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The only change that didn’t work: I took exercise classes until my doctor ordered me to rest

PRepresenting myself over the past three years is a bit like looking at a childhood photo. I know it’s me, but the chasm between us is wide. Personally, I was in mourning. My mother died in the summer of 2020, alone in a London hospice, while the Prime Minister and his senior officials celebrated in …

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The missionary doctor Marianne Ferreira goes to rest |  Adventist Review

The missionary doctor Marianne Ferreira goes to rest | Adventist Review

Judith Marianne Ferreira (known as Marianne) died in Penela, Portugal, on January 8, 2023, at her home, surrounded by nurses and family who cared for her in the last stages of her life, after a battle of four years with cancer. She was a physician and missionary and focused on the role of health ministries …

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MedPAC recommends increases for doctors, hospitals getting Medicare reimbursement

MedPAC recommends increases for doctors, hospitals getting Medicare reimbursement

Hospital Group AMA says payments don’t keep up with the costs of doing business. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has recommended that Congress increase payments for doctors and hospitals in 2024. Even so, the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Hospital Association (AHA) have said payments are not keeping up with the costs of …

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Dr Peadar Gilligan, consultant in emergency medicine at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Hospital overcrowding in Ireland has become ‘undoubtedly dangerous’, warns emergency doctor

A leading emergency doctor has described Ireland’s overcrowded hospitals as life-threatening – as the head of the health service admitted it was “realistic” that people had died as a result of the crisis. This year’s winter outbreak of respiratory disease, combined with an acute shortage of hospital beds, has led to hundreds of patients waiting …

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Book club: the "Rough Sleepers" column is the selfless mission of a doctor

Book club: the “Rough Sleepers” column is the selfless mission of a doctor

Hello and welcome to the LA Times Book Club newsletter. The Hero Doctor At Tracy Kidder’s “The Sleepers on the Street” Jim O’Connellworked in a bar after college before applying to medical school at age 30. And he kept that job to pay the bills while attending Harvard — although it was the bar, not …

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Retired Charlotte physician George Linney, 79, was a man of medicine, music, family and faith. He died Dec. 22.

From Aretha to Baptist hymns: George Linney’s life was bound by enduring faith

Retired Charlotte doctor George Linney, 79, was a man of medicine, music, family and faith. He died on December 22. George Linney once compiled a list of 300 church hymns that he knew by heart, from the first verse to the last. But her favorite was “Blessed Assurance,” the traditional, understatedly elegant ode to the …

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Why the British Prime Minister prefers to consult a private doctor

Why the British Prime Minister prefers to consult a private doctor

After weeks of speculation, Britons have discovered the shameful truth: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak actually used private health care in the past. The UK’s Conservative leader was quick to add that he has always been registered with a National Health Service (NHS) GP and his family have has received “fantastic care” from an NHS hospital …

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Israel to cut internships for medical students to tackle 'severe' doctor shortage

Israel to cut internships for medical students to tackle ‘severe’ doctor shortage

The government will speed up the process for medical school graduates to start practicing medicine, which should ease the national shortage of doctors. Currently, Israel requires all medical students to complete an internship under the close supervision of another doctor before being allowed to practice. Unlike in the United States, where internships take place in …

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