The Zika virus has arrived in a trendy area in North Miami, Florida. The numbers are so far few, but unlike the more than 1,600 other Zika-infected patients in the U.S., these patients had no history of travel to outbreak areas or known contact with people who had such a history.
By Gerard J. Gianoli, M.D. – http://earandbalance.net Medical errors are taken very seriously by the medical profession. It starts early in training at M&M (Morbidity & Mortality) Conference. During M&M, each complication and death is presented before the entire department of students, physicians in training, and professors. The cases are scrutinized and criticized to see […]
The White House announced plans to ask Congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to “combat Zika” as by “boosting research on ways to prevent its spread,” according to a Feb 8 article in the Wall Street Journal.
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, M.D. If ObamaCare is a disaster, then those who say it is “working” apparently want a disaster—for private insurance, private enterprise, and private medicine. The intention has been telegraphed for years. Search most articles by “reformers,” and you will find the word “fragmented” (= inefficient, […]
Congressional hearing summary provided by The Market Institute The House Energy and Commerce, Oversight and Investigations subcommittee met on November 18, 2014 to receive the latest update on the ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus and the government’s response. In his opening statement, Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) said that they will determine the lessons learned […]
Summary of U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing provided by The Market Institute The Senate Appropriations Committee met on November 12, 2014 to assess the government response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the U.S. and abroad. In her opening statement, Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) said they will provide what resources are needed to […]
Submitted by Jane Orient, M.D. November 12, 2014 To: Senate Appropriations Committee Re: U.S. Government Response to Ebola Outbreak Madame Chairman and Members of the Committee: My name is Jane Orient, M.D. I am a practicing internist from Tucson, Arizona, and serve as the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (“AAPS”). […]
By Richard Amerling, M.D. The Ebola story gets stranger every day as administration officials, the CDC, and Mr. Obama himself stretch logic and reason to the breaking point and beyond in an attempt to explain away their opposition to the basic epidemiological method of containment and quarantine. There is simply no dispute that Ebola needs […]
The Honorable Darrell Issa House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Issa: The U.S. was initially unprepared for clinical cases of Ebola virus disease. Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona tells the news media that with updated CDC guidelines and current precautions, properly used, there is “zero risk” of infection to workers […]
STATEMENT of the ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Submitted by Jane Orient, M.D. October 24th, 2014 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee: Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee: My name is Jane Orient, M.D. I am a practicing internist from Tucson, Arizona, and serve as the Executive Director of the Association of […]