Once a year osteoporosis jab reduces fractures and saves lives Once a year osteoporosis jab reduces fractures and saves lives

A once a year injection of an osteoporosis drug has been found to reduce the number of new hip fractures for older people and also saves liv...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Program Offers Financial Incentives For Visiting Doctor Program Offers Financial Incentives For Visiting Doctor

This is all done with private funding, but still leaves a lot of questions...these are things we should do anyway.  The video states that we...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Rising Cost Of Obesity Threatens NHS, UK Rising Cost Of Obesity Threatens NHS, UK

They are having some of the same issues...BD Widespread obesity is draining NHS resources, say a new independent report commissioned by hea...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Standardizing Medicare Private Health Plans' Benefits Will Allow Informed Consumer Choices Standardizing Medicare Private Health Plans' Benefits Will Allow Informed Consumer Choices

I CERTAINLY AGREE WITH THIS ONE...EVERYBODY IS A CONSUMER AND IT IS SO VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND A HEALTH PLAN TODAY...HOW MUCH CAN ONE READ AN...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Lipo without scalpel Lipo without scalpel

Interesting story on this new technique, and the doctor states you do need to have some sort of exercise routine to benefit..the procedure d...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The University Of Nottingham In The British Midlands Announces Development Of Possible Hepatitis C Vaccine The University Of Nottingham In The British Midlands Announces Development Of Possible Hepatitis C Vaccine

Hopefully there will be more information soon on this breakthrough...BD   The British Midlands Development Corporation announced that the U...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Insurer Offers Two-Tiered Health Plan That Allows People To Purchase Additional Coverage After They Get Sick Insurer Offers Two-Tiered Health Plan That Allows People To Purchase Additional Coverage After They Get Sick

One more plan...I wonder who really has the time to investigate all the plans available?  BD  Michigan-based American Community Mutual Ins...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Supporters Recommend E-Prescribing Requirement In Medicare Supporters Recommend E-Prescribing Requirement In Medicare

Use the reference items on the right hand side of this page to sign up the the FREE E-PRESCRIBING INITIATIVE IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SET UP.....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

FDA Approves SOMA(R) (carisoprodol) 250 Mg FDA Approves SOMA(R) (carisoprodol) 250 Mg

MedPointe Pharmaceuticals announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SOMA(R) (carisoprodol) 250 mg as a new recomme...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

FDA Approves LEVAQUIN(R) Short Course Therapy For Treatment Of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections And Acute Pyelonephritis FDA Approves LEVAQUIN(R) Short Course Therapy For Treatment Of Complicated Urinary Tract Infections And Acute Pyelonephritis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved use of the five-day, once-daily regimen of LEVAQUIN(R) (levofloxacin) 750 mg I.V. ...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mass. Hospitals say reform will mean cut in reimbursement for free care Mass. Hospitals say reform will mean cut in reimbursement for free care

All are not considered equal...some will benefit while others may not...BD  Our hospitals are unable to withstand the cuts," said El...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Alaska Air says plans to launch in-flight Internet Alaska Air says plans to launch in-flight Internet

One more good reason to think about a tablet...I can't tell you how many times convenience enters the picture..with a tablet I don't...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Men more likely to not wash after bathroom use Men more likely to not wash after bathroom use

Ok Guys, let's clean up your act...or invest in some wipes for the pocket..BD CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- The gender gap has widened wh...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

The Key to Medical Cost Reduction: Partnering with Employees The Key to Medical Cost Reduction: Partnering with Employees

More on employer insurance plans...the wellness move...BD  How would you like your company to make headlines for saving one million dollar...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

FDA Approves New Uses For Evista - Drug Reduces Risk Of Invasive Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women FDA Approves New Uses For Evista - Drug Reduces Risk Of Invasive Breast Cancer In Postmenopausal Women

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Evista (raloxifene hydrochloride) for reducing the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmen...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Hillary Clinton releases National Health Plan Hillary Clinton releases National Health Plan

More details on the national health care plan...BD  Hillary Clinton unveiled the third part of her plan today to ensure that all Americans...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Finger Tip Formulary Software Finger Tip Formulary Software

I have used Epocrates for quite a while, but this new software also deserves mentioning as it does a...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Many Mass. hospitals will pay for errors Many Mass. hospitals will pay for errors

Some hospitals in Massachusetts already stepping forward on the upcoming Medicare provisions stating they will pay for errors, but as the ar...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

American Cancer Society focuses on health reform American Cancer Society focuses on health reform

The American Cancer Society said on Monday it was dropping its usual emphasis on stopping smoking and other prevention messages to focus on ...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Is Anything Private Anymore - give the doctor some cash.... Is Anything Private Anymore - give the doctor some cash....

From a health care stand point, the message I receive from this article, is start paying cash...pay your doctor with cash if don't want ...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Internet little help on hospital data: study Internet little help on hospital data: study

No surprise here...it all depends on who's data you are reading...everyone will post with their own slant...but all will at least give y...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Pzizz - treat sleep problems and increase energy Pzizz - treat sleep problems and increase energy

Well I knew something, someday would come to my rescue...this is just what I might need someday after slaving at the computer, writing code,...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Tucson ERs lack docs you may need and may not be able to save your life in time of dire need Tucson ERs lack docs you may need and may not be able to save your life in time of dire need

This could happen anywhere, also we have posted stories on the hospital in Blythe, California, facing some of the same issues...what good is...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Justin Rattner on IDF, Intel Uncut Justin Rattner on IDF, Intel Uncut

Good discussion on Virtual Technology...Mr. Rattner continues on to talk about the use of virtual technology to establish " Virtual Sur...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Where are the doctors who accept Medicaid? Where are the doctors who accept Medicaid?

Also something we face here in California...who will take referrals...the specialist is not in...BD  PROVO - Sergey Sargsyan has lost 80 po...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Doc's white coat falls prey to superbug fears Doc's white coat falls prey to superbug fears

No more white coats in the UK, why?  They carry potential bacteria, same as other personal items worn such as ties, etc.  A study in 2004 in...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

The Transparency Revolution The Transparency Revolution

Good article from Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel hospital...He also runs a blog and the link is listed below...the CIO of the hospital has al...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Outsourcing education in California- Nursing Schools in Guadalajara, Mexico Outsourcing education in California- Nursing Schools in Guadalajara, Mexico

If you are bilingual with both Spanish and English and looking to enter nursing school, Mexico could be the next stop in California...hospit...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Loophole Allows States To Avoid Covering Breast, Cervical Cancer Treatments For Some Uninsured Women Loophole Allows States To Avoid Covering Breast, Cervical Cancer Treatments For Some Uninsured Women

This is scary and a loophole that I would hope most would perhaps think about fixing..BD  A legal loophole in the federal Breast and Cervic...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Paieon - The CardiOp-B System Paieon - The CardiOp-B System

Cardiology goes 3D - Reconstruction of coronary arteries in real time.  BD The CardiOp-B system is the world’s first commercial 3D imaging...

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Monday, September 17, 2007

New reps, new rap: The counter-detailers ... academic detailers.... New reps, new rap: The counter-detailers ... academic detailers....

Friend or foe of the retail pharmaceutical representatives?  They do carry CME credit with their visits.  BD   Midway through a visit with...

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wisconsin budget crisis threatens physicians' Medicaid pay - other states in addition to California have similar crises situations in the making... Wisconsin budget crisis threatens physicians' Medicaid pay - other states in addition to California have similar crises situations in the making...

Another state battling budget issues...BD  The frozen Medicaid funding will be released when the state passes a new budget, which was due ...

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Stark rules add third layer to physician self-referral restrictions ... New Stark rules add third layer to physician self-referral restrictions ...

Investments for physicians in related health care business get scrutinized...I guess if you have money to invest, perhaps restaurants or flo...

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

AARP Bulletin: Medical Tourism AARP Bulletin: Medical Tourism

AARP slide show featuring screenshots of the Max Devki Heart and Vascular Institute in India...BD  AARP Bulletin: Online Extra: Medical Tou...

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Union-Managed Health Care Union-Managed Health Care

Auto makers may turn the health insurance business over the the union to run...BD  For many years, the business community has been looking ...

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Mayo Clinic Recommends Universal Health Insurance Mayo Clinic Recommends Universal Health Insurance

  The Mayo Clinic jumped into the national debate on improving health care yesterday, calling for every individual to have basic universal ...

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Endothelix Vendys system received FDA approval Endothelix Vendys system received FDA approval

The test is conducted by inflating a cuff around the arm for two minutes followed by immediate deflation. The company's FDA approval fo...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Hospital Bugs Get From Bottom To Bedrail Hospital Bugs Get From Bottom To Bedrail

New study on staph...and possibly where it is the most contagious...BD The presence of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) in ...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Intensity Laser Therapy - BioFlex Laser Therapy Intensity Laser Therapy - BioFlex Laser Therapy

Many physicians and chiropractors are now investigating new sources of therapy and among the new technologies offered, the Bio-Flex Laser Th...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

ER Kiosks Let Patients Avoid Long Lines ER Kiosks Let Patients Avoid Long Lines

I have featured some past articles on this technology in the past and being I am involved in this area there's some additional informati...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

N.J.'s Corzine to Defy New Health-Care Rules N.J.'s Corzine to Defy New Health-Care Rules

Threatening to sue the Bush administration...BD  Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine informed President Bush this week that New Jersey will not obe...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Health Insurance Premiums, workers' anxieties rise Health Insurance Premiums, workers' anxieties rise

More on the wellness topic...employers are offering too much in the employee benefit area?  Is this the carrier telling the employer to redu...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

HMO fee needed, but so are guarantees against future hikes HMO fee needed, but so are guarantees against future hikes

Something the rest of us have been paying for a while...BD  ISSUE: Palm Beach County is considering charging employees $15 a month in HMO p...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Siromilus Stents Offer Lower Heart Attack Risk Than Bare Metal Stents Or Paclitaxel Siromilus Stents Offer Lower Heart Attack Risk Than Bare Metal Stents Or Paclitaxel

Researchers have concluded that siromilus stents offer a lower heart attack risk for patients than bare metal stents or paclitaxel. Mortali...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

The Hospitalist Is In . . . The Hospitalist Is In . . .

Good article about Hospitalists...for patients without a primary MD they fill the gap when care is needed...and as the article states, they ...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Fentora Cancer Pain Drug Linked To Deaths Fentora Cancer Pain Drug Linked To Deaths

Drug company Cephalon has sent out a Dear Doctor and a Dear Healthcare Professional letter about safe use of its cancer pain drug Fentora (...

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Voice Recognition Helps Doctors Get More Out Of E-Health Voice Recognition Helps Doctors Get More Out Of E-Health

I can certainly agree with this article and I'm sure there are many physicians that would do the same.  After using Dragon dictation, on...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Health coaches help workers, save companies cash - United Parcel is One Health coaches help workers, save companies cash - United Parcel is One

This is a big topic as it is big money..if it can work by killing two birds wit one stone then it is definitely a winner; however, all compa...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

U.S. Adults Spent More On Lipitor In 2004 Than Any Other Drug U.S. Adults Spent More On Lipitor In 2004 Than Any Other Drug

  With a total nearly $5 billion, Lipitor, a cholesterol-reducing drug, ranked first in terms of total spending on prescription medicines b...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Five must-do's when a loved one is ill - CNN.com Five must-do's when a loved one is ill - CNN.com

Be an advocate... good set of rules and suggestions in this article...and well worth reading...BD (CNN) -- One day in the hospital, Vladim...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Forty-Four Senators Send Letter Asking President Bush To Rescind New Rules That Restrict SCHIP Enrollment Forty-Four Senators Send Letter Asking President Bush To Rescind New Rules That Restrict SCHIP Enrollment

Hopefully this might have some impact and perhaps stop the 10% cut in payment for physicians too...even now it is already difficult in some ...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Gallbladder removed through vagina - San Diego Gallbladder removed through vagina - San Diego

More good news in the area of minimally invasive surgery...BD  Surgeons at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center have per...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Microsoft Eyes Future of Teleconferencing with RoundTable Microsoft Eyes Future of Teleconferencing with RoundTable

Microsoft Communications Server, combined with MS Round Table look to put a complete new spin on how conferences are held in the future.  T...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Nortel Sees Way Into X-ray Admin Market Nortel Sees Way Into X-ray Admin Market

Instant messaging becomes real time for this health care facility, even spanning a 120 acre campus to get in touch and supply medical inform...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

First Digital Hospital in Mexico First Digital Hospital in Mexico

Nice use of RFID technology and this will also help in keeping track of equipment so it does not leave the premises as well.  BD   AeroSco...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

No health damage from short-term mobile use: study No health damage from short-term mobile use: study

A major British study has found there are no damaging health effects from using mobile phones, in the short-term at least. The UK mobile tel...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Doctors and hospitals adjusting to life in the digital age Doctors and hospitals adjusting to life in the digital age

It doesn't happen overnight and is not a bowl of cherries, but worth it all in the long run.  Training is also very important.  BD  Ho...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tenet's chief medical officer stepping down Tenet's chief medical officer stepping down

Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Wednesday its chief medical officer, Jennifer Daley, has resigned from the company to take a position in Boston....

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Want those workers to lose weight? Well pay them! Want those workers to lose weight? Well pay them!

Another article on the same Employer benefits to better health care..this one sounds like a positive move.  BD  It seems giving money to ov...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

BD Announces FDA 510(K) Submission Of Rapid Molecular Test To Identify Patients Carrying Staph Superbug Prior To Surgery BD Announces FDA 510(K) Submission Of Rapid Molecular Test To Identify Patients Carrying Staph Superbug Prior To Surgery

With the new Medicare rules regarding hospital errors, this could offer some relief with prevention and diagnosing prior to surgery.  BD  B...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

More Universities Jump on the Tablet PC Bandwagon More Universities Jump on the Tablet PC Bandwagon

Nice to see the health care area referenced here as well.  BD  As Tablet PCs grow more and more popular, many universities have opted to us...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Research May Lead To New Classes Of Antibiotics Research May Lead To New Classes Of Antibiotics

Scientists have what could be some very bad news for disease-causing bacteria. All three major classes of antibiotics that kill infectious ...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Nowhere To Hide Nowhere To Hide

Something to think about regarding security with health records in particular.  Good reading about the huge breaches that have taken place w...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Smart Bra.. The Smart Bra..

We have seen the smart shirt, smart pants...well the latest...a bra with micro chips creating images to detect early stages of breast cance...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Threat To Patient Privacy: The Minnesota Health Information Exchange Threat To Patient Privacy: The Minnesota Health Information Exchange

Privacy??...Where is HIPAA???..the state will have an open door to everyone's medical record...and the health department was given the m...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Uniforms for the Uninsured... Uniforms for the Uninsured...

Great shirt.... one look says it all..BD  Wendy Dumbo who spoke at PSFKs New York Conference has decided to speak up again, this time in t...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

California Passes Bill To Ban Forced RFID Tagging California Passes Bill To Ban Forced RFID Tagging

Chip implants should always be a choice...good pro-active move on the part of the legislature here...no person should ever be forced to be i...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

HP Thermal Inkjet Technology Put to Medical Use HP Thermal Inkjet Technology Put to Medical Use

Similar to a patch as we know it, except the micro needles do penetrate the skin..it uses a modified version of the technology used for ink...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Schwarzenegger plans special session for health care reform Schwarzenegger plans special session for health care reform

News articles from the last few days also stated an veto on any current bills could be in the process to allow the Governor to call the spe...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Medical Liability Reform Requires National Action Medical Liability Reform Requires National Action

Something to learn from Texas...and the non for profit hospitals have benefited as well..no wonder doctor licensing has increased here....BD...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

DUI Drama for General Hospital Star DUI Drama for General Hospital Star

One more celebrity on the DUI list...BD  General Hospital star Kirsten Storms was arrested early Friday morning in Los Angeles-adjacent Cu...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Democrats go online for 2008 "mash-up" Democrats go online for 2008 "mash-up"

You will be able to pick and choose the videos and topics from the site...skipping what does not interest you...might be a good way to see h...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Training of the "Helpless" Physician The Training of the "Helpless" Physician

This article makes many good points, and this is an area where our humanitarian physicians who take care of us, have swallowed many bullets,...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Report Card for 32 Payers: Not Making the Grade A Report Card for 32 Payers: Not Making the Grade

Good story to read about the survey which included Medicare and 3rd party insurers...as the article states Medicare may have graded a bit hi...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Microsoft Health - Common User Interface for the UK Microsoft Health - Common User Interface for the UK

This effort will allow software designers to create a customized user interface for end users to be able to access more from one location, i...

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