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From medical student to patient, in a matter of minutes

As part of the second-year clinical skills course, each member of my class is required to complete two 8-hour emergency department (ED) shifts. I had my first ED shift last week, and when I walked in, I introduced myself as a second-year medical student who needed to practice IV placements, EKGs, and any other procedures […]

Irish court allows doctors to remove life support for pregnant brain-dead woman

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Ireland’s high court ruled doctors can withdraw life support for a clinically dead pregnant woman on Friday, in the latest case to trigger heated debate on the country’s stringent abortion laws. Despite requests from the woman’s family for her to be allowed to die, doctors...

Whitewashed Tombs: An Architect Plans to Transform This Abortion Clinic Into “Something Beautiful”

How do you killing babies in abortions less objectionable? Apparently you hire an architect to make the outside of the abortion clinic “something beautiful.” That’s what’s happening in Jackson, Mississippi — where the last remaining abortion facility in the state is hoping a new facade will help it stay open and attract even more business […]

Irish Court Says Brain-Dead Pregnant Mom Can be Taken Off Life Support

A three-judge High Court in Ireland ruled on Friday that removing a 26-year-old clinically brain-dead pregnant woman from life support wouldn't violate the Catholic country's constitutional ban on abortion.

'Dead' Pregnant Woman Can Be Allowed to Die: Court

Ireland's High Court decided today that life support can be withdrawn from a pregnant woman who is clinically dead. Doctors in the controversial case recently asked the court for such a decision after determining the fetus is "doomed," and today the court agreed, with the justice who issued the decision...

Making abortion clinics beautiful: Meet the architect changing how we view them

Architect Lori Brown tells Salon about her work to remake the built environment in and around abortion clinics

On the eleventh day of clinics

On the eleventh day of clinics, my kitties gave to me:   10 dogs a-derping 9 beggars prancing 8 screws a-stabilizing 7 mites a-swimming 6 Old Souls Graying 5 Moldy Rings! 4 Gastric Grommets 3 Dead Pens 2 Blown Up Gloves And a linear Foreign Body!

Children's high risk clinic reduces serious illness by 55 percent

High-risk children with chronic illness who received comprehensive care at a special clinic staffed by physicians and nurse practitioners from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, had a dramatic reduction in serious illnesses, documents a new study. These benefits are the greatest identified to date for medical homes for patients in any age group.

China: Court Rules 'Gay Conversion' Clinic Must Pay Victim

LGBT advocates are hailing a court decision in favor of a victim of 'conversion therapy' as a victory for the community. read more

Missouri Women Will Need "Permission Slips" From Fathers to Get Abortions, If This Law Passes

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Rick Brattin, a Republican state representative from outside Kansas City, filed a bill this December 3rd proposing a law requiring women seeking an abortion (from the state’s one and only clinic) to obtain a freaking “permission slip” from the father in order to have one.

Sitting in the Abortion Clinic Waiting Room Prepared to Abort Her Baby, She Left When This Happened

(LiveActionNews) — Married with no plan of having children, Inga Wismer was very much pro-choice when she found out she was pregnant. Her husband, who was adamant about not having children, told her to make an appointment for an abortion, and Inga did. But while she was sitting in the waiting room, looking around at […]

REVEALED: How Social Media Is Changing Our Brains And Reshaping Our Relationships

Social media is dominating most of our attention throughout the day. Yet, is it truly changing our face-to-face relationships? Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine reveals how social media is actually physically rewiring our brains. Show More Summary

Sovaldi: The drug pricing paradigm has shifted

Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), the new hepatitis drug manufactured and marketed by Gilead Sciences, has garnered considerable media attention over the last several months. The drug was approved by the FDA in December after phase III clinical trials showed it was highly effective in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection. Show More Summary

Dallas Planned Parenthood Builds Concrete Wall To Stop Pro-Lifers

A Planned Parenthood in Dallas has built an 8-foot concrete wall around the clinic to stop pro-life protesters who have been speaking against the abortion clinic on a regular basis. Rev. Stephen Broden, one of the leading voices against Planned Parenthood, has urged other pro-life activists to keep speaking out about the clinic. Show More Summary

Firing of V.A. Clinic Chief Is Upheld Over Gifts, Not Wait Lists

3 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

An administrative judge has upheld the dismissal of Sharon Helman, the Phoenix director, finding misconduct to support her ouster but saying the department did not prove that she was responsible for delays in care.

World Briefing: Ireland: Doctors Seek to Remove Pregnant Woman From Life Support

3 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

Doctors said the patient, in her late 20s, was declared clinically dead Dec. 3 after wounding her head in a fall on Nov. 29.

Guy Gets Nailed With Runaway Tire Rocketing Through Storefront Window

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

77-year-old custodian Manuel Mendoza was minding his own business sweeping up a medical clinic in Houston when a mounted tire blasted through the window and took him out. Surveillance cameras caught the projectile bouncing off the street and into the plaza with serious speed. Read more...

She Was Pro-Choice and Worked at an Abortion Clinic, Here’s What Changed Her Mind

A former abortion clinic employee has written about her dramatic shift in mindset that means she now believes abortion “kills a living, growing member of the human family”. Jewels Green says she used to be a “vehement and vocal advocate for abortion”, but following a discussion with two women who spoke clearly and compassionately from […]

Comprehensive Care for High-Risk, Chronically Ill Children Reduces Serious Illnesses

High-risk children with chronic illness who received care at a clinic that provided both primary and specialty care and features to promote prompt effective care had an increase in access to care and parent satisfaction and a reduction in serious illnesses and costs, according to a study in the December 24/31 issue of JAMA.

What clinicians need to know about Ebola

Here's a nice update from Mayo Clinic Proceedings. It is available as free full text. Concerning the shift in infection control recommendations the authors note: Before transmission of EVD to health care workers in Dallas, the CDC’sShow More Summary

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