A story about healthcare,illness, creativity and Freedom.
"Would Stephen Hawking trade his amazing intellectual prowess for a sturdy, fully functional body? Would Frida Kahlo, or Van Gogh, or Virginia Woolf, or Stevie Wonder have traded their art for freedom from their “afflictions”? As the developed world increasingly looks to standardize individual reality thorough medications, and to create “more productive” citizens, it appears that future free-thinkers, artists and geniuses may never have the opportunity to develop their individual greatness."Read more »
Desperate transplant patients are being given the lungs of chain smokers because the NHS is so short of organ donations.Surgeons are also being forced to use diseased body parts from cancer sufferers, drug addicts and the very elderly.Read more »
Massive healthcare fraud scheme uncovered in Miami
(Reuters) - The top two officials of a leading chain of community mental health centers were among four people arrested in Miami on Thursday in connection with a scheme involving about $200 million in fraudulent medical claims, U.S. prosecutors said.
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