Dr. L A Morrison

4 Magazines | 10,126 Articles | 3,782 Followers | 23 Likes | @lamorrison | I'm a board-certified family physician, working in Africa, Haiti, the Philippines, and rural America. Married to a USMC marine veteran.

Black teen removed from HS graduation for wearing kente cloth

A black merit scholar was removed from his California high school graduation by deputies for wearing and refusing to remove traditional African kente …

Court hands life sentences to Uganda World Cup bombers

Five of seven men found guilty of carrying out deadly bombings in Kampala in 2010 have been given life sentences. They avoided the death penalty for the attacks that targeted fans who gathered to watch the World Cup.<p>Five men were handed life sentences in Uganda on Friday for their role in twin …

Uganda

NY AG won't investigate cop-involved Queens shooting death

ALBANY — After reviewing the death of a man shot in April by police in Queens, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Office has declined to get …

Some Health Providers Are Sharing Patients’ Info Online In Reaction To Bad Yelp Reviews

Now that we live in a world where it seems everything can be rated — from your restaurant experience to your root canal — privacy issues are popping …

Police Allege Air Force Sgt. Used Chainsaw to Cut Up Remains of Ex-Wife Air Force Veteran Who Had Been Missing Since April

The ex-husband of a 30-year-old Air Force veteran who went missing last month has been arrested and charged with the woman's murder, PEOPLE confirms.<p>Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Williams is charged with second-degree murder and child neglect in the death of his former wife Tricia Todd, a mother and …

Crime

Long-Acting Opioid Treatment Could Be Available In A Month

Labels for the first long-acting opioid addiction treatment device are rolling off printing machines Friday. Trainings begin Saturday for doctors who want to learn to insert four matchstick-size rods under the skin. They contain the drug buprenorphine, which staves off opioid cravings.<p>The implant, …

Health

Stop Fighting with Your Partner, Unless You Want Back Problems and High Blood Pressure

New science confirms that karma is a b*tch.<p>The way you fight with your partner can say a lot about your relationship—perhaps even how long it'll last. But closely observing your partner in the heat of a horrible argument may also predict which health issues they'll develop in the long run, …

High Blood Pressure

Kelowna senior hit with big medical bill after tumble in the U.S.

A Kelowna senior is extolling the benefits of travel insurance after a minor mishap turned into big medical bill from a Washington state hospital.<p>But …

Alzheimer's Disease May Be Caused By Brain Infections — NOVA Next

Silent infections earlier in life could be at the root of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Alzheimer’s researchers have long presumed that amyloid beta proteins …

Two Navy fighter planes collide off NC

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Navy fighters collided off the North Carolina Coast on Thursday and a fishing boat rescued all four crew members, officials said.<p>The two F/A-18F Super Hornets "were involved in a flight mishap" about 10:40 a.m., said Ensign Mark Rockwellpate, a Navy spokesperson.<p>A commercial fishing …

American South

FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time.<p>The first-of-a-kind device, Probuphine, arrives as …

Addiction

US reports first case of bacteria resistant to antibiotic of last resort

For the first time, a US patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort, scientists said Thursday.<p>The patient, a 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania, has recovered but health officials fear that if the resistance spreads to other bacteria, the country may …

Bacteria

10 Unimaginable & Horrific Botched Surgeries

May 26, 2016<p>For many, there are few things that can be as frightening as the moments leading up to surgery. In a perfect world, we’d expect that …

WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in war by both governments and …

Hospitals

Man convicted in brutal witness elimination killings

MILWAUKEE — After just 90 minutes of deliberating, a jury on Wednesday convicted a Milwaukee man charged with ordering three murders and an attempted fourth killing, as part of a brutal plot to eliminate anyone who could implicate him.<p>Danta Rowsey, 27, was convicted on four counts of first-degree …

Crime

Boss at heart of Romanian scandal over diluted disinfectant dies in car crash

Romanians have been left appalled by a multimillion-euro medical fraud scandal – a real-life hospital drama in which a big pharmaceutical company allegedly watered down disinfectants for use on wards over a number of years. Hundreds of people may have been infected as a result.<p>Public protests have …

Hospitals

Yes, the junior doctors' strike was about money. But blame the BMA for that, not the doctors

Several times in the last few months, I've written to suggest that industrial action among junior doctors, orchestrated by the British Medical Association, was all about money, a dispute that boiled down to the union wanting doctors to be paid more to work on Saturdays than the Government proposed …

Money

Doctors Getting ‘Pimped’

“Name the five brachial plexus roots,” a senior doctor commanded.<p>I’d spent hours memorizing the anatomy of the arm and shoulder that week. But now — in front of a small audience of patients, nurses and medical students — I squeaked out just four.<p>“What trunks do they give rise to?” he continued.<p>Oh …

Medicine

Winfrey explores megachurch drama in OWN drama 'Greenleaf'

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's latest project as both producer and actress continues her exploration of religion and spirituality.<p>The media mogul unveiled the first episode of her new series, "Greenleaf ," on Wednesday night at a private screening at Soho House in West Hollywood, …

Oprah Winfrey

Uganda al-Shabab World Cup bomb mastermind found guilty

<b>The mastermind of the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, has been found guilty of terrorism.</b><p>Isa Ahmed Luyima is one of 13 men on trial at the High Court in Kampala.<p>The Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the bombings, which …

The Medical Community Must Come to the Defense of Purvi Patel

When you come to the hospital for medical help, you don't expect to leave in handcuffs.<p>But that's exactly what happened to Purvi Patel when she came to an Indiana emergency room seeking assistance in July 2013. Ms. Patel arrived at the emergency room with bleeding following a recent pregnancy, a …

Medicine

Navy probing discrepancies in 'American Sniper' medal records

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Navy is investigating why documents show a discrepancy between the number of medals awarded to Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and what he wrote about in his best-selling book "American Sniper."<p>Documents obtained by The Intercept though a Freedom of Information request show that Kyle -- who became …

American Sniper

Doctor suspended for drug prescriptions

A Queensland doctor has received a brief suspension after the Queensland Civil and Administration Tribunal found her behaviour constituted …

Last Year, Queer Ugandans Celebrated Pride Like Never Before. But Can They Do It Again?

Members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters participate in a Pride march in a park on the banks of Lake Victoria in Entebbe, 25 miles from …

Africa

Alabama man died in jail from untreated ulcer, lawsuit says

An Alabama man died in jail from an untreated ulcer after going a week without food, medical care or even a court appearance.

Meet ‘Deadshot Mary,’ a 1930s Undercover Cop Superstar

Mary Shanley, New York City detective, photographed in 1937. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-134710)On June 20th, 1938, pedestrians near …

Parents: Do the Right Thing and Take Responsibility

On Sunday May 8th, a group of African-American children set fire to a parked school bus in front of a Jewish elementary school in Crown Heights. The incident was caught on a surveillance camera. The New York Police Department arrested one the arsonists that same night and three more were arrested …

Crime

Judge: US man charged in Uganda counterfeit plot could flee

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American deported from Uganda and charged in a massive counterfeiting scheme is a major flight risk and will remain jailed until he stands trial, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled.<p>Ryan Gustafson, 28, has been charged with printing at least $1.4 million in fake U.S. currency …

Africa

Scientists have come up with strategies to address an often overlooked contributor to weight gain

Despite massive government, medical and individual efforts to win the war on obesity, 71% of Americans are overweight.<p>The average adult is 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960. Our growing girth adds some US$200 billion per year to our health care expenditure, amounting to a severe health …

Health

From South Sudanese refugee to Olympic sprinter

<i>South Sudan's first ever Olympic team will compete in Rio later this year. Against all the odds, refugee and Perth resident Mangar Makur Chuot will</i> …

Africa