A 65-year-old South Korean woman went to a doctor complaining of severe joint pain after receiving dozens of acupuncture treatments. When the doctor examined her X-rays he saw hundreds of acupuncture needles left behind in the soft tissue of her knees.
The unnamed woman was diagnosed with osteoarthritis, a common cause of debilitating pain and stiffness in the knee joints caused by worn cartilage.
Previously, I told you about rapper T.I.’s niece, Kamaya, who was sickened with a serious skin infection. According to Kamaya’s social media accounts, she was hospitalized for a week with a boil inside her nose. The infection started out as an innocuous pimple inside her nostril. The pimple developed into a boil, then into an abscess. Thankfully, Ms. Harris has recovered from her ordeal.
But others weren’t as fortunate. Three patients died of pneumonia caused by a Staph infection within days of each other at a hospital in London, Ky., USA Today reports. One man, Eric Allen, 39, was admitted with a serious form of pneumonia caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Allen was described as “coughing up bits of lung tissue” before his organs failed and he died.
Documenting breast implants and liposuction surgeries online is nothing new, but rarely do you see a black woman being so open about cosmetic surgery.
Most women who can afford to leave the country for expensive cosmetic surgeries keep their friends in the dark about how they got their new curves. Whether due to vanity or shame, they return from their “vacation” to the Dominican Republic with a plethora of lies to explain the weight loss and artificially enhanced breasts and butt (exotic diets, new personal trainer, Yoga, etc.)
Rapper T.I.’s niece, Kamaya Harris, posted the following photos on her Instagram page today. In the caption she wrote:
I wasn’t going to post this but I wanted to share my flow for the past 3 days… They have been very miserable, very sleepless, & very painful but thru it all God is good almost over & I’ll be back to myself soon
The “boil” is real
Based on the information in her caption, I’m guessing she is suffering from a painful boil (Furunculosis, Folliculitis) inside her nose that can be caused by Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
You may recall my discussion on Staphylococcus Aureus in my Medical Minute post on MRSA. I told you that Staph lives on our skin and inside our noses. When the bacteria colonizes our noses it becomes necessary to decolonize the nose with antibiotics to prevent recurrent infections.
A pill that increases female sexual libido by boosting Dopamine in the brain has been rejected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Sprout Pharmaceuticals plans to appeal again to the FDA to approve its drug flibanserin. The FDA questioned whether the drug’s benefits outweighed the risks including the side effects fatigue, dizziness and nausea.
Zeke Emanuel, the mastermind behind the disastrous Obamacare health insurance legislation (Affordable Care Act) appeared as a guest on FOX News Sunday. The host, Chris Wallace, asked Emanuel bluntly if President Obama lied when he told millions of Americans they could keep their doctor.
CHRIS WALLACE: “President Obama famously promised, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Doesn’t that turn out to be just as false, just as misleading, as his promise about if you like your plan, you can keep your plan? Isn’t it a fact, sir, that a number, most, in fact, of the Obamacare health plans that are being offered on the exchanges exclude a number of doctors and hospitals to lower costs?”
Zeke Emanuel: “The president never said you were going to have unlimited choice of any doctor in the country you want to go to.”
It isn’t every day that a woman loses both of her breasts due to cancer. One patient decided to make her double mastectomy surgery a happy occasion with a dance off in the operating room.
Obviously this is not normal procedure in the OR where the environment is usually staid, sterile and depressing.
But the nurses and doctors treating Deborah Cohan at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion in San Francisco ignored the rules to dance to the strains of Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied” before Cohan went under the knife.