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Pay Your Own Way Government Has a Body Count

Leah Plunkett | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Leah Plunkett

If Kafka were around to design a plan for governance, the result would be this pay-your-own-way approach. When government tries to make some citizens pay for services we all rely on, the results are at best bizarre, at worst sinister.

Bed Bugs Have This City's Paramedics Ready For Battle

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Bed bugs have benefitted from a resurgence, plaguing the nation over the last several years. The little bloodsuckers settle everywhere from schools to...

Leadership that Challenges Corruption

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

Patient capital is vital for early-stage investing when the company must confront significant challenges to disrupt an industry. At this stage, few other than philanthropy-based patient capital will take the financial risk the company needs for experimentation.

Son Billed After Father Dies Waiting For Ambulance

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

Durand Ford Jr., of Washington, D.C., was grieving. Now he's seething. Ford received a $780.85 bill from District of Columbia Fire & EMS for an amb...

84-Year-Old Man Charged Ridiculous Amount For Ambulance Ride Next Door

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2012 | Money

Tom Kosta complained of dizziness when he went to see the doctors at his local medical center. But his head really started spinning when he was sent a...

Man Hit By Police Car Fined $1,000

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2012 | Money

A New York City pedestrian who was struck and injured by a police car was sent a sorry apology from the New York Police Department. Jesse Zorski, a...

Which Is More Likely To Save Your Life: A Helicopter Or An Ambulance?

| Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) A medical emergency helicopter can swoop down to pick up a trauma victim and often deliv...

Connecticut Paramedic Accused Of Raping Woman Inside Ambulance

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | Crime

HAMDEN, Conn. — A paramedic raped a woman as she lay unconscious and strapped to a stretcher in the back of an ambulance on the way to a hospita...

World's Most Luxurious Ambulance Service

Mark C. Miller | Posted 12.27.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

"This is not your father's ambulance," remarked Platinum Ambulance president Roger Pelham, 43. "Everything from the tires to the engine to the hand-carved, imported mahogany interior is state-of-the-art."

Old Woman Breaks Leg In Hospital, Staff Tell Her To Call Ambulance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - A review is underway at a Niagara Falls hospital after an elderly patient fell at the facility and was told to call an ambulance...

Baby, You Can Drive My Ambulance

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

British clinics aren't much like New York clinics. There's no complaining. Nobody gets flustered and calls the staffers anything ending in "head." Also, the Brits don't mind waiting on lines. It's like sex to them.

Catherine Pearson

Ambulance Traffic Could Decide Life Or Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living

Imagine you call 911 and tell the operator you are experiencing the signs of a heart attack -- chest discomfort, shortness of breath and nausea. EMS e...

Selling Those Helicopter Ambulances in Texas

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christine Negroni

Only when schools and summer camps realize their deal with air transport companies could result in an athlete joining the grim accident statistics will they close the door to opportunistic sales people.

St. Anthony's Hospital To Switch To Vibrating Sirens So Drivers Can Hear Over Cell Phones, iPods

KMGH Denver | Deb Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- St. Anthony's Hospital has new sirens on two ambulances that will vibrate drivers. Rumbler sirens have a low frequency or tone that send ...

A Tough Job For A Volunteer

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Harnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Racing through the streets of Brooklyn in an ambulance with lights flashing and sirens blaring is no tragic event for James Pointer. In fact, it's no...

An Essential Cheat Sheet of Important Medical Info

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Because you never know where you'll be -- or what you'll be carrying -- when you head to an ER, I highly suggest that you share your medical synopsis with an "emergency healthcare buddy."

Inside an Ambulance

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Today I'm with two paramedics who are going to help me tell you everything you ever wanted to know about ambulances.

Paramedics Accused Of Molesting Patients

AP | DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DALLAS — They answer the call 24-7, often risking their own safety to rescue the sick and injured and rush them to the hospital. But some parame...

NYC Planning Special Ambulance To Recover Organs

Washington Post | Rob Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the hope of saving the lives of more people waiting for transplants, New York City is working on a plan to deploy a special ambulance to collect th...