Medicine

Oops: Conscientious, dedicated, heroic … NYC Ebola Dr. ‘lied’ to authorities about NYC travels

October 29, 2014
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Well, that’s not very responsible, unless maybe you think you’re above it all and the rules don’t apply to you. Hmm … The city’s first Ebola patient initially lied to authorities ….

Leonard Nimoy diagnosed with lung disease

February 8, 2014
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Leonard Nimoy isn’t letting a health battle stop him from enjoying his life.

The “Star Trek” actor recently revealed on Twitter that he’s been diagnosed with COPD, or chronic lung disease. (The COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.)

What is COPD?

“I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD....

Obama-Careless: Health-care law will lead to 2 million fewer workers

February 4, 2014
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The Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by more than 2 million in coming years, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday in the most detailed analysis of the law’s impact on jobs.

via CBO: Health-care law will lead to 2 million fewer workers – The Washington Post.

Lupus sufferer, former supporter feels betrayed by Obama and ObamaCare

February 3, 2014
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ObamaCare was supposed to help me.

That’s all I could think as I sat in the House of Representatives last Tuesday night as the guest of my congresswoman, only a few hundred feet away from President Obama as he gave his State of the Union address. Four years ago, I’d have been...

HuffPo: Millions Realizing They’re Too Poor For Obamacare

January 31, 2014
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And of course they blame Republicans.

Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling and staunch Republican resistance, Marc Alphonse, an unemployed 40-year-old Marine veteran who is essentially homeless, cannot get health insurance under Obamacare.

via Millions Are Now Realizing They’re Too Poor For Obamacare.

Tennesseans Losing Doctors Because of Obamacare

January 28, 2014
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Tennessee residents are learning that President Obama did not follow through on one of his key promises about Obamacare- if Americans like their doctor, they will be able to keep them.

via Tennesseans Losing Their Doctors Because of Obamacare | Washington Free Beacon.

Obamacare: Tom Coburn loses cancer doctor

January 28, 2014
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Cancer-stricken Sen. Tom Coburn revealed Tuesday that his health insurance under Obamacare doesn’t cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care.

via Obamacare: Tom Coburn loses cancer doctor

Texas hospital removes brain-dead pregnant woman from life support

January 26, 2014
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A Texas hospital today removed a brain-dead pregnant woman from life support and was expected to give the body to her family, attorneys for her husband said.

via Texas hospital removes brain-dead pregnant woman from life support – latimes.com.

Smoking, drinking or doing drugs during pregnancy makes for a “Gay” baby?

January 19, 2014
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A controversial new study claims that decisions made by women when they are pregnant can affect their babies brains including determining their sexuality, intelligence and chances of developing autism.

The suggestion that the lifestyle of an expectant mother can affect their offspring’s development has  been put forward in Professor Dick Swaab’s new...

New drug may help combat PTSD by overriding painful memories

January 17, 2014
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In a study published in the journal Cell, a team of neuroscientists examined the effects of a drug known as an HDAC2 inhibitor. When used in rats, the drug appeared to help the rodents overcome traumatic memories.

via  Fox News.

Healthcare Ain’t Sneakers, Stupid: WH hopes to jump start ObamaCare with celebrities

January 16, 2014
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I don’t see this approach yielding the kind of results they want and need to make the program viable.

WASHINGTON — After a month of marketing the federal exchange site as “not broken anymore,” the White House has tossed the ball to Magic Johnson and Alonzo Mourning in new ads touting health...

Did I link this already? Men who drink heavily lose memory faster with age

January 15, 2014
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We all lose some mental sharpness as we age, but men who drink heavily at midlife can expect a steeper, faster decline in memory and thinking skills a decade down the road, a new study suggests.

via Men who drink heavily lose memories faster with age.

WaPo: 2nd “far greater” wave of health-insurance disruptions ahead

January 12, 2014
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When millions of health-insurance plans were canceled last fall, the Obama administration tried to be reassuring, saying the terminations affected only the small minority of Americans who bought individual policies.

But according to industry analysts, insurers and state regulators, the disruption will be far greater, potentially affecting millions of people who receive...

Deranged kidnapper Thomas Lippert replaced donor sperm with his at in vitro fertilization clinic, possibly more than once

January 11, 2014
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My God, can you imagine? Kidnapper and pervert Thomas R. Lippert got a job at an in vitro fertilization clinic and used his sperm without the client’s knowledge. Worse, he may have done it more than once and the people may not even know.

Who am I?: Annie Branum, 21, who was...

New blood test ‘could accurately predict heart attack risk’

January 10, 2014
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The research team, led by Prof. Pete Kuhn, says that at present there is no test available that can predict the occurrence of a heart attack with good accuracy.

But they say their novel test, details of which have been recently published in the journal Physical Biology, has so far proved...

Most uninsured Americans lack knowledge about Obamacare

January 9, 2014
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Well, that sux!!

(Reuters) – Most uninsured adult Americans lack basic knowledge about President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law and haven’t visited their online insurance marketplace because they think health insurance is unaffordable, according to a survey released on Thursday.

via Most uninsured Americans lack knowledge about Obamacare: survey | Reuters.

Calif. teen Jahi McMath declared brain dead gets feeding, breathing tubes

January 9, 2014
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Christopher Dolan, the attorney for the girl’s family, said doctors inserted the gastric tube and tracheostomy tube Wednesday at the undisclosed facility where Jahi McMath was taken Jan. 5.

The procedure was a success, Dolan said, and Jahi is getting the treatment that her family believes she should have gotten 28 days...

Gov. Cuomo: New York will allow limited use of medical marijuana

January 8, 2014
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially unveiled a plan Wednesday to allow medical marijuana in the state to help those suffering from cancer and other diseases.

via Gov. Cuomo announces – Fox News.

Pierce Brosnan’s daughter Charlotte, 41, dead of ovarian cancer

July 2, 2013
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Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to his daughter Charlotte, who has died of ovarian cancer, aged 41.In a statement Brosnan said his “darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life” on June 28. 

It is the same cancer that killed her mother, Cassandra Harris, who was Brosnan’s first wife.

 

via BBC...

NObamacare: Health care laws unpopularity reaches new highs

June 6, 2013
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Finding out what’s in it:

President Barack Obamas signature health care reform law remains unpopular with the American public just months before it fully goes into effect, according to the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

The poll shows 49 percent of Americans say they believe the Affordable Care Act is a bad...

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