Obama Choreographed Hug with Ebola Victim

_78512629_78512628 President Obama is usually “not interested in photo ops,” but apparently he made an exception for Friday’s good news that Nina Pham, the first Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola, is now virus-free. Mr. Obama and Ms. Pham shared an embrace in the Oval Office, certainly a reassuring image for Ebola-panicked Americans. But according to still […] Continue Reading

Nurses' Union Head: Health Care Workers Can't Be Expected 'to Use Their Common Sense'

1935-Nurses-Union-Slams-Gov-Response-to-Ebola The co-president of National Nurses United, the nurses’ union that represents 185,000 nurses nationwide, said Friday that medical professionals shouldn’t be expected to use their common sense when it comes to Ebola exposure and potentially spreading it to others. “I think it’s unrealistic to expect that any health care professional that’s working under extremely stressful […] Continue Reading

Audit: DHS Pandemic Supplies Expired

140908170558-dhs-pandemic-equipment-story-top A new audit has found major gaps in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) preparations for viral pandemics like Ebola: many of the supplies purchased by the government are expired. Officials have spent millions to stockpile medical supplies since 2006 without knowing exactly what to buy or how they would be used, DHS Inspector General […] Continue Reading

USPS Getting Into The Business Of Delivering Groceries

AmazonFresh_early_delivery A taxpayer advocacy group claims that a new delivery service is just an attempt by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to avoid making “real reforms”. The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) initially gave approval on Thursday for the USPS to begin an experimental market trial of Customized Delivery, “a package delivery service offering that will provide customers […] Continue Reading

Duncan's Nurses: We Held His Hand When Nobody Else Would

1412456944000-1004-thomas-duncan The last people to hold Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan’s hands to comfort him as he was dying at Dallas’ Texas Presbyterian Hospital were his nurses, some of whom will appear on CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday to explain how they tried to save the Liberian while risking their own lives. The nurses, John Mulligan, Krista […] Continue Reading

The Woman Who Turned Obamacare Into Neighborhood Self-Help

Bzw7F8dCcAAiDb- Bridgette Richardson Hempstead knows almost nothing about football, but she recently found herself standing on the sidelines of the Seattle Seahawks’ CenturyLink Field, with microphone in hand and a large TV camera projecting her image on a Jumbotron to 70,000 excited fans as she belted the national anthem. She said some on the field were […] Continue Reading

Traditional Marriage Wins a Round in Court

one-man Good news turns up when and where it can. On Tuesday, a federal judge appointed by President Carter bucked the latest fashion among his colleagues, and upheld marriage as a contract between a man and a woman. Elsewhere in the country federal judges have leaped to impose homosexual marriage on the states by overturning laws, […] Continue Reading

WHO Expects Around 200,000 Ebola Vaccine Doses by Mid-2015

jj The World Health Organization (WHO) set out plans on Friday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015. The Geneva-based United Nations health agency confirmed that two leading vaccine candidates are already in human […] Continue Reading

HHS Chief Rallies Docs to Boost ObamaCare Enrollment

tjn1115obamacare Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell is calling on thousands of family physicians across the country to boost ObamaCare sign-ups, less than one month before open enrollment begins. “We’re going to need your help and your support just as much as we did last year, if not more,” Burwell said […] Continue Reading