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  • We Regret To Inform You That A British Surgeon Was Branding His Initials On Livers

    12/16/2017 7:41:41 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/13/2017
    Simon Bramhall, 53, has pleaded guilty to assault of two patients, for, yes, branding his initials onto their organs during surgery. He is going to be sentenced on Jan. 12. The Associated Press reports that a prosecutor called the case "without legal precedent in criminal law." "Bramhall used an argon beam coagulator, which seals bleeding blood vessels with an electric beam, to mark his initials on the organs," the AP writes. The internal graffiti very likely did not cause any damage, The Guardian reports: "The marks left by argon are not thought to impair the organ's function and usually disappear...
  • Dr. Denton Cooley, pioneer of heart transplants, dies at 96

    11/18/2016 6:58:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    KPRC NBC 2 Houston ^ | November 18, 2016 | Aaron Barker
    Dr. Denton Cooley, a Houston native and a pioneer of heart transplants, died Friday. He was 96. Born in 1920, Cooley graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas Austin and earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1944. Cooley performed the first transplant of a human heart in the United States in 1968. The following year, he became the first surgeon to implant an artificial heart in a human.
  • Plastic surgeon takes selfies with naked unconscious patients

    07/12/2016 7:15:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    A plastic surgeon in Ukraine has been slammed for taking selfies with his unconscious patients while performing surgery. Edgar Kaminskyi, 31, has been a plastic surgeon for eight years, but his practice of taking photos while his team operates on their patients is what has attracted the most attention. The surgeon often shares the photos with his more than 104,000 Instagram followers, including before and after images of women with breast implants and the silicon implants themselves. But it is the photos — and even videos — of him operating that have caused the most uproar. In one photo, the...
  • Senate approves Obama pick for surgeon general

    12/15/2014 10:12:18 PM PST · by entropy12 · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-15-2014 | MATTHEW DALY and LAURAN NEERGAARD
    Murthy, 37, a physician at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, won confirmation on a 51-43 vote. He's a co-founder of Doctors for America, a group that has pushed for affordable health care and supports Obama's health care law. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said most of Murthy's career has been spent as an activist focused on gun control and other political issues, rather than on treating patients. "Americans don't want a surgeon general who might use this position of trust to promote his own personal campaign against the Second Amendment of the Constitution," Barrasso said.
  • Daily Mail: U.S. Surgeon General 'Missing in Action' on Ebola

    10/12/2014 4:08:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/12/12 | Breitbart News
    Currently the U.S. does not have a permanent surgeon general. President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Vivek Murthy to fill the spot last November after the previous surgeon general vacated the position. Murthy's nomination has been tied up in the Senate since March amid concerns from conservative, gun rights group, the National Rifle Association, that the Harvard and Yale educated doctor would seek to implement restrictions on the Second Amendment if he were confirmed for the position. ... Now, liberals in the media are arguing that Murthy, not [CDC Director] Frieden, should be out calming Americans and cautioning them on how...
  • Pope Francis meets with doctor who saved his life

    05/28/2014 4:02:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | May 28, 2014
    Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014. Credit: Kyle Burkhart/CNA. Rome, Italy, May 28, 2014 / 10:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis met recently with Dr. Juan Carlos Parodi, the Argentinean surgeon who operated on him for gall bladder failure in 1980 and whom he attributes with saving his life. Dr. Parodi recounted the story to the Argentinean daily La Nacion May 20. “It was a surprise for me. In 1980 I was called by a doctor who said he was treating a humble priest who was very sick. He was a Jesuit and...
  • Obama Surgeon General Pick Wants Your Doctor to Spy On You, Report Your Guns to the Feds

    03/11/2014 10:56:33 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 64 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-11-2014 | Jason DeWitt
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsBarack Obama picked far left 36 year-old organizer Vivek Murthy as the next Surgeon General. Not for his medical expertise but for his activism. Vivek was the co-founder and president of “Doctors for America,” which began as “Doctors for Obama in 2008.”Vivek also wants doctors to ask patients, including children, if there are any firearms in their home. This would be included on their file that would be shared with several government agencies under Obamacare. Investor’s Business Daily reported:
  • Jewish surgeon from N.Y hospital helps Palestinian girl breathe easier

    08/30/2013 4:03:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cns ^ | August 27, 2013 | Christie L. Chicoine
    SUFFERN, N.Y. (CNS) -- Maria Amman is still smiling. Paralyzed for half her life, 13-year-old Maria, a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, recently underwent a procedure to regain the ability to breathe on her own, thanks to the kindness and skill of a Jewish surgeon on the staff at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, N.Y. Dr. Mark Ginsburg, chief of thoracic surgery at Good Samaritan, was assisted by Israeli surgeons at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem in successfully implanting a phrenic nerve pacemaker in Maria. She has been paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe without...
  • Tom Price’s Plan to Replace Obamacare: He has thrice proposed a comprehensive alternative

    08/16/2013 7:13:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/15/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich scolded Republicans this week for having “zero” ideas for how to replace Obamacare, a law the GOP desperately wants to repeal. It is an argument often employed by Democrats, who have been on the defensive lately as the president’s signature law has encountered a series of setbacks, and is becoming increasingly unpopular. Either way, the notion that Republicans have no plan to replace Obamacare is news to Representative Tom Price (R., Ga.), who in June introduced a comprehensive alternative health-care plan — for the third time since 2009. It was originally introduced as the Obamacare alternative...
  • Disgraced hand surgeon arrested for contempt of court AGAIN

    07/31/2013 7:31:25 AM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07/30/2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A judge ordered disgraced Houston hand surgeon Michael Glyn Brown to be arrested for contempt of court for the second time after once again skipping a hearing related to his divorce from Rachel Brown. The soon-to-be ex, meanwhile, was in attendance and even briefly posed for pictures, though she left before the hearing—smiling for the camera alongside her new love, retired Houston Astros great Jeff Bagwell. Brown’s prior contempt-of-court arrest was back in March, when the same judge who handed down Tuesday’s order, Judge Sheri Y. Dean. The owner of a national chain of hand surgery clinics was jailed less...
  • Mission Accomplished! (US surgeon and his NVA patient reunite after 45 years)

    07/11/2013 9:30:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies ^ | 7-1-2013 | Chris Axelrad
    Yesterday in An Khe Village, my father reunited with his old friend, Nguyen Quang Hung, who he hadn't seen in 45 years. The story is one for the history books, one that will certainly touch hearts around the world. But, nobody was more touched than Mr. Hung, my father (Samuel Axelrad), and the respective children, siblings, and grandchildren who were there to witness this once-in-a-lifetime reunion. I am sitting in the Quy Nhon airport as we speak. I couldn't wait to get back to Hanoi to write about the events of yesterday. For those of you who don't know the...
  • A Surgeon Cuts to the Heart of the ObamaCare Nightmare

    07/02/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2012 | Stella Paul
    The day the Supreme Court ruled in favor of ObamaCare, a friend called me. He's an extremely dedicated, much-loved surgeon, and he was frustrated and livid in equal measure. "I've actually had a lot of experience working in all different types of environments," he began. "I've worked in a government-run socialized medical care system, and I saw the waste and inefficiency. "The longer people worked in that system, the less work they wanted to do, because the more you wanted to do, the more they dumped on you. So after a while you stop doing it, because they're not paying...
  • Authorities believe they have found dead body of doctor wanted in ECMC shooting

    06/15/2012 8:58:21 AM PDT · by Tarantulas · 18 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | June 15, 2012 | Dan Herbeck and Lou Michel
    A body was found this morning in the thick brush near the Hamburg home of Dr. Timothy Jorden, the trauma surgeon named as a person of interest in Wednesday's shooting of Jacqueline Wisniewski in Erie County Medical Center, law enforcement officials said. "We believe it is him," a source said. The body was found in a ravine off a footpath along 18 Mile Creek, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. A source close to the case said U.S. Marshals, state police and other police officials have been searching a wooded area near his home for past two days. State Police...
  • Running Charlotte's DNC team takes a surgeon's touch (Slicin' & dicin' RATS)

    06/11/2012 3:57:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 6/09/12 | Tim Funk
    Running Charlotte's DNC team takes a surgeon's touchBy Tim Funk - The Charlotte Observer Posted: Saturday, Jun. 09, 2012 **SNIP** To launch and then pilot this effort, the mayor needed someone with the steady hands of a surgeon. So he called Dr. Dan Murrey – spine surgeon, former county commissioner, CEO of OrthoCarolina and, like Foxx, an alumnus of Davidson College. That was more than a year ago. The clock that was ticking then is now clanging: Murrey and his 35-member staff at the Charlotte in 2012 host committee have less than 90 days until 35,000 people – including 6,000-plus...
  • Face of Defense: Children Inspire Father to Serve

    06/18/2010 9:31:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 156+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Tech. Sgt. Jeremy J. McClure, Iowa Air National Guard
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa, June 18, 2010 – The newest flight surgeon in the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Medical Group only just recently joined the military, but his family is very familiar with military life. Air Force Maj. (Dr.) Glenn Harden, a physician from Sioux City, Iowa, is sworn into the Air National Guard at the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, May 1, 2010. Harden will work as the flight surgeon at the wing’s medical clinic. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Oscar Sanchez  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Air Force Maj. (Dr.) Glenn Harden entered...
  • Senate Confirms Surgeon General (Czar Dr. Regina Benjamin)

    10/29/2009 7:18:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Caucus ^ | 10/29/09 | Kate Phillips
    Senate Confirms Surgeon GeneralBy Kate Phillips October 29, 2009, 8:46 pm After much agitation earlier in the day, the Senate voted to confirm Dr. Regina Benjamin as the nation’s surgeon general on Thursday night amid a national emergency over the swine flu outbreak. The Senate approved her on a voice vote. On Thursday morning, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, had taken to the floor to complain that her nomination, along with others, had been held up. Republicans had stalled her confirmation over another issue, the so-called gag order imposed on insurance companies about whether they could inform...
  • Abortion: White House Says Surgeon General Pick Is Pro-Choice

    07/14/2009 9:11:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 368+ views
    McClatchey ^ | July 14th 2009
    Abortion: White House says surgeon general pick is pro-choice Margaret Talev and William Douglas WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's nominee for surgeon general is a Catholic best known for founding an Alabama clinic that treats the poor, but her lesser-known support for abortion rights puts her at odds with her church and some of the groups that have praised her work. Regina Benjamin's Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic doesn't perform abortions. A clinic employee who declined to be identified said by telephone that patients seeking information about abortions would be referred to providers in the state. White House spokesman...
  • Obama Taps 'Genius' Doctor, Katrina Victim for Surgeon General

    07/13/2009 10:09:09 AM PDT · by SandRat · 62 replies · 3,068+ views
    Regina Benjamin, the youngest doctor and first black woman admitted to the American Medical Association, is President Obama's pick to be surgeon general. ------ snip ------
  • A Family's Valor, a Nation's Freedom-Why would a 61-year-old civilian surgeon volunteer for Iraq?

    07/02/2009 10:32:26 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 404+ views
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 7-2-09 | Karl Rove
    At a dinner last week in California, I was reminded of the debt we owe to those who have, for 233 years, sustained our freedom and independence. One remarkable family in particular exemplifies the best in the American spirit of courage and sacrifice. Sitting at my table was a friend, Christine Krissoff, wife of Dr. Bill Krissoff and mother of Nathan and Austin Krissoff. One of her sons, Marine First Lt. Nathan Krissoff, was killed in Al Anbar Province in December 2006. A Williams College grad, athlete and musician, he'd left for Iraq on the fifth anniversary of the 9/11...
  • Ex-Surgeon General: Lack of Sex Ed "akin to child abuse" [Joycelyn Elders]

    02/06/2009 8:33:57 PM PST · by melt · 32 replies · 850+ views ^ | 2/6/09 | Amy Sara Clark
    Fourteen years after Dr. Joycelyn Elders was fired for supporting teaching about masturbation as a way to slow the spread of AIDS, the former U.S. surgeon general is still sharing her own fiery brand of straight talk, this time by likening the lack of comprehensive sex education in the United States to child abuse. "If you don't educate young people and then they end up pregnant or with HIV ... if we don't provide health education for our young people it really is akin to child abuse," she said. "We're a sexually unhealthy society," Elders said to a crowd of...