It's easy to dismiss the for-profit medical schools that dot many a Caribbean island as scams, set up to woo unqualified students who rack up huge debts, drop out in staggering numbers, and — if they make it to graduation — end up with an all but worthless degree. That's been the rap against them for years. But the schools are determined to change that image.
Health and safety concerns about fracking are huge and likely to grow even more if Scott Pruitt, a man who has been described as a “stenographer for the oil and gas industry," is confirmed as director of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Court rules doctors can ask: 'Is there a gun in the home?' | Fierce Healthcare
A federal appeals court has sided with physicians in the so-called Docs vs. Glocks case. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a Florida law prohibiting doctors from asking patients about guns in the home violated a physician's free speech rights. The ruling means physicians can counsel patients about firearm safety without fear of facing sanctions or losing their license, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said in an announcement.
'Urgent care on wheels': Fire departments rescuing patients from costly ER trips | The Washington Post
For decades, people have been trained to call 911 for help, but now they overwhelm firefighters and paramedics with calls that are not true emergencies.