S37, an Illinois management company, is now facing the wrath of the public and a lawsuit from one its former employees after it was recently revealed they fired her less than two hours after her doctors told them she would need some time off from work for cancer treatment.
Elisa Madonia told CBS 2 that she thought things couldn't have gotten any worse when her doctors told her she had stage three esophageal cancer last October, but she was wrong.
Less than two hours after S37 management -- where she had worked for four years -- received a letter from her doctors explaining she would need some significant time off for chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, she was fired. more >>
Alabama neurosurgeon Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw, 62, who is being widely praised for trekking six miles in snow to perform life-saving brain surgery on a man who only had a 10 percent chance of living said the patient's survival is a "miraculous event" and his life is now in "the Lord's hands."
Speaking with reporters at a press conference held at Trinity Medical Center Thursday, Hrynkiw explained that he was aware of the dire condition of the patient when he decided to make the six-mile trek on foot Thursday because he had been communicating with hospital staff.
"I saw the CT scans. They texted me the image and this man's gonna die. He had a 90 percent chance of death. And the nurses and the ER physician who also called me while I was walking was telling me he was deteriorated, went into unconsciousness and he was dying," said Hrynkiw in a video of the press conference posted to al.com. more >>
The current American version of Universal Healthcare (UHC), Obamacare, has been the subject of not a little debate. One side seems to think it is a literal panacea. The other places it somewhere between overt communism or the total collapse of the U.S. economy and Satan worship accompanied by child sacrifices.
I have not devoted much time either to thinking or writing about Obamacare. It is a law in the process of implementation. Presidential candidates who ran promising to repeal it were defeated. We now deal with the consequences, good, bad or neutral.
Leaving aside from Obamacare for the moment, I am striving to discern why Universal Healthcare seems distasteful to so many. Is it wrong to want people to be healthy and physically whole as much as possible? more >>
Christian entertainer Carman Licciardello, who goes primarily by his first name, has revealed that he is doing much better and that the cancer he has been battling will be gone in three weeks. Carman has big plans for after he is fully recovered and wants to start a new project to be on 100 stages across America.
Carman fell ill a few weeks ago and battled an intense fever, which doctors said was normal for cancer patients. He chose to reveal all in a message to fans and followers in a personal message on Facebook, where he has kept everyone updated on his health struggles.
"The problem with me was that I developed some sort of virus and they couldn't identify it until the fevers dropped or broke. So I was admitted with 104 temp, shaking chills and my thumb getting ready to type as fast as it could and post on Facebook. Cause I knew once this got to these 'Prayer Savages' I have on my team – the Devil was facing a series [serious] New Jersey beat down. They could not stop the fevers, the lowest they would go was 102. So I put on my 3 time UFC Champion and friend 'Royce Gracie' t-shirt I got for Christmas, just for attitude – I must have slept 15 hours and when I woke up I was soaking wet," Carman wrote. more >>
Earlier this week it was reported that, for the third time, a Marlboro Man actor died of a smoking related disease after spending the last years of his speaking "out fiercely about the hazards of smoking." There's a biblical principle that underscores the tragic irony of these deaths, and it's summed up in one Hebrew word.
But first, a little history.
For those not old enough to remember the Marlboro Country ads, let me describe what we saw on our TV screens day and night. more >>
The Obama administration's argument that mandating birth control coverage reduces unintended pregnancies and has health benefits for women is based upon faulty reasoning and flawed research, the Beverly LaHaye Institute argues in an Amicus, or "friend of the court" brief for a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In the case Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby, which the Supreme Court will hear in March, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties are suing the Obama administration over its mandate to cover birth control, including some drugs that can be abortifacients. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, Christian-owned companies, argue that the mandate violates their owners' religious beliefs.
Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Obama administration must show that the mandate furthers a "compelling governmental interest" that outweighs the religious freedom concerns of Hobby Lobby. That "compelling governmental interest," the administration is arguing, is promoting women's health, preventing unintended pregnancies, and promoting gender equity. more >>