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  • Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport: ‘We can’t get the risk to zero’

    10/12/2014 6:13:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2014 | Karen Matthews (AP)
    NEW YORK — Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up screening effort meant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Federal health officials said the entry screenings, which will expand to four additional U.S. airports in the next week, add another layer of protection to halt the spread of a disease that has killed more than 4,000 people.

    05/23/2012 5:48:20 AM PDT · by shortstop · 29 replies ^ | 05/23/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    I’m not a doctor. But I have a prostate. And my wife has breasts. And we’d like to keep them. And we’d like to stay alive. So I’m suspicious of recent pronouncements by government panels. Pronouncements that have turned everything we’ve been told about cancer upside down. Screening, the government people say, isn’t necessary. At least not as necessary as most people think. Mammograms? Not so much. PSA? Not at all. Some cancers don’t need to be found, the government experts have said, and some cancers don’t need to be treated. Testing and treating, the new story goes, are difficult...
  • Meet the ObamaCare Mandate Committee Think the contraception decision was bad? Wait until

    02/16/2012 10:16:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/16/12 | Scott Gottlieb
    Offended by President Obama's decision to force health insurers to pay for contraception and surgical sterilization? It gets worse: In the future, thanks to ObamaCare, the government will issue such health edicts on a routine basis—and largely insulated from public view. This goes beyond contraception to cancer screenings, the use of common drugs like aspirin, and much more. Under ObamaCare, a single committee—the United States Preventative Services Task Force—is empowered to evaluate preventive health services and decide which will be covered by health-insurance plans. The task force already rates services with letter grades of "A" through "D" (or "I," if...
  • TSA screenings aren't just for airports anymore

    12/26/2011 6:24:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/26/11 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
    Reporting from Charlotte, N.C.— Rick Vetter was rushing to board the Amtrak train in Charlotte, N.C., on a recent Sunday afternoon when a canine officer suddenly blocked the way. Three federal air marshals in bulletproof vests and two officers trained to spot suspicious behavior watched closely as Seiko, a German shepherd, nosed Vetter's trousers for chemical traces of a bomb. Radiation detectors carried by the marshals scanned the 57-year-old lawyer for concealed nuclear materials. When Seiko indicated a scent, his handler, Julian Swaringen, asked Vetter whether he had pets at home in Garner, N.C. Two mutts, Vetter replied. "You can...
  • Sikhs outraged at US airport turban searches (TSA profiling???)

    11/20/2010 5:58:46 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 52 replies
    AFP ^ | November 8, 2010 | Shaun Tandon
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Sikh Americans are protesting at what they say is a new policy at US airports to screen their turbans systematically, voicing fear the move would further stigmatize their faith. US officials have not confirmed a change in policy and insisted they respected religious beliefs. But they said security measures necessitated checks on "bulky" clothing such as turbans, which Sikh men are required by faith to wear. A group of Sikh American groups said they met several weeks ago with representatives of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who told them that airports would now screen turbans with hand-wands...
  • Unit Offers Medical Screenings for Iraqi Children (MAY CAUSE BLURRY SCREEN)

    08/11/2005 4:49:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 534+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 11, 2005 | Army Spc. Jeremy D. Crisp
    The medical screening personnel checked the children for everything ranging from bug bites to coughs to dental work. MOSUL, Iraq, Aug. 11, 2005 — U.S. Army medical personnel conducted medical screenings for more than 200 Iraqi children at a schoolhouse in western Mosul July 28th. Soldiers from the 1st Styker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash., arrived in the neighborhood at daybreak with doctors and medics in tow. "This is the fifth week our battalion has been doing medical screenings for the locals. It is the other side of our infantry mission." U.S. Army Capt. Paul D....
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 6-22-02

    06/22/2002 2:50:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 246+ views ^ | 6-22-02 | George @. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryJune 22, 2002 Radio Address by the President to the Nation The Cabinet Room      Audio THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Earlier today, the First Lady and I joined the White House staff for the inaugural President's Fitness Challenge Run and Walk. Every participant took important steps on the road to better health, and runners and walkers volunteered to perform community service or to contribute to charities. The Fitness Challenge is part of a larger initiative I launched this week to help Americans live longer, better, and healthier lives. And the good news is this: when...