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Our inequitable, inefficient, oftentimes uncaring health care "system," revealed. -- Jeffrey G. Kaplan, M.D., M.S.

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The sinister effect of paying for medicine out-of-pocket

Cost-sharing is when patients pay some of their health care costs out of pocket. Can this be good...
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Shut That Drip: Controlling Healthcare Waste

To make health care reasonably profitable for private payers and more affordable for patients,...
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Losing Critical Perspective in I.T. -- the Underrepresentation of Women

Where are women on the information highway where information technology (I.T.), health care...
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Does A Good Doctor Treat A Patient's Economic Aches and Pains?

Doctors are relatively uninformed about health care systems, outcomes research or health care...
healthcare

Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes, The “Million Hearts” Initiative

The “Million Hearts” initiative is worth keeping for its reach and cost-benefit. It is designed to...

Reform Issues

May 3, 2016
Healthcare reform is really about managing the care so that it is optimally accessible, reasonable...
May 3, 2016
“Why are we wasting money on healthcare with poor outcomes?” Feb. 27, 2016 [Cross-referencing to ...
May 3, 2016
Who's ruining health care? What is our social responsibility? See 3/26/16 “Who is ruining the...
Apr 22, 2016
It's disheartening; the cure for the ills of U.S. health care lies within our grasp, yet it eludes...
Mar 31, 2016
"I don't understand why health care and insurance companies keep appearing in the same sentences...

Evidence-Based Medicine

Feb 22, 2016
  “There’s no such thing as alternative medicine [when it comes to "fighting" cancer]. There’s only...
Feb 16, 2016
It's easier to prescribe antibiotics in a cold, sinsitis or bronchitis than to explain why not. (It...
Dec 27, 2015
Bone fide alternative medicine approaches to common orthopedic problems. [Note: no controls]...
Dec 18, 2015
Are we prepared to care for people with chronic or complex conditions like those with comorbidities...
Oct 22, 2015
"[Is] it true that early detection/screening will save your life? The answer to this is complicated...

Illness Care

Jan 9, 2016
It is crazy to deny terminal patients access to possibly life-saving drugs for fear of offending...
Nov 3, 2015
It's often difficult to maintain a good appetitie and nutritional status when fighting cancer. Here...
Nov 3, 2015
The use of a bulb syringe at home may help relieve earwax blockage more effectively than a...
Sep 6, 2015
Flu or Common Cold?  JB wites: "I am really feeling sick and my temp is 100o even with two...
Aug 9, 2015
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) Understanding diseases that affect development of the brain, e.g. ...

References

May 3, 2016
The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized country that does not ensure that all of its...
Mar 5, 2015
The cost of health care is already dear and rising exponentially while its "value" or the return on...

Resources

Published, Related Articles

Can We Talk? - We welcome all appropriate comments and there's no obligation or solicitation.  It's easy to ask questions. (We will not, however,...

Resources

Mar 11, 2016
What new docs need to know and never learned in medical or osteopathic school Harvard Medical...
May 21, 2015
Coding systems that support clinical decision-making, 'measurement and management,' communication,...

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Preventive Care

Aug 30, 2016
Six Cardinal Rules when attempting to lose weight and/or reduce the risk of heart and other...
Mar 11, 2016
When it comes to health, the better-informed patient does better—Duh! What is a patient to do to...
Nov 4, 2015
Cancer; Just who invited you? Many cases of cancer are just caused by "bad luck" as two scientists...
Oct 15, 2015
Measles is back and people will be getting ill, harmed or worse because someone is refusing ...
Oct 14, 2015
Adolescent obesity is a growing problem that causes consternation for all and for which there are...