Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper The Upshot | When Email Comes to the Doctor’s Office, Wait Times Decrease Advertisement Upshot Supported by The New Health Care The growing use of electronic consultations can save time, expense and headaches. ByAustin Frakt March 18, 2019 The kind of thing we have done instinctively in our workplaces for two decades — sending a quick email instead of setting up a meeting — has until recently eluded many doctors. Electronic consultations, or eConsults (sometimes called eReferrals), are a growing way for primary care doctors and specialists to communicate with each other securely. They can help patients avoid additional visits to specialists and free up capacity in crowded health systems, reducing waiting times for others. Studies have found that a large proportion of referrals to specialists … [Read more...] about When Email Comes to the Doctor’s Office, Wait Times Decrease
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THE ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday has died aged 95. George Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, on August 14, 1945 or V-J Day, when day Japan surrendered to the United States. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The Providence Journal. People spilled into the New York City streets to celebrate the news and planted a kiss on Friedman, whom he had never met. The photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt was first published in Life magazine and is called “V-J Day in Times Square,” but is known to most as “The Kiss.” Mendonsa died two days before his 96th birthday and the family has not yet made funeral arrangements. It became one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century, and is a popular image used … [Read more...] about George Mendonsa dead at 95 – Ecstatic US Navy sailor seen in iconic photo kissing nurse on V-J Day in Times Square passes away
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | China Investigates Reports of H.I.V.-Tainted Blood Plasma Treatment Supported by ByAmy Qin Feb. 6, 2019 BEIJING — Officials in Shanghai are investigating reports that a Chinese pharmaceutical company may have sold more than 12,000 units of a blood plasma product contaminated with H.I.V., potentially the latest in a series of scandals that have threatened to undermine public trust in China’s medical institutions and health care system. In a statement on its website, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday night that authorities had ordered the company, Shanghai Xinxing Medicine Company, to begin an emergency recall of the potentially tainted batch of intravenous immunoglobulin, a treatment made from pooled blood plasma that is often used to treat immune disorders, … [Read more...] about China Investigates Reports of H.I.V.-Tainted Blood Plasma Treatment
TRUMP ally Roger Stone channelled his old boss Richard Nixon as he performed a defiant v-sign pose after being charged in the ongoing Russian "collusion" probe. Stone, 66, was arrested in a dawn raid on Friday by FBI agents in Fort Lauderdale, Florida - who reportedly pounded the door and shouted: "FBI, open the door". He has been charged with seven counts relating to an alleged Russian-led hack of damaging Democratic Party emails. They were later published on Wikileaks during the 2016 US election - harming Hilary Clinton's campaign. A longtime political strategist, Stone is accused of lying to Congress about his pursuit of the Russian-hacked emails. Prosecutors allege that senior Trump campaign officials sought to use the publication of the stolen material to help engineer a White House victory. The self-proclaimed dirty trickster faces one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of making false statements and one count of witness tampering, according to the … [Read more...] about Defiant Roger Stone flashes a Nixon double-v sign outside court as ‘dirty trickster’ vows to fight Russia meddling charges
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Live Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Live | Task Force Calls for Offering PrEP to All at High Risk for H.I.V. Supported by The recommendation would include all men and women whose sexual behavior, sex partners or drug use place them at high risk of contracting the virus that causes AIDS. ByRoni Caryn Rabin Nov. 20, 2018 An influential government task force has drafted a recommendation that would for the first time urge doctors to offer a daily prophylactic pill to patients who are at risk for contracting H.I.V. The recommendation would include all men and women whose sexual behavior, sex partners or drug use place them at high risk of contracting the virus that causes AIDS. The United States Preventive Services Task Force’s draft recommendation gave an “A” grade, the highest possible, to the regimen, known as PrEP, for pre-exposure … [Read more...] about Task Force Calls for Offering PrEP to All at High Risk for H.I.V.