Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Diagnosed with Brain Cancer (Glioblastoma)

SAY A PRAYER FOR JOHN MCCAIN AND HIS FAMILY …

The Hill is reporting that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been diagnosed with brain cancer. The primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was discovered after the senior Arizona senator underwent a minor procedure last week to remove a blood clot from above his left eye. We wish Sen. McCain all the best and our prayers are with him. Although, this is a terrible diagnosis as this type of cancer is very aggressive, I can say from personal experience, the time frame given for surviving can be beat. My sister was diagnosed with the same type of cancer many years ago. She went through surgery, radiation and chemo. Although she was much younger than McCain when diagnosed, much has changed between then and now and the medical advancements. Sadly, my sister has since passed, but not before she lived 20 years past her initial diagnosis and I was able to fulfill my promise to her that she would see her sons graduate high school. We did one better, she was able to see them graduate college and get married. John McCain is a fighter. We will him all the best.

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with brain cancer, the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix said Wednesday.

The tumor was discovered after the senior Arizona senator underwent a minor procedure last week to remove a blood clot from above his left eye.

“Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” the hospital said in a statement.

“The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.”

McCain’s latest diagnosis is not his first battle with cancer. He underwent a procedure in 2000 to remove a type of skin cancer called melanoma from the left side of his face.

Well wishes from President Trump:

President Donald Trump released a message soon after the news of the senator’s condition broke. “Senator John McCain has always been a fighter,” he said. “Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. Get well soon.”

The senator’s daughter, Meghan McCain, also issued a statement on Twitter about the diagnosis:

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Fellow senators express their words of praise, encouragement and prayers for John McCain.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a close friend of McCain and one of his most ardent allies on Capitol Hill, spoke with the Arizona senator on Wednesday. He said they talked only briefly about McCain’s diagnosis before shifting to a conversation about the Senate’s healthcare reform efforts and the National Defense Authorization, the federal defense spending bill.

“Literally, it went five minutes until we turned away from what I think most people have a hard time absorbing and focused on what he loves the best,” Graham told reporters after speaking with McCain.

The news of McCain’s diagnosis prompted an immediate outpouring of support from fellow lawmakers.

“God knows how this ends, not me,” Graham said. “But what I do know is this disease has never had a more worthy opponent.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) characterized McCain as a fighter, saying in a statement that “he will face this challenge with the same extraordinary courage that has characterized his life.”

“John McCain is a hero to our Conference and a hero to our country. He has never shied away from a fight and I know he will face this challenge with the same extraordinary courage that has characterized his life,” McConnell said in a statement. “The entire Senate family’s prayers are with John, Cindy and his family, his staff, and the people of Arizona he represents so well.”

Posted July 20, 2017 by
Cancer, John McCain, Senate | one comment

Obamacare is Not Just a Lie, Its a Job Killer

OBAMACARE IS A JOBS KILLERHAS COST ABOUT 250,000 JOBS.

It is not a matter whether or not Obamacare has to be repealed, we have no choice. Obamacare is a lie when it comes to healthcare coverage and it is a jobs killer. Democrats have whined that Americans will lose healthcare coverage if Obamacare is repealed. Honestly America, we have no choice but to rid ourselves of this terrible law. It was not only a lie to the American people by Barack Obama, but a major jobs killer. We can’t afford to continues with this ironically named Affordable Healthcare Act when it is all but and in a death spiral. Thanks to Obama and the Democrat party, the hiring the 50th full-time employee effectively costs another $70,000 a year on top of the normal salary and benefits.  Also, as Instapundit reminds us, it doesn’t save lives either.

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In partnership with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, in March 2017 I was able to commission Hanover Research to survey small businesses nationwide regarding their hiring and compensation practices. The result was a sample of 745 small businesses, representing every major industry and together employing almost 50,000 people.

We asked managers (almost evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans) how many people each business employed and whether it offers health insurance. Many businesses, when they do not offer coverage, keep their payrolls just below 50 full-time employees and thereby narrowly escape the ACA’s penalty. This pattern is not visible among businesses that offer coverage.

When we followed up, the businesses employing just fewer than 50 often said the ACA caused them to hire less and cut hours below the full-time threshold. The penalty caused payrolls to shrink or prevented them from growing.

Nationwide, we estimate the ACA-inspired practice of keeping payrolls below 50 has cost roughly 250,000 jobs. This does not count jobs lost when businesses close (we didn’t survey closed businesses) or shrink because of other ACA incentives.

The tally of lost jobs is bound to grow because the penalty itself automatically grows and the IRS is still learning how to enforce it.

The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guests: Vince Savoia & Dawna Kaufmann

THE DANA PRETZER SHOW

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LISTEN TO SHOW PODCAST HERE

Tonight’s Guests:

  • Vince Savoia, Founder and Executive Director of The Tema Conter Memorial Trust. He will be discussing peer support family assistance and training for public safety and military personnel dealing with mental health issues and injuries.

Vincent (Vince) Matthew Savoia

As the Founder and Executive Director of The Tema Conter Memorial Trust, Vince Savoia is an expert in work-related mental health and wellness.   Vince has served as a paramedic and emergency medical dispatcher. In 1988, he became a member of the first ever Critical Incident Stress Management team at Toronto Emergency Medical Services.  He has an extensive background in crisis intervention and peer support.He is a graduate of Royal Roads University and Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology. He is a Certified Executive Coach, an alumni member of the York Region Critical Incident Stress Management Team, has served as an advisor to Peer Support Accreditation Certification (Canada), is a qualified Mental Health Works trainer, a certified Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training instructor, and he was a professor at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology teaching in the School of Public Safety, Emergency Communications Services program.

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Earlier this month, after sixth days of deliberations in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case, jurors sent word to Judge Steve T. O’Neill that they could not reach a unanimous verdict and the are “hopelessly deadlocked.” The judge declared a mistrial. Afterwards, prosecutor Kevin Steele announced in court that he will retry Cosby.

President Donald Trump Signs Obamacare Executive Order

TRUMP SIGNS OBAMACARE EXECUTIVE ORDERS

And so it begins, the undoing of Obamacare and the disastrous executive orders that Barack Obama laid waste upon America with his pen. President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of ObamaCare.” You live by the executive order, you die by it.

Obamacare under Trump

President Trump on Friday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of ObamaCare,” according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Trump signed the order in front of reporters at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, one of his first official acts as president.

He did not comment on the actions and no further details about them were immediately available.

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is also sending out a memo ordering a government-wide “regulatory freeze until further notified,” Spicer said.

Actress Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) in Critical Condition after Suffering Heart Attack on Plane Flight from London to L.A.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU CARRIE!!!

Actress Carrie Fisher, probably best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, is in critical condition Friday after suffering a “cardiac episode” during a flight from London to Los Angeles. According to the LAX Police Department, officers responded to Terminal 7 around 12:15 p.m., for a call of a female passenger in cardiac arrest. As per TMZ, people on board were administering CPR. United Airlines says its crew reported Carrie as “unresponsive” when they landed. Please, don’t let 2016 take yet another.

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Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher was in critical condition Friday after suffering a “cardiac episode” during a flight from London to Los Angeles, according to emergency officials.

Fisher, 60, was rushed to the hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics shortly after noon, after her 11-hour flight touched down at LAX.

A source who was not authorized to discuss the incident said the actress was “in a lot of distress on the flight.”

A statement released by United Airlines said that medical personnel met Flight 935 from London on arrival after the crew reported a passenger was unresponsive.

“Our thoughts are with our customer at this time,” the statement read.

Just prior to arrival, a pilot told the control tower that passengers who were nurses were attending to another “unresponsive” passenger.”

“So they’re working on her right now,” the pilot said in a public recording of the conversation on liveatc.net.

UPDATE I: TMZ – Carrie Fisher Massive Heart Attack on Plane.

We’re told the emergency occurred 15 minutes before the plane landed in L.A. A flight attendant asked if there were any medical personnel on board and an EMT who was sitting in the back of the plane came up to first class and administered life-saving measures.

Witnesses at LAX tell us Carrie’s eyes were closed and she appeared unconscious as EMTs rushed her through the terminal. She had an oxygen mask on her face.

The plane landed just after noon in L.A. and paramedics rushed her to a nearby hospital.

Posted December 23, 2016 by
Celebrity, Healthcare | one comment

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