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Health/Medicine (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Humana hiring 100 for phone sales, Medicare enrollment assistance

    05/24/2018 8:15:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 23, 2018 | Malena Carollo, Times Staff Writer
    Kentucky-based health care provider Humana is hiring 100 phone sales employees in Tampa Bay. The new hires will field sales calls and offer enrollment assistance for Humana’s Medicare plans and other products. The positions, which are being added to help with the Medicare open enrollment period in the fall, will start between this week and July 9. Humana will pay for phone sales associates to get their health insurance license, in-depth certification and sales training. "Successful candidates," the company said, will have a high school diploma or equivalent and be available to work any shift from 7 a.m. to 11...
  • Under Trump, Family Planning Funds Could Go To Groups That Oppose Contraception

    05/23/2018 2:11:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | May 23, 2017 | Sarah McCammon
    A newly-unveiled Trump administration proposal would not just block groups like Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X funds. It also could pave the way for a host of previously ineligible organizations — some of whom oppose contraception — to receive funds through the federal government's family planning program. While introducing President Trump at a fundraiser on Tuesday for her anti-abortion-rights group, Marjorie Dannenfelser painted a picture of what the country might look like had abortion opponents and other social conservatives not rallied around Trump in 2016. "We would be grieving the loss of support for women and children as pregnancy...
  • Are Today’s School Shooters Yesterday’s Medicated Video Game Addicts?

    05/22/2018 7:50:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/18 | Katy Grimes
    Today's political correctness is on steroids thanks to the left and Democrats who politicize everything Since the 1999 school shooting in Columbine, CO, it appears that a typecast of the shooters has emerged: teen boys who are depressed, isolated, medicated, jilted, have absentee or divorced parents, and play violent video games. he latest school shooter opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas on last Friday, killing 10 and wounding 13. Police arrived on scene and engaged in a 30-minute shootout. The shooter targeted and murdered a teen girl who rebuffed his advances.
  • Could 3D printing solve the organ transplant shortage?

    05/21/2018 10:25:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 30, 2017 | Tim Lewis
    Erik Gatenholm first saw a 3D bioprinter in early 2015. His father, Paul, a professor in chemistry and biopolymer technology at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, had bought one for his department. It cost somewhere in the region of $200,000. “My father was like, ‘This thing can print human organs,’” Gatenholm recalls, still awestruck. “I said, ‘Bulls#*+!’ Then it printed a little piece of cartilage. It wasn’t cartilage, but it was like, this could be cartilage. That was the moment when it was like, ‘This is frickin’ cool!’” Gatenholm, who had long owned a regular 3D printer, decided then...
  • Melania Trump leaves hospital after kidney treatment

    05/19/2018 10:05:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    United Press International ^ | May 19, 2018 | Sommer Brokaw
    <p>First Lady Melania Trump left the hospital Saturday after being treated for a benign kidney condition for five days.</p> <p>"The First Lady returned home to the White House this morning," said Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director in a CNN report. "She is resting comfortably and remains in high spirits. Our office has received thousands of calls and emails wishing Mrs. Trump well, and we thank everyone who has taken the time to reach out."</p>
  • Question: Gabapentin?

    05/19/2018 8:06:25 AM PDT · by Fhios · 69 replies
    5/19/18 | Vanity
    Anybody have experience taking this drug? It's interaction with morphine sulfate? Does anybody take this for Sciatica?
  • Why Are So Many Female Teachers Having Affairs With Their Students?

    05/18/2018 6:45:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 111 replies
    Activist Mommy ^ | May 17, 2018 | Activist Mommy
    It seems like every week, there’s a new story of a female high school or even middle school teacher who has been arrested for engaging in relations with one of her students.The women are often young, attractive, and often (seemingly) happily married. It has been happening so frequently that it appears to be a reasonably solid trend, and yet there’s little widespread call to end it.Selwyn Duke of the New American, in his article, Female Teachers Having Affairs With Young Boys — Now a Weekly Occurrence, says that while there are many high-profile cases the media has covered recently, the...
  • Trump donates quarterly salary to Department of Veterans' Affairs

    05/17/2018 11:49:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 17, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump donated his salary for the first quarter of 2018 to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House said Thursday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump’s $100,000 quarterly salary will go toward the VA’s caregiver programs. The president is donating his salary each quarter to "important projects," she said....
  • AARP Applauds Trump For Taking First Step In Cutting Prescription Drug Costs

    05/16/2018 9:05:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 16, 2018 | Robin Seaton Jefferson
    The nation’s largest non-profit advocate for people over 50 is praising the Trump Administration’s first steps to bring down the costs of prescription drugs. Leigh Purvis, Director of Health Service Research in the AARP Public Policy Institute said “American Patients First: The Trump Administration Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs,” released May 11 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), is a positive first step to controlling drug costs for everyone, but particularly the elderly. “This is clearly something that President Trump mentioned during the campaign that was something that was resonating with him....
  • I'm Sorry for this Vanity. Cataract Surgery - YIKES!!

    05/16/2018 2:41:09 PM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 120 replies
    None | May 16, 2016 | A Blind Woman
    Hey FReoples! I'm too young for cataracts, but so is my sister so apparently it's a genetic condition. Went to the Ophthalmologist earlier today on a referral from my Optometrist who discovered them a month ago. Was expecting "Oh, yeah, but you can wait a few years" but got "Oh, the right eye is pretty bad, you should do this now". Then I got the impression this was a production line deal, the Doc wanted me to file for insurance approval and make all appointments on the spot more or less, and THEN went into his sales pitch about lasers...
  • The spectacular power of Big Lens

    05/16/2018 9:35:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | May 10, 2018 | Sam Knight
    If you have been wearing glasses for years, like me, it can be surprising to discover that you perceive the world thanks to a few giant companies that you have never heard of. Worrying about the fraying edge of motorway lights at night, or words that slide on the page, and occasionally spending a fortune at the opticians is, for many of us, enough to think about. And spectacles are unusual things. It is hard to think of another object in our society which is both a medical device that you don’t want and a fashion accessory which you do....
  • The Latest: Pence says Mrs. Trump's procedure 'long-planned'

    05/14/2018 9:10:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WFMZ-TV ^ | May 14, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Vice President Mike Pence says the medical procedure that first lady Melania Trump underwent to treat a kidney condition was "long-planned." Pence commented Monday as he opened a speech in Washington marking 70 years of Israeli independence. Pence told the audience that the procedure was not an emergency and that he was pleased to report that it was a "success and Melania is already on the mend." Pence also praised Mrs. Trump, calling her a "remarkable woman" whom the U.S. is "blessed" to have as its first lady. He told the audience that she is "on our hearts" and "we're...
  • How conservatives are poised to actually make paid family leave a reality

    05/14/2018 3:22:37 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 44 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | May 13, 2018 | Carrie L. Lukas
    Many new moms this Mother’s Day won’t get what they most want: time to recover from childbirth and care for their newborns without great financial sacrifice. The United States is essentially the only developed country in the world that does not guarantee mothers paid leave. Most conservatives already support the principle of paid leave. According to the Pew Research Center, 75 percent of Republicans think mothers should receive some paid time off. It is time for conservatives to back a sensible policy for America’s mothers. The principles behind paid family leave are deeply consistent with conservatism, and our movement is...
  • A flesh-eating disease is spreading in Australia and officials have no idea how to stop it

    05/13/2018 1:13:22 PM PDT · by LucyT · 32 replies
    DCClothesline ^ | May 13, 2018 | IsabelleZ
    A frightening flesh-eating disease is currently making its way across Australia, and puzzled scientists and officials aren’t sure how to stop this mysterious condition from wreaking havoc. Cases of an infection known as Buruli ulcer have spiked in recent years in the country, rising 150 percent from 74 cases in 2013 to 186 in 2016. It shows no signs of slowing down; last year saw a projected 286 cases. The infection causes unsightly skin ulcers that destroy the skin and the soft tissue around it. Complicating matters is the fact that scientists aren’t sure how it is spread or how...
  • Iranian Regime Threatens to Release Names of Western Officials Who Took Bribes to Pass Nuke Deal

    05/13/2018 7:30:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari warned Western officials this week that if they do not put pressure on the Trump administration the Iranian regime will leak the names of all Western officials who were bribed to pass the weak deal.
  • My Friend Donald Cowling is Dying, I am a little Busy (May 11, 2018)

    05/11/2018 10:44:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    My friend is dying in front of my eyes and I can do nothing but say a few words now and then. He exhibits no sign of awareness or understanding. I have been told that hearing is the last sense to go as the body shuts down. I have been praying for him for years. He has been an agnostic for 80 years. When I told him I would be praying for him when this started in January, He said he could use all the help he could get. I have known Don for about 48 years. I met...
  • Congressman wants answers from USDA on cats allegedly killed during government research

    05/09/2018 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | May 9, 2018 | Juana Summers
    A Republican lawmaker wants answers from the Department of Agriculture about taxpayer-funded research experiments at a Maryland facility that have allegedly led to the deaths of hundreds of cats and kittens. Citing documents reviewed by his office, Michigan Republican Mike Bishop described a decades-old research project at the USDA's Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, in which hundreds of kittens are bred, fed meat that is infected with Toxoplasma, and later killed and discarded by "incineration." In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue dated Monday, Bishop wrote that he was "shocked to hear that the USDA, the very...
  • Should we abolish Medicare and Medicaid along with Obamacare?

    05/09/2018 3:48:24 AM PDT · by Cronos · 98 replies
    The federal government spends nearly $1 trillion each year on these two programs. Isn't it time they were ended?
  • Poll Question: 2nd Amd Vs Legal pot use

    05/08/2018 4:35:32 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 20 replies
    Yes or No Would you be willing to turn in your guns to Federal Agents voluntarily in exchange for exercising your “privilege to partake” ? Of course for purposes of this poll we are only talking about legally prescribed marijuana or purchased from a State licensed vendor of legal products that may be illegal according to Federal law. Don’t read too much into the wording of the question or try to inject a 3rd option just a simple Yes or No
  • Opioid use lowered with Medical Marijuana

    05/07/2018 4:33:27 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 102 replies
    Medical marijuana appears to have put a dent in the opioid abuse epidemic, according to two studies published Monday. The research suggests that some people turn to marijuana as a way to treat their pain, and by so doing, avoid more dangerous addictive drugs. The findings are the latest to lend support to the idea that some people are willing to substitute marijuana for opioids and other prescription drugs.