Niacin Products Improve Aging Skin Niacin Products Improve Aging Skin

More good news on the fight against aging skin...BD Cosmecueticals, beauty aids that reportedly work like prescription drugs, are providin...

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Family sues over man left for dead Family sues over man left for dead

Now this is scary....he is still alive but was placed in a body bag!  Was someone in a hurry to do their job?  BD THE family of a man mist...

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Friday, December 28, 2007

2 die from listeriosis in Massachusetts 2 die from listeriosis in Massachusetts

Bacteria in the Milk..BD BOSTON - State health officials warned consumers not to drink milk produced by a Massachusetts dairy, saying it ...

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Nasal Spray Might Replace Sleep Nasal Spray Might Replace Sleep

Help for those who don't get enough sleep...new concept and may help with irritable feelings of fatigue...when we are tired..BD  In w...

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Doctor and robot a life-saving team - Orange County, CA Doctor and robot a life-saving team - Orange County, CA

Da Vinci robotic surgery helps designate this physician as one of the world's top urologists...BD Two hundred times a year Dr. Thomas ...

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Autistic Triplets Struggle Through Childhood Autistic Triplets Struggle Through Childhood

Moving story, not one, but all 3...sure wish there was a cure on the horizon...BD  When you have no children for so long and all of a sudd...

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

10 IT 'Facts' That Are Really Fiction 10 IT 'Facts' That Are Really Fiction

For the CIOs and IT folks...a few amusing items from the slideshow...all can relate to..especially in Health Care...take a look at all the m...

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

When Insurers Play Doctor When Insurers Play Doctor

One doctor's story about having to work with insurers to get the tests and procedures he feels due in one case here...this can end up be...

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

North Jersey requiring HIV tests for pregnant women.. North Jersey requiring HIV tests for pregnant women..

Unless a mother opts out...BD  New Jersey will require doctors to test pregnant women for the AIDS virus, except those who opt out, under ...

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Physicians sue Texas Medical Board over anonymous complaints Physicians sue Texas Medical Board over anonymous complaints

This is pretty amazing that a complaint can be anonymous..the suit contends this was allowing physicians to file complaints about other phys...

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bone-Lengthening for Disfiguring Disease Bone-Lengthening for Disfiguring Disease

The actual process takes months, doctors stretching the bone by one millimeter a day with a motorized device..slow process but it doesn'...

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Doctors Now Do It Though The Eyelid Doctors Now Do It Though The Eyelid

The technique required no contact with the cornea...checks for early signals of blindness...and can also measure other eye diseases such as ...

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Bucket List - Jack Nicholson as a Hospital CEO and owner The Bucket List - Jack Nicholson as a Hospital CEO and owner

Great movie and recommended...normally this blog is not for movie reviews but this one relates not only to health care, but also about livin...

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Cast your vote - 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Health Care Modern Physician Online Cast your vote - 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Health Care Modern Physician Online

Cast your vote for one of the nominees for this year.  The first link provides a brief summary of the nominees and the 2nd link below will t...

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wii bowler beats real bowler in senior videogame tourney Wii bowler beats real bowler in senior videogame tourney

Great article from Engadget...and a nice way to get seniors involved in a little friendly exercise...only problem right now is finding a WII...

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The next Nuclear Race -Hospitals The next Nuclear Race -Hospitals

Expensive therapy...but working...fewer side effects for the patient...the facilities can handle up to 150 patients a day..one patient at Lo...

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

CDC Launching Investigation Of Morgellons Disease - the mysterious illness CDC Launching Investigation Of Morgellons Disease - the mysterious illness

Has not been officially recognized as a disease...but important enough that CDC wants an urgent investigation from Kaiser...stating this has...

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Little Blue Egg Helps Surgeons Save Lives Little Blue Egg Helps Surgeons Save Lives

A new way to help surgeons reconstruct the heart...takes the guesswork out of free handing the shape..suture done...egg removed...BD  Lav...

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Patients See How New Records Work - UK Patients See How New Records Work - UK

Now if they just keep the records within the system and on secured servers...not burned on discs...but patients can still opt out by not rep...

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Can you Sue your HMO? Can you Sue your HMO?

Looks like some things are changing out there...a lawsuit not for denial of care, but rather phrased for fraud, misrepresenting the promise ...

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Dean Martin & John Wayne - A time to remember Dean Martin & John Wayne - A time to remember

Merry Christmas from The Medical Quack....and a time to remember, 2 of my favorites from years past....BD         

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Bill Gates....likes his hamburgers too... Bill Gates....likes his hamburgers too...

With all the focus today on eating habits, how many of us are perfect...well probably not many...me included...interesting clip from 60 minu...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Airborne Internet might bring turbulence and stress.... Airborne Internet might bring turbulence and stress....

Stress in flying is already at an all time high and how will this affect travelers?  Not a good scenario if you have a child in a seat next ...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

ICU patients get online visits ICU patients get online visits

Nice story and probably one of the best reasons for using online conferencing...this is a real positive...BD  Tonight, on the eve of one o...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Slimming Down by Taxing Soda Slimming Down by Taxing Soda

Taxing carbonated beverages...the "food police"...one step too far...would we have to pay a tax on a 1 pound box of sugar next?  B...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Church collections go online - Why not Hospitals with Hi Tech Donations.... Church collections go online - Why not Hospitals with Hi Tech Donations....

Is this an area perhaps not yet explored by hospitals, especially those who rely on grants and those in the "not for profit" cate...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

On-Call Specialists At Emergency Rooms Harder to Find, Keep On-Call Specialists At Emergency Rooms Harder to Find, Keep

This affects everyone, insured and uninsured patients...there's just not enough to go around... telemedicine can help with some of the ...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

School That Mistakenly Used Shock Treatments gets OK to Continue - Massachusetts School That Mistakenly Used Shock Treatments gets OK to Continue - Massachusetts

This had been in the news lately with a prank caller leading to unsubstantiated skin shocks not in order with the normal route of business a...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Hospital beds closed for holidays - Canada Hospital beds closed for holidays - Canada

One way to give staff members time off for the holidays...although this is said it will not affect normal ER services and is projected to ba...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

VA Hospital Draws Curtain on Innovation That Could Help Reduce Spiraling Cost of Hospital Maintenance Nationwide VA Hospital Draws Curtain on Innovation That Could Help Reduce Spiraling Cost of Hospital Maintenance Nationwide

Privacy curtain call at the VA....efficiencies in changing soiled curtains...BD  PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterans Affair...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

St. Joseph's to pay $26M in nurse whistle blower suit - Atlanta St. Joseph's to pay $26M in nurse whistle blower suit - Atlanta

If you are a whistle blower, you can be entitled to up to 25% of the recovered funds... although you will lose friends and business associat...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Crackdown on boutique hospitals? Crackdown on boutique hospitals?

More on this debate...do some of these hospitals in fact "cherry pick" patients...and do they have all the equipment and staff req...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

“I feel great. I’m feeling fine thanks to the hospital,” says Rudy Giuliani “I feel great. I’m feeling fine thanks to the hospital,” says Rudy Giuliani

Running for office...does this create headaches?  The UK doesn't care for his comparison to prostate cancer survival and stated he had h...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Texting Tenosynovitisn - 'text messager's thumb' Texting Tenosynovitisn - 'text messager's thumb'

Texting Tenosynovitisn - new diagnosis...bring on the ICD9 and CPT codes soon please....BD  A medical student in New Zealand has been dia...

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Welcome to my Home Theater - Controlled with an EO UMPC Welcome to my Home Theater - Controlled with an EO UMPC

I just had to post this article...who would not die for a home theater like this one!  The movies can be selected by using an EO UMPC tablet...

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Sunday, December 23, 2007
 
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