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Jan 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Danbury, Conn. (CBS CONNECTICUT) – Wikipedia is the single leading source of health care information for both providers and patients, with 50 percent of physicians reporting that they’ve consulted the community-edited, online encyclopedia for information on health conditions. A report from IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a medical technology company that draws on data from more ...

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Jan 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jan 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from BIG GOVERNMENT: Walgreens' and Walmart's pharmacies announced this month that they will help with the botched Obamacare rollout by providing free prescriptions to customers whose insurance coverage is pending. The move, while well-intentioned, only helps those possessing a prescription, leaving anyone still seeking a doctor’s assistance stranded. The policies of both corporations ...

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Jan 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from NY POST: He walked into Saint Barnabas Hospital asking to be treated for a rash — but more than eight hours later, Jon Verrier was found dead in his chair in the crowded ER waiting room, hospital officials concede. The 30-year-old amateur artist may have been dead for hours, according to a mortified employee ...

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Jan 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: A 53-year-old woman jumped to her death Wednesday in Beverly Hills after undergoing a facelift at the office of Hollywood's most exclusive plastic surgeon. The unidentified woman was reportedly a patient of Dr Brian Novack, considered one of the best - and most expensive - doctors specializing in keeping Hollywood A-listers looking ...

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Jan 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Fort Worth, Texas (CNN) -- A Texas judge ordered a Fort Worth hospital on Friday to remove a pregnant, brain-dead woman from respirators and ventilators. Judge R.H. Wallace ordered John Peter Smith Hospital to act on his order by 5 p.m. Monday. The hospital could appeal or decide to remove Marlise Munoz from a ventilator and ...

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Jan 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Catholic Archbishop Fernando Sebastian Aguilar, chosen by Pope Francis to be one of 19 new cardinals in the Church, said that homosexuality is a “defect,” like high blood pressure, and that it can be “normalized with adequate treatment.” In an interview published Sunday, reported the AFP, Archbishop Aguilar said, “A lot of people ...

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Jan 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

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Jan 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from Fox Sports: If all goes as oddsmakers have predicted, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will win the conference championship games on Sunday and gear up for what will be a Super Bowl for the ages. Not because of the talents that will be going head to head, but the first ever Marijuana Bowl? ...

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Jan 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

"I don’t believe we have definitive data that any male or female soul has ever in the history of the world been born into the wrong anatomic gender." - Ablow Excerpted from Dr. Keith Ablow's Wednesday column in Fox News.com: As of January 1, students in California public schools have been able to choose whether to ...

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Jan 10, 2014 Comments Off Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Hill: President Obama grabbed lunch at a Washington, D.C., diner on Friday with five young adults who are helping to enroll their peers in the ObamaCare exchanges. The lunch is part of what the White House described as an “aggressive outreach effort” to target young Americans in the final three months of the ...

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Jan 9, 2014 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Excerpted from Bloomberg: Gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the U.S., mostly in men who have sex with men, a trend the government said is linked to inadequate testing among people stymied by homophobia and limited access to health care. The rate of new gonorrhea cases rose 4 percent in 2012 from the ...

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Jan 7, 2014 Comments Off spratico

Excerpted from NewYorkPost - Pop quiz: Is the proportion of American children suffering from the disease known as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder . . . a) Less than 5%, as we believed before the early 1990s? b) More than 11%, and rising, as suggested by CDC statistics? c) Zero? The correct answer is (c), says neurologist Richard Saul ...

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Jan 3, 2014 Comments Off Niki Monroe

CHICAGO (AP) — The new year brought relief to some Illinois patients newly insured under the nation’s health care law. Others still weren’t sure whether they were covered, despite their best efforts to navigate the often-balky new system. The major benefits of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul took effect Wednesday, the first day of 2014. ...

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Jan 3, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) -- A new poll of uninsured Americans seeking health-care options through the Obamacare health insurance exchange websites shows that 59% had a "negative” experience -- 30% negative and 29% very negative, for a "total negative" of 59%. That "total" rating is down only slightly from October/November, when 63% ranked their Obamacare exchange website ...

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Jan 1, 2014 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Michale Moore wrote an op-ed in the NYTimes today ripping ObamaCare for not being communist totalitarian enough. Samples: "The Affordable Care Act is a pro-insurance-industry plan implemented by a president who knew in his heart that a single-payer, Medicare-for-all model was the true way to go. When right-wing critics “expose” the fact that President Obama endorsed a ...

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Dec 31, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: Women are getting increasingly distorted ideas of what their genitalia should look like, with many wrongly thinking their bodies are 'abnormal'. New research has found that those who looked at 'designer vaginas' were more more likely to consider them 'normal' and 'ideal' when later comparing them to unaltered genitalia. Airbrushing and waxing are ...

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Dec 31, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with a respiratory-related issue, her husband’s office said Tuesday night. The statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush said Mrs. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.“She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband ...

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Dec 29, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A pregnant Pennsylvania nurse has been fired from her job with a health care company after she refused to get a flu shot because she was afraid of miscarrying. Dreonna Breton was terminated from her job at Horizons Healthcare Services Dec. 17 after she did not comply with a company mandate that ...

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Dec 24, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Excerpted from TODD STARNES: A group of high school students was told they could sing about Frosty the Snowman but not the Baby Jesus at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. Students from the Alleluia Community School were banned from singing any religious-themed Christmas carols to patients including “Silent Night,” “Joy to the ...

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Dec 23, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

(CNSNews.com) – Although some liberal observers criticized Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s remarks about homosexual behavior as “disgusting” and “vile and extreme stereotypes,” the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one of the federal government’s leading health voices, uses nearly identical and even more graphic language in describing some of the sexual practices of male homosexuals. “Gay, ...

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Dec 23, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

CHICAGO (AP) — As a key enrollment deadline hits Monday, many people without health insurance have been sizing up policies on the new government health care marketplace and making what seems like a logical choice: They're picking the cheapest one. Increasingly, experts in health insurance are becoming concerned that many of these first-time buyers will be ...

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Dec 20, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

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Dec 16, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

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Dec 14, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Day: Undocumented immigrants are expected to make up a larger share of Connecticut's uninsured population next year, putting "new financial pressures on safety-net hospitals" that provide emergency care to everyone, state and national health experts predict. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides coverage options for legal immigrants, but those in the U.S. illegally ...

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