Tag: medically

(Reuters) – The owner of a telemarketing company implicated in the largest component of a $1.2 billion Medicare fraud involving the supply of medically unnecessary orthotic braces pleaded guilty to criminal charges on Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Lester Stockett, the owner of Video Doctor USA and Telemed Health Group and chief executive […]

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Argentine woman gives birth while in a coma Medical Mysteries and Marvels: 24-year old Argentine police officer Amelia Bannan was about 6-months pregnant when she was involved in a terrible car accident that forced her to be put into a medically induced coma. As she lay in intensive care, Bannan delivered her baby at 34 […]

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(Reuters Health) – In season-long tests, soccer headgear didn’t reduce the overall number or severity of concussions experienced by high school players, U.S. researchers say. Some of the five headgear models used in the trial, however, may have been better at reducing impact forces that lead to concussions, particularly among female players, the study authors […]

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Employee screening firm JDP recently analyzed 12 months of Google search trends data related to 150 of America’s biggest employers. A common search: “Does my company drug test?” Drug testing for pre-employment, and even same-day random drug testing during employment, is common across industries. Penny McNerney, vice president of human resources for Atrium, a talent […]

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TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The Canadian province of British Columbia said on Monday that its public drug plan will switch as many as 20,400 patients from three branded biologic drugs to cheap near-copies called biosimilars, saving an estimated C$96.6 million ($71.9 million)over three years. The new policy from the province’s PharmaCare program targets Janssen’s Remicade and […]

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A woman’s simple cosmetic procedure turned serious when an injection of facial filler into her nose led to blockages in her eye’s blood vessels — a rare complication, according to a new report of the case. The 41-year-old woman was undergoing a “liquid nose job,” a quick cosmetic procedure in which injections of filler substances are used […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – Giving a single dose of antibiotics to mothers who have a medically assisted birth using forceps or vacuum could prevent almost half of maternal infections, researchers said on Monday, and global health authorities should change their advice. In a study published in The Lancet medical journal, the researchers said prescribing antibiotics as […]

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(Reuters Health) – Children who are adopted, whether domestically or internationally, have unique healthcare needs that should be assessed as soon as possible, according to new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatricians and other healthcare workers should play a significant role in the adoption process, the guideline authors emphasize. “Adopted children often don’t […]

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(Reuters) – An effort to end all non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations in Maine was in limbo on Thursday after the state Senate voted to amend it to allow parents to keep opting out on religious grounds. The bill had passed the Democratic-controlled state House of Representatives last month, making Maine one of at least […]

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