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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

Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed

CHICAGO --- When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. A new study from Finland shows her choice is a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis. Five years after treatment with antibiotics, almost two-thirds of patients hadn't had another attack. It's a substantial change in thinking about how to treat an inflamed appendix. For decades, appendicitis has been considered a medical emergency requiring immediate surgery to remove the appendix because of fears it could burst, which can be life-th...Keep on reading: Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News8 hr. 55 min. ago

Number of Asian children dying before their 5th birthday

NEW DELHI --- Although there has been a remarkable decrease in the death rate of children under five in Asia, there are many countries in the region that are still struggling to contain the mortality rate and provide a better survival for the children to stay alive beyond five. According to the World Bank report the survival depends on the country these children are born in and it also mentions that "reducing neonatal mortality between 2000 and 2017 has been 1.5 times slower than for older children (under 5 deaths after the first month of life) for the same period. South Asian children face the most risk of dying before they turn five. Pakistan has the most number of deaths per thous...Keep on reading: Number of Asian children dying before their 5th birthday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Mangkhut leaves trail of destruction in Philippines

MANILA: Officials on Sunday expressed fear that the death toll from the destructive fury of typhoon Ompong (international name Mangkhut) could soar to more than 50, mainly due to landslides, even a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Toast After The (Super)Typhoon, Celebrating Manila, Philippines 2018 !! – Manila Video

Look guys I don’t hassle you people endlessly with mindless requests and BS, only last night I realized that I have never even properly adjusted ads on my almost 500 videos,thus costing myself potentially a lot of green leaves!! Such is life, we live and learn BUT I want to ask to plz support Leah… link: Toast After The (Super)Typhoon, Celebrating Manila, Philippines 2018 !! – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Death sentence for ex-doctor who killed 4 people in Nebraska

  OMAHA, Nebraska --- A former doctor was sentenced to death on Friday for the revenge killings of four people connected to a Nebraska medical school, including the 11-year-old son of a physician who helped fire the man from a residency program nearly two decades ago. Anthony Garcia, 45, of Indiana entered the courtroom in a wheelchair and appeared to sleep through the hearing as a three-judge panel sentenced him to death. The judges, who heard arguments earlier this year during the sentencing phase of Garcia's trial, also had the option of life in prison. Garcia was convicted in 2016 for two attacks --- that occurred five years apart --- on families connected to Creigh...Keep on reading: Death sentence for ex-doctor who killed 4 people in Nebraska.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

82-year-old Japanese on death row roams Tokyo freely while awaiting retrial

  Shuffling down the street sporting shorts, jacket and straw hat, 82-year-old Iwao Hakamada could be mistaken for any Japanese octogenarian going about his daily chores. But the former boxer has had anything but an ordinary life: he has been living under a death sentence for half a century, thought to be the longest-serving condemned man. The accused murderer finds himself in the extraordinary position of being sentenced to death but free awaiting a possible retrial. Supporters say nearly 50 years of detention, mostly in solitary confinement with the ever-present threat of execution looming over him, have taken a heavy toll on Hakamada's mental health. He now wal...Keep on reading: 82-year-old Japanese on death row roams Tokyo freely while awaiting retrial.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Sweden’s healthcare system bogged down by shortage of doctors, nurses

Asia Nader didn't know whether to worry more about being diagnosed with a hole in her heart at the age of 21, or having to wait a year for Swedish doctors to fix it. "I completely fell apart when I found out," she told AFP, remembering the long agonising months until she finally had her operation in June this year, one month before her 23rd birthday. Sweden has the fifth-highest life expectancy in Europe and cancer survival rates are among the continent's highest, according to 2017 OECD figures. But Swedes are frustrated over their universal healthcare, one of the main pillars of their cherished welfare state, with long waiting queues due to a shortage of nurses and available do...Keep on reading: Sweden’s healthcare system bogged down by shortage of doctors, nurses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Group calls for independent probe into teenager s death in shootout

“Rise Up for Life and for Rights” group is calling for an independent investigation into the killing of an 18-year-old in a shoot out with policemen in Pangasinan, as it claimed that the incident was another case of “nanlaban” scenario.   Source link link: Group calls for independent probe into teenager's death in shootout.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Iconic Michael Jackson music videos that changed the music industry

Nine years since his death, the legacy of Michael Jackson still lives on. A true artist and an all-around performer, Michael has greatly changed the landscape of pop music through his long and impressive list of life's works. I think it's safe to say that to this day, his impact on pop music remains unmatched. We remember him for his songs, iconic dance moves, revolutionary fashion, among others. Everything he does, he gives his 100 percent. His live performances are epic, but his music videos are a league on its own too. Making them into genuine works of art, his videos are more like short films, and are remembered just as much as the songs they accompany. In honor of the one and...Keep on reading: Iconic Michael Jackson music videos that changed the music industry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Robredo to gov’t officials: Time to serve the people is ‘fleeting and swift’

For Vice President Leni Robredo, the untimely death of her husband, former Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, is a reminder to all government officials that their time to serve the people is "fleeting and swift." "Jesse's short life and his death is a reminder to us as elected leaders, government workers, and public servants that our time to serve is fleeting and swift," the Vice President said in a speech during the launch of her husband's biography, "Jesse Robredo: His Story," on Tuesday. Robredo reminded government officials that public service is a privilege given to a select few. Hence, those who are given the opportunity to serve should find ways to maximize it to make a diffe...Keep on reading: Robredo to gov’t officials: Time to serve the people is ‘fleeting and swift’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Activist priest recounts close call with death squad

MANILA, Philippine – An activist priest found himself the target of a death squad he closely followed and documented most of his life.  In a blog post on Sunday, August 26 , Father Amado Picardal narrated how the threats he had gotten for years materialized in the last few ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Honesty, a better backup than memory

After nine years of service, my 11-inch MacBook Air laptop crashed! It happened just after I had finished writing my piece last week and started to e-mail it, on deadline night, as I'm wont to do. A tiny rainbow-colored ball popped up on my screen, whirling. I had seen that pinwheel. If it hung there too long, I would just turn off the computer, turn it on again after some moments, and all was fine. Not this time. When I turned the computer back on, the whole screen took on the pallor of death and, upon randomly tapping the keys in desperation for some sign of life, the shadow of a folder appeared blinking a big question mark. Funny, I thought it was I who needed some answers...Keep on reading: Honesty, a better backup than memory.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Homeward-bound Schooling set for next phase at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The hardest lap for any swimmer is usually the one coming home. That's when they have to try their hardest, giving it everything they have to get to the finish. Singapore's Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling is about to discover what that means when he's not in the competition pool. After spending the last nine years in relative anonymity in the United States, the 23-year-old Schooling is getting ready for the second half of his sporting career back in southeast Asia, knowing he probably won't be able to walk down the street or go for dinner without being noticed. "It's everywhere but it shows that they support you and they're excited to see you, and so you can't complain," Schooling said. "You can never brush aside your fans. You've always got to reciprocate so I'm completely fine with it." Schooling is competing this week at the Asian Games in Indonesia, where he has entered in the 50- and 100-meter butterfly races, three relays and the 50 freestyle. He will bid to defend his title in the 100 butterfly on Wednesday. Despite leaving Singapore in his teens to chase his dream of winning an Olympic gold medal, the island-state has always been in Schooling's heart. But so too has Texas, where he has been studying at University and training under the watchful eye of Eddie Reese. Schooling will complete his economics degree later this year before returning to Singapore, but will take back two permanent reminders of his time in the U.S. that changed his life. One is the tattoo on his left shoulder of the University of Texas mascot, the Longhorn. The other, inked after he won Rio, is the Olympic rings on his right bicep. The Longhorns won the NCAA national title four years in a row while Schooling was on the team and he credits his time there for helping him win the ultimate prize when he beat American great Michael Phelps for the Olympic title in the 100 fly. "It's great, it's a different atmosphere, great teammates," Schooling said. "I feel like it's the perfect environment for high performance." Schooling wants to keep swimming through to the 2024 Olympics in Paris and, although he hasn't made a final decision on his training plans, he has spent the past few months practicing with Singapore's new high-performance unit and likes what he sees. Australia's Stephan Widmer, who helped Libby Lenton and Leisel Jones win Olympic titles, has been appointed performance director at the institute while Gary Tan is the national head coach and Sonya Porter, who has extensive experience coaching in the U.S., is the technical director. Schooling's biggest challenge could be how to deal with his celebrity status but after he held off Phelps on the biggest final lap of his life to date, he's confident he can manage. "It takes some getting used to but at the end of the day if you focus on what you're doing and you don't care about outside distractions it's ok," he said. "I like being in that position and I don't see it as a burden at all.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Urban poor group in Negros Occidental holds prayer, flower offering to honor Ninoy Aquino

  CEBU CITY - At least 150 members of the Federation of Urban Poor (FED UP) in Negros Occidental held a prayer and flower offering at Ninoy Aquino's Monument on Araneta Street near the old Bacolod airport about6 a.m.on Tuesdayto commemorate the death anniversary of former senator Benigno Aquino Jr. "The celebration is to give honor, respect and unending gratitude to Ninoy Aquino who had given his life to restore freedom and democracy in our country then. Now is our turn to defend that freedom and democracy which is under threat with this abusive Duterte administration," said Joy Jarabelo, FED UP provincial coordinator. She said President Duterte does not understand the ...Keep on reading: Urban poor group in Negros Occidental holds prayer, flower offering to honor Ninoy Aquino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Life-saving

In the Philippines’ remote areas, a small and basic health facility such as this newly-built stucture in Mamasapano, Maguindanao can spell the difference between life and death. The post Life-saving appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Former NFL linebacker credits yoga for saving his life

NEW YORK --- Keith Mitchell only ever considered himself a football player. It was a label he willingly claimed for so long. When that was ripped away, he was lost. "You don't realize how attached you are to the identity," the former All-Pro linebacker said. "I didn't know myself." He had to relearn who he was. On Sept. 14, 2003, playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mitchell made what appeared to be a routine tackle --- until he wound up flat on his back, unable to move. He was rushed to the hospital. There Mitchell learned his playing career was over in only his seventh NFL season --- at 31 years old. He had a spinal contusion. "All my life, I've been told doctors have all the a...Keep on reading: Former NFL linebacker credits yoga for saving his life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018