Tag: american medicine

Ebola victim walks out of Emory Hospital

This is great. It is great for Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. It is also GREAT for Emory Hospital and American medicine. From Reuters: Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was “thrilled to be alive” as doctors declared him virus-free and safe for release. Dr. Kent Brantly’s release came two days after a second U.S. missionary, Nancy Writebol, was quietly allowed to leave Emory University Hospital, where both had been treated after contracting the deadly virus in July

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Physicians Need Protection, Too?

This is an interesting letter to Congress written by Doctor Dora Wang of the University of New Mexico. Open Letter: Dear Congress, As a physician and medical school professor, I breathe a sigh of relief, and thank you for giving us the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, and the new Patient’s Bill of Rights. Next, how about a Physician’s Bill of Rights? Physicians and hospitals need protection from health insurance companies too, so that we can stay open and provide medical care. We are currently spending about one-third of our resources fighting health insurance bureaucracy in service of our

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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