Tag Archives: health care funding

The Ones that Emory Didn’t Save

It was with much fan-fare that 2 American aid workers were airlifted from across the world and brought to Emory University Medical Center where they began experimental treatment for Ebola. We hope for a full and speedy recovery for them … Continue reading

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End of Life Conversations are Becoming End of Life Confrontations

“How Dare You!” Life can change in a heartbeat. Most of us believe that our lives, our loves and all the that things that make us who we are is a gift from a higher power. One that can be … Continue reading

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5 Ways Healthcare Reform May Impact Medical Education

Guest Post by Ta’Rikah Jones Unless Congress completely smothers the Affordable Care Act (ACA), its changes will shake healthcare to the foundations as millions of people gain access to insurance and expanded medical care. The ACA’s goal is to move … Continue reading

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Lung Cancer Screening: Almost There . . .

In 2011 The National Cancer Institute published results from their study of low dose CT lung cancer screening of individuals identified as at risk for lung cancer. The investigators enrolled those between 55 to 74 years of age who had … Continue reading

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Healthcare Armageddon 6: Medicare and Generation X

                                              I’m Talkin’ About My Generation. **Update: Treasury has just issued its reports on Medicare and Social Security, the results making this article more timely and relevant than I had intended. Together SS and Medicare make up 36% of federal … Continue reading

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The Squandering of Tobacco Settlement Billions

  TO KEEP SMOKING! Please enjoy this recycled oldie-but-goodie while I spend the next few weeks juggling a high case load with studying for the boards with taking care of two babies, etc. . . Few things smell worse to me … Continue reading

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Snow Birds and The Unfulfilled Promise of Electronic Health Records.

Please enjoy this recycled oldie-but-goodie while I spend the next 6 weeks juggling a high case load with studying for the boards with taking care of two babies, etc. . . The migration has begun. All over Michigan, the annual … Continue reading

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The Daily Docblock: CPAP edition.

The Docblockers strike again. Ran into an insurance today that will not cover sleep studies unless its a severe case and you plead with them. But then they won’t cover a CPAP or any of it’s supplies. Weird.

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Healthcare Armageddon 5: The Crux of the Problem

There’s a central theme running through many of these “Truth About Health Care” posts that I write. Whether it comes to medical centers putting out press releases that are nothing more than thinly veiled advertising, or drug companies trying to get … Continue reading

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Update: Lunch money Pharma spends on physicians

This post at KevinMD has blown up and is generating significant interest. Since writing it I was contacted by CNN, they talked about wanting to do a series on America’s addiction to medications and what sounded to me like the various … Continue reading

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