Doctor – Jason Powers http://jasonpowers.org/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 15:02:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://jasonpowers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1.png Doctor – Jason Powers http://jasonpowers.org/ 32 32 Top Turkish doctor says arrest over chemical weapons remarks ‘attempt to silence society’ https://jasonpowers.org/top-turkish-doctor-says-arrest-over-chemical-weapons-remarks-attempt-to-silence-society/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 14:09:20 +0000 https://jasonpowers.org/top-turkish-doctor-says-arrest-over-chemical-weapons-remarks-attempt-to-silence-society/ The head of a major doctors’ union in Turkey, arrested last month for terrorist propaganda, said her imprisonment was an attempt by the Turkish government to silence society and that she was facing a “political” process, and not legal, BBC Turkish service reported on Thursday. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, 63, president of the Turkish Medical Association […]]]>

The head of a major doctors’ union in Turkey, arrested last month for terrorist propaganda, said her imprisonment was an attempt by the Turkish government to silence society and that she was facing a “political” process, and not legal, BBC Turkish service reported on Thursday.

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, 63, president of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), forensic expert and prominent human rights activist, was taken into custody at her home in Istanbul on 26 October and arrested in Ankara, where she was taken for questioning the following day.

Fincancı, whose arrest was prompted by a call she made for an investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Turkish military against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, responded to questions posed by the BBC from Sincan prison in Ankara through his lawyers.

When asked to comment on the charges against her, Fincancı said she was facing a political process, not a legal one, because arresting someone pending trial for terrorist propaganda was “not acceptable” under the law and that she was returning from abroad after learning about the investigation into her showed that there is no reason to suspect that she poses a flight risk.

“There is an allegation. Set a call [for a probe] as a crime and letting this lead to a search and arrest should be seen as an attempt to silence society, not me,” she added, referring to the Justice and Development Party government ( AKP) of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is widely accused of silencing dissent.

Regarding her criticism of Medya Haber TV, during a live broadcast on which she spoke about the allegations, Fincancı said that she accused them of breaking her comments into pieces and using them in other shows taken out of context. and with additional comments that made it sound. as if accusing the Turkish army of using chemical weapons.

Asked about the criticisms expressed by her colleagues, who said she should have been more careful when choosing the medium in which to make such comments, since she is the head of the main union of doctors in the country, Fincancı said that she understood the concerns of her colleagues, she also hopes that they understand that as a human rights defender she cannot ask questions about the editorial position of a media, because it would be a violation of her freedom of expression and the public’s right to information.

“Furthermore, I expect society and my colleagues to also challenge the censorship of a significant part of the press, including some opposition channels, against me,” she said. added.

Fincancı also said, regarding the conditions at Sincan Prison, that she was “quite comfortable” and alone in a large, well-ventilated room. She added, however, that there was a serious isolation environment, where prison guards prevented inmates from seeing or greeting each other when meeting their lawyers.

Ankara’s Attorney General’s Office has opened an investigation into Fincancı for spreading terrorist propaganda and insulting the state because of his remarks about the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) against militants of the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). ) in Iraq. Fincanci said it reviewed video footage and called for an investigation.

Turkey has firmly rejected allegations in media close to the PKK that its army used chemical weapons in its counterterrorism operations in northern Iraq.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by Turkey and much of the international community.

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“You will be bigger than Maradona” https://jasonpowers.org/you-will-be-bigger-than-maradona/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 06:16:50 +0000 https://jasonpowers.org/you-will-be-bigger-than-maradona/ Dr Diego Schwarzstein, who helped Lionel Messi with growth injections in Argentina, has opened up about the difficulties faced by the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star. He claims the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was promised he would be bigger than Diego Maradona at the start of the first sessions. Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency […]]]>

Dr Diego Schwarzstein, who helped Lionel Messi with growth injections in Argentina, has opened up about the difficulties faced by the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star.

He claims the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was promised he would be bigger than Diego Maradona at the start of the first sessions.

Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency (GHD) as a child and needed a hormone injection routine. The Argentine captain suffered from a rare disease which prevented children from growing up at the age of three.

The Times caught up with the doctor, who revealed some details and the family’s reactions. Schwarzstein claims the parents were worried but Leo wanted to know if he would grow up enough to become a footballer.

The doctor said:

“They were upset and worried. Leo asked me if he was going to grow big enough to become a footballer. I told him: ‘Don’t worry, you will be bigger than Maradona. I don’t know if you will be better than him, but you will be taller than him. I was right. Maradona was 1.67m tall and Leo finished 1.69m. That’s more or less what I predicted.”

Argentina captain Lionel Messi opens up on growth injections

Lionel Messi has spoken about his recovery from Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD) and the injections he had to undergo as a child. The PSG star has revealed he took injections on his own when he was 12 but was helped by his parents when he started treatment aged 8.

It’s been a year since Barcelona announced that Lionel Messi would not return to the club. We will always have memories💙❤https://t.co/PA3JMaShGV

He was quoted by Dream Team FC saying:

“I injected my legs once a night. I started when I was 12. It wasn’t something that stuck with me. At first, my parents gave me the injections since I was eight years until I learned. It was a little It didn’t hurt me, it was something routine for me that I had to do and I did it normally.

He continued:

“It wasn’t very difficult for me to come to Barcelona. I adapted quickly but my family didn’t. My siblings wanted to come back and they did. I was left alone with my father. and he asked me ‘What should we do?’ I told him ‘I want to stay'”.

Lionel Messi is in Qatar this month to lead Argentina at the FIFA World Cup. They were lined up alongside Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland in Group C of the tournament.

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Teen vaping rate alarms Augusta University doctor https://jasonpowers.org/teen-vaping-rate-alarms-augusta-university-doctor/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 18:55:00 +0000 https://jasonpowers.org/teen-vaping-rate-alarms-augusta-university-doctor/ AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – More than 2.5 million high school and college students currently use e-cigarettes – and that’s a number that worries Dr. Daniel Miller of Augusta University Health. One of the problems is the lack of regulation, he said. “There is no smoke like tar and so on like cigarettes,” he said. “But […]]]>

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – More than 2.5 million high school and college students currently use e-cigarettes – and that’s a number that worries Dr. Daniel Miller of Augusta University Health.

One of the problems is the lack of regulation, he said.

“There is no smoke like tar and so on like cigarettes,” he said. “But nicotine, you can get much higher levels of nicotine, which can lead to more serious issues like coronary heart disease, stroke.”

But his main concern is addiction.

“If you used e-cigarettes in middle school, high school and university, you’re four times more likely to smoke as an adult compared to non-smokers,” he said. “So it’s this drug that is addictive to nicotine, and that’s why the FDA is now working to ban it.”

Why is this a rising trend among teens?

“Well, because it’s easy to get to. You can vape anywhere in the classroom before your test with your friends. You don’t have to light a cigarette or anything like that,” he said.

“And then the flavor. They have over 70 different flavors. And that’s the problem,” he said.

One problem “with some of these off-brand brands and so on,” he said, is that the chemical doesn’t break down as well.

“You can get lung disease,” he said. “There have been over 30 cases of acute lung disease, and in fact five young adults have required lung transplants to vape.”

He said the main selling point at the start was that e-cigarettes could help people quit smoking.

“There hasn’t been any proven data that has done that, and in fact it’s driven more people to use nicotine and so on,” he said.

And the problems with nicotine include the fact that it causes blood vessels to shrink in size.

“It’s like having a heart attack and a stroke,” he said. “But the great thing about e-cigarettes and smoking, after you quit, those organs will recover overtime, so you’re not going to have any permanent damage.”

That’s why it’s good to quit, he says.

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Doctor Strange Could Be Responsible For Kang’s Arrival (But Not MoM) https://jasonpowers.org/doctor-strange-could-be-responsible-for-kangs-arrival-but-not-mom/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 18:40:00 +0000 https://jasonpowers.org/doctor-strange-could-be-responsible-for-kangs-arrival-but-not-mom/ Kang the Conqueror is coming to the MCU, and Doctor Strange might be responsible for his arrival – but not because of the Multiverse of Madness. strange doctor could be responsible for Kang’s arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not because of his actions in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The introduction […]]]>

Kang the Conqueror is coming to the MCU, and Doctor Strange might be responsible for his arrival – but not because of the Multiverse of Madness.


strange doctor could be responsible for Kang’s arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not because of his actions in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The introduction of Kang the Conqueror in Phase 4 meant that the multiverse had to be restored. Loki featured the breaking of the Sacred Timeline as part of the One Who Remains plan, but theories continued to swirl about the particular event that led to the re-creation of the multiverse. It was commonly thought Doctor Strange 2 would provide the answer and go on to cast Kang as the villain of the Multiverse Saga, but it didn’t come.

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It’s possible that Doctor Strange’s actions before the sequel were actually what led to Kang’s arrival. In 2016 strange doctor, the arrogant wizard manipulates the natural laws of nature to stop Kaecilius and Dormammu’s invasion. While it was a heroic moment for Doctor Strange, the film ended with Mordo teasing that there would be massive repercussions for these actions. Audiences have since interpreted the line as a tease of Thanos’ actions in Avengers: Infinity War or even Mordo’s quest to eliminate wizards. However, it could be that the arrival of Kang the Conqueror is the true consequence of Doctor Strange’s actions.

Related: Kang’s Many Variations May Force The MCU To Avoid An Avengers Trope


Doctor Strange Could Have Shattered The Multiverse In 2016

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The Multiverse became a central part of the MCU’s storyline in Phase 4, but strange doctor includes several teases of its existence. Since wizards draw their power from other dimensions of the Multiverse, Doctor Strange’s powers have always been tied to the Multiverse. The MCU has since proven that it can have a huge impact on the multiverse if its spells aren’t cast properly. Spider-Man: No Coming HomeThe Multiverse plot ties directly into Strange’s spells. This is all the more remarkable as Doctor Strange is very experienced in the ways of the mystical arts at this point, while still a novice when strange doctor.

There are a few different times in strange doctor this could now be retconned to be the moment he shatters the multiverse and allows Kang’s conquest to return. The first time he uses the Time Stone doesn’t go as planned, but this event has more to do with Dormammu than Kang. It would make more sense for Doctor Strange to reverse time in Hong Kong or for the Dark Dimension time loop to be the incident that somehow breaks the natural laws that hold the MCU timeline together.

Doctor Strange’s Kang Connection Sets Up Pivotal Role In Secret Wars

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The Possibility That Doctor Strange Is Responsible For Kang’s Arrival Could Help Marvel Establish The Wizard’s Central Role In Avengers: Secret Wars. He may currently be exploring the multiverse with Clea to stop the incursions, but Doctor Strange must be a key figure if the MCU’s heroes have any chance of stopping Jonathan Major’s multiverse villain. It may even be through this adventure that Doctor Strange will learn that Kang is the consequence of his actions. This would create a strong bond between Doctor Strange and Kang, much like the one Marvel formed between Iron Man and Thanos. With this parallel in mind, the Kang connection can do strange doctor reevaluate his past.

Next: Forget Quantumania: Ant-Man May Have Already Met Kang In His First Movie

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Doctors: Treatment includes understanding, options | News, Sports, Jobs https://jasonpowers.org/doctors-treatment-includes-understanding-options-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 05:05:01 +0000 https://jasonpowers.org/doctors-treatment-includes-understanding-options-news-sports-jobs/ The American Medical Association convened a task on opioids in 2014 due to rising drug abuse and overdose deaths. But overdose deaths have continued to rise, due to illegally manufactured fentanyl, barriers to evidence-based care, the stigma associated with substance use disorders and how pain management is treated, according to Dr. Bobby Mukkamala […]]]>

The American Medical Association convened a task on opioids in 2014 due to rising drug abuse and overdose deaths.

But overdose deaths have continued to rise, due to illegally manufactured fentanyl, barriers to evidence-based care, the stigma associated with substance use disorders and how pain management is treated, according to Dr. Bobby Mukkamala of Flint, Michigan, a former American physician. Chairman of the Association’s Board of Directors and current Chairman of the AMA’s Substance Use and Pain Management Task Force.

The nation needs to change its way of thinking, especially lawmakers and those who can influence policy – especially in the insurance industry, Mukkamala said.

The task force’s recommendations have led to improvements, Mukkamala said, pointing to fewer opioid prescriptions being written and more naloxone prescriptions being written. There’s better statewide prescription oversight and more education for doctors about substance use disorders and pain management. There are also more doctors certified to prescribe opioid treatment drugs like buprenorphine.

But there were more than 100,000 overdose deaths last year, Mukkamala said.

Doctors are now much more careful when it comes to prescribing opioids, said Altoona primary care physician Dr. Zane Gates.

Years ago, they wrote opioid prescriptions for 30 or 60 days without thinking too much about it. Now they are “enormously vigilant.”

If done well, such vigilance can protect patients from addiction, according to Gates.

However, the flip side is that the small percentage of people who really need opioids for chronic pain can’t get it, he said.

“The pendulum has swung too far” along the lines of reluctance to use opioids for pain relief, said local physician Dr. Sean Hampton. “We are afraid to prescribe.”

What is needed is a balance. Not everyone with a back injury needs narcotics, but sometimes pain from kidney stones or cancer is undertreated, he said.

Looking for alternatives

By using a combination of non-addictive painkillers, exercises, and alternative methods — such as acupuncture, yoga, meditation, and chiropractic — doctors can often treat pain without using opioids.

This is good news for people with substance abuse disorders and for the general public who often worry about becoming addicted to painkillers.

In the VA healthcare system, pain management is “a combination of all these things”, said Ron Peterman, chief of pharmacy at Van Zandt VA Medical Center.

Such practices can provide direct pain relief and can improve patients’ ability to keep moving and performing routine and even athletic activities, which in turn can help put pain in the background, while improving mental health – another bulwark against pain, according to Van Zandt officials. .

“I have always been told that one of the best remedies for pain is movement.” said Shaun Shenk, acting associate director of the hospital, which uses yoga for spinal stenosis and two bulging discs.

Combining a variety of methods can allow veterans to enjoy the things that matter to them, including playing ball in the yard with their children or grandchildren, said Amy Showalter, all-around health coordinator for the hospital.

The more normally patients can function, the less likely they will be to dwell on pain, Peterman said, and the less they will need more addictive opioids.

Primary care is the frontline defense

Primary care should be the first line of the medical system to treat substance use disorders, Gates said. SUD patients often struggle with medical issues that tend to cause them to seek medical attention for help, but primary care offices need sufficient resources to properly treat these patients – and many don’t. not.

Gates’ office employs a social worker who focuses exclusively on SUD patients, who make up a large percentage of its clientele.

Ideally, primary care offices employ someone with the special licenses needed to prescribe anti-opioid drugs and other “methods of treatment”, according to Gates.

His office is integrated with Blair Drug & Alcohol and other agencies that provide addiction rehabilitation and counseling services.

Follow-up from the primary care office is essential, he said. This includes ensuring that patients who become clean stay clean through attendance at group meetings, he said.

It is very complicated and laborious.

Getting patients to seek help or admit they need help is often the hardest part, said Hampton, who added that most people in active addiction aren’t looking for relationships. primary care because they feel they will be judged, he added.

Hampton tends to see more people recovering – “who have succeeded in life” he said.

However, there are barriers.

Most significant is the high percentage of recovering people who relapse, which is disheartening for both doctor and patient, Hampton said.

There is also the widespread shortage of primary care doctors, he said.

Still, having a relationship with a primary care physician can be key for someone recovering because they need a doctor they can trust.

Mirror reporter Rachel Foor contributed to this report.



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Physician recalled from outside the medical field https://jasonpowers.org/physician-recalled-from-outside-the-medical-field/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 10:10:14 +0000 https://jasonpowers.org/physician-recalled-from-outside-the-medical-field/ In his first softball game in Little Rock, the not-so-brilliant manager placed Terry Yamauchi in left center field. It was the perfect spot for him because in the second inning the center fielder and shortstop collided at full speed causing one to need 24 stitches and the another to fracture his jaw. Dr. Terry Yamauchi […]]]>

In his first softball game in Little Rock, the not-so-brilliant manager placed Terry Yamauchi in left center field.

It was the perfect spot for him because in the second inning the center fielder and shortstop collided at full speed causing one to need 24 stitches and the another to fracture his jaw.

Dr. Terry Yamauchi quickly and skillfully stopped the bleeding and stabilized the other.

A few days later, the not-so-brilliant manager (yours truly) found out that Terry not only played third base for four years in college, but helped Portland State to the College World Series in 1962.

He immediately became our third baseman and the only player on the team to ever be named All-City.

Once in an exhibition game against a traveling national team, Terry made such a great catch that two weeks later, while speaking at a medical conference in Las Vegas, he was approached in the street by three members of this team and asked him if he was the guy. who hooked against them.

He was passionate about life, family, friends, and all sports, especially baseball (Los Angeles Dodgers fan) and trout fishing.

Terry was nationally respected as an expert in the field of infectious disease, and in 1975 he was recruited from UCLA Medical School to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, becoming the eighth staff member.

He was an internationally renowned speaker who was humble and always had a sense of wit and humor.

His parents were from Japan and he spent two years in an American school there. He liked to tell the story of being in Tokyo giving lectures and people approached him and started talking in Japanese. He was laughing and saying, “I don’t speak a word of Japanese, but I’m pretty good at English.

Terry has served on too many medical boards to name them all and has been an advisor to numerous organizations.

Then-President Bill Clinton tried to hire him to be director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work alongside Dr. Anthony Fauci. By then, Terry and his wife Alison and their two children, Jill and Geoffrey, had fallen in love with Little Rock.

Terry never missed an opportunity to brag about his family, and if there wasn’t a chance, he would create one.

When he hung up his softball cleats, he continued to lead a team he founded, the Buschwackers. For five years they went undefeated in Little Rock league play.

For too many years to count, Terry has volunteered to give free physical exams to teams across the region.

He always had a heart for the community.

On this day 40 years ago he showed up at the old doctors hospital to see my new baby girl. It wasn’t that he didn’t trust doctors. He wanted to do it for me.

It caused a stir that day that the infamous Dr. Yamauchi was in another hospital which immediately granted him privileges.

In the 47 years of calling him a friend, he never mentioned he was inducted into the Portland State Sports Hall of Fame.

He was also inducted into the Arkansas Softball Hall of Fame, named Mr. Softball of Arkansas, and received the Arkansas Softball Hall of Fame Achievement Award.

For years he was an avid runner.

The softball team he originally played with had lunch every month, and he was one of the first to arrive and the last to leave.

Last Saturday, after a battle with colon cancer, Terry left this world surrounded by his family.

Terry Yamauchi will be remembered by Legions as a brilliant doctor, a deeply loyal friend, a great American and family man who loved life and all it had to offer.

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Why the famous Oneida doctor was never Oneida, because of the amount of blood https://jasonpowers.org/why-the-famous-oneida-doctor-was-never-oneida-because-of-the-amount-of-blood/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 10:16:56 +0000 https://jasonpowers.org/why-the-famous-oneida-doctor-was-never-oneida-because-of-the-amount-of-blood/ GREEN BAY – Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka-Hill, one of the most famous members of the Oneida community in the history of this tribe, was unable to become a Oneida citizen due to the quantum blood requirement imposed by the US government. Dr. Doug Metoxen Kiel, a history professor at Northwestern University and a citizen of […]]]>

GREEN BAY – Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka-Hill, one of the most famous members of the Oneida community in the history of this tribe, was unable to become a Oneida citizen due to the quantum blood requirement imposed by the US government.

Dr. Doug Metoxen Kiel, a history professor at Northwestern University and a citizen of the Oneida Nation, writes about Hill’s story in “The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations”.

The book is a compilation of articles by Native scholars examining the history and current use of blood count to determine tribal citizenship and why it is an issue.

Hill was born in 1876 to a Mohawk mother, a tribe culturally linked to Oneida, and became the second Native American woman to earn a medical degree in 1899.

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Peter Capaldi’s Best Doctor Who Roles in Paddington, The Thick of It and More https://jasonpowers.org/peter-capaldis-best-doctor-who-roles-in-paddington-the-thick-of-it-and-more/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 07:02:00 +0000 https://jasonpowers.org/peter-capaldis-best-doctor-who-roles-in-paddington-the-thick-of-it-and-more/ Never (1996) Neil Gaiman’s first solo novel, Never, was released in 1996 alongside his BBC miniseries of the same name and that of Sir Lenny Henry. Peter Capaldi plays the ethereal and sinister Angel Islington, who inhabits a magical realm called London Below, which coexists with the “real” London, known in Never like London above. […]]]>

Never (1996)

Neil Gaiman’s first solo novel, Never, was released in 1996 alongside his BBC miniseries of the same name and that of Sir Lenny Henry. Peter Capaldi plays the ethereal and sinister Angel Islington, who inhabits a magical realm called London Below, which coexists with the “real” London, known in Never like London above. With an excellent cast including Capaldi alongside Paterson Joseph and Tamsin Greig, the series may not have had a big budget (obviously in places!) but is still worth watching for Capaldi fans. and Gayman.

Time (2012)

His stunning portrayal of Randall Brown in Time earned Capaldi well-deserved nominations for Best Supporting Actor at the BAFTAs and Best Actor at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Set in the 1950s, this BBC drama centers on a controversial new current affairs program (called The Hour), and Capaldi plays the new head of BBC News alongside a star-studded cast that also included Ben Whishaw, Dominic West and Romola Garai. His on-screen chemistry with Anna Chancellor is outstanding, and the heartbreaking scene above will stick with you long after you’ve finished watching the series.

Soft top Hard shoulder (1992)

This 1992 comedy-drama was written by and stars Peter Capaldi alongside his future wife Elaine Collins. (Collins) along the way. Capaldi’s quirky and engaging performance won him Best Actor at the Scottish BAFTAs, where Soft top Hard shoulder also won Best Picture.

The Musketeers (2014)

Cast of Peter Capaldi as dastardly Cardinal Richelieu in BBC period drama The Musketeers caused a bit of a headache for the show’s production team, as he landed the role of the Twelfth Doctor halfway through filming the first series, which meant he couldn’t return as planned for the second series. Despite a very good reason, it’s a shame we didn’t get to see more of his villainous Cardinal, as he had the perfect balance of “love and hate”, and there was almost a hint of Malcolm Tucker in his intriguing ways.

The Vicar of Dibley (1994 and 1996)

He first appeared as a dreamer songs of praise producer Tristan in the first series of The Vicar of Dibley, but it was when Peter Capaldi reprized the role in the infamous 1996 holiday special “The Christmas Lunch Incident” that we got his truly unforgettable appearance. The hilarious misunderstanding between him and Geraldine is just as funny now as it was two and a half decades ago.

by Lewis Capaldi someone you love video (2019)

Somewhat oddly, Lewis and Peter Capaldi are long-lost relatives: although Lewis was told that Peter Capaldi was his second cousin growing up, the pair had never met, until Peter surrendered. at one of Lewis’ concerts in 2018. This led to Peter Capaldi. appearing in a special clip for Lewis Capaldi’s hit single someone you love, a collaboration with UK charity Live Life Give Life. In the video, we see a grieving husband (Peter Capaldi) meet the grateful recipient of his late wife’s gift of heart. In a scene that would make even the stiffest lip quiver, he places his hand on the woman’s chest so he can hear his wife’s heart beating again. Yes, we cry too.

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Infectious disease doctor talks COVID-19 ‘Scrabble’ variants with KETV https://jasonpowers.org/infectious-disease-doctor-talks-covid-19-scrabble-variants-with-ketv/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 23:18:00 +0000 https://jasonpowers.org/infectious-disease-doctor-talks-covid-19-scrabble-variants-with-ketv/ KETV and an infectious disease doctor talk about COVID-19 “Scrabble” variants Updated: 6:18 PM CDT October 25, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript COVID-19 REMAINS DESPITE THE RETURN TO A RATHER NORMAL LIFE. YOU MAY HEAR ABOUT THE HIGH-SCORING LETTERS KNOWN SCRAMBLING VARIANTS IN THE GAME. SCRABBLE. WELL, JOIN US NOW TO TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU […]]]>

KETV and an infectious disease doctor talk about COVID-19 “Scrabble” variants



COVID-19 REMAINS DESPITE THE RETURN TO A RATHER NORMAL LIFE. YOU MAY HEAR ABOUT THE HIGH-SCORING LETTERS KNOWN SCRAMBLING VARIANTS IN THE GAME. SCRABBLE. WELL, JOIN US NOW TO TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IS DR. DAVID QUIMBY WITH HEALTH. DR. QUIMBY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. THANK YOU FOR. AND DR. FIRST, LET’S TALK ABOUT THESE VARIANTS. ARE THEY PROMINENT? DO THEY HAVE DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS THAN OMICRON OR ORIGINAL STRAINS? THIS IS SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT THAN THE ORIGINAL STRAINS BECAUSE, LIKE ALL OMICRON STRAINS, THE CHANCE OF BEING HOSPITALIZED, A SERIOUS ILLNESS SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE LESS. WHETHER IT IS DUE TO IMMUNITY, THE VIRUS ITSELF PORTS VACCINED, ALL OF IT PROBABLY PLAYS A ROLE, THE NEW THINGS TENDENCY TO CAUSE MORE SORE THROAT THAN THE ORIGINAL VIRUS WHICH HAS BACKED UP, BUT THEY CAN STILL CAUSE RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS. OTHERWISE, THEY ACT A LITTLE LIKE BROWNS. THERE ARE HONESTLY WAY TOO MANY OF THESE DIFFERENT VARIANTS TO EASILY KEEP TRACK, AND THEY ALL ACT CLINICALLY ABOUT THE SAME BECAUSE EVEN IF THEY COME FROM DIFFERENT ANCESTORS, THEY KINDLY MUTATE ALONG THE SAME PATH. SO THEY ARE QUITE SIMILAR. AND IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD THEY ARE INCREASING COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS OMICRON. AND WE’RE STARTING TO SEE THAT INCREASE HERE TOO. DOCTOR OF CLINICAL ACT. THE SAME. DOES THIS MEAN THAT THE VACCINE RESPONDS THE SAME? WILL IT WORK AGAINST THESE VARIANTS? WHAT THEY HAVE FOUND SO FAR IS PEOPLE GETTING BOOSTERS OR THE BIVALENT BOOSTER ARM. THEY ALWAYS HAVE GOOD HOSPITAL PROTECTION. IF YOU GET SICK. WE ALSO HAVE OTHER TREATMENTS TO HELP KEEP PEOPLE OUT OF HOSPITAL, THAT THE NEW BOOSTER IS TARGETED, SPECIFICALLY AT THESE PEOPLE, NOT SO MUCH BECAUSE THEY ARE NEWER. AND AFTER THE RECALLS HAVE BEEN MADE BUT VACCINATION AND BOOST ALWAYS HELPS PREVENT SEVERE INFECTION AGAINST THESE GUYS. DOCTOR, WE HEAR A LITTLE ABOUT THE TRIPLE DYNAMICS OR COMBINATION OF RSV, FLU AND COVID THAT ARE FINDING PEOPLE RIGHT NOW. HOW SHOULD WE KEEP OUR HEALTH? THE SAME THING, HONESTLY, PEOPLE HAVE DONE TO KEEP THEMSELVES HEALTHY ALL THEIR LIVES. IF YOU ARE SICK, DON’T BE WITH OTHER PEOPLE. WASH YOUR HANDS. IF YOU ARE IN FREQUENT AREAS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A WEAK OR AT RISK IMMUNE SYSTEM OR WEAR A MASK IF APPROPRIATE. RSV AND INFLUENZA ARE ACTUALLY BEGINNING TO INCREASE AGAIN THIS YEAR. THE 2020 FLU SEASON WAS basically non-existent because everyone was in isolation. SO WE STARTED HAVING A RETURN LAST YEAR AND IT’S ALREADY ON THE INCREASE THIS YEAR. THERE IS NO VACCINE AGAINST RSV CURRENTLY. IT IS COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE. THERE IS FOR THE FLU, WHICH CAN HELP PREVENT SEVERE INFECTIONS. IF YOU HAVE THIS. SO GET A FLU VACCINE IF YOU ARE A CANDIDATE AND TRY TO KEEP RSV AWAY FROM SMALL CHILDREN AS IT CAN CAUSE SOME SERIOUS TO DOCTORS. SO GREAT INFORMATION. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS UPDATE AS WE ENTER THE

KETV and an infectious disease doctor talk about COVID-19 “Scrabble” variants

Despite the return to somewhat normal life, COVID-19 persists. There are new variants that doctors want you to know about – “Scrabble” variants. KETV spoke with Dr. David Quimby, an infectious disease physician at CHI Health and Creighton University, about the information needed about these new variants. Hear what Dr. Quimby had to say about symptoms, reaction to vaccines and the “tripledemia” of RSV, COVID-19 and influenza.

Despite the return to somewhat normal life, COVID-19 persists.

There are new variants that doctors want you to know about – the “Scrabble” variants.

KETV spoke with Dr. David Quimby, an infectious disease physician at CHI Health and Creighton University, about the information needed about these new variants.

Hear what Dr. Quimby had to say about symptoms, reaction to vaccines and the “tripledemia” of RSV, COVID-19 and influenza.

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LR-131: Enable Physicians to Practice Appropriate and Compassionate Medicine https://jasonpowers.org/lr-131-enable-physicians-to-practice-appropriate-and-compassionate-medicine/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 07:04:07 +0000 https://jasonpowers.org/lr-131-enable-physicians-to-practice-appropriate-and-compassionate-medicine/ I am a physician in training at Western Montana Family Medicine Residency to become a rural family physician. I am also the mother of my laughing 6 month old son, Theodore. The journey to my baby was long and painful, starting with a five week miscarriage and then a 13 week “missed miscarriage”. On our […]]]>


I am a physician in training at Western Montana Family Medicine Residency to become a rural family physician. I am also the mother of my laughing 6 month old son, Theodore.

The journey to my baby was long and painful, starting with a five week miscarriage and then a 13 week “missed miscarriage”. On our second routine ultrasound, I was told, “I’m so sorry; there is no heartbeat.

We had survived the first trimester, but for some unknown reason our baby boy had passed away. When I decided I wanted the chance to hold it, rather than having it removed by surgery, my doctor prescribed me misoprostol, a drug known for use in abortions, to induce cervical dilation so that my body lets go. I am immensely grateful for the chance my husband and I had to hold our baby, name it, and bury it.

LR-131 terrifies me because it would take those moments away from parents only if their baby’s heart had, or hadn’t yet, stopped beating.

The ill-conceived objective of Bill LR-131 is to reduce post-viability abortions by punishing physicians who induce premature labor and fail to initiate all possible lifesaving measures. But these are rare: less than 1% of all abortions occur after 21 weeks, and many of these are surgical procedures.

Although this bill is intended to punish abortion, it will have broader effects for women and their babies who experience premature birth and severe fetal abnormalities. We’re already seeing it in Texas, where some pharmacies refuse to stock methotrexate, the drug used to treat ectopic pregnancies by stopping embryo growth, and providers are hesitant to prescribe the drugs misoprostol and mifepristone. which treat missed miscarriages and also trigger medical abortions.

Many patients who receive a terminal diagnosis for their baby are told to continue the pregnancy until the baby dies or is born and is placed on brief, isolating, and even painful life support. The continuation of one of these pregnancies can become medically fatal for the mother, in addition to the mental pain of carrying a doomed child.

Montana, like most of the United States, faces a shortage of primary care providers and will need an additional 200 PCPs by 2030. I intend to fill one of these slots as I’m training in Missoula to be a full-spectrum family physician: I’ll deliver babies, care for inpatients, cover the emergency room, and see patients in the clinic.

“Born Alive” LR-131, however, makes me worry that I can’t stay in Montana to provide the quality care my patients need. LR-131 would allow doctors to be charged with a felony, be fined up to $50,000 or twenty years in prison if they do not resuscitate any child born with a heartbeat.

I am not alone in this fear. Hospital recruiters struggle to fill OBGYN positions in abortion-banning states, even among physicians who do not perform abortions, due to the extensive crossover between abortions, miscarriages, extra-pregnancy and the care of patients who find themselves or their fetuses at risk of death or disability.

I chose drugs to induce labor to give birth to my dead son for the chance to hold him. I wanted to touch her little fingers and look at her face. The only photo I have of him is the most important photo in my world. Inside, he has a sweet smile on his lips and an arm behind his head; he looks relaxed and playful. He is as small as a peach and his skin is too transparent and I love him.

While doctors and parents already know that the best choice for a family is NOT to undergo intensive medical treatment, I can’t imagine taking away those precious minutes of life to inflict pain on a baby, alone. and separated from his parents. As a doctor, I refuse to participate in harming a family like that. As a wife and mother and the sole breadwinner of my family, I cannot risk jail time. I will leave Montana, if that’s what it takes to be allowed to provide quality, compassionate care to all of my patients.

Vote NO to LR-131 to keep Montana a state that protects voters’ right to privacy and bodily autonomy decisions. Vote NO to LR-131 to keep Montana in a state where doctors feel safe to practice appropriate and compassionate medicine. Vote NO to allow heartbroken parents to hold and love their non-viable babies.

— Dr. Emily Young is a physician-in-training at the Missoula Family Medicine Residency.

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