Abbott Receives FDA Approval For SIMCOR(R) (Niaspan(R) / Simvastatin)Combination Medicine For Comprehensive Cholesterol Management Abbott Receives FDA Approval For SIMCOR(R) (Niaspan(R) / Simvastatin)Combination Medicine For Comprehensive Cholesterol Management

Abbott received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for SIMCOR(R), the first fixed-dose combination of two widely prescribed c...

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Medical insurers Aetna, Cigna agree to pay for online doctor visits Medical insurers Aetna, Cigna agree to pay for online doctor visits

Dr. Richard Frankenstein (love his name) president of the CMA has also given his endorsement to make use of new technology for better healt...

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

The Lone Server - Windows Server 2003...getting all washed up... The Lone Server - Windows Server 2003...getting all washed up...

With Server 2008 on the way, this 2003 server is the last one left at Microsoft...video very well done ....great writer on this one....and ...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Pharmacy Settlements buy Silence Pharmacy Settlements buy Silence

A bit of an ethical question these days with transparency desired by all....BD  She said the loss of her baby was a direct result of Walg...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

New York City Health Department Unveils New Official Condom New York City Health Department Unveils New Official Condom

The company also makes surgical gloves...BD  New York City health officials on Wednesday unveiled the city's new official condom as p...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

22,000 died amid delayed Bayer drug recall 22,000 died amid delayed Bayer drug recall

This is huge...lawsuits for this will continue to mount...but why the delay in responding with the study is the big question?  Was is profi...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Supervisors object to plan to close clinics - Supervisors object to plan to close clinics -

Loss of funding....time for a Facebook page to get donations?  And where will they all go for care...private facilities....BD  A majority...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Tenet Health Care suffers a security breach - Ex Employee Tenet Health Care suffers a security breach - Ex Employee

Luckily it appears the potential theft was small....BD  Tenet Healthcare Corp., meanwhile, sent out letters last week to potential victim...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

What's Hairy and Toothy and Most Likely Benign? What's Hairy and Toothy and Most Likely Benign?

Boy these are ugly...some even grow eyeballs and hands...luckily not too common...good news though is that they are usually not malignant.....

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Friday, February 15, 2008

How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works - Relief for chronic back pain How Spinal Cord Stimulation Works - Relief for chronic back pain

There is a trial procedure that is done prior to actual surgical procedures...BD For spinal cord stimulation (SCS) to control your pain, ...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Hearth Rate Monitoring - in the threads... Hearth Rate Monitoring - in the threads...

You can watch your heart rate while you work out...the fabric does all the work...BD  The NuMetrex line of heart rate monitoring athletic...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

FlexSCAN, Inc. Announces GeneVIEW(TM) -- Free Genetic Testing FlexSCAN, Inc. Announces GeneVIEW(TM) -- Free Genetic Testing

The site uses advertising and pays incentives to those on a point accumulation basis...you do need to complete a pretty extensive applicati...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Sick Victims Deride FEMA's Promises - Toxic Trailers Sick Victims Deride FEMA's Promises - Toxic Trailers

One more strike against Fema....hope it is resolved by summer when the weather gets hot...after hurricane relief efforts, now this?  BD  ...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Blue Cross offers incentive for computerized prescription system at hospitals - Massachusetts Blue Cross offers incentive for computerized prescription system at hospitals - Massachusetts

More from Blue Cross....no e-prescribing...loss of compensation...BD  The state's largest medical insurer said yesterday that it will...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Physicians group urges easing of ban on medical marijuana Physicians group urges easing of ban on medical marijuana

One more round....BD  SACRAMENTO -- -- A large and respected association of physicians is calling on the federal government to ease its s...

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Health plans: All or nothing could be here to stay Health plans: All or nothing could be here to stay

Physicians still fighting this issue...employers driving the contracts as they try to negotiate the best all care agreements for employees....

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Ending Discrimination in Health Insurance - Congressman Dr. Steve Kagan...... Ending Discrimination in Health Insurance - Congressman Dr. Steve Kagan......

More congressional action regarding health care and insurance discrimination...BD  As a physician for the past 30 years, and now as a Con...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

State Farm Hit With Civil RICO Claim Over Sham Medical Exams State Farm Hit With Civil RICO Claim Over Sham Medical Exams

Here's a physician that can't get paid from another insurance source...treating the victim of an accident...using templated reports ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Key Democrat urges FDA chief to step down Key Democrat urges FDA chief to step down

Poor leadership or lack of technology?  Past articles have stated they are in desperate need of some new technology...and the FDA sure coul...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Microsoft Renames Its Enterprise Health Care Software - Amalga Microsoft Renames Its Enterprise Health Care Software - Amalga

  Amalga is the name...I for one am glad to hear this one...I never thought I pronounced the other name correctly...BD  As part of Microso...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Spokane hospital company cutting 130 jobs after losing $7 million Spokane hospital company cutting 130 jobs after losing $7 million

Some hospitals thrive while others are struggling....BD SPOKANE, Wash. -- A company that owns two Spokane-area hospitals says it lost $7 ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Hospitalists and Primary Care Physicians: A delicate balance Hospitalists and Primary Care Physicians: A delicate balance

One physician quote:  He tells patients, " The way the insurance is now, I can't afford to make hospital rounds.   I think this is ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

How to collect from patients without scaring them away How to collect from patients without scaring them away

Good article and in another forum where I discuss health care, we were talking about the use of a Kiosk to help the effort...and the recent ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Rapid Application Development with Facebook Rapid Application Development with Facebook

Now is this a forward thinking hospital CIO ...you bet...I just wish they could clone the CEO and CIO and send a few to California!  I real...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Doctor Anonymous: Estrofest Live TONIGHT Doctor Anonymous: Estrofest Live TONIGHT

Reminder...use the link to the show on this site....BD  Finally, officially, Happy Valentine's Day, everybody. Don't forget to j...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Intel Client Blog: Could Streaming Applications run faster than traditionally installed? Intel Client Blog: Could Streaming Applications run faster than traditionally installed?

  Hard Hat Area.... Application streaming and virtualization...makes for a good pair...and good code written to take advantage of the proces...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Windows Mobile 6 wins Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service Windows Mobile 6 wins Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service

Nice being able to add the devices to group policy...plus you don't need an extra server and the additional Exchange licenses as you do...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Choking Game Has Killed 82, CDC Says Choking Game Has Killed 82, CDC Says

I had not heard of this one...scary...BD  At least 82 youths have died from the so-called "choking game," according to the firs...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Microsoft Invents a Reason to Buy a Tablet - InkSeine Microsoft Invents a Reason to Buy a Tablet - InkSeine

Hot stuff.... Update ....I have posted about this software in the past and I'll be one of the first to download....be sure and click on...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Microsoft seeing Xbox shortages in U.S. Microsoft seeing Xbox shortages in U.S.

Guess the hospitals who are installing these might have to wait, or could it be a rush on X-Boxes from the hospitals causing this short sup...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pain for My Valentine? Pain for My Valentine?

Is history repeating itself...well maybe...the processes have changed tremendously...thank goodness..we have probably all read the old stor...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

New Budget Offers Modest Increase In FDA Funding New Budget Offers Modest Increase In FDA Funding

Hopefully enough to update some of their current technologies...this department above all needs all the help they can get...our lives depen...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Women More Perceptive Than Men In Describing Relationships - Survey Says... Women More Perceptive Than Men In Describing Relationships - Survey Says...

Something we've known all along...sorry couldn't resist this one....BD  Women are better than men in describing their feelings an...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

AMA Commends N.Y. Investigation Of Health Insurers AMA Commends N.Y. Investigation Of Health Insurers

New York also investigating insurers...fears are the companies are playing by their own rules with little or no regard to state laws....BD ...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Future of Office - Sign up for Microsoft Live CRM Early Access- Run a better health care business The Future of Office - Sign up for Microsoft Live CRM Early Access- Run a better health care business

  Software as a Service ...You Bet... Office is now a Platform ...integrates with familiar desktop Office Products...I don't know about ...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Patients Hit Out Over Medical Records Blunder Patients Hit Out Over Medical Records Blunder

NHS having issues with disposing paper records....BD  PATIENTS and leading politicians have hit out health bosses over the latest medical...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Intel's WiMAX Segways at Mobile World Congress Intel's WiMAX Segways at Mobile World Congress

Segways are really starting to appear in many places.  Recently I have posted about veterans getting a helping hand with the use of a Segwa...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Relies On Red Hat Solutions For Improved Reliability And Patient Care Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Relies On Red Hat Solutions For Improved Reliability And Patient Care

This hospital really invests in IT Technology at the best value...and in my opinion has a true conceptual view of strategic technologies v...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Eight Southern California hospitals sue Kaiser Eight Southern California hospitals sue Kaiser

Hospitals suing hospitals once more...back in September Tenet hospitals filed suit against Kaiser and now Prime Healthcare has also filed ...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Brand New Laser Lipo Procedure Makes Its UK Debut Brand New Laser Lipo Procedure Makes Its UK Debut

Not FDA approved yet...sounds very impressive...and results are almost instant...40 minute treatment....sounds heavenly to me...BD  Trial...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Hospitalist Company Expands Into New England The Hospitalist Company Expands Into New England

And this group has outnumbered cardiologists in the country....BD  IPC The Hospitalist Company (Nasdaq: IPCM) announced that it has added...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

FDA Has Not Appropriately Debarred Individuals, Pharmaceutical Companies Convicted Of Crimes, Report Finds FDA Has Not Appropriately Debarred Individuals, Pharmaceutical Companies Convicted Of Crimes, Report Finds

They need money and some new computers to track all of this...maybe...BD  FDA has not appropriately debarred a number of individuals and...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

US FDA Nod for Zithromax Generic US FDA Nod for Zithromax Generic

MUMBAI (Reuters) Feb 12 - Drug maker Wockhardt Ltd said on Tueday it received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval to sell ...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

FDA Clears Generic Version of Pepcid FDA Clears Generic Version of Pepcid

BANGALORE (Reuters) Feb 12 - Drugmaker Perrigo Co said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted final approval to market a generic vers...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Docs Discredit Lipitor's Link to Memory Loss Docs Discredit Lipitor's Link to Memory Loss

Benefits Likely Outweigh Risk, Doctors Say...BD  Currently, about 18 million people take Lipitor, which is made by Pfizer. Memory loss is ...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hormone Group Protests Crackdown Hormone Group Protests Crackdown

I do like the name of this group...don't mess with our HRT...studies would be helpful, especially since the reports came out about some...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

U.S. probes Chinese factory’s ties to heparin ills U.S. probes Chinese factory’s ties to heparin ills

Perhaps a Chinese connection to the heparin issues at Baxter?  Hope the FDA gets the technology updates they need to stay on top of all thi...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Governor blasts Blue Cross over confidentiality : California Governor blasts Blue Cross over confidentiality : California

  Where's HIPAA... does this somehow fall under the laws we have had in place for compliance..or are some exempt?  Everyone lives in fea...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

NYC Psychologist Slashed to Death NYC Psychologist Slashed to Death

Sad story...horrific....and I'm sure there will be more to come on this story...BD  A man slashed a 56-year-old psychologist to death...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Teachers Reject Health Insurance Rate Hike - Miami Teachers Reject Health Insurance Rate Hike - Miami

Premiums for family members are the issue...BD More than 60 percent of the more than 19,000 teachers, paraprofessionals, clerical and ser...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Misys Leads Healthcare into Open Source Misys Leads Healthcare into Open Source

Misys says it's going to make good on its promise to open source components of its proprietary Connect Healthcare solution at the South...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Loma Linda University Medical Center signs contract - Business Intelligence.. Loma Linda University Medical Center signs contract - Business Intelligence..

One hospital jumping on the Business Intelligence bandwagon....BD Amerinet Inc. and Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) signed an...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Woman Sues Best Buy For $54 Million Over Lost Laptop Woman Sues Best Buy For $54 Million Over Lost Laptop

Ever wonder how good that extended warranty is on that notebook you bought...you never know until it is tested I guess....BD  Raelyn Campb...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Catholic Health Association Deeply Disappointed With The Administration's FY2009 Budget Proposal Catholic Health Association Deeply Disappointed With The Administration's FY2009 Budget Proposal

Is the President Catholic...hmmmm...guess not...another non profit group who is not happy with the healthcare budget...BD  We are deeply d...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Worst nursing homes in America rated and to be published Worst nursing homes in America rated and to be published

Another new publication....lovely information for the families with relatives who may be in one of these facilities...BD  After initially...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Docs Outraged across the US at Blue Cross Request Docs Outraged across the US at Blue Cross Request

  Update:   Contents of the letter....and doctors react....cut cost or services for the members?  BD  " We ask for your assistance to...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Methamphetamine deposited in ATM, woman jailed Methamphetamine deposited in ATM, woman jailed

If you have a drug related problem, be careful with information overload and double check what you are doing... weird story of the week.......

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Problems in Blood Drug Lead to Halt by Factory Problems in Blood Drug Lead to Halt by Factory

Too many problems and issues... Baxter says no more multi dose vials... APP Pharma to pick up the slack..will this result in shortages down...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008