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In computerized med. records, ignorance is bliss ….

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The electronic health or medical record (EHR/EMR) can be a technological advance, but only if it tells "who" got "what," "where," and "when."  IOW, it establishes a database that is, for all extents and purposes, more complete, accurate and available.

Delayed Everything

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Charlene Maurer Finerty, owner of Plans and Profits, a business plan writing and implementation service, speaks of the opportunity cost, delayed gratification and indebtedness that characterizes the long-haul of medical training. You'd think once you hang a shingle, your problems are over—but, actually they're just beginning.  For example, there's the hopeless bureaucratization of health care, the need to document every step and then some all along the claims trail and the lack of digital proces

Preventing Group B Strep Disease in Newborns

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Group B Strep, a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality since the 1970s: The Standard of Care A mother-to-be has Group B Streptococcus; she isn't sick from it but, unfortunately transmits it to her infant who becomes devistated by the bacteria.  Could the transmission have been interrupted?  Could the infection have be anticipated and made impotent before wreaking damage?

Medical Community: Stop Your Whining!

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A New York Times article portrays physicians' frustration stemming from having to deal with the underpayment of primary care. "There is no doubt that the system for providing medical care in the country is in need of major reformation, and that the system of training the providers of that care is in need of major transformation, but the medical community needs to get a grip on their whining." Remember, the primary care physician is an advocate and not insensitive to the costs of care.

Eczema, The Common Rash

Eczema is, briefly, the "itch that rashes." It is also called "Atopic Dermatitis." And, it has other names as well. Online eczema support & information community --   Thank you very much doctor  My son slept true the night for the first time in a long time; the cream* works wonders  Joel * Unfortunately, this was a short course steroid cream, mid-potency  

Antibiotic Harm - MRSA, the Super Bug

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What's the Relationship Between Using Antibiotics and Then Getting MRSA? RE: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) such as in an abscess or cellulitis–- the more the antibiotic exposure prior to getting MRSA, the more likely it was you would get MRSA. Setting and Study Design  A population-based case-control study in children, 1 to 19 years of age using a primary care, General Practice Research Database, United Kingdom, 1994-2007.

Obesity/Overweight Prevention/Treatment

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Obesity is a contributor to or a cause of chronic medical and/or surgical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, recurrent trauma and arthritis. Here are a few of the more ponderous facts: The apparent rise in the incidence of hypertension and diabetes worldwide is concerning.  Certain populations, non-Hispanic blacks, for instance are at higher risk, but it is getting scary for all of society!