When Rosie Hershberger was a young girl, her father told her she never should be an organ donor."He told me organ donors were left on the side of the road to die," she told a group gathered at Meadville Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon. "He was wrong. He was so wrong."April is National Donate Life Month. In honor of people who choose to give the gift of life to others, MMC officials and their partners at the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) marked the occasion by raising of a "Donate Life" flag, dedicating an organ donor wall and listening to personal accounts of the impact organ donation can have for both donor families and recipients. The first time Hershberger of Greenville told a crowd the story of her son Christopher and the decision to donate his organs when he died suddenly on Jan. 18, 2012, at the age of 17, she had music playing in the background to calm and center her. She briefly played a quick tune on her phone Wednesday before she told the tale of a … [Read more...] about Life-saving power of organ donation stressed during Meadville Medical Center event
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest 3 medical helicopters sent to I-75 crash in NKY At least three Air Care helicopters have been requested to respond to the scene. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Jennifer Baker, Fox19 Published 5:32 a.m. ET April 12, 2018 | Updated 6:54 a.m. ET April 12, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The left lane is open on southbound Interstate 75 about a mile north of the Crittenden exit after a crash closed the highway for more than an hour earlier Thursday morning, according to Kenton County … [Read more...] about 3 medical helicopters sent to I-75 crash in NKY
The Heartland Republican Women's Club will host a forum on State Question 788 at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the Edmond Community Center, 28 E Main St. State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana if approved, will be on the June 26 ballot. August Rivera, of Oklahomans Against State Question 788, will speak against the initiative, and Sam Fredrickson, board member of Our Revolution Oklahoma, will represent the supporting view. The measure deals with legalizing the use of marijuana in Oklahoma. Questions will be taken from the audience. The forum is free and open to the public. You might also be interested in... … [Read more...] about Forum planned for medical marijuana question
New Jersey is finally on the brink of protecting you from getting socked with surprise out-of-network medical bills. After years of lawmakers and lobbyists bickering, long-awaited legislation aimed at solving the problem is up for final votes in the state Legislature on Thursday. With the firm backing of Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, D-Middlesex and Gov. Phil Murphy, the "Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act" is expected to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate and the Assembly. Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, and other Republicans oppose it, siding with physician organizations who argue they need the revenue from out-of-network claims to afford practicing in New Jersey's heavily regulated, expensive market. The physician-led Access to Care Coalition calls the bill a giveaway to insurance companies, and has staged press conferences and launched social media campaigns targeting state lawmakers to … [Read more...] about Tired of those surprise out-of-network medical bills? N.J. finally doing something about it.
April 12, 2018 By Dar Danielson There’s another chance for those who want to get into Iowa’s new medical marijuana business to get a license to make the product. Iowa Department of Public Health Deputy Director Sarah Reisetter says the law does allow two licenses to manufacture. There were nine companies that showed interest the first time around — but only one followed through. “We did follow up with some of them after the fact to find out and see why they decided not to apply,” Reisetter says. “During the course of some of those conversations and based on contacts that we’ve received consistently since that happened, we are pretty confident that there is still interest in another manufacturing license in Iowa, so we decided to proceed.” The sole license to produce medical marijuana products was awarded to MedPharm Iowa in November. Reisetter says things happened pretty quickly after the law was passed and that was part of the … [Read more...] about State offering a second license to manufacture medical marijuana