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Rajshahi University journalism teacher found dead in locked room
Associate Professor Akter Jahan Joly of mass communication and journalism at Rajshahi University (RU) has been found dead inside her dormitory room.
182 points by | Physician Neurology Medical school Rajshahi Rajshahi Medical College Rajshahi University
Dr. Bob Sears, critic of vaccine laws, could lose license after exempting toddler
Dr. Bob Sears, an Orange County pediatrician and nationally known critic of vaccination laws, faces the loss of his medical license after the state medical board accused him of improperly excusing a toddler from immunization and endangering both the child and the public. The Medical Board of California...
15937 points by Los Angeles Times | Vaccination Immune system Vaccine Vaccination schedule Physician Smallpox HPV vaccine Pediatrics
MI Senate OKs medical marijuana reform bills
Eight years after voters approved marijuana for medical use, the Senate OK’d a package of bills to regulate the industry        
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Mich. Senate OKs medical marijuana reform bills
Eight years after voters approved marijuana for medical use, the Senate OK’d a package of bills to regulate the industry        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Cannabis United States Senate Legality of cannabis by country Hashish Tetrahydrocannabinol Medicine Physician Global Marijuana March
Blind, autistic teen hospitalized with severe malnutrition
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a blind and autistic teenager was suffering from severe malnutrition, kidney failure and other problems when his father took him to a Longmont hospital last week. The Longmont Times-Call reported Thursday ( the boy's parents were arrested on child-abuse charges. Court records say the ...
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Seattle hospital to open gender clinic for transgender youth
SEATTLE (AP) - Transgender youth will have a place to go for coordinated medical care when a new clinic opens at Seattle Children's Hospital next month. KING-TV reports ( ) that doctors trained in transgender care will provide services to transgender kids entering puberty at the hospital's new Gender Clinic. ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Medicine Hospital Physician Transgender Health care Gender Surgery Puberty
Former nursing assistant sentenced for assaulting patient
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A former Licensed Nursing Assistant has been sentenced to at least 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 79-year-old patient who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. The attorney general's office said Thursday that Timothy Morrissey, of Manchester, pleaded guilty. Morrissey will be evaluated ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Plea Royalties Death Geriatrics Silver Alert Medicine Physician Manchester
‘Code Black’ Season 2: First Look at Rob Lowe’s Debut (WATCH)
Days after his Comedy Central Roast, fans can get a first look at Rob Lowe in his upcoming series regular role on “Code Black,” thanks to the newly released Season 2 trailer. The first look video includes an introduction to Lowe’s character, as well as a refresher on the existing cast members populating the medical... Read more »
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Questions remain as Ohio marijuana law takes effect
Ohio has yet to outline how exactly its new medical marijuana law will work even as it takes effect Thursday        
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University Hospitals changes name at main campus to UH Cleveland Medical Center
University Hospitals has changed the name of its flagship campus from UH Case Medical Center to UH Cleveland Medical Center. CLEVELAND, Ohio - University Hospitals has changed the name of its flagship campus from UH Case Medical Center to UH Cleveland Medical Center. "The new name celebrates UH's 150-year heritage in Cleveland and reflects that UH's academic medical center, like Cleveland itself, is the heart of a thriving region," Case Western Reserve University said in a statement. The new name also aligns with how UH names medical centers by location across the UH health system. The name change was announced as CWRU's School of Medicine renewed its affiliation agreement with UH. CWRU also has affiliations with Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the MetroHealth System and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.   CWRU and UH's agreement expands both institutions' opportunities to advance education, research, and clinical care, CWRU said. UH doctors with faculty appointments retain those appointments at the medical school. Medical students will continue their clinical rotations at UH, where physicians on the CWRU faculty provide instruction and guidance. UH and the School of Medicine will continue to collaborate in research, with National Institutes of Health and most other federal funding administered by the School of Medicine.
770 points by The Plain Dealer | Case Western Reserve University University Circle Cleveland Clinic Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Medicine Physician Cleveland Institute of Music
Not all hospital readmissions are bad, study finds
In an effort to push hospitals around the nation to improve care of patients and cut costs, federal regulators began in 2012 to impose financial penalties on facilities that had more readmissions than should be expected. New research from Johns Hopkins now suggests that not all of the readmissions...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Medicine Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Physician Johns Hopkins University Hospital Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Medicare Asthma
Trump, reversing position, says he will release full medical record
“I’d love to give full reports,” Trump said.
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Egypt's Money Woes Hit Marriage
He was a doctor. She was a dentist. They loved each other, but a lifelong romantic union between these two medical professionals fell apart over an economic indicator: the price of gold in Egypt.
838 points by The Wall Street Journal | Marriage Family Physician Wedding Love The Point Divorce Kinship
Medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio but not much changes for patients
Ohio's medical marijuana law takes effect Sept. 8, but little will change for patients, law enforcement officials and physicians. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio, but -- and it's a big but -- patients won't be able to legally buy it here for at least a year, maybe two.  Until then, Ohio's new medical marijuana law gives patients an "affirmative defense" against a drug charge, if they have a doctor's note and meet other criteria. But patients haven't had much luck obtaining such notes ahead of the law's effective date today, another example to add to the law's long list of unknowns.  Also on that list: How many growers and dispensaries will be allowed? What will doctors have to do in order to recommend medical marijuana?   So although today has been on the calendars of many Ohio advocates, it's a largely symbolic date that most consider the starting line in what could be a complicated path to a working medical marijuana program.  What happens today  Starting today, patients who would qualify for the program have an "affirmative defense" against prosecution for possessing marijuana and paraphernalia that would be legal under the law, if a doctor signs off. The patient's physician must certify in writing that a bona fide relationship exists, the patient has one of about 20 qualifying conditions and that they have discussed the benefits and risks to using medical marijuana. Ohio legalized medical marijuana: Here's what you need to know Nicole Scholten of Cincinnati, whose 12-year-old daughter Lucy has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, said the majority of patients she knows have not had success obtaining an affirmative defense note. Scholten is hopeful Lucy's doctors and other health care professionals will support medical marijuana use but said more education is needed.  "I encourage patients to be cautious because the affirmative defense is really a theory," Scholten said. "It's not a tested theory and it's a theory no one wants to test. Patients should not think all is accepted and well."  June: Ohio medical marijuana law allows limited possession, use on Sept. 8 but doesn't say where people can get it The affirmative defense only protects patients using one of the forms described in the law: Marijuana-infused edibles, tinctures, oils, patches and plant material. The law prohibits smoking marijuana and allows vaping, but the final list of approved forms and methods will be decided by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. The law is silent on where patients are supposed to get their marijuana and doesn't allow people to grow their own. Bringing marijuana into Ohio from a legal state would violate federal law.  And the affirmative defense is just that, a defense in court that would come into play after arrest. It won't protect patients from being fired for marijuana use -- employers' right to do so is explicitly protected in the law. What doctors are doing Most Ohio physicians are waiting for the rules and regulations or at least some guidance from the Ohio State Medical Board.   The board plans to issue some guidance, spokeswoman Tessie Pollock said, but not this week.  The Ohio State Medical Association, which represents thousands of Ohio physicians, has recommended its members not act at this time. Association spokesman Reggie Fields said the affirmative defense part of the law has caused a lot of confusion among patients and doctors.  "The affirmative defense piece allows a doctor to certify a person has a condition but there's no real system in place to outline exactly what that certification process is," Fields said. "There's still not a formal standard of care for using medical marijuana in Ohio."   Physicians might be more willing to talk about marijuana with their patients after Thursday. The law grants immunity to doctors from civil liability, criminal prosecution and discipline from the state medical and pharmacy boards for advising patients use medical marijuana, discussing the drug with them or monitoring a patient's treatment with marijuana. What police are doing Ohio Fraternal Order of Police President Jay McDonald said the law won't likely change what law enforcement officers do. McDonald, a Marion police officer working on a county-wide drug task force, said that could change after the rules are written.  Until then, McDonald said, officers are likely to take into account an affirmative defense note before making an arrest.  "While it's a defense to be applied in the courtroom, in most cases for affirmative defenses written in state law, the officers take that and apply it on the scene," McDonald said.  What prospective patients are doing Tara Cordle has the start of the marijuana law marked on her calendar with the importance of a family birthday. Cordle hopes cannabis will help her 10-year-old son Waylon, who has intractable epilepsy. Waylon suffers numerous seizures a day despite taking five different medications.  Cordle has collected signatures for every marijuana measure since 2012, including last year's recreational measure, Issue 3. She said she's relieved she won't have to work on yet another failed ballot initiative and the new law is better than nothing. "A lot of people hate the law and think it's not good enough but it's something," Cordle said. "Just having the legislators speaking about it -- that's a huge thing."  Cordle said Waylon's doctors aren't on board yet, but she will try to obtain an affirmative defense note. "When you've been told your son's not going to make it, you do whatever you need to do," Cordle said. "Two years is a life or death situation to a lot of people including my son and I can't justify waiting." What happens next  Sept. 8 starts the clock for several deadlines in the new law:  Oct. 8: The governor and legislative leaders from both parties must appoint 14 members to a new medical marijuana advisory committee by this date. Speaker Cliff Rosenberger issued a call for people interested in representing mental health professionals or patients to send a resume to his office at [email protected] May 6, 2017: The Ohio Department of Commerce must complete rules and regulations for marijuana cultivators, including how many cultivation licenses will be available and how people apply for them.  Sept. 8, 2017: The Ohio Board of Pharmacy must complete rules and regulations for marijuana dispensaries and develop the process for registering patients in the program. The Ohio State Medical Board must decide how Ohio physicians can obtain a certificate to recommend medical marijuana. The Department of Commerce must finish rules and regulations for marijuana processors and testing labs.  Sept. 8, 2018: The program must be "fully operational." Two of the three agencies are staffing up in preparation for the new law and plan to spend about $1.8 million setting up the program.  The state has set up a website,, to provide updates on the regulatory process. Qualifying medical conditions Patients qualify if they have the following conditions: HIV/AIDS; Alzheimer's disease; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); cancer; chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE); Crohn's disease; epilepsy or another seizure disorder; fibromyalgia; glaucoma; hepatitis C; inflammatory bowel disease; multiple sclerosis; pain that is chronic, severe, and intractable; Parkinson's disease; post traumatic stress disorder; sickle cell anemia; spinal cord disease or injury; Tourette's syndrome; traumatic brain injury; and ulcerative colitis. 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1041 points by The Plain Dealer | Physician Law Cannabis Ulcerative colitis Inflammatory bowel disease Affirmative defense Defense Posttraumatic stress disorder
Miscreants, posing as possible tenants, hack housewife to death in Dhaka
A woman has been hacked down in her home in Dhaka’s Dakkhinkhan.
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Newly merged Cleveland Clinic Akron General names president
Dr. Brian Harte will start in the new position September 26th. Dr. Brian HarteCourtesy of Cleveland Clinic  CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Clinic has named Dr. Brian Harte as president of the newly formed Cleveland Clinic Akron General, the hospital system announced Wednesday. Harte, who most recently served as president of the Clinic's Hillcrest Hospital, is a hospitalist, a doctor who focuses on the care of hospitalized patients. He will replace Acting President Janice Murphy, who will return to her role as chief operating officer for the Clinic's Regional Operations. Harte was chosen after "a thorough review by the search committee, with unanimous endorsement by the Executive Committee of the Akron General Board of Trustees," according to the hospital system. He begins in the new position on September 26th. The Clinic-Akron General merger, one of the state's largest in recent memory, took more than a year to finalize. It includes the entire Akron General Health System, including the flagship Akron General Medical Center, Lodi Community Hospital, the Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, three health & wellness centers, the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center and Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates. Dr. J. Stephen Jones, president of the Clinic's Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers, said in a news release that Harte is uniquely qualified for the job.  "The integration of Cleveland Clinic and Akron General is succeeding at a rapid pace," Jones said in the release. "I'm confident with Brian's experience and proven successful leadership we will continue to drive positive change and to actualize true regionalization and grow our services for the benefit of the Akron community." Harte, who joined the Clinic in 2004, is the former chairman of the Department of Hospital Medicine and the Medicine Institute there. He has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and was in private practice for five years prior to joining the Clinic. He is an associate professor of medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He also currently serves as president of the Society of Hospital Medicine.
19 points by The Plain Dealer | Medicine Hospital Physician Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital Cleveland Akron Ohio Hospice
Parents rejoice as their formerly conjoined twins leave hospital
The parents of two formerly conjoined twins had two reasons to cheer as their baby girls were released from a Westchester County hospital.
-1 points by Daily News | Surgery Dominican Republic Physician Conjoined twins Medical law Life Hospital Twins
Why Christie has more than tripled N.J.’s funding of doctor training
Gov. Christie has been increasing the funding for hospital residency programs in New Jersey, one way to boost the state’s population of working doctors.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Physician Medical school Medical education Residency Pathology Internal medicine Fellowship Doctor of Medicine
UMMC to open 10-story outpatient center at midtown campus
The University of Maryland Medical Center announced Wednesday it has received regulatory approval to build a new outpatient center that will focus on chronic disease management and community health at its Midtown campus in Baltimore. Construction of the 10-story, 200,000-square-foot center to be...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Medicine Physician Chronic Infectious disease Health care Disease Asthma Internal medicine
License of pot-friendly Illinois doctor placed on probation
CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois physician has reached an agreement with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation that limits his ability to make pot recommendations. In 2015, Illinois regulators contended Dr. Bodo Schneider charged patients for pot recommendations at offices in southern Illinois and suburban Chicago without a ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Physician Cannabis Patient Health care provider Tetrahydrocannabinol Cannabis sativa Legality of cannabis by country Medicine
Airline decisions during an in-flight medical emergency could cost you your life
Dr. Pamela Wible wrote an article printed in the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners Newsletter that points out an airline emergency in the sky can mean bad choices that could cost you your life.
43 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Airline Flight attendant Medicine Emergency department Physician Avianca Myocardial infarction Health care
Antibiotics may replace surgery to treat appendicitis
Amy WallaceFeb. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Southampton in England has found that antibiotics can replace surgery in children with non-complicated appendicitis.
1 points by UPI | Medicine United Press International Vermiform appendix Pediatrics Surgery Physician Appendicitis Antibiotic
State board to consider sanctions against Houston cancer doctor
The Texas Medical Board will decide next month whether to accept a staff recommendation to place a controversial Houston cancer doctor on probation and fine him $360,000 for violating state medical rules.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Physician Doctor-patient relationship Oncology Pleading Patient Legal terms Illness Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Students get preview of what surgeons do, and some can't bear to see it
Deborah hospital streamed video of surgeries to students at Cherry Hill High School West and a dozen other area schools, and a surgeon was on hand for an online chat.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Surgery Amputation Physician Hospital Toe Cherry Hill High School West Burlington County New Jersey High school
Travel ban forced doctor to cancel life-saving surgery

2708 points by CNN | Surgery Obstetrics Pregnancy Uterus Medicine Baylor College of Medicine Hospital Physician
Doctors are using alternatives to addictive opioids to help patients deal with pain
After doctors at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center removed part of Dr. Alan Lake's small and large intestines earlier this month, the retired pediatrician felt so little pain he didn't need the powerful opioids most patients receive after major surgery. Instead, doctors administered other, less...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Pain Opioid Medicine Drug addiction Morphine Analgesic Physician Anesthesia
Doctors more likely to prescribe opioids may help fuel epidemic of abuse
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News You may be more likely to wind up a long-term user of opioid painkillers if you're treated by a doctor who frequently prescribes those drugs, a new study says.
4 points by UPI | Opioid Morphine Medical prescription Physician Emergency medicine Oxycodone Codeine Hospital
Texas neurosurgeon found guilty of maiming patients
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury has found a neurosurgeon guilty Tuesday of maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Physician Jury Hospital Dallas Felony Criminal law Surgery Downtown Dallas
New home health rules should help patients, but will they be delayed?

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Health care Health care provider Illness Health economics Medicine Patient Home care Physician
Kenyan doctors' union officials jailed over strike
Doctors' union cancels government talks after officials are hit with 30-day jail term over strike at public hospitals.
227 points by Al Jazeera English | Raila Odinga Jomo Kenyatta Kenya Trade union Mwai Kibaki Orange Democratic Movement Physician Nairobi
Kenyan judge orders officials from doctors' union to be jailed
NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan judge on Monday ordered that officials from the national doctors' union be jailed for one month amid an ongoing strike over pay and conditions in public hospitals.
-2 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Strike action News agency Ballistic missile Trade union Jomo Kenyatta Physician
Suddenly, medical education is booming in Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Medical education is booming in Spokane. A new medical school by Washington State University - plus a dramatic expansion of a modest medical training program operated by the University of Washington - mean hundreds of future doctors will soon be training in the eastern Washington city. ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington State University Physician Washington Medical school Medicine Washington D.C. Elson Floyd V. Lane Rawlins
We never saw the cancer diagnosis coming. And all I can ask is: 'Why her?'
Routine day. Used the last of the Christmas stamps to pay some bills. The mortgage, for one. I bank online, but for some reason prefer to mail in the mortgage, a tactile celebration. Like reading a good newspaper. The afternoon rain was steady and now routine. The new puppy liked going out to lick...
1440 points by Los Angeles Times | Oncology Cancer Doctor Chemotherapy Abdominal pain Physician Marlo Thomas
UA Phoenix medical school preparing for accreditation visit
PHOENIX (AP) - Officials at the University of Arizona's college of medicine in Phoenix say they've practiced and prepared for an upcoming key step in the process of being accorded full accreditation. A medical education committee will make a site visit to the college in downtown Phoenix late this month ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Physician Medical school University Medicine Pediatrics Doctor of Medicine Residency Anatomy
Iranian baby with heart defect to undergo surgery soon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Iranian infant soon will have life-saving heart surgery in Portland after she was temporarily banned from coming into the U.S. by President Donald Trump's immigration order. Officials at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital said in a news release that 4-month-old Fatameh Reshad had a cardiac catheterization ...
4 points by The Washington Times | Cardiology Donald Trump Injunction Physician Infant President of the United States Coronary catheterization Washington
Doctor made millions off fake cancer diagnoses
A Florida doctor falsely diagnosed patients with cancer for profit and now he’s paying the price. Dr. Gary Marder has agreed to pay the government millions of dollars after charging patients on Medicare who were not sick, WPTV reported. Marder, a physician in Port St. Lucie, Florida, would wrongfully diagnose patients with skin cancer and...
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Colorado House panel rejects “abortion reversal” pill bill; two others expected to follow
Colorado House Democrats on Thursday rejected a bill that would have required abortion providers to give patients information on an "abortion reversal" pill, whose effectiveness is disputed by medical groups.
1425 points by The Denver Post | Abortion Pregnancy Pro-choice Physician Abortifacient Self-induced abortion Bill Clinton Roe v. Wade
Abby: Cutting off phone may bring wayward daughter home
Two weeks ago, my 18-year-old packed her stuff and left to live with an unemployed man        
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Ex-surgeon, who allegedly said he wanted to be a serial killer, stands trial in Dallas
Christopher Duntsch, the surgeon known for saying he wanted to "leave the love and kindness and goodness and patience" and "become a cold-blooded serial killer," is on trial in Dallas. Monday a video of his former patient was shown to jurors. 
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Surgeons remove huge 130lb stomach tumor diagnosed as ‘fat’ (PHOTOS)
A California patient who was informed by a doctor that a giant tumor sticking out from the bottom of his stomach was “just fat” has had the 130-pound lump removed from his stomach. Read Full Article at
50 points by Russia Today | English-language films Physician Surgery Hospital Surgeon The Lump God Reformed epistemology
Minnesota Gov. Dayton schedules cancer surgery for March
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll undergo surgery in early March to treat his prostate cancer.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Radiation therapy Physician Cancer Medicine United States Prostate cancer Surgery Ohio
Surgeons remove live cockroach from inside woman's skull
Ben HooperFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Doctors at a hospital in India removed a live cockroach from inside a woman's skull after the insect crawled up through her nostril.
-2 points by UPI | Skull United Press International Chennai Brain Nose Patient Physician Coming out
Doctor accused of paralyzing childhood friend, killing 2
A Texas man woke up from a spinal surgery performed by a childhood friend and doctor no longer able to move anything from the neck down.
-2 points by Daily News | Injury Medicine Physician Surgery Suffering Assault Pain Friendship
Doctor removes 130-pound tumor from Mississippi man
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A California doctor removed a 130-pound tumor from a Mississippi man who had been told by other physicians that he was just fat.Roger Logan, 57, had the non-cancerous growth removed on Jan. 31 at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, where he will remain for another week or so before returning to Gulfport, Mississippi.
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Cut in secret: Doctors who work on girls after hours
When 13-year-old Malika from a dusty village outside Cairo, Egypt turned eleven, her mother took her to the doctor late at night. It was not until she saw the blood and heard the cries from the other girls that it dawned on her -- she was about to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).
3883 points by CNN | Medicine Physician Female genital cutting Medical school Doctor Ancient Egypt World Health Organization Middle East
Man has 130-pound tumor removed
A Mississippi man who was told he was simply fat has had a 130-pound tumor removed during an operation in Bakersfield, Miss.Roger Logan of Gulfport, Miss., had the surgery on Jan. 31. He’s staying at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital for another week or so.His surgeon says the tumor probably began as an...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Bakersfield California Physician The Bakersfield Californian Hospital Surgery Mississippi Surgeon Ingrown hair
Mississippi man has 130-pound tumor removed in Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A Mississippi man who was told he was simply fat has had a 130-pound tumor removed during an operation in Bakersfield.
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Man who was told he was just fat has 130-pound tumor removed
A Mississippi man who was told he was simply fat has had a 130-pound tumor removed during an operation in Bakersfield. Roger Logan of Gulfport had the surgery on Jan. 31. He's staying at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital for another week or so. His surgeon says the tumor probably began as an ingrown...
127 points by Chicago Tribune | Bakersfield California Physician The Bakersfield Californian Hospital Surgery Mississippi Surgeon Ingrown hair
Hopkins to share surgical care methods with 750 other hospitals
The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality will work with 750 U.S. hospitals to improve surgical care for patients under a federal contract that could be worth up to $16 million.Doctors at Johns Hopkins Medicine will share with other hospitals how they provide care to...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Hospital Physician Surgery Medicine Anesthesia Patient Peter Pronovost Surgeon
DEA pulls certificates for two Colorado doctors in medical marijuana controversy
The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has pulled the medicine-prescribing certificates of two Colorado doctors, after those physicians had their state licenses suspended in Colorado over medical marijuana recommendations.
714 points by The Denver Post | Drug Enforcement Administration Physician Law United States Appeal Federal Bureau of Investigation Medicine Controlled Substances Act