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  • White male doctors earn 35 percent more than black male doctors

    06/08/2016 3:45:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    via Boston Globe ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu
    White male physicians in the United States earn a whopping 35 percent more than their black male counterparts — even after accounting for factors such as field of medical specialty, experience, and hours worked. Data published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal also showed a large gender gap. White female physicians earned 40 percent less than white men, and black women earned less still.
  • Should Your Doctor Ask If You Own Guns?

    05/17/2016 10:01:38 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 121 replies
    Time mag ^ | May 16, 2016 | Alice Park
    Doctors routinely ask if you smoke, and counsel you to wear your seat belt when you’re in a car. Technically, either behavior isn’t any of their business, but they do fall under the umbrella of preventive care. Now Dr. Garen Wintemute, director of the violence prevention research program at the University of California Davis, and his colleagues want to add firearms to the office visit for similar reasons. First, he says that no federal or state laws prevent doctors from asking their patients about whether they have guns in the home.
  • How to Ease the Coming Physician Shortage

    04/13/2016 5:55:29 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 27 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/10/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    The U.S. will face a shortage of 46,000 to 90,000 physicians by 2025, according to a report issued by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services notes that the population of Americans age 65 and older will double between 2013 and 2040, swelling to 98 million. Older patients face complex health issues that require more frequent and intensive forms of treatment. These trends suggest that if nothing is done to lower the high barriers to people seeking medical careers, it will only be a few years until patients will not be able...
  • It's Time for Scope of Practice Reform

    04/12/2016 1:41:39 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/11/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    Michigan faces a widespread shortage of primary health care providers, and state rules on midlevel health care providers have held up a valuable solution to this problem. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants offer competent care in more locations and at a lower cost than physicians, but these professionals are limited by protectionist restrictions known as “scope of practice” rules. Policymakers should loosen these restrictions to make health care services easier to obtain and afford. Scope of practice restrictions are defended as an attempt to raise standards of care by limiting the range of procedures a medical professional is licensed to...
  • America’s million-doctor shortage is right around the corner

    04/02/2016 6:36:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Apr 1, 2016 | Emma Court
    Primary-care shortage is growing especially acute in rural areas and in parts of some cities. The doctor is disappearing in America. And by most projections, it’s only going to get worse — the U.S. could lose as many as 1 million doctors by 2025, according to a Association of American Medical Colleges report. Primary-care physicians will account for as much as one-third of that shortage, meaning the doctor you likely interact with most often is also becoming much more difficult to see. Tasked with checkups and referring more complicated health problems to specialists, these doctors have the most consistent contact...
  • America’s million-doctor shortage is right around the corner

    The doctor is disappearing in America. And by most projections, it’s only going to get worse — the U.S. could lose as many as 1 million doctors by 2025, according to a Association of American Medical Colleges report. Primary-care physicians will account for as much as one-third of that shortage, meaning the doctor you likely interact with most often is also becoming much more difficult to see.
  • Many European doctors still think homosexuality is a disease

    03/21/2016 9:40:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Mar 21, 2016 | From euroefe.es | Translated by Samuel White
    A “large number” of doctors in certain EU member states still view homosexuality as a disease, a report has revealed. Euroefe reports. “The research also shows that there are still quite a number of healthcare professionals in several EU member states who believe LGBT people suffer from pathological diseases,” said Michael O’Flaherty, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). A recent FRA report found that Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia are the EU countries where this misconception is most widely held. This negative view of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people held by groups of professionals...
  • 11th Circuit to Hear Challenge to Repudiation of the Medicalization of Gun Control

    03/05/2016 3:44:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Eleventh Circuit court of appeals, in an unusual decision, has decided to hear the case of Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, et al. v. Governor State of FL, et al.  in the matter of the Firearm Owners Privacy Act (FOPA).  The FOPA provided that doctors and other health care professionals could not use their professional position of power in order to collect private information from firearms owners, and potentially make that information available to third parties and numerous government agencies.  FOPA had been struck down by the district court, then upheld in three different rulings by the three judge panel...
  • Hospitals Cutting Jobs While Obama Continues to Throw Away Billions to This Industry

    03/01/2016 6:48:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sen. Barack Obama began peddling his national healthcare system. On more than one occasion, he pointed to Canada and the United Kingdom as examples of a workable national healthcare system. When I first heard him point to them, I instantly thought of Rachel, a work acquaintance who lived and worked in the United Kingdom. She was experiencing abdominal pains and having problems eating for months before England’s National Health Service doctors finally diagnosed the problem to be her gall bladder. The doctor said it needed to be removed. However, from the time they wrote the...
  • An Unethical Clinical Trial, A Leading Journal, And The Sketchy Motives Of NGOs

    02/24/2016 9:05:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/24/16 | Michael D. Shaw
    Two months ago, we posted a story describing how three healthcare-related non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are conspiring to undo hard-fought improvements in work rules, pertaining to surgical resident physicians. The NGOs in question are the American Board of Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Leading the pack in this endeavor is ACGME, which just five years earlier did cut the number of allowable hours that these residents could put in. As it happens, the cut in hours was forced on the industry, based on outrageous violations in which the stated hours were...
  • Operations hit as doctors strike again (UK’s NHS)

    02/10/2016 5:08:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 February 2016 | Nick Triggle
    Nearly 3,000 operations have been canceled as junior doctors in England take part in a second 24-hour strike over pay and conditions. Checkups, appointments and tests are also set to be disrupted as a result of the walkout, which began at 08:00 GMT. Formal talks broke down in January and there is mounting speculation ministers may soon seek to impose a new contract, potentially inflaming the row further. The key sticking point appears to be payments for working on Saturdays. ...
  • Task Force Urges Doctors to Screen All Adults for Depression

    01/27/2016 5:51:02 AM PST · by EBH · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 1/26/2016 | Lauren NeerGaard
    All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday. Depression is a common public health problem, and screening simply involves health workers asking about certain symptoms even if patients don't mention them. The second part of the recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is more difficult — ensuring systems are in place to properly diagnose and treat people identified through screening. And the guideline, published by the Journal for the American Medical Association, couldn't determine how often adults should be screened....
  • 5 killed in missile strike on Medicins Sans Frontieres clinic in Yemen

    01/10/2016 5:07:19 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 15 replies
    RT ^ | January 10, 2016 | Staff
    At least five people have been killed in a missile strike on a Medecins Sans Frontieres medical facility in Yemen. The organization 'strongly condemns this', while adding that 10 people have been injured in the attack. 'We can confirm five dead people; we have transferred several injured to our other hospital in Sanaa, some of them are in critical condition,' MSF director of operations Raquel Ayora told RT. "The hospital is no longer functioning. It's been decreasing its services to the civilian population over the last months, only running life-saving and essential services. And right now there is no capacity...
  • Britain's Health Care: So Bad, Doctors Don't Even Want To Practice There

    01/07/2016 8:21:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    IBD ^ | 01/06/2016
    Angry over pay and working conditions, British doctors are threatening to go on strike next week. This is the sort of disaster that can happen only when physicians are government employees. As many as 37,000 "junior doctors, or doctors in training who represent just over half of all doctors in the National Health Service," Reuters reports, have said "they would stage a 24-hour stoppage next week, followed by two further 48-hour strikes." A walkout of disgruntled doctors, the first in Great Britain since 1975, would affect nonemergency care and cause surgeries to be canceled, leaving many Brits, who rely on...
  • Obama gun control executive order compromises doctor-patient confidentiality for “mental health”

    01/05/2016 9:40:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    Poor Richards News ^ | Jan 5, 2016 | Poor Richard
    Obama gun control executive order compromises doctor-patient confidentiality for "mental health" issues In 2nd Amendment by Poor Richard January 5, 2016 Comment Once again, President Obama is circumventing Congress and the Constitution by issuing decrees and implementing them as if they are law. This time, he's going after a fundamental civil right protected by the Constitution: our right to keep and bear arms. Much of the media focus on Obama's executive orders thus far has been on the background checks provisions that would require private sellers of even a single firearm to register with the Federal Government as a "firearms...
  • Court: Doctors Have no Right to Interrogate Patients about Guns

    12/23/2015 7:51:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The 11th Circuit has struck a resounding blow against the medicalization of gun control and in favor of the Second Amendment.As criminological research has shown that infringements on Second Amendment rights either increase violent crime and murder rates, or have no effect, those that push for a disarmed public got creative in finding a way to justify their desire.  They settled on the medicalization of guns, or as they say, framing the debate as a public health concern.   The purpose is simple.  Define "gun violence" as a disease, and guns become something that the government can regulate without worrying...
  • Doctors Pan Obamacare in Survey: Half say health law has unfavorable impact on medical profession

    12/02/2015 12:21:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/02/2015 | BY: Ali Meyer
    A narrow majority of physicians say Obamacare has a negative impact on medical practice, including on the quality and cost of health care, according to a report from the Journal of the American Medical Association.The report found that 52 percent of physicians look on Obamacare as unfavorable to the general medical situation, while 48 percent say it is favorable.According to the report, 36 percent of physicians said the Affordable Care Act had a negative impact on the medical practice overall. Only 23 percent said it had a positive impact. Thirty-one percent physicians said the healthcare law had no impact, and...
  • Collapse of NY’s largest Obamacare co-op has doctors refusing new patients

    12/01/2015 2:36:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in the middle of November we covered the announcement that one of the largest New York health insurance providers under the Obamacare co-op umbrella was in trouble. Health Republic had jumped on the Affordable Care Act bandwagon and signed up nearly a quarter million new subscribers, offering cut rate prices and surging to the top of the market in that area. Unfortunately, the expected cash bonanza from the government program failed to live up to expectations and the company quickly ran out of operating capital. Yesterday was the end of the line for Health Republic and they closed...
  • Medical Idolatry And Healthcare Outcomes

    11/17/2015 8:16:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/17/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Many articles have appeared in this column questioning the conventional wisdom on matters ranging from infection control practices; to the validity of established (yet oft-changing) guidelines on diet, and “healthy” blood titers for a host of substances; to suitable blood pressure numbers. The implication is that such wisdom is subject to influence by sundry commercial and political forces. While most people are familiar with the CDC, FDA, and NIH, in many cases, so-called non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are involved. These can be trade associations such as the American Heart Association and American Medical Association, as well as consensus standard groups such...
  • 3 doctors killed in air strike on MSF hospital in N. Afghanistan

    10/02/2015 11:44:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 10-3-2015 | xinhua
    Three doctors of a Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) hospital were killed as an air strike targeted the MSF medical facility in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz city on Saturday, the MSF said in a statement. "Three MSF staff are confirmed dead and more than 30 are unaccounted after (MSF) trauma center in Kunduz was hit at 2:10 a. m. local time on Saturday (2140 GMT Friday) several times during sustained bombing and was very badly damaged," the statement said. The medical team was working around the clock to do everything possible for the safety of patients and hospital staff, the statement said....
  • Pennsylvania one of the worst places to have a baby, study finds

    09/11/2015 1:24:48 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    post-gazette.com ^ | September 10, 2015 | David Templeton
    Expectant parents wanting the best for their babies typically focus on the best strollers, cribs and cost-effective diapers. But they might want to consider where best to have their baby. That place may not be Pennsylvania, with its low number of pediatricians, obstetrician-gynecologists and parental-support groups, and the lack of a “baby-friendly environment.” Pennsylvania actually ranked next to last, ahead of only Mississippi, based on health care costs and available services and resources for babies and parents, according to WalletHub.com’s 2015 rankings of the best and worst states in which to have a baby.
  • Explaining Emerging Infectious Diseases

    08/19/2015 8:23:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Médecins Sans Frontičres in West Africa “2015 was a very busy year for emerging infectious diseases.” - Steven Hatfill, MD Dedicating his lecture to Médecins Sans Frontičres, for their heroic actions in West Africa, Dr. Hatfill spoke to a captivated audience at the 33rd Annual Conference of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness in California about the 43 newly emerging infectious diseases that jumped to a larger geographic area from their wild animal hosts to human populations in the past 30 years.
  • Having Lunch and Selling Body Parts (How abortionists can do what they do)

    08/01/2015 2:26:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 2, 2015 | FR. FRANK PAVONE
    Of the many lessons to be learned from the undercover work of the Center for Medical Progress in regard to Planned Parenthood and organ harvesting, one is that abortion not only destroys babies and their mothers; it destroys the doctors who perform it. Many observers of the undercover video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola have marveled at how she can sit casually at lunch, eating salad and sipping wine, while talking about crushing the bodies of babies from whom she needs to extract livers and hearts to fill orders from medical researchers. How can Dr. Mary Gatter talk about wanting...
  • Dr Nicholas Gonzalez, RIP

    07/23/2015 12:28:28 AM PDT · by blackpacific · 9 replies
    email from Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez staff | 22July2015 | n/a
    Sad news for our patients and friends Dear Patients, Family, Friends, and Colleagues: It is with great sadness that the office of Nicholas J. Gonzalez, M.D. relays news of his untimely death on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The cause of death was cardiac related, it appears, as he suddenly collapsed and was unable to be revived. Dr. Gonzalez was in excellent health otherwise so his passing is quite unexpected. Currently, his family is taking care of funeral arrangements and Dr. Linda Isaacs and his office staff are tending to patients. In the interim, please know Dr. Gonzalez’ office will keep...
  • Medicare Plans to Pay Doctors for Counseling on End of Life

    07/08/2015 7:53:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    NYTimes ^ | July 8, 2015
    Medicare Plans to Pay Doctors for Counseling on End of Life By PAM BELLUCKJULY 8, 2015 Medicare, the federal program that insures 55 million older and disabled Americans, announced plans on Wednesday to reimburse doctors for conversations with patients about whether and how they would want to be kept alive if they became too sick to speak for themselves. The proposal would settle a debate that raged before the passage of the Affordable Care Act, when Sarah Palin labeled a similar plan as tantamount to setting up “death panels” that could cut off care for the sick. The new plan...
  • Will Good Doctors Be There When You Are Most in Need?

    07/07/2015 11:32:29 AM PDT · by Rona Badger · 34 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | July 7, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    Yes, some doctors do make good money and they should. But the erroneous idea that all doctors are rich is simply untrue. As the middle class in this country becomes extinct, great resentment is being misdirected at people who have dedicated themselves to years of education and lifetimes of work. Apparently it’s just fine for the insurance companies to skirt anti-trust laws. Maybe it’s time for doctors to organize and unionize so they can fight the government and the insurance mafia and claw back the dignity and compensation they have sweated to earn. Good doctors have paid the price. We...
  • Family of 19-Year-Old Ignored By Doctors For ‘Googling’ Symptoms Get Apology For Her Death

    06/24/2015 2:32:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    MSN News ^ | 6/19
    It's the worst kind of cautionary tale in medicine: a tragic death that may have been prevented if only doctors had been willing to listen to their patient's concerns. But this one carries an particularly 21st century twist to it: Doctors told 19-year-old Bronte Doyne and her family to "stop Googling" her symptoms after they brought up the possibility that her rare liver cancer had returned. By the time she was readmitted to the hospital in March of 2013, it was already too late and she died ten days later on March 23, only 16 months removed from the day...
  • Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

    06/10/2015 11:17:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    AP ^ | June 10, 2015 | TOM MURPHY
    Millions of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation's largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual health care. Walgreens said Wednesday that it will offer a smartphone application that links doctor and patients virtually in 25 states by the end of the year. That growth comes as UnitedHealth Group and the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem prepare to make their own non-emergency telemedicine services available to about 40 million more people by next year.... Doctors say telemedicine can help improve access to...
  • If Electronic Health Records Are So Beneficial, There Shouldn’t Be a Need to Impose Them on Doctors

    06/05/2015 4:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/05/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    I rarely do follow-up columns. I’m averaging one every ten years. And while my last such exercise resulted in a written apology from the White House (for accusing me of making up facts over its removal of Churchill’s bust), today’s is not a complaint. It’s merely a recognition that the huge response elicited by last week’s column, “Why Doctors Quit,” warrants both rebuttal and clarification. Physicians who responded tended to agree with my claim that doctors are being driven out of the profession by the intrusions, interferences, regulations, mandates, constraints, and sundry other degradations of their vocation that are the...
  • Training Doctors for the System Medical schools are creating a new type of doctor.

    04/16/2015 5:55:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    National Public Radio recently discussed medical training in the 21st century: “Spurred by the need to train a different type of doctor, some top medical schools around the U.S. are tearing up the textbooks and starting from scratch.” The new doctor is system-focused. A University of Michigan Medical School instructor told NPR, “ We haven’t taught people how to be specific about working in teams, how to communicate with peers and colleagues and how to communicate to the general public about what’s going on in health care and medicine.” The new doctor is team-focused. A University of Michigan Medical School...
  • A Look At Overdiagnosis

    03/18/2015 6:14:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/18/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    The term “overdiagnosis” came into vogue in 2011, with the publication of best seller Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health, by MDs H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, and Steve Woloshin. As lead author Welch explains in his introduction: “While the term sounds like it means simply ‘excessive diagnosis,’ it actually has a more precise meaning. Overdiagnosis occurs when individuals are diagnosed with conditions that will never cause symptoms or death.” Overdiagnosis matters because the health care system has no mechanism in place for distinguishing between a legitimate diagnosis and an overdiagnosis. As such, an overdiagnosed patient will...
  • White House: Seven in Ten Doctors Say Climate Change Is Harming Patients

    02/27/2015 6:45:48 AM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | JERYL BIER
    Usually when the Obama administration is discussing doctors and health issues, Obamacare is on the table. Thursday, however, the White House threw a curve by linking health to climate change. In a new blog post, the White House declares that "7 out of 10 Doctors [say] Climate Change Is Already Harming Patients’ Health." While often the White House has been a source of upbeat reports on recent health improvements attributed in part to the Affordable Care Act, the language of this post stands in sharp contrast. For example: "Already, 1 in 10 children in the U.S. suffers from asthma. Heat-related...
  • Illegal Aliens Unhappy with Shortage of Bilingual Doctors

    02/22/2015 11:31:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 22, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    The LA Times reported that illegal aliens are unhappy that not enough doctors speak Spanish. The article never used the words "illegal" or "undocumented" or "dreamer" or "super virtuous" or however we are to call illegal aliens nowadays; only referring to "Hispanics" who can't understand English. But since all citizens understand English, or should, I presume that the article is only talking about illegal aliens. Now let the sob story begin: Every day, chronically ill Latino patients stream into Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's family medicine clinic. Some have neglected their health because they're flummoxed or alienated by the medical system, Dr....
  • Doctors say you should write your own sick note (Germany)

    02/17/2015 4:12:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Feb 2015 11:25 GMT+01:00
    Researchers at the University of Magdeburg argue that workers should be able to excuse themselves from work for short periods to reduce the burden on family doctors. “The goal can be that employees should be able to report themselves sick for up to a week,” lead researcher Wolfram Hermann told Welt am Sonntag. Hermann said that workers needing sick notes accounted for a large proportion of short-notice visits to doctors, taking up too much of their time. …
  • Doctors Having Say About Your Health Care

    02/16/2015 6:52:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    One thing I have often pointed out about the Affordable Care Act (ACA alias Obamacare) is that very few doctors participated in the conceptualization of the legislation. The final bill focuses on expanding Americans’ access to health insurance with a total disregard for increasing the supply of medical professionals or facilities for treatment. Some doctors are directing their efforts to educating their patients and the voting public of what they believe the bill is doing to harm patient care.To better learn the effects upon doctors and thus their patients of this new law, I had a conference call with a...
  • Rep. Blumenauer: 'We Need More Research on the Health Effects of Guns’

    02/13/2015 7:31:07 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D- Ore.) has released a plan calling for “more research on the health effects of guns.” Blumenauer’s “Enough is Enough” plan looks back to how the U.S. government addressed tobacco use and automobile safety in years past and calls for a similar approach to guns. “The Surgeon General's report on tobacco was a major catalyst for the efforts to reduce tobacco use. Ralph Nader’s research captured headlines and focused public attention on automobile safety. Similarly, we need more research on the health effects of guns. We can start by improving the ability of researchers and...
  • Doctors Warn Against Revival of ‘Measles Parties’

    02/09/2015 4:28:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | February 8, 2015 | Michelle Moons
    Doctors are warning parents against reviving “measles parties” intended to expose children to the disease at a gathering with at least one infected person. The parties ostensibly help children build immunity against the disease and are used instead of vaccinating or leaving exposure up to chance. Such practices have been discouraged despite similar events such as “pox parties” which expose children to chickenpox for the purpose of building immunity. “CDPH strongly recommends against the intentional exposure of children to measles as it unnecessarily places the exposed children at potentially grave risk and could contribute to further spread of the outbreak,”...
  • Abortion Stigma: Two Abortionists Quit After Listing on AbortionDocs.org

    02/03/2015 4:00:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    operationrescue.org ^ | February 3, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Montgomery, AL – Proving that participation in abortion is a bad career move, two Alabama abortionists have quit their jobs at abortion facilities in Alabama and turned to more reputable work. Elizabeth Kemp, who was formerly employed with Reproductive Health Services of Montgomery, left her job as an abortionist soon after she was listed on AbortionDocs.org, a website managed by Operation Rescue that lists every abortion facility in the U.S. and all known abortion providers along with documents related to them and their practices. Kemp’s Alabama medical license status is listed as “inactive.” “So often, we find that abortion providers...
  • Patient Thoughts

    02/03/2015 6:23:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    Report from the waiting room: Down the hall in this great maze of a modern medical center there is another clinic, one advertised with a big sign pointing the direction there and saying something about beauty. It apparently specializes in cosmetic surgery. It's wearing enough to be here arranging for necessary if not urgent surgery. Why would anyone be here just to get a bigger bustline or have a nose straightened? It's a mystery to me. It's one thing -- a necessary, even a life-serving thing -- for skilled physicians to employ their considerable talent and years of training to...
  • No housecalls? Mississippi probes 88-year-old doc who works out of car

    01/28/2015 5:10:10 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2015 | Kyle Rothenberg
    For more than a half century, residents of a tiny western Mississippi community have counted on Dr. Carrol Landrum’s house calls for their health care. The sight of Landrum’s dented, black, 2007 Toyota Camry pulling up has brought relief to countless shut-ins in Edwards, a town of about 1,000 about 28 miles west of Jackson. But the state medical board is probing the country doctor, an 88-year-old World War II veteran, because, he says, they don’t like him working out of his car. “I didn’t know there was any law against it,” Landrum, who grew up in Taylorsville, but has...
  • The Obama administration wants to dramatically change how doctors are paid

    01/26/2015 9:14:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 120 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/26/15 | Jason Millman
    The Obama administration on Monday announced an ambitious goal to overhaul the way doctors are paid, tying their fees more closely to the quality of care rather than the quantity. Rather than pay more money to Medicare doctors simply for every procedure they perform, the government will also evaluate whether patients are healthier, among other measures. The goal is for half of all Medicare payments to be handled this way by 2018. Monday’s announcement marks the administration’s biggest effort yet to shape how doctors are compensated across the health-care system. As the country's largest payer of health-care services, Medicare influences...
  • (Exempt) Joe Biden to doctors: 'You've changed the mindset'

    01/25/2015 7:30:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    OC Register ^ | 1/24/15 | AARON ORLOWSKI
    **SNIP** In years past, health ills such as infections picked up at the hospital during treatment were just considered the cost of doing business, Biden said. But then people like the founders of the Patient Safety Movement decided these sorts of infections and deaths didn’t have to be. They spoke out. “You’ve broken down the silence,” Biden told the several hundred doctors, hospital administrators and patient advocates attending. He added: “You’ve changed the vocabulary. You’ve changed the mindset when it comes to preventable deaths.” Hospital-acquired infections declined by 17 percent from 2010 to 2013, resulting in 50,000 lives saved and...
  • Feds Spend $499,880 to Teach Doctors How to Talk to Fat Kids

    01/17/2015 12:12:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A new project from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is using computer simulated training sessions to teach doctors in Minnesota how to talk to fat kids.The nearly $500,000 study using “virtual role play” to coach doctors is the latest attempt by the federal government to combat obesity.“Obesity in the United States is at historically high levels and is an important health problem,” the grant for the project states. “Interventions targeting children are a high priority because children bear the greatest lifetime health risk from overweight and obesity.”“Health professionals in primary care settings are influential in the lives of families,”...
  • VA Offers ‘Free Gun Locks’ in Exchange for Owners’ Info, Addresses & # of Guns Owned

    01/07/2015 8:01:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    VA Offers ‘Free Gun Locks’ in Exchange for Owners’ Info, Addresses & # of Guns Owned Posted on January 6, 2015 by Ammoland By AWR Hawkins Washington DC - -(Ammoland.com)- A number of veterans say they’ve received a letter from the Veterans Administration (VA) offering them “free gun locks” if they fill out a form which asks for their address and the number of guns for which they need locks. The VA is offering up to four locks per veteran. The Washington Times acquired a copy of the letter and quoted it as saying the VA “[hopes] to reach all...
  • Doctors who oppose abortion should leave family medicine: Ontario College of Physicians

    12/21/2014 7:44:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Steve Weatherbe
    Family doctors who object to referring patients for abortions should think about switching specialties, the man overseeing the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons’ revision of its ethics policy said this week. Dr. Marc Gabel, a Toronto psychotherapist and past president of the college, told LifeSiteNews on Thursday that if his committee’s proposed revision of the college’s “Professional Obligations and Human Rights” is adopted, then if doctors refuse to refer patients to abortionists, or to doctors willing to prescribe contraceptives, they could face disciplinary action. “If there were a complaint, every complaint is investigated by the complaint committee,” Dr. Gabel...
  • The science of why magazines are always out of date in GPs waiting rooms (This is Hugh!)

    12/12/2014 8:55:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 55 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    It is a curious phenomenon that magazines in doctor’s waiting rooms are always out of date. Now a study has discovered the reason. The more recent the publication, the more likely it is to be filched by light-fingered patients. Researchers at the University of Auckland found that GP waiting rooms generally contain older magazines no matter how hard staff try to keep supplies up to date. And patients hoping to find something light-hearted to take their mind off a tooth or tummy ache are also likely to be disappointed. For the magazines that get left behind are not only out...
  • HERE I GO AGAIN, NO DOCTOR

    12/09/2014 3:19:18 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 68 replies
    ME | Dec 9, 2014 | ME
    I never got around to posting about my October trip to the hospital, I was out in four days, just another lung bug, and things were popping here on the forum and I just dug in.I had already fired the doctor who screwed up, almost fried my kidneys and caused a case of gout with too many diuretics. The insurance plan assigned a new doctor anyway so when I landed in the ER I gave his name. He never showed up, but the one I fired did. I told him to go away and 10 minutes later his sidekick showed...
  • Depend on yourself, not Doctors, for a long and healthy life

    12/07/2014 8:47:45 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/07/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    As my dear friends’ fifty something daughter faces up to five hours of surgery this week to remove leaking silicone breast implants, I just wanted to use up a few lines of type to express my shock and awe at what has become the PRACTICE of Medicine in this country. And indeed, PRACTICE, becomes an apt word as I meditate on what is happening to my friends and relatives at this time of the year. When she was twenty, my new friend was implanted with silicone because her breasts were “little.” She wanted to be appealing to men, I guess....
  • Forget Tech, the Real Anti-Competitive Market is Health Care

    12/03/2014 1:48:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Logan Albright
    With the most recent round of ObamaCare enrollments about to begin, more Americans will soon be faced with the reality of a growing doctor shortage. The Wall Street Journal reports that, for the first time in two generations, the number of doctors per person is declining, a situation that will result in decreased access to health care and rising costs even beyond what we have already seen. While the direct impact of ObamaCare has been widely discussed, what most people don’t realize is the ways in which our medical bureaucracy goes out of its way to discourage competition and limit...
  • Cost of ObamaCare for Virginians on Bronze Plan

    11/29/2014 8:53:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/29/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Because many doctors and hospitals have been dropped from ObamaCare, their services are not eligible for ObamaCare payments. What would happen to their patients who are now suddenly forced into ObamaCare? The Affordable Care Act specifies in Section 1401of its voluminous content that subsidies cannot be paid to people residing in states that do not have a State Exchange. The decision was upheld in the D.C. Federal Circuit Court and the Supreme Court will make a decision in June 2015. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, no subsidy will thus be paid on the 80 percent of subscribers’ premiums who enrolled...