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Hospital In Southwest China Opens Smog Clinic
Hospital In Southwest China Opens Smog Clinic By
BEIJING (AP) — A hospital in southwest China has opened a clinic for patients who are suffering symptoms related to smog, a doctor said Wednesday, highlighting how big a concern pollution has become for Chinese. The dedicated clinic...
Altruistic Kidney Donation: Going Under The Knife To Save A Life
Altruistic Kidney Donation: Going Under The Knife To Save A Life By
Would you donate your kidney to a complete stranger? What would motivate someone to undertake such a random and extraordinary act of kindness? This week Mint Press News spoke with one such person – Maryann Ford, a 45-year-old woman from New York City who has made the...
Florida Proposes That Poor Pay Three Times More For Health Insurance Than Legislators
Florida Proposes That Poor Pay Three Times More For Health Insurance Than Legislators By
According to the 2010 Census, 16.7 percent of all Americans do not have health insurance. Of this population, six in 10 uninsured households have at least one adult working full time, per the Kaiser Family Foundation. With the average cost of single-coverage health insurance...
Cuomo Cure For Nonprofit Excess Exempts High-Paid Health Execs
Cuomo Cure For Nonprofit Excess Exempts High-Paid Health Execs By
Many of New York’s nonprofit hospitals specialize in supersized pay — and new rules reining in publicly funded salaries are unlikely to change the equation. Starting in July, following an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Department...
At Least 6 Confirmed Dead In Texas Tornadoes (VIDEO)
At Least 6 Confirmed Dead In Texas Tornadoes (VIDEO) By
A rash of tornados slammed into several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm scattered bodies, flattened homes and threw trailers onto cars. In Granbury, the worst-hit...
High Hospital Bills Go Public, But Will It Help?
High Hospital Bills Go Public, But Will It Help? By
For the first time, the government is publicly revealing how much hospitals charge, and the differences are astounding: Some bill tens of thousands of dollars more than others for the same treatment, even within the same city. Why does a joint replacement cost 40 times...
Shortage Of Compassion Revealed In Report On US Prison “Compassionate Release” Program
Shortage Of Compassion Revealed In Report On US Prison “Compassionate Release” Program By
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote that “justice too long delayed is justice denied” in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” which was smuggled out of jail in 1963 and written into the history books. While King was referring to the plight of African...
States Fear Losing Aid For ‘Uninsurables’
States Fear Losing Aid For ‘Uninsurables’ By
Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say. At risk is the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, a transition program that’s...
US Hospitals Step Up Fight Against Infections As Superbugs Proliferate
US Hospitals Step Up Fight Against Infections As Superbugs Proliferate By
NEW YORK — They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist. In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didn’t have when they arrived, some caused by dangerous ‘superbugs’ that are hard to treat. The rise...
Overseer Of US Victim Funds Says Work Wrenching
Overseer Of US Victim Funds Says Work Wrenching By
Massachusetts lawyer Kenneth Feinberg has been near the heart of some of the worst catastrophes, dealing with people who’ve faced profound loss after 9/1l, the BP oil spill, the Virginia Tech shootings, and the Colorado movie theater ambush. Now, he’s adding...