Lessons in Holiday Dining With Liberals Lessons in Holiday Dining With Liberals

Health insurance discussion...BD  How many people also don't know that laws prohibit interstate health insurance sales, preventing peo...

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Once-Daily SEROQUEL XL(R) Prevents Relapse In Patients With Schizophrenia Clear Long-term Benefit Leads To Early Completion Of Study Once-Daily SEROQUEL XL(R) Prevents Relapse In Patients With Schizophrenia Clear Long-term Benefit Leads To Early Completion Of Study

A new study, published in the November 2007 issue of Psychiatry 20071 found that the once daily formulation of SEROQUEL XL® in adult patient...

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Is your practice running on empty? Is your practice running on empty?

Good article with some good suggestions relative to taking a look at a medical practice and some simple evaluations to see where business st...

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

California Regulators Target Health Insurance Cancellations California Regulators Target Health Insurance Cancellations

According to the article, all of the major players are under some type of examination from the state..BD  California managed-care regulato...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Amazon Kindle Videos Amazon Kindle Videos

But you will still need a PC for items other than reading and ordering books, blogs and papers...BD     

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Docs find errors in own medical charts Docs find errors in own medical charts

Could be a copy and paste error or perhaps a wrong template entered without personalization?  Just a couple things that could happen with co...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cardiologists Question Delay of Data on 2 Drugs Cardiologists Question Delay of Data on 2 Drugs

Is Zetia as effective as statins?  BD Prescriptions for the cholesterol-lowering drugs Zetia and Vytorin are written for almost 800,000 Am...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Redneck Health Plan Redneck Health Plan

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kmbA5SyZcA

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Taint Cancer Taint Cancer

  http://www.mybluecollar.com/videos/65f6a775e9

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Why Web MD Doesn't have sound Why Web MD Doesn't have sound

    Why Web MD Doesn't Have Sound

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Healthfirst's marketing practices probed Healthfirst's marketing practices probed

State of New York investigating marketing practices..including bonuses...sounds like what is going on here in California with other insurers...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

United HealthCare inadvertently posted physician SSNs United HealthCare inadvertently posted physician SSNs

And these folks rate physicians?  Let's have the physicians rate the insurance companies...audit trails shows the page was viewed 157 ti...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

From Poor Penmanship to Bad Communication: Many Opportunities for Medication Mishaps From Poor Penmanship to Bad Communication: Many Opportunities for Medication Mishaps

We keep seeing stories like this...every doctor today can have FREE E-Prescribing and we have a permanent link on this page to where a phys...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Quaid's Twins Get Accidental Overdose Quaid's Twins Get Accidental Overdose

Physicians cannot keep all the information in their head today...and hospital pharmacies can use it to correctly tie the medication to the p...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Governor Schwarzenegger Announces Grant to Expand Telemedicine Across California Governor Schwarzenegger Announces Grant to Expand Telemedicine Across California

Needed especially in rural areas...but metro areas can benefit too...BD Sacramento, California - Continuing his historic commitment to expa...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Complicated billing makes it hard to shop for health care Complicated billing makes it hard to shop for health care

Amen....yes it is difficult and depends on what and where you are shopping too...BD  Heather Foxman was trying to be the health-care barga...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

For those 50 and older, health insurance can be hard to come by For those 50 and older, health insurance can be hard to come by

And the cherry picking continues...but if you are 50 or over, you might not be one of the cherries...BD  Kent Odell exercises six times a ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Health Care Via Text Message Health Care Via Text Message

Cell phones can improve your health...type in your question and get a text message back...or have a reminder sent via text message on when y...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ORLive Presents: Innovations in Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery ORLive Presents: Innovations in Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgery

On the reference side of this site, there is a current listing of the latest live surgeries provided by OR Live...November 27th, gender spec...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

HDTV technology improves surgery HDTV technology improves surgery

Video at the link below...as the surgeon states "it's like looking through a window"...the pictures below show both the camera...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

One more hospital using the Robot Docs... One more hospital using the Robot Docs...

Another update...good picture this time showing the nurse using the "robot's stethoscope"...and future plans for the robot in ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Applicator Helps Deliver Direct Treatment for treatment of breast cancer... Applicator Helps Deliver Direct Treatment for treatment of breast cancer...

Less exposure to health tissue and more focused on the areas needing therapy...BD An applicator that helps deliver radiation therapy to t...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

HIPAA Compliant Tools for Medical Practices - iMedicor Portal HIPAA Compliant Tools for Medical Practices - iMedicor Portal

Visit the link to Medgadet for additional information as well....I did sign up for an account...there are some nice features on the portal, ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Most U.S. Family Physicians Are Foreign Most U.S. Family Physicians Are Foreign

And how does this affect the doctor-patient relationship as we have known in the past?  BD  When you see your primary care physician, chan...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Startling Stem Cell Breakthrough: No Embryos Required Startling Stem Cell Breakthrough: No Embryos Required

This is almost scary...BD Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a star...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Patients Were Not Told of Misuse of Syringes Patients Were Not Told of Misuse of Syringes

Follow up on the orginal story...628 patients to be notified...what took the health department so long?  BD State health officials notifie...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Health Insurance Scams Targeting Small Businesses, Individuals Increasing Health Insurance Scams Targeting Small Businesses, Individuals Increasing

If you are a small business looking for employee health insurance, be aware of scams and fraud..as the article states it can sometimes take ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

DEA Ruling Allowing Multiple Prescriptions For Controlled Substances DEA Ruling Allowing Multiple Prescriptions For Controlled Substances

Physicians will be able to date a prescription for a fill date in the future on some controlled drugs..."Do not fill until______"...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Telehealth Monitor Telehealth Monitor

Uses blue tooth connections...FDA registered K071953....nice design with big keys for seniors...you can add some reminders and have the box ...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

FDA Approves Nexavar For Patients With Inoperable Liver Cancer FDA Approves Nexavar For Patients With Inoperable Liver Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has approved Nexavar (sorafenib) for use in patients with a form of liver cancer kn...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

FDA Approves First Combination Therapy For Initial Use In Patients With Moderate To Severe Hypertension FDA Approves First Combination Therapy For Initial Use In Patients With Moderate To Severe Hypertension

Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administrat...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Horror in the ER: Medical Mistakes Horror in the ER: Medical Mistakes

A long in depth article from ABC News about past medical mistakes in the operating room...the 2 pictures here don't need any description...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Can Wayne Newton's Heart Stand to Dance? Can Wayne Newton's Heart Stand to Dance?

Hopefully he will have a good return...many causes for the disease including high blood pressure, but his case was from a viral infection ac...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Amazon targets readers' interest in electronic books Amazon targets readers' interest in electronic books

Update and questions answered here..just a period of adjustment in reading...going from paper to paperless...BD CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled th...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Placebo Television #8 Placebo Television #8

We love this Doctor....in this issue he addresses the White Coats in the UK, prescription narcotics, and doctor ratings...Well Point using Z...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and Power Point 2007 File Formats Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and Power Point 2007 File Formats

This might come in handy if you are using older formats of Microsoft Office.  With this add on, you can save your files in the new Office 20...

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Microtek Medical Introduces StethoClean Microtek Medical Introduces StethoClean

One more item in the battle of infectious germs....reminds me of the dental office with all the covers on their equipment.....BD  Alpharet...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Family doctors to shun national database of patients' records - UK Family doctors to shun national database of patients' records - UK

Security and privacy issues at the forefront...not ready to trust the system...and most feel they need a patient's consent before doing ...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Minnesota Pay-For-Performance Medical Programs Fall Short Minnesota Pay-For-Performance Medical Programs Fall Short

It sounds like the criteria established it not making this a winning situation here...and more work is needed.  BD The report found that M...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Marijuana Compound Shows Promise in Fighting Breast Cancer Marijuana Compound Shows Promise in Fighting Breast Cancer

A compound found in cannabis may prove to be effective at helping stop the spread of breast cancer cells throughout the body, but not smokin...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Doctors Hit the Rails to Plug Medical Gaps - Russia Doctors Hit the Rails to Plug Medical Gaps - Russia

Russia using a medical train to reach residents, many in rural areas..and the set up is complete with telemedicine to reach specialists, and...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Pfizer to acquire Coley Pharmaceutical Group Pfizer to acquire Coley Pharmaceutical Group

Coley has been a partner with Pfizer with Cancer research...BD  Pfizer has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cole...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Aetna to Cover Given Imaging's Capsule Endoscopy Aetna to Cover Given Imaging's Capsule Endoscopy

Hopefully more will follow suit....BD  JERUSALEM (Reuters) Nov 19 - Israeli medical device maker Given Imaging said on Monday Aetna, the N...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Where have all the doctors gone? Where have all the doctors gone?

Are they all going to Kaiser?   And even Kaiser is having issues keeping enough physicians on staff as other retire...BD  Kaiser Permanent...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Doctors Group Pressures FDA to Limit Salt in Products, Restaurants Doctors Group Pressures FDA to Limit Salt in Products, Restaurants

Physicians actively talking to the FDA in reference to sodium use in restaurants...could save lives...and there's always a salt shaker t...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

New technology saving lives - 4D Ultrasound New technology saving lives - 4D Ultrasound

4-D Ultrasound...amazing pictures on developing fetuses with high risk pregnancies...no comparison at all to old ultrasound technologies...a...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Google-funded site offers $999 DNA test - find your DNA Google-funded site offers $999 DNA test - find your DNA

One saliva sample will help tell all....the site does not offer any medical guidelines at all, just DNA findings that you could use for your...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Intel's QX9770 quad-core to blow away competition in Q1 Intel's QX9770 quad-core to blow away competition in Q1

  Something for the IT folks today...don't over look the Quad Cores when replacing outdated workstations...especially with PACS systems...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

17 more newspapers join Yahoo group 17 more newspapers join Yahoo group

Can make it easier to keep on top of medical and health care news as well with one place to look for breaking news stories...use a Tablet PC...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Man seeks to unravel curse with pants and egg - Marital problems Man seeks to unravel curse with pants and egg - Marital problems

He may have been better off to seek psychological help from a professional...and my have saved some money too..I would not call this alterna...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Aunt Ruth Learns How to Use a Tablet PC! Aunt Ruth Learns How to Use a Tablet PC!

At 92 years old, she enjoys her tablet!  You are never too old to start enjoying the mobility and us...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Medtronic Receives FDA Marketing Clearance for Complete SE Biliary Stent System Medtronic Receives FDA Marketing Clearance for Complete SE Biliary Stent System

  SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Nov. 15, 2007 – Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), announced today that it has received 510(k) marketing clearance from th...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

DexComTM Receives FDA Approval To Calibrate Its SEVENTM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Using Any FDA Cleared Blood Glucose Meter DexComTM Receives FDA Approval To Calibrate Its SEVENTM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Using Any FDA Cleared Blood Glucose Meter

This system will include an alarm to let you know when the glucose levels are out of bounds...but it is one of those "chips" that ...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Health coverage shrinks as costs up again Health coverage shrinks as costs up again

The trend continues for employers to drop health insurance coverage....many only hire part time employees to keep insurance costs down as pa...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Scalpel or Sword?: My First Needlestick Scalpel or Sword?: My First Needlestick

What happens when a physician has a needle stick from an AIDS patient...thank goodness the infectious disease doctor was available and on du...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

The Surgical Hospitalist The Surgical Hospitalist

The hospitalist role continues to evolve...and specialize...with the shortage of general surgeons emerging...BD  Our surgical hospitalists...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

SCHIP Negotiations Break Down As Recess Begins SCHIP Negotiations Break Down As Recess Begins

No additional work until after the holiday according to this article..BD A House Democratic leadership aide called the Republican proposal ...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Worrying about your health will just make you sick Worrying about your health will just make you sick

Due to the growing awareness and availability of so much additional health care and medical information, it is easy to see how this is happe...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device

Books have not died, they have just gone digital ...the shape of things to come and it uses the same frequency used by cell phones, so it ca...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Video, interactivity could nab Web users by 2010 Video, interactivity could nab Web users by 2010

One of the reasons Virtualization technologies are needed as it offers some relief...BD Schools, hospitals and businesses could add to the...

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Power Package For Hospital And Office - Acuson P50 with integrated echocardiography software Power Package For Hospital And Office - Acuson P50 with integrated echocardiography software

Portable ultra sound and PC all in one...and works with MS Office...BD  At the Medica 39th World Forum for Medicine in Dusseldorf, Germany...

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

FDA Seizes Dangerous Eyelash Drugs In San Jose FDA Seizes Dangerous Eyelash Drugs In San Jose

Well I guess I am safe here...happy with my lashes..BD The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people to avoid a product called A...

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Sunday, November 18, 2007