Walking proof of insurance crisis - Los Angeles Walking proof of insurance crisis - Los Angeles

The "man on the street" talks to various residents in Hollywood, they have jobs but can't afford insurance...BD  Tapan Chowdh...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Medicaid drug rule may hurt recipients - or at least those seeing physicians still using paper pads.... Medicaid drug rule may hurt recipients - or at least those seeing physicians still using paper pads....

The key word here is "non electronic prescriptions"...if you are a physician, and affected by the new law, do yourself a favor and...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Allyson Pollock on what Michael Moore's new film, Sicko, doesn't tell you Allyson Pollock on what Michael Moore's new film, Sicko, doesn't tell you

The Brits are slowly getting a taste of Kaiser as they privatize many of their hospitals...to make money?  BD  For almost every PFI hospit...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Former Pfizer Worker Could Face Charges Former Pfizer Worker Could Face Charges

Data Loss/Breach story of the week...BD Pfizer Inc. has contacted federal authorities in hopes they will prosecute a former employee respo...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Is the quality of elder care in jeopardy? Is the quality of elder care in jeopardy?

Not enough medically trained individuals around...BD Before going to sleep on Aug. 31, 2006, a 72-year-old woman living at Oceanside Home C...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Cardiovascular Webcast: Cardiovascular Specialists at Children's Hospital Boston to Perform Rare Interventional Catheterization During Live Webcast Cardiovascular Webcast: Cardiovascular Specialists at Children's Hospital Boston to Perform Rare Interventional Catheterization During Live Webcast

For other live events, check the OR-Live listings on this site in the right hand column...BD On Thursday, Oct. 4, at 9 a.m. ET, cardiovasc...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fremont-Rideout Delays Negotiations - Another Strike Possible (Nursing) Fremont-Rideout Delays Negotiations - Another Strike Possible (Nursing)

At the request of the California Nurses Association, the federal mediator contacted Fremont-Rideout Health Group and asked the parties to m...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for New Cardiac Systems with Distance Wireless Telemetry Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for New Cardiac Systems with Distance Wireless Telemetry

  Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for New Cardiac Systems with Distance Wireless Telemetry Concerto CRT-D and Virtuoso ICD transmit patient...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Homeland security cyber attacks probed Homeland security cyber attacks probed

Do you take security seriously with your network...nobody seems to be immune...be sure your network is using updated and current security pr...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

How to Take Notes on Your Notebook (Computer) How to Take Notes on Your Notebook (Computer)

Good article on the use of One Note...Part of the Microsoft Office Suite...this is something I use all the time to keep notes on all my meet...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

European directive will halt use of MRI scans; cancer diagnosis and treatment will suffer European directive will halt use of MRI scans; cancer diagnosis and treatment will suffer

The end of MRI's in Europe?  BD  Implementation of the Physical Agents (Electromagnetic Fields) Directive 2004/40/EC in all Member Sta...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Surviving in the Medical Field Surviving in the Medical Field

Another good video from Dr. Farrago...he's rapidly becoming one of the favorites here...this talk is about relationships...doctors to do...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Popeye's Medical Popeye's Medical

Poor Popeye....BD

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Health insurance a requirement for more college students Health insurance a requirement for more college students

If students do not prove they have insurance or adequate health insurance, the university automatically charges their semester bill for a 3r...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Value of annual checkup questioned Value of annual checkup questioned

How do many preventive health tests get started...are many not started with an annual physical?  Do we not want to pay doctors for this serv...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Lower Back Pain May Respond Better To Acupuncture Therapy Than Conventional Therapy Lower Back Pain May Respond Better To Acupuncture Therapy Than Conventional Therapy

Acupuncture has worked for me...although I know there are still many questions about whether or not it is a good treatment for pain...it wor...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

AMA Urges Congress To Stop Medicare Cuts AMA Urges Congress To Stop Medicare Cuts

Is Congress creating the crisis by no adverting physician pay cuts?  Would you want your salary at work to be reduced back to what you made ...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

ZoomIt v1.7 - Software for the Tablet, use for presentations.. ZoomIt v1.7 - Software for the Tablet, use for presentations..

I really like this simple application and became acquainted with it last year at a Microsoft Tech Net meeting.  Although a tablet is ultimat...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Leiner Health Products Accused of Falsifying Tests on Store Brand Drugs Sold by Wal-Mart, Others. FDA says Defective Drugs Should Have Been Recalled. Leiner Health Products Accused of Falsifying Tests on Store Brand Drugs Sold by Wal-Mart, Others. FDA says Defective Drugs Should Have Been Recalled.

Keep an eye out on which vitamins you purchase today..this company has been around for many years and used to be an account of mine many yea...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Controlling Foot Odor Controlling Foot Odor

In the midst of all the health insurance stories this week, let's take a break and make sure our feet don't stink...guys...listen up...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

California sets stage for national debate on health-care reform California sets stage for national debate on health-care reform

As mentioned many times on the blog before, it appears the whole country is watching us..and what happens here will definitely have an impac...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

How Many Medical Marijuana Puffs Make a Dose? How Many Medical Marijuana Puffs Make a Dose?

If you have an opinion, go the link where you can add comments...some people eat and digest the product too...good question, how do you regu...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Why Does Everyone Bow Down to the Health Insurance Industry? Why Does Everyone Bow Down to the Health Insurance Industry?

From Barbara Ehrenreich.....book writer...frequent contributor to the New York Times...she makes some good points and leaves a lot to think ...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

I wish I had a tablet - Sketchcast.com I wish I had a tablet - Sketchcast.com

We are all familiar with You Tube, and Sketchcast is very similar, but the difference here is the ability to share you sketching's with ...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Employers get tough on health** Employers get tough on health**

And this is only the beginning...as it appears there is nothing stopping the surge...you do have a choice...start your own business if worki...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Woman plans to buy kidney to stay alive Woman plans to buy kidney to stay alive

This woman lives in Australia and is planning a trip to the Philippines where she can "buy" a kidney legally to stay alive...BD  ...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Do You Bank with Blue Cross? Do You Bank with Blue Cross?

You  will need a minimum balance of $2500.00 to get started.  The goal is to encourage health savings accounts to make up for what isn't...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

UAW, General Motors Temporarily Table Health Care Trust Negotiations After Five-Day Deadlock On Issue UAW, General Motors Temporarily Table Health Care Trust Negotiations After Five-Day Deadlock On Issue

The continuing story on we can agree to disagree...nobody wants to pay the bill or be responsible for the administration of the bills...one ...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Medical liability insurers adding personality tests to application process ... Medical liability insurers adding personality tests to application process ...

Personality tests now could be included in order for physicians to purchase some mal practice policies...need to ace this one for sure...BD ...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

New service eavesdrops on Internet calls - ads on your Internet phone calls - voice recognition gone to the servers....cell phones next? New service eavesdrops on Internet calls - ads on your Internet phone calls - voice recognition gone to the servers....cell phones next?

I'm sorry but this is one step too far ...as I understand when you discuss something like a restaurant, ads will appear for restaurants....

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Flaw exposed in new Medicare ID system .. Flaw exposed in new Medicare ID system ..

Medicare still doesn't have it right...big bunch of queries to match up the old with the new it appears...and when it doesn't match....

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

UnitedHealth's Merger Malaise UnitedHealth's Merger Malaise

OKLAHOMA CITY -- UnitedHealth can't seem to shake its merger-integration headaches. Take a look at one small client, Sun Community News...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Kaiser sued by other hospitals over bills - CA Kaiser sued by other hospitals over bills - CA

Hospitals suing other hospitals in Orange County... hospitals don't care for the Kaiser pay structure and payment plan when receiving pa...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Two dozen Southern California hospitals in financial jeopardy Two dozen Southern California hospitals in financial jeopardy

Smaller community and private hospitals are the victims...not being able to compete with the larger chains....and that leaves us the patient...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

The doctor will e-mail you now The doctor will e-mail you now

I agree it sure beats phone tag....Microsoft employees were also part of of a test pilot program to allow their employees to log in to a web...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Emergency In Emergency, Australia Emergency In Emergency, Australia

They too are facing a shortage of physicians...especially in the ER area...BD "It is demoralising for emergency physicians to come back...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Couple, HMO fight in court over baby's care Couple, HMO fight in court over baby's care

Here we go, get the lawyers involved....hospital admission requiring legal assistance...it appears if our current process continues, legal i...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

New Products That Combine an HRA With an HMO Are Gaining Traction in California New Products That Combine an HRA With an HMO Are Gaining Traction in California

If you are an employer, here's the plan for the "health coach"...and if you are an employee, you might want to watch for this ...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Medicare Patients feeling the crunch Medicare Patients feeling the crunch

And the alternative is not an attractive picture either...to bill patients for the difference between what Medicare pays and the office char...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dismay over failed HIV vaccine Dismay over failed HIV vaccine

Sad news in the fight against aids...BD  NEW YORK (AFP) - Disappointing results for a promising anti-AIDS vaccine have dealt a major blow ...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Firefighters use forklift to move 900-lb. Firefighters use forklift to move 900-lb.

Obesity at the level of embarrassment...and the extra labor needed to get health care for him...BD LANSING, Michigan (AP) -- Firefighters ...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Tattoo remorse fuels boom for dermatologists - Tattoo Regret.... Tattoo remorse fuels boom for dermatologists - Tattoo Regret....

As the tattoo business grows...so does the removal...BD  ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Laura Hathaway initially had no regrets after getting a...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Deadly amoeba lurks in Florida lakes Deadly amoeba lurks in Florida lakes

Warm water seems to increase the likelihood of it's existence..BD This thing is just there. It's lurking like some deadly thing in...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

The ‘Poisonous Cocktail’ of Multiple Drugs The ‘Poisonous Cocktail’ of Multiple Drugs

Do not assume that a decline in well-being is caused by a disease or age. It could be a drug side effect. A 78-year-old woman was found unc...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

More Profit and Less Nursing at Many Homes More Profit and Less Nursing at Many Homes

Sad story of how cost cutting affected the chain of nursing homes...nothing here for better health care... only cutting costs to return a di...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Doctors Making House Calls (for a Price) Doctors Making House Calls (for a Price)

A service whereby doctors can make additional money during their "off hours"...BD  CHERI ELLISON-CARROLL did not know where to t...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

The California One Care Solution The California One Care Solution

Senate Bill 840....20 minute video with another proposed solution on the table..BD  The California OneCareNow Campaign is the nation'...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Rodeo Clown applies for Health Insurance Rodeo Clown applies for Health Insurance

  http://youtube.com/watch?v=OIzxKu_UhvA

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Business Left Undone Business Left Undone

Former CEO of United Health Care..Interesting comments on health care today...insurance is not enough...BD  Instead, we are here to talk ab...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

My thoughts on health care...a skeleton outline of a plan... My thoughts on health care...a skeleton outline of a plan...

Everybody has their opinion and here's 2 cents worth from this end, neither wrong or right, but something to ponder...BD  Healthcare for...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Support grows in U.S. for a national health plan Support grows in U.S. for a national health plan

The doctor has some good points...and to it all comes back around to getting the bill paid...which is what we all want...health care without...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Most Canadians 'health illiterate Most Canadians 'health illiterate

Canada has the some of the same issues as we do....BD  OTTAWA - Canadians' low level of health literacy is adding "billions" ...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Doctors group calls for statewide health insurance Doctors group calls for statewide health insurance

Why?  They want to be paid...like all of us...being a physician is not a charity job...and you can't blame them...something we all ponde...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Alternatives To High Priced Health Insurance Alternatives To High Priced Health Insurance

  How are people coping? Many Americans simply don't have health insurance anymore. That's a big problem not only for families, wh...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Insurance payments for Massachusetts hospital procedures soon online Insurance payments for Massachusetts hospital procedures soon online

As this transparency progresses it's going to be a real eye opener to see how much each hospital gets paid, being both have the same pro...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Overlake Hospital Improves Patient Care, Reduces Errors, Increases Productivity - this hospital get's it - Mobility (otherwise known as the "M" word..) Overlake Hospital Improves Patient Care, Reduces Errors, Increases Productivity - this hospital get's it - Mobility (otherwise known as the "M" word..)

And they did it with a relatively small IT staff...Doctors, nurses, and support staff needed the ability to continuously access and use medi...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Americans Can Go Without Sex Longer Than The Internet, Study Finds - Mobility in today's world Americans Can Go Without Sex Longer Than The Internet, Study Finds - Mobility in today's world

Good article and something I have been talking about for quite a while  - MOBILITY .  Yes I find this all the time, folks in my generation d...

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Hackers control PCs while users are unaware Hackers control PCs while users are unaware

More security news today, healthcare workers be aware...keep up to date with your security updates and be sure to report anything strange to...

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Data leaked over file network - via peer to peer file sharing software.... Data leaked over file network - via peer to peer file sharing software....

Do you work in a healthcare facility?  Thinking about using one of the peer to peer music services at work... don't even go there... and...

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Ultimate Office Steal presented by Microsoft - Office Ultimate for $59.00 for students... Ultimate Office Steal presented by Microsoft - Office Ultimate for $59.00 for students...

This is a great deal for anyone in school - medical school for that matter too..you can see the product advertised for over $500.00 at most ...

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Friday, September 21, 2007

How Google could support handwritten queries - using Microsoft Silverlight...with a Tablet PC How Google could support handwritten queries - using Microsoft Silverlight...with a Tablet PC

Great article about using inking and math solving with a tablet PC...if you do not have Microsoft Silverlight added you can download here a...

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Placebo Television #6 Placebo Television #6

The latest commentary from the doctor...check out prior versions...posted on the blog..BD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlGSTAv1_sQ&...

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Brown scientists take the petri dish to new dimensions Brown scientists take the petri dish to new dimensions

The petri dish evolves...cells grow faster in some instances and have a more realistic shape and size...BD PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown Univers...

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Friday, September 21, 2007

NDO Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance For Plicator II(TM) - GERD procedure and treatment NDO Receives FDA 510(K) Clearance For Plicator II(TM) - GERD procedure and treatment

New 20 minute procedure designed to reduce to eliminate chronic heartburn symptoms and medication use...good news for patients with GERD...B...

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Hacking into e-health records is too easy, group says Hacking into e-health records is too easy, group says

Sometimes I even find this difficult to relay to some health care workers when emphasizing the use of passwords and other log on procedures....

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Doctors anticipate boomers will affect Medicare reform Doctors anticipate boomers will affect Medicare reform

Former AMA President speaks out on reduction of Physician reimbursements...and what we need to do as patients to help the cause...BD  Doct...

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Has your illness been misdiagnosed? Has your illness been misdiagnosed?

2nd opinions never hurt, especially with something like cancer...this woman would have undergone needless chemotherapy...5 potential red fla...

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Physicians for a National Health Program Physicians for a National Health Program

Physicians lobby group for single payer plan...more information at the link below..BD  Physicians for a National Health Program is a singl...

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Health Care Rating Game.... The Health Care Rating Game....

Yet another site where ratings and votes are taken...this time on the "Sicko" web site where you can "Rate Your Insurance Pro...

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

AT&T unveils new radio-frequency tracking system for hospitals AT&T unveils new radio-frequency tracking system for hospitals

RFID technology is huge for hospitals and can really help with devices, supplies, even wheelchairs from leaving the premises and help locate...

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Thursday, September 20, 2007
 
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