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Comments made by Tea Party Type on Gabby Gifford Testimony
(And We All Thought These People Were Mean.)
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"... what I'm asking for is (that) you consider a stronger assault weapons ban, elimination of the sale of semi-automatic weapons, restrictions on the size of magazine clips, number of rounds, extend background checks and also please let us do some gun research that's real... Allow me as a medical doctor, when I see a patient or when my colleagues see a patient, when I educate them on the effects of alcohol or tobacco, safe sex, motor vehicle accidents, can I please talk to them about the risks of gun violence? Please?" Dr. William Begg
An emotional Begg also told the families of those who were killed in the massacre, "On behalf of the ER, we tried our best. We tried our best."
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Just discovered today that actress Jamie Lee Kirchner, who previously starred in NBC's "Mercy," is now one of the stars of "The Mob Doctor" on Fox. She's also featured prominently in the latest issue of Esquire magazine. So what better time to remind you of her fabulous audio interview with Mr. Media? Enjoy! http://www.mrmedia.com/2010/02/mercys-jamie-lee-kirchner-takes-mr-media-for-a-hospital-tour-stat/#.ULKxdIXhtiMJust discovered today that actress Jamie Lee Kirchner, who previously starred in... more
I know he's an actor, not a real mob boss, but I went into this 2010 audio interview with David Proval -- who played Richie Aprile on HBO's The Sopranos -- a bit intimidated. I won't say he's a sweetheart, but it was a fine conversation, as you can hear for yourself. http://www.mrmedia.com/2010/06/the-sopranos-most-frightening-boss-richie-aprile-played-by-david-proval-scares-mr-media-straight/I know he's an actor, not a real mob boss, but I went into this 2010 audio... more
Here's an actress who doesn't get a lot of attention today, but in the1970s, she was everywhere: Easy Rider and Five Easy Pieces with Jack Nicholson, The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford, Robert Altman's Nashville and Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot. You know I'm talking about Karen Black--and she talked to Mr. Media back in 2010. http://www.mrmedia.com/2010/06/actress-karen-black-credits-career-to-henry-jaglom-remembers-hitchcock-altman-redford-and-nicholson/Here's an actress who doesn't get a lot of attention today, but in the1970s,... more
This was the first of two interviews I did with film and stage actress Tanna Frederick, whose career was launched by starring in a series of Henry Jaglom written and directed vehicles. She's a total charmer! (The second interview features Tanna and Jaglom.) http://www.mrmedia.com/2010/05/director-henry-jagloms-it-girl-tanna-frederick-acts-out-an-emotional-roller-coaster/This was the first of two interviews I did with film and stage actress Tanna... more
Her father, Ryan Jeffers, said he continued to ask staff to attend to his daughter, but was put off hour after hour before finally "ambushing" a nurse.Her father, Ryan Jeffers, said he continued to ask staff to attend to his daughter,... more
PORTLAND, Ore. — The death of a Cuban immigrant just feet from an emergency room has left his family in grief, upset police and drawn a request for an investigation from a congressman, all asking why an officer was told to call the emergency services number for a heart attack victim just outside the hospital door.
Birgilio Marin-Fuentes had driven to Portland Adventist Medical Center shortly after midnight Thursday, unable to sleep or stop coughing, then crashed his car into a pillar and wall inside the first level of the hospital parking garage under an "emergency parking only" sign about 125 feet from the emergency room entrance.
By the time somebody noticed the 61-year-old Cuban immigrant in his car and told a police officer in the emergency room, about 20 minutes had gone by.
Officers Angela Luty and Robert Quick found Marin-Fuentes unconscious and unresponsive and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. A third officer, Andrew Hearst, went to the ER intake desk and told them what was happening.
He was told to call emergency services.
"The officers recognized this man needed medical attention immediately, and two officers began CPR immediately, and a third officer went to ask for assistance, and they were told they had to wait until an ambulance arrived," said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Portland Police Bureau spokesman.
Judy Leach, a hospital spokeswoman, said emergency room staff was told it was a car crash and they were following the proper protocol by instructing police to summon an ambulance crew.
"With an automobile accident you don't know if the patient needs to be extricated or transported," Leach said Friday. "There are protocols in place to ensure the right thing is done for the right patient at the right time."
She said hospital security officers equipped with a mobile defibrillator were dispatched, and a paramedic went outside to check on the situation.
But Simpson said officers did not receive any medical assistance and were left to fend for themselves until the ambulance arrived and the crew wheeled Marin-Fuentes the short distance to the emergency room aboard a gurney.
"It's a traumatic experience to give CPR and have a person not survive, especially to be that close to a hospital with trained medical personnel right there who could have assisted," Simpson said.
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer said Friday he has asked the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to conduct an independent investigation to make sure the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act approved in 1986 was followed.
The act requires all Medicare participating hospitals with emergency departments to treat any critically ill patients on their premises, including parking lots, Blumenauer said.
Blumenauer said he was "deeply concerned" about the way the incident was handled and has been in contact with both national and state hospital associations "to make sure everybody gets their signals straight."
Mark McDougal, a Portland attorney representing the family of Marin-Fuentes, said the family was pleased that Blumenauer has asked for a federal investigation.
"It is particularly disturbing that the hospital has given an account which is directly contradicted by the officers at the scene," McDougal said.
Efforts by The Associated Press to reach the victim's wife, Claudia Luis Garcia, on Friday were unsuccessful.
But she told The Oregonian she believes if she had insisted on driving with her husband to the hospital, he might still be alive.
"They left him to die," Luis Garcia said.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41539841/PORTLAND, Ore. — The death of a Cuban immigrant just feet from an emergency room... more
New Year is not just about celebrations and endless partying, but also lethal mix of youth and alcohol, with an uptick in emergency room (ER) visits by underage boozy patients, claims a new study.New Year is not just about celebrations and endless partying, but also lethal mix of... more
George Clooney might be known for smoldering, distinguished roles in movies like "The American" now, but it took him a while to become a leading man. Ellen Fox gives us the ultimate breakdown of George Clooney's rise to fame in Three Minutes or Less.
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For more from the Rotten Tomatoes Show: http://rottentomatoesshow.comGeorge Clooney might be known for smoldering, distinguished roles in movies like... more
It’s a job that takes serious passion, know-how and courage. The term EMT encompasses everyone from doctors in the ER to ambulance drivers equipped to handle life threatening situations. EMT blogs give us an in-depth look at what it’s like to be on the frontlines of an emergency and the people who do their best to get us out alive.It’s a job that takes serious passion, know-how and courage. The term EMT... more
Noah Wyle has separated from his wife of 11 years. Wyle seperated from wife Tracy Wyle in late October 2009, and entered into a mediation process.Noah Wyle has separated from his wife of 11 years. Wyle seperated from wife Tracy Wyle... more
Dreamy John Stamos (Full House) has finally gotten his star! It’s been a long time coming!
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Uninsured patients with traumatic injuries, such as car crashes, falls and gunshot wounds, were almost twice as likely to die in the hospital as similarly injured patients with health insurance, according to a troubling new study.
The findings by Harvard University researchers surprised doctors and health experts who have believed emergency room care was equitable.
"This is another drop in a sea of evidence that the uninsured fare much worse in their health in the United States," said senior author Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard surgeon and medical journalist.
The study, appearing in the November issue of Archives of Surgery, comes as Congress is debating the expansion of health insurance coverage to millions more Americans. It could add fodder to that debate.
The researchers couldn't pin down the reasons behind the differences they found. The uninsured might experience more delays being transferred from hospital to hospital. Or they might get different care. Or they could have more trouble communicating with doctors.
The hospitals that treat them also could have fewer resources.
"Those hospitals tend to be financially strapped, not have the same level of staffing, not have the same level of surgeons and testing and equipment," Gawande said. "That also is likely a major contributor."
Gawande favors health care reform and has frequently written about the inequities of the current system.
The researchers took into account the severity of the injuries and the patients' race, gender and age. After those adjustments, they still found the uninsured were 80 percent more likely to die than those with insurance — even low-income patients insured by the government's Medicaid program.
"I'm really surprised," said Dr. Eric Lavonas of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a doctor at Denver Health Medical Center. "It's well known that people without health insurance don't get the same quality of health care in this country, but I would have thought that this group of patients would be the least vulnerable."
Private hospitals more likely to transfer uninsured
Some private hospitals are more likely to transfer an uninsured patient than an insured patient, said Lavonas, who wasn't involved in the new research.
"Sometimes we get patients transferred and we suspect they're being transferred because of payment issues," he said. "The transferring physician says, 'We're not able to handle this."'
Federal law requires hospital ERs to treat all patients who are medically unstable. But hospitals can transfer patients, or send them away, once they're stabilized. A transfer could worsen a patient's condition by delaying treatment.
The researchers analyzed data on nearly 690,000 U.S. patients from 2002 through 2006. Burn patients were not included, nor were people who were treated and released, or dead on arrival.
In the study, the overall death rate was 4.7 percent, so most emergency room patients survived their injuries. The commercially insured patients had a death rate of 3.3 percent. The uninsured patients' death rate was 5.7 percent. Those rates were before the adjustments for other risk factors.
The findings are based on an analysis of data from the National Trauma Data Bank, which includes more than 900 U.S. hospitals.
"We have to take the findings very seriously," said lead author Dr. Heather Rosen, a surgery resident at Los Angeles County Hospital, who found similar results when she analyzed children's trauma data for an earlier study. "This affects every person, of every age, of every race."
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A new show takes you to the one part of the hospital you've never been to before - 'U.L. - Urinalysis Lab.' A doctor show parody from infoMania.
infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.A new show takes you to the one part of the hospital you've never been to before... more
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"In their final bows, "ER," "The Shield" and "Battlestar Galactica" did not receive a fond farewell from Emmy voters.
Despite critical accolades, high-profile guest stars and expanded finales loaded with resolutions, none of the dramas nabbed a major nomination Thursday.
"ER," which holds the record for most Emmy nominations (124), earned only two nominations -- for directing (Rod Holcomb) and guest actor ( Ernest Borgnine). The drama, formerly a regular presence in marquee categories, was passed over despite highly touted returns by members of its original cast, including George Clooney, and industry tributes saluting "ER" as a landmark drama.
Ben Silverman, NBC's co-chairman of entertainment, downplayed the snub, emphasizing the 22 nominations earned by its comedy " 30 Rock." "We're focused on the positive today," Silverman said. "It's great that 'ER' is the most nominated show in TV history and that '30 Rock' is up on its heels. It's all good at NBC today."
FX's "The Shield," widely praised as a series that drove the TV police genre into new territory, was totally shut out. The drama had been lauded by critics last season, particularly for its finale revolving around the downfall of its antihero, Det. Vic Mackey ( Michael Chiklis).
Executives at the cable network had hoped that the series would receive some recognition, particularly for Chiklis, supporting actress CCH Pounder and supporting actor Walton Goggins. Since its premiere in 2002, "The Shield" has won only one Emmy, awarded to Chiklis for lead actor after its first season.
"The Shield" now shares the same legacy as HBO's "The Wire," another gritty drama also regarded by critics as one of the best series in recent TV history that was ignored by the TV academy.
"Battlestar Galactica," another cable series that earned plaudits in its last season, lost out in its final bid for a major nomination, earning five nods, for directing (Michael Rymer), single-camera picture editing, sound editing, sound mixing and special visual effects.
"The Tonight Show" and host Jay Leno continued their losing streak, missing out in the outstanding variety, music or comedy series category in Leno's final year. Other late-night series "The Colbert Report," "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," "Late Show With David Letterman," "Real Time With Bill Maher" and "Saturday Night Live" filled out the category.
TV academy voters did show some love to one series in its final season. ABC's "Boston Legal" scored four nominations, including two for supporting actor in a comedy series, for William Shatner and Christian Clemenson. It was the fifth consecutive series nomination for Shatner, who won the Emmy in 2005.""In their final bows, "ER," "The Shield" and "Battlestar... more
NBC hospital drama "ER" ended its 15-year run by drawing 16.4 million viewers for its final episode, the highest viewership for a drama finale since 1996, the U.S. network said on Friday.
The two-hour show on Thursday night brought back "ER" alumni Noah Wyle and Eriq La Salle, as the staff at County General Hospital in Chicago treated a dying woman in labor, an AIDS patient and a comatose teenager with alcohol poisoning.NBC hospital drama "ER" ended its 15-year run by drawing 16.4 million... more