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More Dancer Hipster Stuff to Watch out for, Young’uns

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UK medical device maker Smith & Nephew paying $22.2M to settle US foreign bribery allegations – The Washington Post.

UK medical device maker Smith & Nephew paying $22.2M to settle US foreign bribery allegations

WASHINGTON — British orthopedics maker Smith & Nephew has agreed to pay $22.2 million to settle U.S. criminal and civil allegations that it bribed doctors employed by the Greek government for more than a decade to win business, U.S. authorities said Monday.

Smith & Nephew’s agreements with the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are the government’s latest action stemming from its investigation into bribery by medical device companies of doctors employed by governments overseas.

In a similar case last April, health care giant Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $70 million to settle civil and criminal charges of bribing doctors in Europe and paying kickbacks to the Iraqi government to obtain business.

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mickeypamo:

Dancers are the hippiest hipster vics of Smith & Nephew Resurfacings

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I had the Birrmingham resurfacing to both hips with a gap of 5 months, in 2008. I was advised that the Smith & Nephew was the best product having been free of problems for 10 years.

I now have difficulty in walking any distance or standing for any time. I have undergone blood tests, as the questions of MoM hip replacements was raised by the Nuffield Hospital, in Bournemouth, to me. Tests by the NHS have shown that I have twice the limit of both Cobalt and Chromium in my blood, which my GP advises is damaging to the heart, A little concerning as I had 5 By-passes in 2000.

I am waiting for a consultant to see me and state that I will need both hips replaced with Ceramic, Needless to say I am being delayed in that consultation.

Once I have received the advice, I…

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M.Anthony,Choreog.obitM.Anthony,Choreog.obit.end

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This post comes from a dear friend, Allen Bernard, who thought Mary Anthony should be honored especially by Cincinnatians and Northern Kentuckians.

And, I’ll be darned, Mary Price Boday! You never told us you were a writer, a biographer of A Dancer’s Journey. Is it published yet? Please let us all know. I will put a link for your writing as I did with Stuart Hodes’ memoir among others (Richard Holden’s story is available to read for free online)

I did not encounter Mary Anthony in this lifetime, yet I surely honor her gifts of expression. That final line in A. Kisselgoff’s writing resonates powerfully with me: “Find a verse of poetry and become it.”

Thank you, Mary


photo by Milton Oleaga, c. 71

photo by Milton Oleaga, c. 71

Lobsang Pamo is her name

Eating haters is her game

She works only for Peace amongst all

Appears to others as weak and small


mickeypamo:

Hope none of you have to deal with this. I’m sure Helen Heineman has.

Originally posted on Earl's View:

Cement used in hip replacement linked to surgery deaths

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CHARLIE COOPER Author Biography HEALTH REPORTER Friday 13 June 2014

In new evidence which could lead to a review of surgical procedures for hip operations, use of cement was linked to at least 41 deaths in England and Wales since 2005.

Researchers including England’s former chief medical officer Professor Liam Donaldson identified 62 cases of a rare reaction called bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS) occurring between 2005 and 2012.

The cement is used to hold artificial joints in place. It is widely used in the UK, and while it has reported long-term benefits for the patient, is not essential for a successful operation and its use is less common in some other countries.

BCIS occurs when the cement disrupts circulation in the hip joint, causing blood pressure to drop, potentially stopping the…

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A dancer photographed by M. Baryshnikov

A dancer photographed by M. Baryshnikov

“I am the enemy of ballet, which I look upon as false, absurd, and outside the domain of art. I thank God that a cruel destiny did not inflict on me the career of a ballet dancer”—Isadora Duncan in “My Life”, 1928

Is the Narrow Path to Transcendence Worth the Later Physical Ailments in a Dancer's Life?

Is the Narrow Path to Transcendence Worth the Later Physical Ailments in a Dancer’s Life?

“Dancing is the perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire”—anonymous

Don't know the photographer . . . I think Julian will be thrilled to see his picture snatched for our view . . . precious boy . . . check him out on Facebook. I think he's 14 now.

Don’t know the photographer . . . I think Julian will be thrilled to see his picture snatched for our view . . . precious boy . . . check him out on Facebook. I think he’s 14 now.

“The ballet is simply a lewd performance”—Leo Tolstoy

Pina Bausch

Pina Bausch

“Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.”—George Balanchine in Newsweek 1964

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Alexandra Danilova and Serge Lifar

(on Martha Graham’s performance)

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