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Miracle Surgery: Israeli Surgeons Reattach Boy’s Head After Traumatic Accident



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In a remarkable medical feat, surgeons at a Jerusalem hospital successfully reattached a 12-year-old boy’s head after he suffered an internal decapitation following a bike accident. Suleiman Hassan, a Palestinian from the West Bank, underwent a bilateral atlanto occipital joint dislocation, where his skull became detached from the top vertebrae of his spine, according to reports from Fox News. 

Hassan was immediately rushed to Hadassah Medical Center, where a team of doctors in the trauma unit performed the life-saving surgery. Dr. Ohad Einav, the leading orthopedic specialist, described the boy’s head as “almost completely detached from the base of his neck.” The intricate procedure, utilizing new plates and fixations, took several hours, during which the medical team fought to save Hassan’s life.

Considering the severity of the injury, Hassan’s chances of survival were initially estimated at only 50%. However, his recovery has astounded doctors, who now hail it as nothing short of a miracle. Hassan was discharged from the hospital with a cervical splint, and medical professionals will continue monitoring his progress.

The surgery, which took place in June, was kept under wraps until recently. Hassan’s father, who remained by his son’s side throughout the recovery process, expressed immense gratitude to the medical staff. He credited their professionalism, quick decision-making, and advanced technology for saving his son’s life against the odds.

Dr. Marc Siegel, a Clinical Professor of Medicine, explained that such a complex surgery relies on preserving blood flow to the brain. Major blood vessels remaining intact likely played a critical role in the success of the operation. While the surgery is considered extremely rare, Einav emphasized that the size of a child’s head relative to an adult makes them more susceptible to such injuries.

This extraordinary surgical intervention showcases the expertise, innovation, and advanced technology employed by the medical team at Hadassah Medical Center. The successful reattachment of Suleiman Hassan’s head provides hope and inspiration, underlining the potential for medical miracles even in the face of daunting challenges.

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Elizabeth Warren Acknowledges Unintended Consequences of Obamacare



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Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a longtime supporter of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is now acknowledging the unintended consequences of the healthcare legislation, particularly its impact on industry consolidation and rising healthcare prices.

Warren, who has been a vocal proponent of Obamacare, has recently had what the Wall Street Journal reported as an “epiphany” regarding the consequences of the healthcare law. In a letter addressed to the Health and Human Services Department inspector general, Warren, along with Senator Mike Braun of Indiana, expressed concerns about vertically-integrated healthcare companies potentially increasing prescription drug costs and evading federal regulations.

According to reports from Fox News, the bipartisan letter highlighted issues with the nation’s largest health insurers allegedly bypassing Obamacare’s medical loss ratio (MLR). According to Warren, these insurers, through vertical integration, have manipulated the system, leading to “sky-high prescription drug costs and excessive corporate profits.”

The senators detailed how conglomerates, like UnitedHealth Group, with ownership across various healthcare sectors, could inflate medical payments to pharmacies and, by realizing those payments on the pharmacy side, appear to comply with MLR requirements while retaining more profits.

Moreover, despite the Democrats’ argument that the MLR would benefit patients, it has incentivized insurers to merge with or acquire pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), retail and specialty pharmacies, and healthcare providers. This, in turn, has made healthcare spending less transparent, as insurers can allegedly shift profits to their affiliates by increasing reimbursements.

Warren, who has consistently voted against Obamacare repeal efforts, notably advocated for a “Medicare for All” proposal during her 2020 presidential campaign. Despite her prior support for the healthcare law, Warren’s recent concerns about its unintended consequences have raised questions about the long-term effects of Obamacare and its impact on the healthcare industry.

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