(NaturalNews) Just a few short years ago, Plantation, Fla.-based bankruptcy attorney David Langley did not have even one doctor as a client. But in the years that have followed, Langley has processed at least six bankruptcy cases involving physicians, and is currently working on two bankruptcy cases involving an orthopedic surgeon and an OB/GYN, according to CNNMoney.
Why this sudden increase in primarily private practice debacles? A changing healthcare environment prompted by [...]
Florida legislators considering a bill to require abortionists to provide medical care to an infant who survives an abortion were shocked during a committee hearing this week when a Planned Parenthood official endorsed a right to post-birth abortion.
Alisa LaPolt Snow, the lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified that her organization believes the decision to kill an infant who survives a failed abortion should be left up [...]
Six in 10 physicians said it is likely many of their colleagues will retire earlier than planned in the next 1 to 3 years.
THURSDAY, March 21, 2013 (MedPage Today) — Most physicians have a pessimistic outlook on the future of medicine, citing eroding autonomy and falling income, a survey of more than 600 doctors found.
Six in 10 physicians (62 percent) said it is likely many of their colleagues will retire earlier [...]
In a new survey, nearly 30 percent of primary care practitioners said they missed test results sent via an electronic health record notification system.
MONDAY, March 4, 2013 — Patients might assume that their doctors are keeping close track of their health records, but a new survey shows a large percentage of physicians are missingimportant electronic alerts, possibly due to the fact they receive too many notifications to reliably keep track of.
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Physicians caring for Hugo Chávez in Havana have notified his family, the Castro brothers, and the main chavista leaders that their patient will no longer be able to return to his functions as president of Venezuela.
This is according to sources in direct contact with his medical team, who also indicate that Chávez has lost his voice completely as a result of medical treatment. His vocal cords have endured [...]
DR. BENJAMIN CARSON: There are a group of people who would like to silence everybody and have everybody go along to get along, but that’s not going to be very helpful for us in the long run, in terms of solving our problems. And somebody has to be courageous enough to actually stand up to, you know, the bullies.
DR. CARSON: One of the things I also said during the speech [...]
AFP - France should allow doctors to “accelerate the coming of death” for terminally ill patients, a report to President Francois Hollande recommended Tuesday.
Hollande referred the report to a national council on medical ethics which will examine the precise circumstances under which such steps could be authorised with a view to producing draft legislation by June 2013.
“The existing legislation does not meet the legitimate concerns expressed by people who are gravely [...]
From Carpe Diem:
… Between 2010 and 2020, the BLS estimates that the total number of U.S. jobs will increase by 20.4 million, from 143 million in 2010 to 163.5 million by 2020.
The number of jobs created this decade in the top 30 fastest growing occupations – 9.3 million – will represent almost half of all of the new jobs created by 2020.
What’s really interesting is that only five of the [...]
From Economic Policy Journal:
As I have pointed out before, the necessity for workers in a given sector of the economy to leave the United States will vary from sector to sector.
If you are a major league football, baseball, or basketball star, the United States is still a very good place to earn a living. Not so much for physicians. Thanks to Obamacare, regulations are getting more and more onerous for [...]
Obama won, Obamacare is the law, and, as my wife says, I will just have to learn to dance to a new song.
Now, don’t get me wrong, Obamacare is awful. Forget all the “free stuff” it provides. Children covered on their parents’ plan until 26 years of age? A scam, making young adults — excuse me, children — pay for complete, comprehensive health insurance when all they need and should [...]
by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
As the healthcare industry becomes more regulated, more expensive and less enticing to would-be physicians and other providers, expect to continue to see fraud and other abuses of trust rise, all in the name of turning a dollar.
The latest example involves a Nevada medical implant and surgical products company, Orthofix International NV, which recently agreed to a $30 million federal fine to settle allegations by whistleblowers [...]
(NaturalNews) The face of government-run socialized medicine just keeps getting uglier in Britain, where as many as 3,000 doctors are set to place many thousands more patients on so-called “death registers” where they are ultimately denied treatment – all to save a buck.
Or in this case, a pound.
Being placed on the registers means those patients have been singled out “to be allowed to die in comfort rather than be given [...]
October 2, 2012
Doctor with syringeWhat are the prospects for Obamacare and for American healthcare in general as government “reforms” and increasingly regulates the already tightly controlled industry? To judge by the responses to a survey conducted by the Physicians Foundation and released last week, you might want to front-load your doctor visits, since we’re all likely to find appointment slots in short supply in the not-too-distant future. That’s because [...]
A new survey shows Mitt Romney with a commanding lead over President Barack Obama among doctors, with Obamacare helping to sway their votes.
If the election were held today, 55 percent of physicians reported they would vote for Romney while just 36 percent support Obama, according to a survey released by Jackson & Coker, a division of Jackson Healthcare, the third largest health care staffing company in the United States
Fifteen percent of respondents said they [...]
When the federal government began providing billions of dollars in incentives to push hospitals and physicians to use electronic medical and billing records, the goal was not only to improve efficiency and patient safety, but also to reduce health care costs.
But, in reality, the move to electronic health records may be contributing to billions of dollars in higher costs forMedicare, private insurers and patients by making it easier for hospitals [...]
(Reuters) – Job burnout strikes doctors more often than it does other employed people in the United States, according to a national survey that included more than 7,000 doctors.
More than four in 10 U.S. physicians said they were emotionally exhausted or felt a high degree of cynicism, or “depersonalization,” toward their patients, said researchers whose findings appeared in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
July 18, 2012
Mike talks with Blair Hamrick, a big pharm whistleblower who has blown the lid off the bribery of physicians, the push for off-label marketing of drugs for unapproved health conditions, and the illegal marketing of drugs to children by GlaxoSmithKline.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state.
U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan in Jackson issued a temporary restraining order the day the new law took effect.
He set a July 11 hearing to determine whether to block the law for a longer time.
“Though the debate over abortion continues, there exists legal [...]
June 26, 2012
The A(H1N1) “swine flu” 2009 pandemic probably claimed over a quarter of a million lives — 15 times more than the 18,500 reported, a paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal said Tuesday.
The elevated toll underlined the need for better planning and vaccine distribution, said a team of epidemiologists and physicians who made a statistical model based on population and infection estimates to present what they believe is [...]
Know your BMI: Docs urged to screen for obesity
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI?
Body mass index signals if you’re overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have begun calling it a vital sign, as crucial to monitor as blood pressure.
But apparently not enough doctors check: A government panel renewed a call Monday for every adult to be screened for [...]
Aimee Copeland could be out of intensive care in two to three weeks, a milestone in her long road to recovering from the horrible flesh-eating infection that forced doctors to amputate her leg, her foot and both hands.
Doctors on Tuesday also upgraded the 24-year-old graduate student’s condition from critical to serious, indicating she continues to improve after necrotizing fasciitis nearly took her life.
On the same day, Lana Kuykendall, the new [...]
Doctors used to think that if they drained a sick person’s blood it would purge the “evil” infection or disease right out of the body, but all that did was make the ill person much weaker, unable to fight off whatever was invading their body, and the patient was then highly likely to lose the battle for life, and in less time.
Research using polls and questionnaires continue to show that [...]
Connecticut on Friday became the 17th U.S. state to legalize the medical use of marijuana.
The state’s Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law legislation allowing licensed physicians to certify an adult patient’s use of marijuana for medical purposes, according to a statement from the governor’s office.
The new law puts in place restrictions to prevent the kind of abuse that has plagued some of the 16 other states and the District of [...]
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Tuesday that unless lawmakers act to prevent scheduled tax increases and spending cuts at the end of the year, a recession will likely result in early 2013.
Early next year income taxes are set to go up when the Bush-era tax rates expire. Automatic spending cuts totaling roughly $109 billion triggered by last August’s debt-ceiling deal are set to hit. Meanwhile, [...]
Botox and breast augmentation remain the top cosmetic procedures in the U.S., but chin implants are the fastest-growing trend according to new data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The group, comprised of 7,000 physicians, says the number of chin implants grew 71% last year to 20,680. The procedures were about evenly divided between men and women, with the largest increase in patients 40 and older.
The group’s president, Malcolm Z. Roth, [...]
Forget the gold. How’s your antibiotics storage plan and quarantine protocols?
Totally Drug-Resistant TB Emerges In India (January 13, 2012)
“Physicians in India have identified a form of incurable tuberculosis there, raising further concerns over increasing drug resistance to the disease1. Although reports call this latest form a “new entity”, researchers suggest that it is instead another development in a long-standing problem. The discovery makes India the third country in which a completely [...]
December 21, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO – A man from the San Francisco Bay area has fathered 14 children in the last five years through free sperm donations to women he meets through his website — and is now in trouble with the federal government.
The case of Trent Arsenault of Fremont has drawn attention to the practice of informal sperm donation, which physicians and bioethicists call unsafe but some people say is a civil [...]
LANSING, Mich. (WLS) – In an attempt to combat Michigan’s childhood obesity epidemic, Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday that the state would begin tracking kids’ body mass index through the Michigan Care Improvement Registry. Although the policy would be one of the most extensive government anti-childhood obesity efforts, pediatricians were divided over whether it would have the desired impact.
The tracking system would require pediatricians to [...]
Google is giving up on its vision of helping people live healthier lives with online personal health records.
When Google Health was introduced in 2008, Marissa Mayer, a Google executive, said it would be a “large ongoing initiative” that the company hoped would attract millions of regular users.
But Google Health never really caught on. In a posting on the company’s blog on Friday, Aaron Brown, senior product manager [...]
EW YORK, June 14 (UPI) — A survey by Accenture indicates more U.S. physicians are selling their private practices to work at larger healthcare systems.
By 2013, less than one-third of U.S. physicians are expected to remain in private practice and patients may increasingly find that being treated by physicians in private, small practice settings may be a thing of the past.
“Health reform is challenging the [...]