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“Remote Area Medical–California” Begins Four Day Free Medical Clinic in Oakland–Volunteers Needed by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 24 Mar 2012 1:23am Folks are traveling all the way from Napa to get care at the free medical clinic.  RAM does good work and thank goodness they are here and this is a reminder of the failing healthcare system in the US for sure. The same problem exists in California as they have had at other free clinics and that is getting enough volunteers.  RAM was just ... Read on »
Angel Flights – Free Flights for Patients Needing Medical Care Through Volunteer Efforts by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 20 Feb 2010 11:56am This is something I thought was worth a mention as many may not even know this opportunity exists.  If your care needed is beyond perhaps what local healthcare facilities may be able to give and there are other hospitals outside your general travel area, you may just be in luck with a way to get there.  These are not always on big commercial a ... Read on »
Remote Area Medical Los Angeles Needs More Volunteers – Dentists, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 29 Apr 2010 12:33am Please find registration forms and more info at:   As noted, if they could have brought doctors across state lines, Stan Brock said he could have flown them here from other states.  If you can volunteer, go to the website for more information.  Last year it seemed they had shortages in the same areas and I remember the USC ... Read on »
A former peace corps volunteer starts a company that helps empower medical patients — article by Scott Keith by Scott Keith Patient Expert Posted Fri 04 Nov 2011 2:11pm When did I begin taking those blood pressure pills? Is it time for a physical exam? I had a colonoscopy a few years ago and they discovered a polyp. When do I need a follow up procedure? In today’s fast-paced world, it can be hard to keep track of your medical history. But a company in the Princeton, New Jersey area, founded in 2006, is ready ... Read on »
Young International Volunteers Need Better Medical Info by Medline Plus Posted Wed 04 Dec 2013 12:24pm High school and college graduates who traveled to developing countries to volunteer suffered more illnesses and injuries than regular tourists, in a new German study. And not all of them got the best medical advice before leaving. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Teen Health , Traveler's Health Read on »
Personal Genome Project looking for next wave of volunteers for an entire sequencing by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 27 Apr 2009 10:47pm If you are looking to qualify for an opportunity for a free sequence of your DNA, you could apply here.  I have covered quite a bit about the Personal Genome Project here and information from those who have shared their experience and what it meant to them. One most notable participants in the first round is Dr. John Halamka, and I feature ma ... Read on »
UMass Memorial Medical Center Created A New Marketing Approach for Attracting Bone Marrow Testing-Model Wearing Short Skirts by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Dec 2010 12:02am The Caitlin Raymond International Registry for bone marrow donors is run by the hospital and when all the insurers started seeing a growth in the number of claims, well folks stated looking.  The models are now unemployed there and more investigations are ongoing.  The free testing involved finding a DNA match to see if there is anyone o ... Read on »
America’s Medical System: Better or Worse than the Developing World? by Francine H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 02 Jan 2012 12:00am Five years ago, I lost a dear friend to a situation that never should have happened. Although, if I were to ask him, he would tell me otherwise. He would say his life’s journey was over. I would say the ignorance and arrogance of his adopted country’s medical system killed him.  I am writing about this five years later because I was rem ... Read on »
Volunteers Needed for Study-Can earn $50.00! by T Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 6:18pm Unexplained Chronic Fatigue Questionnaire Study - Volunteers Needed From Kathleen O'Connor at The University of Utah: Participants wanted for study of chronic fatigue Individuals who have had severe, unexplained fatigue for at least six months and who have no serious abnormalities on medical tests are wanted for a study of chron ... Read on »
Vaccinations of Volunteers Start in First H1N1 Clinical Trial by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Mon 10 Aug 2009 4:26pm Emory University researchers began vaccinating volunteer participants Aug. 10 in the first of several planned clinical trials of a new H1N1 vaccine. The clinical trials are being conducted by the eight Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs), supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National ... Read on »