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May 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – The federal government is piecing together a sweeping national “biosurveillance” system that will give bureaucrats near real-time access to Americans’ private medical information in the name of national security, according to Twila Brase, a public health nurse and co-founder of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom. The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) ...

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May 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Dr. Jose Mathews says he’s paying the price for being a whistle-blower at the VA hospital in St. Louis. He didn’t hold back as he told his story to KMOX. Mathews was head of psychiatry at the VA before he came forward to say that doctors were treating only half the mental health ...

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May 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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May 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from USA TODAY: A measles outbreak in Ohio has reached 68 cases, giving the state the dubious distinction of having the most cases reported in any state since 1996, health officials say. The Ohio outbreak is part of a larger worrisome picture: As of Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had ...

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May 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The teen at the center of a custody battle triggered by differing diagnoses by two Massachusetts hospitals was transferred Monday from the Bay State to a facility in her home state of Connecticut, her family told FoxNews.com. The transfer of 15-year-old Justina Pelletier to a facility in Thompson, Conn., comes a day ...

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May 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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May 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from POLITICO: RomneyCare’s pioneering health insurance exchange is headed for the scrap heap. Bay State officials are taking steps this week to junk central parts of their dysfunctional health insurance exchange — the model for President Barack Obama’s health care law — and merge with the federal enrollment site HealthCare.gov. The decision is part of an ...

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May 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East. The man fell ill after flying to the U.S. late last week from Saudi Arabia where he was a health care worker. He is hospitalized in good condition in ...

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Apr 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Hill: Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is having a “minor, unscheduled” medical procedure to address recurring back problems, spokesman Michael Steel said Wednesday. Boehner, 64, was in the Capitol on Tuesday and not in any obvious discomfort when speaking to reporters. Steel would not provide further details on his procedure. Keep reading

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Apr 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WSJ: In my 23 years as a practicing physician, I've learned that the only thing that matters is the doctor-patient relationship. How we interact and treat our patients is the practice of medicine. I acknowledge that there is a problem with the rising cost of health care, but there is also a problem ...

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Apr 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from FOX NEWS/NEWSWER:  So what do doctors chat about after you've gone under anesthesia? You may not want to know, according to a lawsuit picked up by Courthouse News Service. A colonoscopy patient in Virginia says he used his cellphone to record instructions given to him prior to his April 18, 2013, procedure, and accidentally ...

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Apr 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Apr 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Big Government: The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing a rule that would, if implemented, guarantee that even more Americans who like their health insurance plans cannot keep them. Fixed indemnity plans, which pay insured customers a set amount towards medical expenses and are often cost-effective relative to more comprehensive health insurance, ...

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Apr 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: The Connecticut teen who has been in state custody for more than a year after her parents were accused of medical child abuse after disputing a diagnosis has apparently penned a note, giving a look into how she says she’s being treated. “They hurt me all the time push me all the ...

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Apr 7, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans who were enrolled in Medicaid at any time during fiscal 2013 exceeded the entire population of the United Kingdom, according to new data published by the federal government’s Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (MACPAC). Were Medicaid a nation instead of a U.S. entitlement program it would be the 20th ...

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Apr 7, 2014 Comments Off Spit Stixx

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Apr 3, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from LA TIMES: Three men sickened during a meningitis outbreak in L.A. County have died, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Thursday. The department announced earlier this week that there have been eight cases of invasive meningococcal disease in the county so far this year. Four cases occurred in men who have ...

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Mar 27, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Mar 26, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A Massachusetts juvenile court judge on Tuesday awarded "permanent" custody of a Connecticut teen at the center of an interstate custody battle to the state of Massachusetts in a major setback for her family fighting for her return. The ruling by Judge Joseph Johnston leaves it up to the state Department of ...

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Mar 24, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Telegraph: The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat. Last night the ...

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Mar 18, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Las Vegas Review-Journal: The hospital bills are hitting Larry Basich’s mailbox. That would be OK if Basich had health insurance. But he doesn’t. Thing is, he should be covered. Basich, 62, bought a plan through the state’s Nevada Health Link insurance exchange in the fall. He’s been paying monthly premiums since November. Yet the Las Vegan ...

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Mar 11, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Mar 10, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Mar 5, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Jacksonville, Fla. - Ever considered suicide by jellyfish? Have you ended up in the hospital after being injured during the forced landing of your spacecraft? Or been hurt when you were sucked into the engine of an airplane or when your horse-drawn carriage collided with a trolley? Chances are slim. But should any of these unfortunate injuries ...

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Mar 5, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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