board.
  • Ebola-stricken health care worker flew on passenger plane a day before being diagnosed

    10/15/2014 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    The second health-care worker diagnosed with Ebola flew on a passenger jet with more than 130 other passengers on Monday, a day before she reported symptoms of the virus and was tested, according to authorities.

    10/08/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/08/14
  • Patient With Ebola-Like Symptoms Being Treated at Howard University Hospital

    10/03/2014 8:54:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    NBCWashington ^ | 10/03/14
    A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being treated at Howard University Hospital, a hospital spokesperson confirms. The patient had traveled to Nigeria recently.
  • Appears Dallas Ebola Patient, Eric Thomas Duncan Knew He Was Sick

    10/01/2014 5:20:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    Tmz Liberia Magazine ^ | 10/01/14 | Al Hussein
    "Our source also revealed about five children resided in the home of the victim and suspected that Mr. Eric Thomas Duncan may have known that he was infected with the virus, but failed to disclose detail information to hospital staff."
  • CDC Refuses to Directly Answer If Ebola Patient a US Citizen

    09/30/2014 7:28:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep. 30, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday during the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press conference, which confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden refused to directly answer if the man who traveled from Liberia to Texas earlier this month was a citizen of the Untied States.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Patient at Sacramento hospital may have Ebola

    08/19/2014 8:23:09 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 121 replies
    dailymail ^ | 19 August 2014 | Zoe Szathmary for MailOnline
    A Sacramento hospital announced Tuesday that one of its patients may have Ebola. Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center said in a release the patient is isolated. The hospital's Dr. Stephen Parodi said in the release 'We are working with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health regarding a patient admitted to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be testing blood samples to rule out the presence of the virus.
  • Could Medical Robotics Be Used to Handle Ebola Patients?

    08/01/2014 10:25:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    Mind of Coporate Stepsister | August 2, 2014 | Coporate Stepsister
    Now, should the medical workers in the Ebola infected countries use robotic technology to handle patients, administer certain drugs, and then do certain functions that could prevent the spread of the disease to the workers in the medical field? I thought this would be a much better way to have patients taken care of and reduce risk drastically in regards to patient to doctor/carer transmission.
  • Part of CMC ER roped off, officials say patient being tested

    07/30/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 163 replies
    WSOCTV ^ | 07/30/14
    A corridor of Carolinas Medical Center – Main’s Emergency Room is roped off on the first floor near the entrance. A security guard is posted outside to prevent anyone from crossing the line. CMC officials said a patient is being tested, but a spokesman would not specify what they are testing the patient for. Wednesday morning, the issue at CMC was not impacting Medic services, according to officials. The hospital is taking “all normal precautions,” according to officials. The Centers for Disease Control said it has not been contacted.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 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 ^ | November 21, 2009 | Jeffers Dodge
    Below is the description of the videos posted on the Docs4PatientCare page at the Conservative Alternative to YouTube. ------ 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 ^ | 7/31/09 | staff
    British patient Brian Turner, spotlighted on our sister website, 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,...