The number of Coloradans who have received orders to end their lives has increased every year since voters passed an assisted dying law in 2016, rising 18% in 2021. Last year, 222 people obtained prescriptions for the lethal doses of drugs, which they must ingest themselves after obtaining approval fromRead More →

(PORTLAND, OR) March 22, 2022 – As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to cause mass migration, loss of life and destruction, Medical Teams International is expanding its response to provide needed medical supplies and care to refugees passing through Moldova and the wounded and sick in Ukraine. The globalRead More →

The Montreal Children’s Hospital says it is preparing to receive young Ukrainian patients in need of medical care. According to spokeswoman Christine Bouthillier, the hospital is focusing preparations on its oncology department, as some children fleeing the war may be living with previous cancer diagnoses. “At this time, the detailsRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 288 shipments containing 64 tons of medical aid requested in the United States and 13 countries around the worldincluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 6.5 million defined daily doses of medicationincluding Covid-19 therapies, diabetes drugs and cancer treatments. ShipmentsRead More →

AMSTERDAM/BARCELONA/NEW YORK, April 24, 2019—the the war in Yemen is preventing women and children from receiving life-saving medical care in time, contributing to a growing number of deaths, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said in a report today, Complicated delivery. Pregnant women, newborns and children, amongRead More →

Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda, Marketing Director An experienced healthcare executive and wound care expert provide proven expertise and guidance on the use of near-infrared imaging technology. Snapshot technology is truly revolutionary and will have an indelible impact on the practice of wound care. — Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda CALGARY, AB, CANADA, MarchRead More →

It’s time to accept the undeniable reality: disruptions to medical care caused by COVID-19 have created life-threatening complications for patients across the United States. Overcrowded and understaffed hospitals; postponement of routine care; as well as disruptions in preventative services such as cancer screenings and cardiac procedures have left our country’sRead More →

Coherus BioSciences, Inc. – Dr. Dias is a biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry executive with more than 20 years of global experience launching oncology products – REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: “CHRS”, “the Company”, “Coherus”) today announced that Rosh Dias, MD, MRCP, hasRead More →

In addition to receiving the global honor of becoming one of the leading adventure travel organizations of 2021, IMA continues its legacy of promoting global health initiatives by opening its Summer Healthcare Internships app. International medical aid (IMA), an industry leader in providing a unique service medical internship abroad forRead More →

Traditionally, medical aid schemes apply fee increases from January 1 each year. However, the past two years have seen new trends emerge due to the Covid-19 pandemic, says Lee Callakoppen, senior director of Bonitas Medical Fund. These include postponing increases, dipping into reserves to reduce increases and announcing delayed increasesRead More →

Two women linked to the University of Minnesota are helping lead and coordinate the humanitarian response in Poland. MINNEAPOLIS — Even those on the front lines of the humanitarian crisis on the Ukraine-Poland border struggle to describe what is happening on a daily basis. “It’s unfathomable,” said Alexandra Sakurats, whoRead More →

A Texas judge has temporarily blocked the state from investigating parents who seek gender-affirming medical care for their transgender children. Last month, Governor Greg Abbott signed an order directing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and other state agencies to investigate, calling the treatment “child abuse.” District JudgeRead More →

The fight over transgender issues, fought on several fronts in recent years, has increasingly focused on medical treatment for children. Major medical groups – as well as transgender advocates – support what is known as gender-affirming care, which involves supporting a child’s gender identity and social transition, often through clothesRead More →

By Lara Cooper Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 340 medical aid shipments requested in 31 U.S. states and territories and 17 countries worldwideIncluding Ukraine. The shipments contained 17.9 million defined daily doses of drugsincluding Covid-19 therapies, diabetes medications, cancer treatments, as well as 30 tons ofRead More →

International humanitarian organization MOAS has launched a fundraising campaign for a new program to provide emergency mobile medical care to war-affected civilians. MOAS will deploy mobile medical units, ambulances and pharmaceutical aid, to respond quickly to health emergencies. We also have the expertise and experience to provide medical evacuations, asRead More →

Photo credit: United Hatzalah Miri playing with a young Ukrainian refugee. By Miri Shvimmer The first night I arrived here (last Thursday), along with 40 other EMS staff, I looked around one of the refugee centers where I was stationed to see who needed help. I found a woman sittingRead More →

Dr. Ryan Egeland [Image courtesy of Egeland] Dr. Ryan Egeland – who served as Cardiovascular Systems’ chief medical officer until earlier this month – has joined the Big Sky Biomedical incubator as chief executive. “Big Sky Biomedical was founded to enhance innovation and early-stage development in some of the fastestRead More →

The New York Police Department partners with the Russian American Officers Association (RAOA) to gather medical supplies for the people of Ukraine in the midst of the Russian invasion of the country, said Friday the president of the association. RAOA and the non-profit organization it works with are collecting ibuprofen,Read More →

RAOA and the non-profit organization it works with are collecting ibuprofen, aspirin, gauze and first aid kits, said Ukrainian officer and RAOA vice-president Stanislav Zubyk . A complete list Desired supplies also include bandages, acetaminophen, and tourniquets. Collection boxes will be placed in all 77 patrol areas, according to NYPDRead More →

LANSDALE, PA — Jefferson Lansdale Hospital has named Jonathan Sternlieb its new chief medical officer. Sternlieb, who was concurrently named associate chief medical officer of Jefferson Abington Hospital, has served as associate director of medical information for Jefferson Health since 2014. “Dr. Sternlieb brings medical acumen, broad institutional knowledge, technicalRead More →