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    . Med-Legal-Pain-Prison Health Care Articles $82 a day books a cell in a 5-star jail in
    Message 1 of 129 , Apr 29, 2007
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      Med-Legal-Pain-Prison Health Care Articles


      <URL: http://www.chron.com/disp/
      story.mpl/nation/4758466.html>

      $82 a day books a cell in a 5-star jail in California
      State's jails offer upgrades for additional cost

      SANTA ANA, CALIF. Anyone convicted of a crime knows a debt
      to society often must be paid in jail. But a slice of
      Californians willing to supplement that debt with cash
      (no personal checks, please) are finding that the time can
      be almost bearable.

      <snip>

      For roughly $75 to $127 a day, these convicts who are known
      in the self-pay parlance as "clients" get a small cell
      behind a regular door, distance of some amplitude from
      violent offenders and, in some cases, the right to bring an
      iPod or computer on which to compose a novel, or perhaps
      a song. Many of the overnighters are granted work furlough,
      enabling them to do most of their time on the job, returning
      to the jail simply to go to bed (often following a strip
      search, which granted is not so five-star).


      Freedom delayed for 82 inmates cleared at Guantanamo
      They're in limbo as U.S. struggles to find places willing to
      take them in

      LONDON More than a fifth of the approximately 385 prisoners
      at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been cleared for release but
      might have to wait months or years for their freedom because
      U.S. officials are finding it increasingly difficult to line
      up places to send them, Bush administration officials and
      defense lawyers said. Since February, the Pentagon has
      notified about 85 inmates or their attorneys that they are
      eligible to leave after being cleared by military review
      panels. But only a handful have gone home. Eighty-two remain
      at Guantanamo and face indefinite waits as U.S. officials
      struggle to figure out when and where to deport them, and
      under what conditions.

      <http://www.chron.com/disp/
      story.mpl/nation/4758489.html>


      Asbury Park Press, Sun, 29 Apr 2007 5:32 AM PDT
      Broken health care system needs fixing

      <http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/
      article?AID=/20070429/SPORTS/70429002>

      Ken Wolman, Ph.D, wears an apron and serves dinner to people
      who come to the deli counter at the Foodtown in Long Branch.
      He's 63 years old, he's on his feet all day, and he makes
      $7.50 an hour. His last weekly paycheck was for $183.


      Independent, Sat, 28 Apr 2007 5:06 PM PDT
      Mental Health Campaign: Susan begged for help, instead she
      was sent to prison

      <http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/
      health_medical/article2494245.ece>

      Susan Jones was only 11 when she started self-harming after
      years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of her
      disturbed mother.


      Medical News Today, Sun, 29 Apr 2007 5:04 AM PDT
      Unnecessary Scare About Common Painkillers Caused By FDA

      <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
      medicalnews.php?newsid=68885&nfid=rssfeeds>

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has caused
      an unnecessary scare about some pain relievers by adding
      a warning to drugs that are safe, says
      Curt Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., from Wake Forest University
      School of Medicine. At the same time, he says the agency
      has failed to recognize the harm of a pain reliever that
      should be taken off the market.


      The Record, Sun, 29 Apr 2007 6:06 AM PDT
      No-malpractice contracts test boundaries of medicine

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      AmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTcxMjU4NTY
      meXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXky>

      If you want to see Ridgewood gynecologist
      Ruth J. Schulze, you'll have to sign a contract
      promising never to sue her for malpractice.
      The veteran physician and a dozen other
      gynecologists in New Jersey require the
      contracts as a condition of treatment.


      Medical News Today, Sun, 29 Apr 2007 0:07 AM PDT
      Diovan Achieved 40% Reduction In Stroke And
      Cardiovascular Events In Landmark Jikei Heart Study

      <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
      medicalnews.php?newsid=69283&nfid=rssfeeds>

      New findings from the independent Jikei Heart Study,
      published today in The Lancet[1], show that adding the
      blood pressure lowering medication Diovan to conventional
      therapy produced a dramatic 39% reduction in cardiovascular
      events and a 40% reduction in stroke.


      Medical News Today, Sun, 29 Apr 2007 0:06 AM PDT
      INVEGA? (paliperidone) Receives Positive Opinion From
      European Committee

      For Human Medicinal Products For Treatment Of ...

      <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
      medicalnews.php?newsid=69281&nfid=rssfeeds>

      Janssen-Cilag International NV announced today that the
      Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) in the
      European Union, has granted a positive opinion recommending
      approval of INVEGA? (paliperidone prolonged release tablets).
      INVEGA? is a new, once-daily, prolonged release oral
      medication, for the treatment of schizophrenia.


      Medical News Today, Sun, 29 Apr 2007 0:06 AM PDT
      FDA Approves Labeling Update For ORENCIA? (abatacept) To
      Inhibit Structural Joint Damage In Adults With Moderate
      To ...

      <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/
      medicalnews.php?newsid=
      69278&nfid=rssfeeds>

      Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced that
      the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved
      an update to the ORENCIA? (abatacept) product labeling
      regarding the progression of structural joint damage --
      an important measure in the treatment of rheumatoid
      arthritis
      (RA).


      Chemotherapy Fog Is No Longer Ignored as Illusion
      By JANE GROSS

      Research is leading to new attitudes about the cognitive
      side effects of life-saving treatment.

      <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/29/
      health/29chemo.html?th&emc=th>

      Scientists discover new virus responsible for deaths of 3
      transplant recipients//Disease/Infection News

      Scientists in the Greene Infectious Disease Laboratory of
      the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
      and colleagues in the Victorian Infectious Diseases
      Reference Laboratory in Melbourne, Australia and 454
      Life Sciences have discovered a new virus that was
      responsible for the deaths of three transplant recipients
      who received organs from a single donor in Victoria,
      Australia.

      <http://www.news-medical.net/?id=24118>


      Rabies kills three despite proven experimental treatment
      //Disease/Infection News

      According to the Centers for Disease Control and
      Prevention (CDC) in the United States an experimental
      rabies treatment that saved the life of a Wisconsin
      teenager in 2004 has failed to help other children
      infected with the deadly virus.

      <http://www.news-medical.net/?id=24003>


      1.2 million hospitalized patients experienced an adverse
      drug event//Healthcare News

      In 2004, 1.2 million hospitalized patients experienced
      an adverse drug event, 90 percent of which were due to
      a side effect from a medication that was properly
      administered, according to the latest News and Numbers
      from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

      <http://www.news-medical.net/?id=24178>


      A Nurse Is More
      The Conservative Voice - Kernersville,NC,USA

      When we feel we can't go on, and wish, to give up the ghost.
      That's when our Nurses, give it their most. Nurses are there,
      in the ER, the OR, the workplace, ...

      <http://www.theconservativevoice.com/
      article/24684.html>


      RedNova, Sun, 29 Apr 2007 9:03 AM PDT
      Woman Deals With Chronic Tick-Borne Disease: Hardy: Ticks
      Could Be Out 'a Little Earlier Than Normal'

      <http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/
      918288/woman_deals_with_chronic_tickborne_
      disease_hardy_ticks_could_be/
      index.html?source=r_health>

      By David Blackburn, Messenger-Inquirer,
      Owensboro, Ky. Apr. 29--

      Amy
      Garrison was surprised to learn it's relatively rare to
      get tick-borne Lyme disease in this part of the country.

      Anti-bullying measure passes
      Kansas.com - KS,USA
      "This makes sure health care providers are exempt from the
      Consumer Protection Act for claims of medical negligence,"
      said Rep. Mike O'Neal, R-Hutchinson, ...

      <http://www.kansas.com/228/story/57181.html>


      Americans make passage to India for cheap dentistry
      Dallas Morning News (subscription) - TX,USA

      Find out what laws exist in that country to protect them
      against any kind of medical negligence and whether the
      dental treatment available there conforms to ...

      <http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/
      dws/fea/travel/thisweek/stories/
      DN-dentalindia_0429tra.ART.State.
      Edition1.42f6b80.html>

      More appreciative of US health care - 4/28/07
      Roxboro Courier Times - Roxboro,NC,USA

      The group traveled with Dr. Jie Hu, assistant professor
      of nursing at UNC-G and a native of Beijing, China's
      capital city, on the 12-day trip that began in ...

      <snip>

      Newsome observed that diabetics in China have their
      blood sugar checked only about twice a month.
      The students also discovered that the glucometers necessary
      to check blood sugar, which cost about $100 in the
      United States, are too expensive for the average citizen.
      Newsome estimated that the cost of a glucometer in China
      would be equivalent to an American spending $1,000 for one.

      <http://www.roxboro-courier.com/
      newsnowstories/ts042807-5.htm>


      News 8 San Diego, Sat, 28 Apr 2007 12:21 PM PDT
      Va. Doctor Convicted of Drug Trafficking

      http://www.kfmb.com/story.php?id=88456

      ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A pain-management doctor who prescribed
      large amounts of opiates and drew patients from across the
      country to his northern Virginia clinic has been convicted
      on 16 counts of drug trafficking by a federal jury.

      This is pretty bad and undoubtedly true.........BA


      Broken health care system needs fixing
      Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park,NJ,USA

      "This to me is called debtor's prison," he adds. Ken Wolman
      woke up on the morning of Dec. 31, four months ago, and
      decided he could no longer stand all the ...

      <snip>

      In the end, this is not about Monmouth Medical, or Saint
      Barnabas, or even Ken Wolman for that matter.
      This is about doctors and nurses everywhere facing
      life-and-death emergencies, every day, about their good
      intentions often ending up in a heap, compromised by an
      unyielding bureaucracy.

      <http://www.app.com/apps/
      pbcs.dll/article?AID=/
      20070429/SPORTS/70429002/1022/NEWS01>


      At TYC, a system of failure
      Dallas Morning News (subscription) - TX,USA

      Among the evidence cited by Mr. Parsee was video
      surveillance tape, statements from the two inmates
      involved in the fight and a medical report by nurse ...

      <http://www.dallasnews.com/
      sharedcontent/
      dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/
      DN-tycbarnard_29pro.ART.State.
      Edition2.43d9e11.html>


      YOUR LEGISLATURE AT WORK
      TheNewsTribune.com (subscription) - Tacoma,WA,USA

      Children's health care: Senate Bill 5093 adds an
      estimated 39000 children from qualifying families to
      health insurance programs subsidized by the state and ...

      <http://www.thenewstribune.com/
      331/story/50631.html>

      See all stories on this topic:

      <http://news.google.com/news?
      hl=en&ncl=http://www.thenewstribune.com/
      331/story/50631.html>


      May 9 ruling could delay prison closure
      The Jackson Citizen-Patriot - Jackson,MI,USA
      The issue stems from a decades-old lawsuit regarding
      prisoner health care that flared up again in March when
      the state announced a cost-cutting plan to ...

      <http://www.mlive.com/news/jacitpat/
      index.ssf?/base/news-21/
      1177841247273380.xml&coll=3>


      Thousands await executions in US prisons
      Malaysia Sun - Malaysia

      You know how I hate needles - I used to stay in the
      Doctor's Office. Tell the guys on Death Row that I'm not
      wearing a diaper. I can't think of anything ...

      <http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/
      ct/9/cid/b8de8e630faf3631/id/245093/cs/1/>



      "Barbara Acello, RN"
      <bacello@...>
    • Barbara Acello, R.N.
      . Med-Legal-Pain-Prison Health Care Articles The value of tort reform is exaggerated Atlanta Journal Constitution The Texas experience is instructive. While
      Message 129 of 129 , Sep 11, 2009
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        The value of tort reform is exaggerated
        Atlanta Journal Constitution

        The Texas experience is instructive.
        While Texas conservatives claim their
        tort reform has brought down medical
        costs, Dr. Atul Gawande, writing in
        the New ...

        <http://blogs.ajc.com/cynthia-tucker/
        2009/09/10/the-value-of-tort-reform-
        is-exaggerated/?cxntfid=blogs_
        cynthia_tucker>



        Report Identifies Weaknesses in CMS'
        Medicaid Fraud Detection
        iHealthBeat

        The MSIS reporting program aims to
        help detect Medicaid and Medicare fraud
        and abuse. The report, titled "MSIS Data
        Usefulness for Detecting Fraud,...

        <http://www.ihealthbeat.org/Articles/
        2009/9/11/Report-Identifies-Weaknesses-
        in-CMS-Medicaid-Fraud-Detection.aspx>



        Hot Links: Dallas molester
        keeps medical license
        Dallas Morning News

        That's because the Texas Medical
        Board recently decided not to take his
        license away, as Dallas Morning News
        reporter Diane Jennings shows
        today....

        <http://watchdogblog.dallasnews.com/
        archives/2009/09/xxxxxxxxx-1-2-3-do.html>



        Help May Be On the Way for
        Colorado Nursing Home Patients
        24-7PressRelease.com
        (press release)

        Nursing homes often bury arbitration
        clauses deep in admissions contracts,
        stripping injured residents and their
        families of the right to sue for
        harm. ...

        <http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/
        press-release/help-may-be-on-the-
        way-for-colorado-nursing-home-
        patients-115942.php>



        Broaddus couple found guilty
        of health care fraud
        KTRE

        BEAUMONT, TX (KTRE) - They were indicted
        five months ago and now a Broaddus
        couple has been convicted of health care
        related fraud in federal court
        in...

        <http://www.ktre.com/Global/
        story.asp?S=11116609>



        Katrina leaves lasting mark on
        New Orleans hospitals

        New Orleans hospitals that survived
        Hurricane Katrina underwent
        long-lasting changes and learned to
        do more with less, such as performing
        more surgeries with fewer staff.
        However, they also saw revenue decline
        due to an increase in uninsured patients,
        a report says.

        ABC News/Reuters
        (9/10)

        <http://abcnews.go.com/Health/
        wireStory?id=8541190>



        RN develops clear face mask
        to let smiles show through

        As a burn nurse, Jeanne Hahne was
        troubled that patients could not see her
        face because of the protective masks
        she wore to prevent infection. It was
        30 years in the making, but Hahne, who
        works at California Pacific Medical
        Center, has developed a clear plastic
        face mask that allows patients to be
        comforted by seeing her smile.

        San Francisco Chronicle (9/10)

        <http://www.sfgate.com/
        cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=
        /c/a/2009/09/09/MNMP19KL1Q.DTL>



        Two Fibromyalgia Experts
        Available for Interviews

        Two leading experts in the diagnosis
        and treatment of fibromyalgia
        are available for interviews about
        the signs, symptoms, current treatment
        landscape and other important aspects
        of the condition.

        --Edelman PR, NYC

        <http://www.newswise.com/articles/
        view/556093/?sc=spt>



        Scroll down to read some of the
        posts from the blog they
        mention..........
        very interesting



        UPDATES Weblog from Pain-Topics.org
        Dispels Common Myths of Pain Care

        News/Research UPDATES take a hard
        look at soft evidence behind many
        of today's pain management practices
        and beliefs. This new offering from
        Pain Treatment Topics helps healthcare
        providers and the public to develop
        an educated skepticism.

        --Pain Treatment Topics

        <http://www.newswise.com/articles/
        view/556057/?sc=spt>



        News Channel 5 Nashville,
        Thu, 10 Sep 2009 14:30 PM PDT
        Shortage Of Nurses
        At Nashville State Prison

        <http://www.newschannel5.com/
        global/story.asp?s=11109863>

        The DeBerry Special Needs Facility
        provides acute and convalescent health
        care for prisoners, and they are hiring
        for RN and LPN positions to care
        for the more than 700 patients.



        Prison on the brink
        San Jose Mercury News

        Specifically, the three judges
        found that the prisons can't provide
        adequate medical and mental health
        care to inmates, violating their
        constitutional ...

        <http://www.mercurynews.com/
        breaking-news/ci_13318338>



        Health IT Business News Roundup
        for the Week of Sept. 11, 2009
        iHealthBeat

        Correctional Medical Services,
        a health care services provider to prison
        systems in 17 states, will begin offering
        EHR services from eClinicalWorks....

        <http://www.ihealthbeat.org/Articles/
        2009/9/11/Health-IT-Business-News-
        Roundup-for-the-Week-of-Sept-11-2009.aspx>



        Half of U.S. Prisons Fail to Adequately
        Treat Opiate Addiction

        <http://members.jointogether.org/
        ct/4pSgHV91CEKU/>

        Opiate-replacement therapy (ORT)
        such as methadone and
        buprenorphine are available in
        only about half of all federal
        and state prison systems, and
        just 23 states provide referrals
        to addiction treatment upon release
        from prison, according to
        new research.



        Missing Mom Mystery Gets Stranger
        MyFox Philadelphia

        The Texas Equusearch team is working
        with local police and divers to comb
        the river for missing nurse and mother.
        Reports indicate the searchers
        have...

        <http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/
        local_news/091109_Toni_Lee_Sharpless_Search>



        Mention in Obama's speech inspires
        Waxahachie breast cancer patient
        Dallas Morning News

        Beaton, a 59-year-old who spent 30
        years as a nurse, said she felt honored.
        "It's not about me. I'm just a regular
        person like you," said Beaton, ...

        <http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/
        dws/news/localnews/stories/
        091109dnmetbeaton.3c9b892.html>





        "Barbara Acello, R.N."
        <bacello@...>



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