This story was originally published on April 9, 2019 by THE CITY. When Evelyn Teran’s dog, Buddy, was brought to a Queens veterinarian to check out a bump on his back, she believed her beloved Pomeranian was in good hands. Despite Buddy’s old age, Dr. Mahmoud Elbasty recommended the growth be surgically removed and touted the 2017 operation as a low-risk move, according to Teran. Buddy was dead about a week later after an incurable infection broke out near the incision. “There was nothing we could do,” Teran recalled. “He was in so much pain. Every time he moved it hurt.” Now, she wonders if the heart-breaking outcome could have been avoided. Two years earlier, in October 2015, the state’s licensing board had blocked Elbasty from performing veterinary surgery for six months due to shoddy treatment. It was one of the rare sanctions issued to veterinarians by New York state’s Office of Professional … [Read more...] about Pets in Peril: Bad New York Vets Rarely Face Punishment, Records Show
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Since Amazon announced plans to build a New York City facility in November, the project has been the target of vocal opposition from politicians, community groups and residents. So much so that the online giant might reconsider the project, according to a Washington Post report. The Post reported that Amazon executives have internally discussed reassessing the project, citing two unnamed officials. One of the people reportedly questioned "whether it's worth it if the politicians in New York don't want the project," according to the Post.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio have been cheerleaders for the project, pointing to Amazon's promise to create 25,000 jobs paying an average of $150,000. But locals have objected to the displacement they say Amazon will bring and the added pressure it could put on the city's underfunded infrastructure, as well as the company's ability to collect an estimated $3 billion in taxpayer subsidies—on par with the amount … [Read more...] about Amazon reportedly considers scrapping New York City HQ2
I have to start this post with a mea culpa, perhaps even a mea maxima culpa. I've been going on and on, in essence gloating about how the antivaccine movement was once again betrayed by Donald Trump. After the betrayal that was the appointment of the ultimate pro-vaccine pharma shill as FDA Commissioner, the second betrayal was the appointment of Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, yes, on the surface, Dr. Fitzgerald doesn't appear to be that bad a pick for CDC director. She has a history of being very pro-vaccine during her previous gig as Commissioner of Public Health in Georgia. She even supported early reading and language programs to support brain development, advocacy that everyone's favorite quack defender Patrick "Tim" Bolen hilariously twisted into hinting that there must be something more to her and a fantasy of her showing up on her first day to demand that all the division heads cooperate with "investigations" … [Read more...] about Mea culpa! Orac praised the new CDC director for her pro-vaccine views, but missed the quackery in her past.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In New York | Why New York Lags So Far Behind on Natural Childbirth Texas has 70 free-standing birthing centers; New York has three. In the city, where Mount Sinai West’s birthing center will soon close, money is one big factor. Autumn Parker delivers her child in a tub at the Brooklyn Birthing Center, the city’s lone remaining accredited out-of-hospital facility. Credit Credit Gabriela Bhaskar for The New York Times Supported by ByJulie Satow Nov. 30, 2018 Lisa Binderow had envisioned her labor a thousand times. She bought a birthing ball, hired a doula and even practiced hypnotherapy. Her plan was to deliver at the Mount Sinai West Birthing Center, an area of the hospital marked by pastel curtains, family-size beds and large birthing tubs. Separated from the regular labor and delivery floor, it is for women who want a natural … [Read more...] about Why New York Lags So Far Behind on Natural Childbirth
Get the top headlines of the day in your morning briefing from NBC 4 New York, Monday through Friday. Sign up for our newsletter here. At Least 13 Killed, Including Gunman and Sheriff's Sergeant, in Bar Shooting A man fired a gun at a bar in a city in Ventura County, California, leaving 11 college night revelers dead and fatally wounding a sheriff's sergeant who responded to the emergency before the gunman was reported dead. The incident happened during a college night at the Borderline Bar & Grill at 99 Rolling Oaks Drive in Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles west of Los Angeles, said Capt. Garo Karedjian, a spokesman for the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said his agency received multiple calls of shots being fired at the bar. Minutes later, sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus and a California Highway Patrol officer went in to respond to the gunshots. Helus was a 29-year veteran and was looking to retire, Dean said. Deputies found 11 dead victims … [Read more...] about Happening Today: Bar Shooting, Jim Acosta, Jeff Sessions, Malpractice, Craig Carton, ‘Breaking Bad’ Film