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The Imperial College Management Board has informed us that the activities carried out by the Translation Studies Unit (TSU) are not considered core to the College strategy and that, if possible, the Unit should be transferred to another institution.
If this solution proves not to be feasible, consideration will be given to closing the unit by the end of September 2013.
This bill is about the reduction of risks and building of trust; it has been written as a means to ensure that Medical Professionals receive crisis management and anger management training.
This bill will also mandate that medical professionals take a Hippocratic Oath once a year, as to combat the often callous nature of some people who work in medicine. This bill also mandates a few other things like: the use of treatment plans, and using respectful language with patients. Our daughter recently lost her life, and most of the medical staff surrounding her at her death were panicked, angry or callous. They had forgotten their medical training because they were not trained on how to handle themselves emotionally in a crisis.
I can't say if she would have lived if her medical staff would have been emotionally in control of themselves, but I can say her odds would have been better. The entire bill can be found online at: http://humanityinhealthcare.wordpress.com/
In recent years, health care policy makers and providers have taken steps to develop initiatives that will advance cultural competence in the medical field.
Evidence that cultural competency improves quality of care and eliminates racial, ethnic, and religious disparities has given health care providers and policy makers the impetus to be more culturally attuned.
Research has shown that a successful provider-patient encounter bolsters patient satisfaction, increases the likelihood that medical instructions will be adhered to, and can be linked to a positive health outcome. As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, it is important that all workers who come into contact with patients are prepared to encounter myriad perspectives regarding medicine and health.
The provider-patient relationship is of such prognostic importance that several states have either proposed or passed legislation mandating that physicians and medical students take courses that increase their sensitivity towards and make them more responsive to the needs of minority patients. In 2005, New Jersey made this training compulsory for physicians who wish to obtain or renew a medical license.
While these measures have undoubtedly been instrumental in fostering positive attitudes towards patient differences, awareness of the unique issues pertinent to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population is scant. In particular, the transgender population is the most likely to experience mistreatment, harassment, and bias in a health care setting. Even in the progressive state of California, the Transgender Law Center reports that its clients encounter discriminatory conduct. Across the country, transgender people are asked inappropriate and unnecessary questions about their genitals, endure slurs and name calling, and are denied the request to be addressed by their preferred name and gender. Some medical providers will even condemn their transgender patients and openly express disgust and hostility.
According to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, the largest compilation of data concerning transgender people to date, 28% of respondents reported being verbally harassed in a medical setting, and 2% reported being physically attacked. Half of all respondents found that their doctors are ignorant of basic tenets of transgender health. Finally, 19% of respondents have been denied treatment altogether, even though fourteen states, including New Jersey, have laws in place that prohibit health care discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming patients. High profile cases include that of Robert Eads, a female to male transgender with ovarian cancer who died after he was denied treatment by over twenty doctors, and that of Tyra Hunter, a pre-operative transgender woman who died at the scene of a car accident after emergency medical technicians uttered derogatory slurs in references to her genitalia and withdrew medical care.
The impact of marginalization is so powerful that it has ostracized transgender individuals from the medical community entirely. One fourth of survey respondents reported that they postpone care due to the disrespect that they anticipate from providers.
Additionally, it has come to the recent attention of this petition's author that certain NJ medical facilities are in dire need of culturally competent care that caters to the LGBT community, especially the transgender population. In particular, anecdotal evidence concerning the misconduct demonstrated by workers in the psychiatric department of a New Jersey hospital has elucidated the need for reform as soon as possible. Unacceptable behavior reported includes: refusal to comply with a patient's desire to be addressed by a preferred gender, consistently unsympathetic attitudes towards related requests, the denial of medically necessary and previously prescribed hormonal treatments during inpatient hospital stays, the heavy reliance of the staff on psychotropic drugs to treat gender dysphoria, the fabrication of sexual abuse incidents during a patient's childhood to rationalize gender dysphoria, hostility towards patients who revealed their homosexual or gender nonconforming status, and threats to hospitalize a patient indefinitely because it was believed that their gender non-conforming status was indicative of mental illness. The transgender population is disproportionately represented among suicide statistics.
The 41% suicide rate among transgender people is more than 25 times the rate of the general population, which is 1.6%. Thus, it is imperative that psychiatric facilities be equipped to assist the transgender people that come to them in a state of crisis. The treatment of transgender people in doctor's offices, hospitals, and psychiatric wards is reprehensible. Oftentimes, the treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual patients is not much better.
Thousands of pills filled with powdered human baby flesh discovered by customs officials in South Korea
More than 17,000 pills smuggled into country have been intercepted since last August. Pills viewed as a “miracle cure” for all ailments – but unsurprisingly they are harmful.
Thousands of pills filled with powdered human flesh have been discovered by customs officials in South Korea, it was revealed today.
The capsules are in demand because they are viewed as being a medicinal “cure-all”.
The grim trade is being run from China where corrupt medical staff are said to be tipping off medical companies when babies are aborted or delivered still-born.
Dead baby pills: This is ground baby powder which tests discovered is 99.7 per cent human last year. South Korean officials have stopped 17,000 dead baby pills being imported since last August
The tiny corpses are then bought, storedin household refrigerators in homes of those involved in the trade before they are removed and taken to clinics where they are placed in medical drying microwaves.
Once the skin is tinder dry, it is pummelled into powder and then processed into capsules along with herbs to disguise the true ingredients from health investigators and customs officers.
The discoveries since last August has shocked even hardened customs agents who have pledged to strengthen inspections.
Chinese officials are understood to have been aware of the trade and have tried to stop the capsules being exported but thousands of packets of them have been smuggled through to South Korea.
Although cannabis has been smoked widely in Western countries for more than four decades, there is no clear evidence that the side-effects attributed to marijuana outweigh the medical benefits.
Studies have shown that patients receiving cannabinoids [smoked marijuana and marijuana pills] have improved immune function compared with those receiving placebo. They also gain about 4 pounds more on average than those patients receiving placebo. For some users, perhaps as many as 10 per cent, cannabis leads to psychological dependence, but there is scant evidence that it carries a risk of true addiction. Unlike cigarette smokers, most users do not take the drug on a daily basis, and usually abandon it in their twenties or thirties.
Unlike for nicotine, alcohol and hard drugs, there is no clearly defined withdrawal syndrome, the hallmark of true addiction, when use is stopped.
As far as marijuana being a "gateway drug", people who are predisposed to use drugs and have the opportunity to use drugs are more likely than others to use both marijuana and harder drugs. Marijuana typically comes first because it is more available.
Discovery Health Medical Aid has drastically changed their coverage for all allied health professionals for 2012.
It is unreasonable to go from unlimited benefits to a low maximum.
We are asking Discovery Health Scheme to appoint an independent commission of enquiry to investigate alternative ways of curbing abuse of benefits, without capping the limits.
Please join us and show your support- we need as many signatures as possible to show Discovery MA that we have major support.
Since March 31, 2010, the Fédération des médecins résidents du Québec has been trying to bring the government to recognize that the work conditions and remuneration of medical residents are suboptimal. During the same period, the ministry hasn’t hesitated a bit to sign agreements with medical specialists, family physicians, and other health professionals. But, for Quebec residents, nothing yet.
The government refuses to recognize the 37 % gap between Quebec residents’ remuneration and that of their colleagues in the rest of Canada.
The government refuses to compensate medical residents financially for the teaching activities they supervise, as it is the case for other health professionals.
The government refuses to increase medical residents’ call duty premium at its fair value.
The government refuses to pay overtime to medical residents.
This situation has become unacceptable for medical residents.
I would like to refer you to numerous studies (since 1974!) that show that cannabinoids kills cancer cells, shrink tumors, halts the spread of invasive carcinomas, and prevents occurrence; cannabinoids signal the cancer to go into apoptosis which is “programmed cell death” after Ceramide begins production.
-university of VA -THC causes kills leukaemia cells;
-University of Texas study showing the CB1 receptor (which is activated by cannabis) suppresses colorectal cancer tumor, when the CB-1 receptor is lost cancer can occur;
-Univ of Southern Florida study showing that cannabis blocks cancer causing viruses;
-Harvard study showing cannabis cuts lung cancer growth in half;
-The British Journal of Cancer reports that cannabis treats prostate cancer;
-Pacific Medical Center Research Institute found that cannabis halts breast cancer.
Today before the Medical Cannabis Task Force, the San Francisco Department of Public Health stated that they are planning to force medical cannabis dispensaries to give a list of their growers.
Axis of Love SF opposes MCDs having to list by address their cultivation sites for public record and urges all to sign our petition to protect providers' anonymity.
The Medical Marijuana Act was voted on in 2004 by the People of Montana - a law made by the direct will of the People.
Senate Bill SB423 was made into the Montana Marijuana Act. The Original Law has been substantially limited in scope and has dire consequences for the Will of The People.
Fibromyalgia, which has also been referred to as fibromyalgia syndrome, fibromyositis and fibrositis, is characterized by chronic widespread pain, multiple tender points, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbances, fatigue and often psychological distress. For those with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia can be extremely debilitating and interfere with basic daily activities.
Chronic widespread body pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia. Most people with fibromyalgia also experience moderate to extreme fatigue, sleep disturbances, sensitivity to touch, light, and sound, and cognitive difficulties. Many individuals also experience a number of other symptoms and overlapping conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, lupus and arthritis.
The pain of fibromyalgia is profound, chronic and widespread. It can migrate to all parts of the body and vary in intensity. FM pain has been described as stabbing and shooting pain and deep muscular aching, throbbing, and twitching. Neurological complaints such as numbness, tingling, and burning are often present and add to the discomfort of the patient. The severity of the pain and stiffness is often worse in the morning. Aggravating factors that affect pain include cold/humid weather, non-restorative sleep, physical and mental fatigue, excessive physical activity, physical inactivity, anxiety and stress.
In today's world many people complain of fatigue; however, the fatigue of FM is much more than being tired after a particularly busy day or after a sleepless night. The fatigue of FM is an all-encompassing exhaustion that can interfere with occupational, personal, social or educational activities. Symptoms include profound exhaustion and poor stamina.
Many fibromyalgia patients have an associated sleep disorder that prevents them from getting deep, restful, restorative sleep. Medical researchers have documented specific and distinctive abnormalities in the Stage 4 deep sleep of FM patients. During sleep, individuals with FM are constantly interrupted by bursts of awake-like brain activity, limiting the amount of time they spend in deep sleep.
Additional symptoms may include: irritable bowel and bladder, headaches and migraines, restless legs syndrome (periodic limb movement disorder), impaired memory and concentration, skin sensitivities and rashes, dry eyes and mouth, anxiety, depression, ringing in the ears, dizziness, vision problems, Raynaud's Syndrome, neurological symptoms, and impaired coordination.
No Secrets currently provide peer-support to those affected by self-injury. We are a voluntary group and non of our volunteers are paid for their time.
We provide training to local professionals around self-injury however it seems that accident and emergency and other medical staff think that this is not relevant to them.
ANYBODY can be affected by self-injury, and if you are working in healthcare of any kind you should be appropriately trained to deal with self-injury.
The reason for outrageous medical cost in America is simple: Prohibitive Regulation = Prohibitive Cost.
Severe licensing restrictions orchestrated by doctors and enacted by legislators to limit competition have created a critical artificial shortage of doctors; and additional ludicrous, stifling regulation of all aspects of the medical industry has pushed the cost of medical services well beyond the financial means of much of the population.
I want to call attention to some legitimate issues with the NRMP match agreement. There is no better time to address these issues; the NRMP is once again moving to require 100% of PGY1 and PGY2 positions go through the match. Please sign the petition which is at the bottom of the page. For further information regarding the points of the petition, read below. This petition has no official affiliation with the NRMP, but their website is listed above for reference.
My first grievance is the ability of the NRMP to permanently ban an applicant from the match, and the low threshold at which the NRMP uses this power. With the vast majority of positions going through the match, the permanent ban gives the NRMP the power to effectively end a young physician's career before it has even started. Dishonesty or any other match violation, intentional or unintentional, should be punished, but ending a young physician's career goals is excessive. I believe the permanent ban should be reserved for very serious offenses or separate repeat offenses.
Second, I believe the NRMP should release all data on the number of waivers, respective violations, and the punishments received for each violation. Our judicial system is fair from case to case and not overly harsh because it is based on very public, past precedence. NRMP has a very tight lipped policy on this data citing “we do not want this data to be taken out of context." Making this data public would ensure a fair violation system and force the NRMP to justify the punishments it lays out for violations (ie the permanent ban). Once again, releasing this data would not reduce the integrity of the match. If anything it would increase the integrity because residents and directors would be more cognizant of the consequences of match violations.
My final grievance is the loose wording the NRMP uses in its match agreement. For example a sanction bans an applicant from “training” at an NRMP affiliated program. In the past the NRMP has interpreted training to mean anything career related, including research positions. The term “training” in the National RESIDENT Match Program contract, should only include residency training. Allowing sanctioned applicants to perform research would not reduce the integrity of the match, it would merely allow applicants to improve their resume and maintain their clinical knowledge base until their sanction is complete.
The NRMP was established in 1952 to protect medical students' rights. During this time, there were far fewer medical students than positions, and program directors used aggressive tactics to force applicants into a contract. Since that time, the NRMP has grown tremendously, and the once benevolent dictator, in my opinion has lost sight of its goals. Also, there are now far more medical students and applicants than open residency positions. The NRMP’s contract poses much more of a threat to your career than any aggressive program director. Those in a powerful position, like the NRMP, directors, and state license boards, should not hide behind legality, but should make decisions based on logic and a certain level of compassion. The Match Agreement does not require draconian career ending powers to maintain integrity. There is no logical reason for permanently banning one time violations, preventing sanctioned applicants from performing research, or concealing data pertinent to a transparent violation system. The NRMP is once again pushing for 100% of PGY1 and PGY2 positions to go through the match, which would put an end to signing outside the match. Medical students, you might not fully appreciate these points yet but they will affect you very soon. Residents, you have already gone through the match but please voice your opinion for the younger generation. Also, first comes the push for 100% of PGY1 and PGY2 positions, next comes 100% of fellowships. Most people survive the match unscathed, but we should make a point to help those who don’t.
The Match Agreement should insure match integrity but also perform its original objective, protecting medical students and applicants. Please sign this petition, pass it along to your friends, colleagues, residents, and attendings. Send it to contacts at other medical schools. If you are involved in the AMA, please support our resolution.
There are many veterans who are having issues with their Educational Benefits & it has become so overwhelming, especially during a time where unemployment rates are high & that alone clearly creates an unstable economy.
Myself & others have been responding on FaceBook about issues with our educational benefits & the hardships we face. The main issue has been communication between Veterans & VA representatives. There really is no excuse why VA has not kept an open dialog with Veterans. Veterans coming home from war has been treated unfairly, & till this day, they still haven't gotten it right.
Veterans should not overwhelmed about how they are going to support the very families who have also sacrificed. They should not be left waiting on the phones, standing in long lines at the VA offices, given 20 pages of different websites to find a job & then when you get on the site, It takes an hour to search what you're looking for, & then find out all the red tape you have to go through just to see if you qualify.
Honestly, I say its time to speak out. Please read the facebook stories from Veterans. Contact the VA representatives who have also heard from other Veterans about their concerns. Let them tell you how overwhelmed they have been.
pour le droit et la decriminalisation de la prescription, la cultivation personelle a des fins therapeutiques et de l'utilisation du cannabis medicinal et de ses derivats naturels au grand-duche de luxembourg.
nous sommmes un groupe de patients du g.d. de luxembourg, atteints de diférentes maladies graves ou/et incurables, dont: cancer, syndrome de parkinson, sclerose en plaques, maux chroniques et tdha utilisants le cannabis medicinal comme medication,
nous revendiquons notre droit de pouvoir nous procurer et d'utiliser une medication adequate pour alléger nos malaises et nous revendiquons le droit des medecins de pouvoir prescrire le cannabis medicinal et ses derivats au g.d. de luxembourg
Kristie Tunick is a 33 year-old woman from Henderson, Nevada. Kristie's mysterious illness began in 2006 and has only progressed as the years have passed. Kristie has been a prisoner in her own home for the last three years being unable to walk or even sit up for long periods of time.
Kristie is in constant pain; she has a number of medications which she takes each day however none of them seem to help. Kristie has been seen by various doctors in such medical facilities such as: The Mayo Clinic and The Cleveland Clinic however doctor's have never completed a full work-up on Kristie.
Kristie's last chance for hope was to be accepted into the Rare Unknown Disease program at NIH, but her case was rejected. Kristie's condition is extremely complex as it consists of a rare neuromuscular disease as well as a possible autoimmune disease. Kristie has nowhere to go at this time as no doctor will take her case and she is getting worse by the day.
Please help this young woman receive the care that she so desperately needs.
After the election and the eruption of widespread anti-government protests, through intimidation and false promises, Iranian student Hamed Rouhinejad was forced to plead guilty in a show trials which resulted in issuing a death penalty by branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court. According to his father, Rouhinejad was initially charged with spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic. At his trial, he was accused of membership in the Association of Iran's Monarchy.
Rouhinejad has denied the charges. On Jan 2010 the death sentence of Hamed was reduced to 10 years of suspended imprisonment by the supreme court.
Hamed suffers from multiple sclerosis, and is in critical condition in Zanjan prison, northwestern Iran, where he is being held in solitary confinement. He has been denied visits and phone calls.
On Oct 19 2010 his father in an interview with radio farda said I visited Hamed 3 weeks ago on that occasion "He was in very poor health, physically and mentally."
He added that physicians at Evin prison and Imam Khomeini hospital have said that Hamed should be released from jail for at least three months for medical treatment, but neither the judge, nor the prosecutor agreed to that.
When he was transferred from Tehran to Zanjan, Hamed’s health deteriorated considerably due to lack of medical care. He is now at serious risk of dementia and death.
His Father added : I ask from all internal and international organizations, the Secretary-General of the UN, and Doctors without Borders to please examine my son’s situation. If they conclude that my son can endure being in prison under these conditions, there will be no objection. But anyone who sees Hamed just for a few minutes knows that he will not survive these conditions. I don’t believe my child will survive another month.
The barbaric human rights violations carried out by the Iranian regime cannot be allowed to continue.
Please do not stand by. Please sign this petition.
Hamed Facebook Page:
In Australia there are around 120,000 Type 1 Diabetics, when people with this life threatening disease are ill it is vital that they test their KETONE level to ensure they dont go into Diabetic Keto Acidosis, should this occur it can lead to health complications and even death.
The National Diabetic Services Scheme at this stage does not subsidise Ketone Strips for use in Blood Glucose Monitoring Machines which give an accurate reading of KETONE levels.
Since 1968, in the wake of the thalidomide tragedy, the Government has required new medicines to be tested in animals. But 9 out of 10 drugs that pass animal tests
are unsafe or ineffective in humans.
It is time to compare animal tests with today’s advanced human biology-based methods. Please ask your MP to sign Early Day Motion 475 today.
Through the National Regional and Rural Health Infrastructure Program, the Killarney Task Force is asking for $450,000 for a new Killarney Medical Centre, which is crucial to maintain doctor support for the overall community as well as the hospital.
SINGLE WINDOW EXAMINATION FOR PG MEDICAL EXAM
1. Conduction of exam --------------
a. done by single body e.g. AIIMS for PG. Or a examination body may be formed which draws on expertise from top institutes like AIIMS, PGI etc and formulates a question bank only. The computer then randomly picks up question to set the question paper. This prevents leakage of question paper before exam.
b. Biometrics system should be used to prevent impersonation as is done in UP-PGME and JIPMER exam.
c. After the exam question paper should be given to candidate. He/she may also get copy of his/her OMR sheet on depositing a small fee (eg- rs. 50) as is done in HP-PGME exam. This ensures fairness and transparency in the exam.
2. Process of Application
i. Application form will be filled up online.
ii. Candidates will upload their digital photos on white background (so that no tampering is done), also they will carry copies of same photos at time of exam, counselling and admission in college so that no manipulation is done.
iii. All states will provide their total number of seats, reservation policies and which seats are marked according to the reservation provide to them. Eg what no. of seats/branches are in AIPGME, State quota/SC/ST/OBC/in service candidates etc. This way there is no disturbance to existing reservation policies.
iv. The candidate while filling up their form will have options displayed on the website regarding above mentioned distributions under which they are covered. Eg – When a person fills up his state of completing MBBS, next option that will be displayed to him ie whether in service or not, whether SC/ST/OBC etc. Therefore relevant options will be displayed to him according to his state which he will mark. He will also provide annexures as proof.
v. Candidate will mark his place of appearance of counselling among the choices provided.
3. Displaying of result ------------ single merit result displaying overall rank and category rank for SC/ST/OBC/UR-PH/SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH will be made.
4. Counselling --------------- There will be 7 or more zonal centres from which the candidate can choose to appear. Which once marked in the application form is not allowed to change (to prevent further confusion). The ranks called for counselling day wise will be displayed as is done for AIPGME. Counselling will be done as per overall rank only. Soon after the result the time schedule to be hosted on the website/daily newspapers (English and vernacular language) and the exam conducting body website
5. Process of counselling
a. Candidate will come to his centre of choice according to his rank.
b. At his/her turn all the options will be displayed under which he/she is covered according to the various categories he/she has marked in the application form.
Eg. If a person marks that he/she – SC Done MBBS from HP Is a in service candidate for 4 yrs (so covered under this)
At his/her turn the computer will display what seats will be available to the candidate under various quotas if he opts for – AIPGME quota AIPGME – SC quota State (i.e. HP) quota State (i.e. HP) quota for SC In service candidate SC quota
c. Thus at his/her turn all options will be displayed and the candidate will choose only one seat without blocking other seats which would be available to other candidates.
d. After candidate opts for a final seat, allotment letter will be sent by 4 emails sent automatically by the computer software, 1 each to --- ADG(ME), principal concerned college, DGME of concerned state and the candidate. Also one confirmation SMS to the candidate will be sent. Therefore no scope of manipulation.
The Marihuana Medical Access Division of the Canadian Government is archaic, wasteful, inefficient, and incapable of serving those who depend on it. Police have shut down Compassion Clubs in every province outside BC. They provided OUR ONLY SOURCE for a SELECTION of high quality, safe, effective, organic, medicinal cannabis products ~ the government DOES NOT!
MMAR applications are long, complicated, multi-part paper forms which have to be filed and re-filed ANNUALLY! Most patients who obtain a license WILL NEVER BE ANY BETTER! Why complicate and bog down an already horrendous process by repeating the unnecessary? Do they assume if you don’t re-apply that you have died? The doctor provides a prescription, the onus should be on him to modify it, if required, or stop it. Once approved, additional “paperwork” should be the exception – NOT THE RULE!
Patients and growers apply – AND WAIT – for months, or years! Many forms are returned for reasons that neither the patient NOR the doctor can figure out…they tell you there is a problem, not what it is. The BEST case scenario today is a 3 month MINIMUM before you can even ask about the status of your application. If you make an “inquiry” before the 10-12 week window they quote, you are told that IT WILL BE DELAYED!
Our government PRODUCES & DISPENSES SUB-STANDARD MEDICATION. Cannabis replaces MANY different medications and relieves 200 ailments and symptoms. They offer only “cigarettes” or seeds; one Grade (B); one strain (Indica); process it like tobacco to further reduce its efficacy; and sell it to us. They sell a lower grade product for about the same price as the “criminals” on the street offer.
Imagine the government closing pharmacies, making you apply for your medicine, making you wait AT LEAST 3 MONTHS to see whether or not you can have it, if you ask about it before then IT WILL BE DELAYED, and IF they let you have anything it will only be aspirin and YOU HAVE TO BUY THE STUFF THEY MAKE!
This absurd situation has precipitated the ABSOLUTE NEED for Compassion Clubs. If there is a problem with ONE NEW outlet, raid them. The more established, responsible clubs require letters from doctors – verified. They do not allow non-members inside or loitering outside. They dispense only what is allowed and no more than 2 weeks supply. They keep records and conduct business in an ethical manner.
The government approves licenses if you provide the correct form, sworn to, that you have a medical problem but can’t get a doctor to fill out their form. Is that so different from a notary? That problem is the person lying or the notary swearing to it >>NOT THE COMPASSION CLUBS!
The Canadian Government does not know what it is doing. They should ask for help from the network of Compassion Clubs, growers, and patients. We possess the first-hand knowledge, experience, skills, and insight needed to make this right. WE WANT TO HELP – JUST ASK!
Recently, the City of Great Falls, MT has announced a moratorium on Medical Marijuana dispensaries. City attorney, Chad Parker, explains the situation:
"... someone trying to sell medical marijuana out of a store or office within the city limits during the moratorium would be violating a requirement to obtain permits. Medical marijuana businesses are not able to obtain safety inspection permits, which are required for businesses in the city, during the moratorium."
This is clearly an attempt to re-criminalize medical marijuana, which was voted by a wide margin to be de-criminalized in November, 2004.
Legalization ( End Prohibition ) and Reform ( Current Laws ), of the current laws and policies which govern the use of Marijuana in the United States, it is time to seriously look into abolishing Prohibition of Marijuana, and change the laws accordingly to this issue.
Each and every year medical science has stated that the use of marijuana is safer than alcohol,and should not be listed as a narcotic, is not as addictive as once was thought, and has far more uses in the medical arena in the treatment for patients either terminal,or chronic, and safer as a alcohol alternative. With current standing laws more than 800000, people this year have been arrested, and many either white collar or blue collar workers, taxpayers and voters such as yourselves their lives destroyed, jobs lost.
Laws like these are not a deterrent, with more than 100 million plus users of marijuana and growing each year there has to be Open mindedness, and change. More money 10 billion yearly, and more over a trillion since President Nixion was in office for the war on drugs, this money which could've been better spent on programs for schools, parks, the poor, etc. the time is now to tell our representatives that it is enough, it is a time for change.
We are appealing to the Medical Training Office that instead of imposing the APMC regulation of having 16hrs duty for every 3 days, we prefer to go on 24hrs duty for every 4 days rotation.
On May 8, 2009, Ms. April Terry (a.k.a. "Box") was informed she would no longer be teaching sports medicine classes at Flathead High School. FHS Administration's reason: "to make room for a coach/teacher". Athletics over Academics?!
Many FHS students, parents & staff are disconcerted about this turn of events, because without Ms. Terry's valued leadership, the sports medicine classes at FHS will most likely be discontinued. However, Ms. Terry is being allowed to continue teaching sports medicine classes at Glacier H.S.
Glacier over Flathead?
The sports medicine curriculum taught by Ms. Terry serves as an excellent stepping stone for students interested in pursuing a medical professions career. Many students taking her class, say they like going to her class because "Box makes learning fun". Ms. Terry also assists FHS athletic trainer Mike Graf provide quality, medical care to FHS students.
As you may know, the Faculty of Medicine is currently planning to introduce a major exam into 3rd year medical school, in addition to the other exams we write in our 2nd and 4th years.
This is disadvantageous for the following reasons:
1. 3rd year is already EXTREMELY busy, and there is not adequate time for another exam.
2. The focus of clerkship should be on rotations and electives.
3. Many students are away on electives at different points of their 3rd year.
4. U of A students preform very well on the final exams in 4th year.
This petition will be passed to all four medical classes as it is important that we all support each other in maintaining a strong medical school.
Please note that there is an "Anonymous" option should you choose.
New research is bringing the possibility of screening for autistic embryos closer. This would mean that a woman could choose to abort an otherwise healthy embryo on the grounds of autism. This is just plain wrong.
Many people do not understand the basic facts about autism. Allow me to explain them. Autistics do not function well in social situations, preferring to be alone or only with close friends once in a while. They often interpret things literally and do not "get" jokes. They can be of average or above average intelligence, as opposed to the false view that they are in any way retarded. They can talk at length about the things that interest them.
Neurotypicals (so-called "normal people") see autistic people as "weird" because they don't understand autism.
As an autistic person myself, I think it is shocking that we are seen as somehow unhuman. Who says we have less right to life than anyone else? This "research" is in violation of our human rights.
What if they wanted to abort homosexuals or something? There'd be outrage, of course. Both are merely different ways of thinking.
We are a coalition of the People's Organization for Progress(POP)/Restore Muhlenberg Coalition/Buy Muhlenberg.
We are an alliance of citizens who are very concerned about the devastating effects that the closing of Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center has on Plainfield, the surrounding 13 communities and over 200,000 people. We are worried about the rescue squads that are now saddled with longer travel distances and slower response times to medical emergencies. We are also very concerned about the additional burden placed on the other over-crowded area hospitals where medical care has been compromised.
Muhlenberg is an essential hospital that must be restored so please don't be afraid to share comments and personal experiences about the after-effects of Muhlenberg's closing when signing the petition.
We meet every Monday at 6:30PM at the Ducret School of Art, 1030 Central Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060. All are welcome.
The coalition also has a Yahoo! groups listing. Please visit the website and add your name to the e-mail list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SaveHospital/