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  • Hillary Clinton Has Been M.I.A. Lately -- and Here's Why

    01/28/2015 7:12:59 AM PST · by StAntKnee · 57 replies
    ABC Radio ^ | Jan. 26, 2015 | ABC Radio
    At a time when many potential 2016 presidential contenders appear to be starting the ignition of their campaigns, Hillary Clinton has pressed the brake pedal. Or so it seems. Clinton’s calendar, which was jam-packed throughout most of last year with paid speeches, award ceremonies, fundraisers, book tour stops, campaign appearances and official Clinton Foundation business, is now virtually empty. (SNIP) At a time when many potential 2016 presidential contenders appear to be starting the ignition of their campaigns, Hillary Clinton has pressed the brake pedal. Or so it seems. Clinton’s calendar, which was jam-packed throughout most of last year with...
  • At the NIH, white-tailed deer get sterilized in luxurious surgery rooms ($1K each)

    12/25/2014 7:29:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/24/14 | Steve Hendrix
    **SNIP** While its long-term effectiveness is still unclear, surgical sterilization seems to be gaining popularity in this white-tailed-rich region. The procedure, less invasive than dog and cat spaying, is an alternative to controlled hunting, which provokes opposition from animal-welfare activists, and to immunization, which requires yearly doses of a dart-delivered contraceptive vaccine. DeNicola has already spayed a herd in a Baltimore suburb, where a population boom has stabilized. And in Fairfax City, he conducted Virginia’s first ovary-removal program when his team operated on 18 female deer in the police garage. The procedures, which cost about $1,000 per doe, are being...
  • Prayer Request

    12/17/2014 6:15:55 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 63 replies
    Just a quick prayer request for my pet Buster. He's having surgery this morning to remove a well-contained tumor in a lymph node. It should go well, but I ask for prayers for him and the medical staff working with him this morning. He's in good shape to recover and we're asking for everything to go smoothly and for a good recovery. Thanks,
  • If a Fetus is Just a “Clump of Cells” Explain These Unborn Babies Getting Surgery in the Womb

    12/15/2014 3:18:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/15/14 | Drew Belsky
    The Daily Signal has an in-depth article today on doctors’ controversial efforts to perform successful surgeries on babies. Of course, no one would ever find such a story controversial if it didn’t center on babies who have not been born yet. The Signal piece profiles Drs. Michael Harrison and Scott Adzick, two pioneers in the field of fetal surgery who set about “upending science as the world knew it” in the early ’80s. “The idea arose from the frustration of caring for babies after birth and realizing it was too late: the damage was already done,” said Adzick, chief of...
  • Fetal surgery gives the lie to 'clump of cells' talking point

    12/15/2014 1:48:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/15/2014 | Drew Belsky
    <p>The Daily Signal has an in-depth article today on doctors' controversial efforts to perform successful surgeries on babies.  Of course, no one would ever find such a story controversial if it didn't center on babies who have not been born yet.</p>
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes surgery to address artery blockage

    11/26/2014 5:30:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to hospital on Wednesday where she underwent heart surgery to address a blockage in her right coronary artery. “The coronary blockage was discovered after Justice Ginsburg experienced discomfort during routine exercise last night and was taken to the hospital,” read a statement on her condition. “She is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged in the next 48 hours.”Now, health scares like these are nothing to joke about, and all our readers surely wish “The Notorious R.B.G.” well. That having been said, it would be dishonest to not note the...
  • Prayer request for mamzelle's loved one--

    11/25/2014 7:05:28 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 28 replies
    Mamzelle
    Facing surgery today--not me, but lived one. Would appreciate prayers for a successful outcome.
  • 'Vacation Breasts' May Be Next Big Thing in Plastic Surgery

    11/11/2014 3:51:35 PM PST · by njslim · 136 replies
    ABC Good Morning America ^ | 11/11/14 | Genevieve Shaw Brown
    Think of it as test driving plastic surgery: You wouldn't buy a car without driving it, seeing how it feels when you sit in the seat. So why should breasts be any different? The New York plastic surgeon who developed the "insta breast," a saline injection into the breast that gives the impression of implants for 24 hours, is now working on a method that would last two to three weeks.
  • Foot Surgery CANCELLED b/c I smoke 1 to 3 Cigs a Day. Damn!

    10/31/2014 3:14:25 PM PDT · by lee martell · 210 replies
    Oct. 31, 2014 | lee martell
    I was supposed to have surgery on one of my ankles to reduce chronic pain. Eventually, I will need flatfoot corrective surgery on the right foot too. I've been ready for quite some time, and miss being able to walk without limping like an old man. The procedure would be a Sub-Talar Fusion. I have Veterans' Health Insurance only. I was less than 3 days away from the surgery date when I got a call from one of the Resident Surgeons. Apparently, he had been told that I use e-cigs and sometime actual cigarettes. My actual cig use is very...
  • 'Operation' game inventor can't afford his surgery

    10/28/2014 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28/14 | Hailey Lee
    Fifty years ago, John Spinello, a student at the University of Illinois, invented the board game 'Operation' which lets kids pretend to be surgeons. Now at the age of 77, Spinello can't afford his own real-life operation, reports Huffington Post. The oral surgery that he needs will cost him $25,000—a burdensome bill after selling the rights to his 'Operation' game to Milton Bradley for just $500.
  • Getting ready for surgery

    10/23/2014 9:31:43 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 23 replies
    10/23/14 | Self
    In surgical prep. Having my 6th hand surgery. Wish me luck.
  • Muslim nurses refuse to wash hands before operation...

    10/23/2014 5:58:08 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 44 replies
    www.youngcons.com ^ | ukn | Michael Cantrell
    Muslim nurses in the UK have now been granted the option of participating in medical operations without washing their hands. If this gives you the willies and makes you feel a bit icky inside, it should. Washing hands is a basic tenet of good hygiene and helps prevent the spread of diseases and infections, especially to those most susceptible to them, such as individuals receiving an operation. Check out the reason given by these nurses to justify this insanity.
  • Going under the knife tomorrow (vanity)

    10/21/2014 6:08:34 PM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 131 replies
    L4, L5 | 10/21/14 | My anxious brain
    Well, having a double laminectomy/ Discectomy tomorrow. I don't really want to do it, but the doctor says the longer I wait the less likely function will return. I have 50% weakness in the left leg and a foot drop. It turns out I have direct impingement on the nerves which is blocking the nerve impulses. I've done excersize/therapy in the past. This time 0% improvement after 5 weeks of therapy. If this doesn't give me some improvement I'm looking at medical retirement (law enforcement). I don't really want to retire now, but God is good, I guess we'll let...
  • Britain's oldest sex change as James becomes Ruth at 81 thanks to NHS surgery

    10/12/2014 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 38 replies
    The Mirror (UK) ^ | Oct 11, 2014 | Lewis Panther
    A former RAF navigator has become the oldest person in Britain to have sex change surgery – at the age of 81. The NHS op for Ruth Rose, once a man named James, drew criticism because of her age. But she said: “I always knew I was in the wrong body. She used to be James, a divorced father of three and grandfather of four. Despite Ruth’s secret desire for change, the couple stayed together for 42 years. The marriage ended in an amicable ­divorce and they are still close.
  • Joan Rivers had surprise throat biopsy that cut off her air supply, source claims

    09/10/2014 3:49:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 55 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/9/2014 | Don Kaplan
    EXCLUSIVE: The late comedian went to Yorkville Endoscopy for a routine endoscopy on Aug. 28, but a doctor — who arrived with Rivers' entourage — offered to perform a biopsy after another doctor noticed 'something' on the entertainer's vocal chords, a medical source told the Daily News. The routine surgical procedure Joan Rivers was supposed to undergo turned deadly when a doctor who arrived at the clinic with the legendary comic’s entourage performed an unplanned biopsy on her vocal cords, a medical source who was briefed on the case told The News. Such a procedure is not supposed to be...
  • Surgery Prices Surge With Innovation and Consolidation Under Obamacare

    09/01/2014 11:53:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    wrcbtv ^ | 8/31/14 | NBC News
    NBC News - The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of data collected for NBC News. Surgery has bloomed into a $500 billion industry in the United States, where 80 to 100 million procedures are performed annually — a per-capita rate that's some 50 percent higher than in the European Union, said Dr. John Birkmeyer, a researcher and adjunct professor at the Dartmouth Institute and in the university's Community & Family Medicine program. The reason? Expensive yet safer technologies and hospital...
  • Joan Rivers in critical condition after surgery

    08/28/2014 9:08:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 83 replies
    NY Post -- Page 6 ^ | 8-28-14 | tasha Velez, Derrick Bryson Taylor, Larry Celona and Natalie O'Neill
    Joan Rivers is in critical condition after she stopped breathing during a medical procedure on Thursday, police sources tell The Post. The E! Fashion critic, 81, was a patient at Yorkville Endoscopy on East 93rd street near Third Avenue in New York City, police sources told The Post. After she stopped breathing, a 911 call was placed at around 9:40 a.m. TMZ reports the caller said, “We have somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest.” She was reportedly rushed to Mount Sinai hospital.
  • Henry Kissinger, 91, undergoes heart surgery in New York

    07/15/2014 5:09:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 15, 2014
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital on Tuesday and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said. Kissinger, 91, underwent an aortic valve replacement procedure, according to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Their Bodies, Our Bucks: Should taxpayers foot the bill for gender reassignment surgery?

    07/02/2014 2:39:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/02/2014 | Spencer Case
    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick wants to force taxpayers to foot the bill for gender reassignment surgery. Patrick announced two administrative actions in June to provide Medicaid coverage for sex-change surgery. Oregon and California taxpayers already pay for sex changes through Medicaid. The same day Patrick made his announcement, the Massachusetts Division of Insurance moved to prohibit private insurers from excluding individuals undergoing sexual transition from coverage. The measures follow a May 30 decision by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reverse a 33-year-old policy to exclude those treatments from Medicare coverage. A few days earlier, the mayor...
  • Federal health board rules Medicare can pay for transgender recipients' sex-change surgeries

    05/30/2014 10:05:05 AM PDT · by Lady4Liberty · 11 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal health board rules Medicare can pay for transgender recipients' sex-change surgeries.
  • Prayers Requested for Wife

    05/27/2014 4:20:13 AM PDT · by gov_bean_ counter · 23 replies
    Self | 24-May-2014 | gov_bean_ counter
    Prayers requested for my wife. She is having neck surgery today at around 11:30 Central Time. C5/C6 and C6/C7 area to be fused. Disks basically gone. C3/C4 and C4/C5 damaged as well and will be dealt with later...
  • Prayer Request: Please Pray for My Mom Having Knee Surgery Today

    04/09/2014 4:08:28 AM PDT · by Pajamajan · 43 replies
    me
    My mom is in her senior years and having surgery on her knee today. Any prayers for her would be most appreciated.
  • Any Freepers who have had gall bladder surgery?

    02/20/2014 9:04:16 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 43 replies
    Feb 20, 2014 | Me
    I just did a 3 day stint in the hospital for Pancreatitis which may be caused by gall stones. The doctor recommends that I get my gall bladder and the gall stones removed. Considering that I have good insurance, I am going to go through the procedure.
  • Surgical 3D printing BioPen writes in bone, nerve and muscle

    02/07/2014 8:25:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    DVICE ^ | 02/07/2014 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    Credit: University of Wollongong Scientists at the University of Wollongong (that's a real place) in Australia have developed a device that replaces traditional surgery with something more akin to an art project. The BioPen is a handheld 3D printer that can actually print bone directly onto patients during surgery. Soon, surgeons will simply be able to doodle their patients back to health.The BioPen uses a stem cell ink which can be coaxed into differentiating into muscle, bone, or nerve cells. A seaweed-based growth culture encourages the cells to thrive in their new environment while a second polymer, cured by the...
  • Difficulty Adding Newborns to Obamacare Not a “Glitch” Says Sebelius

    01/04/2014 8:32:41 AM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | John Semmens
    While admitting that the process for adding a new baby to a family's Affordable Care Act insurance coverage is “difficult,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius denied that it is yet another of a seemingly endless series of “glitches” to the program. “Though this may come as a shock to some, the world is over-populated,” Sebelius contended. “Adding more people is something we need to discourage. Since we cannot outright restrict family sizes like they do in China we have to make do with a 'second-best' policy. The annoyance and anxiety factors that attend the paperwork aspect of the...
  • Plastic surgeon turns daughters into Barbie dolls (Video included)

    12/14/2013 9:34:40 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 13, 2013 | QMI Agency
    Dr. Michael Niccole takes pride in his profession and the spoils of his work can be seen in his children. The Orange County plastic surgeon has operated on his adopted 25-year-old daughters multiple times over the years, according to a video by Barcroft Media. Daughter Brittani says in the video her first surgery was breast augmentation after she finished high school at 18. Then she got a nose job right before her 21st birthday and started Botox injections at the age of 22. Meanwhile, her sister Charm got her navel changed from an outie to an innie when she was...
  • Doctors Save Severed Hand By Sewing to Man's Ankle

    12/16/2013 10:14:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 16 Dec 2013, 7:17 AM PDT | by Jon David Kahn
    After a man lost his right hand in a work place accident in November, doctors in Changsha, Hunan province successfully reattached the limb by grafting it to his ankle for a month. The man, Xiao Wei, said that at the time of the accident he "was just shocked and frozen to the spot, until colleagues unplugged the machine and retrieved my hand and took me to the hospital. I am still young, and I couldn't imagine life without a right hand." Doctors, opted to graft the hand to Wei's ankle to prevent it from dying while they worked on his...
  • Prayers for Mom

    10/09/2013 6:21:03 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 30 replies
    Self | 10/9/2013 | Self
    My mother Betty, 87 years young, fell and broke her leg. She's scheduled for a rod implant surgery tomorrow at 7 AM. She's a wonderful lady, active with her church and circle, and still mentally sharp. She's doing well after her fall, and was very positive when I spoke to her earlier today. I would greatly appreciate your prayers and good thoughts! God Bless!
  • Jim's surgery has been rescheduled for Oct 3rd. Prayers are requested. [Update #120, #243]

    10/02/2013 7:32:39 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 331 replies
    10-02-2013 | JustAmy
    Graphic by MamaBear
  • Jim Robinson's surgery postponed but he needs us to continuing praying. Update #318, 413, 440, 466

    09/30/2013 1:13:40 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 505 replies
    9-30-2013 | JustAmy
    Graphic by MamaBear Dear Heavenly Father, You said that when two or more are gathered in Your name, there You are also. We come together as friends and family of Jim to ask that You place Your hand of protection upon Jim during his surgery today. Lord, bless the hands, minds, and souls of the surgical team. Let their hands be Your hands. Let their decisions be Your decisions. We lift him up to You and ask that You carry him through surgery and return him to us happy, healthy, and whole. We also ask that Your Holy Spirit...
  • NHS ‘bans’ GPs from carrying out minor operations on patients who smoke unless they promise to quit

    09/29/2013 6:12:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 05:18 EST, 29 September 2013 | Stephen Adams
    Patients are being denied minor treatments because they smoke, The Mail on Sunday has found. In one case, a healthy middle-aged man was told he could not have a ten-minute operation to cut a small benign growth off the side of his head because of his habit. Paul Merrett thought it would be no problem to get the inch-long fatty lump, called a lipoma, removed. … But when he attended King George Surgery in Stevenage, his GP said he could not have the minor operation—which doctors often do under local anesthetic in their own consulting rooms. Mr. Merrett, 46, said:...
  • Prayer Request please

    09/29/2013 2:45:12 PM PDT · by workerbee · 57 replies
    9/29/13 | Me
    I'm humbly asking for prayers from the FReeper community for my father-in-law. We learned today he was diagnosed with a "very aggressive strain" of melanoma. He is scheduled for surgery next Friday. There will also be a CAT scan to determine if lymph nodes are involved. If you could spare "Bud" a moment in your prayers, and my husband as well because he's quite worried (and doing his best to pretend otherwise). Thank you all so much.
  • VA Paid $11K Bonus to Surgeon Who Left Op Room Before End of Surgery

    08/24/2013 11:30:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2013 - 5:06 PM | Dennis M. Crowley
    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) paid an $11,189 performance pay bonus to a surgeon who left the operating room before a surgery was completed, leaving residents to continue the procedure without him, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on Friday. The “[s]urgeon who was supervising residents left the operating room and medical center before the surgery was completed, allowing residents to continue the surgery without supervision until another surgeon was found to supervise the residents,” said the report. “The surgeon was suspended without pay for 14 calendar days.” Despite this particular performance, the VA still gave the...
  • The Good, the Bad, and the A.H.S.

    08/24/2013 12:47:17 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies
    LPSullivan.com ^ | August 24, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The longer the government waits before having to spend money performing a surgery on a patient my mother’s age, the greater chance the patient will not be around by the time the surgery is a go. Keeping the wait times long is a fantastic cost-cutting measure if you don’t mind the dead bodies.
  • PM Netanyahu to undergo surgery due to umbilical hernia

    08/10/2013 3:35:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.11.13, 00:18 | Attila Somfalvi
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to undergo surgery Saturday night in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem due to an umbilical hernia. Netanyahu was hospitalized after feeling pains, and was examined by his personal doctor, Dr. Tzvika Berkovitch, and by an expert surgeon. … Netanyahu is scheduled to convene cabinet ministers on Sunday to finalize the first stage of a release of Palestinian security prisoners designed to foster peace talks revived last month by US Secretary of State John Kerry. …
  • The Growing Popularity of Having Surgery Overseas ($100,000 surgery here is just $13,660 in Belgium)

    08/08/2013 7:05:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/08/2013 | By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
    As health care costs in the United States rise, an increasing number of Americans are going overseas for elective procedures, or are at least considering that possibility. In response to an article in The New York Times on Sunday about an American who went to Belgium to have his hip replaced because his insurer in the United States would not cover the procedure, hundreds of readers said they would be willing to follow that path. Michael Shopenn’s surgery in 2007 would have cost close to $100,000 in the United States. But it cost just $13,660 — including all medicine, doctors’...
  • Americans are Now Traveling Overseas For Surgery

    08/07/2013 10:21:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/07/2013 | Michael Krieger
    <p>Growing up I recall hearing stories of how wealthy foreigners would frequently travel all the way to these United States in order to receive top notch medical attention. Fast forward a decade or two, and all I hear about now is how it is us Americans being forced abroad in order to receive affordable care. The article below from the New York Times, “In Need of a New Hip, but Priced Out of the U.S.” is a fantastic, but depressing read on the subject.</p>
  • Could an Italian Scientist Pave the Way for Human Head Transplants?

    07/02/2013 11:40:26 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    USNews ^ | 2 Jul 2013 | ALLIE BIDWELL
    In what sounds like a science-fiction novel come to life, one scientist says he is close to being able to affix one person's head to another human body. Italian scientist Sergio Canavero believes he has come up with an outline to successfully complete the first human head transplant in history, which could lead to solutions for those suffering from muscular dystrophy or tetraplegics with widespread organ failure. Head transplants have been attempted since the 1950s, when Russian scientist Vladimir Demikhov experimented with dogs. Twenty years later, American neurosurgeon Robert White conducted a successful head transplant by moving the head of...
  • IMPLANTATION OF THE MEDTRONICS "ENTERRA" GASTRIC STIMULATOR

    05/30/2013 4:48:08 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    Medtronic.com ^ | 5/30/2013 | Patriot777
    Humanitarian Device: The Enterra® Therapy system for gastric electrical stimulation is authorized by Federal Law for use in treatment of chronic intractable (drug refractory) nausea and vomiting secondary to gastroparesis of diabetic or idiopathic etiology. The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated. What does this mean?
  • Christie reveals secret stomach surgery to lose weight

    05/07/2013 5:05:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    NY Post.com ^ | May 7, 2013 | TARA PALMERI and BETH DEFALCO
    Christie reveals secret stomach surgery to lose weight By TARA PALMERI and BETH DEFALCO Last Updated: 3:59 AM, May 7, 2013 Posted: 3:01 AM, May 7, 2013 EXCLUSIVE New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie secretly underwent lap-band stomach surgery to aggressively slim down for the sake of his wife and kids, he revealed to The Post last night. The Garden State governor agreed to the operation at the urging of family and friends after turning 50 last September.
  • First Brain Surgery Performed on Bear

    04/14/2013 8:48:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    National Georgraphic ^ | April 11, 2013 | Michelle Nijhuis
    An Asiatic black bear at a Laos sanctuary is cured of hydrocephalus. Free the Bears called on Pizzi, a South African veterinary surgeon who works in Scotland at the Edinburgh Zoo and also at a national wildlife rescue center. Six weeks after the operation, Champa is markedly more active and more social with other bears, and she is gaining weight. She will always have some brain damage, since the accumulated fluid does cause permanent harm. And she will remain in captivity. But her relief is obvious. "Operating on one bear won't save bears from extinction, and making life better for...
  • Prayer Warriors - Prayer needed for carlo3b (Good News at #299!)

    03/28/2013 10:27:49 PM PDT · by jellybean · 336 replies
    March 29, 2013
    Our resident chef carlo3b (Carlo Morelli), is in urgent need of prayer. On Tuesday he underwent a complicated surgery and is in ICU on a ventilator. On Wednesday his kidneys were not functioning properly and he was taken back into surgery. His daughter reports that he is doing much better, but still in danger. He has many FRiends here at Free Republic and I'm sure he and his family would appreciate your prayers and any good thoughts you could send his way.
  • Boy suffering up to 100 seizures a day has part of brain removed

    03/12/2013 1:08:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 12, 20103 | Jessica Ryen Doyle
    Spike Parrent’s life was completely normal for the first four years. Then one day in January 2011, he told his father, Tom, he was tired and wanted to take a nap. Tom Parrent watched as his son fell asleep, and he went upstairs to do some work. Minutes later, Parrent said he heard “an animal-like scream,” and when he rushed downstairs, his son was in the midst of a seizure. “I ran to him; I was thinking, ‘Can I get to the ER before the paramedics?’” Parrent of Cary, N.C., told FoxNews.com. “On the way there, he was conscious, but...
  • Insurance to pay for gender transition surgery

    03/07/2013 12:29:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 7, 2013 | Katie Eastman
    In a surprising turnaround, insurance is now picking up the bill for a Hub college student’s gender transition surgery. As the Herald reported last week, fraternity brothers at Emerson College in Boston raised enough money for fellow frat member Donnie Collins to undergo surgery. But now that cash won’t be needed. “I did not instigate this. It was totally unexpected, I was very confused,” Donnie said in a You Tube video last night.
  • Update to prayer needed for trussell

    12/01/2012 5:22:08 AM PST · by trussell · 41 replies
    My heart and head | 12/01/2012 | trussell
    As suggested, since so many freepers have been praying, I am sharing this in the open forum. So many freepers have been praying for me…for my back issues and my work issues. I finally have an update. I had my surgery on November 14th. I had a job interview on the 7th of November and my surgery for my back one week later. I was hired for the job but with all the background checks etc…it was going to be the 3rd of December before the position could start. I have had home health nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists...
  • Yet another secret about Obama's life (Plastic Surgery?)

    10/25/2012 9:35:17 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    After 4 years in White House, the surprises keep coming It’s becoming increasingly clear, just days before Barack Obama’s bid for re-election, that America still doesn’t know much about the man who has lived in the White House for the last four years. In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s challenge to Obama to release his college and passport records in exchange for a $5 million donation to Obama’s charities, here’s another secret from Obama’s life of mystery and make-believe. Filmmaker Joel Gilbert contends President Obama has altered his facial profile for the national stage of American politics, citing two nationally...
  • Outpouring of support for Don Wade ‘overwhelming’

    Prayers and well-wishes have been pouring in to news/talk WLS-AM (890) since listeners learned Monday about morning host Don Wade’s upcoming surgery to remove a growth from his brain. “The response has truly been overwhelming,” said Donna Baker, vice president and market manager of Cumulus Media in Chicago. “Many thousands have written in — and they’re really heartwarming. This man has friends who are praying for him all over the world.” Wade, 71, who has hosted mornings on WLS with his wife, Roma, since 1989, is scheduled for surgery Thursday in Chicago. The station has an email account at: getwelldon@gmail.com.
  • My Oldest Brother Needs Prayer

    09/21/2012 5:35:39 AM PDT · by AKA Elena · 37 replies
    Family | Self
    My oldest brother, Jim ... father of fourteen productive members of society has had cancer found in his lungs. They will be doing CT Scans today to see if surgery is possible, which we all hope is the result. Jim is the best hugger and radiates holiness and comfort ... and for years has taken food to the Sisters in Mexico, for them and for the orphanages ... he was called the "bread man of Orange County", until his trips became more than he could handle, and border crossing became so stringent. Please join his huge fan base and family...
  • A Simple Little Prayer Request For my Mimi (Update at Post #170)

    07/09/2012 2:12:10 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 293 replies
    7/9/12 | Me
    Long story short. My cat Mimi (she is actually a he), thought he was a girl when they lived in my backyard for almost a year, is going in for major surgery tomorrow. I was vetless at the time I decided to bring her in. I took her to an holistic vet, to be sure she was fixed and didn't have anything she could spread to my 2 other kitties (now down to 1) and an over all healthcare check up. I told the vet about her consistent cough and he said "sometimes cats just cough". I believed it, due...
  • Hospitals Told Child Heart Surgery Will Stop

    07/04/2012 8:01:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    News.sky ^ | 7/4/12 | staff
    Three out of 10 specialist units will stop performing heart surgery on children following an NHS review which decided resources were spread too thinly. The Royal Brompton in Chelsea, west London, Leeds General Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital in Leicester will not stop providing surgery immediately as plans to implement the new streamlined service are still being developed. Once they stop providing surgery, probably after 2013, the units will still see patients for diagnosis, monitoring and non-surgical treatment. The consultation process by the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts (JCPCT) of England