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  • You Only Thought You Wanted to Keep Your Hospital (Libs’ healthcare elitism)

    01/10/2014 9:34:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 10, 2014 - 12:07 am | Jean Kaufman
    Liberal New Republic editor Jonathan Cohn admits that under Obamacare, the California networks have become exceedingly restrictive regarding doctors and hospitals. He even points out that one of Los Angeles’ finest hospitals, Cedars-Sinai, isn’t in the new Obamacare networks. But don’t be upset, Cohn coos; Cedars-Sinai isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And people just wanted to go there for the snob appeal, anyway, in order to hobnob with the rich and famous. […] Cohn ignores the entire topic of liberty and choice, as though it is of no importance whatsoever. And to Cohn, perhaps it isn’t—at least, for...
  • ObamaCare Found To Restrict Where You Live And Travel

    12/18/2013 7:27:23 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 79 replies
    Freedom: It's bad enough that the president's health insurance takeover costs more, breaks his pledge of letting you keep your plan and diminishes choice. It actually restricts your travels too. 'We have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in." Those words from President John F. Kennedy in June 1963, standing at the Berlin Wall, neatly illustrated the moral superiority of the free West over the Soviet bloc. But Americans are now about to find themselves grappling with their own bureaucratic Berlin Wall. The American Thinker's Stella Paul has exposed the virtually unnoticed fact that within...
  • Guardian Angels

    12/05/2011 8:00:44 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 5 replies
    Guardian Angels By Ari Bussel I was sitting on a chair at Cedars, an IV sticking into my hand, a tray next to me with big bottles of medication to drink. Nurses were bringing in other patients, each waiting for another exam. We all sat next to each other on a row of chairs, somewhat reminiscent of a train station or a gate at an airport. Except we were in gowns, each assigned a staff member to accompany us during the procedures. A male nurse was busy with my tray, about to inject something into me. He handed me a...
  • Cedars-Sinai to cut most psychiatric services

    12/01/2011 9:45:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/1/11 | Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
    The closing of the in-patient and outpatient programs is prompted by changes in the healthcare system. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will close its in-patient and outpatient psychiatry programs over the next year, a move prompted by significant shifts in the healthcare system, hospital officials said. The decision, which was announced Wednesday, was driven by hospital finances and changes to the delivery and organization ofhealthcare services nationwide. "We are undergoing a massive transformation," said Mark Gavens, the chief operating officer. "It is natural for an organization to focus on what it does well and what it will continue to need to do...
  • Feds widen investigation into radiation overdoses [CT scans]

    12/08/2009 1:10:07 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies · 551+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/8/09 | Staff
    BURBANK - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has widened its investigation into radiation overdoses that patients have received from a type of brain scan, suggesting the problem may be nationwide, it was reported Tuesday. The agency says it is looking into possible overdoses at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and a hospital in Alabama, the Los Angeles Times reported. Providence St. Joseph is now the third hospital in Los Angeles County under investigation for problems with CT brain perfusion scans, a procedure used most often to diagnose strokes. Unlike the other cases, which involved scanners made by...
  • LA hospital [Cedars Sinai] gave excess radiation

    10/11/2009 2:44:35 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 24 replies · 1,576+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | October 10, 2009 | Staff
    More than 200 patients undergoing CT brain scans at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center got doses of radiation eight times higher than normal, prompting the Food and Drug Administration to issue an alert to prevent similar problems, it was reported Saturday. About 40 percent of the patients lost patches of hair as a result of the overdoses, a hospital spokesman told the Los Angeles Times. The overdoses went undetected for 18 months, raising questions about why it took Cedars-Sinai so long to notice that something was wrong. "The magnitude of these overdoses and their impact on the affected patients were...
  • Parkinson's victim improves with transplant of own Stem cells

    04/09/2002 6:58:03 AM PDT · by rface · 18 replies · 524+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON - A transplant of a man's own brain cells has treated his Parkinson's disease, clearing up the trembling and muscle rigidity that characterize the disease, researchers reported yesterday.</p> <p>The researchers believe they isolated and nurtured adult stem cells from the patient's brain, cells that they re-injected to restore normal function.</p>
  • The Red-Hot Power Of Chillies Can Kill Cancer

    03/16/2006 5:05:15 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,767+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-16-2006 | Roger Highfield
    The red-hot power of chillies can kill cancer By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 16/03/2006) The substance in chillies that causes the tongue to burn also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, according to research that could pave the way for new treatments. The pepper component capsaicin makes the cells undergo programmed cell death or apoptosis, says a study published in the journal Cancer Research. High intake of hot chillis has been linked to stomach cancer Tests found that it induced approximately 80 per cent of cancer cells growing in mice to follow the molecular pathways leading to apoptosis....
  • Robert Shapiro's son dies at L.A. hospital

    10/13/2005 8:06:39 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 91 replies · 3,558+ views
    LOS ANGELES - The 24-year-old son of O.J. Simpson defense attorney Robert Shapiro died at a hospital after being found unconscious, and the coroner's office said he had tested positive for amphetamines. Brent Shapiro, a University of Southern California graduate who had just enrolled in law school, died Monday. He had been found unconscious the morning before. Officials at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Hospital told the coroner's office that Shapiro had tested positive for the drug, said Lt. David Smith, a coroner's office spokesman. "It's being considered an accidental death," he said. An official ruling on cause of death will be...