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  • 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
    axelradclinic.com ^ | 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
    nj.com ^ | 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...
  • John P. Pryor, 42, surgeon and soldier

    12/27/2008 1:47:53 PM PST · by arjay · 16 replies · 1,265+ views
    Philly,com ^ | Dec. 27, 2008 | Michael Matza
    John P. Pryor, 42, of Moorestown, the dedicated leader of the University of Pennsylvania's trauma team and a decorated major in the Army Reserve who wrote eloquently about the painful parallels between battlefield deaths and urban homicides, was killed on Christmas by enemy fire in Iraq while serving as a combat surgeon. Dr. Pryor deployed Dec. 6 and was with a risky frontline surgical unit when he was killed by shrapnel from a mortar round. It was his second tour of duty in Iraq.
  • Civilian Orthopedic Surgeon Witnesses Servicemembers’ Sacrifices Firsthand

    12/24/2008 3:29:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 343+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Jennifer Cragg, USN
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 2008 – A civilian orthopedic surgeon who has seen servicemembers’ sacrifices firsthand said he believes the nation owes them a debt of gratitude, and that he’ll bring techniques he saw in the military health system to his own practice. "I firmly believe as citizens we owe [our troops] great thanks," said Dr. Brendan M. Patterson, chairman of the orthopedic surgery department at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Patterson returned in mid-December from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany after completing the two-week Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program. Patterson is the 18th scholar to participate in this program...
  • Navy’s Medical Support Vital to Operations, Surgeon General Says

    12/06/2007 5:07:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 128+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2007 – Throughout the Middle East, the U.S. Navy provides vital medical support to U.S. troops serving in the war on terror, the Navy surgeon general said today during a visit to the region. Navy Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson Jr. spoke to online journalists and “bloggers” from Iraq, where he was midway into a trip touring medical facilities in the region. Robinson has visited U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, in Bahrain; Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; and Camp Buehring, Kuwait, which is 50 miles from the Iraqi border. In Camp Arifijan, Robinson visited the 44-bed U.S. Military Hospital...
  • Surgeon ‘hastened man’s death’ to harvest his kidneys for transplant (California)

    08/01/2007 8:32:27 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 46 replies · 1,279+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | 8-01-07 | Jacqui Goddard
    A doctor has been charged with deliberately hastening the death of a disabled man so that he could harvest his kidneys for another patient, in the first case of its kind in America. The case centres on allegations that Hootan Roozrokh, a transplant surgeon in California, ordered a nurse to administer lethal doses of narcotic painkillers and sedatives to Ruben Navarro, who was terminally ill, after taking him off life support. The man died hours later. Prosecutors claim that Dr Roozrokh, 33, acted without a legitimate medical purpose in his handling of Mr Navarro, 25, who suffered from a neurological...
  • Indian police search for teen surgeon

    06/26/2007 5:13:30 PM PDT · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 7 replies · 382+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | 6.26.07 | Shok Sharma
    A 15-year-old boy who allegedly delivered a baby by Caesarean section in an attempt to set a world record as the youngest surgeon apparently fled as police prepared to arrest him on Tuesday. Raj Sekharan, superintendent of police in Tiruchirappalli district in southern Tamil Nadu state, said the boy had absconded and police were looking for him. On Monday police arrested the parents of Dhileepan Raj, both doctors who supervised their son while he allegedly performed the Caesarean section. They were charged with cheating, forgery of records, endangering human life, concealing evidence and abetting a crime. The two were jailed...
  • Flight Surgeon in Iraq Treats Injured Local Child

    01/19/2007 4:22:02 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 355+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Daniel Bearl
    U.S. Army Capt. Thornton S. Mu treats Ibrahim, an 8-year-old boy who arrived at Forward Operating Base Sykes seeking medical attention. Mu works as a pediatrician when not on deployment. U.S. Army courtesy photo Flight Surgeon in Iraq Treats Injured Local Child Deployed pediatrician gets a chance to help local boy with broken bones and shrapnel injuries. By Spc. Daniel Bearl 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs TAL AFAR, Iraq, Jan. 19, 2007 -- When Capt. Thornton S. Mu deployed to Iraq he hoped that he would be able to work with children. "I had always envisioned that even...
  • Military robo-surgeon prepares for battle

    08/28/2006 7:17:52 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 1 replies · 303+ views
    NewScientistTech.com ^ | 24 August 2006 | Tom Simonite
    Life-saving operations on soldiers in combat zones could become possible thanks to a portable robotic surgeon that allows doctors to perform surgery on the battlefield without endangering themselves.Surgical robots that can be operated remotely are already used in some civilian hospitals. These include a system called "da Vinci" made by US company Intuitive Surgical, and another system called ZEUS, made by US firm Computer Motion. However, these existing systems are large and cumbersome, taking up much of an operating room. Now Blake Hannaford and colleagues at the University of Washington, in Seattle, US, have come up with a system small...
  • Flight surgeon looks to future while deployed to Al Asad

    08/22/2006 4:21:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 265+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Aug. 21, 2006) -- Colds and broken bones take up many hours of each day while deployed for Navy Lt. Stacey R. Black, flight surgeon, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. For someone who has been driven her entire life, deploying to Iraq has been another stepping stone for her future plans. "I think it's important to think about what's ahead of me while I am in Iraq, because even though I am out here, life still goes on back in the states," said Black. "When we deploy, it...
  • Heart Surgeon Restarts Career, Accepts Direct Commission

    05/03/2006 5:43:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 560+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Paul D. Prince
    Dr. Jonathan P. Oline waits for his commissioning ceremony to begin.  Oline received a direct commission as a lieutenant colonel during a ceremony at Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., April 29, 2006.   Photo by Gillian M. Albro U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jonathan Oline Heart Surgeon Restarts Career, Accepts Direct Commission By Paul D. Prince U.S. Army Special Operations Command FORT BRAGG, N.C., May 3, 2006 — Coronary specialist Dr. Jonathan P. Oline had a change of heart and a change in career. He put his 17-year private practice on hold to serve his country. The...
  • Soldier, 71, Called Back To Active Duty

    11/14/2005 6:22:07 AM PST · by Moonraker · 55 replies · 1,932+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | November 11, 2005
    Dr. Everett Spees, a cardiothoracic surgeon at several local hospitals who helped to develop the field of organ transplants, was a bit startled to find the Army calling, asking if he'd volunteer. A retired colonel, he'd offered his services on the day after Sept. 11, 2001, but no one called back for more than two years -- after the military was thoroughly embroiled in Iraq and needing more soldiers.
  • Allegations of fake research reach new high ('brilliant' researcher did it for the past 3 years)

    08/24/2005 9:08:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 331+ views
    Picayune Item ^ | 8/24/05 | MARTHA MENDOZA
    Allegations of fake research reach new high By MARTHA MENDOZA/AP National Writer Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:03 PM CDT On the night of his 12th wedding anniversary, Dr. Andrew Friedman was terrified. This brilliant surgeon and researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School feared that he was about to lose everything - his career, his family, the life he'd built - because his boss was coming closer and closer to the truth: For the past three years, Friedman had been faking - actually making up - data in some of the respected, peer-reviewed studies he had published...
  • Claude Organ, acclaimed surgeon, dies

    06/22/2005 10:29:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 505+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 6/22/05 | Brenda Payton
    Dr. Claude H. Organ Jr., an internationally known surgeon and medical educator who was the second African American to serve as president of the American College of Surgeons, died Saturday in Oakland. He was 78. Organ was editor of the prestigious Journal of American Medical Association publication Archives of Surgery for 15 years. He came to Oakland in 1989 to establish and lead the University of California, Davis/University of California San Francisco East Bay Surgery Department, now the UCSF-East Bay department of surgery. There, he oversaw the training of dozens of surgeons, including several African-American women, a population severely underrepresented...
  • Surgeon left in midst of operation

    04/27/2005 1:50:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 16 replies · 996+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4-22-2005 | Scott Allen
    A prominent plastic surgeon has been reprimanded and indefinitely suspended by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center after he left a patient in the middle of an operation to perform surgery down the street at another hospital. Dr. Joseph Upton, who specializes in complex hand surgeries, has voluntarily agreed to stop practicing medicine until at least May 4 while state regulators investigate whether he has double-booked operations on other occasions. Beth Israel officials said Upton left an adult male patient during a scheduled break in a lengthy operation on March 17 and returned before the procedure was scheduled to resume. However,...
  • Surgeon who tried to save JFK dies (Dr. Charles R. Baxter)

    03/12/2005 10:44:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 948+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/12/05 | AP - Dallas
    DALLAS - Dr. Charles R. Baxter, one of the surgeons who tried to save President John F. Kennedy after he was shot, has died, a colleague said. He was 75. The surgeon died Thursday of pneumonia at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where he had been professor emeritus of surgery since 1993, said Dr. Robert Rege, chairman of surgery. Baxter was the emergency room director at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where Kennedy was taken after being shot by Lee Harvey Oswald on Nov. 22, 1963. "As soon as we realized we had nothing medical to do, we...
  • American, 2 Canadian citizens (Pakistani descent, sympathisers) Arrested in Afghanistan

    12/19/2002 6:18:57 AM PST · by TomGuy · 17 replies · 549+ views
    FoxNews | Dec 19, 2002
    Fox News is reporting that one American citizen and two Canadian citizens, all three of Pakistani descent and sympathisers to al-Qaeda, have been arrested in/near Kabul. Details sketchy, developing...........
  • Faith Healing & The Sovereignty of God

    01/25/2005 8:54:53 AM PST · by Gamecock · 215 replies · 1,755+ views
    Modern Reformation Magazin ^ | 1998 | C. Everett Koop
    I don't know how many operations I performed in my surgical career. I know that I performed 17,000 of one particular type, and 7,000 of another. I practiced surgery for thirty-nine years, so perhaps I performed 50,000 operations. I was successful, and patients were coming to me from all over the world. And one of the things that endeared me to the parents of my patients was the way my incisions healed. No one likes big scars, but they are especially upsetting to mothers when they appear on their children. So I set out early on to make my...
  • Wrong Surgery Performed On Woman As Team Watches

    11/04/2004 9:16:20 PM PST · by Stoat · 39 replies · 1,920+ views
    Local 6 ^ | November 4, 2004
    Wrong Surgery Performed On Woman As Team Watches   POSTED: 11:19 pm EST November 4, 2004 UPDATED: 11:40 pm EST November 4, 2004  ORLANDO, Fla. -- A surgical team watched as a doctor performed the wrong surgery on a woman in an operating room of Halifax Medical Center's same-day surgical unit, according to Local 6 News.         On Aug. 26, Toni Braun was supposed to have a small pre-cancerous mass removed from her left breast.   However, when she awoke, she found a bandage covering a scar roughly 6 inches above the breast.   X-rays confirmed...
  • Cow cut, drained in Arborg: Mutilation mystifies

    05/01/2004 5:57:00 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 105 replies · 4,851+ views
    The Winnipeg Sun ^ | Thursday, April 29, 2004 | NATALIE PONA
    An Arborg cattle farmer made a horrific discovery Monday when he found the partially skinned carcass of one of his animals that was missing its tongue and apparently drained of its blood. "The whole thing has turned out to be more sinister than I thought," said Yvonne, a neighbour, who examined the mutilated animal. She asked not to have her last name used to protect her family. "What sort of weirdos have we got travelling in our neighbourhood?" Gordon, who would only allow The Sun to print his first name, said he discovered the carcass on his farm Monday afternoon....
  • Dr. Harold Kletschka, cardiac surgeon (and inventer)- Dead

    03/07/2004 7:00:33 PM PST · by nuconvert · 153+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 7, 2004
    Dr. Harold Kletschka - Dead MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dr. Harold Kletschka, a cardiac surgeon who pioneered a heart pump now commonly used in open-heart surgery, died Saturday after a stroke, said his friend and biographer, David Racer. He was 79. In the 1960s Kletschka developed the Bio-Pump, a heart pump now sold by Medtronic. The external pump circulates blood during surgery. As an Air Force surgeon, Kletschka developed the idea for the centrifugal heart pump in the 1950s while watching an orange juicer in a San Francisco diner, his friend said. Kletschka held several medical patents and most recently was...
  • Freeper Prayer Request Please

    11/07/2003 9:45:35 PM PST · by bootless · 90 replies · 145+ views
    self | 11.07.03 | self
    Hello my FRiends, I spoke with my dear friend, Freeper uprisen, and she really needs our help. Her hip has been broken for some time now, and was not correctly diagnosed (the break was in the back). She has been unable to walk, relying on wheelchairs, crutches, or a cane, and the bone has been badly displaced. She is asking for your prayers to bring a good orthopedic surgeon to her, and that the damage is repaired so she can walk again. The Brand K HMO has been slow in responding, and she finally had a CAT scan last week,...
  • Man waits 6 hours with knife in brain: Stabbing victim fully conscious as surgeons plotted surgery

    07/29/2003 10:57:46 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 20 replies · 408+ views
    A fully conscious New Zealand man waited six hours while surgeons debated the best course of action to remove a knife that had been imbedded deep into his brain. Police in Wellington, New Zealand, said the 37-year-old man was stabbed during a disagreement at about 4 a.m. local time, the Dominion Post reported. Surgeons spent six hours planning the operation, which was successful. Martin Hunn, a Wellington Hospital neurosurgeon, said the man "would have been in pain" as he waited for surgery, according to the report. Dr. Hunn consulted an ear, nose and throat specialist before the man's surgery. Though...
  • SOS for Saddam surgeon

    03/23/2003 5:54:24 PM PST · by MadIvan · 335 replies · 490+ views
    The Sun ^ | March 24, 2003 | DAVID WOODING
    SADDAM Hussein’s henchmen last night pleaded with Russia to find them a top surgeon to save the tyrant’s life. They sent an SOS to Moscow as their leader lay badly wounded at a secret hideaway in Baghdad. Saddam is believed to have suffered abdominal injuries when cruise missiles scored a direct hit on his bunker on Day One of the war last Thursday. British intelligence chiefs say that he was hauled from the rubble and whisked away in an ambulance hours after the sudden strike that launched Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are convinced he underwent a major operation and a...
  • Surgeon Freed After 'Dirty Bomb' Arrest (OBL's Doctor?)

    11/19/2002 4:18:22 PM PST · by blam · 242+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 11-20-2002 | Phil Reeves
    Surgeon freed after 'dirty bomb' arrest By Phil Reeves Asia Correspondent 20 November 2002 A British-trained Pakistani surgeon was freed yesterday after nearly a month in secret detention. He says he was interrogated by FBI and CIA agents investigating claims that he helped al-Qa'ida develop radiological and nuclear bombs as well as chemical and biological weapons. Dr Amir Aziz, 46, an orthopaedic surgeon – whose ordeal confirms American concerns on the nature of the "dirty bombs" and other weapons that al-Qa'ida might be trying to acquire – said the accusations were "the most ludicrous thing I have heard in my...
  • Surgeon who stepped out owed support payments

    08/10/2002 4:30:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 266+ views
    BOSTON--A surgeon whose license was suspended after he left a patient on the operating table while he ran a check to the bank owed money to his former domestic partner. Dr. David Arndt was ordered after a court battle to pay Dr. Stephen Goldfinger, a psychiatrist, a portion of his income for 15 years after they broke up in 1994, court records show. Arndt challenged the agreement and lost. He was ordered to pay court fees and other costs up to $25,000, and to continue to make support payments up to $500,000 to Goldfinger. According to the state Board of...