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  • 'Superbug' fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ

    04/25/2017 8:01:04 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 20 replies
    ap.org ^ | 4/25/17 | MIKE STOBBE
    A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe. The oldest of the 66 cases reported in the U.S. dates back to 2013, but most were reported in the last year. The fungus called Candida auris is a harmful form of yeast. Scientists say it can be hard to identify with standard lab tests. U.S. health officials sounded alarms last year because two of the three kinds of commonly used antifungal...
  • IRS Goes After Nonprofit Hospitals On Asking Customers To Pay Bills

    12/30/2014 12:27:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration announced new rules under Obamacare on Monday that target nonprofit hospitals’ efforts to get paid by their patients.Nonprofit hospitals, which serve a charitable purpose and are often religiously affiliated, will now be subject to strict rules on when and how they can collect payments from customers, thanks to regulations included in the health-care law. As a condition of their tax-exempt status, these hospitals must “take an active role in improving the health of the communities they serve,” Treasury Department deputy assistant secretary for tax policy Emily McMahon wrote in a blog post Monday. Under the new IRS...
  • State Department Plans To Bring Foreign Ebola Patients To U.S. (Infected Doctors & Medical Aides)

    10/28/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-28-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Stephen DinanThe Washington TimesOctober 28, 2014 The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise the U.S. will be the worlds medical backstop. Some countries are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, the State Department argues in the undated four-page memo, which was reviewed...
  • U.S. Troops in Africa May Come in Contact with Ebola Patients

    10/08/2014 8:08:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/07/14
    The general suggested some soldiers would have contact with Ebola patients but later clarified his remarks, saying a small number of highly-trained medical experts would handle blood samples in testing labs but not patients. Asked how long American troops would remain in the region, Rodriguez told reporters: "I'm sure it'll be about a year ... at this point, but that's just a guess."
  • Feds issue rules for burying Ebola patients in the U.S.

    10/08/2014 5:57:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/08/14 | Jason Sickles
    Seven patients, including Duncan and Brantly, have been or are currently being treated for Ebola or exposure to the virus at U.S. hospitals. According to federal recommendations, hospital staff should not attempt to clean the deceased or remove any medical lines or tubes. Instead, the body should be wrapped in a plastic shroud and immediately placed in two thick and zippered leakproof bags for transport to the morgue. What this means for family is likely no chance to mourn loved ones at a traditional funeral service.
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patricks intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • [Watch] Dr Ben Carson A Mistake To Bring Ebola Patients, Virus to US

    08/04/2014 6:16:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    gopthedailydose.com ^ | 8/4/14 | Rick Wells
    Dr. Ben Carson describes Ebola as a terrifying disease. He says that if it is left untreated the fatality rate is 90%; with treatment we can get that down to 50% or better. He says he is a little concerned that we are bringing it back here. We have the ability to treat it in other places. It is transmitted through bodily fluids and can survive for at least several days outside of the host. Why risk an accident that leads to spreading when we can send experts elsewhere? He said we could send a plane or equip a part...
  • Could Medical Robotics Be Used to Handle Ebola Patients?

    08/01/2014 10:25:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    Mind of Coporate Stepsister | August 2, 2014 | Coporate Stepsister
    Now, should the medical workers in the Ebola infected countries use robotic technology to handle patients, administer certain drugs, and then do certain functions that could prevent the spread of the disease to the workers in the medical field? I thought this would be a much better way to have patients taken care of and reduce risk drastically in regards to patient to doctor/carer transmission.
  • Try, Try Again: Conn. Lawmakers Again Consider Letting Doctors Assist With Suicide

    03/16/2014 10:42:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Catherine Glenn Foster
    Last year Connecticut state senator Ed Meyer introduced a bill to create physician-assisted suicide. It failed, but this year he and state representative Elizabeth Ritter are trying again. H.B. 5326 would permit a competent person who is suffering from a terminal illness to request aid in dying through administration of prescribed medication. The bill is an affront to human life generally, but especially to elder or infirm adults and disabled individuals. For Connecticut citizens who respect life, it is unconscionable. The bills proponents say that assisted suicide is the compassionate answer. But an article in The New York Times summarized...
  • US judge rejects Vegas 'patient dumping' lawsuit

    02/14/2014 8:21:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    APNews.excite ^ | Feb 13, 2014 | Ken Ritter
    US judge rejects Vegas 'patient dumping' lawsuit Feb 13, 8:57 PM (ET) By KEN RITTER LAS VEGAS (AP) - A federal judge in Nevada rejected a lawsuit Thursday that accuses Nevada officials and the state psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas of violating a patient's civil rights by giving him a bus ticket and sending him to California. But an American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada lawyer representing patient James Flavey Coy Brown characterized the ruling as a setback, not a fatal blow to the case. It seeks class-action status for Brown and as many as 1,500 unnamed people his lawyers...
  • California: Obamacare Turning Cancer Patients Away

    02/05/2014 6:20:04 AM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 5, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Los Angeles Times reports that once Obamacare customers navigate the confusing websites and pay the (often higher) premiums, they face a new problem: many doctors do not accept Obamacare insurance policies. It tells the story of a cancer patient who was turned away at the oncologist's office, and was only seen by a doctor once state regulators came to her rescue. Her story is not alone: millions will face the same problem. There are two reasons patients will be turned away: one that President Barack Obama hid, and one that he lied about. The first is that there is...
  • New Ruling Means Patients Can Access Their Own Lab Results

    02/04/2014 7:20:32 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Medscape ^ | Feb 4, 2014 | Marcia Frellick
    A final ruling issued February 3 by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will give patients direct access to their laboratory results instead of having to get them through a doctor's office. "The right to access personal health information is a cornerstone of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a press release. "Information like lab results can empower patients to track their health progress, make decisions with their health care professionals, and adhere to important treatment plans." Patients or someone a patient designates can still ask for...
  • Too old to be given cancer treatment: NHS is 'writing off' patients who are over 75

    01/25/2014 5:24:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 159 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/23/14 | Jenny Hope
    Pensioners with cancer are being written off as too old to treat, campaigners said yesterday. They cited figures showing survival rates for British patients aged 75 and over are among the worst in Europe. Young lung cancer sufferers are only 10 per cent more likely to die within five years than their continental counterparts. But pensioners with the disease have 44 per cent less chance of survival. The figure for stomach cancer at 45 per cent is even worse.
  • Early days of Obamacare bring trickle, not flood, of patients

    01/05/2014 1:37:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/5/14 | Sharon Begley and Lewis Krauskopf
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. medical providers are seeing only a trickle of patients newly insured under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, as insurers, hospitals and doctors try to work out any hitches in coverage. More than 2 million people have signed up for new private health plans that took effect on Wednesday under the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. While some of those consumers were already lining up doctor visits last month, early reports from providers and an online medical booking service show the demand for care has been modest so far. Within the Obama administration, officials...
  • Doctor Shocker: Patients Might Have to Pay for Their Own Prescriptions!

    10/01/2013 11:47:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10-1-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    October 01, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Martin in Cadillac, Michigan, as we start on the phones. I promised we'd go to the phones and we're gonna do it. Hi, Martin. Glad to have you here. CALLER: Thank you for taking my phone call, Rush. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: As I mentioned to the screener, as of October 1st, as part of the Medicaid expansion in the state of Michigan, the Health and Human Services mandate is that any doctor who is not a Medicaid enrolled provider -- if he writes in the labs, x-rays, or prescriptions, Medicaid will not reimburse...
  • Brain scans reveal which 'vegetative' patients are alert, trapped in bodies

    08/14/2013 8:01:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/14/2013 | Maggie Fox
    A man who had appeared to have been in a vegetative state for 12 years knew his name and knew where he was, Canadian researchers report in a study showing its possible to use MRI brain scans to establish communication with people who seem completely unconscious. Three people tested using a special form of MRI called functional magnetic resonance imaging were able to answer simple yes or no questions, the team at Western University in London, Ontario report. They say their findings dont mean everyone in a coma or a persistent vegetative state is conscious, but it should help doctors...
  • State funding to keep NC group homes open through January (mental patients to get the boot?)

    12/18/2012 4:44:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    WRAL ^ | 12/18/12
    State funding to keep NC group homes open through JanuaryPosted: 10:17 a.m. today Updated: 44 minutes ago Raleigh, N.C. State officials said Tuesday that they have freed up $1 million to allow people with mental illness or developmental disabilities to stay in group homes across North Carolina through the end of January. A change in federal rules means that, as of Jan. 1, group home patients are no longer eligible to receive Medicaid payments for personal care services, such as assistance with bathing, feeding or other daily chores. The loss of funding puts the homes that rely on that...
  • A Physicians New Reality: Patients Ask Me to Break the Law

    11/24/2012 8:49:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/24/2012 | Dr. Peter Weiss
    Obama won, Obamacare is the law, and, as my wife says, I will just have to learn to dance to a new song. Now, dont get me wrong, Obamacare is awful. Forget all the free stuff it provides. Children covered on their parents plan until 26 years of age? A scam, making young adults excuse me, children pay for complete, comprehensive health insurance when all they need and should pay for is major catastrophe insurance. Then there is the annual or preventative exam, which according to Obamacare is free. You gotta love this stuff. I wish I...
  • HHS Sends $5.9 Million to Program Run by Obama Buddy (U of Chicago program tied to MO)

    05/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5-14-12 | Keith Koffler
    The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obamas closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obamas...
  • Hospitals 'letting patients die to save money (UK)

    07/08/2012 6:52:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/8/12 | Stephen Adam
    Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses are placed on a death pathway to help end their lives every year. However, in a letter to The Daily Telegraph, six doctors warn that hospitals may be using the controversial scheme to reduce strain on hospital resources. Supporters of the Liverpool Care Pathway, which allows medical staff to withhold fluid and drugs in a patients final days, claim it is the kindest way of letting them slip away. But the experts say in their letter that natural deaths are often freer of pain and distress. Informed consent is not