‘WTF NYU’: Med School Members Walk Out to Protest Possible Hire of ‘Canceled’ MIT Biologist
Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via GettyHundreds of outraged doctors, researchers, and students staged a walkout at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine on Tuesday after reports it is considering hiring a prominent scientist who has been the subject of sexual misconduct allegations that three other prestigious institutions found credible.“WTF NYU… STOP PROTECTING HARASSERS… HONK FOR SAFER WORK ENVIRONMENT… #NO TO SABATINI,” their hand-drawn signs read.A few truckers responded by hnews.yahoo.com
Alone in death
“We took a huge bag of pills that she had been taking into the doctor and waited to talk to him, but he would never come out to talk to us,” said Anderson’s sister, who asked not to be identified by name out of concern she would add to the family’s strain. Anderson did not authorize the release of her medical information, so the doctors said they could not talk to them.washingtonpost.com
Doctors say ‘second guessing’ from patients, families becoming more common during COVID treatment
The same questions are becoming more frequent, “Why didn’t you do this? Why didn’t you do that? Why didn’t you do this? I saw on TV that this is good,” said Dr. Joseph Varon of United Memorial Medical Center in North Houston.
After court order, Elmhurst Hospital says it’s allowing COVID-19 patient to receive controversial drug ivermectin
An attorney for Elmhurst Hospital said at a court hearing Tuesday that a patient whose daughter sued to procure a controversial treatment for COVID-19 has begun to receive the medication.chicagotribune.com
Chicago man, 22, charged in East Chicago shooting after a ‘situation’ between their mothers, records allege
The Chicago doctor showed him a .45 caliber bullet they pulled out of him, he told police. He had been shot three times — in the left hand, in-and-out of his right shoulder and in the right side of his neck. In all, he needed 67 stitches, two pins and a plate, charges show.chicagotribune.com
Doctor speaks out about trying to protect herself, staff without enough PPE
Doctor speaks out about trying to protect herself, staff without enough PPE Hospital workers across the nation are still struggling with personal protection shortages. One doctor in Michigan speaks out about her struggles trying to protect herself and staff. Anna Werner reports.cbsnews.com
Houston doctor virtually performs at inauguration celebration
HOUSTON – You may have caught last night’s inauguration special ‘Celebration America,’ which included fireworks and musical performances. I’ve been playing music for a long time with writing songs and playing in bands. He song virtually, “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers, with health care workers from across the country and American singer Demi Lovato. “Personally, being a from a family of refugees and being a first-generation Vietnamese American that’s an American dream,” he said. He said he received the invitation to perform during the celebration after he created a video early in the pandemic asking others to stay at home and ‘Help the Doctor’.
Little data available on UK COVID-19 mutation, doctor says
Little data available on UK COVID-19 mutation, doctor says A new COVID-19 mutation has been identified in the United Kingdom, as vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna roll out both in the U.S. and the U.K. to frontline workers. Experts recommend people continue to observe safety precautions and limit travel as the country heads into the holidays. Emergency medicine physician Dr. Ron Elfenbein joins CBSN to discuss the latest on the coronavirus vaccine and the mutation of the virus now affecting the UK.cbsnews.com
Home Health Agency and Former Owner to Pay $5.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
Timothy Beach and Stuart Christensen founded Doctor’s Choice and formerly served as its top executives. Doctor’s Choice is a home health agency based in Sarasota, Florida, with branches throughout the state. Doctor’s Choice will pay $3,856,000 to settle these allegations and Beach and Christensen will each pay $647,000. Herbold v. Doctor’s Choice Home Care Inc., et al., No. Billings, Sykes, and Eschoyez-Quiroga v. Doctor’s Choice Home Care Inc., No.justice.gov
Harris County doctor sentenced in $16M Medicare fraud scheme, authorities say
HOUSTON – A Texas physician was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday for a $16 million Medicare fraud scheme, federal officials said. Hamilton was convicted by a federal jury of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, one count of conspiracy to solicit and receive health care kickbacks, and two counts of false statements relating to health care matters in October 2019. Members of the conspiracy paid the patients to receive the home health care services, which were often medically unnecessary, not provided, or both, the news release said. Hamilton typically would not release the home health care paperwork until the home health care companies or their marketers paid her the kickback, authorities said, citing evidence from the case. Federal authorities said the scheme resulted in approximately millions in false and fraudulent claims for home-health services to Medicare and in Hamilton receiving over $300,000 in kickbacks.
Scary COVID-related illness for Houston teen. What doctors want your family to know
I got really tired.”Family shocked by COVID-19 related complicationThinking they just needed fluids, the family headed to Texas Children’s Hospital. “It’s really very rare that kids get really sick from the heart perspective,” said Dr. Silvana M. Molossi, Texas Children’s Pediatric Cardiologist. So, he was sent to a first-of-its-kind clinic with Texas Children’s Sports Cardiologists and other experts. We gathered questions related to COVID and MIS-C and asked experts from Texas Children’s Hospital to help us bring you answers. “There is no-one who knows better your child than you - as a mom or you as a parent,” Dr. Molossi said.
Walgreens plans to open full-service doctors’ offices in hundreds of its stores
Walgreens plans to open full-service doctors' offices in hundreds of its stores across the US during the next five years. It's part of a bigger effort by the drugstore chain to become a one-stop shop for health care. Walgreens Boots Alliance is partnering with health care company VillageMD to create the 500 to 700 primary care clinics. Walgreens' clinics will open in at least 30 metro area markets during the next five years and then 20 more markets, said Morry Smulevitz, a Walgreens spokesperson. Each clinic will occupy about 25% of an average Walgreens store, Smulevitz said.
Doctor Who has broadcast a heartwarming 'emergency transmission' to help us through the coronavirus pandemic
The Doctor has a message for anyone worried about this scary time: dont worry, well get through this. Whilst things remain uncertain and unclear, the Doctor shares a poignant reminder that "darkness never prevails." Even kinder than you were yesterday and I know you were super kind yesterday!" Stay strong, stay positive. If youve yet to catch up on the mind-bending latest season, heres how to watch Doctor Who wherever you are.space.com
Vein Clinics of America will help identify and treat vein disease | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Vein Clinics of America will help identify and treat vein disease | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: February 19, 2020, 3:47 pmVein Clinics of America (VCA) is the oldest, largest, most experienced vein treatment center in the country devoted to providing the highest quality of outpatient care. They are nation’s largest network of board-certified phlebologists. VCA’s nationwide network of vein clinics keep patients healthy and strong with minimally invasive treatments for varicose and spider veins.
American doctor released from East Timor prison
American doctor released from East Timor prison 41-year-old Stacey Addison was freed from jail in the Southeast Asian country after an ordeal in September where she shared a taxi with a stranger who was carrying drugs. The news of her release has come as a relief to her mother, who has been dedicated to securing her daughter's freedom. Debroa Patta reports from London.cbsnews.com
Ebola-infected doctor arrives in U.S. for treatment
Ebola-infected doctor arrives in U.S. for treatment The latest Ebola patient flown to the U.S. from West Africa is in a fight for his life. He's a surgeon from Sierra Leone who is a permanent U.S. resident, and he is now being treated in Nebraska. Doctors say they are doing everything humanly possible to save him. Carter Evans reports.cbsnews.com