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Soldiers and health workers celebrate hospital anniversary with ABS-CBN

Soldiers and health workers celebrate hospital anniversary with ABS-CBN.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: abscbn abscbnSep 15th, 2017

Health workers honored for heroically saving lives in Vegas mass shooting

LAS VEGAS -- As the influx of victims from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history flooded nearby emergency rooms, hospital workers heroically answered the call to serve, tirelessly providing around-the-clock treatment and care. Among the heroes was Jacqueline Rodriguez, a nursing aide at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, who immediately raced back to the hospital despite just finishing a 12-hour shift. Running from patient to patient, rushing hospital equipment to doctors and nurses who needed to administer them to patients, lifting patients onto gurneys and moving them to treatment areas were some of the work, Rodriguez did as she and her colleagues dealt with t...Keep on reading: Health workers honored for heroically saving lives in Vegas mass shooting.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Statements: Assert our right to living wage, increase hospital budget and end contractualization

The only way that our rights as health workers are recognized and that of the patients we serve is to unite and march with militancy!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsMay 14th, 2017

Cruz, Sanders face off on Obamacare – CNN News

Sen. Ted Cruz urged fellow Republicans Tuesday to quickly &'8220;honor the promises&'8221; the party made over the years to repeal Obamacare. &'8220;2010, 2014, 2016, I believe were a mandate from the voters. We're tired of the premiums going up. We're tired of deductibles going up,&'8221; Cruz said at a CNN town hall debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders over the future of Obamacare. &'8220;Should Congress move swiftly to repeal Obamacare? Absolutely.&'8221; Cruz and Sanders &'8212; two senators with diametrically opposed views of government's role in health care &'8212; faced off at the debate moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash and featuring questions from an audience consisting of both defenders and critics of the Affordable Care Act. Cruz's call on his party to &'8220;repeal every word of Obamacare&'8221; came as the GOP is grappling with how quickly to repeal the law. The party hasn't yet reached a consensus on an alternative to the law. President Donald Trump said Sunday that a replacement plan may not be rolled out until next year. The GOP's incredible, shrinking Obamacare repeal The town hall debate underscored the many challenges surrounding efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act &'8212; a sweeping health care law that covers some 20 million Americans. The evening began with each lawmaker laying out starkly different views of the controversial law. &'8220;If you are one of 20 million Americans who finally has received health insurance, forget about it &'8212; you're gone,&'8221; Sanders warned about repealing Obamacare. &'8220;That means when you get sick, you ain't gonna be able to go to the doctor. And when you end up in the hospital, you'll be paying those bills for the rest of your life, or maybe you'll go bankrupt.&'8221; Cruz, a Texas Republican who made his name in national politics by fiercely opposing the health care law, said former President Barack Obama made a series of promises that were broken. &'8220;If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,&'8221; Cruz said. &'8220;Millions discovered that was not true.&'8221; Several policy questions are at the center of the ongoing battle about reforming Obamacare, including the popular provision to protect people with pre-existing conditions and the controversial mandate that nearly all Americans get coverage. Republican lawmakers are also wrestling with how to live up to their promises to make Obamacare more affordable and to reform Medicaid. The CNN debate highlighted how Republicans and Democrats fundamentally disagree on many of these issues. One woman in the audience, Neosho Ponder, spoke about her fight against breast cancer and said she was undergoing radiation treatment. Ponder expressed fear that without Obamacare, she wouldn't be able to afford health insurance. Cruz insisted that Republican lawmakers support prohibiting insurance companies from canceling coverage for someone just because they are sick. All GOP proposals that have been introduced to replace Obamacare with, Cruz said, &'8220;prohibit companies from jacking up the insurance rates because they got sick or injured.&'8221; Ted, I cannot believe what you just said. It's a direct contradiction of everything you ran for President on,&'8221; he said. &'8220;What Ted has said is he wants to get rid of all federal mandates. Did you say that a hundred times?&'8221; &'8220;I didn't say it once,&'8221; Cruz said. &'8220;Virtually all of the Republican legislation that has been filed — that the Democrats have opposed — maintains a continuity of coverage.&'8221; The issue of pre-existing conditions came up again when Maria Shahid Rowe, a woman who is five-months pregnant, said she was worried she wouldn't be able to get health coverage without Obamacare. Cruz responded that Democrats are mandating that people get &'8220;every coverage on earth &'8212; and it sounds really good.&'8221; However, &'8220;you should get the policies that meet your needs,&'8221; he said. Sanders shot back that before Obamacare, Shahid Rowe's pregnancy would have been treated as a pre-existing condition. &'8220;What Ted is really telling you is they will not guarantee coverage for you.&'8221; Another woman in the audience, Melissa Borkowski, told Sanders she simply can't afford the health services she needs. Burkowski recently had an abnormal Pap smear, but said she couldn't get additional tests because she hasn't met her out-of-pocket deductible. Her fear: that she may now have undiagnosed cancer. Sanders, who repeatedly stressed that Obamacare was far from perfect, said it is &'8220;totally absurd&'8221; that Borkowski has such an &'8220;outrageous deductible.&'8221; &'8220;If you were in Canada, you know what? You would get the health care that you need,&'8221; he said. &'8220;The idea that we have policies like that, like the one you describe, is clearly an outrage.&'8221; Cruz lamented that coverage choices have gone down &'8220;dramatically&'8221; since Obamacare became law. The senator, whose Canadian birthplace became a political controversy during his 2016 presidential run, also added: &'8220;Bernie mentions Canada quite a bit. I know quite a bit about Canadian health care. I was born there. You know Bernie, that may be the best argument against your position. Look what it produced.&'8221; Sanders joked as he gestured at Cruz: &'8220;Look what the result is.&'8221; Another key pillar of Obamacare that came up was the so-called &'8220;employer mandate&'8221; &'8212; the law's requirement that small businesses employing 50 or more workers to provide healthcare for its employees. LaRonda Hunter, who owns five hair salons in Texas, said she can't afford to provide coverage to her employees because of low profit margins and that the Obamacare rule is preventing her from growing her business. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2017

Health workers, hospitals targeted in Syria war

BEIRUT: Numerous doctors and nurses and medical facilities have been hit or targeted by missiles or air strikes since the start of the conflict in Syria in March 2011. The latest case came when an air strike and artillery fire hit the two largest hospital.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 29th, 2016

Sitting for long? You are inviting death

Thosewho spend 10 or more years doing sedentary work, have twice the risk of getting colon cancer. This was highlighted by Professor Dr David Koh yesterday, during the 3rd National Scientific Symposium, held at the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).   In his talk titled, 'Is Sitting the New Smoking?' Professor Dr Koh said that long periods of sitting can lead to serious health consequences.   "On average, office workers sit for 76 per cent of the day," he said. "Evidence suggests that prolonged sitting increases the risks for cancer, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and ...Keep on reading: Sitting for long? You are inviting death.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 40 min. ago

Robredo rallies LP: Continue legacy of fighting for democracy

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo rallied members of the Liberal Party to continue to become beacons of hope, as the country goes through another "dark period." This was the central message of the LP chairperson as the former dominant party gathered to celebrate its 72nd anniversary ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

5 More Deaths Linked to Dengvaxia for Referral to UP-PGH

The Department of Health (DOH) will refer five new cases of deaths linked to the use of the dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, to the panel of experts from the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH). “At least five cases are for referral (to the panel) for review,” DOH Undersecretary Enrique Domingo said in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

Taiwan businessman in NKorea oil probe attempts suicide

TAIPEI: A Taiwanese businessman who has been investigated and sanctioned by authorities on suspicion of selling oil to North Korea attempted suicide on Friday, prosecutors said. Chen Shih-hsien was rushed to hospital in southern Kaohsiung city where he lives and was later discharged. “We are aware of Chen’s attempted suicide. We will consider his health [...] The post Taiwan businessman in NKorea oil probe attempts suicide appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

‘Don’t delay internment, issue death certificate’

HOSPITALS in Iloilo City were asked to issue death certificates even if the surviving kin of the deceased have yet to pay their bills. Councilor R Leone Gerochi said he received complaints that some hospitals refused to issue death certificates unless the kin settles or pay the hospital bills. But the Department of Health (DOH) […] The post ‘Don’t delay internment, issue death certificate’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Dumangas hospital expected to improve service under new chief

THE Ramon D. Duremdes District Hospital in Dumangas, Iloilo is expected to improve its services following the installation of its new chief, Dr. Gerard Joel Abonado. Provincial Administrator and chief of Hospital Management Office Raul Banias said Abonado has a rich experience in the medical field. He finished his Masters in Business Administration for Health […] The post Dumangas hospital expected to improve service under new chief appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Health office probes alleged food poisoning

THE Iloilo Provincial Health Office is collating data from Dumangas District Hospital relative to a case of alleged food poisoning which hit 42 students from San Dionisio, Iloilo. Ziforah Leevaneigh Sotomil, surveillance coordinator of the Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (PESU), said they already requested the hospital to provide them with the name list of patients […] The post Health office probes alleged food poisoning appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Asean, Korea team up for flute festival, the first of its kind

For a gruelling but joy-filled two weeks, flutists and other traditional musicians from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Republic of Korea (ROK) converged in the Philippines and Korea to interact with the music-loving public, especially students, collaborate and mount concerts, and celebrate the unity amid diversity of cultures and nations. The Asean-Korea Flute Festival, which ran Nov. 26-Dec. 2 in the Philippines, and Dec. 2-9 in South Korea, was held amid the euphoria of Manila hosting the 50th anniversary summit of the Asean. Musicians from Korea and the 10 Asean countries (aside from the Philippines, these are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesi...Keep on reading: Asean, Korea team up for flute festival, the first of its kind.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Duque says EO 28 helped us celebrate a safer New Year

  With the decrease in the number of firecracker-related injuries, the Department of Health said on Tuesday that the implementation of Executive Order (EO) 28 made a positive impact on how people celebrated the New Year. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III mentioned that EO 28 has brought positive effect when it comes to issues of air pollution, garbage collection and people getting injured and being rushed to the emergency rooms. The EO 28, which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2017, provided a regulation and control over the use of firecrackers in the country, and aims to have a low number of firecracker-related injuries. READ: Duterte orders regulated, co...Keep on reading: Duque says EO 28 helped us celebrate a safer New Year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

It’s 69, not 96! Hospital encodes wrong age of ‘oldest’ firecracker victim

Health Sec. Francisco Duque III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / LYN RILLON Contrary to earlier reports,the Department of Health (DOH) clarified that the age of the oldest victim of firecracker-related explosion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

UST Varsitarian to hold 90th anniversary alumni homecoming Jan. 20

  To celebrate its 90th anniversary (1928-2018), the Varsitarian, the influential student publication of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), will be holding "Valik Varsi," the grand alumni homecoming, on Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m., at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes O.P. Alumni Center Building (former UST Gym), Espaa, Manila. Prominent V alumni expected to attend are National Artists for Literature F. Sionil Jose, Bienvenido Lumbera, and Cirilo Bautista; visual artists Danny Dalena and Remy Boquiren; former New York Times correspondent Alice Collet-Villadolid; ABS-CBN corporate-communications former head Bong Osorio and current head Kane Choa; PLDT senior VP and treasurer Jun Flo...Keep on reading: UST Varsitarian to hold 90th anniversary alumni homecoming Jan. 20.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Sacred space is a home where the heart and soul are nurtured

This weekend we celebrate back-to-back occasions---the Feast of the Holy Family today, Dec. 31, and the Feast of Mary, Mother of God, on New Year's Day. My initial thoughts centered on threats to the family, the absence of many mothers who leave the country to seek work abroad as overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Without setting aside these threats that are real and which must be addressed, let us reflect on the gifts that the feasts remind us of. Begin with the end in mind: The goal of a family is to provide an environment where its members can discover and discern their mission (their "deep gladness" that meets "a hunger of the world"). Our work with public schools has twin go...Keep on reading: Sacred space is a home where the heart and soul are nurtured.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Stuff of heroes: Sword, pen, moral compass

  The nation commemorates today the 121st anniversary of the death of Dr. Jose Rizal. To remember Rizal is to ask the question: What is a hero? Not too long ago, beginning May 23, 2017, Filipino soldiers fought in Marawi to prevent Islamic State militants including the Maute and Abu Sayyaf jihadists from carving a slice of Philippine soil to establish their caliphate in Mindanao. Five months later, before the start of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit last November, Philippine government forces prevailed and were declared heroes. "Marawi destruction incites kids to fight terror," ran a news item across the entire page of the Inquirer on July 13, ...Keep on reading: Stuff of heroes: Sword, pen, moral compass.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

Cold Canada cancels some New Year’s events

Canadians pride themselves on living with cold weather -- but sub-zero temperatures proved too much even for them Friday, with concerts canceled and ski hills closed for safety reasons during an extreme year-end cold snap. Temperatures almost reached -50 C in two central Canadian cities, Regina and Winnipeg. In the capital Ottawa, meanwhile, authorities announced the cancelation of some shows marking the end of Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations held this year. The events scheduled for Saturday and New Year's Eve on Sunday have been modified due to the Environment Canada weather service's "extreme cold warning and due to public health and safety concerns," the Ministry ...Keep on reading: Cold Canada cancels some New Year’s events.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

Mandaluyong police chief, 10 others relieved of post after shooting that left 2 civilians dead

The newly designated police chief of Mandaluyong City was administratively relieved of his post pending investigation of the Thursday night mistaken shooting by cops of an AUV bearing six construction workers rushing a wounded woman to hospital, the NCRPO director, Gen. Oscar Albayalde said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Romualdez: hike pay of health workers

LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Kittilstvedt Romualdez yesterday renewed her call for Congress to pass a law that would grant salary increases to all public health workers to give due recognition to their vital role in the national health care delivery system. Romualdez, a registered nurse, recalled that public health workers….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017