Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press Updated 10:47 pm, Monday, May 28, 2018 Photo: Matt Rourke, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2017, file photo, neurologist Dr. Ricardo Cruciani walks from the center for criminal justice after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges that he groped women at a clinic in Philadelphia. Patients of Cruciani, who is already facing rape charges in New York and New Jersey, say law enforcement officials in Philadelphia are burying nearly identical accusations against him, angering and perplexing women who say they're being victimized twice — first by their doctor, now by a big-city justice system that won't hold him accountable. less FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2017, file photo, neurologist Dr. Ricardo Cruciani walks from the center for criminal justice after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges that he groped women at a clinic in ... more … [Read more...] about Sex-abusing neurologist’s patients: No justice in Philly
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Pro-choice campaigners across the world, including in Sweden, have lent their voices to support the 'Repeal the Eighth' campaign, while many Irish people living or travelling abroad are going back to have their say in the referendum, using the hashtag '#hometovote' to share their journeys on social media The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) has also been a vocal supporter of the campaign. RFSU campaigned for legal, safe abortion in Sweden since the organization was founded in the early 1930s. Today, women in Sweden have the right to abortion for any reason within the first 18 weeks of pregnancy. But this law has only been in place since 1975, although abortion was allowed in certain specific circumstances from the late 1930s. As campaigners in Ireland have stressed and the World Health Organization has stated, a lack of legal abortion never means no abortion – it simply means illegal and unsafe procedures. Thousands of illegal abortions are believed to … [Read more...] about How Sweden got some of the most liberal abortion laws in the world
Doris Tyler lay on the examining table as the doctor stuck a long, thin tube into her belly. The doctor pulled back a plunger, and the syringe quickly filled with yellow blobs tinged with pink.“Look at that beautiful fat coming out. Liquid gold!” one of the clinic’s staff exclaimed in a video of the procedure provided to The Washington Post.Hidden in that fat were stem cells with the amazing power to heal, the Stem Cell Center of Georgia had told Tyler. The clinic is one of hundreds that have popped up across the country, many offering treatments for conditions from Parkinson’s disease to autism to multiple sclerosis.Federal regulators have not approved any of their treatments, and critics call such clinics modern-day snake-oil salesmen. But on that day in 2016, Tyler trusted the clinic to extract stem cells from her fat and inject them into her eyes, where she was told they could halt or even cure the macular degeneration threatening her sight.Five days after … [Read more...] about Miracle cures or modern quackery? Stem cell clinics multiply, with heartbreaking results for some patients.
Supported by Health By SHEILA KAPLANAPRIL 9, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story WASHINGTON — Election to the elite National Academy of Medicine is one of the highest honors a doctor can achieve.Many of its members have been giants in public health: Dr. Herbert Needleman, who discovered the dangers of lead on children’s brains; Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, known for his groundbreaking work on AIDS; and Dr. Margaret Hamburg, former head of the Food and Drug Administration.And then there’s Eric K. Noji, a disaster medicine specialist who was admitted in 2005.Here is how Dr. Noji’s work is described on one of his LinkedIn pages: “So much has been said and written about the life and work of Eric Noji, a story so mythic in its epic sweep and inspirational in its chronology of service and unrelenting self-sacrifice on behalf of those who suffer that it is difficult to summarize.”Dr. Noji also, until … [Read more...] about Doctors Urge Elite Academy to Expel a Member Over Charges of Plagiarism
The surgery went fine. Her doctors left for the day. Four hours later, Paulina Tam started gasping for air. Internal bleeding was cutting off her windpipe, a well-known complication of the spine surgery she had undergone. But a Medicare inspection report describing the event says that nobody who remained on duty that evening at the Northern California surgery center knew what to do. In desperation, a nurse did something that would not happen in a hospital. She dialed 911. By the time an ambulance delivered Tam to the emergency room, the 58-year-old mother of three was lifeless, according to the report. If Tam had been operated on at a hospital, a few simple steps could have saved her life. But like hundreds of thousands of other patients each year, Tam went to one of the nation’s 5,600-plus surgery centers. Such centers started nearly 50 years ago as low-cost alternatives for minor surgeries. They now outnumber hospitals as federal regulators have signed off on an ever-widening … [Read more...] about As surgery centers boom, patients are paying with their lives