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  • Why does it take so long to get an appointment with my family doctor?

    Healthy Debate
    Paul Taylor
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Personal Health Navigator is available to all Canadian patients. Questions about your doctor, hospital or how to navigate the health care system can be sent to AskPaul@Sunnybrook.ca Question:Although I like my family doctor, I find it takes a very long time to get an appointment, even when I am not feeling well. A friend of mine has another family doctor and this doesn’t seem to be a problem. We both live in Ontario. Why the difference? Answer: That sounds very frustrating. If it’s any consolation, a lot of other patients also have trouble seeing their doctors in a timely fashion.
  • Hospitals waste millions on antibiotics

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    Chris Nerney
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Premier, Inc., concludes that the inappropriate use of antibiotics in U.S. hospitals could result in an estimated $163 million in excessive costs. Beyond wasting hospitals’ precious financial resources, unnecessary antibiotics combinations increase the chances of adverse drug reactions in patients. read more
  • One Third of Knee Replacements Inappropriate

    Age with Quality not in Crisis
    Anthony Cirillo
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Replacement not always necessary. One Third of Knee Replacements Inappropriate New research reports that more than one third of total knee replacements in the U.S. were classified as “inappropriate”. The study, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), highlights the need for consensus on patient selection criteria among U.S. medical professionals treating those with the potential need of knee replacement surgery. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed in the U.S.
  • Many rural hospitals feeling left behind

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    Jordan Rau
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Crawford Memorial Hospital, in rural Robinson, Ill., is the only hospital for miles around. Just like elsewhere, Crawford’s doctors deliver babies, perform routine operations and see thousands of patients in the emergency room. read more
  • What share of society’s “raise” should go to healthcare?

    Healthcare Economist
    Jason Shafrin
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Politico.com has an interesting series of articles titled Obamacare 2.0, which examines different perspectives on how to improve the Affordable Care Act.   One common theme in about half the articles is that the ACA does not do enough to cut healthcare spending. The rise in healthcare spending over the past few decades has been significant.  In 1995, 13.6% of the economy went to healthcare.  By 2012, this figure had climbed to 17.9%.  The CBO projects that federal spending on Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and health insurance exchange subsidies will rise by 85% between 2014 and 2024.
 
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  • CDC confirms first case of Ebola

    Ilene MacDonald
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States in a person who traveled to Dallas from West Africa, while Texas officials urged residents to remain calm and hospitals across the nation said they are prepared to handle additional cases.  read more
  • The drawbacks of drug-testing physicians

    Zack Budryk
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    A California ballot initiative addressing the growing problem of substance abuse among healthcare workers may have unintended consequences, according to two opinion pieces in the Annals of Internal Medicine.read more
  • Connecticut requires hospitals to inform patients of observation status

    Ilene MacDonald
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    Beginning today, Connecticut hospitals must tell patients when they are in observation and not actually admitted--and inform them that they may be responsible for charges incurred during their stay, according to the Greenwich Times.com.read more
  • 4 mistakes hospitals make in the search for partnerships

    Katie Sullivan
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    In an effort to be more efficient, deliver value-based care and streamline the healthcare continuum, hospitals enter into partnerships out of want rather than financial necessity to stay ahead of competitors in the ever-evolving healthcare industry, according to a piece in Hospitals & Health Networks.read more
  • Mixed news, unclear future for ACOs

    Zack Budryk
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Despite their early successes, accountable care organizations remain an uncertain prospect within healthcare, MedPageToday reports.read more
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  • Ebola In The ER: The Importance Of Taking A Travel History

    Robert Glatter, MD
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    When Thomas Eric Duncan went to visit the emergency department (ED) with fever and abdominal pain on September 26, the fact that he recently arrived from Liberia was a key element in his initial contact with the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital System in Dallas.
  • For This October: A New Kind of Breast Cancer Awareness

    Elaine Schattner
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Today “awareness” needs an update, and a shift in its focus to these 5 points...
  • Good News And Bad News About Value Based Healthcare

    Leah Binder
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    An important event yesterday signaled the beginning of the end for the much-maligned “fee-for-service” payment system in the U.S. healthcare system. That’s the system by which doctors and other providers get paid for every service they deliver, regardless of whether it’s necessary or does any good for the patient. Unchecked, fee-for-service functions as an elaborate incentive program for terrible care. It actually rewards providers financially when patients suffer complications or infections, and pays them more if they order unnecessary tests or procedures.
  • Is Your Doctor Being Paid By Pharma? That Could Be Good.

    John LaMattina
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    The biopharmaceutical industry seeks out the best doctors to work with on these important clinical programs. After all, these trials can cost anywhere from $10 – 500 million and one can’t afford suboptimal trial design or execution. Thus, a company tries to involve the best experts for the particular disease for which the experimental medicine is intended.
  • Fighting Cancer By Fixing Our Cells' Hard Drives

    Sarah Hedgecock
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    For the first time, Forbes is bringing together 1,000+ members of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list with some of the globe’s top leaders and mentors to create partnerships that will change the world over the next 50 years. The Under 30 Summit will take place in Philadelphia from Oct. 19 – 22.
 
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  • On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

    Nell Greenfieldboyce
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.» E-Mail This
  • Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

    John Ydstie
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:43 pm
    It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.» E-Mail This
  • Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say

    Maanvi Singh
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.» E-Mail This
  • A Year Later, HealthCare.Gov Has Found Its Footing But Problems Remain

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Robert Siegel talks to Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about the one-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplace rollout.» E-Mail This
  • Proton Center Closure Doesn't Slow New Construction

    Jenny Gold
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    A proton beam therapy center in Indiana is closing, and insurers are reluctant to cover the treatment for common cancers. But plans for three new proton therapy centers for the D.C. area are still on.» E-Mail This
 
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  • Infographic: Health Insurance Affordability Through ACA’s Marketplaces

    Melanie Matthews
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Sixty-one percent of adults paying health insurance premiums through the Affordable Care Act's marketplaces are reporting they are somewhat or very easy to afford. The Commonwealth Fund summarizes the experiences of health insurance marketplace customers in terms of affordability and plan satisfaction in a new infographic. As health plan operators last year were preparing to offer plans on the state-run and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges, they could only guess at the age and health of the population that would enroll, and they had no information about how their competitors…
  • Aetna Compassionate Care: “Advanced Illness Care Coordination Can’t Be Measured by Numbers Alone”

    Patricia Donovan
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    In its new report, "Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life," the Institute of Medicine recommends the development of measurable, actionable, and evidence-based quality standards for clinician-patient communication and advance care planning to reflect the evolving population and health system needs. Aetna's Compassionate Care program, a case management approach for individuals in advanced stages of illness, breaks down barriers commonly encountered in this highly sensitive stage of the health continuum while positively impacting both…
  • Infographic: Physician Adoption of Health IT

    Melanie Matthews
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Physician interest in mhealth is strong, according to Deloitte's 2014 Survey of U.S. Physicians. Access to clinical information is the most cited benefit of health IT by physicians, the survey also found. A new Deloitte infographic looks at the difference between physician users and non-users of health IT, patient support of health IT and analysis of meaningful use. The healthcare technology revolution is just around the corner. And when it arrives, it will change and enrich our lives in ways we can only begin to imagine. Doctors will perform blood pressure readings via video chat and…
  • Infographic: The “Digital” Patient

    Melanie Matthews
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Mobile technology, broadband networks and a greater emphasis on patient accountability in healthcare is creating "digital patients," according to CDW Healthcare. In a new infographic, CDW Healthcare examines what constitutes a digital patient and the keys to mhealth success. Social Media in Healthcare: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate, 2nd edition describes the major social media applications and reviews their benefits, uses, limitations, risks, and costs. It also provides tips for creating a social media strategy based on your organization’s specific needs and resources. Through…
  • Community Linkages Support HCSC’s Holistic Approach to Duals

    Cheryl Miller
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    Meeting the holistic needs of the individual, and not treating them as a diagnosis has been key to Health Care Services Corporation's (HCSC) work with dual eligibles. Here, Julie Faulhaber, HCSC’s vice president of enterprise Medicaid, describes the organization's innovative use of community care connections to engage the unique challenges of this largely older adult and disabled population in population health management. Question: What are some examples of HCSC community connections and how do these linkages benefit Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries? Julie Faulhaber: Our community…
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  • VA CIO says new scheduling system will roll out by 2017

    Dan Bowman
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Contrary to previous reports, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will deploy a new scheduling system by 2017.read more
  • FDA pubs cybersecurity guidance for med device makers

    Dan Bowman
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    In a final guidance document published Oct. 1, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency outlines measures it believes medical device manufacturers must take to ensure the safety and security of their tools in the face of growing cyberthreats.read more
  • HIMSS: Road to coordinated care has become rocky

    Katie Dvorak
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society reached out to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week to create a plan to address health IT issues facing the nation's healthcare system.read more
  • AHIMA issues information governance framework

    Susan D. Hall
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    AHIMA has released a framework for healthcare information governance at its annual convention in San Diego, calling for commitment to managing information as a strategic asset.read more
  • Digital health investments continue to rise

    Katie Dvorak
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    As the final quarter of 2014 gets underway, digital health funding continues to grow at a rapid rate, already surpassing the about $2 billion raised in 2013.read more
 
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  • The Kaiser Permanente Model and Health Reform’s Unfinished Business

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:53 pm
    By JEFF GOLDSMITH For decades, health policymakers considered Kaiser Permanente the lode star of delivery system reform.  Yet by the end of 1999, the nation’s oldest and largest group model HMO had experienced almost three years of significant operating losses, the first in the plan’s history. It was struggling to implement a functional electronic health […]
  • Government’s New Doctor Payments Website Worthy of a Recall

    1 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    CHARLES ORNSTEIN If the federal government’s new Open Payments website were a consumer product, it would be returned to the manufacturer for a full refund. Open Payments is the government’s site for publishing payments made to doctors and teaching hospitals by drug and medical device manufacturers. It includes 4.4 million payments, worth $3.5 billion, to more than […]
  • Free Medical School?

    1 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    By JACK COCHRAN, MD and CHARLES KENNEY One of the most compelling medical stories in the country is unfolding within the sprawling landscape of inland Southern California. The story centers on the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine where G. Richard Olds, MD, the school’s dean, is taking on one of the uber challenges in health care […]
  • The Ebola Outbreak: The CDC Director’s Guidance for Health care workers

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    By Tom Frieden, MD There has been a lot of fear about Ebola. The health care workers who care for Ebola patients are right to be concerned – and they should use that concern to increase their awareness and motivation to practice meticulous infection control measures. Ebola virus is transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids […]
  • Changing My Mind on SES Risk Adjustment

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    ASHISH JHA, MD I’m sorry I haven’t had a chance to blog in a while – I took a new job as the Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute and it has completely consumed my life.  I’ve decided it’s time to stop whining and start writing again, and I’m leading off with a piece about […]
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  • Cavalcade of Risk #218

    David Williams
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Where you headed? Welcome to the 218th running of the Cavalcade. Has it really been that many since InsureBlog’s Hank Stern started it up? Wow! In case you’re wondering what Hank is up to these days, he’s participating in the American Cancer Society’s annual walk to raise money for research. You know the odds –the risks of getting cancer are too darn high. I’ve donated to Hank’s cause and you can do the same right here. But with all that walking Hank still finds time for blogging. InsureBlog takes a New York Times blogger to task, explaining how…
  • Big party candidates and Globe don’t get it on tech

    David Williams
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Evan Falchuk (I), candidate for Governor of Massachusetts Jeff McCormick (I), candidate for Governor of Massachusetts The Boston Globe (No innovative sparks as Baker, Coakley address tech audience) has a harsh take on the performance of Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker at an innovation policy forum: Baker and Coakley each often spoke in generalities, sidestepped questions about employee noncompete agreements — a major hot-button issue in the tech sector — and left attendees craving substance. “It was terrible,” said Axel Scherer, a software architect at Cadence Design Systems in…
  • Health Wonk Review is up at Healthcare Lighthouse

    David Williams
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Check out the latest Health Wonk Review blog carnival at Healthcare Lighthouse. This is the TGIR (Thank God It’s Recess) edition when all the health wonks get to ease up a bit with Congress out of session and take a longer term view. Nonetheless you’ll see some intense posts on health policy.
  • Watch your back! Surprise medical bills may await

    David Williams
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    Show me where it hurts   Dr. Richard Amerling, president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, writing from New York, had this to say in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal: A patient recently asked, “What would happen if there was no health insurance?” I responded, “The prices for all medical goods and services would immediately plummet.” I would direct his attention to Sunday’s New York Times (After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know), which presents a much more realistic view of what goes on in…
  • Apple Health App: A first taste

    David Williams
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Blood alcohol might be of interest to hackers Nothing for now, but it’s coming I was brave (or stupid enough) to download iOS8 on my iPhone 5 early yesterday morning at Boston’s Logan Airport. Luckily the update completed before I had to get on the plane. It was neat to see a Health icon pop up on the home screen, and I had a chance to give it a quick look. There wasn’t all that much I could do with it for now, beyond entering some basic data like height and weight, but it’s an intuitive app that fits in with the rest of Apple’s iOS offerings. We’ll…
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    Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review

  • One Year Later: The Affordable Care Act's Launch on October 1, 2013––So How Did it Go?

    1 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Here unedited is what I posted on September 29, 2013: The Affordable Health Care Act's Launch On October 1st––So How Did it Go? Unavoidably, that will be the big question come Tuesday. But there will be much more to it than that. A 180-Day Open Enrollment––Not a One-Day Open Enrollment What happens on the first day, for good or bad, will constitute only a tiny percentage of the open
  • The "7.3 Million"

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    The administration finally released the Obamacare enrollment count this week. Like everything else about their scorekeeping we got a number. Just one number. A number that was conveniently better than we had expected. And, we got no real context for the number or any of the back-up information. I thought this quote in a Politico article was telling: The figure is complex to unravel. The number
  • The Next Chapter of Obamacare

    7 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Welcome back from the summer. It's been pretty quiet lately on the Obamcare front. So quiet, that there has been a flurry of articles recently over how Obamacare has dropped to a second or even third tier issue and will hardly matter come election-time. Wishful thinking. Obamacare has largely been out of the news cycle for a couple of months but that is about to change. A few thoughts. The
  • Average California Obamacare Rate Increase Only 4%––Success!!!

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The weighted average increase for plans being sold on the Obamacare California public exchange in 2015 will be 4%. So, that means Obamacare is working really well, right? Well, wait a minute. Let's consider a few things: This week the California insurance commissioner reported that the average unsubsidized 2014 rate increase carriers charged going into Obamacare was between 22% and 88%. That
  • Halbig Decision Puts Obamacare Back on the Front Burner and Will Give Republicans a Huge Political Headache

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Today's 2-1 decision by the DC Court of Appeals striking down federal premium subsidies, in at least the 27 states that opted for the feds to run their Obamacare insurance exchanges, has the potential to strike a devastating blow to the new health law. The law says that individuals can get subsidies to buy health insurance in the states that set up insurance exchanges. That appears to exclude
 
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    Healthcare Economist

  • CoR #218

    Jason Shafrin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    David Williams of the Health Business Blog hosts this week’s abbreviated – but meaty – Cavalcade of Risk. From child-proofing your vacay to unique weorker’s comp risk calculations, you’re sure to find something interesting
  • What share of society’s “raise” should go to healthcare?

    Jason Shafrin
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Politico.com has an interesting series of articles titled Obamacare 2.0, which examines different perspectives on how to improve the Affordable Care Act.   One common theme in about half the articles is that the ACA does not do enough to cut healthcare spending. The rise in healthcare spending over the past few decades has been significant.  In 1995, 13.6% of the economy went to healthcare.  By 2012, this figure had climbed to 17.9%.  The CBO projects that federal spending on Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and health insurance exchange subsidies will rise by 85% between 2014 and 2024.
  • Reimbursement Rates and Quality

    Jason Shafrin
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:11 pm
    How do reimbursement rates affect quality?  One school of thought holds that decreased reimbursement decreases quality in the short-run and decreases innovation in the long-run.  Another school of thought believes that there is so  much inefficiency in the health care system, that reducing reimbursement rates will have no affect  on quality.  Which answer is correct? A study by Wu and Shen (2014) aims to answer this question by examining the long-run impact on quality of the reimbursement rate reductions from the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA).  Why is the BBA so important? With…
  • Rankings and Kendall’s W

    Jason Shafrin
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    How can you compare how similar two rankings are.  For instance, US News and Consumer Reports may both rate hospitals.  If they have identical ratings, then they are obviously the same.  However, what if the rankings differ for 2 hospitals?  For 4 hospitals?  How can one quantify the similar of rankings? One method for doing so is Kendall’s W (or Kendall’s coefficient of concordance).  Kendall’s W is a not parametric measure of how similar two or more rankings are.  Whereas the Spearman rank correlation measures the similarity of  any two sets of rankings,…
  • End of week links

    Jason Shafrin
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Diagnosing cancer early. The money duck. Pythagorean wins for soccer. Battle of the billionaires. Talking Trade-offs.
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  • One Third of Knee Replacements Inappropriate

    Anthony Cirillo
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Replacement not always necessary. One Third of Knee Replacements Inappropriate New research reports that more than one third of total knee replacements in the U.S. were classified as “inappropriate”. The study, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), highlights the need for consensus on patient selection criteria among U.S. medical professionals treating those with the potential need of knee replacement surgery. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports more than 600,000 knee replacements are performed in the U.S.
  • Better Sleep – Here’s an Infographic to Help

    Anthony Cirillo
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Source: Top-Nursing-Programs.com   Better Sleep – Here’s an Infographic to Help The post Better Sleep – Here’s an Infographic to Help appeared first on Age with Quality not in Crisis.
  • Cocoa-extract May Prevent Alzheimer’s

    Anthony Cirillo
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Cocoa-extract May Prevent Alzheimer’s Talk about a mouth-watering study. Cocoa-extract may reduce damage to nerve pathways seen in Alzheimer’s. Researchers have found that a specific preparation of cocoa-extract called Lavado may reduce damage long before people develop symptoms. A study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published June 20 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD).  suggest that Lavado cocoa extract prevents the protein β-amyloid- (Aβ) from gradually forming sticky clumps in the brain, which are known to damage nerve cells as…
  • Our Friday Song of the Week – Bad to the Bone

    Anthony Cirillo
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Our Friday Song of the Week – Bad to the Bone The post Our Friday Song of the Week – Bad to the Bone appeared first on Age with Quality not in Crisis.
  • We Need Better Nursing Home Staffing Levels – You Can Help

    Anthony Cirillo
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    We Need Better Nursing Home Staffing Levels – You Can Help The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care recently launched a campaign to advocate for better nursing home staffing levels. Their contention, which I agree, is that higher staffing levels result in higher quality of care and can be seen in resident health outcomes to include: lower mortality rates; improved physical functioning; less antibiotic use; fewer pressure ulcers, catheterized residents and urinary tract infections; lower hospitalization rates; and less weight loss and dehydration. Increasing staff levels…
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  • Is A Study Of HIV Treatment For Mothers In Africa Unethical?

    Tim Lahey
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    A global health controversy erupted this summer when the prominent scientific journal Nature ran an article entitled “HIV trial attacked.” Within, commentators squared off over whether a huge ongoing study provides suboptimal and thus unethical treatment options to mothers with HIV in the developing world. The multinational PROMISE study (for Promoting Maternal and Infant Survival Everywhere) is enrolling thousands of pregnant women with HIV in hopes of comparing mortality and other clinical outcomes between mothers who receive lifelong HIV therapy to mothers who receive shorter treatment…
  • Turning Family Caregivers Into A Political Force

    Joanne Lynn
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Suzanne Mintz’s memorable Narrative Matters essay in the September issue of Health Affairs calls for attention to and support for family caregivers, and puts many important policy and practice improvements on the policy table. But the piece stops just a step short of giving voice to the fury that is needed to mobilize change. Why are family caregivers so polite? We ask for the bare essentials and say “please.” We beg for mere recognition and some honesty about the situation. Why are we so polite? Are we waiting for hospitals, specialty physicians, health systems, pharmaceutical…
  • Implementing Health Reform: Judge Rules Against Premium Tax Credits In ACA Federal Exchanges (Updated)

    Timothy Jost
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Update: Risk-corridor payments.  On September 30, 2014, the Government Accountability Office issued an opinion on the legality of HHS payments under the risk corridor program.  The risk corridor program is one of the three premium stability programs authorized by the ACA.  Under the risk corridor program HHS, is directed for years 2014, 2015, and 2016 to collect contributions from qualified health plans that experience gains above a certain amount and make payments to QHPs that experience losses beyond another specified amount.  The risk corridor program, which operates alongside the risk…
  • An Interview With George Halvorson: The Kaiser Permanente Renaissance, And Health Reform’s Unfinished Business

    Jeff Goldsmith
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    For decades, health policymakers considered Kaiser Permanente the lode star of delivery system reform.  Yet by the end of 1999, the nation’s oldest and largest group model HMO had experienced almost three years of significant operating losses, the first in the plan’s history. It was struggling to implement a functional electronic health record, and had a reputation for inconsistent customer service.  But most seriously, it faced deep divisions between management and the leadership of its powerful Permanente Federation, which represents Kaiser’s more than 17,000 physicians, over both…
  • The Payment Reform Landscape: Value-Oriented Payment Jumps, And Yet …

    Suzanne Delbanco
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Today, Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) unveiled some potentially exciting news: Our 2014 National Scorecard on Payment Reform tells us 40 percent of commercial sector payments to doctors and hospitals now flow through value-oriented payment methods, defined as payment methods designed to improve quality and reduce waste.  This is a dramatic increase since 2013 when the figure was just 11 percent. Traditional fee-for-service, where we pay for every test and procedure regardless of its value, may rapidly be becoming a relic.  While the Scorecard findings are not wholly representative of…
 
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  • Screening Smokers for Lung Cancer

    medicare poster
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Readers discuss the benefits and drawbacks of expanded screenings. Related NewsA Cancer Battle We Can WinIs Medicare Ignoring Cheaper Lung-Cancer Test?Colorectal Cancer Screening Not Offered To Many At-Risk Medicare Beneficiaries
  • A Father’s Last Wish, and a Daughter’s Anguish

    medicare poster
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Maureen Stefanides was determined to fulfill the wish of her father, Joseph Andrey, who had endured long stays in nursing homes, to die at home, but it seemed as if all the forces of the health care system were against her. Related NewsTrue Conservatives?How will overhaul affect Medicare?Concern Grows Over Cost of Drugs Under New Health Care Law
  • A Health Care Success Story

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    23 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How the Affordable Care Act helped transform a Texas city. Related NewsObamacare, Deficits and EmpiricsThe Hurdles to Success for the Affordable Care ActObamacare’s Secret Success
  • In Context, Health Premium Increases Don’t Actually Look Like Increases

    medicare poster
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    When inflation and the cost of old insurance markets are considered, the premiums available to consumers willing to shop around are remarkably low. Related NewsHouse Votes to Eliminate Medicare Premium IncreasesHouse Passes Bill To Stop Some Medicare Premium IncreasesRep. Waxman Questions CMS On Premium Increases For Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
  • A Cancer Battle We Can Win

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    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    CT screening for lung cancer can save thousands of lives each year. Related NewsOne Man’s Battle Over Health InsuranceBaby-boomer Medicare not a win-winMedicare recipients win one
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  • 6 months in ACP leadership

    rcentor
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Approximately 6 months ago, I became the Chair of the ACP Board of Regents. While I have served on the Board for 5 years and then as Chair-Elect, this year has provided an opportunity to attend almost every committee and council. This experience and my previous experience have reinforced my belief that ACP does a wonderful job championing internal medicine. We (ACP) get criticized for many things over which we really do not have control. We do not establish academic medicine policy, ABIM and ABMS decisions over certification and re-certification, electronic health records and meaningful use…
  • 5k approximate results

    rcentor
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    Last week I wrote about preparing for a 5k. Unlike previous races, this race occurred in the afternoon (5:15 pm). While I cannot find official results, I believe that I finished in 26:06 (within 5 sec). So I made my goal, but not quite my “stretch” goal. After each run, we can reflect on our strengths and weaknesses. This race results, while pleasant, made clear further opportunities for improvement. Over the next couple of months I will commit to 80% slow running and 20% intensity running. I need more mileage so that I can run 5k at a more aggressive speed. Running improvement…
  • More on the 5k preparations

    rcentor
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:39 am
    The last 2 days I have had wonderful, slow runs. I plan the same today. Then no running for 2 days prior to the race. Running a 5k gives me a goal. While I do not really need the goal, it is a great way to challenge myself. Since my last 5k I have focused on slower training runs. I also have added leg training. My favorite new exercise is the kettlebell swing. I also do lunges and body weight squats. The goal here is to increase my leg strength and especially my glute and hip strength. So this next 5k is a way for me to get feedback on my current training.
  • Preparing for my next 5k

    rcentor
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:55 am
    Many readers have asked me to post more about running. They did not have to twist my arm too hard. This coming Sunday I will run an afternoon 5k for AIDS. I have run three 5ks previously. In the past my preparation was not very systematic. I do have a plan for this one. My most recent 5k time was 26:42. Since my original goal was to beat 30 minutes, I have already succeeded. But most runners, and all competitors want to improve their times. Last night some students asked me what my goal was this week. My goal is modest – 26:30. How will I achieve the goal? I have put in adequate mileage…
  • Avoid premature performance standards

    rcentor
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    This tweet inspired this post: “@ACSmaggus: This history of peri-operative beta-blockade is a good case for allowing evidence to mature before changing practice http://t.co/jPZwrJG5JG” or Learning from mistakes in clinical practice guidelines: the case of perioperative ?-blockade Unfortunately, I do not have access to the entire article, but this quote stands out. On one level, what may be most remarkable about the rise and fall of preoperative ?-blocker guidelines is how unremarkable it seems. Preoperative ?-blockade is only one of several recent examples in which expert endorsements of…
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  • Can long standing endurance exercise training mitigate the loss of age related compliance of left ventricle?

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    With more evidence available to generate legitimate concern about an increased risk of atrial fibrillation with  many years of endurance exercise and papers about long time endurance athletes and the  much less likely risk of developing arrhymogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD), some good news for the crazy, old long distance runners was very welcome.Here is a link to summary of the paper by Dr. Paul Bhella et al. entitled "Impact of Lifelong Exercise "dose" on Left Ventricular Compliance and Distensibility"Here is the authors'conclusion : Low doses of casual, lifelong…
  • Another chapter in "were you wrong then doctor, or are you wrong now?" this time regarding stenting of non culprit lesions.

    26 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    The American College of Cardiology recently retracted one of its magic five "Choosing Wisely" recommendations.In 2012 ACC had advised that in the setting of an acute coronary event one should only revascularize the "culprit artery".This is the artery thought to be responsible for the event and if other obstructions are detected the ACC said that there was evidence that the fix everything approach might be harmful.This advice was based on non randomized trials. Here is ACC's official statement.Now apparently two randomized trials  suggest one should fix the other obstructions. Here is…
  • Are pediatric football concussions different from high school and college head trauma?

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    It would be nice to think so and a 2012 study by Maugans et al provides some data ( see here for full text) which suggests it may be the case. Eight young football players  (in a study of 12 athletes ) were studied early post concussion and at two subsequent times.The football players ages were : two 12 year olds,one thirteen year old,three 14 years olds and 2 aged 15.Multiple Imaging techniques were used . The diffusion tensor imaging (TDI) tests were normal  as were conventional MRIs,and proton Magnetic resonance spectroscopy. This is in contrast to two studies in college and…
  • Is the "triple aim of health care" analogous to the dual mandate of the Federal Reserve

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    Well, it can be argued that they are both unachievable and the execution of their aims and goals will require wise men such as the "Men of system" discussed by Adam Smith.In 1977,  Congress, having accepted at least part of the theory of Keynesian economics, amended The Federal Reserve Act, with the passage of the Humphrey-Hawkins Act, stating the monetary policy objectives of the Federal Reserve as:"The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee shall maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit aggregates commensurate with the…
  • The effects of multiple sub-concussion head blows in football

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    Two research  groups have demonstrated brain imaging findings in collegiate football players over the course of a season.Importantly these abnormal finding occurred in players who did not experience a concussion..While concussions occurring at all levels of football competition has finally attracted some long overdue attention,more recently the significance of so called " sub-concussive" head blows is under scrutiny.Bazarian et al studied 10 college football players over the course of one season. ( "Persistent Long Term cerebral White Matter Changes after Sports related Repetitive Head…
 
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  • Price Fixing, Regulatory Capture, Crony Capitalism - Will the New Public Citizen Report Succeed in Outing the RUC?

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Just last month the RUC made it back into the headlines.  Then we posted  Politico made another attempt to shed some light on this obscure committee and its outsize effect on health care. Now the watchdog organization Public Citizen has stepped into the breach, publishing a report on the RUC (Research Based Relative Value Scale Update Committee), with an accompanying press release and op-ed.  Introduction - Why the RUC is ImportantTo explain why this issue is important, I can simply repeat what I wrote before.  In 2007, readers of the Annals of Internal Medicine could read…
  • Shire Settles Claims of Deceptive Marketing of Multiple Drugs for $56.8 Million, No Individual Held Responsible

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Here we go again.  A big drug company has settled claims of deceptive marketing, yet no individual was held accountable.  The most extensive coverage came from the Philadelphia Inquirer, presumably since the announcement came from the local US Attorney.The basics were:Shire Pharmaceuticals L.L.C. will pay $56.5 million to settle allegations that it inappropriately promoted the sale of ADHD medicine, among other drugs, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Wednesday.Shire is registered in the Channel Islands and headquartered in Dublin, but operates from the United…
  • Being a Health Care CEO Means Never Having to Say You Are Sorry - (Michael) Covert Edition

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Physicians and other health care professionals are increasingly subject to various measures of their quality, productivity, and "value," and beholden to administrators, managers and bureaucrats.  The notion of health professionals being primarily accountable to patients and to professional standards has become old school.  Instead, the business school dogma of  "pay for performance" reigns. There is little evidence that putting health care under the control of administrators, managers and bureaucrats has been good for anyone but administrators, managers, and bureaucrats, but…
  • Health Care Renewal Bloggers to Present

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Course on Trustworthiness of Clinical Practice GuidelinesDr Roy Poses and Dr Wally Smith will be teaching a course on Trustworthiness of Clinical Practice Guidelines at the Annual North American meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Doral, Florida, 18-22 October, 2014.Particularly relevant to Health Care Renewal, the course will focus on reasons physicians may fail to trust clinical practice guidelines, including  concerns about the integrity of the evidence base supporting the guidelines, particularly due to manipulation and suppression of clinical research, and concerns…
  • Value Extractors, "Super-Managers," Vampires and the Decline of the US and US Health Care

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Appearing during the last few weeks were a series of articles that tied the decline of the US economy to huge systemic problems with leadership and governance of large organizations.  While the articles were not focused on health care, they included some health care relevant examples, and were clearly applicable to health care as part of the larger political, social, and economic system.  The articles reiterated concerns we have expressed, about leadership of health care by generic managers, perverse executive compensation, the financialization of health care, in part enabled by…
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  • Is Pregnancy a Disease?

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Here is a topic hot off the September-October 2014 Hastings Center Report, a bioethics journal, that should raise a few eyebrows of agreement or rebuttal.The point of the article is if pregnancy is NOT a disease then healthcare providers who refuse to perform abortions need not claim "conscience" as the basis for their refusal but claim that pregnancy and abortion are not part of what medicine has always been defined. The premise: "the scope of the very concept of medicine and disease circumscribes the scope of proper medical practice.  Procedures and activities that fall…
  • Patients Killing Doctors

    4 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    A discussion starting on a bioethics listserv to which I subscribe. The opening of the thread and followed by 2 responses.  Would you want and are you in favor for your physician to have a gun available in his or her office accessible for self-protection?  ..Maurice. The current issue of the New Yorker (Aug. 25, 2014) has a man-bites-dog story "Under the Knife" (pp. 30-35) about an epidemic of doctor-killings by Chinese patients Physicians, of course, have been (mostly inadvertently) killing patients throughout the history of medicine. With a few notable exceptions (…
  • Patient Modesty: Volume 69

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:24 pm
    As we continue on communicating about all the issues of patient modesty, I find that I may have been suggesting a wrong approach for my visitors to help resolve these issues: "speaking up"  to physicians and the medical system. "Up" suggests that the patient is somehow less significant and is inferior in the patient-doctor/medical system relationship.  And I don't believe this is true. Even though the patient may be the one who is ill, to meet the medical system's professional responsibilities, the system cannot act alone and must give equal attention to the patient as to their own…
  • Patient Modesty: Volume 68

    3 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    As I have previously noted on this long running thread, there appears to be a metamorphosis from repeated descriptions in various details of personal physical modesty experiences and injuries to more generalized conversations with a philosophical, ethical or legal point of discussion. It is these latter postings which will be more directed toward discussing ways to actually change the medical system, either piecemeal or overall, to prevent or mitigate the possibilities that such personal experiences as noted in previous Volumes will happen.  It is my opinion now, whether or not the…
  • Patient Modesty: Volume 67

    14 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
     So with Volume 66 reaching some 170 postings, we should move on to this Volume 67.  What is special on starting this new Volume is the fact that Artiger  joined us in Volume 66.  Artiger is a male physician (surgeon) verified by the Medscape medical website, where we both participate, who has provided us  with the long-needed professional input and education from the outside of this blog.  It appears that those writing to this thread have found his comments of interest and has accepted his presence here.  I have no idea how long Artiger will stick around…
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  • Living large, living long and just getting by

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Ezekiel Emanuel has written a controversial piece in The Atlantic entitled Why I Hope to Die at 75: An argument that society and families -- and you -- will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly. I never thought that I would write about it on this blog, given its developing world focus. And yet, as I read Emanuel's piece, it was hard not to wonder how his thoughts would be regarded from the Global South.Let's jump to the punch line. Emanuel's conclusion is that he does want to live beyond the age of 75 and, when he reaches that age, he will forgo all medical…
  • Susceptible to Ebola, immune to criticism

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Karl Marx famously wrote that "... philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it." The quote by Marx is sometimes used to bash 'academics' in the name of world-changers, men (and women) of enterprise, the 'hands-on' types, interveners, implementers, and so on: what we need is action, not thinking! This, of course, this turns Marx into a cartoon. If he knew the shortcomings of thought without action, Marx also recognised the perils of action without thought. Marx was a German philosopher. He thought for a living. But that hasn't stopped…
  • Ebola ethics

    7 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Interesting to see the kinds of attention that has been given to the most recent Ebola outbreak in Africa. Part of the reason is that it is a serious epidemic, causing nearly a thousand deaths so far, and it is occurring in West Africa, rather than its usual stomping ground of the Democratic Republic of Congo and thereabouts. Another reason is that some Americans overseas have been infected, and medically evacuated back home, so the story involves not only the familiar 'death exoticism' of faraway anonymous Africans, but has a US domestic component as well.Perhaps because it involves American…
  • Bring out your infected!

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Public health emergencies reveal a brutal survivalist ethic within societies that normally lies suppressed. Normally, we are supposed to care about the individual choices of fellow citizens and protect their rights, but when an easily transmissible, life-threatening and incurable disease spreads in communities and exceeds our control efforts, rights and choices are transformed into dangerous niceties. That is when the sharper tools in the public health toolbox get pulled out: the involuntary interventions for the common good, the isolation, the quarantine, the mandatory testing. This all…
  • CIA-sponsored vaccination programs: spin and tailspin

    20 May 2014 | 10:55 am
    According to Wikipedia, the concept of 'spin' in public relations circles refers to "... a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion in favour or against a certain organisation or public figure. While traditional public relations may also rely on creative presentation of the facts, 'spin' often implies disingenuous, deceptive and/or highly manipulative tactics."It might be worth adding a related concept to the public health vocabulary: tailspin. Tailspin is when, in the attempt to massage facts to persuade the public,…
 
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  • Classic Children’s Books Banned By Schools and Libraries In America (via Buzzfeed)

    Maggie Mahar
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Winnie the Pooh was banned because “talking animals are an insult to God.” Diary of Anne Frank banned because it was considered “too depressing.” The Wizard of Oz” banned by all public libraries in Chicago because of its “ungodly influence” for “depicting women in strong leadership roles.” Think about that last one. See the entire list.
  • Obamacare Enrollment 2015: How Many People Will Sign Up Next Year? (Public Support for Obamacare Is About to Turn a Corner) Part 1

    Maggie Mahar
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, some 10 million previously uninsured adults gained coverage during the open enrollment period that began on October 1, 2013. Last month, the New England Journal of Medicine reported that the share of Americans who are “going naked” has plummeted from 21 percent in September of 2013 to 16.3 percent in April of this year. Even though open enrollment officially ended on March 31, 2014, people are continuing to sign up. Anyone who experiences a major life change (getting divorced, losing a job, having a baby) can still purchase insurance on the Exchanges…
  • OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT (part 2) Who Will Remain Opposed to Obamacare in 2015? “Zero-Sum Thinking”

    Maggie Mahar
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In 2015, I predict that Obamacare enrollment will soar, matching 2014’s success This may seem counter-intuitive. After all, inrecent months, the public’s perception of Obamacare seems to have soured. The Henry J. Kaiser Foundation’s health care tracking poll for July reveals that 53% of those surveyed last month said they view the Affordable Care Act unfavorably—a jump of 8 percentage points since June.  July’s results mark the first time since January, that more than half of all Americans opposed the health reform law Is this because people who have enrolled in the Exchanges are…
  • Border Crisis: Fictions v. Facts (Part 2 of “Children from Central America”)

    Maggie Mahar
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Despite extensive media coverage, there is probably much that you don’t know about the history of the border crisis—and what we can or should do in response. Too often the headlines are designed to stir passions, rather than inform. At the end of next week, Congress will leave for its five-week August Recess. Between now and then legislators will be debating the issues, and no doubt many of your friends will be taking positions. Here are the facts you need when weighing what you hear–whether on television or at a neighbor’s barbecue.  Are you aware that since President…
  • Children from Central America Surge Across Our Border: Congress Must Now Decide Whether to Change the Immigration Law that George W. Bush Signed in 2008

    Maggie Mahar
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    If you think fertilized eggs are people but refugee kids aren’t, you’re going to have to stop pretending your concerns are religious– Syd’s SoapBox News reports have been filled with conflicting theories explaining why tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, have been streaming into the U.S.  Some observers say that their parents are sending them here, so that they can take advantage of the social services and free education available in the U.S. Others argue that they are not coming here willingly, but that they have been forced to…
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  • HealthCamp Boston, November 3, 2014 - Register Now For The Health Innovation Unconference

    David Harlow
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
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  • #ThinkFurther – The Future of Medicine

    David Harlow
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
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  • Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?

    David Harlow
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
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  • HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum: Managing Social Media While Protecting Privacy and Security

    David Harlow
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
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  • OCR Audits: The Skinny

    David Harlow
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
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  • Health system launches tech fund, genomics venture

    Anthony Brino
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    Rather than waiting for innovation from the many solutions vendors on the market, one health system is looking to nurture its own clinical and technology advances. Providence Health & Services is creating its own $150 million venture capital fund, with the help of a former Amazon executive, while also starting a new genomic medicine program with a billionaire physician and technology entrepreneur. read more
  • Hospitals waste millions on antibiotics

    Chris Nerney
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    New research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Premier, Inc., concludes that the inappropriate use of antibiotics in U.S. hospitals could result in an estimated $163 million in excessive costs. Beyond wasting hospitals’ precious financial resources, unnecessary antibiotics combinations increase the chances of adverse drug reactions in patients. read more
  • Fixing readmissions with analytics

    Anthony Vecchione
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    The challenge for the Carolinas Healthcare System was to reduce the readmission rate for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The solution: predictive analytics. One of the biggest problems, according to Jean Wright, chief innovation officer at CHS, was in identifying patients at risk of readmitting before they leave the hospital and enable care providers to intervene. Faced with CMS readmission penalties the healthcare system had to take swift action. read more
  • Two-midnight rule update: The controversy continues

    Jessica L. Gustafson,Abby Pendleton
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    No The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2014 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Final Rule became effective on October 1, 2013(1) The 2014 IPPS Final Rule (a) established new requirements for inpatient hospital admission orders and certifications as a condition of Medicare Part A payment and (b) created guidelines to justify and document the medical necessity of inpatient hospital admissions. read more
  • Children's hospitals prepare for long-term financial challenges

    Richard Pizzi
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    U.S. not-for-profit children's hospitals are likely to remain stable in the next year or two although changes on the horizon, including those related to healthcare reform, could affect the sector's traditional niche role, according to a new report from Standard & Poor' Ratings Services. read more
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  • Open Payments makes its public debut

    Madelyn Kearns
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    After months fraught with website glitches and widespread industry opposition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made public Open Payments, its “new system of records” detailing physicians’ receipt of payment and gifts from pharmaceutical companies and other third-party business associates. read more
  • Transition to value-based payments moving fast, but questions remain

    Anthony Brino
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    On the face of it, the industry is making great strides toward adopting value-oriented payment models, but the question of whether or not the industry is also reducing costs and improving care quality remains unanswered. Forty percent of all commercial in-network payments are now value-oriented, designed for performance or waste reduction, according to estimates released Tuesday by the nonprofit research group Catalyst for Payment Reform. read more
  • Many rural hospitals feeling left behind

    Jordan Rau
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Crawford Memorial Hospital, in rural Robinson, Ill., is the only hospital for miles around. Just like elsewhere, Crawford’s doctors deliver babies, perform routine operations and see thousands of patients in the emergency room. read more
  • Drug shortages drain hospital dollars

    Chris Nerney
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Hospitals and health systems try their best to anticipate and meet the demand for specific drugs. But drug shortages – whether due to outbreaks of specific illnesses or unanticipated supply bottlenecks – are a fact of life in the medical world. An American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP) survey released earlier this year showed that 98 percent of pharmacy directors “reported at least one drug shortage during the previous month.” read more
  • Surpassing security-by-compliance

    Tom Sullivan
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:29 am
    Underfunding security is a fairly common practice in the healthcare industry, but CFOs need to recognize how critical it is to provide the appropriate resources for security initiatives and technologies. Chief information officers like Ed Marx, CIO at Texas Health Resources, know convincing CFOs and CEOs and board members to fund security can be an uphill battle. read more
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  • Transition to value-based payments moving fast, but questions remain

    Anthony Brino
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    On the face of it, the industry is making great strides toward adopting value-oriented payment models, but the question of whether or not the industry is also reducing costs and improving care quality remains unanswered. Forty percent of all commercial in-network payments are now value-oriented, designed for performance or waste reduction, according to estimates released Tuesday by the nonprofit research group Catalyst for Payment Reform. read more
  • Drug shortages drain hospital dollars

    Chris Nerney
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Hospitals and health systems try their best to anticipate and meet the demand for specific drugs. But drug shortages – whether due to outbreaks of specific illnesses or unanticipated supply bottlenecks – are a fact of life in the medical world. An American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP) survey released earlier this year showed that 98 percent of pharmacy directors “reported at least one drug shortage during the previous month.” read more
  • Be prepared for HIPAA audits

    Tom Sullivan
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    Even if you’re in compliance it pays to be ready. With the Office for Civil Rights gearing up to begin auditing providers from large to small across the country, the best thing providers can do to prepare is to actually be in compliance and to conduct comprehensive risk analysis, Linda Sanches, OCR’s senior advisor for health information privacy. read more
  • Tackling physician shortage by retraining non-active physicians

    David Weldon
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    In the effort to curtail the physician shortage, the industry is making a play for physicians who have left active practice. Created by a team of professors at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, the Physician Retraining & Reentry program is an online education program that aims to ready experienced doctors for vacant primary care positions nationwide. read more
  • ACOs restrained by IT obstacles

    Mike Miliard
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    The ability of accountable care organizations to meet the goals of improving care and lowering costs may be hindered by health IT obstacles suggests a new analysis. Of the 62 ACOs polled by Premier healthcare alliance this past summer, 88 percent report "significant obstacles" in integrating data from disparate sources; 83 percent say they have a hard time fitting analytics tools into their workflow; and 90 percent say IT costs and a lack of return on investment are key roadblocks to more effective implementation of health IT. read more
 
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  • Pathophysiology of sepsis

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Below are my notes prepared for the intensive course revision for the year 1 emergency medicine postgraduate trainees. Sepsis from Chew Keng Sheng
  • Emergency Medicine Digest

    26 Mar 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Selected publications of interest 1. Does a higher MAP target in septic shock confer lower mortality target? No. A target mean arterial pressure of 80 to 85 mm Hg conferred no mortality benefit over the standard 65 to 70 mm Hg target. Reference:  Asfar P et al. High versus low blood-pressure target in patients with septic shock. N Engl J Med 2014 Mar 18; [e-pub ahead of print]. (http://
  • Funnel or tapered shaped pediatric airway - where does this concept come from?

    9 Feb 2014 | 1:31 am
    Pediatric airway, especially for those 2 years of age, has often been described as a funnel-shaped with its narrowest part at the level of the cricoid cartilage (in contrast with the cylindrical adult larynx). But where does this concept originate from? Ríos Medina et al (2012) in a review article (click here to download in pdf) stated that it was way back in 1951 when Eckenhoff wrote about
  • Some updates from the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

    1 Jan 2014 | 8:10 am
    Some salient updates relevant to the emergency physicians from the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI): The criteria  for STEMI 1) ST elevation, of course with, of     ≥2 mm (0.2 mV) in men or     ≥1.5 mm (0.15 mV) in women for leads V2–V3 and     for other leads, remember as usual,     ≥1 mm (0.1 mV) in at least 2 contiguous chest leads
  • Updates on Asthma and COPD 2013

    1 Dec 2013 | 9:55 am
    Updates on Asthma and COPD from Chew Keng Sheng Presented during the 1st National Emergency and Critical Care Symposium in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, Nov 2013 Updates on asthma It is important to remember that there are two separate classifications for any asthmatic patient that admits to the emergency department - one is with regards to the level of control of asthma over a prevailing
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  • Textales

    Newsdesk
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Textales collects donations of second hand clothes along with the stories, memories and anecdotes linked to them. These items of clothing are then sold on with labels bearing the associated memories and the profits donated to Alzheimer’s Society. Every piece of clothing has its own narrative so individuals living with dementia, as well as anyone […]
  • More than 2,500 walkers joined forces at this year’s Manchester Memory Walk

    Newsdesk
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Families – including pet dogs – wore their Alzheimer’s Society t-shirts that showed who they were walking in memory of and others chose to take part in fancy dress from tutus to 80s tracksuits. Actor Tony Booth, who is living with dementia, and wife Steph joined the walkers and spoke on stage about their own […]
  • ‘Grandma Remember Me?’ To go on national tour

    Newsdesk
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    ‘Grandma Remember Me?’ is written from the perspective of a young child, Lilly, whose Grandma develops Alzheimer’s disease. It explores their changing relationship from Lilly’s initial recognition that there is something wrong with her grandma, through the unfolding challenges and final acceptance and understanding of the disease.It explores the wider impact on family, the need […]
  • Fundraisers join fight against dementia at Brentwood Memory Walk

    Newsdesk
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    More than 200 people took part in the Memory Walk at Thorndon Country Park South which is expected to have raised £13,000 for people with dementia and their carers. Walkers set off on the one mile and nine km routes through picturesque heathland, with entertainment provided by Essex cheerleading team Oblivion Allstars. Pauline Butler, 60, […]
  • I Don’t Like Parkinson’s, but I Love the People in My Life

    Newsdesk
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    My name is Karen Anderson, I moved to Oregon in 1973 from California.  I have 2 living children; my oldest passed away in 2010, and also have 2 stepchildren.  Roger and I married in 1987 and two years later he was diagnosed with Parkinson ’s disease.  We both became very active in the Parkinson’s community […]
 
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    THE SECOND CHANCE SHEEPDOG

  • Why ESPN Needs You to Hate Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles

    The Second Chance Sheepdog
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    *** Source ---> secexposed.wordpress.com/ article titled "Why ESPN Needs You to HATE Jameis Winston and the Florida State Seminoles"It has been a wild and crazy past week for the Florida State Seminoles. Their QB, a magnet for controversial news ever since his stint as quarterback for the reigning national champs began last year, once again was at the top of the headlines after being suspended by FSU for a half, then a whole game, for being spotted in the student union yelling a vulgar popular online meme. While we have seen the outrage on TV and on social media forums, and even the anger…
  • Clark Boyd and the 2nd Amendment

    The Second Chance Sheepdog
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Last week I received, as did many of you, a fundraising letter from the Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA). The letter seems to portray Clark Boyd as an anti- gun, pro-gun control candidate who is unsupportive of the Second Amendment. At the same time, it makes current, incumbent 24-year career politician State Senator Mae Beavers out to be some kind of 2ndAmendment savior. Unfortunately, for them, they are wrong on both accounts.Wanna guess what the TFA is basing their “portrayals” on? It’s based on their candidate survey that I destroyed in a previous blog post. Remember it? It’s…
  • Wilson Co. (TN) County Commission District 16 Race - Brockman vs. Weathers

    The Second Chance Sheepdog
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    A little over four years ago, I ran an article about Jason Brockman, a newcomer to Wilson Co. (TN) politics. At the time, he was running for County Commission in the 16th District hoping to upset the long-time incumbent, Gilbert Graves, who had held the seat for 40 years. Brockman shocked everyone upsetting Graves with 60% of the vote (see the results here). Now, four years later, Graves' daughter, Diane Weathers, is challenging Brockman in his re-election bid.  Even though he is a first-term commissioner, Brockman has accomplished much during the last four years including :Jason…
  • Tennessee's Voting Gunowners Deserve Better

    The Second Chance Sheepdog
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In early July, the Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA) released the results of its "2014 Legislative Candidate Survey." I first saw it on the organization's Facebook page on July 1st and then received a copy of the results in my e-mail inbox a few days later on the 4th. The survey's purpose was to identify the pro- and anti-gun members of the Tennessee State House and Senate, as well as their challengers, in advance of the 2014 elections. TFA wanted its members and other voters to be informed in regards to which candidates support their gun rights when they vote this year. Source -…
  • 2014 Tennessee Governors Race

    The Second Chance Sheepdog
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Early voting for Tennessee's August Primaries begins this Friday, July 18. Bill Haslam is up for re-election as governor. I've made no secret that I am no fan of his in previous posts on this blog. A few months ago, I even posted a series of videos from a NewsChannel 5 Investigation into the wheelings, dealings, and crony capitalism within his administration.English: Knoxville mayor and Tennessee GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam addressing supporters before the Highlands Town Hall Debate at Tennessee Tech University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Prior to his election in 2010, I said Haslam…
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    RDS Services - Subsidy Recovery Specialists

  • IFEBP 60th Annual Employee Benefits Conference!

    Chelsea Cummings
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    Mark Manquen, President of RDS Services and Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group, along with Jayne Brown, RDS Program Director will be attending the IFEBP 60th U.S. Annual Employee Benefits Conference!  The conference will be held in Boston from Sunday, October 12 - Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  Mark and Jayne are looking forward to seeing everyone there! The post IFEBP 60th Annual Employee Benefits Conference! appeared first on RDS Services - Subsidy Recovery Specialists.
  • Follow us on Facebook!

    Chelsea Cummings
    13 Jun 2014 | 7:34 am
    RDS Services will be posting news and valuable information to you on our Facebook page at facebook.com/rdsservices.us.  Like our page to stay up to date on all things related to the Retiree Drug Subsidy world! The post Follow us on Facebook! appeared first on RDS Services - Subsidy Recovery Specialists.
  • 59th Annual Employee Benefits Conference Presentation

    Chelsea Cummings
    25 Nov 2013 | 11:00 am
    Our President, Mark Manquen, recently had the opportunity to hold a workshop at the 59th Annual Employee Benefits Conference provided by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP). The workshop titled "Health Care Reform (ACA) In the Public Sector" describes the PPACA Employer Mandate rules on tracking, compliance, and how to avoid penalties. Specific topics covered in Mark's presentation include: The Delay Applicable Large Employers The Employer Mandate Affordable and Minimum Value Full Time vs. Variable Hour Employees IRS Safe Harbor - Look-back Measurement Rules Juse…
  • ERRP Sunset Date and Website Phase-Down on Horizon

    admin
    25 Jun 2013 | 11:22 am
    CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) has issued a notice with upcoming deadlines in regard to ERRP (Early Retiree Reinsurance Program).  As part of ending the program, CMS is planning for the ERRP Secure Web Site to eventually be taken offline and archived and to conclude the remaining operational processes.   The Notice issued sets the termination dates for several operational processes, including those that involve plan sponsors' reporting and submitting of information, in preparation for implementing the January 1, 2014 sunset date. Five operational processes will be impacted…
  • Updated FAQs on Retiree Drug Subsidy Program Taxation

    admin
    19 Mar 2013 | 8:10 am
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently posted an updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document which includes Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) tax provision scenarios. The FAQ provides information on the federal tax consequences to a plan sponsor that pays or incurs retiree prescription drug costs in a plan year, receives or has a right to receive an RDS payment related to those costs, and undergoes reconciliation in a later year. It is important to note that there are many plan sponsors who will not be affected by the 2013 plan year tax change because they are not subject to corporate…
 
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    Schwartz MSL

  • IT Security Trade Shows: How to Maximize Conference PR in 2015

    Bill Keeler
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    With the Black Hat Conference now a memory, the 2014 trade show season ends for many IT security companies. Surely, some will attend SecureWorld events or Black Hat Europe, but most go into “bunker mode” in Q4 and stow trade show booths for a few months.  MSLGROUP clients were busy at Black Hat 2014 with more […]
  • 5 Strategies to Get Executives Engaged and Excited About Twitter

    Jordon Goulder
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    If you read my June 2014 blog post about why executives should get involved with Twitter, then you should have a good understanding of the business benefits of a socially-engaged company executive. In that post, I discussed how Twitter-savvy business leaders can help increase brand recognition, find talent and more. Now you are ready to […]
  • Taking a Holistic View of Electronic Health Records

    Davida Dinerman
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    In my years of working with technology companies I have learned that even the best technology cannot overcome bad process. For technology to make an impact on healthcare efficiency and patient outcomes, computer systems must be interoperable, and must allow people to use data in a valuable way. These issues intersected recently, as reported in […]
  • Know Your Audience: Best Practices for Doing PR in China

    Darah Roslyn
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Given its fast growing economy, China attracts businesses of all sizes, and many companies believe that they need to compete in the Chinese market if their company is going to be a leader in their industry. It is a country that is developing at a rapid pace—and it’s the uniqueness of its culture and history […]
  • #ICYMI: PRSA Boston’s The Digital Agency Event

    Caitlin Mahler
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:59 am
    By Caitlin Mahler and Antonia Rutter Facebook and Twitter and YouTube, oh my! Welcome to the world of the digital agency where these platforms aren’t a faux-pas, they’re a big piece of business. Last week PRSA Boston held a panel discussion on the changing face of agencies in the digital era. Peter Panagopoulos, director of […]
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    World of DTC Marketing.com

  • The FDA doesn’t understand social media

    Richard Meyer
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    POST SUMMARY: At the heart of the FDA’s current social media marketing policy is the failure to understand how patients are using the Internet to make healthcare decisions. Drug companies are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Payments to Doctors: Misinformation via the Web

    Richard Meyer
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    POST SUMMARY: Physicians do not prescribe an Rx because they are getting paid by drug companies.  Actually, they are more likely to prescribe a certain product because of insurance companies and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Empathy: where do patients start?

    Richard Meyer
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    POST SUMMARY: In order to be great DTC marketers, we have to better understand patients and the wealth of health information that consumers have to sort through just to make basic healthcare choices.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rapidly changing digital marketing

    Richard Meyer
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    POST SUMMARY: Digital marketing is moving at warp speed.  Pharma companies need to build capabilities in house or ensure that their digital agencies are up to speed to ensure maximum ROI. To say that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Friday News Headlines

    Richard Meyer
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Today, 42% of doctors practice as salaried employees of hospital systems, up from 24% in 2004, according to Cegedim Relationship Management, a marketing consultant.  As a result, the pharmaceutical... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • How to Get Results from Digital Health Promotion Campaigns

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    To paraphrase (or completely distort) a great Wayne’s World moment: “Your cause is worthy, your cause is worthy!” Plus, you have the best experts and the most up-to-date information. So why aren’t your website and other digital efforts paying off?
  • How to Optimize Fundraising & Volunteer Management with Marketing Automation

    jtatlow
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    As you may know, Redbird recently began offering marketing automation as a service with our partner SharpSpring. Marketing automation is often set up and presented in a way that appeals to businesses whose bottom line is sales, sales and more sales. But marketing automation does so much more than help you optimize sales conversions through your pipeline.
  • The Pros, Cons and Costs of Video Marketing

    jtatlow
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    Recently a client asked us to advise him on the advantages and disadvantages of using video to market his services. Here’s what we told him: The Pros
  • We’ve got a little SharpSpring in our step: Marketing Automation

    jtatlow
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Identify and track quality leads from formerly anonymous web traffic? Now you can.
  • Taking CASL by Storm: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Comes Into Force July 1

    jtatlow
    5 Jun 2014 | 12:51 pm
    On July 1, 2014 new Industry Canada anti-spam legislation will come into force and it will have a huge impact on businesses, not-for-profits and even individuals. Fines for violations of the legislation will range from $1 million for individuals to $10 million for businesses, with additional fines for non-compliant policies! But don’t panic, we’ll all get the hang of it – and you will get points for effort, at least to begin with.
 
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    FierceHealthPayer News

  • Treating and preventing opioid abuse saves money in the long run

    Jane Antonio
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Rising rates of prescription painkiller addiction have led to spikes in claims for drug abuse treatment and renewed emphasis on prevention, according to Healthcare Payer News.read more
  • Freelancers Union to stop providing healthcare to New Yorkers

    Dori Zweig
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    New York-based Freelancers Union will stop providing healthcare coverage to nearly 25,000 of its members, reports the New York Times. read more
  • Start up, CO-OP insurers are expanding into new markets

    Dina Overland
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm
    The competition continues to heat up within the insurance industry and the health insurance exchanges as start-up companies and consumer oriented and operated plans (CO-OPs) are doing so well that they're expanding into new markets.read more
  • 40% of provider reimbursements are for value-based care

    Dina Overland
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Demonstrating a dramatic move toward value-based payment, 40 percent of insurers' reimbursements to providers were for value-based care that improve quality and reduce waste--an increase of 29 percent from 2013, according to a new report from Catalyst for Payment Reform.read more
  • Federal judge rules against ACA subsidies

    Dori Zweig
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Tuesday that Affordable Care Act federal subsidies cannot be issued to residents living in states that do not run their own exchanges.read more
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    Practice Manager Solutions

  • Managing Patient Expectations with Susan Keane Baker – Podcast 104

    Carey Green
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In this interview I am interviewing with Susan Keane Baker, healthcare industry speaker and author of Managing Patient Expectations.  We are discussing improving patient engagement using Susan’s 4-part plan.  We also talk about what works in a practice setting for patient satisfaction and also what doesn’t when talking with employees about behavior with patients.  Susan provides some great examples during this episode of how to implement these techniques with staff to help patient satisfaction improve. Susan Keane Baker is the author of several books, including Managing Patient…
  • 3 Options For Encrypting Laptops and Devices For Securing PHI

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    For those of us in healthcare, it is imperative that we protect the personal data of our patients. It is not just a necessity, but also a requirement to do so by both the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. This is achieved in many ways, however today we’re focusing on encryption. In particular, we’re directing our attention to encrypting our computers, especially laptops which are prone to being stolen or lost. Many breaches happen because of the loss of a device such as a laptop computer, jumpdrive or smartphone. What do we mean by encryption? Encryption provides data security by…
  • Curing traumatic stress without needles or pain, with Susan A. Davis – Podcast 103

    Carey Green
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    On today’s show we will be discussing traumatic stress in a person’s life and how to get rid of it for good without needles and without pain. Our guest today, Susan Davis, holds a Master of Theology in Energy Medicine and Transpersonal Psychology. She has spent many years traveling and teaching in the Military with her husband. Susan has extensive experience in Leadership and mentoring and is the co-author of “War Time Coping Strategies” currently being implemented through many Veteran organizations. She continues to seek out alternative practices to help others achieve a…
  • Practice Manager Solutions is Under Construction

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    If you have been reading our recent broadcasts then you are aware that we have been under some construction here at Practice Manager Solutions’ office.  It had become glaringly obvious that we needed improved software and a better in-house tracking system.  In fact, the consulting business here is very similar to treating patients.  I’m going to pull back the curtain and share some of our processes with you so you can see if you get the similarities to your business, feel our pain and possibly learn some techniques that may help you. We knew that our client lifecycle was at best my…
  • Employment law as it relates to your healthcare business – a conversation with Jacqueline Rogers – podcast 102

    Carey Green
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In this episode of More for Your Practice I’m talking with Jackie Rogers and we’ll be answering your questions about human resources and the busy medical practice. Jacqueline Rogers founded Tri-HR Solutions; a company specializing in providing full Service Human Resources services for small, medium size businesses, not for profit and government agencies, Tri-HR Healthcare – temporary staffing for the healthcare industry and Tri-HR Staffing – temporary staffing for clerical and administrative positions. The company provides services to privately held client companies in…
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    Georgia Health News

  • Narrow networks: Many upset as insurers exclude favorite providers

    Andy Miller
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Dr. Sean Lynch (left), an Augusta family physician, says dozens of his patients have been notified that he is no longer part of United’s Medicare network.   Months after she first read it, Vera Brown of Augusta is still upset about a letter she received from her health insurer. UnitedHealthcare wrote to notify her that it was dropping Dr. Sean Lynch, her physician, from its Medicare Advantage doctor network. “I’ve been with Dr. Lynch for years,’’ says Brown, 67, a registered nurse. “He treats me like his mother.” Lynch, an Augusta family physician, says dozens of his…
  • Medicaid fee funds preserved after brief scare

    Tom Crawford
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    A Medicaid fee that brings in $31 million in federal funds for Georgia’s private hospitals was nearly sidetracked Tuesday because of the opposition of one member of the board of the state Department of Community Health. Piedmont Atlanta Hospital The board member, former Gwinnett County legislator Clay Cox, agreed to reverse himself after it was pointed out that his “no” vote could effectively kill that portion of the state’s hospital provider fee, an important funding mechanism for Medicaid. The Community Health Board ended up giving initial approval to the hospital provider…
  • 5 things to know about Ebola case

    Associated Press
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    Here are five things to know about the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. By Associated Press for Georgia Health News, 2014. | Permalink | Comment |
  • Former hospital returning — as research site

    Andy Miller
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    The former Southwest Atlanta Hospital, closed for the past five years, is coming back to life, this time as a medical research center. The historic hospital is being renovated to become the new home of the Atlanta Center for Medical Research this month. ACMR said it has outgrown its Midtown Atlanta location and expects to more than double its current employment with the move. The research organization, which conducts clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies and medical device firms, said it found the former hospital site to be the best location for its expansion. The former Southwest…
  • Marcus Foundation gives big gift to Grady

    Andy Miller
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Grady Health System has received $30 million from the Marcus Foundation to help expand its hospital’s emergency department and its stroke and neuroscience center. Grady Memorial Hospital It’s the second huge gift to Grady from the foundation, created by Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus. Grady said Monday that $20 million of the donation would go toward building its new emergency center, while the remainder would help expand the stroke center. “This incredibly generous gift brings the Marcus Foundation’s total investment in Grady to $50 million since 2009,” said Grady President…
 
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    Gesundheit über alles ....

  • Alles, was man über Pflanzensamen wissen sollte

    Flavio Steffan
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Pflanzensamen werden oft als kleine Wunderwerke angesehen, da sie das gesamte genetische Material einer Pflanze enthalten. Samen können außerdem über Jahrzehnte überlegen, ganz egal welche Witterungsbedingungen herrschen. Darüber hinaus können sie fliegen, schwimmen und durch einen Verdauungstrakt wandern. Nicht einmal starke Hitze oder Kälte kann ihnen was anhaben. Normalerweise befindet sich in jedem Samen ein kleiner Embryo, der ruht, bis er schließlich irgendwann zum Leben erweckt wird. Die Samenschale ist sehr widerstandsfähig und schützt den kleinen Embryo vor allen…
  • Private Backlinks

    Flavio Steffan
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Der Begriff Backlinks dürfte mittlerweile jedem etwas sagen, doch worum handelt es sich bei privaten Backlinks eigentlich? Eigentlich kann man sich fast denken, worum es hier geht. Private Backlinks sind einfach gesagt Links, die von Familienmitgliedern, Freunden oder Bekannten im Internet gesetzt werden. Natürlich kann man auf diese Weise nicht so erfolgreich werden, als wenn Backlinks bei einer professionellen Agentur gekauft werden, allerdings bringt es gerade am Anfang viel, wenn Backlinks von allen Bekannten und Helfern im Netz verstreut werden. Geschäftspartner und Arbeitskollegen…
  • Die richtige Zahnpflege

    Flavio Steffan
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Das tägliche Putzen der Zähne ist wichtig, um auch später noch gesunde und weiße Beißer zu haben. Das lernen bereits Kinder im Kindergarten, doch viele Erwachsene nehmen es mit der Zahnpflege nicht so ernst, was sich recht schnell bemerkbar macht. Es ist außerdem gar nicht so einfach die richtige Zahnpflege zu finden. Soll man ohne Ende Bürsten, Zahnseide verwenden oder doch lieber ein gutes Mundwasser? Fest steht, dass eine gute Zahncreme nicht teuer sein muss. Wichtig ist nur, dass man gerne damit putzt. Etwa 30 Cent am Tag sollte eine gute Zahnprophylaxe am Tag kosten. Wenn man…
  • Whey Shakes

    Flavio Steffan
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Whey Protein ist wohl das bekannteste Supplement in der Bodybuilding-Szene. Whey liefert das so dringend benötigte Protein in hochkonzentrierter Form und überzeugt dadurch, dass der Körper das Produkt besonders schnell aufnehmen kann. Die besten Zeitpunkte für die Einnahme sind allgemein gehalten direkt nach dem Aufstehen oder aber nach einem harten Training. Doch nicht jeder Sportler profitiert von dem gleichen Whey-Produkt. So gilt es für die verschiedenen Anforderungen auch das richtige Produkt zur Hand zu haben. Es gibt zahlreiche Whey Protein Shakes Rezepte, die in ihrer…
  • Die neuen Geräte von Apple

    Flavio Steffan
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Die nächste Apple Neuheit wird wohl das iPhone 6 sein, das in wenigen Wochen auf dem Markt erscheint. Fans warten bereits sehnsüchtig und lesen gespannt alle Spekulationen, die rund um das neue Gerät im Internet kursieren. Aber auch über andere Apple Neuheiten gibt es bereits Gerüchte. Das iPhone 6 wird möglicherweise am 9. September 2014 vorgestellt. Aller Voraussicht nach wird es wieder zwei Geräte geben, die sich preislich sowie von ihrer Größe unterscheiden. Ein Smartphone wird mit 4,7 Zoll und ein anderes mit 5,5 Zoll ausgestattet. Eine der beiden Varianten soll außerdem mit…
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    OptometryCEO

  • Optometrist burnout? Watch for these 3 signs

    Chad Fleming
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Burnout can happen to the best of us, and it usually happens to those who least expect it. Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.Most people think burnout happens to individuals who only half-heartedly like optometry, or the ones who just went into the profession for the money. How could it possibly happen to optometrists who love their profession?  How could it happen to owners who can’t afford to take their practices through an emotional and physical roller coaster? The sobering reality is burnout does happen. Be…
  • Making the medical model a reality

    Chad Fleming
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Question:  What do you do when patients expect their visits to be covered under their vision benefit plans, but their complaints are medical and should be billed as such? This is the No. 1 question that I receive as the Business & Career Coach for AOAExcel. Transitioning to the medical model requires changing the mindset of both staff and patients. Below is a sample one-page handout to educate staff and patients on the differences.   What is the difference between routine vision benefits & medical eye insurance?   Vision benefit plan (example plans are VSP, Eyemed,…
  • 3 Baby Steps to Practicing the Medical Model

    Chad Fleming
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Optometry practices today are struggling to re-invent themselves as practitioners of optometric medicine. This evolution began over a decade ago when Medicare first recognized optometrists as equal to ophthalmologists. This classification makes sense, because optometry students are educated alongside medical students. Now new laws are allowing optometrists to practice as they have been trained. However, some optometrists are having difficulty reconditioning themselves, staff, and patients to think outside of the traditional “glasses and contacts” mindset. They know they need to be…
  • Mirroring: Why some Associate ODs get pay increases and others do not.

    Chad Fleming
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    When new optometrists begin practice they are often so happy with the security of an associate position they simply accept the compensation offered. However, many are underpaid. A good associate OD can bring the practice a lot of money. The smart new optometrists know their potential and take the risk to discuss compensation. Maybe you are a new optometrist and want to have the feared compensation conversation, but you are unsure how to go about it. Some people seem to automatically make a social connection, so they breeze through interviews and compensation conversations without breaking a…
  • 5 marketing strategies to keep your optometry practice schedule full

    Chad Fleming
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The biggest marketing mistake most optometrists make is waiting until the practice schedule slows down to start advertising. Proactive marketing gives the greatest return on an investment. Successful practices market when things are good so that three to six months later when other optometrists experience a slowdown, their schedules will still be full. In the past, satisfied patients would tell their friends by word-of-mouth. With today’s technology and social media, that same information is transmitted by clicking “Like” on Facebook, sending a “re-tweet,” or…
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    GeriPal - Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog

  • New POLST reflects evolution of how we talk about life sustaining treatment

    Laura Petrillo
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    by: Laura Petrillo (@lpetrillz)The New California POLST formThere is increasing interest around the country in documenting patient preferences for life sustaining treatment, with the hope that patients may receive care in line with their goals and values during an emergency.  Many states in the US do this through Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) programs, which are active or developing in all but five states [1].  California has had a law in place since 2008 that mandates honoring a POLST, and on October 1st, 2014,…
  • Can Someone with Debility or Adult Failure to Thrive still be Admitted to Hospice?

    Shaida Talebreza Brandon
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    I’m hearing a lot of questions about whether someone with frailty, debility, or adult failure to thrive can still be admitted to hospice, especially since CMS will no longer beaccepting either debility or adult failure to thrive (AFTT) as a principal diagnosis on hospice claim forms starting on Oct. 1, 2014. The answer is YES and what follows is my attempt to help clarify the issue and secure my spot as a 2015 Hospice Hero (OK -- I made that award up).The Difference Between the Principle Hospice Diagnosis and Hospice EligibilityShaida's Award for this PostThe key to untangling this question…
  • Training doctors to be a little more like cab drivers

    Alex Smith
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    by: Alex Smith, @AlexSmithMDAs it's early in the year, we usually like to post about some advice for trainees, particularly fellows that are new to our geriatrics and palliative care services.This year, let's focus on the goal of the first visit.  Regardless of the reason for consult, a primary goal of the first visit should always be "Get to Know the Patient."This should not be hard.  Taxi drivers and barbers do this effortlessly (OK not all, but many.  And OK, my experience lately has been more with Uber drivers than taxi.  But I digress).  The problem is that…
  • Hey Dr. Emanuel: you might not want to die when you're 75!

    Alex Smith
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
     by: Alex Smith, @alexsmithMDYou may have heard of a new article in the Atlantic by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel provocatively titled, "Why I Hope to Die at 75".  Please take a moment to read it.  If you haven't read it, and are still reading this post, I get it, you're too busy. I love the Atlantic but find their articles too long too.  So I will summarize:When we get old, we get weak in the mind and body.  Life is no longer vibrant.  Our contributions dwindle  Dr. Emanuel would not want to prolong his life past 75This does not mean he wants to commit…
  • New IOM Report on Dying in America

    Alex Smith
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    by: Alex Smith @alexsmithMDI'd like to draw GeriPal readers' attention to the new report issued by the Institute of Medicine titled, "Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life."This report represents the culmination of a huge amount of work by incredibly smart people.  Many of these people we know well, including Diane Meier, James Tulsky, Bernie Lo, Jean Kutner, Christian Sinclair.  Other folks contributed in different ways, like Amy Kelley and Melissa Aldridge who wrote a commissioned paper, and Susan Block, Betty Farrell, VJ…
 
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    Healthcare Today - Health News

  • Fight obesity by limiting TV

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends adults and children should consider having TV-free days.NICE recommendations also include avoiding drinks with added sugar and limiting takeaways. Obesity rates have nearly doubled in England in the past 10 years.Prof Mike Kelly, director of the Centre for Public Health at NICE, said: "The general rule for maintaining a healthy ...
  • NHS staff asked to volunteer to fight Ebola

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    NHS staff have been asked by four most senior NHS medical officers to volunteer to treat Ebola victims in Sierra Leone.Volunteers are being asked to staff a new hospital set up by British military experts working alongside charities. The new 12-bed unit is to treat infected healthcare workers with an additional 50-bed unit for ordinary citizens that have been infected by the deadly virus. The letter, signed by ...
  • Brain continues to be active while we sleep

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Scientists find people are still able to classify words during their sleep.Writing in the journal Current Biology, the research team studied the brain's behaviour while awake and while asleep. A word test was introduced while the participants were awake and the researchers found they continued to respond correctly while asleep.Further research will now focus on how to take advantage of sleeping ...
  • Monkeys get Ebola immunity from vaccine

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    Scientists say experimental drug for Ebola is ready for human trials.The vaccine was given to monkeys who have developed a 'long-term' immunity to the virus. Human trials have already started in the US and will soon be extended to the UK and Africa.More than 2,000 people have now died in the outbreak in West Africa according to the World Health Organisation.
  • Psychological support waning for heart patients despite nearly half experiencing mental health issues

    4 Sep 2014 | 12:31 am
    Psychological support for heart patients is waning despite nearly half experiencing mental health problems after their heart event. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is calling for urgent improvements to the mental health support offered to heart patients after an audit of cardiac rehabilitation schemes - exercise and education programmes to help people recover from a heart attack or heart surgery - revealed fewer than one in ...
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    Professional Patient Perspective

  • Crohn’s, Colitis & Irritable Bowel Syndrome w/ Dr. Mark L. Chapman

    Michael A. Weiss
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Sometimes, a picture says a thousand words.  Rarely, however, a video interview conveys useful insights into heretofore misunderstood theories about a devastating, chronic, incurable and autoimmune disease.  This is that such video and is the 1st of 8 such short video snippets from my recent 90-minute interview with world-class gastroenterologist Mark L. Chapman of Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, a “disease-destination” hospital if there ever was one.  I should know; been operated on and hospitalized there for Crohn’s Disease MANY times. Video snippets 2 through 8 of…
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis w/ Dr. Mark L. Chapman in 2014

    Michael A. Weiss
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    2-Hour Interview with Dr. Mark L. Chapman, IBD Center at Mt. Sinai Hospital by Michael A. Weiss of “Crohn’s Disease Warrior Patrol” My Aim is True  Raising Global Awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) It’s no surprise to the kind people who read this Blog, follow me on Twitter @hospitalpatient or who support the charity I founded, “Crohn’s Disease Warrior Patrol” [the “CDWP”], I have battled the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), namely, Severe Crohn’s Disease, since 1984, with the physical, emotional, psychological, professional, financial, familial…
  • From Managed Care to ObamaCare to “Smartphone Medicine”

    Michael A. Weiss
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Healthcare Hashtags & Social Media Analytics After suffering through Managed Care and now living through remedial intended ObamaCare, the United States has entered the first truly exciting times of global healthcare.  The innovative spirit prevalent in the United States is due to the convergence of eHealth and mobile health, the emergence of healthcare entrepreneurs combined with the proliferation of global health care social media platforms such that technology has democratized the practice of medicine for healthcare professionals, patients, institutions, pharmaceutical companies and…
  • Patient’s Most Valuable Tool is still The Question

    Michael A. Weiss
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    The health CARE Burden has now shifted from Doctor to Patient Patient Questions Doctor, can you please spell the name of that disease?  Is it chronic?  What are my treatment options?  Should I be seeing a specialist or are you the doctor to treat me?  Should I seek a second-opinion?  Are there additional diagnostic tests I could undergo?  Can it lead to additional medical problems? What medications must I take?  Are there generic versions of those drugs?  What is an autoimmune disease?  How did I get it?  Will my children develop it?  Should I have children with this chronic,…
  • Healthcare Innovators from Doctors 2.0 & You (2014)

    Michael A. Weiss
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    This Interview is with Dr. Jacques Durand, Founder of the hospital patient picture-sharing “app” called “HospitalPIX” and BlaBlaDoctor, the first global health social network committed to provide independent hospitals and treatments reviews.  Dr. Durand is a practicing French physician based in South East Asia but he’s also a Social Media Expert and has devoted his life to advancing healthcare online.  In addition to HospitalPIX and BlaBlaDoctor, Dr. Durand’s company, HEALTH2i, has also formed an mHealth platform called “DokterGratis” which enables Live Chat on Smartphones…
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  • Digital health funding hits $3 billion

    Dan Verel
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The cash keeps flowing in digital health. Venture funding invested into the digital health realm has surpassed $3 billion through the first three quarters of 2014, up from $2 billion through midyear and up 100 percent over the year, according to the latest report from Rock Health. But the average deal size for the year did drop by $2.5 million, reaching $13 million since the mid-year mark, according to the San Francisco-based incubator. Yet the average deal does remain larger, by 31 percent, compared to 2013. Rock Health doesn’t include deals under $2 million, so the overall number is…
  • Day 2: ENGAGE 2014 Live from Bethesda

    Paul McAvinchey
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    Participate in the MedCity ENGAGE conference by watching parts of the event live online. Day 2 of ENGAGE Live begins Wednesday. The schedule of the broadcasts is listed here and will be shown in this post as they happen. All times are eastern daylight time. View Day 1 here 8:35 AM: Keynote Speaker: Innovating Health Information Technology to Improve Patient Care     Sachin Jain, M.D., Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer, Merck and Company (@sacjai) Look through the lens of clinical medicine, government and industry to understand some of our greatest opportunities to…
  • To run an ACO, provider organizations needs to cope well with stress

    Dan Verel
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Left to right: moderator Joyce Frieden, Hoangmai Pham, Scott Berkowitz. Lee Barrett and Lisa Han Healthcare organizations that are adept at handling stressful situations can often be the most successful ACOs because of the initial risk and new environment, which can quickly sink other organizations more likely to seek the status quo. That’s according to Hoangmai Pham, director of Seamless Care Models Groups for the CMS Innovation Center, speaking on a panel at ENGAGE on a panel discussing ACOs. “If your organization hasn’t recently been under stress, you’re going to find…
  • Report: Health insurance industry will be ‘flipped on its head.’

    Dan Verel
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The world of health insurance is about to be turned on its head. Even with the well-known shifts brought on by the ACA, the fundamental business model for health insurers will change dramatically, shifting largely from serving employers and group business to serving individuals who demand a level of customer service not previously offered by many of the nation’s top insurers, according to a new report. The report, 2014 Healthcare Outlook from New York-based Psilos Group, anticipates that many of the top carriers and HMOs will not be accustomed “to address a fast-growing wave of…
  • On Twitter: Who are the most social media-savvy scientists in health care?

    Meghana Keshavan
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    (Note – the dearth of women in this list’s been noticed by enough people that the hashtag #WomenTweetScienceToo is taking off. Check this blog out from The Conversation, too: “Women Scientists Get Vocal About Top Billing On Twitter) Science Magazine recently posted a list of the top 50 scientists on Twitter. Here are the top social media-savvy thinkers that contribute to the health care space: 1. Ben Goldacre, @bengoldacre 325K followers, 47.4K tweets The British doc is particularly known for his “Bad Science” column in the Guardian, which critiques…
 
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  • Why does it take so long to get an appointment with my family doctor?

    Paul Taylor
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Personal Health Navigator is available to all Canadian patients. Questions about your doctor, hospital or how to navigate the health care system can be sent to AskPaul@Sunnybrook.ca Question:Although I like my family doctor, I find it takes a very long time to get an appointment, even when I am not feeling well. A friend of mine has another family doctor and this doesn’t seem to be a problem. We both live in Ontario. Why the difference? Answer: That sounds very frustrating. If it’s any consolation, a lot of other patients also have trouble seeing their doctors in a timely fashion.
  • How should we measure quality in home care?

    Vanessa Milne, Jill Konkin & Joshua Tepper
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Trevor Cranney gets 60 hours of home care a month. Though he’s happy with the quality of care he’s getting, he doesn’t think it’s enough. “I suffer from ALS, and I’m unable to feed myself, brush my hair or do anything,” says the 42-year-old, who was recently given six to nine months to live. He would like two additional hours of housekeeping help a week to take some of the burden off his family -“my wife is currently working full time, being a mother and my caregiver every other minute,” he says. But he says he’s been told the CCAC doesn’t…
  • What Canada can learn from Sweden’s health registry system

    Vanessa Milne, Irfan Dhalla & Verna Yiu
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In 2007, a group of Canadian cardiologists found themselves in a unique position. New – and expensive – implantable cardiac defibrillators were being used by fewer than a dozen doctors. And the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences was offering to help them create a registry that would track outcomes for five years. Soon, they had the largest registry of the devices in the world – and a crucial database of information that picked up where the clinical trials had left off. “It gave us a real-world look at how defibrillators were being used,” says Chris Simpson,…
  • Why unnecessary medical tests are bad for patients

    Paul Taylor
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Personal Health Navigator is available to all Canadian patients. Questions about your doctor, hospital or how to navigate the health care system can be sent to AskPaul@Sunnybrook.ca Question: I am 63 years old, have played a lot of sports and have had back pain, on and off, for about ten years. Unfortunately, it’s gotten a lot worse recently. I would like an MRI to find out what is going on. However, my family doctor says that because I don’t have any leg weakness or numbness, I don’t need an MRI. This bugs me. Is she just trying to save the health system money? What if I have a…
  • From the factory floor to the emergency department: Hospitals explore Lean method

    Vanessa Milne, Sachin Pendharkar & Gord Winkel
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Can health care learn from assembly lines? Manitoba’s St. Boniface General Hospital thinks so. It’s been using Lean, a system inspired by Toyota, on processes around the institution. Last year, one of its projects was to reduce wait times for CT scans. Staff ran a Rapid Improvement Event, where a team mapped out patient flow and looked for possible improvements. And they found them. After cutting out repetitive forms, removing unnecessary steps and creating a single patient registration spot, wait times dropped from an average of 26 minutes per patient to eight minutes. The…
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  • Health Wonk Review for September 25, 2014

    Steve Anderson
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    The latest edition of Health Wonk Review has been living and breathing on the web since Thursday, but I know some health policy buffs will probably be catching up on their reading Sunday morning. So here’s a quick rundown of some of the great posts rounded up by host Billy Wynne over at Healthcare Lighthouse. A nice piece by Brad Wright about how expanding health insurance coverage won’t necessarily mean long lines at the doctor’s office. A reassuring post about individual market rate increases in Colorado from Louise Norris. Another reassuring post from our own Joanne…
  • Why your ACA health plan wasn’t cancelled

    Louise Norris
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Robert Graboyes is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He’s created a video that purports to explain how the ACA’s actuarial value (AV) provision is a driving force for policy cancellations, including both pre-2014 plans and – quite perplexingly – plans that will be purchased in the future. Graboyes penned an article for US News and World Report a year ago, calling the ACA a “raw deal” for young adults and noting that premiums have increased under the ACA for people in their 20s and 30s. Yet his article doesn’t even…
  • Stay calm and find another MNsure plan

    Joanne Boyer
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    “Relax. Take a breath.” That’s the message for those of us in Minnesota who enrolled in MNSure – the state’s Affordable Care Act health exchange – and chose PreferredOne as our health insurance provider in 2014. Earlier this week, it was announced that PreferredOne, MNSure’s leading insurer, was pulling out of the online marketplace for 2015. As a PreferredOne subscriber through MNSure who did not receive federal subsidies, my knee-jerk reaction was panic. But when the dust settled on the screeching headlines and news reports of impending MNSure doom and one…
  • Health Wonk Review for September 11, 2014

    Steve Anderson
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Summer’s over, the kids are back in school (Yes!) and the fall sports seasons are underway. And with those seasons – like a fresh fall breeze – arrives a new season of Health Wonk Review. David Williams over at Health Business Blog is officiating the “season opener” for HWR with a review of a dozen great recent posts from respected wonks. As usual, the field is dominated by opinions about the ACA, and this edition, they’re led off by our own Curbside Consult post from Harold Pollack. In his 18th edition of Curbside Consult, Pollack hosts a really great dialogue…
  • ‘Transcending Obamacare’ (Part 3 of 3)

    Harold Pollack
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    EDITOR’S NOTE: Healthinsurance.org’s Curbside Consult is a periodic informal dialogue with medical and health policy experts about pressing issues of the day. Avik Roy, author of “Transcending Obamacare,” left, and Curbside Consult Host Harold Pollack Avik Roy’s 20,000-word health reform plan – “Transcending Obamacare” – is one of the few conservative proposals that spells out how Republicans might push the Affordable Care Act in a more conservative direction. In our final interview segment, we focus heavily on coverage for low-income Americans and how we…
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  • Home Care Nets Less Turnover With Training Focus

    Cassandra Dowell
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    As home health care companies struggle to keep reduce employee turnover rates and compete to attract clients, one element is at the heart of an agency’s success: training. Ongoing training programs for employees to advance their skills can reduce costly turnover, said Sharon Brothers, founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education, during The Home Care Pulse Vantage Online Leadership Summit.  “Training gives [employees] the opportunity to get better at what they do,” Brothers said, noting that many employees want to take pride in honing a special skill, such as…
  • Home Health Company’s Fall Prevention Program Reduced Falls by 54%

    Jason Oliva
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Expanding upon a fall prevention research program originating in New Zealand, a Chicago home health agency has been able to reduce falls among assisted living residents by more than 50%. Adopting research from a fall prevention trial program run by the Otago Medical School in Dunedin, New Zealand, the CEO of Chicago-based company Simply Home Health was able to produce a 54% reduction in falls for seniors at an Illinois assisted living facility, and plans expand his research in the coming year. New Zealand trials The project uses ankle weights to strengthen five key muscle groups in the leg,…
  • Miami Home Care Agency Owner Arrested for $8 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme

    Emily Study
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The owner of a Miami home health care agency has been arrested in connection with an $8 million health care fraud scheme involving kickbacks, according to FBI reports.  Orelvis Olivera, 45, of Miami, was charged earlier this week with conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud, conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks and paying and receiving kickbacks in connection with a federal health care benefit program.  According to the indictment, Acclaim Home Health was a Miami-based home health care agency that purported to provide home health care and physical therapy services to Medicare…
  • Home Care Workers Urge Labor Secretary for Wage Increase—Soon

    Cassandra Dowell
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    National workers’ advocacy, civil rights and women’s groups are urging the Department of Labor to implement long-awaited reforms that include extending federal minimum wage and overtime protections for home care workers. “The basic rights of two million home care workers—predominantly women and disproportionately women of color—once again hang in the balance, as the administration appears at risk of faltering in the face of opposition from some industry and Medicaid officials who continue to claim they are not prepared for the reforms,” proponents of wage reforms write in…
  • 7 Defendants Charged in $56 Million New Orleans Home Health Fraud

    Elizabeth Ecker
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Seven defendants were charged this week for their participation in a $56 million New Orleans home health fraud scheme, bringing the defendant count in the case to 13.  Of the 13 defendants, three pleaded guilty this week to the charges.  The scheme was conducted from 2007 to 2014 through several companies that purported to offer home health services and durable medical equipment. The companies were based in and around New Orleans and included Interlink Health Care Services Inc., Memorial Home Health Inc., Lakeland Health Care Services Inc., Lexmark Health Care LLC, Med Rite Pharmacy Inc.
 
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  • Battling Obesity in the Physically Challenged Child

    Keith-Thomas Ayoob, ED.D.
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    I direct a nutrition clinic in a large center for children with special needs, the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. My “kids” can have everything from mild learning disabilities to genetic disorders that affect growth and development to profound intellectual and physical impairments that cause them to be unable to [...]
  • Poster Sessions and Pivotal Decisions for Young Scientists

    The Doctor's Tablet Editors
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    EDITORS’ NOTE: Choosing a research lab is a pivotal decision in the trajectory of a biomedical sciences graduate student or physician scientist. After two or three laboratory rotations, Ph.D. candidates (at the end of the first year) and M.D./Ph.D. candidates (at the end of the second year) determine which labs are exploring the scientific questions [...]
  • New Research on Earlier Intervention in Autism : A Q&A with Dr. Lisa Shulman

    The Doctor's Tablet Editors
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    Last week, findings from a small but notable University of California–Davis study showed that intervening earlier than usual with infants who show signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can help prevent them from developing the disorder by the time they reach age 3 or 4. For perspective, we spoke with Einstein’s Dr. Lisa Shulman, a [...]
  • The High Cost of and Uncertain Path to a Blockbuster Drug

    Vern L. Schramm, Ph.D.
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    One thousand dollars per pill? A single treatment course for hepatitis C virus to cost $83,000? How can those prices be justified? The drug-discovery process is a long one, fraught with disappointments and massive investment, no matter what the outcome. Some pharmaceutical companies argue that the high prices charged for their rare “blockbuster” drugs help [...]
  • Highlighting Next-Generation Scientists in the Bronx

    The Doctor's Tablet Editors
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    What’s the best way to convey scientific information to nonscientists? That’s a question young investigator Sabriya Stukes pondered this week at the second annual student research symposium sponsored by the Bronx Science Consortium. The event comes on the heels of Stukes successfully defending her Ph.D. in microbiology & immunology at Einstein. “Whenever I think about [...]
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  • SLS to Host the Robotic Olympic Games September 10-12, 2014

    hollyberkley
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Don’t miss this year’s Robotic Olympic Games taking place at the 2014 Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Conference in Las Vegas. This year, some of the nation’s top surgeons will be competing for excellent scores for training for the daVinci Robot   Minimally invasive surgery is becoming the norm in a variety of areas of medicine, but it is  complex, causing a high percentage of surgeons to opt out, even though studies show less invasive surgeries are much better for the patient.  On Sept. 10-12, during the SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week / Annual Meeting and Endo…
  • Augmented Reality, Other Trainers for Complex Disease

    hollyberkley
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    Dr. Advincula is a leader in minimally invasive surgical techniques and one of the world’s most experienced gynecologic robotic surgeons who has published and taught extensively in the area of minimally invasive surgery as well as developed surgical instruments in use worldwide. He is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Arnold Advincula, MD and Sarah Sherwood wrote “Augmented Reality, Other Trainers for Complex Disease” for the September issue of OBGYN.net. Below is an excerpt from the article. “A four-year residency is…
  • Augmented Reality: Perfecting and Preserving Surgical Skills

    hollyberkley
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    OBGYN.net highlighted Mimic’s new augmented reality software, Maestro AR in their latest issue. Click to see the full article + to watch the video The following is an except from OBGYN.net’s September article. ” An advanced, procedure-specific training software for physicians who perform robotic surgeries has been developed by Mimic Technologies. This new augmented reality software, Maestro AR, is to be used with the dV-Trainer and gives surgeons the look and feel of being in an actual surgery. This software is suitable for surgeons in training who want to master their…
  • Technology: The Great Gender Equalizer

    hollyberkley
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    Mimic’s robotic surgery simulation technology is featured in this month’s issue of Medical Dealer magazine. See this issue here. “One of the most powerful equalizers in any system is technology, and as medical equipment manufacturers work to improve their positions in an increasingly competitive and outcomes-based marketplace, some are considering the specific needs of women in their product development,” writes Matthew N. Skoufalos in his cover story for MedicalDealer Technology: The Great Gender Equalizer – A look at trends in women’s health. In the article,…
  • Art Director Gordon Nealy on Training, Instruction + Education in Simulation

    hollyberkley
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    “I’m going to talk to you today about training, instruction and education. These are highly associative and overlapping terms but I use them to better describe our company’s approach to simulation and relate it to your function as communicators and educators.” – Art Director Gordon Nealy The following is a transcript from Mimic’s Art Director Gordon Nealy who spoke about Mimic’s approach to training, instruction and education during the recent Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Annual Conference. In his speech, Nealy explains how Mimic has created new…
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  • Feds Get (More) Serious About Diminishing Effectiveness of Antibiotics

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Every year, at least 2 million Americans become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotic treatment, and 23,000 of them die. “Superbugs” flourish largely because antibiotics have been overused for decades, and last month, the federal government announced a new plan to beat the bugs at their own game. The goals of the Obama administration’s multi-front attack on antibiotic resistance (AR), explained Medscape.com in “Special Report: Antimicrobial Resistance — Time for Change,” are to: slow down the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria; track the progress of…
  • Alzheimer Drug Maker Sued for Antitrust

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Here we go again. Another drug manufacturer has been sued for trying to stifle competition from generic drug makers. We’ve written about how Abbott Laboratories, Eisai and Pfizer used smarmy, anticompetitive practices to protect the profits for their brand-name drugs. This time, according to a story in the New York Times, the manufacturer is Forest Laboratories (owned by Actavis), and the drug is Namenda, which is prescribed for Alzheimer’s patients. Earlier this year, Forest Labs said it would stop selling the current version of Namenda in favor of Namenda XR, a newer version that’s…
  • Doctors Aren’t Afraid of Being Sued but Still Want to Limit Your Malpractice Rights

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    You would think with yet another objective, substantive study showing that defensive medicine — doctors overtreating patients for fear of being sued for malpractice — represents only a tiny fraction of health-care spending that advocates of so-called “tort reform” would get the message. They do get the message, but they still want to yank your rights away. Tort reform, as readers of this blog know, is the misguided and disingenuous effort to reduce the monetary damages one may receive in the case of medical malpractice. Supporters of the idea like to say it will take care of the…
  • Medicare Reverses Decision to Withhold Some Hospital Information … Sort of

    25 Sep 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Last month we wrote about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quietly deciding to withhold some information about hospitals that make medical errors, but the feds apparently saw the error in that, and corrected their poor judgment. In a way. As reported by USAToday.com, regulators will resume releasing data about serious hospital mistakes, including incidents of people being given the wrong blood type and foreign objects being left in the bodies of surgical patients. But it won’t be restored to Hospital Compare, the public website where people can look up information by…
  • FDA Panel Supports Limits on Testosterone Drugs

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    After months of concern about the heart risks posed by testosterone drugs, an expert panel formed by the FDA strongly approved placing strict limits on pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the drugs. As reported in the New York Times last week, the panel advised the FDA to restrict label information to make clear that the medicines are meant only to treat serious medical conditions, not complaints related to normal aging, such as low energy and libido. Men for whom testosterone might be appropriate are those diagnosed with hypogonadism, a testosterone deficiency — the body doesn’t…
 
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  • Finally here

    Dr. Pierre
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    I have been noticeably absent from my blog writing duties but with good reason. After graduation from residency it took about 2 weeks before it hit me that my board exams were around the corner.  Not having to study for boards since PGY1, it took a week(or 2) to shake off the rust before trying to get in form for intensive studying. Having to juggle the duties of my new job & past responsibilities was tough but I have been here before so making it work was just something I had to make work. I'll be knee deep in the test when this blog goes live so wish me & my other dream team…
  • Bottom of the barrel

    Dr. Pierre
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    After the spending last year atop the mountain as the senior resident the tables have again flipped as I start out a new chapter in my life as an attending. I've have spent the better part of the last two weeks getting acquainted with new colleagues in the practice as well as new EMR systems in both the hospital & outpatient clinics. The best thing about this go around is that the patients don't look as me as this student/resident when I get introduced so there isn't that awkward couple of minutes where they're deciding whether they won't to let me in the exam room as well. Being the new…
  • And I'm out

    Dr. Pierre
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    What seemed like an eternity has finally come to fruition..By the time this post goes live online I should be walking out West Palm Hospital for the last time as an Internal Medicine Resident. It is fitting that on my last night as a resident just about everything thing bad that could happen just about did. For starters the sick bug hit my intern like a ton of bricks so I had to send her home before I could even get sign out, the nurses were bothering me all night for calls that I had been able to avoid the past two years with my senior status & of course one of the busier nights in the…
  • Homestretch

    Dr. Pierre
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:30 am
    By the time this goes live online, I will have about three days left of residency & with officially two more night shifts to go EVER. The light at the end of the tunnel has never been this bright. I remember starting this journey 3 years ago thinking it would never come & now things are moving so fast I barely have time to remember what happened. As the last of the seniors to finish I can't wait to hand in my pager, name badge & monthly paper work for the last time. I probably am going to leave my white coat there as well just solidify the transformation from resident to…
  • Who motivates the motivators?

    Dr. Pierre
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:33 am
    This was a discussion brought up to me recently by a colleague of mines, which I found extremely interesting. We both are very familiar with serving the role of primary motivator/mentor for people in our lives, so the question came down to who gets people like us motivated when we are down. I started asking several friends of mines who are in similar positions & was met with the same bewildered face as I had when it was asked to me. Being in the position where people always come to you for help sometimes leaves you high&dry when you're the one looking for advice. People usually…
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    CareNovate Magazine

  • Elderly loneliness – why are older adults so lonely?

    Guest Contributor
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Elderly loneliness – why are older adults so lonely? In spite of all our communication technology, with cell phones, e-mail and video chats, researchers have found that people today are more lonely than they have ever been. One group which is particularly at risk for loneliness is the elderly. Seniors who live alone may feel […] The post Elderly loneliness – why are older adults so lonely? appeared first on CareNovate Magazine.
  • Most Common Drug Ingredient, Preventing Overdose and Promoting Safe Use

    Dr G
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    Did you know that more than 50 million Americans use an acetaminophen-containing medicine each week? And while the vast majority use it safely and appropriately, acetaminophen overdose is a leading cause of acute liver failure. What is Acetaminophen? It is the most common drug ingredient in America. It is found in more than 600 different […] The post Most Common Drug Ingredient, Preventing Overdose and Promoting Safe Use appeared first on CareNovate Magazine.
  • CareNovate Magazine Issue One: The Premier Issue

    Dr G
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    CareNovate Magazine Issue One: The Premier Issue This is our Premier Issue of our digital edition of CareNovate Magazine! We are so excited to share these great articles with you. We have some great contributors for this issue, including our own Goldina Erowele, PharmD. We also have Dawn Navaratnasingam from The Well Nourished Family, Angil […] The post CareNovate Magazine Issue One: The Premier Issue appeared first on CareNovate Magazine.
  • Daughters Spends More Time Than Sons Caring For Elderly Parents

    Dr G
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Study shows that daughters spend twice as much time caring for elderly parents as sons  New study presented during the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting in San Francisco suggests daughters provide an average of 12.3 hours of elderly parent care per month, while sons provide an average of 5.6 hours, the study says. But […] The post Daughters Spends More Time Than Sons Caring For Elderly Parents appeared first on CareNovate Magazine.
  • Home Organizing Tips For Moms & Caregivers

    Dr G
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    The lazy, crazy days of summer are on the wane. Are you ready to get the kids back to school? Here are some ideas to get you reorganized and re-energized for the new academic year. Ease into your schedule — Practice earlier bedtimes and getting up to an alarm the week before they’re required. Create […] The post Home Organizing Tips For Moms & Caregivers appeared first on CareNovate Magazine.
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  • Elderly loneliness – why are older adults so lonely?

    Guest Contributor
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Elderly loneliness – why are older adults so lonely? In spite of all our communication technology, with cell phones, e-mail and video chats, researchers have found that people today are more lonely than they have ever been. One group which is particularly at risk for loneliness is the elderly. Seniors who live alone may feel […] The post Elderly loneliness – why are older adults so lonely? appeared first on CareNovate Magazine.
  • Most Common Drug Ingredient, Preventing Overdose and Promoting Safe Use

    Dr G
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    Did you know that more than 50 million Americans use an acetaminophen-containing medicine each week? And while the vast majority use it safely and appropriately, acetaminophen overdose is a leading cause of acute liver failure. What is Acetaminophen? It is the most common drug ingredient in America. It is found in more than 600 different […] The post Most Common Drug Ingredient, Preventing Overdose and Promoting Safe Use appeared first on CareNovate Magazine.
  • CareNovate Magazine Issue One: The Premier Issue

    Dr G
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    CareNovate Magazine Issue One: The Premier Issue This is our Premier Issue of our digital edition of CareNovate Magazine! We are so excited to share these great articles with you. We have some great contributors for this issue, including our own Goldina Erowele, PharmD. We also have Dawn Navaratnasingam from The Well Nourished Family, Angil […] The post CareNovate Magazine Issue One: The Premier Issue appeared first on CareNovate Magazine.
  • Daughters Spends More Time Than Sons Caring For Elderly Parents

    Dr G
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Study shows that daughters spend twice as much time caring for elderly parents as sons  New study presented during the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting in San Francisco suggests daughters provide an average of 12.3 hours of elderly parent care per month, while sons provide an average of 5.6 hours, the study says. But […] The post Daughters Spends More Time Than Sons Caring For Elderly Parents appeared first on CareNovate Magazine.
  • Home Organizing Tips For Moms & Caregivers

    Dr G
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    The lazy, crazy days of summer are on the wane. Are you ready to get the kids back to school? Here are some ideas to get you reorganized and re-energized for the new academic year. Ease into your schedule — Practice earlier bedtimes and getting up to an alarm the week before they’re required. Create […] The post Home Organizing Tips For Moms & Caregivers appeared first on CareNovate Magazine.
 
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    Musings on Medicine and the Health Care System

  • Should You Listen to Your Doctor?

    Debra Gordon
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    When I speak about the US healthcare system, I always like to tell the story of my mother. A couple of years ago, she emailed my sisters and I. “Good news!” she wrote. “My nuclear stress test was normal!” (The test  involves injecting a radioactive dye into a vein after which a special camera scans the heart to determine if there are any blockages). At the time, my mother was 70 and, with the exception of very-well-controlled high blood pressure (that she’d had all her life), extremely healthy. No sign of heart disease. No angina. No shortness of breath. In…
  • How Much is Three Extra Months Worth?

    Debra Gordon
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    I’m in the middle of a project about the future of cancer care in this country. And you can’t talk about cancer treatment these days without also talking about cost. That’s because cancer drugs are among the most expensive in the world, with several costing more than $100,000 a year. If you have a 20% copayment, that means $20,000 out of your pocket. Yet most of these drugs extend life just a few months and most have significant side effects. Let’s take a look at one drug approved this year: Zykadia, indicated for a type of late-stage lung cancer. It costs $13,200 a…
  • Welcome to the Roller Coaster Ride of the Affordable Care Act

    Debra Gordon
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:24 am
    I’m behind in the blog, I admit it. Last week I was planning a blog on all the good news about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the 10 million people who signed up; the lower-than-expected premiums; the lower-than-anticipated medical inflation predicted for the coming year, the result of which is due, at least in part, to the ACA. Then came the ruling from a federal circuit court that the government could not provide subsidies for people to buy health insurance in states that did not set up their own exchanges. The ruling comes from a couple of sentences in the huge bill (about 900…
  • Help! I’ve Lost My Insurance and I Can’t Get Up!

    Debra Gordon
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:44 am
    The serendipity of the universe never ceases to amaze me. A couple of days ago I gave the keynote speech on healthcare reform at the Texas Medical Association’s CME Association’s annual meeting in Austin. A physician in the audience brought up an issue that was trumpeted in the press when the health care exchanges rolled out for open enrollment; namely, that people had lost their insurance and couldn’t see their doctors. I knew that a very small minority of people had actually “lost” their insurance, and that, in most cases, that insurance provided pretty bad…
  • 74 and Counting. . . Why Gun Control is a Public Health Issue

    Debra Gordon
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:48 am
    This map shows every school shooting since December 14, 2012–the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Don’t bother counting — there are 74. The only reason the map won’t break 100 in the next two months is that school is out for the summer. Certainly, this is a moral issue. And a political issue. But first and foremost, the issue of gun control is a public health issue. As the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research notes: “More than 31,000 people a year in the United States die from gunshot wounds. Because victims are disproportionately young, gun…
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    Dr Weil's Daily Health Tips

  • Coriander & Cilantro - Spices in the Kitchen (Video)

    Dr. Weil
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    Cilantro comes from the leaves of the coriander plant while the spice that we know as coriander comes from the seeds of the plant. Coriander seeds exhibit anti-inflammatory properties as well as cholesterol-lowering properties. Cilantro is used as a garnishment on foods and often in Mexican dishes and salsas. Some people experience an unpleasant soapy or metallic-like taste with cilantro due to a genetic discrepancy in people. Want new videos from Dr. Weil? Subscribe to his YouTube channel for weekly videos!
  • Smoke Gets In Your Ears?

    Dr. Weil
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    New research from Britain has tied smoking to hearing loss. If you smoke, your odds of hearing loss are 15 percent higher than that of nonsmokers, the study found. And the researchers came up with an even bigger surprise: if you’re exposed to smoking, your risk of hearing loss is 28 percent higher than non-smokers. A team from the University of Manchester looked at nearly 165,000 adults in the UK age 40 to 69 who took hearing tests when they joined a national project to improve health. “We found the more packets you smoke per week and the longer you smoke, the greater the risk you…
  • Why Exercise May Not Be Working

    Dr. Weil
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    If you view exercise as an unpleasant chore, you may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts. A new study suggests that your outlook may influence whether or not structured physical activity helps you lose weight. To find out whether exercisers are sabotaging themselves, French and American researchers divided 56 mostly overweight women volunteers into two groups. They asked one group to walk a one-mile course "for exercise" with the promise of lunch afterward. They asked the other women to walk the same course, but gave them headphones to listen to music and rate the sound quality, and…
  • Do You Warm Up and Cool Down When You Exercise? (Poll)

    Dr. Weil
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    A recent Q&A discussed whether a cool down is necessary and beneficial after a workout: Cooling Down After Exercise? Check out the article and let us know whether you warm up or cool down, or both, while exercising. Do you do a warm up and cool down when you work out?
  • Too Cynical for Your Own Good?

    Dr. Weil
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    Cynicism has been linked to heart disease and other health problems, and now research from Finland suggests that it may also be a risk factor for dementia. The research team tested 1,449 people with an average age of 71 for dementia, and also asked them to respond to a questionnaire that has proved reliable in determining levels of cynicism. The study participants were asked to agree or disagree with statements such as "I think most people would lie to get ahead," "It is safer to trust nobody," and "Most people will use somewhat unfair reasons to gain profit or an advantage rather than lose…
 
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    Mimic Simulation » Blog

  • SLS to Host the Robotic Olympic Games September 10-12, 2014

    hollyberkley
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Don’t miss this year’s Robotic Olympic Games taking place at the 2014 Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Annual Conference in Las Vegas. This year, some of the nation’s top surgeons will be competing for excellent scores for training for the daVinci Robot   Minimally invasive surgery is becoming the norm in a variety of areas of medicine, but it is  complex, causing a high percentage of surgeons to opt out, even though studies show less invasive surgeries are much better for the patient.  On Sept. 10-12, during the SLS Minimally Invasive Surgery Week / Annual Meeting and Endo…
  • Augmented Reality, Other Trainers for Complex Disease

    hollyberkley
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    Dr. Advincula is a leader in minimally invasive surgical techniques and one of the world’s most experienced gynecologic robotic surgeons who has published and taught extensively in the area of minimally invasive surgery as well as developed surgical instruments in use worldwide. He is a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Arnold Advincula, MD and Sarah Sherwood wrote “Augmented Reality, Other Trainers for Complex Disease” for the September issue of OBGYN.net. Below is an excerpt from the article. “A four-year residency is…
  • Augmented Reality: Perfecting and Preserving Surgical Skills

    hollyberkley
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:09 pm
    OBGYN.net highlighted Mimic’s new augmented reality software, Maestro AR in their latest issue. Click to see the full article + to watch the video The following is an except from OBGYN.net’s September article. ” An advanced, procedure-specific training software for physicians who perform robotic surgeries has been developed by Mimic Technologies. This new augmented reality software, Maestro AR, is to be used with the dV-Trainer and gives surgeons the look and feel of being in an actual surgery. This software is suitable for surgeons in training who want to master their…
  • Technology: The Great Gender Equalizer

    hollyberkley
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    Mimic’s robotic surgery simulation technology is featured in this month’s issue of Medical Dealer magazine. See this issue here. “One of the most powerful equalizers in any system is technology, and as medical equipment manufacturers work to improve their positions in an increasingly competitive and outcomes-based marketplace, some are considering the specific needs of women in their product development,” writes Matthew N. Skoufalos in his cover story for MedicalDealer Technology: The Great Gender Equalizer – A look at trends in women’s health. In the article,…
  • Art Director Gordon Nealy on Training, Instruction + Education in Simulation

    hollyberkley
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    “I’m going to talk to you today about training, instruction and education. These are highly associative and overlapping terms but I use them to better describe our company’s approach to simulation and relate it to your function as communicators and educators.” – Art Director Gordon Nealy The following is a transcript from Mimic’s Art Director Gordon Nealy who spoke about Mimic’s approach to training, instruction and education during the recent Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Annual Conference. In his speech, Nealy explains how Mimic has created new…
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    Catching Health with Diane Atwood

  • Where to Get Your Health Questions Answered

    dianeatwood
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    I’ve been doing research for an upcoming blog post and was feeling frustrated because I couldn’t find what I needed. I decided to turn to the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center for assistance. The Learning Resource Center has been around as long as I can remember, offering health classes and education, and access to a resource […]
  • Preventing Falls: What Fran Learned About Lowering Her Risk of Falling

    dianeatwood
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Fran Paris, who is 79, has a balance problem and tries to keep herself steady so that she doesn’t fall. When she noticed that Woodford’s Congregational Church was offering a Fall Risk Screening Event to help people learn more about their risks, she hightailed it over there. high·tail ˈhīˌtāl/ verb 1. move or travel fast. […]
  • Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

    dianeatwood
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27 FIGHT BACK FESTIVAL Pineland Farms 15 Farm View Drive New Gloucester, Maine 7:00 am to 2:30 pm Fight Back Festival is a family-friendly biking, running and walking event held each year at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Fight Back Festival is an annual fundraiser for the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. […]
  • Ana and Beverly: Letting Go

    dianeatwood
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    When my mother moved into her new studio apartment at the memory care facility, she could have brought along her cat Ana. Ana was a half-grown kitten when my sister Mary brought her home from the local shelter earlier this year. It was love at first sight for all three of them. Mary had taken […]
  • A Map of Where You Can Pick Apples in Maine

    dianeatwood
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    If you plan to go apple picking in Maine and like to “see” where you’re headed, I’ve created an interactive map to help lead the way. Some of the orchards have email addresses, websites or Facebook pages, which you will find in a separate blog post. You can also get to the blog post by clicking […]
 
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    Beckers Hospital Review

  • How to replace an iconic CEO? Turnover at Pimco, Henry Ford Health

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    The retirements of such successful and iconic leaders could be challenging for the systems. And as a recent high-profile departure of a chief executive in the financial world has illustrated, poor succession planning can be detrimental.
  • 200 hospital benchmarks

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    With the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care, physicians and hospital executives have an increased interest in using comparative data as a tool to help improve quality of care. Healthcare is a data rich industry, and healthcare executives can use the comparative information to benchmark themselves against competitors as well as national leaders. 
  • The ultimate CFO dashboard: Metrics to watch to succeed in a shifting healthcare industry

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    On a regular basis, Kevin Brennan — executive vice president of finance and CFO of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System — monitors his system's margin, EBITDA, capital structure, liquidity, average age of plant and credit ratings, along with metrics related to operations, community benefit and strategy. "Certainly, as a financial officer, the financial matters are uppermost in my mind," he says.
  • Ebola in the US: 5 things to know

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    The Centers for Disease Control confirmed Tuesday that a patient in Dallas became the first-ever patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.
  • The burdens of benchmarking

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    Comparing numbers is an effective point of reference for organizations, but benchmarking comes with its fair share of caveats and problems, and pay for performance is making data comparison even more complex.
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    Healthcare Solutions Team

  • HealthCare.Gov Website faces new Challenges: Tax Forms

    mmack@aplanforeveryone.com
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans. Because of complicated connections between the new health care law and income taxes, the Department of Health and Human Services must send out millions of new tax forms next year. They’re like W-2s for people getting health insurance tax credits under President Barack Obama’s law. The forms are called 1095-As, and list who in each household has health coverage, and how much the government paid each month…
  • Are You Wondering Who’s Paying the new Obamacare Tax?

    mmack@aplanforeveryone.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:50 pm
    When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it required health insurers, hospitals, device makers and pharmaceutical companies to share in the cost because they would get a windfall of new, paying customers. But with an $8 billion tax on insurers due Sept. 30 — the first time the new tax is being collected — the industry is getting help from an unlikely source: taxpayers. States and the federal government will spend at least $700 million this year to pay the tax for their Medicaid health plans. The three dozen states that use Medicaid managed-care plans will give those insurers more…
  • The Health Care Law in Limbo

    mmack@aplanforeveryone.com
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Earlier this week, two decisions were released in recent court challenges to the Affordable Care Act. At issue in both cases is the legality of the health insurance premium tax credits that are being provided to individuals who need financial assistance to purchase a plan in the health insurance exchanges. Right now, the tax credits are being provided for everyone who qualifies, regardless of whether they are purchasing from a state-based exchange or the exchange established by the federal government. The challengers in these cases ascertain the Affordable Care Act only intended to provide…
  • Can Obamacare Succeed Without Subsidies?

    mmack@aplanforeveryone.com
    5 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, faces new scrutiny in the courts, raising additional questions about the future of Obamacare. In late July, two federal appeals court panels issued contradictory rulings within hours of each other on the legality of one of the law’s key components: subsidies to help people pay for health insurance. At issue in both lawsuits was whether the wording of the law authorizes the government to make tax credits available to subsidize the cost of health insurance premiums for millions of qualifying middle- and…
  • The Power of Prevention

    mmack@aplanforeveryone.com
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    Benjamin Franklin once said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” yet 279 years later his words still have not been successfully put into medical practice. It is estimated that 70 percent of deaths in America are linked to preventable conditions, including heart disease, stroke, chronic lung disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Yet the U.S spends 75 percent of its $2.8 trillion annual health care budget on treating disease but only 3-5 percent on prevention. [9] While health expenditures in the United States are more than double the average spent by…
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    menshealthwire.com

  • Alpha Fuel XT

    Joshua Jerry
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Alpha Fuel XT Overview Alpha Fuel XT is a product that is marketed towards men who have noticed a decline in several areas of their health and well-being. It is sold exclusively online and presented on an official website that is professional and well-designed. The site contains information regarding the symptoms of low sex hormone levels and the problems that this can cause, including low sex drive, erectile difficulty, increased body fat, depression and problems with fertility. There is no FAQ section though nor any customer testimonials shown. Alpha Fuel XT
  • Orvigomax

    Joshua Jerry
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Orvigomax Overview OrvigoMax is an oral sexual support product that is sold exclusively online from the official brand website. The site is really just one page of information which briefly explains how the product works to support the male erection process to result in harder erections, longer-lasting orgasms and ‘wild pleasure’. There are a number of testimonials shown on the product site but no FAQ section. A link to the secure ordering page explains how consumers are offered a 14 day risk free trial of the product after which time, if they haven’t cancelled, they will continue to…
  • ProZemax

    Joshua Jerry
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    ProZemax Overview ProZmax is a sexual enhancement product that is manufactured by the company Love Laboratories and sold exclusively online. The product has an official website which is reasonably informative and well-designed. There are customer testimonials plus a quote from a ‘leading urologist’ who recommends the product. In addition to this, there is an explanation of the erection process and the importance of oxygenation in this process. When used as directed, ProZemax is said to increase the amount of oxygen available to the penile chambers, improving the blood flow and resulting…
  • Viconan

    Joshua Jerry
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    Viconan Overview Viconan is a brand of male enhancement product that is manufactured by the company Erotic Potions. It is sold exclusively online, directly from the manufacturer, who present the product on a well-designed and informative website. There is a full section explaining exactly how the product works, plus a lengthy FAQ section. There is also a video presentation and full details regarding the ordering process and money back guarantee, which is 60 days from time of purchase. The product is available in several different package options with a one month supply – one bottle –…
  • Orexis

    Joshua Jerry
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    Orexis Overview Orexis is manufactured by Urban Nutritionals and sold on several online retail sites. Some of the information is presented in an exaggerated way, which gives the product a ‘too good to be true’ image. However, unlike some similar products, Orexis does not claim to actually increase the penis size but does state that it can improve overall sexual health, increase pleasure for both partners and support a stronger, firmer erection. While the sites that sell the brand are all positive about the product, there are some warnings to be found on other sites, regarding the…
 
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    Healthcare In India

  • Why India needs the Rice Bucket Challenge ?

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    A lot has been written about the Indian “Rice Bucket Challenge” Started by Journalist Manju Kalanidhi, the challenge involves you donating a Kilo of Rice to a needy person. Then just like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, you have to nominate someone else for it. Now so far in Hyderabad itself, many people have taken on this challenge. A college in Kaminnagar actually  had the highest donations as more than 2000 students donated almost 2000 kgs of rice. Many local Hyderabad celebrities have joined the challenge and there were plans to rope in Satya Nadella and Jwala Gutta. The…
  • Why India needs something like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to drive health awareness ?

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    (Source : You Tube) I call it the “Gangnam Style” of healthcare. Whether on Facebook or on You Tube the one phenomenon you cant get away from is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—also referred to as motor neurone disease (MND), Charcot disease, and, in the United States, Lou Gehrig‘s disease—is a neurodegenerative disease with various causes. It is characterised by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle atrophy, difficulty in speaking (dysarthria), swallowing (dysphagia), and breathing (dyspnea). ALS…
  • Why India needs more patient engagement and experience channels ?

    admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Patient engagement and experience in India continues to be a back burner despite our progress in healthcare and medical facilities. If one looks at the US, Canada , Europe or Japan there are many patient engagement portals that provide information, build communities and enhance the experience of patients suffering from a certain disease as well as the patient parties that are affected. A good example is the MD Anderson Cancer Survivors forum that brings all the Cancer survivors together to help foster a feeling of belonging and support these patients as they get their life together again.
  • Is Cornflakes for breakfast healthy for India?

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    India is facing an obesity epidemic. Currently an estimated 30 million people in India currently would fall under the obese category. With this market in place, many organizations have decided to make a play to help us lose weight and fight the obesity epidemic. There are gyms, specialty clinics, fitness diets and portions. Organizations like VLCC have made a huge bang of the buck selling weight loss solutions.   The latest entrant in this market is  Cornflakes. The firm has been trying to make in roads into India for a long time. Their initial entry did not work well as a breakfast…
  • Kill the joint pain with knee replacement surgeries

    admin
    8 Jun 2014 | 7:01 am
    India most joint pains can be attributed to either the Knee or the hip. Interestingly almost 70 % of these pains are due to the knee. Only 30 % due to the hip. In Europe on the other hand the percentages are just the reverse.     (Image Source: Medicine.net) Indians in general suffer from more knee problems due to the sedentary life styles and the proliferation of the services Industry has made things just worse. While looking for the actual numbers I found out that there were close to 80,000 knee replacement surgeries in India in 2012. The number today would have gone up…
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    San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery Blog

  • Take Years Off Your Appearance with a Facelift in San Antonio

    Dr. Delio Ortegon
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Is it time for a makeover? Freshen up your look and say goodbye to those telltale signs of aging with a facelift in San Antonio. This is one of the most popular procedures for patients who are concerned about loose or sagging skin around the face and neck. Facelift surgery can completely transform your appearance and could be just what you need to boost your self-confidence. Should I Get a Facelift? Even though there are many non-surgical treatment options available for rejuvenating the skin, a facelift can be very effective for tightening the skin and restoring your youthful appearance…
  • Surgeon General Warning: Stop Tanning to Protect Your Skin

    Dr. Delio Ortegon
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    If you’re a frequent tanning bed user or just like to spend a lot of time in the sun, it may be time to break the habit. Health organizations and dermatologists have been issuing warnings about the dangers of UV exposure for years, but the number of skin cancer cases in the United States still continues to rise each year — now at 3.5 million cases of basal and squamos cell skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. The office of the U.S. Surgeon General has issued a report warning Americans to protect skin from UV damage. Why UV Exposure is So Dangerous Exposure to ultraviolet…
  • Natural Breast Augmentation: Increase Your Breast Size without Implants

    Dr. Delio Ortegon
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    If you’ve always wanted larger breasts but don’t like the idea of getting implants, talk to Dr. Ortegon about a natural breast augmentation with the fat grafting technique. Dr. Ortegon can use a special technique to increase the size of your breasts by transferring fat from other areas of your body to your breasts. Not only will your breasts look and feel more natural, but you won’t have to worry about some of the complications associated with breast implants, such as rupturing or capsular contracture. How Natural Breast Augmentation Works Only some plastic surgeons around the world are…
  • CoolSculpting Can Help You Lose the Bulge without Surgery

    Dr. Delio Ortegon
    10 Jun 2014 | 10:12 am
    When your usual diet and exercise routine isn’t helping take off those extra inches around your waist, hips, and thighs, a body contouring procedure may be your only option. However, you may not have to go under the knife to improve your figure. CoolSculpting in San Antonio is a non-surgical procedure designed to freeze away fat cells and get rid of stubborn fat permanently. The procedure is performed in about an hour in our office and patients can return to regular activities right after their treatment. CoolSculpting has proven to be an effective method for reducing body fat by up to 25…
  • Treat Yourself to Our Mommy Makeover Special this May

    Dr. Delio Ortegon
    22 May 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Having children can completely change your body and you might be left struggling to lose those extra pounds and inches. For many women, sagging breasts, a stomach pooch, and stubborn pockets of fat are some of the unwanted side effects of pregnancy. Undergoing a combination of breast and body procedures that can restore your pre-pregnancy figure could be just what you need to renew your self-confidence and feel good about your body again! We have created a mommy makeover package that includes a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, and liposuction if needed. Book this package during the month of…
 
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    thesurvivaldoctor.com

  • For You: Special 48-Hour Bonuses With My New Online Training Course

    LAwordsmith
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    by James Hubbard, MD, MPH I’m really excited. Today, my new online training course is finally available to you! It’s taken me over a year to put together this professionally produced project, and I think it has turned out fantastic. In The Survival Doctor’s Emergencies Training Course, you’ll learn some of the lifesaving knowledge that I’ve amassed over 30 years of practicing medicine. I cover some of my readers’ most-often-worried-about questions, and I teach you how I’d handle common life-threatening medical problems, in easy-to-understand language and with minimal medical…
  • Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of The Survival Doctor’s Emergency Training Course

    LAwordsmith
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek at The Survival Doctor’s Emergency Training Course. It’s my new video course that’s over a year in the making, and I’ve crafted it especially for my readers who want to gain confidence in their medical skills. To celebrate it releasing, I’ve also create a new free minicourse on how to save a life confidently. Sign up below to get started with the free minicourse. Update: The minicourse is now closed. But you can still get into my video-based, online training course. Click here to learn more. Want to find out…
  • What to Do When the Victim’s Confused and So Are You

    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:59 am
    Special note: I’ve crafted an exciting new course especially for my readers who want to gain confidence with saving a life. Don’t miss the end of this post for more. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH You’re in the midst of a storm. The streets are dangerous for travel. There’s no electricity and cell phones are not working. You notice movement outside your window and watch your neighbor drop slowly to the ground. After making sure the scene is safe—no strange, suspicious-looking people or animals, etc.—you grab your pepper spray, just in case, and go out to check on him. He’s…
  • When the Stab Wound Isn’t the Worst Problem: Quick Help for Tension Pneumo

    LAwordsmith
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    When treating a tension pneumothorax, place the needle and catheter above the third rib, about 2 inches from the edge of the breastbone. (Click illustration to enlarge.) by James Hubbard, MD, MPH In my “What to Do for a Collapsed Lung” post, I promised future information on what to do for one of a collapsed lung’s most dangerous variants, a tension pneumothorax. So here it is. This post covers an advanced procedure, but the procedure can save a life. If medical personnel aren’t able to get to the victim, you’ll likely be the only one around who’s even heard of this technique. So…
  • Logrolling: How to Move an Accident Victim

    LAwordsmith
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    U.S. soldiers practice rescuing during medical training at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2011. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. by James Hubbard, MD, MPH You’re driving down a highway when the car in front of you swerves to avoid something. You swerve too—right off the road. You are able to stop on the grass, but the other car can’t. It flips and the driver is ejected. You find him lying on the ground, bleeding, groaning, but otherwise not responding. At this point, what’s the number-one thing you’ll avoid doing if possible, even though it might…
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    Health Blushon

  • 4 Ways to Manage Dental Hygiene during Pregnancy

    Xee Malik
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:21 am
    Being pregnant changes your body—from increasing pressure on the veins in your legs to causing red and swollen gums in your mouth. Here are four things you can do to combat the latter issue: pregnancy gingivitis. Practice Good Habits You brush your teeth twice a day, and you at least know you should be flossing regularly, but good dental hygiene doesn’t stop there. Here are some more habits to either develop or avoid while you are pregnant: Brush your teeth 30 minutes after each meal, and don’t eat in between. Avoid sugary drinks like soda. Don’t sip juice all day—it will expose…
  • Natural yoga and diet for weight gain

    Xee Malik
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Introduction: Most people are true creatures of habit. They tend to buy the same foods from the same grocery store, prepare the same recipe over and over and tend to leave no time for exercises. Gaining weight is equally hard as losing it. Low weight means weak immune system and the body catching several infectious diseases. All you have to do is make the commitment and jump in. So if you are one of these people who are struggling to gain weight, this article will help you discover all you got to do. Read on!   Natural yoga: Yoga is simply the physical, spiritual and mental practices…
  • Back Exercises to Help Prevent Back Pain

    Xee Malik
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    When your back is in pain, exercise may be one of the last things you feel like doing. But, a little bit of exercise can go a long way. By increasing your circulation and losing a little weight, you may begin to notice you have fewer aches and more energy. Making your muscles stronger and more flexible will also help you avoid injury. If your doctor says it’s ok, here are a few simple exercises you can try in the comfort of your own home.   Combine the Cat Pose and Cow Pose These two yoga poses are excellent for loosening your back muscles and helping to prevent pain. Carefully get…
  • How the Affordable Care Act Will Affect Dentistry

    Xee Malik
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, changes have been taking place in the medical industry. Providers are being asked to change the way they offer care to their patients. The law took full effect in 2014 and is designed to ensure more people than ever before will have access to crucial as well as preventative medical care. No portion of the medical industry is left untouched. Just as people wonder how their primary care will be affected, they are also concerned about how the Affordable Care Act will affect dentistry. The fact of the matter is, the field of dentistry is expected to…
  • Common Work Injuries and How To Avoid Them

    Xee Malik
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Although spending time at work should be a place of safety and productivity, it is known as one of the most common places to suffer from injuries. From back injuries to sprains, accidents that cause harm to employees can occur when operating machinery, slipping, or due to falling objects. To create a safer environment and prevent injury or death, it’s important to know the most common injuries and how to protect yourself. Sprains Sprains are known to occur from slipping or falling in the workplace. This is one of the most common injuries and the second most common injury to occur while…
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    Galumbeck Plastic Surgery Blog

  • FDA Approves New Breast Implant

    Matthew Galumbeck
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    The FDA has approved a new implant for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction manufactured by Mentor. The implant has a sloping profile, with more projection at the base than at the top. The breast implant is filled with a cohesive silicone gel, so that it will maintain it’s shape. The Mentor MemoryShape breast implants allow women yet another option to obtain the look and proportion that they want when undergoing breast augmentation. The Implant is covered with a textured shell. This allows the body’s tissues to adhere to the implant so that the breast will maintain its shape.
  • Mommy Makeover | Get Your Shape Back After Kids

    Matthew Galumbeck
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    http://galumbeck.com/video/mommymakeoverintro.mp4 Having a child changes a woman’s body. The effects on body shape, muscle tone, skin elasticity and fat distribution become more distinct with each child carried. The abdominal muscles stretch to accommodate the increased size of the abdomen. Often, during this stretching process the muscles separate. This causes a permanent weakness in the abdominal wall and makes it almost impossible to regain a flat stomach. Many moms feel that they will never recover their pre-pregnancy shape. They find it hard to juggle diet and work out time in…
  • Spa Phoenix Summer’s Last Fling Contest

    Matthew Galumbeck
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    The Summer is almost over… Time sure does fly by. Spa Phoenix and Galumbeck Plastic Surgery are holding our end of Summer contest. Enter to win a Body Polish 60 minute Massage ($130 value) How to Enter: 1.During the month of August, comment below and tell us: “Your Favorite Memory of Summer?” 2. Like, share or retweet this post. 3. You may enter through 11:59 pm August 31. 4. One lucky winner will be selected at random.The post Spa Phoenix Summer’s Last Fling Contest appeared first on Galumbeck Plastic Surgery Blog.
  • 5 Tips To Get The Best Liposuction Results

    Matthew Galumbeck
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    In 2013 over 360,000 liposuction procedures were performed in the United States, making it the most popular cosmetic plastic surgical procedure performed. 85% of those having liposuction were female and 15% were male. Over half of those having liposuction performed were between 35 and 50 years of age.1 With so many procedures being performed, I thought it would be a good idea to give some helpful tips for those thinking about undergoing liposuction. Do Your Research Have Realistic Goals and Expectations Follow Post Operative Instructions Ask Questions Feel At Ease With Your Doctor and The…
  • Spa Phoenix Makeover Contest

    Matthew Galumbeck
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:21 am
    July is all about freedom and fresh beginnings. Galumbeck Plastic Surgery and Spa Phoenix are pleased to announce our Spa Phoenix makeover contest. Enter to win a Spa Phoenix Makeover which includes Shampoo and Style Makeup Application Phoenix Manicure ($105 value) JOIN THE REVOLUTION How to Enter: 1.During the month of July, comment below and tell us: “What freedom means to you?” 2. Like, share or retweet this post. 3. You may enter through 11:59 pm July 31. 4. One lucky winner will be selected at randomThe post Spa Phoenix Makeover Contest appeared first on Galumbeck Plastic…
 
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    Mens Health Blog

  • Play a play boy’s role with Sildenafil Citrate

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Well there is always one guy in around you or it could be you who is always with ladies every time. He is surrounded with the pretty chicks and they are just onto him whenever he is around. He works something like a chick magnet and the ladies hover around him like the bees hover over the flower to get the nectar. Surely you will say these guys are the luckiest lads on the planet. When sometimes some of us have difficulty to have even one woman, these guys list goes on endless and they have no difficulty in finding good ladies. In fact, the girls find them out instead of them pursuing girls.
  • The easy way of erection called Sildenafil Citrate

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    The morning after having a wonderful sex in the night feels so delightful. You get a sound sleep at night post sex and you feel very fresh and rejuvenated from inside. There is a feel good factor in you and there is sense of accomplishment that gives you the satisfaction mentally. And when your woman gives you a naughty smile after waking up, you feel like loving her again and again and never getting out of the bed. Just lie naked with her and continue this blissful physical intimacy with her. That is my most of the couples engage in having sex in the morning hours too. And the sexual…
  • Have a happy nuptial life with Suhagra

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    When you get married, life seems to be very colorful isn’t it. You are finally getting a companion for life, more importantly a friend whom you can trust and will be with your side for the rest of your life.  Then you have your own fantasies about your sexual life which finally meets the reality once you are hitched. The dull bedroom of yours gets lightens up when the woman you love steps in and then the sexual ecstasy begins on the bed with each love making session. The passion inside you flames on and you make the most exotic love that you can make. But your dreams of love making can…
  • Seduce your girl tonight and use Sildenafil Citrate

    admin
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:37 am
    Sex! The word itself is so lustful and passionate that you want get your hands on the body of a female the moment you hear it.  The sizzle that goes in your body when feel the lust of intimacy tingling your sex bone and raising the urge to get intimate with a woman and feel her body close to you. Sex is a natural instinct in both men and women and both need to fulfill their urge at some point of time. As the girl and the boy grow up, their sexual hormones get activated too and their need of physical intimacy too escalates with it. In men the testosterone level gets increased so much as it…
  • Heat up the night with tadalis oral jelly

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:42 am
    Nighttime is a time to take rest and to sleep. But it is also the time to get naughty with your partner and to hold her close. It gets dark at night, so dim your lamps a bit and put all your shame behind. Throw all your clothes off your body and remove her clothes too. Well it is the time when after a whole tiring day you can get cozy with her and share some sensual as well as romantic moments with her. This is the time when you get physically close to her and take out the sexual hormones that have been galloping in you. And till the time you don’t make love to her, the fire that is ignited…
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    WordPress.com News

  • Engaged, Inspired, and Ready to Build a Better Web

    Michelle W.
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Automattic is a distributed company — we all work from wherever we are. Right now, “where we are” is 197 cities around the world: New Orleans, USA. Montevideo, Uruguay. Tokyo, Japan. Vilnius, Lithuania. Once a year, we get together somewhere in the world to meet, work alongside, learn from, and laugh with one another in an exhilarating, exhausting week called the Grand Meetup. This year, 277 Automatticians descended on Park City, Utah, for seven days in mid-September. I flew across the country to spend time in a mountain lodge with a bunch of strangers I met on the…
  • Early Theme Adopters: Eighties

    Ben Huberman
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    A theme named after the decade that gave us daring teen comedies and cutting-edge synth pop was bound to be a crowd-pleaser. And indeed, in the few weeks since Eighties was released, it’s garnered tens of thousands of fans who are using it on their sites. Eighties may have been created with personal bloggers in mind, but its balance of striking visuals and flexible design makes it a good choice for anyone looking for a memorable, easy-to-customize website. Here are some of the theme’s most noteworthy features, already expertly used by our favorite Eighties early adopters. A…
  • Longreads’ Best of WordPress, Vol. 5

    Mark Armstrong
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    We’re back with another collection of our favorite stories from across all of WordPress! You can find our past collections here — and you can follow Longreads on WordPress.com for more daily reading recommendations. Publishers, writers, keep those stories coming: share links to essays and interviews (over 1,500 words) on Twitter (#longreads) and WordPress.com by tagging your posts longreads. 1. What We Talk About When We Talk About What We Talk About When We Talk About Making (Tim Maly, Quiet Babylon) After a successful “creators’ conference” in Portland, Maly asks some tough…
  • Around the World in Eight Photos

    Krista
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Join us as we explore the world through the street photography tag on WordPress.com. Here you’ll find no airport lineups, no grumpy customs agents, and you never get the middle seat. On belgianstreets, photographer Andy Townend recently shot “stripfeest,” an annual comics festival held in Brussels, Belgium. We loved how Andy captures this young reader fully ensconced in his comic book. An avid photographer, Andy is also a regular contributor to The Daily Post‘s Weekly Photo Challenge. Photo by Andy Townend We were intrigued by the untold stories in Michael…
  • WordPressers Making a Splash

    Ben Huberman
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We might think of the end of summer as a slow news season. Not so for the authors and bloggers we feature today, who’ve been hard at work on some exciting projects recently. Rebecca Hains Writer, professor, and media scholar Rebecca Hains often shares thoughtful posts on her blog, especially on topics revolving around gender and discrimination. Earlier this month, she celebrated the release of The Princess Problem: Guiding Our Girls through the Princess-Obsessed Years (Sourcebooks), her most recent book. A critique of popular culture and the messages it sends to young girls, the…
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    Survive55.com: the Baby Boomer Guidebook - BLOG

  • The Cat in the Hat on Aging

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:17 pm
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  • 20 Incredible Examples of Inspired Modern Technology

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Baby Boomers................If I have said it once I have said it one hundred times.We are lucky to be alive today.No, I don't mean it that way.I don't mean we should have expired years ago because of the excessive partying we did in the 70's, or the massive array of chemicals we tested our bodies with or the crazy stunts we pulled like nude sky diving or the deafening rock n roll we constantly subjected our brains to.No, those were good things.I considered them healthy "growing" experiences.You know what they say?"If it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger."No, what I'm saying is we are…
  • Two Clever Nuns

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Baby Boomers,I hope you are having a great weekend so far.Since it's "Silly Saturday" here's a little humor to get you through the day.......... There were two nuns One of them was known as Sister Mathematical (SM) , and the other one was known as Sister Logical (SL ). It is getting dark and they are still far away from the convent. SM:   Have you noticed that a man has been following us for the past thirty-eight and a half minutes? I wonder what he wants. SL: It's logical. He wants to make love to us. SM: Oh, no! At…
  • Baby Boomer Change

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Baby Boomers,Have you ever noticed how much change happens in your life now?I know, stupid question right?Let me put my question into better perspective for you.Do remember when you were just a little toddler?It was summertime and every day melted into the next.You woke up to the sun shining and a bowl of Corn Flakes.Tuesdays, you watched Mom do the laundry and hang it outside to dry.Every Friday,  you ate fish if you were a Catholic like me.Sundays, you went to 9:30 Mass.Life was constant.The only change in your life was that once summer ended you went back to school.....to a new grade.
  • Can I Live On Social Security?

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    Baby Boomers,The questions I get asked the most are about Social Security.What are my benefits?How old do I have to be?What are the changes that occur year to year?How am I paying for this?and most often..........Can I live on Social Security?I recently ran across a very informative video on the AARP website called aptly enough "Can You Live on Social Security?"It was written by Social Security Expert, Stan Hinden.  Stan is a long time financial writer and author of How to Retire Happy: The 12 Most Important Decisions You Must Make Before You…
 
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    consumerhealthdigest.com

  • Ebola Penetrates America: CDC Confirms First Ebola Case in US

    Donna Begg
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday that the first case of Ebola virus in the country was diagnosed from an unidentified patient who just came back from Liberia. According to CDC Director Thomas Friedan, a patient came back to Texas from Liberia, and is now being treated at the Texas […]
  • Does Cognitin Enhance Your Memory?

    Mary Kerubo Agata
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Cognitin Formula Overview As people continue to age, their ability to retain memories continue to declines. At times, even remembering the simplest things like names of common places, famous people and other things becomes a problem. This has made many companies and individuals to come up products that they say can enhance memory and other […]
  • Does Cognimag Enhance Your Memory And Focus?

    Mary Kerubo Agata
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:13 pm
    CogniMag Overview CogniMag is a natural research-based dietary blend that is designed to support cognitive function. This supplement contains natural ingredients that aim at enhancing memory, focus, concentration and other cognitive abilities. The Science Behind CogniMag The company that manufactures CogniMag supplements is known as Pure Encapsulations. This is a united state company with several […]
  • Does E3live Brainon Improve Memory And Focus?

    Mary Kerubo Agata
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    BrainON Overview BrainON is a brain enhancement product for any person who wishes to increase memory, concentration, focus and learning abilities. This product is ideal for anybody who is looking to perform at a higher level. The Company Behind The Product The company that is behind this product is E3Live. This company claim that they […]
  • Does Douglas Labs Brain Energy Really Work?

    Mary Kerubo Agata
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Brain Energy Supplement Review Brain energy is an herbal remedy that is designed to improve memory, mood, clarity and focus and reduce mental decline, anxiety, depression and dementia. The formula provides excellent nutritional support for the brain. It offers the brain with essential nutrients that are carefully selected to provide support for any injured brain […]
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    Digital Health Technology

  • Wearable Digital Technology Has A Long Way to Go!

    Digital Health
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    This week Apple launched two new smartphones, the iPhone 6 (4.7 inches) and the iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inches). In addition they launched a Smartwatch which they call an Apple Watch. These new launches have created buzz all over the tech world. This specially designed smartwatch is expected to work seamlessly with the iPhone and is said to be Apple’s first wearable computer. Timothy D. Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc. mentioned in the launching event that it is the best smartwatch in the world because it is: A precise, customizable timepiece. An intimate way to connect and communicate. A…
  • Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Showed a 30% Reduction in Heart Attack and Stroke

    Digital Health
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    A study conducted by University of Sydney that was published in Diabetologia looked at 10,000 people with Type II Diabetes and used the drug fenofibrate to treat the disease and examine the impact on the range of lipoprotein’s and triglycerides (circulating blood fat) which is known to increase cardiovascular events and stroke. In women that were studied fenofibrate reduced the amount of triglycerides and increased the good cholesterol, HDL which demonstrated a 30% reduction of heart attacks and stoke in women and 24% in men. It’s important to note that a smaller study that was conducted…
  • Results From a 15 Year Diabetes Prevention Program-Lifestyle is Key!

    Digital Health
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:57 am
    In the Diabetes Prevention Program study that was published in the 2002 New England Journal of Medicine participants that were at a risk of developing diabetes were randomized to three groups: lifestyle intervention, preventative metformin (this is a medication used to reduce blood sugar in diabetics), and the placebo group. The results are as follows: Lifestyle intervention group reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 58% versus placebo. Metformin group reduced developing diabetes risk by 31% versus placebo. At the end of the study patients were given the option to extend the study and at…
  • Are your Daily Habits Making you a Diabetic?

    Digital Health
    28 May 2014 | 6:04 am
    Chances are your daily habits are making you diabetic. Type II diabetes is when your body does not produce enough or effectively use insulin that is made by your pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that allows the body to convert glucose for energy and glucose comes from the foods that you eat. Obesity is usually associated with diabetes as 90% are overweight. The American Diabetes Association predict that 1 out of 3 Americans will be diabetic by 2050. Currently there are 26 million diabetics and 7 million of those don’t even know it. But what’s alarming is that 79 million people are…
  • Are you Still Eating High Sugar and High Refined Processed Foods?

    Digital Health
    19 May 2014 | 6:18 am
      Research is consistently coming back and saying that eating foods that are high in sugar or products that are highly processed and refined will dramatically impact the quality of your health. Here are some recent studies and information that just might change your behavior: Diets high in added sugar increase cardiovascular risk according to a study done by Central for Disease Control and Prevention the article published in American Medical Association Internal Medicine in 2014. Researchers looked at 30,000 people by using data from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey…
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    FXRX Orthopedic Surgery Blog

  • An Overview of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

    daveman
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Platelet rich plasma therapy has found extensive use as a sports medicine and been found highly effective in healing injuries. PRP therapy as it is normally called has been used to treat sports specific injuries such as sprained knees, tendon and ligament injuries and tennis elbow, etc. This therapy has already been tried by great athletes like Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal and many others. Apart from athletes, PRP therapy is also used by patients who have undergone operations to heal faster, or for individuals who have an injury or arthritis and want to avoid surgery. PRP produces higher…
  • Finding Braces For Joint Pain

    admin3
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Using a stabilizing brace is often an important part of follow-up treatment after joint surgery. It helps to provide stability during the healing process until muscles, tendons, and ligaments are strong enough to provide normal movement with less pain. In some cases, they can also be used as protective devices. The additional support and protection that all of these provide can be helpful in recovery and in preventing re-injury.Your orthopedic surgeons will give you advice on what might work best for you. Orthopedics In Phoenix Az ACL braces: These are used by some types of athletes, and by…
  • Am I A Candidate For Knee Arthroscopy?

    admin3
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A serious knee injury can have a major impact on a patient’s quality of life. Finding the right treatment is important in helping to protect the ability to walk. Some injuries can be treated with less invasive arthroscopic procedures, while others require a full knee replacement. There are a lot of factors that top orthopedic surgeons consider when deciding which to use. Top Orthopedic Surgeons In Phoenix What is arthroscopy? : Arthroscopic procedures are a type of less invasive surgery made through small incisions. Saline solution is used to inflate the knee area to create more space…
  • Treating Shoulder Injuries In Athletes

    admin3
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Shoulders are a vulnerable part of the body in many different sports. In some cases, this comes from upper-body impact, like in football or hockey. In tennis, swimming, or baseball, on the other hand, repeated overhand stress can cause problems. The amount of moving parts within the shoulder structure tends to create vulnerability over time, especially since pain and other symptoms may not present right away. Depending on the type of stress or trauma and the age of the patient, different types of injuries become likely. Orthopedic Surgeons In Phoenix Az Rotator cuff injuries: These tend to be…
  • Treating Different Types Of Hip Fractures

    admin3
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Hip fractures can be a major concern not just for bone health, but for overall health. They are most often a concern for older patients, especially those who may already be dealing with osteoporosis. For younger, healthier patients, they are generally the result of major trauma, such as a car accident. In either case, getting proper treatment is important to regaining health and mobility. Treatment recommendations often depend on just how the bone was fractured. There are four different types of breaks, all affecting the upper end of the femur, or thigh bone. The best orthopedic surgeons can…
 
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  • Smoking Is Major Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dr. Mercola
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Alzheimer's disease, a severe form of dementia, affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans, according to 2013 statistics.1 Approximately 7.7 million new cases of dementia are identified every year—which amounts to one new case every four seconds.2 One in nine seniors over the age of 65 has Alzheimer's, and the disease is now thought to be the third leading cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer. While you cannot change your age and family history, there are modifiable lifestyle factors you can act upon to effectively reduce your risk for developing…
  • Narcotic Overdose Deaths Quadrupled in the Last Decade

    Dr. Mercola
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Earlier this year, Gil Kerlikowske, director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy stated that the use of narcotic painkillers and other opioids is "having a devastating impact on public health and safety in communities across the nation."1 The powerful drugs, which have their place in treating short-term severe pain, such as that which occurs after surgery or serious accidents, are now widely used for treating chronic pain problems, like headaches and back pain. As pain is one of the most common health complaints in the US, record numbers of Americans are, sadly,…
  • GreenSpace: Carpeting Presents Complex Health Issues

    Dr. Mercola
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Many people covet the “new car smell” that comes of a new car. A similar smell comes along with some new carpeting and is typically a sure sign it is releasing toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into your home’s air. VOCs can include highly toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, along with benzene, toluene, perchloroethylene, and more. In the short term, such as immediately after new carpeting is installed, VOCs may cause headaches, nausea, and nerve problems, along with irritation to your eyes, nose, and throat. Over time, exposure to VOCs has been…
  • Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Risk of Diabetes by Altering Your Gut Microbiome

    Dr. Mercola
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This is a Flash-based audio and may not be playable on mobile devices. By Dr. Mercola Both artificial sweeteners and certain gut microbes have previously been linked to obesity, and according to the latest research, artificial sweeteners may raise your risk of diabetes by disrupting your intestinal microflora. According to the authors of the widely publicized study:1 "[W]e demonstrate that consumption of commonly used non-caloric artificial sweeteners formulations drives the development of glucose intolerance through induction of compositional and functional alterations to the intestinal…
  • Fluoride Isn't the Answer, Sugar Is the Problem

    Dr. Mercola
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Dental caries are caused by demineralization of your teeth (enamel and dentin) by the acids formed during the bacterial fermentation of dietary sugars. Demineralization is countered by the deposit of minerals from your saliva, or remineralization, which is a slow process, and enthusiasts report that fluoride prevents dental caries by enhancing this mineralization. However, dental caries, i.e. cavities, are not caused by a lack of fluoride, which is a cumulative poison that has little, if any, impact on dental health. Despite this, government organizations, including the…
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    Nevada Pain

  • 5 Causes Of Cervical Spine Pain

    admin2
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    Pain management doctors see a large number of patients suffering from neck pain, particularly cervical spine pain. This type of pain is often caused by certain cervical spine conditions. Pain Management Doctor Las Vegas These include the following: 1.Foraminal Stenosis Cervical foraminal stenosis occurs when the cervical space is narrowed. This is usually caused by a joint becoming enlarged and pressing on the nerve root. Since the pain takes years to develop and tends to appear only during certain activities, it is easy for patients to ignore the issue. It can get worse over time, however.
  • 3 Ways To Treat Compression Fractures Of The Spine

    admin2
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    Spinal fractures may occur for several reasons, including osteoporosis, cancer or trauma. No matter the original cause, back or neck pain is a main symptom. The pain is usually very sharp or stabbing and located in the lower to mid back, though it can also be felt at the front of the spine in some cases. Pain Clinics In Las Vegas Pain clinics can treat compression fractures with one of a few methods. While less invasive methods are attempted as a first resort, surgery is necessary in some cases. Most patients will have success with the methods mentioned here. 1. Pain medication and rest. This…
  • The Use Of Stem Cell Therapy To Treat Degenerative Arthritis

    admin2
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is the most common form of the disease and the source of pain for many people. As the cartilage breaks down in the joints, such as the knee, ankle, neck and shoulders, bone rubs against bone during movement and causes pain. Damage can also occur to the surrounding soft tissue. Unlike other pain clinics that limit their treatment options to medications or surgery, we believe that stem cell therapy is an excellent option that addresses the damage caused by the disease instead of just providing a quick fix. Pain Clinics in Las Vegas…
  • Managing The Pain Of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    admin2
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that causes chronic pain, and typically occurs following trauma or an injury to an arm or leg. The primary symptom is pain which can be constant and ranges from very uncomfortable to severe. Many people who suffer with CRPS describe it as a feeling of pins and needles or severe burning and it often radiates to the entire affected limb. In some people, the area becomes increasingly sensitive to the degree that any touch, no matter how light, results in pain. Due to the differences in treatment effectiveness among patients, pain management…
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation For Chronic Pain

    admin2
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    You may have some reservations about any treatment that involves electric stimulations. However, electrical nerve stimulation is a relatively simple procedure that may help alleviate chronic pain issues. If you do not want to take many medications to get your pain under control, using a TENS unit is a great option to use. Electrical nerve stimulation is also known as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). TENS is a therapy that uses an electric current to interfere with the nerve impulses that produces the pain sensation. The electrodes are placed on or near the area of pain. It…
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    Medifast Arizona

  • Two Diet Tips That Are Actually Bad For Your Body

    Arizona Medifast
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    With so much information being presented to the public about dieting, it is hard for any single individual to know what is and isn’t the right choice for their health. This information can come to a person from a variety of sources, and can range from information provided by a personal trainer to a lose-weight-quick fad seen in a magazine. Tip #1: Cutting Calories is Cutting Weight! Who hasn’t heard, “If you want to lose weight, simply eat less!”? Well there is some merit to eating smaller portions for each meal; the going theory behind this is a reduced daily caloric intake makes for…
  • Best Exercises To Do While Using Medifast

    Arizona Medifast
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    The Medifast weight loss program promises to help people lose weight and get healthier while they are at it. It does so by altering the food choices of the individual in such a way that more calories are burnt than consumed. But this entire process can take some time and the program requires a lot of commitment and determination from the user. The Medifast program consists of a change in lifestyle with meals that are delicious and healthy, along with guidance and support along the way. People using the Medifast Weight Loss Program are always encouraged to take out valuable time on a daily…
  • How to Deal with Food Cravings While on a Weight Loss Program

    Arizona Medifast
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    When trying to stick to your diet, there are certain things that are extremely difficult, and the worse one of those is cravings. Cravings often come out of nowhere, when you’re having such a great week. You have been sticking to your diet, staying with your exercise routine, and are feeling great. Then suddenly, all you can think about is chocolate or those cookies sitting on the counter. Here are some quick tips on how to deal with those pesky cravings while trying to stick to your diet. First it is important to understand where cravings originate. Cravings often arise from a few…
  • Understand your Metabolism before you start to Lose Weight

    Arizona Medifast
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:47 pm
    When trying to lose weight, many people believe that skipping meals will give them their desired weight. They often become frustrated when this does not prove to be true, and often give up on their weight loss goal. Skipping meals and other weight loss strategies that limit a vast amount of calories in a short amount of time do not work due to the complex and important process of our metabolism. Here are some things you need to understand about your body’s metabolism in order to start losing weight in the proper and healthy way. Two Components of Metabolism The body’s metabolism is a…
  • Food Pyramid and Weight Loss

    Arizona Medifast
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
      When trying to lose weight, it can be difficult to know the proper and healthy way to go about it. There are so many weight loss programs that try to convince you that skipping meals will create the weight loss you desire, but these options are not healthy. It’s also important to understand that if you want to lose weight, and keep it off, learning how to change your lifestyle is the best option.   Changing your lifestyle begins first  with altering your food habits. One of the things to understand about healthy eating is the food pyramid, which is a great tool to use while…
 
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    Phoenix Shoulder and Knee

  • Top 8 Treatments to Try Before Knee Replacement

    Adam Farber
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:59 pm
    When someone has significant osteoarthritis of the knee, the Phoenix orthopedic surgeon will try several conservative measures before considering a knee replacement surgery. Find out about the top 8 treatments you should consider before having surgery on your knee. 1. Exercise and Weight Loss One of the most important aspects of nonsurgical management of knee arthritis is weight loss and strengthening. For every pound of weight, there is six pounds of pressure on the knee joint with activity. Overweight people also tend to develop arthritis at an earlier age than slimmer individuals. Muscle…
  • How To Avoid Patellar Dislocation

    Adam Farber
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    Patellar dislocation or instability is usually a bigger problem in women than men and tends to occur more often in athletes. An orthopedic doctor can help with stability issues in the knee, which can prevent further dislocations. After the first dislocated kneecap, there is a 40% chance of a re-occurrence, so it is important to take preventative measures.   Orthopedic Doctor Phoenix How Dislocation Occurs There are two types of patella dislocations that can occur. A proper dislocation is when the patella is out of position and stays there until a doctor is able to relocate it. A…
  • 5 Common Ankle Injuries

    Adam Farber
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    Ankle injuries are among the many issues treated at orthopedic clinics. While there are a number of problems that can affect the ankle, some are far more common than others. 1.Sprains Sprained ankles are extremely common. Approximately 25,000 Americans sprain their ankles every day. Sprains are also the reason most athletes take breaks from training and playing. A sprain occurs when the ankle rolls or twists and damages the ligaments that hold the bones together. Over 80% of ankle sprains happen when the ankle rolls inwards and pulls the ligaments. Weak ankle muscles put people at higher risk…
  • Top 5 Things to Know About Rotator Cuff Repair

    Adam Farber
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    One of the feared injuries for pitchers, tennis players, and other athletes is a rotator cuff tear. When a tear of this muscular structure is severe, it can end the player’s career. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that converge around the upper region of the humerus (upper arm bone). These structures form a cuff that holds the arm in place and permit movement in varying directions. Too much stress on the shoulder joint can lead to swelling and partial tears in the rotator cuff tendons. When one or more of these tendons pulls away from the bone or tears, it is…
  • How Long Does Rehab Last After ACL Reconstruction?

    Adam Farber
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is often referred to as ACL repair. The torn or damaged ligament is repaired when a tissue graft is used to reconstruct the ACL. An autograft is tissue of the patient’s own body. An allograft is tissue from a donor’s body (cadaver). Most ACL surgery is deferred until the initial swelling and inflammation resolves. This is done to prevent scarring and delays in healing during the recovery process Rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction surgery is a lengthy process. It can be several months before the patient is able to return to…
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  • HEC Pakistan Documents Attestation Through Courier Service

    Admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Daily a lot of peoples travels from Pakistan to abroad for different destinations and some peoples in line to move abroad, they all need to verify their documents from HEC for different requirement like immigration, employment etc. If your at distance from Islamabad then its much hard to travel so early and stand in line and wait whole day in front of HEC office. So hassle free you need o submit your documents/transcript through OCS courier service. Steps for attestation through courier service: 1. Sign Up/ Sign In on HEC website 2. Fill Application Form i.e. Personal information, Educational…
  • Freemake Video Converter – Free Software

    Admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:59 am
    There are many video converters but this converter was tested by us, now a days every person have their own device and all devices have their own demands the problem is mostly peoples don’t know technical specifications about a video and they don’t know how to convert and what is original bit-rate frame rate etc. But with this converter you don’t worry it will deduct your video original format and you just need to set its bit-rate to control video load or size. Freemake Video Converter is designed without any limitations and hidden costs. This is freeware of new level, which…
  • EagleGet Easy Your Downloads

    Admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    EagleGet is light weight software for downloads and you can you use as download accelerator as well. Till now its completely charge free. EagleGet is a very nice download manager with a clean, pleasingly sparse interface and convenient browser integration, it’s a fairly solid downloader and definitely is worth keeping if you want a simple and reliable downloader for Windows. You can say EagleGet Download Manager: Best IDM alternative This Software few highlights: Accelerate downloads by up to 6 times, resume broken download. EagleGet saves your time, nerves and money. Download video…
  • Line is Another App. For Free Calls & Text Messages

    Admin
    28 Jun 2014 | 9:05 am
    Line is another smartphone application for free calls and text messages. There are a lot of app.is using for free calls and text messages like viber , Line making its new ranking in the line of application and we can easily use it and easily instal in our smartphone for free calls, text messages, sharing videos,photos and a lot of more fun.This app.is available in all kind of platforms like iPhone, Android,BlackBerry,Windows Phone,Nokia Asha.You will find more comprehensive like never before.Its just ease for your smartphone. LINE is a new communication app that allows you to make FREE voice…
  • How the Menopause Symptoms are Impacting Your Daily Life

    Admin
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:12 am
    What is Menopause Menopause is the natural end to menstruation (monthly periods). Most American women experience this around the age of 50. However, some women can experience menopause as early as 40 years old or as late as 60 years old. If menopause occurs prior to age 40, this is thought to be abnormal and is called premature menopause. However, there are a number of simple lifestyle changes that you can make to help you cope with the post-menopause stage. Try these 5 low impact menopause exercises that will help your body. 1-Swimming Swimming is an advantageous sport to practice as you go…
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  • Investment in healthcare-related IT products and services

    Mike Scott
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Several recent reports have noted that healthcare information technology is heating up as an area of investment opportunity. Specifically, A recent report from Accenture has suggested that funding for digital healthcare start-ups in the U.S. is expected to double to $6.5 billion (more…)
  • Eight things to know about Healthcare.gov

    Mike Scott
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Regardless of one’s opinions — politically and/or socially — about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, also known as “Obamacare” or just “the ACA”), it is always wise to make sure one has one’s facts straight when expressing those opinions, so … here (more…)
  • ‘1 Percent Solution’

    Altay Akgun
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    One Incredibly Difficult Trick to Guarantee Your Content Goes Viral I’m going to tell you the trick right now! The trick is, just make sure that 1% of people who encounter your content via social media share it! It’s just that simple! 1% is not that (more…)
  • Of genetics, “big data”, and the future of biomedical research

    Mike Scott
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Last Thursday, Bloomberg BusinessWeek carried a report about how Kaiser Permanente has created a massive genetic database that other researchers will be able to access. According to Bloomberg, the “biobank links the health records of more than 210,000 Kaiser members with samples (more…)
  • Healing Healthcare Part I

    Donald J. M. Phillips, PharmD
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Why are we here? I was going to start a discussion of the ACA at this point to see whether it offers a solution to rising costs. But before I jump into the very deep end of that topic, I figured it may make sense to (more…)
 
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  • Peripheral Cardiology 2015 Updates

    7 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Peripheral Cardiology Updates for 2015 Are Here. Know what they are. This conference by expert speaker Terry A. Fletcher BS, CPC, CCC, CEMC, SCP-CA, ACS-CA, CCS-P, CCS, CMSCS, CMC, Healthcare Coding and Reimbursement Consultant will explain how to maximize your Peripheral Cardiology revenue's by at least 20%, while being compliant and followi ...
  • Demystifying Medicare's Four New Modifiers Related to Modifier -59

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    CMS Has Deduced That Modifier – 59 is as commonly Used as It is Abused. Learn the Intent of CMS to Set Things Right with 4 New Modifiers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is establishing four new HCPCS modifiers to define subsets of the modifier -59, a modifier used to define a “Distinct Procedural Service.” ...
  • Orthopedic Coding Updates 2015

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Know What’s in Store for Orthopedics with CPT® & ICD-10 Updates in 2015 With the American Medical Association forecasting over 500 changes in the CPT® code system in 2015, it will certainly have a definite impact on orthopedic coding. Now is the right time for you to brace up for the changes and avoid denials and delay in reimbu ...
  • E/M Coding Updates for 2015

    1 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Boost Your E/M Services in 2015 by Applying the Current CPT Changes to Your Practice Each year the AMA and CMS publish changes to CPT® and HCPCS for the New Year. 2015 is no different with CPT® adding two codes, revising two, and deleting one. This will be an expansion of the chronic care management section.  The 2015 CMS propose ...
  • Update on Texting, E-mail, and HIPAA - Communicating with Patients under the New HIPAA Rules

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Discussion on the New Information from the Latest Report to Congress on HIPAA Breaches, and more! The communication with patients and clients of healthcare services have seen tremendous transformation because of the updated HIPAA Omnibus rules, which contain numerous changes to HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification rules. To meet the ne ...
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  • Data Analytics Can Improve Efficiency of Healthcare Sector by 60% and Save Millions

    Infinit Healthcare
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The recent report by Volterra Partners and EMC shows how data analytics can help improve the efficiency of the healthcare sector in the UK by up to 60%.
  • Philippines Set to Become Top Healthcare Outsourcing Destination

    Infinit Healthcare
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    The Philippines is set to become the top healthcare outsourcing destination in the next few years. Backed by a massive qualified workforce, the infrastructure and technology for outsourcing services seen in the BPO’s growth in the country over the recent years, and the developed economy for service delivery, this potential outsourcing industry can spell a revenue growth forecasted to hit $2.4 billion in 2016.
  • What Healthcare Organizations Can Learn from the HealthCare.Gov Hacking

    Infinit Healthcare
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:24 pm
    The White House has confirmed that there was a breach on a HealthCare.gov test server recently. And while it has maintained that no personal records were affected or stolen, the breach will likely have a ripple effect in the healthcare industry; its repercussions felt across almost all medical organizations.
  • Healthcare and Hospital CEOs Dominate 100 Most Influential People of Healthcare 2014

    Infinit Healthcare
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Bernard Tyson, Kaiser Permanente’s President and CEO, is the second most influential leader in healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine and the highest-ranking figure from the private sector. US President Barack Obama ranked first.
  • Only 69% of Healthcare Organizations Have a Breach Plan – Are You Secured?

    Infinit Healthcare
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The recent data breach on CHS brings to spotlight how healthcare organizations, despite increasing advances in technology and its dependence to it for their operations, are still too lax on IT security. There are ways to protect healthcare's IT systems against security breach. We have outlined four ways to keep the hackers out.
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  • Are you ready for today’s new legislation?

    Amanda Calberry
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    October 1st is upon us. Will the introduction of brand new antenatal rights for fathers and partners affect your service? The law states that an expectant father, or partner to a pregnant woman, will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to accompany the expectant mother to attend up to two antenatal appointments up to a maximum of 6.5 hours for each appointment. The new right has no qualifying period. It’s a day one right and employees will not need to accrue a minimum amount of service with a company before taking advantage of it. So, in a nutshell, it’s probable that the new…
  • Are you familiar with sarcopenia? Perhaps you should be!

    Amanda Calberry
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Sarcopenia is common, and is a global, socio-economic, healthcare problem. But what is it? What is sarcopenia? Derived from the Greek words sarx (flesh) and penia (loss), sarcopenia, the loss of skeletal muscle mass and function with age, is now recognised as a major clinical problem for older people. The processes involved in sarcopenia are complex but involve age related muscular, hormonal and neural changes. For example the decline in the concentration of certain hormones can have a negative impact on muscle quality (power, speed and elasticity) and reduction in the muscle cells involved…
  • Live like a king

    Mindy-QCS
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    Richard III was king for a relatively short 26 months before his untimely and violent death at the Battle of Bosworth. However, analysis of his bones and teeth have shown that becoming king brought about a dramatic change in lifestyle, although was it worth it? From an upbringing in an affluent but moderate family life he was suddenly eating and drinking at banquets on a huge scale. His bone structure showed the sudden addition of fresh fish and birds such as swan, crane, heron and egret to his diet. Add to this a sudden upward swing in alcohol consumption that would have taken him over the…
  • Responsibilities of the employer

    Mindy-QCS
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    In this article we will explore the responsibilities of the employer in greater detail. We will examine the different steps the employer can take in the development and implementation of good health and safety culture within the workplace, preventing incidents at work, and ultimately, to prevent the burden of costs associated with an incident on the business, person and society. The legal requirement The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 expects the employer to meet certain requirements to ensure a safe working environment. A breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 may…
  • Fraud in the NHS

    Amanda Calberry
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Dealing with fraud We all know that the majority of people who work in and use the NHS are honest, but a minority will seek to defraud it. At least £263 million is lost to fraud each year. Fraud is widespread but no organisation wants the loss of income, internal disruption or damage to reputation that fraud brings with it. Often people have concerns about reporting fraud but are uncertain if fraud is being committed, don’t know who to report it to, wouldn’t want anyone to get into trouble and are concerned about repercussions and reprisals. It is important that we are aware…
 
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  • The Most Bed Bug Infested Cities in the USA – See How Bad It Is

    Jacob
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    The bed bug infestation which we thought was over post the Second World War era has actually made resurgence in the 1990s. Today, bed bug cities are a national problem in the United States. The bugs are everywhere: in five star hotels, movie halls, clothing centers and even our daycares and schools. Nearly 95% of pest control management agencies in the country claim to have encountered a bed bug issue. Bed Bugs: You can run but you cannot hide When it comes to bed bugs (known as Cimex Lectularius), the problem is twofold- not only are they extremely difficult to get rid of; the failure to…
  • Bed Bug Bites are Worse Than You Might Think

    Jacob
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Are bed bug bites dangerous? Most people do not think so. The fact is: bed bugs can cause a great deal of harm than we thought initially. Not only do they give rise to itchy rashes, they also ruin a good night’s sleep. This in itself leads to many harmful health effects like irritability, increased anxiety, depression, fatigue etc. In some people, bed bug bites give rise to severe allergic reactions that could lead to intense scratching. Bed bug bites are worse for children and people with pre-existing health conditions or weaker immune systems. Babies and toddlers often cannot prevent…
  • Top 10 Products for Bed Bug Treatment

    Jacob
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    What are the best bed bug products that really work? This is the most common question asked by users looking for DIY pest management options for treating bed bugs. Naturally, hiring professional exterminators is not only expensive; it is also a big hassle. Additionally, when there are great products for bed bugs available readily in the market, why not make use of them? In this guide, I will show you the top 10 bed bug remedies and products available today. 1. Bed Bug Sprays Bed bug sprays are one of the top DIY bed bug remedies. They may be alcohol based, insecticide or Pyrethroid based or…
  • Avoid Bed Bugs While Traveling By Following These Easy Steps

    Jacob
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:12 am
    In this guide, we will study some important ways to avoid bed bugs while travelling so that you not only enjoy a pest-free vacation but also avoid bringing them back into your home. First: let us consider how bed bug infestations occurred over the years. Bed bugs: A brief history Bed bugs are back, and they are bigger and more annoying than ever. And if you are one of those who believe that bed bugs are found only in dirty, crowded or low-income residential areas; think again. Bed bugs have very little to do with cleanliness. They are found even in five star hotels and motels. The last two…
  • 6 Bed Bug Signs and Symptoms to Watch Out For

    Jacob
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    The only clear indication that you have bed bugs is to watch out for bed bug signs and symptoms which we will be discussing in this guide. Often, people assume that a bite on the human skin is due to the presence of bed bugs. However there are many explanations for such bites and several species of insects can cause similar ones. Hence, it is important to educate yourself about the exact signs and symptoms of a bed bug infestation. This can help you alert the right authorities, especially if you are suffering from bed bug infestations when living in a motel or rented condo or apartment. Top 6…
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  • Diet in Hepatitis C

    Life Force
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver caused by viruses. The cause of spread of different types of Hepatitis is different with each variety Hepatitis C spreads through coming in contact with infected blood as in blood transfusion, medical and nursing staff coming in contact with blood during gynecological or surgical procedures etc. Diet in Hepatitis C: Diet plays a very important role when the liver is not working at its best as in Hepatitis. Here are the diet tips given for the patients of Hepatitis C. Food items which are allowed for the Hepatitis C patients Take plenty of fruits and…
  • Homeopathy for the diseases in senior citizens

    Life Force
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:39 am
    Generally, a person above the age of 60 to 65 years is termed as senior citizen. This is the age where a person can be suffering from variety of diseases like hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, coronary artery diseases or heart problems, osteoporosis, vision problems, hearing loss, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s Disease etc. Hypertension: Hypertension means high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a chronic and very common complain seen in the senior citizens. It is determined by the amount of blood pumped by the heart and amount of resistance offered by the arteries thorough which…
  • Hay Fever and Homeopathic Approach

    Life Force
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    What is hay fever? Hay fever is the inflammation of nasal cavity caused by exposure of an individual to the allergens such as dust, pollens, animal dander etc. What are the symptoms of hay fever? Hay fever produces almost similar symptoms as that of allergic rhinitis. Patient complains of runny nose, watery discharge from eyes and nose, frequent sneezing, redness of eyes, itching and irritation of eyes and generalized feeling of weakness and debility. Severe cases of hay fever present with sinus congestion, headaches and loss of sensations of taste and smell. How can I differentiate hay fever…
  • Primary treatment for epistaxis (nosebleed)

    Life Force
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Epistaxis or nosebleed: It means bleeding from the nose. The bleeding from the nose occurs most commonly from one nostril. Most of the cases of epistaxis can be managed at home. But, there are a few instances where the patient suffering from epistaxis has to be admitted in the hospital for its management. In this blog we will see how one should manage the patient of epistaxis at primary level. Do not panic: Sight of blood gushing through the nose is enough to make any person panicky. But, instead of becoming panicky one should know the ways of controlling the blood gushing thorough the nose.
  • About homeopathic shampoos and hair tonics

    Life Force
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Hair is a very essential part of one’s personality. Hairs offer a great cosmetic value for both men as well as women. Since decades both men and women have tried to look better and better by caring and trying to improve the length, quality, texture and volume of the hair by using different tactics. Today, people are suffering from a lot of problems related with hairs such as hair fall, premature graying of hair, dandruff, split ends, psoriasis of scalp, Lichen Planus of the scalp, alopecia areata and so on. Since a few years, markets are overflowing with different shampoos and hair tonics.
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  • What Direction should the Experienced Nurse in Mid-Career take?

    Sharon A. Takiguchi, RN, MS, APRN, DrPH
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    What direction to take? With a bachelor in nursing degree, you have worked as a staff nurse on a general medical-surgical unit for two to five years, and you find yourself wondering if you should make a change. There are many options available to you: continue in a structured, multifaceted, direct patient-care setting like a hospital unit, move to a fast-paced unit like emergency room or critical care, consider a more independent, community-oriented role as a home health nurse, or contemplate a managerial role as a pain management nurse.   Over 100 different nursing specialties exist for…
  • Balancing Your Lifestyle in Healthcare: Sleeping on the Job

    Victor Peña-Araujo
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    You have studied hard, pulled countless all-nighters, trained for years, and you’ve finally landed your dream job.  You are ready to work hard, to be dedicated, and to give it your all.  You are a caring professional and proudly put your patients’ interests first.  After all, that is the defining characteristic of an excellent clinician. So the last thing you would want is for someone to sabotage all the time, effort, and money you’ve invested in getting this position.  What if that someone actually meant well, had the best of intentions, but still managed to trip you up anyway?
  • Top 8 Ways to Find the Best Physician Jobs

    Michael Jones
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Finding a good job as a physician isn’t usually a difficult task. However, accepting a physician job is normally a major commitment, with positive or negative repercussions that will last throughout the physician’s career.  That means that every physician job seeker will feel pressure to find the best possible position in order to achieve a long-term positive outcome.  Here are eight tips for how to go about finding your personal best physician job. Networking Finding the best physician jobs isn’t always easy… Networking remains, as it always has been, the number one way…
  • Balancing Your Lifestyle in Healthcare: Surviving The Hospital Lifestyle

    Victor Peña-Araujo
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    In the hospital setting finding work/life balance requires a proactive approach Most clinical hospital workers will probably agree that their jobs aren’t just jobs, but lifestyles.  Just like being a member of the military or a flight crew, health care is an overwhelming endeavor that rules most aspects of your life and will routinely demand a lot more out of you (and of those around you) than most other ‘normal’ people will appreciate. The clinical job’s sphere of influence sends out insidious ripples right through the lives of your significant others and mercilessly stomps through…
  • The Job Doctor Mailbag – Major Metro Hospitalist Jobs for New Grads & More

    The Job Doctor
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    The Job Doctor Mailbag is a collection of job- search related questions, emailed to us (JobDoctor@hospitalrecruiting.com), tweeted to us, or sent via our Facebook & Google + pages. The Job Doctor answers any type of question related to healthcare job searches and healthcare recruiting.  The Job Doctor draws from his years of successful recruiting experience and his professional contacts to provide expert and unbiased advice to your job search queries. Send your questions, and he will answer as many as he can. We will edit the questions to remove identifying information and…
 
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  • 5 Ways to Reduce the Appearance of Scars

    Sophie Andersen
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:50 pm
    While some people think that scars add to the character, some would rather do something else to boost their character and live a scar-free life. Scars can remind you of some unfortunate things in life. They can be results of simple accidents and stupid behavior that you just want to leave behind. On the other hand, you may feel that they are esthetically unacceptable and just want to get rid of them. Here are some of the ways that you can make sure to leave those scars behind and hide them from the eyes of others. Prevention Naturally, the best way to hide scars is not to have any in the…
  • How being Grateful makes You Healthier, Happier and Richer ?

    Tara Gould
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    It sounds easy, but being constantly thankful isn’t the natural default setting for humans. We are born with creative and critical minds, and that means sometimes looking for the flaws in things, trying to identify how we can improve them, and also looking out for potential danger. The Gratitude Workout For many of us, being grateful is something we have to practice. Building an appreciative outlook is very much like building a muscle; it will get stronger and stronger and offer increased benefits the more we exercise it. What most of us are in the habit of doing is seeing gratitude as the…
  • Stretch Marks: A Beauty Problem For Women

    Rachel Timmins
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:12 am
    Stretch marks or striae distensae are frequently identified with pregnant women. However, these unsightly skin marks are also common problems that plague young women, especially those on a yo-yo weight gain or loss or those that gain then lose great weight quickly. They occur when the skin is pulled by rapid stretching, and while the skin’s top layer is normal, the elastin and collagen responsible for the skin’s elasticity and strength found underneath the top layer have thinned or are torn. The skin’s overstretching also disrupts the normal production of collagen causing the skin to…
  • How to Deal with Panic Attacks?

    Minh Anh Lyly
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:26 am
    Panic attacks and anxiety, although similar, but are different in some aspects. It’s because of these similarities that people tend to put the both in a single basket; however for a successful treatment it is good to differentiate the two and proceed from that knowledge. Differences between Panic and Anxiety attacks People who suffer from panic attacks know that this intense feeling of fear comes out of nowhere; instead, people who suffer from a kind of anxiety have specific triggers for the tension. For example, people with social anxiety disorders are affected when they are in a social…
  • 7 Important Reasons Why You Should Practice Good Oral Hygiene

    Hugo Massey
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    A number of studies have revealed a possible connection between oral health and an individual’s overall health in general. Just like some areas of the body, your mouth can be a potential breeding ground for bacteria. Fortunately, the body’s natural defence and proper oral care can help dramatically keep the presence of bacteria under control. Aside from contributing to a healthier mouth and a heightened self-confidence, a few more surprising advantages of good oral hygiene you ought to know. 1. Keeps Bad Breath at Bay Medically termed as halitosis, bad breath can be either a symptom of an…
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  • Rules for simple living

    Santoshh Singh
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    The post Rules for simple living appeared first on Palchoice. In today’s complex world it’s very difficult to live a simple life, even if you want to do so. But why simplicity is required in life? Are there any rules for simple living? Complexity of today’s world has resulted in tremendous amount of stress and tension in our life. That’s why it always a good [...] The post Rules for simple living appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Success habits: only fools will avoid these

    Santoshh Singh
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    The post Success habits: only fools will avoid these appeared first on Palchoice. What is the one thing that every person desire in life? It is the desire to achieve success in life. It doesn’t matter whether you are young or old, male or female, big or small, black or white: you want to succeed in life. But why only a few achieve success in life? You must [...] The post Success habits: only fools will avoid these appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to motivate yourself to start working

    Santoshh Singh
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    The post How to motivate yourself to start working appeared first on Palchoice. We all are working to achieve our goal in life. Some people love what they are doing while others are doing it to sustain themselves. So whether we like it or not we all have to work. So how you can motivate yourself to start working? When you like your work, then this question is [...] The post How to motivate yourself to start working appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 5 things that successful people hate

    Santoshh Singh
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    The post 5 things that successful people hate appeared first on Palchoice. Do you want to know what are the 5 things that successful people hate? In fact they hate these things so much that they avoid it like a plague. And because they do this they are so successful in life. Every single person on this earth possesses these 5 things. But the best part is [...] The post 5 things that successful people hate appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic

    Santoshh Singh
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    The post Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic appeared first on Palchoice.   It is a dream of every blogger to attract millions of visitors to his blog. Obviously more visitor means more money and a successful blog. But most blogger struggle to attract sufficient traffic to their blog. Not getting enough traffic is an extremely frustrating and heart breaking experience. Lack of traffic can kill your [...] The post Best free wordpress plugin to boost traffic appeared first on Palchoice.
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