Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of ‘medical kidnapping’

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/13/health/mayo-clinic-escape-1-eprise/index.html

Parking Shortage at Washington DC VA Medical Center Has Veterans With Disabilities Walking Hundreds of Feet

Parking Shortage at Washington DC VA Medical Center Has Veterans With Disabilities Walking Hundreds of Feet https://www.nbcwashington.com/investigations/Parking-Shortage-at-Washington-DC-VA-Medical-Center-Has-Veterans-With-Disabilities-Walking-Hundreds-of-Feet-490860451.html The Washington DC VA Medical Center is apologizing to its patients for a shortage of accessible parking spaces. An investigation by the News4 I-Team revealed struggles by patients with disabilities to find parking spaces for medical appointments at […]

OPIOIDS | THE NEW FACE OF THE CRISIS

2017 in review … what killed us

Today is 08/14/2018.. who will not be here tomorrow 2016 in review … what killed us 6775 Americans will die EVERY DAY – from various reasons 2700 people  WILL ATTEMPT SUICIDE 140 will be SUCCESSFUL – including 20 veterans 270 will die from hospital acquired antibiotic resistant “bug” because staff won’t properly wash hands and/or […]

Prior authorization rules: Yet another way the health insurance system frustrates physicians and patients

Prior authorization rules: Yet another way the health insurance system frustrates physicians and patients www.healthjournalism.org/blog/2018/08/prior-authorization-rules-yet-another-way-the-health-insurance-system-frustrates-physicians-and-patients/ For patients and physicians, many aspects of the health care and health insurance systems are frustrating and appear to be needlessly complex. One of the most frustrating processes is prior authorization, the mother-may-I approach health insurers use to ensure that […]

ACLU doesn’t seem to care less abt CPP’s being discriminated – here is a possible alternative REACH OUT

    MISSION 1. The American Human Rights Council (AHRC) is dedicated to defending and protecting human rights as outlined in the U.S. Constitution and the United Nations 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The AHRC was formed to protect these rights and advocate for anyone whose rights are being violated or denied. To that […]

Place opioid blame where it belongs

Place opioid blame where it belongs https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/place-opioid-blame-where-it-belongs/article_0e924542-9ca1-11e8-88e3-6fd45e5a5c25.html The physicians of the Charleston County Medical Society welcome the attention brought to the rising death rate from opioid overdoses. Concern over the loss of life and impact on our communities has reached the tipping point where action is needed and being demanded. Legislators have answered in kind […]

Medicare Finalizes Opioid Restriction Plan That Will Massively Impact Pain Patients

Medicare Finalizes Opioid Restriction Plan That Will Massively Impact Pain Patients https://www.thefix.com/medicare-finalizes-opioid-restriction-plan-will-massively-impact-pain-patients Doctors believe the strict, new policy will have negative health consequences for pain patients.  On Monday, Medicare revealed a host of new policy changes for 2019 including a policy that will prevent the government insurance program from covering long-term, high-dose opioid prescriptions—a vast […]

How someone lost 50 lbs eating dog food ?

Now Seriously?? So I’m at Walmart buying a bag of dog food. While in the check-out line, a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. Why else would I be buying dog food, RIGHT??? So on impulse I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog. “I’m starting the dog food diet […]

this shows how “the rules” can change

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