hospitals

    Autism Now Costs U.S. Over $236 Billion Per Year


    When Is Enough Pills, Enough Pills?


    ACA–Good for Medicare, Maybe Not for Others


    Top Investigator Has Blistering Criticism for VA Response to Whistle-blower


    VA Ordered “Mass Purge” of Veterans MRI Imaging Orders


    (WASHINGTON AP) – After weeks of criticism for his detached response, President Barack Obama is showing new resolve to respond to a growing crisis over veterans’ health care. (more…)


    (NY TIMES)You never get something for nothing, especially not in health care. Every test, every incision, every little pill brings benefits and risks. (more…)


    (BOSTON-CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families confirmed Friday it’s working to send a teenager at the center of a bitter state custody dispute back to her home state of Connecticut. (more…)


    Depression. It sounds depressing just saying the word. But, the word has come to mean many things in American society. For some, there’s the image of a woman sitting in a chair crying all day, the man stretched out on the sofa drinking beer while saying he’s “looking for work,” or the beggar on the (more…)


    (CIRONLINE) – On the eve of a congressional hearing about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ skyrocketing use of narcotic painkillers, a former VA doctor has stepped forward with new allegations about the agency’s prescription practices. (more…)


    (HUFFINGTON POST) – A judge’s decision appointing a guardian to make medical decisions for an Amish girl after her parents stopped her chemotherapy violated their constitutional rights (more…)


    (THE TELEGRAPH )A mother, who is considerably saner than the system that has imprisoned her, fights to be reunited with her sons. (more…)


    (NY TIMES)Supporters of President Obama’s health care law had predicted that expanding insurance coverage for the poor would reduce costly emergency room visits as people sought care from primary care doctors. But a rigorous new study conducted in Oregon has (more…)


    (PROPUBLICA) – A few years ago I called a Las Vegas surgeon because I had hospital data showing which of his peers had high rates of surgical injuries – things like removing a healthy kidney , accidentally puncturing a young girl’s aorta during an appendectomy and (more…)


    (Doctored – The Movie) – In 2003, a Utah boy named Parker Jensen made national news when doctors diagnosed him with a cancer called Ewing sarcoma.  After follow-up examinations found no evidence of the disease, Parker’s parents disagreed with the diagnosis.  The state tried in vain to force Parker Jensen to undergo deadly chemotherapy. (more…)


     NATURAL NEWS –  Just weeks after an Ohio court ruled that medical authorities could not force chemotherapy upon a 10-year-old Amish girl against the wishes of her parents, an appeals court overturned the rule, allowing the hospital — which profits from chemotherapy treatments — to force this girl to receive chemotherapy against the wishes of her parents. (more…)


    04 Sept (USA TODAY) – A judge has again blocked an Ohio hospital from forcing a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments. The order siding with the parents comes just a week after an appeals court sent the case back to the judge and told him to give more consideration to the request by Akron Children’s Hospital.  (more…)


    3 Sep (SOURCEFED) – Elliott Morgan and Joe Bereta weigh in on an OMSJ investigation now being covered by the US and UK media.  Their short video gives you a glimpse of the incompetence and corruption that permeates HIV clinics throughout the US today.  It would be funny if not so tragic.  Stay tuned!  (more…)


    26 Aug (LEX18) – A Lexington man is suing the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the Bluegrass Care Clinic, the Fayette County Health Department and a long list of doctors who allegedly misdiagnosed him and treated him for a sexually transmitted disease he d (more…)


    15 Jul (PHARMALIVE) – Now, let us turn our attention from the bribery scandal in China involving GlaxoSmithKline to Norway, where a cardiologist affiliated with a major hospital has been charged with fraud after buying furniture and going on fishing trips with money from Merck and Pfizer, which made payments for clinical trial work that was supp (more…)


    29 May (NY TIMES) –  – At North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, motion sensors, like those used for burglar alarms, go off every time someone enters an intensive care room. The sensor triggers a video camera, which transmits its images halfway around the world to India, where workers are checking to see if doctors and nurses are performing a critical procedure: washing their hands. (more…)


    9 May (HELENA,MT) –  A judge has ordered the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center to pay nearly $60,000 to a Winston man who was wrongly diagnosed with brain cancer and told he had just a few months to live. (more…)


    16 Apr (CHICAGO TRIBUNE –  An elderly man was admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital on Chicago’s West Side in late February, intubated and sedated for more than a week and scheduled for an emergency tracheotomy even though it was medically unnecessary, federal prosecutors allege.) (more…)


    8 Mar (GAIA HEALTH)‘The use of antipsychotic, antiepileptic, and mood stabilizing medication may cause one or more side effects that will most likely require additional care management.’ So said the document Alex’s parents were told to sign—and it wasn’t on the hospital’s letterhead! They’ve strapped him down naked for 19 days & want to coerce his parents into this agreement.  (more…)


    (WASHINGTON AP) – After weeks of criticism for his detached response, President Barack Obama is showing new resolve to respond to a growing crisis over veterans’ health care. (more…)


    (NY TIMES)You never get something for nothing, especially not in health care. Every test, every incision, every little pill brings benefits and risks. (more…)


    (BOSTON-CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families confirmed Friday it’s working to send a teenager at the center of a bitter state custody dispute back to her home state of Connecticut. (more…)


    Depression. It sounds depressing just saying the word. But, the word has come to mean many things in American society. For some, there’s the image of a woman sitting in a chair crying all day, the man stretched out on the sofa drinking beer while saying he’s “looking for work,” or the beggar on the (more…)


    (CIRONLINE) – On the eve of a congressional hearing about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ skyrocketing use of narcotic painkillers, a former VA doctor has stepped forward with new allegations about the agency’s prescription practices. (more…)


    (HUFFINGTON POST) – A judge’s decision appointing a guardian to make medical decisions for an Amish girl after her parents stopped her chemotherapy violated their constitutional rights (more…)


    (THE TELEGRAPH )A mother, who is considerably saner than the system that has imprisoned her, fights to be reunited with her sons. (more…)


    (NY TIMES)Supporters of President Obama’s health care law had predicted that expanding insurance coverage for the poor would reduce costly emergency room visits as people sought care from primary care doctors. But a rigorous new study conducted in Oregon has (more…)


    (PROPUBLICA) – A few years ago I called a Las Vegas surgeon because I had hospital data showing which of his peers had high rates of surgical injuries – things like removing a healthy kidney , accidentally puncturing a young girl’s aorta during an appendectomy and (more…)


    (Doctored – The Movie) – In 2003, a Utah boy named Parker Jensen made national news when doctors diagnosed him with a cancer called Ewing sarcoma.  After follow-up examinations found no evidence of the disease, Parker’s parents disagreed with the diagnosis.  The state tried in vain to force Parker Jensen to undergo deadly chemotherapy. (more…)


     NATURAL NEWS –  Just weeks after an Ohio court ruled that medical authorities could not force chemotherapy upon a 10-year-old Amish girl against the wishes of her parents, an appeals court overturned the rule, allowing the hospital — which profits from chemotherapy treatments — to force this girl to receive chemotherapy against the wishes of her parents. (more…)


    04 Sept (USA TODAY) – A judge has again blocked an Ohio hospital from forcing a 10-year-old Amish girl to resume chemotherapy after her parents decided to stop the treatments. The order siding with the parents comes just a week after an appeals court sent the case back to the judge and told him to give more consideration to the request by Akron Children’s Hospital.  (more…)


    3 Sep (SOURCEFED) – Elliott Morgan and Joe Bereta weigh in on an OMSJ investigation now being covered by the US and UK media.  Their short video gives you a glimpse of the incompetence and corruption that permeates HIV clinics throughout the US today.  It would be funny if not so tragic.  Stay tuned!  (more…)


    26 Aug (LEX18) – A Lexington man is suing the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the Bluegrass Care Clinic, the Fayette County Health Department and a long list of doctors who allegedly misdiagnosed him and treated him for a sexually transmitted disease he d (more…)


    15 Jul (PHARMALIVE) – Now, let us turn our attention from the bribery scandal in China involving GlaxoSmithKline to Norway, where a cardiologist affiliated with a major hospital has been charged with fraud after buying furniture and going on fishing trips with money from Merck and Pfizer, which made payments for clinical trial work that was supp (more…)


    29 May (NY TIMES) –  – At North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, motion sensors, like those used for burglar alarms, go off every time someone enters an intensive care room. The sensor triggers a video camera, which transmits its images halfway around the world to India, where workers are checking to see if doctors and nurses are performing a critical procedure: washing their hands. (more…)


    9 May (HELENA,MT) –  A judge has ordered the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center to pay nearly $60,000 to a Winston man who was wrongly diagnosed with brain cancer and told he had just a few months to live. (more…)


    16 Apr (CHICAGO TRIBUNE –  An elderly man was admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital on Chicago’s West Side in late February, intubated and sedated for more than a week and scheduled for an emergency tracheotomy even though it was medically unnecessary, federal prosecutors allege.) (more…)


    8 Mar (GAIA HEALTH)‘The use of antipsychotic, antiepileptic, and mood stabilizing medication may cause one or more side effects that will most likely require additional care management.’ So said the document Alex’s parents were told to sign—and it wasn’t on the hospital’s letterhead! They’ve strapped him down naked for 19 days & want to coerce his parents into this agreement.  (more…)


    7 Mar (LEW ROCKWELL) – I thought it might be a good time to revisit topics no one in health care management at the hospital, government or insurance level wants discussed or understood.  I find it interesting that for all the talk of “health care reform” none of what I am about to outline is addressed in the Unaffordable Care Act.  That the following is not addressed by this “reform” is compelling proof, I think, that the health care legislation oozing out of Washington is like most of the rest: a pay to play scheme, one characterized by bribery and favors, as (more…)


    03 Mar (TELEGRAPH UK) –  Research for the Nursing Times found that an NHS culture of discouraging staff from reporting problems, rather than supporting them, is putting patients at risk.  More than 800 nurses were questioned by the magazine, which revealed a culture of bullying, with staff scared they will be labelled as troublemakers if they highlight concerns about patient care. (more…)


    28 Feb – When David Belk MD began his medical career more than a decade ago, people were already concerned about the skyrocketing cost of healthcare.  However, as much as everyone knew medical costs were high, no one in his profession seemed to know why.  None of his colleagues could answer simple questions about what, specifically, was costing so much. This seemed to be a real problem: How can doctors begin to control costs if they don’t know what they are? (more…)


    09 Jan (PROPUBLICA)For Dr. Elaine Goodman, the strongest lessons in patient safety didn’t come from her training. They came from her mother’s death.  Goodman had just finished her first year of medical school when she found herself spending months at the bedside of her 63-year-old mom, who was battling breast cancer in the hospital. (more…)


     31 Dec (GOSHEN,INDIANA) –  Joyce Gingerich, an oncology nurse at IU Health Goshen Hospital, had two options — get a flu shot or lose her job.  It was a tough choice, but Gingerich and seven others at the hospital stood their ground and refused to receive the vaccination. Their last day of work was Tuesday. (more…)


more>>

AT ISSUE

GM Salmon Rejected by Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Aldi and Other Retailers

TAKE ACTION

KEY ISSUES

MORE