TBTAM Digest – A Weekly Newsletter from the Blog that Ate Manhattan
This article is a must read for all couples out there, so share it with someone you care about if you want to see their marriage succeed. And that’s it for this week’s newsletter. Feel free to subscribe and share. If you have great links to share, let me know. See you next week! Last updated 09/25/22 (Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan)
Source: The Blog That Ate Manhattan - September 25, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Margaret Polaneczky, MD Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

The Mystery of the Ownership of the Trinity School of Medicine
Trinity School of Medicine Vice President Boasts that It Is " Not the Same " As Most Offshore Medical SchoolsApost promoting the Trinity School of Medicine just appeared on the KevinMD blog. It was entitled " Addressing the ' ugly truth ' about Caribbean medical schools: Why they ’re not all the same. " Its purpose seemed to be to persuade the reader in particular that theTrinity School of Medicine, (located conveniently in St Vincent and the Grenadines, " high on a hillside in the Ratho Mill district of Kingstown, the capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, " conveniently near the Young Island Resort and " Living the...
Source: Health Care Renewal - September 20, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: accountablility boards of trustees medical schools offshore medical schools Source Type: blogs

I ’m retiring my first stethoscope
I retired my first stethoscope today. I bought my Littmann Cardiology III during my first term of medical school in 1999. It came with a penlight, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, manual blood pressure cuff, tuning forks and reflex hammer, all contained within a traditional black leather physician’s bag with my initials in gold. Receiving your medical student diagnostic kit is one of the rites of passage for all of us who enter this profession. I still own all of these items. Most are in that same black leather bag on a shelf in my office. But it was my stethoscope that I have used most often since then, well, until today. That...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/matthew-bowdish" rel="tag" > Matthew Bowdish, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Allergies & Immunology Cardiology Source Type: blogs

Guide to the Diversity Visa: Demographics, Criminality, and Terrorism Risk
ConclusionThe diversity visa is a relatively small green card category that has allowed in about a million legal immigrant principals since 1993, or about 5 percent of the total.   As far as we know, immigrants who entered on the diversity visa are responsible for committing one terrorist attack on U.S. soil that murdered eight people.  Foreign-born people from countries that have sent many diversity visa immigrants to the United States have lower incarceration rates than native-born Americans.  Calls to end the diversity visa based on a single deadly terrorist attack are premature. Table 1Diversity Visa Admissions by ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Travel Ban Is Based on Executive Whim, Not Objective Criteria
ConclusionFor countries on the list, and for any country wishing to remain off the list, it is vitally important that they understand which factors led to their inclusion or exclusion. If the United States is acting in good faith —seeking to change behavior as opposed to looking for an excuse to ban people—its criteria should be clearly explained and understood. The Iran nuclear deal, for example, hasvery precise requirements for Iran to avoid sanctions, down to the exact percentage of purity for its enriched uranium. This is very far from the case here.No consistent combination of factors or mitigating factors trigger...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

Montana Court Denies Hospital Permission to Conduct Brain Death Test
Based on a number of generally accepted diagnostic tests, clinicians at Saint Vincent's Healthcare have strongly suspected that their patient Allen Callaway is dead.  But his parents refused permission to conduct an apnea test to definitively dete... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - September 27, 2016 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care medical futility blog syndicated Source Type: blogs

The physician’s ultimate calling faces pressure
In the fall of 1980, in my final year of medical school, I sat in the main ward of Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Filling the vast space were twenty-four beds, in four rows, with twenty-four patients. The prow of the open nursing station thrust from one wall into the center. A high ceiling vanished above. Yellow light filtered through ancient rippled glass windows and distant fluorescent bulbs made skin colors strange. To sit at the station was to survey the sight, sound, and smell of human suffering. Cancer, heart failure, mysterious infection, stroke, and just plain old, displayed in a zoo of d...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Physician Primary care Source Type: blogs

Where Do K-1 Visa Holders Come From?
Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were killed last week in a gun battle with police after they committed a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.  Malik entered the U.S. on a K-1 visa, known as the fiancé visa, accompanied by Farook.  Their attack is the first perpetrated by somebody on the K-1 visa - igniting a debate over increasing visa security.    The government issued approximately 262,162 K-1 visas from 2005 to 2013 – 3177 or 1.21 percent of the total to Pakistani citizens.  Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) SECURE Act identifies 34 countries as particularly terror-prone.  There were 32,363 K-1 visa, 12.34 pe...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 7, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Fibromyalgia Allergy List Crashes EMR at Local Hospital
Arlington, VA -  Officials at Saint Vincent Hospital are searching for answers after a fibromyalgia patient with 57 allergies crashed their electronic medical record  less than two hours after going live. "We were not prepared for the destructive forces fibro[myalgia] had to our IT infrastructure," said CEO Lance Bestow.  "We spent eighty million dollars and hired fourteen consulting firms and it still found a way to ruin our day."Pharmacist Jim Detter was working data entry duty when the malicious fibromyalgia attack occurred.  "Everything was fine at first.  Then I hit a string of allergies to ca...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - August 26, 2014 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: Tamer Mahrous Source Type: blogs

Bruce Bethancourt, MD on building the medical group of tomorrow (transcript)
This is the transcript of my recent podcast interview with Dr. Bruce Bethancourt, chief medical officer of St. Vincent Medical Group. Dr. Bruce Bethancourt, MD, CMO of St. Vincent Medical Group David E. Williams: This is David Williams from the Health Business Group. I’m speaking today with Dr. Bruce Bethancourt. He is Chief Medical Officer of Saint Vincent Medical Group. Bruce, could you first describe Saint Vincent Medical Group and what your role is there? Dr. Bruce Bethancourt: Saint Vincent Medical Group is a relatively new group that came together three years ago. It’s really three groups. We have an amazing ...
Source: Health Business Blog - May 28, 2014 Category: Health Managers Authors: David Williams Tags: Uncategorized Bruce Bethancourt Saint Vincent Medical Group Source Type: blogs

Hospital Taglines, are they dead?
Last week I read an article in Adweek that touted the “death of the tagline“. It upset me. I reluctantly agree that many legacy brands whose taglines propelled them to greatness no longer use them. Apple has not used “Think different” for years. I also concede that most of today’s admired brands, such as Starbucks, Whole Foods, Lululemon, Nordstrom—don’t have them, but invest their messaging efforts towards essence statements, such as Starbucks “rewarding everyday moments’. I still believe in the power of taglines and their function. Taglines are not dead! World Class Taglines Here are...
Source: Nicola Ziady - February 7, 2014 Category: Medical Marketing and PR Authors: Nicola Ziady Tags: Healthcare Marketing Source Type: blogs

AHIMA board chair dies
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announced this morning that board President and Chair Kathleen A. Frawley died Friday at the age of 63. The cause of death was not disclosed. Here is the text of the AHIMA press release: AHIMA Mourns Passing of Kathleen A. Frawley, AHIMA Board President/Chair CHICAGO – July 1, 2013 – With profound sadness, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announces the passing of Board President/Chair Kathleen A. Frawley, JD, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA on Friday, June 28.  Frawley, 63, also was a professor and chair of the health information technolog...
Source: Neil Versel's Healthcare IT Blog - July 1, 2013 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Neil Versel Tags: obituaries AHIMA Kathleen A. Frawley Lynne Thomas Gordon Source Type: blogs

Non-Profit Hospital Executive Salaries Continue to Defy Gravity and Logic
The old saying is that nothing is certain except death and taxes.  In health care, the other near certainty seems to be that compensation for health care leaders is big and always getting bigger.  Over the past few weeks several reports about the compensation of top executives of US non-profit hospitals and hospital systems have appeared.  So it is time to do our latest round-up of incessantly buoyant hospital executive compensation, and argumentative hot air that seems to fuel it.  I will first summarize the latest cases in alphabetical order by state, and then examine some common justifications for th...
Source: Health Care Renewal - February 13, 2013 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: hospitals executive compensation academic medical centers logical fallacies Source Type: blogs

Bennett Report Card 2012: New Brunswick Hides Denial of Evidence Based Learning for Children with Autism and Severe Learning Disabilities Under Cloak of Radical Inclusion Philosophy
In Scares, Misadventures, and Reversals in Canadian K-12 Education Paul W. Bennett, Founding Director, Schoolhouse Consulting; Instructor, Mount Saint Vincent University; author, provides his 2012 report card on the state of education in Canada. There were some hopeful signs including the landmark decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Moore case in which the Court ruled that BC school board:  "had discriminated against a dyslexic child who was not given adequate help to attain literacy. “Adequate special education is not a dispensable luxury,” Judge Rosalie Abella ruled. “For those with severe learni...
Source: Facing Autism in New Brunswick - January 3, 2013 Category: Autism Authors: Autism Reality NB Source Type: blogs

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"Medicine is a noble profession. You render it shameful."...or "the tale of an unlucky appendix, at the hands of the daughters of charity, in the city of angels."Robert IssaiPresident and CEODaughters of Charity Health System26000 Altamont Rd.Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4317 Dear Mr. Issai: I recently suffered from appendicitis, and was admitted to the emergency room at Saint Vincent Medical (Source: to the teeth)
Source: to the teeth - February 15, 2007 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Anjali Taneja Source Type: blogs