Ebola patient Dr. Martin Salia died in an Omaha hospital over the weekend after the U.S. State Department had him transported to the Nebraska Medical Center on Saturday for treatment.
Salia's wife, Isatu, shared her gratitude for the medical care her husband received, even though doctors were unable to save his life because the deadly virus was already in advanced stages.
"We're very grateful for the efforts of the team led by Dr. Phil Smith," Isatu said in a Monday statement, according to The Washington Post. "In the short time we spent here, it was apparent how caring and compassionate everyone was. We are so appreciative of the opportunity for my husband to be treated here and believe he was in the best place possible." more >>
Ebola has claimed its second victim in the United States, as Dr. Martin Salia died this weekend after being transported from Sierra Leone to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for life-saving treatment. Salia's condition was critical, and the deadly virus was already in advanced stages.
Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the Biocontainment Unit at Nebraska Medical Center, released a statement breaking the news Monday morning.
"It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share this news," stated Smith. "Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren't able to save him." more >>
If you've followed the news in the last few days, you've likely heard of Jonathan Gruber. If you haven't, you should. He "helped write" ObamaCare and was paid handsomely for it--$400,000 to be "a paid consultant to the Obama administration to help develop the technical details as well." That's according to Gruber himself.
So why is he in the news? Because he's been caught on tape multiple times calling Americans "stupid" and saying that taking advantage of voters' "stupidity" was key to getting ObamaCare passed.
Here's what he said in November 2013: "Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to get anything to pass." more >>
The U.S. State Department confirmed Thursday that it's transporting an Ebola patient from Sierra Leone to Nebraska for life-saving treatment.
Dr. Martin Salia, a citizen of Sierra Leone who's also a legal permanent U.S. resident, was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday.
Salia, a 44-year-old surgeon, had been working at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in the Sierra Leone capital of Freetown, and is reportedly in stable condition. According to The Associated Press, he will be flown to the U.S. for treatment on Saturday. more >>
The "Obamacare" architect who said the healthcare law was intentionally confusing so that "stupid" America voters would not understand it, claims that Republicans are trying to confuse Americans about the law.
The "master strategy of the Republican Party ... is to confuse people enough about the law so that they don't understand that the subsidies they're getting is because of the law," Jonathan Gruber, a health economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said Tuesday in an interview with WGBH in Boston.
Gruber helped design the ACA, as well as the Massachusetts healthcare law upon which the ACA is based. more >>
A recently released study has shown that there is a connection between marijuana usage and the volume of gray matter a person may have.
Published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study was overseen by researchers from the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas, The Mind Research Network of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the University of New Mexico, and Advance MRI, LLC of Frisco, Texas.
"…we measured gray matter (GM) volume via structural MRI across the whole brain by using voxel-based morphology, synchrony among abnormal GM regions during resting state via functional connectivity MRI, and white matter integrity (i.e., structural connectivity) between the abnormal GM regions via diffusion tensor imaging in 48 marijuana users and 62 age- and sex-matched nonusing controls," read the abstract. more >>