What Is the Legal Authority for Biden ’s Parole Programs?
David J. BierPresident Bidenannounced on January 5, 2023 that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would be creating new programs for Venezuelans, Haitians, Cubans, and Nicaraguans that would grant parole —a temporary discretionary status—to qualified applicants with U.S. sponsors for up to 2 years. Now several statesare suing to stop the programs, which will lead to more illegal immigration. Without getting into the states ’ various administrative law claims, my view is that there is little support for the states ' narrow view of the parole power in the legislative history or judicial precedent.[1]Parole is com...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 25, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: David J. Bier Source Type: blogs

True Believers
I recently mentioned that I read The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Now I ' ve been reading books about the formation of the Soviet Union, another about the collapse thereof, and Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder, which is about both Hitler and Stalin.What I had probably not sufficiently appreciated is that both of them, and their followers, really believed in National Socialism and Marxism-Leninism, respectively. These weren ' t just invented to brainwash the masses and keep the regimes in power, they were the real, subjectively coherent worldviews of the dictators and their lieutenants (though they appear incoherent from t...
Source: Stayin' Alive - January 17, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

The Role of RCM in Health Equity
The following is a guest article by Leigh Poland RHIA, CCS, VP of Coding Services at AGS Health. A strong business case exists for addressing the financial impacts of social determinants of health (SDoH) and new reimbursement models designed to emphasize health equity. Involving revenue cycle management (RCM) is necessary for any comprehensive SDoH/health equity strategy. This is because health disparities contribute more than $93 billion in unnecessary medical care costs and more than $42 billion annually in lost productivity. Additional economic losses are a result of premature deaths. Further, according to the W.K. ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - November 25, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Revenue Cycle Management AGS Health AHIMA Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS Health Equity ICD-10 ICD-10-CM Z Code Leigh Poland RCM SDOH Social Determin Source Type: blogs

Errant Missiles and Errant Hawks
Jordan CohenOn November 15, 2022, a  Russian ‐​made missile hit the Polish city of Przewodow and killed two civilians. Immediate reactions from think tankers and policymakers followed. There were arguments about whether this would lead toinvoking NATO ’s Article 5 – the Article that calls all NATO countries to provide collective defense if one member is attacked – and, if so, whether things like a No‐​Fly Zone and retaliatory strikes would be an effective response.In fact, the Latvian Minister of Defensetweeted that the “criminal Russian regime fired missiles… on NATO territory in Poland.” Moreover, U...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 16, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Jordan Cohen Source Type: blogs

Corsanum Review: Can This Be The Ultimate Heart Support?
Can supplements like Corsanum prove to be essential in sustaining your blood pressure? Well, there is more to it than you think. Check out our review. There are a significant number of supplements in the market that are known to assist in helping maintain the blood pressure in an individual. The said supplements are essentially rich in nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and organic compounds that are known to specifically check high blood pressure and bring it back in the ideal range of blood pressure. Sometimes, we let slide the fact that our lifestyle and dietary habits affect our blood pressure to a great exten...
Source: The EMT Spot - November 12, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Kutryk Tags: Blood Pressure Supplements Source Type: blogs

I went to Ukraine to help. Here ’ s what you can do.
I went to Poland and Ukraine in April and May of 2022, hoping to support the Ukrainian people in their defense of their country and democracy itself. Vladimir Putin had put the world in a vise. “Let me do what I want, or you will risk nuclear war,” was the implication. We’ve seen this before, Read more… I went to Ukraine to help. Here’s what you can do. originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 10, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Policy Emergency Medicine Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

An ancient and very important Irish creature
(No, not a leprechaun…hehe.) Wow. What a trip! Stefano and I, and our friends, actually got back at the end of August, but since then I’ve been busy with finishing the translation of an article and other stuff…no time to write a post. Here I am, though, finally! We spent three weeks traveling around Ireland, from Dublin to Kilkenny, then down to Cobh (near Cork), and then, after stopping at Mizen Head, Ireland’s most southwesterly point, up to Kenmare, Dingle, and Doolin. It would take me hours to write about all the beautiful things we saw and all the things we did…and about the Irish people...
Source: Margaret's Corner - September 14, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Margaret Tags: Blogroll tetrapod Valentia Island Source Type: blogs

Fifteen Years of Polish Agriculture in The European Union
Franciszek Kapusta (Wroclaw University of Economics and Business), Fifteen Years of Polish Agriculture in The European Union, 4 Problems Agricultural Econ. 5 (2021): The aim of the study was to characterize: a) financial aid paid to farmers under the Common... (Source: HealthLawProf Blog)
Source: HealthLawProf Blog - July 31, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: Katharine Van Tassel Source Type: blogs

How to Overcome Perfectionism: 6 Powerful Habits
“Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe “People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.” Edith Schaeffer One of the most common challenges that people email me about – and I myself have had quite a bit of trouble with – is perfectionism. It's an issue that can hold you back in life. Not only from achieving and finishing what you want. But sometimes from even getting started. While at the same time draining your s...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - July 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Personal Development Relaxation Success Source Type: blogs

The New Deal and Recovery, Part 19: War, and Peace
George SelginThanks to the Roosevelt Recession, in the spring of 1938 the New Deal ' s " Keynesians " finally found themselves in the saddle, displacing the planners, reformers, and trust-busters whose legislative efforts had already run out of steam some months before. The Keynesians ' rise was symbolized by the $3 billion spending program FDR announced during hisfireside chat that April.[1]But the crisis that gave Keynesians the upper hand also proved fatal to the Roosevelt administration ' s more ambitious plans, Keynesian or otherwise. Thanks to it, voters sent many Democrats, and New Deal democrats especially, packing...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 15, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: George Selgin Source Type: blogs

National narcissists are more willing to conspire against their fellow citizens
By Emma Young Narcissists feel that they are exceptional, and don’t get the recognition they deserve. But narcissistic beliefs can apply to a group, too. Feeling that your nation, religion, organisation, or political party is superior but under-appreciated is known as “collective narcissism“. And now a team led by Mikey Biddlestone at the University of Cambridge reports that collective narcissists are more willing to conspire against other members of their own group.  The team’s paper, in the British Journal of Psychology, reports studies on people from Poland, the UK, and the US. In the first s...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - June 27, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Political Social Source Type: blogs

American health care leaders are not blameless today
By MATTHEW HOLT It is a very sad day for America. Roughly 30% of our country is part of a quasi-religious cult. In general these people reject science and the enlightenment. This week the Jan 6th committee has shown they are prepared to use and support any tools or tactics–up to and including the overthrow of the government, in order to get what they want.  The overturning of Roe vs Wade is the most visible artifact of a 40-year campaign. The campaign was funded by business leaders like the Koch brothers who want to revoke all environmental, labor and rational restrictions on their activities. Using dark m...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: OP-ED Politics THCB Abortion roe Source Type: blogs

Season of birth is not related to risk of developing anxiety or depression
By Emily Reynolds A new study has cast doubt on historic research suggesting that the season or month of someone’s birth is associated with an increased risk of certain mental health conditions. The paper, published in Scientific Reports, looks at symptoms of anxiety and depression among more than 70,000 older adults in Europe. And it finds that there is no relationship between when they were born and the likelihood that they experience anxiety or depression. A number of past studies have found a link between season of birth and mental health diagnoses: research has linked bipolar disorder and schizophrenia...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - June 8, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Developmental Mental health Source Type: blogs

A letter to our member of parliament
Today, in desperation, we sent a letter to our MP. Usually such letters get a boiler plate response, dictated by Conservative Central Office. We aren’t hopeful about changing the mind of our MP. Before he was elected he ran a shockingly misogynist web site, now deleted. But it’s essential to do what one can to about democracy while we still have some. Dear Mike Penning I doubt whether this will be the only letter you’ll get along these lines.1. The Conservative party used to be the party of business. Brexit has destituted many small businesses and impoverished the UK. That’s not  jus...
Source: DC's goodscience - April 14, 2022 Category: Science Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: Uncategorized Boris Johnson democracy politics Priti Patel Putin Ukraine Source Type: blogs

For Ukrainian Refugees in Poland, Livelihood Needs Will Follow Humanitarian Ones
Host countries such as Poland that accept refugees in great need are to be lauded for their humanitarian response, and for the public good they provide to the global community. To increase the likelihood that these host countries find effective policy solutions, they should view the influx of refugees not merely as a challenge, but as a significant opportunity to be seized for aiding their post-COVID recovery. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - March 18, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Krishna B. Kumar Source Type: blogs