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America’s First Black Physician Sought to Heal a Nation’s Persistent Illness

Smithsonian
James McCune Smith was not just any physician. He was the first African American to earn a medical degree, educated at the University of Glasgow in the 1830s, when no American university would admit him. For this groundbreaking achievement alone, Smith warrants greater appreciation. But Smith was also one of......

Uninsured Harvard Professor Is Surprised He Only Had To Pay $30 For A Doctor’s Visit In France, Inspires Others To Share 72 Similar Experiences

IA
When Harvard professor Moshik Temkin was in France, he had to see a doctor. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so Temkin couldn’t know what to expect. The appointment could have taken a serious bite out of his pocket. But it didn’t. In fact, it was so cheap......

Myanmar students, doctors plan more protests against military rule

Reuters
(Reuters) – Students and doctors in Myanmar plan to hold fresh protests on Thursday against military rule, as Washington expressed concern about Malaysia’s deportation of about 1,100 Myanmar nationals back to the strife-torn nation. FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators hold placards during a rally against the military coup in front of Indonesian......

Will Tiger Woods Play Golf Again? Doctors Predict a Difficult Recovery

New York Times
Gina Kolata The serious lower leg injuries Tiger Woods sustained in a car crash on Tuesday typically lead to a long and perilous recovery, calling into question his ability to play professional golf again, according to medical experts who have treated similar injuries. Athletes with severe leg injuries thought to......

Woman Loses 75 Pounds So Doctors Would Stop Blaming Her Symptoms On Weight And Finally Give Her A Diagnosis

IA
As if going to doctors wasn’t stressful enough already, some people are struggling particularly hard to get their health complaints heard by the doctors. An anonymous 5’6″ woman had to lose weight, going from 210 lbs all the way to 135, simply to be sufficiently diagnosed and cared for. “It......

Tiger Woods Gets Rod, Screws and Pins to Repair Badly Damaged Leg, Doctors Confirm

TMZ
Breaking News Tiger Woods suffered comminuted open fractures in his right leg — meaning the bone was shattered in at least 2 places and broke through the skin — so doctors used a rod to stabilize it, according to Tiger’s medical team. Dr. Anish Mahajan — Chief Medical Officer at......

Fake Doctors, Fake Documents, Fake Hospital: How a Russian Doping Lie Fell Apart

New York Times
Tariq Panja But Lysenko appeared to be getting nervous. In early September, he emailed Karamyan, the board member tasked with overseeing the deception and asked for the details of the clinic. “Hello!” Lysenko wrote, according to the investigators’ translated version. Could Karamyan send a few photos of clinic, he asked,......

Hospitals, doctors boosted GOP lawmakers’ campaigns as they opposed COVID orders

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Hospital, doctor and insurance groups touted Whitmer’s virus restrictions while writing campaign checks to GOP lawmakers seeking to undermine them         Source link – Click for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n......

Doctors warn that Covid will become endemic and people need to learn to live with it

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Healthcare workers wearing protective gear prepare to attend patients at the Portimao Arena sports pavilion converted in a field hospital for Covid-19 patients at Portimao, in the Algarve region, on February 9, 2021. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA /......

Doctors encourage pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccine

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Health experts are saying it is important that pregnant women and women expecting to be pregnant receive COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Frank Chervenak, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lenox Hospital in New York City, joined CBSN’s Elaine Quijano to......

Illinois transportation supervisor charged with wire fraud, forgery for faking doctor’s note

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here An Illinois Department of Transportation supervisor is out on bond after turning himself in for what Illinois State Police say were forged doctor notes. In an announcement Wednesday, ISP said it was contacted by IDOT’s Bureau of Investigations Compliance......

Biden official says some doctors are holding back needed Covid vaccine doses as a reserve for second shots

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Close-up of Moderna vaccine at the Park County Health Department COVID-19 vaccination clinic for seniors 80 years and older on January 28, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. William Campbell | Getty Images Some health-care providers have been regularly holding back Covid-19......

Disciplinary actions against doctors have plunged during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean they are behaving

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The American health care system may be buckling under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, but one number is inexplicably falling. Disciplinary actions against doctors were down sharply in the first 9 months of 2020, with 4,393 adverse action reports......

Bolivian doctors demand lockdown as COVID surge threatens health service ‘collapse’

Reuters
LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivian doctors are demanding a nationwide lockdown and threatening to stop taking in new patients as a surge in COVID-19 cases, which they say is killing an average of one medic per day, strains hospitals to breaking point. New daily coronavirus infections in the Andean country,......

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – A group of British doctors have written to England’s chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to six weeks from up to 12. FILE PHOTO: People queue outside a COVID-19 vaccination center, at STEAM Museum, amid......

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – A group of British doctors have written to England’s chief medical officer to tell him to cut the gap between doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to six weeks from up to 12. FILE PHOTO: People queue outside a COVID-19 vaccination center, at STEAM Museum, amid......

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