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US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-or-death dilemma

A Florida hospital faced an unsettling ethical quandary when paramedics brought in an unconscious patient with “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed across his chest — leaving doctors grappling with whether the message accurately conveyed his end-of-life wishes. #BeFullyInformed US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-or-death dilemma Source link: US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-or-death dilemma.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerDec 2nd, 2017

US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-and-death dilemma

WASHINGTON -- A Florida hospital faced an unsettling ethical quandary when paramedics brought in an unconscious patient with "Do Not Resuscitate" tattooed across his chest -- leaving doctors grappling with whether the message accurately conveyed his end-of-life wishes. The 70-year-old man was admitted to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami with respiratory problems, a high blood alcohol concentration and no identification documents, according to the doctors' story published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine. "This patient's tattooed DNR request produced more confusion than clarity," doctors said, saying they "initially decided not to honor the tattoo, invoking the ...Keep on reading: US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-and-death dilemma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

US man’s tattoo causes life-or-death dilemma

WASHINGTON – A Florida hospital faced an unsettling ethical quandary when paramedics brought in an unconscious patient with “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed acr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Tiger Woods digs for the week is more than a dinghy

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods brought his yacht, Privacy, to a U.S. Open in New York and missed the cut for the first time in a major. That was 12 years ago when the Open was at Winged Foot. He can only hope for a different outcome at Shinnecock Hills. "Staying on the dinghy helps," Woods said with a grin. The 155-foot yacht is said to include a Jacuzzi, gym and movie theater. It doesn't sound as though Woods has spent much time ashore except for being at Shinnecock Hills for his first U.S. Open in three years. "Sag Harbor is a cute little town," he said. "I've only been there for a few days now. I haven't really got a chance to walk about a little bit, but certainly will this week. So far, it's been nice to kind of get away from the tournament scene and go there to my dinghy, and just really enjoy it." Woods at least has been able to avoid the traffic that has led to commutes of close to two hours from the official hotel depending on the time of morning. Most players have rented homes in the Southampton area. Woods said he stayed with Shinnecock Hills members when he played as an amateur in the 1995 U.S. Open, and near the course in 2004. The Hamptons has no shortage of yachts, and someone suggested to Woods that it must feel odd not to have the biggest ship in New York. "I'm not opposed to that," Woods said. ___ PLAYOFF FEVER Jordan Spieth now knows that when he's tied for the lead after 72 holes on Sunday, his work is not done. The USGA has changed its playoff format for all its open championships. If the U.S. Open goes to a playoff, it will be a two-hole aggregate playoff (followed by sudden death if still tied), instead of an 18-hole playoff. Spieth was asked about the two-hole playoff. "It's the first I've heard of that being an option," he said. "It's still 18 holes, right?" Wrong. "I guess the strategy changes a little from an entire round, but I honestly had no idea that it even changed," he said. "I was even looking at a weather forecast for Monday, thinking, 'What's it look like if you happen to work your way into a playoff?' So shows you what I know." He wasn't alone. Justin Thomas was asked about the new format and conceded that he wasn't aware it changed to a two-hole aggregate until he was at lunch. It wasn't clear if he read a memo from the USGA or the transcript of Spieth's news conference about four hours earlier. ___ BACK TO NO. 2 If you blinked, you might have missed Justin Thomas' reign atop golf's world ranking. The PGA champion took the top spot in May. It's gone, with Dustin Johnson's win at Memphis last weekend catapulting him to No. 1, with Thomas just behind. Of course, a win at Shinnecock Hills in the U.S. Open this week would push Thomas back to the top. "It didn't affect me, or it wasn't that hard on me because I couldn't do anything about it," Thomas said. "I wasn't playing. I played one tournament and had a good tournament, finished eighth. And D.J. won, so it's not like he didn't play well and didn't earn it or anything. He won a golf tournament and a great tournament. So there's nothing I can be upset about for that." Thomas could even laugh a bit about the ranking. "I saw something that was just hysterical on social media," he explained, "how a lot of the times, you know, when teams or players or whatever it is go on long runs, like the last time this happened. I mean, a little biased but often a scenario is last time Tennessee beat Alabama in football, you know, like iPhones weren't alive yet and stuff like that." So what was Thomas' "last time" moment? "I saw something so funny yesterday," he said. "It was like the last time that I wasn't ranked No. 1 in the world, and it was like (Alex) Ovechkin didn't have a Stanley Cup and Rickie (Fowler) wasn't engaged. That was it. I thought it was pretty funny, whoever came up with that." ___ SPIETH AND HIS PUTTER For all the attention on the short putts Jordan Spieth has missed this year, he still is regarded as one of the best putters in golf. That's the club that effectively won the British Open for him last summer. Spieth faced a tough question Tuesday, however, when asked if there was someone he regarded as better. He paused. "A lot of great putters out here," he said, buying time. "That's why they're out here," he said, buying even more time. He finally took the safe way out by saying that no single players come to mind, though he made it clear his confidence isn't shaken on the greens. "I'd still like to bet on myself, if I can," he said. Spieth said he prefers to think about who makes putts in big moments, and whether the ball is holed with the right speed and right break. He has made plenty of those, not only at Royal Birkdale last summer but at Chambers Bay on the par-3 16th and even at the Tour Championship in 2015 when he won the FedEx Cup. And he hasn't forgotten Tiger Woods. "Nobody's done that better in the last 20 years than Tiger as far as clutch putting goes," he said. ___ TRAILER LIVING Jason Day has learned that life in a motor home can be rewarding on the PGA Tour. He also has learned it can be messy when Bubba Watson is around. Day is staying in what he calls "the bus" in a parking area close to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open. The Australian uses the RV for about 15 tournaments a season, and several other tour golfers have joined him. One is Watson. "Bubba just got one this year, and I'm very kind of more private, and he's, yeah, he's a little bit more outgoing," Day recalled, a wide smile on his face. "And I think we're at Augusta, and he walks under my bus, and he's like, 'Hey, man, what are you doing?' "I'm just sitting in the bus watching TV. He's like OK. And he's standing there. And I'm like, do you want to come inside? And he's eating a burrito, and he decides to come in and talk to me for about 30 minutes. He gets his burrito all over the ground and then just leaves. "Actually, it's nice to have people like that around, you know, to mess your bus up when you need them to." ___ AP Sports Writer Barry Wilner contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

em>By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press /em> BOSTON (AP) — Tests conducted on the brain of former football star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and his attorney said Thursday that the player’s daughter is suing the NFL and the New England Patriots for leading Hernandez to believe the sport was safe. In a news conference at his offices, Hernandez’s attorney Jose Baez said the testing showed one of the most severe cases ever diagnosed. “We’re told it was the most severe case they had ever seen for someone of Aaron’s age,” Baez said. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, concluded that the New England Patriots tight end had stage 3 of 4 of the disease, and also had early brain atrophy and large perforations in a central membrane. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Boston on Thursday claims that the team and league deprived Avielle Hernandez of the companionship of her father. It is separate from a $1 billion settlement in which the league agreed to pay families of players who suffered brain damage because of repeated head trauma while playing football. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy declined comment, saying the league had not seen the lawsuit. Baez said Hernandez had been playing football because the NFL led him to believe it was safe. “Those representations turned out to be false,” Baez said. CTE can be caused by repeated head trauma and leads to symptoms like violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive difficulties. Hernandez killed himself in April in the jail cell where he was serving a life-without-parole sentence for a 2013 murder. His death came just hours before the Patriots visited the White House to celebrate their latest Super Bowl victory. CTE can only be diagnosed in an autopsy. A recent study found evidence of the disease in 110 of 111 former NFL players whose brains were examined. CTE has been linked with repeated concussions and involves brain damage particularly in the frontal region that controls many functions including judgment, emotion, impulse control, social behavior and memory. “When hindsight is 20-20, you look back and there are things you might have noticed but you didn’t know,” Baez said. A week before his suicide, Hernandez was acquitted in the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston. Prosecutors had argued that Hernandez gunned the two men down after one accidentally spilled a drink on him in a nightclub, and then got a tattoo of a handgun and the words “God Forgives” to commemorate the crime. Baez said he deeply regretted not raising the issue of Hernandez having CTE during his murder trials. He said they did not blame CTE for the murders because Hernandez’s defense was actual innocence. A star for the University of Florida when it won the 2008 title, Hernandez dropped to the fourth round of the NFL draft because of trouble in college that included a failed drug test and a bar fight. His name had also come up in an investigation into a shooting. In three seasons with the Patriots, Hernandez joined Rob Gronkowski to form one of the most potent tight end duos in NFL history. In 2011, his second season, Hernandez caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns to help the team reach the Super Bowl, and he was rewarded with a $40 million contract. But the Patriots released him in 2013, shortly after he was arrested in the killing of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. Hernandez was convicted and sentenced to life in prison; the conviction was voided because he died before his appeals were exhausted, though that decision is itself being appealed. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 21st, 2017

Diaries from the field: How my village copes with the loss of a loved one

Losing a loved one is always painful, and my village recognizes this pain. A death in the village takes the whole community to celebrate the life and mourn the departure of one villager. People can skip happy gatherings like weddings but not gatherings for difficult times......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated News6 hr. 18 min. ago

Zubiri: ‘Amended Anti-Hazing Law dedicated to Atio Castillo’

THE amended Anti-Hazing Law is dedicated to Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd, the freshman law student who wanted to make a difference but whose life was cut short with his death in the hands of his so-called “brothers” in the fraternity, a senator said on Thursday. “Ito’y isang batas na I’m dedicating to Atio Castillo,” said [...] The post Zubiri: ‘Amended Anti-Hazing Law dedicated to Atio Castillo’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

The dead do not always die

YOKOHAMA---The media here have been dominated by two stories: the intense, record-breaking rainfall that has caused massive destruction and loss of life in western, southern and central Japan; and the execution by hanging of the founder of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, Shoko Asahara, otherwise known as Chizuo Matsumoto. Six other members of the group were hanged as well. Six more remain on death row while six others are serving life sentences. The beliefs of Aum Shinrikyo, which means "supreme truth", is a syncretic assemblage of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, with apocalyptic Christian prophecies worked into the mix. The cult was founded in the 1980s and was proven to be behind the deadly 199...Keep on reading: The dead do not always die.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

My 7 must-have apps for every working gal

Here at Preen, we're fully aware that adult life doesn't always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal inSingapore, who's about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. Welcome to Bless This Mess! I am once again faced with the dilemma of keeping things versus giving them away. I've been doing a massive Marie Kondo tidy-up in our shared apartment as we are preparing to move to our own place this month (more on that soon!), and one of the things that merited an extremely bittersweet farewell was my breakup with over20 paperba...Keep on reading: My 7 must-have apps for every working gal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Woman attending to child on life support told by boss to go to work or quit

A woman in Michigan almost lost her job after her boss threatened to fire her if she won't show up for work --- she was by her son's side who was on life support. Crystal Reynolds Fisher informed her manager, named Dawn, that she will not be able to show up for her job to be with her son. Her son was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning, June 29,as he had a high fever of 104 degrees Fahrenheit and his oxygen was low. He was then transferred to another hospital when his fever was not breaking. From there, doctors decided to have him ventilated and put him on life support, reports WXMI. Fisher did not expect her boss' stern reply, as she shared their conversation via her Fa...Keep on reading: Woman attending to child on life support told by boss to go to work or quit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Filipina in Vegas gets life term for killing sister-in-law

File screen grab of Elinor Indico on trial for stabbing to death her sister-in-law five years ago; she was sentenced to a life term last week. KNTV LAS VEGAS - Elinor Indico, convicted two months a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Sniper kills mayor linked to drugs

TANAUAN CITY --- Antonio Halili came down hard on illegal drugs even as he also fended off allegations that he was a protector of drug syndicates and expressed fear for his life shortly after the Duterte administration launched its brutal crackdown on narcotics. Until Monday, the tough-talking mayor of this city had been receiving death threats, but nothing specific. Halili, who became controversial for parading drug suspects through the city streets and for landing on President Duterte's "narcolist," was shot dead on Monday at a flag-raising ceremony in front of horrified employees. A bullet, possibly fired from a sniper's rifle, pierced the chest of the 72-year-old may...Keep on reading: Sniper kills mayor linked to drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

DOH calls on everyone to learn hands-only CPR

Learn hands-only cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) because “it may mean life or death for someone,” the Department of Health (DOH) urged Monday. DOH calls on everyone to learn hands-only CPR Learn hands-only cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) because “it may mean life or death for someone,” the Department of Health (DOH) urged Monday. Source link: DOH calls on everyone to learn hands-only CPR.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

A man is sentenced to death and it’s likely because of his sexuality

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. We do live in a f*cked up world. As womenfinally gain the right to drive in Saudi Arabia---a welcome development that hopefully will be an inexorable step towards female emancipation in one of the most restrictive societies in the world---a court in South Dakota sentenced a gay man to death rather than life in prison because the thought of being amidst so many men might be a reward rather than punishment for the convicted man. AsThe New York Timesreported, "Some of the jurors whoimposed the death penalty on Charles Rhines, ...Keep on reading: A man is sentenced to death and it’s likely because of his sexuality.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Authentic authority gives life even to those who err

In a homily at a Mass for President Ferdinand Marcos, Fr. Horacio de la Costa, SJ, reflected on authority using the Gospel about the centurion who interceded with Christ to heal his servant. The priest's message was simple and straightforward: Authority must give life to those it is exercised over.   Today's readings remind us of the same point. Authentic authority gives life even to those who err.   The reading from the Book of Wisdom describes the gracious plan of God, "[forming the human being] to be imperishable, the image of his own nature he made him. But by the envy of the devil, death entered the world." The Psalm that follows speaks of the continued grace a...Keep on reading: Authentic authority gives life even to those who err.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ final episode trailer: ‘Life is but a dream’

"It is considered enlightening and therapeutic to think about death for a few minutes a day." The trailer of Anthony Bourdain's final episode for "Parts Unknown" eerily revealed that the gourmand may have been thinking about death, the revelation made even more haunting and poignant as the preview was released by CNN, Bourdain's home ground, just two weeks after his demise. The final episode of the eleventh season of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" aired on CNN this Sunday, June 24, at 9 p.m. The preview showed the viewers just what to expect in Bourdain's final episode, where he journeyed to the small Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan and immersed himself with the locals, such a...Keep on reading: Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ final episode trailer: ‘Life is but a dream’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Love should inspire our death

WE NEED to examine our attitude towards death which is unavoidable in our life here on earth. It is, of course, a worthwhile exercise because many of us today have a wrong understanding of death that would lead us to unnecessary fears. Also, the many riveting concerns we have at the moment often prevent us […] The post Love should inspire our death appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Single father’s woes open eyes to state of health services

  Construction worker Joseph Salibio, 38, couldn't imagine life getting worse than it already was, when he could hardly make ends meet for his brood of seven and couldn't find a better job because he never went to school.   But when his wife died in 2016, his eldest daughter had to stop schooling to care for her younger siblings, and one or two kids had to stay with relatives so they could survive.   In January 2017, just months after burying his spouse, Salibio met with Aklan Gov. Florencio Miraflores and poured out his woes as a suddenly single father.   To his surprise, his wife's death would later pave the way to better health for the resi...Keep on reading: Single father’s woes open eyes to state of health services.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018


Her life saved, Bulgarian cow Penka waits to rejoin herd

KOPILOVTSI, Bulgaria (AP) --- Swatting away the flies with her long tail, Penka the cow happily munches on hay, unaware of the international stir she has caused. The cow from the Bulgarian village of Kopilovtsi has won fame and Europe-wide support since she wandered into neighboring Serbia for two weeks last month and authorities threatened to put her down on her return. Bulgaria is a European Union member, Serbia isn't. EU rules state that any animal entering the bloc from the outside must have proper veterinary approvals and Penka didn't, so she faced a death sentence. But after the outcry --- pro-Penka campaigners included former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney --- authorities ...Keep on reading: 
Her life saved, Bulgarian cow Penka waits to rejoin herd.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Closing the ‘gap’ in PGH

The yawning gap between rich and poor in the Philippines is felt most acutely in healthcare, where the latter feel the inequity of life. Philippine General Hospital, a teaching hospital where most of the country’s poor flock to for medical care, boasts world-class doctors......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida --- New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present. Scientists reported Thursday that NASA's Curiosity rover has found potential building blocks of life in an ancient Martian lakebed. Hints have been found before, but this is the best evidence yet. The organic molecules preserved in 3.5 billion-year-old bedrock in Gale Crater --- believed to once contain a shallow lake the size of Florida's Lake Okeechobee --- suggest conditions back then may have been conducive to life. That leaves open the possibility that microorganisms once populated our planetary neighbor and might still exist there. "The cha...Keep on reading: New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018