Private health insurance study finds disparity between profits, coverage Private health insurance study finds disparity between profits, coverage

Profits outpace costs... 2.2 billion in cash surplus ...one state...BD  Private insurance companies are getting richer in Washington whil...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Hospital district may offer incentives - San Diego Hospital district may offer incentives - San Diego

Another way to increase revenues though non area residents...BD The Tri-City Healthcare District is considering offering incentives to re...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Is this the future of Software and Services? Is this the future of Software and Services?

Technology and information over load is a form of stress we are all dealing with today; however with a small learning curve and learning ho...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Study showing Strawberries help reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease Study showing Strawberries help reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Study being done at the Harvard Medical School...I have no problem increasing my strawberry intake, and if this would include chocolate cov...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Can Your Brain Control Your Blood Pressure? Can Your Brain Control Your Blood Pressure?

An FDA approved trial that works with the baroreflex  system of the body...device to help those having problems controlling blood pressure...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Is An Aspirin A Day Good For You? Is An Aspirin A Day Good For You?

According to this article, it's best to check with your doctor as there could be some adverse effects, depending on your current state ...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Intel Co-Founder Andrew S. Grove Dedicates Portion of His Estate, Up to $40 Million, to Michael J. Fox Foundation Intel Co-Founder Andrew S. Grove Dedicates Portion of His Estate, Up to $40 Million, to Michael J. Fox Foundation

Mr. Grove has been suffering with Parkinson's Disease for a number of years himself...and wants to further the research for a cure...BD...

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Plans to Shut 2 Newark Hospitals Plans to Shut 2 Newark Hospitals

Consolidation of hospitals on the east coast continues...BD  NEWARK — The demise of a community hospital is always painful, but resident...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Who's looking out for Medicare's health? Who's looking out for Medicare's health?

Good article discussing some of the political history of Medicare...one thing to note though as citizens we have no vote over what happens ...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Breach worries online porn industry Breach worries online porn industry

  Security breach story of the week:   Security breaches are everywhere, even in this business....along with any vital information, etc. thi...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Oregon Health Plan To Enroll New Members Using Lottery System Oregon Health Plan To Enroll New Members Using Lottery System

Must be a good plan if they need to enroll with a lottery system...BD  Oregon in March -- for the first time in more than three years -- w...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Robotic pharmacist mixing chemo drugs at U.S. hospital Robotic pharmacist mixing chemo drugs at U.S. hospital

This system is also being used in the UK by the NHS.  Video and additional information available at the website.  Nice layer of safety for ...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Lipitor Ads Spark Congressional Probe Lipitor Ads Spark Congressional Probe

Would be nice if some of the advertising funds could go for more research and treatments for the needy....but  they do it because it works....

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Friday, January 11, 2008

FDA accepted 19 drugs in 2007, fewest approved since 1983 FDA accepted 19 drugs in 2007, fewest approved since 1983

According to the article more emphasis was placed on additional use for existing drugs...BD WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

High blood pressure gene found High blood pressure gene found

Perhaps finally some work in the prevention area will be possible...BD The disease process eventually makes conditions in vessels ripe fo...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

State agency pushing to make defibrillators available at all businesses - California State agency pushing to make defibrillators available at all businesses - California

All fitness clubs by law are now supposed to have them...a new look at expanding to other businesses as well..BD  The 62-year-old said he...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Taro To Launch Oxcarbazepine In The United States, USA Taro To Launch Oxcarbazepine In The United States, USA

Lawsuit  settled...new drug for seizures on the market...BD Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ("Taro," Pink Sheets: TAROF) re...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Losing 50 Pounds ... From Chewing Gum? Losing 50 Pounds ... From Chewing Gum?

  Not good news for diabetics in particular ...physicians could possibly entertain asking patients if they chew gum...sorbitol has some unpl...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Will the Dentist soon be testing your saliva for breast cancer? Will the Dentist soon be testing your saliva for breast cancer?

This could be expanded to the dental office since the studies indicate they could capture more folks at the dental office as well as having...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

3 Million People Have Used Non-Prescription Cough And Cold Medicines To Get High At Least Once In Their Lifetimes 3 Million People Have Used Non-Prescription Cough And Cold Medicines To Get High At Least Once In Their Lifetimes

Continued abuse of over the counter medications - cough medicine in particular...I would think the digestive track wouldn't be too happ...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

California Medical Association Responds To Governor Schwarzenegger's Proposed Budget California Medical Association Responds To Governor Schwarzenegger's Proposed Budget

Richard Frankenstein M.D., President of the California Medical Association, issued the below statement in response to the Governor's pr...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Injecting Genes Into The Brain Helps In Parkinson's Injecting Genes Into The Brain Helps In Parkinson's

New information and potential help with Parkinson's Disease....his medication was not working as well after a number of years, thus usin...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Heartburn Surgery Done Through Patient's Mouth Heartburn Surgery Done Through Patient's Mouth

One more surgical procedure making headway with no incision required...BD   If you're constantly reaching for antacids to control your...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

A Pregnant Man?  The Twin Within... A Pregnant Man? The Twin Within...

They thought it was a tumor at first but turns out he had a twin living inside him for 36 years...and it was taking over several functions ...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Microsoft unveils 'mobile navigator' technology Microsoft unveils 'mobile navigator' technology

Coming soon to a device near you...now for the health care potential use...perhaps a physician making rounds at the hospital, need a refres...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Xoova - Free Physician Search and Appointment Service Xoova - Free Physician Search and Appointment Service

Nice free service for physicians and patients... it is pretty basic and simple.  Patients can also make appointments online.  The office ch...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Microsoft to provide virtual access to Library of Congress Microsoft to provide virtual access to Library of Congress

If you find yourself needing to research from the Library of Congress, after April the experience will change and for the better... sample ...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Many doctors planning to cut hours or quit - Canada Many doctors planning to cut hours or quit - Canada

Physicians are stressed in Canada too, younger doctors are not working as many hours...and they fear for a future shortage as well...BD  ...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

AMA and Aetna Battle with Balance Due Bills AMA and Aetna Battle with Balance Due Bills

Dispute is over out of network doctors and the ability of doctors to bill patients for balances not covered by the HMO agreements...issue a...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Women wait longer to pursue knee-replacement surgery than men do Women wait longer to pursue knee-replacement surgery than men do

We did a post a while back and this seems like a good place to put in a link as a refresher as it does a pretty good job explaining what i...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Cancer group asks women to be brazen online Cancer group asks women to be brazen online

As the article states it's a "bit in your face" way of bringing the campaign against breast cancer alive and well, and to edu...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

FBI wiretap cut off for unpaid bill FBI wiretap cut off for unpaid bill

Stories like this are of a concern, especially due to the press regarding the huge healthcare data base they have collected... and this cau...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Home-care companies could get pay cut Home-care companies could get pay cut

The last line here...is something I think everyone questions...with the millions and billions of profit levels made by the insurers, we can...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Envision Insurance Company Receives First Knox-Keene License for a Medicare Part D Only Plan - California Envision Insurance Company Receives First Knox-Keene License for a Medicare Part D Only Plan - California

  A stand alone "Part D" Medicare plan available...also available for employer group plans, according to the article they are the ...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

4HomeMedia Launches Broadband Home Health Service 4HomeMedia Launches Broadband Home Health Service

There will be servers in the home before long...the Microsoft parody of " What is a server doing in our house" is in fact becomi...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

HawkEye Video Portal: HawkEye - Drug Recognition for Law Enforcement HawkEye Video Portal: HawkEye - Drug Recognition for Law Enforcement

Hopefully when the "cars that drive themselves" become a reality it could stand to ideally help the intoxicated driver issues to...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Technology cuts risk of surgical sponges Technology cuts risk of surgical sponges

Cheap compared to the alternative...get those RFIDs in place ...at $12 to $15.00 a procedure the cost is reasonable.. .less than what you g...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Primary care gets short shrift in health IT standards push, doctors say Primary care gets short shrift in health IT standards push, doctors say

And they are the ones who need it the most....it's where we all start with our primary MD..BD The national push for better and more w...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

The NFL Picks Column - Bleacher Report The NFL Picks Column - Bleacher Report

This writer talking about sports also complains that if he has a fit of anger related to sports and needs counseling, it's not covered ...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hometown Health gets $100,000 grant for Electronic Records Hometown Health gets $100,000 grant for Electronic Records

Here's one medical facility going after technology with grants...as the article states they also have received both federal and state g...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Doctor Anonymous Show - Blog Talk Radio.... The Doctor Anonymous Show - Blog Talk Radio....

Blog Talk Radio....tune in at 9:00 EST which is 6:00 PST...I have also included a link in the resources column...you need to register to par...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Quaid's Twins Got 2,000X Dosage: Probe Quaid's Twins Got 2,000X Dosage: Probe

Back in the news once more...2 doses and not just one...BD "We find it outrageous and totally unacceptable that we are learning for ...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

US Ranks Worst In Preventable Deaths Among 19 Industrialized Nations US Ranks Worst In Preventable Deaths Among 19 Industrialized Nations

Something to think about...granted we are a larger country than most of the others..thus we have more folks to tend too....and there are so...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Medical Quack The Medical Quack

I received an email about the fact that it was difficult to find the link to use an RSS feed to subscribe...well someone spoke and I listen...

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A third of British doctors face violence at work A third of British doctors face violence at work

Serious enough to where Parliament is involved...a proposal to handle nuisance behavior...BD  The BMA says one in 10 was physically attac...

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Most random booth Gimmick - Oxygen Bar Most random booth Gimmick - Oxygen Bar

Even at CES there were some traces of health care going on...from Engadget...I do have to admit that I have not seen an Oxygen bar like thi...

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Court says San Francisco health plan can proceed Court says San Francisco health plan can proceed

Originally challenged by the local restaurant association, but it appears it can go forward with or without the restaurants?  BD SAN FRAN...

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Amgen Sued Over Patient Records Campaign Amgen Sued Over Patient Records Campaign

Former pharma representatives suing....allegations, if true, could implicate any physicians who went along with the scheme for authorizing ...

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008