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  • Marriage and Domestic Violence

    07/28/2008 10:21:33 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 137+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 28, 2008 | Audra Taylor
    Marriage and Domestic Violence by: Audra Taylor, July 28, 2008 The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center and the Center on Children and Families gathered last Friday, July 18, to hold a discussion addressing how domestic violence and marriage programs are working together in a common direction and toward common goals. The audience was also given the opportunity to view a segment from Something My Father Would Do, a documentary of interviews with men who experienced and witnessed abusive behavior from their fathers during childhood. Juan Carlos Areán, a Senior Program director for children’s programs at the Family Violence Prevention Fund,...
  • Adwaniyah Opens School, Health Clinic

    04/06/2008 1:42:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 126+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel, USA
    An Adwaniyah middle school student receives school supplies during the school's grand opening. Some of the supplies were donated by American students to Iraqi students. The remodeled school will hold traditional and religious classes. FORWARD OPRATING BASE KALSU — Adwaniyah citizens who were once afraid to leave their homes because of al-Qaeda in Iraq, freely gathered last week to celebrate the grand opening of a middle school and health clinic. Much of the work was done using Commander’s Emergency Response Program funds. Coalition forces assisted in rebuilding the school and clinic but the Government of Iraq was key to the...
  • Disabled Vets Motivate Each Other at Winter Sports Clinic

    03/31/2008 4:55:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 178+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., March 31, 2008 – As disabled veterans test their mettle this week during the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, they’re finding motivation not just on the slopes, but also in each other. Retired Marine Cpl. Jason Poole, severely wounded during a bomb attack in Iraq near the Syrian border in June 2004, called the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic the “most fun, craziest, most beautiful time ever!” He brought his girlfriend, Angela Eastman, to this year’s clinic, his third. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Four hundred disabled veterans, 67...
  • Iraqi Officials Open Middle School, Health Clinic

    03/31/2008 4:41:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 107+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel, USA
    FORWARD OPRATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, March 31, 2008 – Citizens who once were afraid to leave their homes because terrorists were among them freely gathered March 26 to celebrate the grand opening of a middle school and health clinic in Adwaniyah, Iraq. A teacher hands out school supplies during the grand opening of an Adwaniyah, Iraq, middle school, March 26, 2008. Some of the supplies were donated by American students to coalition forces for distribution to Iraqi students. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Much of the work was done using Commander’s Emergency Response Program funds,...
  • America Supports You: Sports Clinic Opens for Disabled Veterans

    03/31/2008 4:33:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 109+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., March 31, 2008 – Sixty-seven veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are among 400 disabled veterans who converged here yesterday to kick off the world’s largest disabled ski clinic. Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Gordon H. Mansfield praises participants at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic for applying the same qualities of dedication, pride and self-worth they demonstrated during their military service to their rehabilitation. Photo by Sgt. KaRonda Fleming, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Gordon H. Mansfield and Robert T. Reynolds, national commander of Disabled American Veterans, opened the...
  • CDC Says Problems with Hepatitis C at Clinic Could Be 'Tip of an Iceberg'

    03/05/2008 7:51:12 AM PST · by MizSterious · 65 replies · 549+ views
    11News (Colorado) ^ | Mar 4, 2008 | N/A
    CDC Says Problems with Hepatitis C at Clinic Could Be 'Tip of an Iceberg' Posted: 11:10 AM Mar 4, 2008 Last Updated: 2:44 PM Mar 4, 2008 Washington (AP) The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of Hepatitis C at a Nevada clinic may represent “the tip of an iceberg” of safety problems at clinics around the country. The City of Las Vegas shut down the Endoscopy center of Southern Nevada last Friday after state health officials determined that six patients had contracted Hepatitis C because of unsafe practices including clinic staff reusing syringes...
  • Clinic That May Have Infected 40,000 With HIV, Hepatitis Closed

    03/03/2008 8:31:48 AM PST · by metmom · 45 replies · 290+ views ^ | Monday, March 03, 2008 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — The city of Las Vegas has shut down a clinic where up to 40,000 people may have been exposed to hepatitis C and the HIV virus through the reuse of syringes and vials, officials said on Sunday. The clinic at the heart of the scandal, the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada, "was served with an emergency suspension of its business license," city authorities said in a statement. Officials are asking about 40,000 people to be tested for hepatitis B and C and HIV because of unsafe medical practices at the clinic. Health authorities launched an investigation into...
  • Veterinarian Clinic Treats 300 Sheep in Rural Iraqi Community

    02/29/2008 3:43:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 139+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | . James Hunter, USA
    A young Iraqi boy rounds up a sheep during a veterinarian operation in the southern region of Abu Ghraib, Feb. 22. Photo by Sgt. James Hunter, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — With the help from civil affairs veterinarians, Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held a veterinarian operation Feb. 22 in the southern portion of Abu Ghraib in the Iraqi capital. The sounds of sheep echoed through the air as they arrived in herds of nearly 30 at...
  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Help Villagers at Clinic

    02/06/2008 3:56:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 33+ views
    FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Feb. 6, 2008 – With help from coalition forces, Afghan National Army medics and pharmacists, as well as nutritionists from the Afghan Ministry of Public Health, provide free medical care to more than 400 villagers a week at a clinic near a combined military outpost here. Ghani Abdul, an Afghan Ministry of Public Health nutritionist in Farah province, logs family information of people who receive nutrition advice and supplements. The clinic treats more than 400 Afghan men, women and children each week. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “We heard good things about...
  • New Health Clinic Opens in Fallujah

    01/25/2008 3:11:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 54+ views
    A young child awaits care in a crowded lobby at the grand opening of the Shuhada public health clinic in Fallujah, Iraq. More than 800 citizens attended the event. The Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team, Camp Fallujah, worked with the Iraqi Ministry of Health and local hospital officials to build and open the clinic to bring healthcare back to the community. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles P. Espie. FALLUJAH -- A community healthcare clinic opened in the Shuhada district of Fallujah Tuesday. The clinic was built to help bring healthcare to the community and help alleviate the strain on Fallujah...
  • Health Clinic Opens in Former Insurgent Stronghold

    01/07/2008 3:50:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 57+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Jason Stadel, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, Jan. 7, 2008 – The Jan. 3 opening of a medical clinic in Maderiyah, Iraq, brought health care access to a community that had not seen a doctor since Operation Iraqi Freedom began in 2003. U.S. Army Capt. Kenneth Guglielmina, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment civil affairs team leader (right), Maj. David Underwood, Battery B, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery (center), and Bashir Altaie, civil affairs team bilingual/bicultural advisor, drink from the new well installed at the Maderiyah, Iraq, health clinic Jan. 3, 2008. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jason Stadel  (Click photo for screen-resolution...
  • Airman supports burn clinic for Iraqi children

    12/17/2007 4:42:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 127+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Tech. Sgt. D. Clare
    12/17/2007 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- When Army Cpl. Joseph Barzeski invited Staff Sgt. Tracy Davidson to tour the Convoy Support Center's burn clinic in Scania, Iraq, he didn't think she would be back. But she did come back, again and again. "I didn't think she was going to want to stay, but she wanted to help," said the corporal. "She just fell right into it." Since that day in mid-July, Sergeant Davidson has assisted nearly every day the clinic has been open. She's become a fixture at the facility as a care provider for families, and a...
  • U.S. Troops Help Renovate Iraqi Clinic

    12/15/2007 2:14:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 32+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Natalie Rostek, USA
    COMBAT OUTPOST CLEARY, Iraq, Dec. 14, 2007 – Soldiers and leaders of 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 11 to open a health clinic in Wahida, Iraq. Four months ago, city council members came to the regiment’s leaders with concerns about the existing clinic’s lack of space and equipment, said Army Capt. Matthew Givens, from Columbus, Ga., the battalion’s non-lethal effects officer. Council members and soldiers decided to renovate the existing building by adding more examination rooms, an emergency room and an upstairs apartment for the doctors with two bedrooms, a...
  • German clinic mixed up 2 infant girls; trying to find right parents

    12/07/2007 12:19:16 PM PST · by rawhide · 16 replies · 121+ views ^ | Published: December 7, 2007
    BERLIN: Two newborn girls were mixed up at a clinic in southwestern Germany and went home with the wrong parents, and doctors are now trying to correct the mistake, authorities said Friday. The incident occurred at the St. Elisabeth clinic in Saarlouis this summer. It only recently came to light, however, after one of the fathers took a paternity test, area councilwoman Monika Bachmann said. His wife then took a test and it was confirmed that she was not the girl's mother, according to a report in the top-selling Bild newspaper. The clinic is now trying to find out who...
  • Officials Open School, Health Clinic in Afghanistan

    11/28/2007 9:48:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 149+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Erick Saks, USAF
    KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Nov. 28, 2007 – Months of work and cooperation between the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team and the Afghan government culminated in two ribbon-cutting ceremonies Nov. 26, as hundreds of community members and several civic leaders officially opened a girls school and a health clinic in the Kapisa province’s Kohistan II district. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Deborah Taylor, Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team medical team noncommissioned officer in charge, speaks with the medical staff at the newly constructed Jamalagha Basic Health Clinic in the Kohistan district of Afghanistan’s Kapisa province, Nov. 26, 2007. The $85,000 clinic offers family-practice...
  • Iraqi Army takes charge of Radwaniyah clinic

    10/26/2007 5:38:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 157+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Spc. Stephanie Homan
    RADWANIYAH — One question lingering in the minds of many politicians these days is whether Iraq is ready to take care of its people. Determined members of the Iraqi Army are doing their part to help the citizens of their country. With the help of the 358th Civil Affairs Brigade, a group of Iraqi Soldiers have been training since July to run the Radwaniyah clinic on Victory Base Complex to provide medical care and humanitarian assistance to Iraqis. The Iraqi Army assumed responsibility of the clinic during a handover ceremony Oct. 20. Iraqi Army Brig. Gen. Falih Faris, garrison commander,...
  • New SV clinic to make care faster, easier for many local veterans

    09/06/2007 5:51:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 117+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — The new Veterans Administration Sierra Vista Community Based Outpatient Clinic was officially dedicated Wednesday, adding to the growing number of specialized federal medical facilities throughout the nation. Each week a million veterans are treated in VA medical facilities throughout the nation, with most of them in community clinics, which are seen to be more efficient and effective, said Patricia A. McKlem, director of the federal agency’s Southwest Health Care Network, which is located in Mesa. American citizens have been given the gift of living in the United States, and part of the responsibility they have is to...
  • 1-15 Inf. helps Iraqis during free heath clinic

    07/30/2007 5:56:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Carlos J. Lazo
    COMBAT OUTPOST CLEARY — Using a school in the city of al Wahida, Soldiers from a Fort Bragg, N.C., Civil Affairs battalion attached to the 3rd Infantry Divsion set up a one-day clinic for Iocal residents July 28. Known as a cooperative medical engagement, the operation requires Coalition and Iraqi forces to come together and provide medical treatment in prescribed areas, said Staff Sgt. Patrick R. Weston, special operations medical noncommissioned officer, Civil Affairs Team Alpha 712th, Company A, 97th Civil Affairs Battalion. Physician assistants and unit medics out of COP Cleary diagnosed and provided medicine to those in need....
  • Immigrants will need help with legalization, experts tell Catholic Church leaders

    04/24/2007 4:49:40 AM PDT · by Verax · 22 replies · 471+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 04/20/2007 | By Patricia Zapor
    Immigrants will need help with legalization, experts tell Catholic Church leaders By Patricia Zapor4/20/2007 Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – First there's the hurdle of Congress passing an immigration bill. But the church should already be planning how to help millions of people who could line up to legalize their immigration status under a hypothetical new law, speakers at an April 18 conference said."When legalization happens, immigrants are going to come to the institution they trust the most, the Catholic Church," said Mirna Torres, director of legalization and advocacy for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc., known as CLINIC....
  • Wounded Marine Makes Discoveries at Winter Sports Clinic

    04/05/2007 4:33:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 375+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 5, 2007 – U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Nick Bennett said he’ll take away lifetime memories and new discoveries from the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. He's counting on his experience here to steel him through his upcoming—and 27th--surgery since he was wounded in Mamadiyah, Iraq. Marine Staff Sgt. Nick Bennett calls the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass, Colo., his “last big adventure” before his 27th surgery for wounds suffered in Iraq. Defense Dept. photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The 37-year-old Marine Corps Reservist said he’ll always remember...
  • Clinic dedicated for fallen Soldier

    12/17/2006 11:05:11 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 324+ views
    FOB GRIZZLY -- Soldiers dedicated the newly built Troop Medical Clinic here in memory of a fallen Soldier from the 382nd Military Police Battalion whom friends remembered for his compassion and dedication. Army Sergeant First Class Daniel Brozovich, killed in action by an improvised explosive device Oct. 18, was memorialized in a ceremony that officially opened the FOB’s clinic. The upgrade will give troops and caregivers 1,000 more square feet of clinic space.“This is a really nice setup,” said Army Col. Jeff Clark, commander, 21st Combat Support Hospital, the clinic’s parent organization. “It’s what you all deserve to work...
  • Police claim parents kidnapped teen, tried to force abortion on her

    09/17/2006 11:22:50 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies · 927+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 09/18/06 | Laura Crimaldi
    A Maine couple is expected to be arraigned today after they allegedly bound their pregnant, 19-year-old daughter with rope at her wrists and ankles and started to drive her to New York for an emergency abortion, police said. “Kidnapping your adult child for the purpose of her submitting to what should be a voluntary medical procedure . . . is unusual and it’s what distinguishes this case,” said Sheriff Mark Dion of Cumberland County, Maine. The Herald yesterday incorrectly reported that the teen’s parents, Nicholas Kampf, 54, and his wife, Lola, 53, were trying to prevent their daughter, Katelyn, from...
  • Help Oppose Planned Parenthood

    08/31/2006 8:27:43 PM PDT · by 4lifeandliberty · 6 replies · 402+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 8/31/06 | Dennis Green
    The Virginia League For Planned Parenthood will be holding its annual fund-raising dinner and silent auction on October 15, 2006. This event is called the "Deguster". Planned Parenthood has already revealed the names of more than a dozen of the businesses that will be participating in the festivities. These companies have found thier way onto the Ephesus Project LIST. Let your voice be heard! Tell these companies that you will take your business elsewhere if they help Planned Parenthood continue their assualt on the innocent preborn. SPREAD THE WORD! Visit the following link and speak out on behalf of the...
  • Alabama abortion clinic rules eyed in wake of clinic shutdown

    08/15/2006 7:46:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies · 298+ views
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 8/9/2006 | DESIREE HUNTER
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - State health officials have determined Alabama's rules for abortion clinics are not clear enough and will be revised, a move that comes just months after a clinic was closed amid allegations of numerous rules violations. Rick Harris, who directs the department's Bureau of Health Provider Standards, would not specify the areas of Alabama law that women's clinics are having trouble understanding. But he said Wednesday proposed amendments should be ready in about 45 days. He commented after representatives from anti-abortion groups, including former Chief Justice Roy Moore, met with state health officials on the issue. "This is...
  • Former abortion clinic ‘resurrected’ as Catholic chapel

    07/17/2006 8:35:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 908+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | July 14, 2006
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – The site of a former abortion clinic in Williamsville, a Buffalo suburb, has been turned into the chapel of a Catholic radio station, according to a report in the July edition of Western New York Catholic, the Buffalo diocesan monthly newspaper.The paper said Bishop Edward U. Kmiec of Buffalo blessed and dedicated the Chapel of the Holy Innocents June 1 at the Station of the Cross, a four-station Catholic radio network based in Williamsville. Jim Wright, co-founder of Holy Family Communications, which owns the network, said he only recently learned from the previous owner of the building...
  • Birmingham abortion clinic surrenders license after baby's death (Clinic closed for killing baby!)

    06/15/2006 12:49:38 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 51 replies · 2,136+ views ^ | Jun. 14, 2006 | DESIREE HUNTER
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A Birmingham abortion clinic has surrendered its license amid allegations that a woman delivered a nearly full-term stillborn baby after a clinic staffer gave her an abortion-inducing drug and performed other medical treatments without a doctor present, health officials said Wednesday. The Alabama Department of Health issued a suspension order against Summit Medical Center on May 17, citing numerous violations of state health rules. The center has been closed since it was shutdown the next day and will not reopen, said Rick Harris, director of the state health agency's bureau of provider standards. Wednesday's move avoids a...
  • U.S. Marines, Iraqi Soldiers Hold Medical Clinic

    05/16/2006 8:26:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 169+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Cpl. William Skelton
    HAMANDIYAH, Iraq, May 16, 2006 — U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment along with soldiers from the Iraqi Army held a medical operation here May 6. “I think the Iraqi soldiers did pretty well. I think we really made a difference for these people today. I hope we will be able to do more projects like this.” U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Robert M. Linares More than 300 Iraqi men, women and children were diagnosed and treated for a variety of illnesses during the medical clinic. “I think the ‘med op’ went pretty good,” said U.S. Marine Corps...
  • Djiboutian Town Dedicates Renovated Clinic

    05/09/2006 4:36:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 161+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Army Capt. Bob Everdeen
    Djiboutian Town Dedicates Renovated Clinic Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa personnel and local contractors and laborers constructed facilities and renovated the existing clinic. By U.S. Army Capt. Bob EverdeenCombined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa DIKHIL, Djibouti, May 9, 2006 — Cooperation between the government of Djibouti and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa has resulted in a refurbished facility here that will help improve health care opportunities for the local community. "This clinic is more than mortar and paint; it represents the relationship between [Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa] and Djibouti. (We) are partners for peace,...
  • Dental Clinic Gives Iraqis Reason to Smile

    05/01/2006 7:10:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 430+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Anna-Marie Hizer
    In joint Iraqi-U.S. dental assessment and care clinic, medics evaluated and treated patients of all ages. BAGHDAD, May 1, 2006 — A smile can light up one’s face and now, after a joint Iraqi Army and U.S. Army dental clinic, more than 200 Iraqis have a reason to smile. "[We are] concentrating on dental support. It allows us to give something back to the community." U.S. Army Special Forces medic Iraqi Army troops, along with U.S. Special Forces medics, civil affairs and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division soldiers, recently traveled to a school in Amu Shabi, Iraq, to...
  • Wounded Troops, Disabled Vets Conquer Mountains at Sports Clinic

    04/05/2006 5:36:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 418+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 5, 2006 – More than 350 severely wounded troops and disabled veterans are conquering emotional as well as physical mountains at the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here. Participants in the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic prepare their gear at the base of Snowmass Mountain. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The participants, who range in age from 19 to 83 and served in every conflict since World War II, are joining together and showing the world they're not going to let an amputation or a spinal...
  • 'Milkshake Man' Inspires Fellow Disabled Vets, Wounded Troops

    04/05/2006 5:06:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 868+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 5, 2006 – When he was undergoing treatment 16 years ago following a near-fatal accident in Germany, Paul Miosek asked Red Cross volunteer Jim Mayer for just two things: a poster of Madonna and a milkshake. Disabled Army veteran Paul Miosek (left) reunites with Jim Mayer, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee and long-time volunteer at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, at the 20th Annual Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, in Snowmass Village, Colo. Miosek credits Mayer with opening his eyes to new possibilities while living with a disability. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for...
  • Nicholson, Wolfowitz Open Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

    04/03/2006 4:46:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 293+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., April 3, 2006 – Veterans Affairs Secretary R. James Nicholson and former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz opened the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here last night, praising participants for their sacrifices and their focus on their abilities, not their disabilities. Former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz speaks April 2 to disabled veterans at the opening ceremony for the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. Photo by John Sokolowski  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Nicholson saluted this year's 350 participants, including about 50 wounded during operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, for...
  • Disabled vets to partake in Winter Sports Clinic

    03/29/2006 2:55:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 197+ views
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 28, 2006) – Catastrophic combat injuries, blindness and paralysis will not stop more than 400 disabled veterans, including nearly 70 veterans from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, from taking part in the 20th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., April 2-7. The event is jointly sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Disabled American Veterans. The six-day clinic is an annual rehabilitation program open to all U.S. military veterans with spinal cord injuries or disease, visual impairments, certain neurological conditions, orthopedic amputations or other disabilities, who receive care...
  • New Medical Clinic Opens Doors for Camp Striker Troops

    03/24/2006 9:32:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 420+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Kelly McDowell, USA
    CAMP STRIKER, Iraq, March 24, 2006 – For five months, the wounded and sick soldiers here have been treated in old, deteriorating tents. A sick soldier from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, would have to walk through the mud and gravel only to sit in the entrance of a dark, hot tent and wait on wooden benches to be seen. Army Col. Todd Ebel, 2nd Brigade Combat Team commander (left), and Pvt. Lora Ladd and Capt. Shannon Rowe, both of Company C, 526th Brigade Support Battalion, cut a ceremonial ribbon made of gauze and St. Patrick's Day...
  • Protesters' a help, not a hindrance (Abortion Clinic: Mom changes mind, baby lives!)

    03/15/2006 11:43:21 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies · 320+ views
    South Florida) Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 14 2006 | Natasha Murdock
    U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks will soon rule on an injunction against a buffer zone ordinance. Why? "Protesters" want to present their message outside a local abortion center. Awhile ago, I came to Presidential Abortion Center with my boyfriend. We stopped at the driveway when we saw two individuals offering literature. One spoke to my boyfriend regarding our needs and why we came. The other showed me a sonogram of a young baby/fetus from a hand-held DVD player. My tears flowed as I saw and realized what was growing inside me. My boyfriend and I decided against the abortion and...
  • Corpsman in Iraq administers healthy dose of comedy at clinic

    03/04/2006 10:12:19 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Daniel J. Redding
    CAMP TAQADDUM, Iraq (March 4, 2006) -- For servicemembers in a combat zone, the stress associated with deployment can lead to a variety of symptoms, unique to each individual. For one corpsman here, laughter is the best medicine to fight them all. Seaman Justin G. “Buck” Buckingham’s unique personality is helping his friends, coworkers and patients make it through the challenges of a seven-month deployment at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. The 23-year-old corpsman assigned to the 1st Marine Logistics Group recently arrived here for his second deployment to provide medical care, and if necessary, save the lives of fellow servicemembers while...
  • Clinic aims to lure specialists to Valley (Doctor Shortage)

    02/24/2006 5:24:04 PM PST · by OKIEDOC · 3 replies · 228+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 02/19/2006 | Barbara Anderson
    "The problem is not whether you have money or not, the problem is we have a shortage of specialists," says Dr. Dominic Dizon at the University of California at San Francisco's medical education program in Fresno.
  • Information Alert: End of Week Update (Virginia General Assembly)

    02/14/2006 7:42:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies · 372+ views
    The Family Foundation ^ | Friday, February 10, 2006 | Victoria Cobb, Executive Director
    Another hectic week in the General Assembly is completed, and several important pro-family pieces of legislation are moving through the process. These bills will now move onto the Senate side as crossover approaches next week. At some point during the Senate debate we will need concerned citizens to contact their Senators to express support for the following bills. Stay tuned for further details. Student Survey Bill Delegate Tim Hugo's (R-40, Centreville) HB 1242 passed the House of Delegates this week by a vote of 93-4. This is legislation that will forbid school boards from surveying school children under 9th grade...
  • U.S. Army medics hold clinic for Iraqi citizens

    11/23/2005 5:28:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 452+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 23, 2005 | Spc. Ben Brody
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Nov. 23, 2005) -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, conducted a medical capabilities assessment and clinic in Baghdad Nov. 18. Medics set up the clinic in a local school, saw more than 100 residents, and dispensed medical advice and basic treatments. “It’s basically a sick call for the people of Baghdad that we’re running here,” said Capt. Scott Baumgartner, 1st Bn., 9th FA physician’s assistant. “We saw an opportunity to do something good for the Iraqi people and followed up on it.” School workers cleaned out two classrooms and medics set up a triage...
  • U.S. Army Medics Hold Clinic for Iraqis

    11/22/2005 5:28:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 257+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 22, 2005 | Spc. Ben Brody
    U.S. Army Spc. Evan Perkins (right), 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, medic, takes a Baghdad resident's vital signs while U.S. Army Spc. David Tan records the results at a Baghdad school during a medical capabilities assessment and clinic operation Nov. 18, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ben Brody More Photos U.S. Army Medics Hold Clinic for Iraqis Medics set up a clinic in a local school, saw more than 100 residents, and dispensed medical advice and basic treatments. By Spc. Ben Brody2nd Brigade Combat Team BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov. 22, 2005 — Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery,...
  • False Charges Dismissed Against Pro-Life Christian. Police Abuses Continue.

    11/07/2005 8:23:48 AM PST · by 4lifeandliberty · 256+ views
    Life and Liberty Ministries ^ | 11/7/05 | Dennis Green
    Charges Dismissed Again! On November 4, Fred Neal had to appear in Richmond General District Court to defend himself against bogus disorderly conduct charges that were brought against him by abortion clinic employee, Officer Howard Noyes, on Sept. 20, 2005. This Police Officer has made it his cause to harrass and cite, and arrest law abiding Christians who dare to speak out on behalf of the murdered preborn and their Messiah. As expected the Prosecuting Attorney again asked that the charges be dismissed. Judge Cheek agreed and ordered it to be so. We thank our Heavenly Father for another court...
  • Iraqi Army Opens New Clinic at Training Base

    10/11/2005 5:30:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 279+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Air Force Capt. Vincent A. Feller
    Iraqi Army Opens New Clinic at Training Base The new clinic boasts the latest medical and dental examination and diagnostic equipment. By U.S. Air Force Capt. Vincent A. Feller Medical Advisor Support Team Coalition Military Assistance and Training Team AN NUMANIYAH, Iraq, Oct. 11, 2005 --- The Iraqi Army’s newest troop clinic officially opened at An Numaniyah Military Training Base Sept. 29.The $2.1 million facility opened its doors Sept. 1 for sick call procedures only. Twenty-four hour operations began Sept. 21, including emergency room coverage. Construction took eight months to complete and was contracted by TetreTech, Inc. using local...
  • 407th ECES brings boxes together, expands clinic

    10/03/2005 5:37:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 226+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Oct 3, 2005 | Tech. Sgt. Paul Dean
    10/3/2005 - ALI BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- The magazine selection has not changed, but everything else about the 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron medical clinic here has. Fifteen Airmen from several occupational specialties came together recently to double the clinic’s work space. Patients now have more privacy during screenings and treatment, a clinic waiting area and the six-person clinic staff is not tripping over each other during sick call. “It was a truly amazing effort,” said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Anthony Ghim, a 777th EAS flight surgeon deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany. “Civil engineering carpenters, electricians, air conditioner technicians, heavy equipment...
  • Coalition Forces Apprehend Doctors, Prevent Terrorist Clinic

    09/21/2005 6:02:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 487+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sep 21, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2005 – Coalition forces have captured two key terrorist medical doctors, dealing a serious blow to al Qaeda attempts to establish treatment facilities for terrorists in Iraq, military officials here announced this week. Coalition forces acting on multiple intelligence sources and tips from concerned citizens raided two suspected terrorist locations in the Baghdad and Baqubah regions Aug. 29 and 30 to capture known terrorists operating in the areas, officials said. Anis Abd-al-Razaq Ali Muhammad, also known as Dr. Anis or Dr. Saad, was captured during those raids. Dr. Saad is an admitted terrorist and senior member of...
  • Comfort Sailors Build Clinic to Aid Biloxi Community

    09/20/2005 9:34:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 313+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Sep 20, 2005 | Journalist Seaman Heather Weaver
    BILOXI, Miss. (NNS) -- Sailors and Project HOPE volunteers from USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) reconstructed a Hurricane Katrina-damaged garage here and made it into a fully operational primary care clinic Sept. 17. The group used donated supplies as well as scattered debris to rebuild the roof and walls of the facility and then separated the room into sections to promote patient privacy. “We came to the area because we learned there was a great need for medical care here,” said Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Dorrance, Comfort's assistant H-1 division head. “We were lucky enough to locate this garage and literally rebuild...
  • NARAL Airs Inflammatory Ad Falsely Accusing Judge John Roberts of Supporting Clinic Bombings

    08/10/2005 7:12:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 550+ views
    LifeSite ^ | August 10, 2004
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 10, 2005 ( – Pro-Choice America (NARAL) is spending $500,000 to air a contentious ad that marks the strongest attack against Judge John Roberts Jr.’s Supreme Court nomination by any special interest group thus far. The television ad begins with bloody images from a 1998 abortion clinic bombing. Following that is footage of Judge Roberts with the superimposed text of a brief signed by Roberts in 1991 that NARAL says was supportive of “violent fringe groups and a convicted clinic bomber.” One of the victims of the 1998 bombing, Emily Lyons, says “I’m determined to stop this...
  • Clinic renamed after Medal of Honor Marine

    08/04/2005 6:23:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 434+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 4, 2005 | Cpl. Lameen Witter
    NEW YORK (August 4, 2005) -- The Queens Community Veterans Affairs Clinic was renamed after a Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War, Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Noonan, recently. The legislation of approval for the renaming of the clinic to the Medal of Honor recipient came after a group of former and active duty Marines from Noonan’s hometown of Queens sent a request to the Veterans Administration. According to former Marine Cpl. Jack O’Connor, the group of Marines, totaling near 150, meet annually on the Marine Corps’ birthday to celebrate the Marine Corps traditions. These Marines, who mostly hail...
  • Advice on abortion 'deceptive'

    06/14/2005 3:59:29 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies · 341+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 14, 2005 | Michelle Wiese Bockmann and Clara Pirani
    ANTI-ABORTION pregnancy counselling services masquerading as 24-hour independent emergency health lines have been attacked for misleading and deceptive advertising. Democrats senator Natasha Stott Despoja said the government-funded community groups "misled" women who called seeking impartial and objective advice. Senator Stott-Despoja will introduce a private member's bill this week to make it mandatory for pregnancy counselling services to outline their stance on abortions in all advertising. The move comes amid growing concern from pregnancy support agencies that increased funding be spent on independent services, not hijacked by anti-abortion or pro-choice lobby groups. The Howard Government is considering making Medicare funding available...
  • Gov. Bush Signs Abortion Clinic Regulation Bill

    05/31/2005 4:39:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 4 replies · 339+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2005
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Jeb Bush signed a bill Tuesday increasing state oversight of abortion clinics that provide second-trimester abortions, saying he did so "gladly, with pride and conviction." Bush said the new law wasn't related to his anti-abortion views but he later added that he was motivated, in part, by his desire "to create a culture of life in our state." Based on a woman's right to choose, the U.S. Supreme Court has largely shielded first-trimester abortions from state regulation. Most of the nearly 85,000 abortions performed in Florida last year were done during the first trimester -- or...
  • Troops Help Clinic, Deliver School Supplies

    05/18/2005 5:38:39 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 6 replies · 323+ views
    Defend America News ^ | May 18, 2005 | U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Wester
    TAJI, Iraq, May 18, 2005 — Hundreds of excited children gathered near a clinic as U.S. soldiers passed out school supplies, book bags and toys during a humanitarian mission to the Husseiniya section of northwest Baghdad near Camp Taji on May 7. Inside the clinic, another group of troops unloaded boxes of medical supplies as Army medical professionals consulted with their Iraqi counterparts. Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, serving as part of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division; 3rd Infantry Division and supporting units conducted the mission, a large part of which included delivering medicine, vaccines,...