Hey it's a hospital. No horses allowed Hey it's a hospital. No horses allowed

Dogs and cats are ok for visitation, but the horse went over the limit...too big to come and visit...BD  LIHUE, Hawaii - A man hoping to ...

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Home Bipolar Disorder Test Causes Stirs Home Bipolar Disorder Test Causes Stirs

A Do-It-yourself home bi-polar kit...what a novel idea ...still think this is somewhat better in the hands of the experts rather than rely t...

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Why Beer Can Be Good for You Why Beer Can Be Good for You

Decreases the risks of aging too...well that's good news here..wine is still up there on the list too...everything in moderation...this...

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Red Scrubs...HealthCare Website Red Scrubs...HealthCare Website

A reader of this blog was kind enough to inform me that the Medical Quack was a runner up in the "Scrubby" awards this week, but ...

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Republicans, Democrats Disagree On Quality Of U.S. Health Care System, Poll Finds Republicans, Democrats Disagree On Quality Of U.S. Health Care System, Poll Finds

Who knows where all of this will bottom out with the various plans and issues...there's only one pool large enough in my small estimati...

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Inexpensive Prescriptions - $4.00 and more - Quick links to Resources on the Medical Quack Inexpensive Prescriptions - $4.00 and more - Quick links to Resources on the Medical Quack

Another resource on this page in the right hand column...I try to keep on top of all the direct links to the retailers who offer the $4.00 p...

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Friday, March 21, 2008

A Moore’s Law for medical breakthroughs A Moore’s Law for medical breakthroughs

  A health care paradigm....is Moore's law alive and well with medical technology...last year his wife was also the target of medical er...

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Cool Technology of the Week - Security Enhancments Cool Technology of the Week - Security Enhancments

What is a SQL Injection attack...well tech folks know what it is...and the severe data damage that can occur...another good reason for 3rd ...

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Hospital in Fremont fined for fatal error; Los Angeles hospital cited in case involving actor Dennis Quaid's twins Hospital in Fremont fined for fatal error; Los Angeles hospital cited in case involving actor Dennis Quaid's twins

More fines for California hospitals....BD  An elderly heart patient being treated at Washington Hospital in Fremont last summer died afte...

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Blue Cross of California starts pay-for-performance program for hospitals Blue Cross of California starts pay-for-performance program for hospitals

Nice if you can keep up with what is needed to qualify...with so many plans and qualifications required...is there any doubt that tracking ...

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Transplant doctor ordered to trial Transplant doctor ordered to trial

Trial to see if in fact his death was hastened by the use of drugs...BD  LOS ANGELES - A transplant surgeon accused of hastening the deat...

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Friday, March 21, 2008

UCB Advises US-physicians To Down-titrate Patients On Neupro® In View Of Out-of-stock Situation In The US UCB Advises US-physicians To Down-titrate Patients On Neupro® In View Of Out-of-stock Situation In The US

More recalls effecting treatments for early state Parkinson's disease...BD  UCB announced today that the company will be recalling Neu...

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Dynamics CRM 4.0 Launch Highlights 'Ease-of-Use' - Bring all the business under one dashboard...hospitals and medical practices... Dynamics CRM 4.0 Launch Highlights 'Ease-of-Use' - Bring all the business under one dashboard...hospitals and medical practices...

I attended the launch today and it was every bit of what I had anticipated.  Anybody that has known me long enough knows I get on my soap b...

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Genomas awarded $1.2 million to develop DNA-guided system for management of statin therapy Genomas awarded $1.2 million to develop DNA-guided system for management of statin therapy

  Is everyone ready for " personalized medicine"... not...but it's moving fast and will change the way medicine is practiced.....

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Baxter Announces FDA Approval of ARTISS Slow-Setting Fibrin Sealant in Treatment of Burn Patients Baxter Announces FDA Approval of ARTISS Slow-Setting Fibrin Sealant in Treatment of Burn Patients

Spray and Go...bandages and wound sealant...no more stitches...60 seconds to dry...use for skin grafts and burn patients...BD   DEERFIELD,...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Microsoft Acquires Komoku - Rootkit Detection Software Microsoft Acquires Komoku - Rootkit Detection Software

This is good.....used by the DOD...if you are not aware of what Rootkits are and what they can do, read this post from last year....if the...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ornim - CerOx receives FDA approval Ornim - CerOx receives FDA approval

Uses Ultrasonic Light tagging to isolate and monitor an area of the tissue the size of a sugar cube ...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Want to Be Happy? Spend Money on Others, then get married and reduce your blood pressure..... Want to Be Happy? Spend Money on Others, then get married and reduce your blood pressure.....

No big secrets here with helping someone else...it makes us all feel good, but now there's even a potential medical reason to get marrie...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Union Workers told to use urine bags Union Workers told to use urine bags

Has it reached this point with production and numbers that even bathroom time can be cut down and scrutinized?  BD  DENVER - Union offici...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

WellPoint hit with shareholder suit WellPoint hit with shareholder suit

Investors felt mislead...what's the answer...I guess go to court...one more reason healthcare profits should have some type of regulati...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

NHS sends files to Palace NHS sends files to Palace

A case of having the wrong email address...several times...BD  And only realized their error when angry Palace staff asked them to stop. ...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hospital Admits Surgeon Removed Wrong Kidney Hospital Admits Surgeon Removed Wrong Kidney

Sad story, and it happens more than we think with wrong body parts undergoing surgery...the importance of double checking everything before...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

SafeMed gets the call with Google... SafeMed gets the call with Google...

Update on Google's interest in heatlhcare...data mining quickly to get the relative information to the health care provider...and for n...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Nurse to head UCI medical center Nurse to head UCI medical center

Not a physician and does not have an MBA...culture change from what has been precedence in the past...BD  UC Irvine on Wednesday appointe...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Medicare Expands Coverage For Home Blood Testing Of Prothrombin Time International Normalized Ratio Medicare Expands Coverage For Home Blood Testing Of Prothrombin Time International Normalized Ratio

Home testing with physician direction on anti-coagulation management....BD The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today e...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

New Treatment For Lyme Disease New Treatment For Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is the blight of countryside users but it may be prevented with a single injection, according to research published in the Jou...

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

'Medical tourists' tell tales of woe 'Medical tourists' tell tales of woe

Some folks in the UK that chose medical tourism ended up back at the NHS....BD A growing number of Britons are choosing to travel abroad ...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Medical Quack - Quick CME Reference Links... The Medical Quack - Quick CME Reference Links...

  When reading this blog, there are several areas for reference in the right hand column...and sometimes I just take for granted that folks...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Confidence dives as UK scraps drug pricing scheme Confidence dives as UK scraps drug pricing scheme

46 percent of companies expected to drop clinical trials...ok...so where do they go next...hmmm...China?  BD  LONDON (Reuters) - Pharmace...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Pfizer Enlists a Labor Union to Promote Lipitor Pfizer Enlists a Labor Union to Promote Lipitor

And she can't get a solid answer on why the union became promoters of Lipitor... marketing techniques of big pharma never cease to amaz...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Women's sexual disorders get medical attention in new Stanford program Women's sexual disorders get medical attention in new Stanford program

I guess now it will be our turn to have our own pill, something besides an anti-depressant...who knows...at least attention is being direct...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Similarly funded hospital not hurt by health insurance reform - Cambridge, MA Similarly funded hospital not hurt by health insurance reform - Cambridge, MA

Is better management and technology an answer in part?  BD  Cambridge - Cambridge Health Alliance officials blame funding cuts under a ne...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

States are beginning to tally the number of deaths due to lack of insurance - Ohio and West Virginia here.... States are beginning to tally the number of deaths due to lack of insurance - Ohio and West Virginia here....

Same reasons for both, not going to the doctor and later diagnosis as an outcome...BD  About 750 working-age Ohioans died in 2006 becaus...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

RFID credit cards easily hacked with $8 reader RFID credit cards easily hacked with $8 reader

Ouch!!   Good story from Engadget about RFIDs on credit cards ....well in healthcare we need to go a bit further than this.... same technolo...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wells Fargo to sell online safes Wells Fargo to sell online safes

Here's another new entry into the "online vault" concept...and this could include storing medical records in the form of doc...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Genetics in Health Care Genetics in Health Care

Aetna Health Care has a page dedicated to genetics with information and statistics...rapidly growing field for physicians and patients alik...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What's being read at the Medical Quack today... What's being read at the Medical Quack today...

The number one story being read is about the recent merge in technologies between Allscripts and Misys... one thing it says for sure is how...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Healthcare's Prescription Is IT's Headache Healthcare's Prescription Is IT's Headache

Couldn't have said it better myself....supporting the infrastructure...and deciding who's going to be the "keeper" of the...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Bear Stearns Calls in Grief Counselors Bear Stearns Calls in Grief Counselors

Good move to help, but it doesn't help the overall situation and what happened...goes to show we still need to express ourselves as hum...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Intel's Wi-Fi RCP Transmits 60 Miles - Telemedicine Intel's Wi-Fi RCP Transmits 60 Miles - Telemedicine

Price is right...below $500.00.....supports video conferencing as well....and we have rural areas here in the US as well.....BD According...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Blue Cross Addresses Identity Theft Concerns Blue Cross Addresses Identity Theft Concerns

The same old solution, free credit checks...wonder why the delay since it was reported missing last November?  BD  (March 10, 2008) - - B...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Is The Brain Damaged By Stress? Is The Brain Damaged By Stress?

No doubt mine is....and I have not even been on any real battlefields...BD  Individuals who experience military combat obviously endure ex...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Treating Macular Degeneration Treating Macular Degeneration

More information on developments with Human Genome research...BD  (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Vascular eye disease is the leading cause of blin...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Military Health System to deploy electronic dental record Military Health System to deploy electronic dental record

While at the HIMMS convention this year I was able to see a demonstration on how the system works...a lot of research and development in th...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Surgeons Remove Appendix Through Mouth Surgeons Remove Appendix Through Mouth

More breakthroughs in surgery without incisions...not too long ago there was a gall bladder removed without incisions....BD  Scientists ar...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Early Clues To Diabetic Kidney Disease May Be Provided By Uric Acid In The Blood Early Clues To Diabetic Kidney Disease May Be Provided By Uric Acid In The Blood

For patients with type 1 diabetes, increased levels of uric acid in the blood may be an early sign of diabetic kidney disease - appearing b...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Medical Devices Used In Interrogations Medical Devices Used In Interrogations

Brain scans used...the fMRI.......for identifying potential terrorist activists...BD  There is evidence that brain imaging technology is ...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Health Professionals, Public Unprepared For Genomic Medicine Health Professionals, Public Unprepared For Genomic Medicine

Good points made by this article...it is a retraining process not only for patients but physicians as well as the entire diagnosis process...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

1-Inverness Medical to close facilities, cut jobs - Kosan Biosciences to cut 37 percent of workforce - Takeda to buy out Abbott Stake in Us venture 1-Inverness Medical to close facilities, cut jobs - Kosan Biosciences to cut 37 percent of workforce - Takeda to buy out Abbott Stake in Us venture

  More consolidation efforts and buy outs in health care...BD March 18 (Reuters) - Inverness Medical Innovations Inc (IMA.A: Quote , Profi...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Why Hospitals Want Your Credit Report Why Hospitals Want Your Credit Report

In a development that consumer groups say raises privacy issues, a growing number of hospitals are mining patients' personal financial i...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Military Delayed Brain Injury Scans Military Delayed Brain Injury Scans

In my personal opinion, they are there fighting for us, so we owe the support to our soldiers and should make this available for any soldier...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

UCLA hospital bans cellphones, laptops in psychiatric area UCLA hospital bans cellphones, laptops in psychiatric area

Good move for privacy.... medical treatment should not be treated like news for the front copy of the National Enquirer or any of the other...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Men Are Opting To Remove Spider Veins Over Replacing Hair Men Are Opting To Remove Spider Veins Over Replacing Hair

Sounds like bald is beautiful...cost is a big factor as well....BD  The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) is pleased to announce...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

CVS Settles Whistleblower Case Over Switching CVS Settles Whistleblower Case Over Switching

To be generic or not to be... Zantac ....maybe a need to move some old stock on the shelves?  BD  The big pharmacy chain has agreed to p...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Leads For Treating Parasitic Worm Disease Identified New Leads For Treating Parasitic Worm Disease Identified

Don't go swimming with the snails.... People become infected with Schistosoma when they wade, swim or bathe in fresh water inhabited by ...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Using Wii to Get in Shape: Will It Work? Using Wii to Get in Shape: Will It Work?

New trend...forget the gym and get a Wii?  Wii and BMI...tied together...prescriptions for a Wii any time soon and become a "family af...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

1 in 5 Boomers May Develop Alzheimer's 1 in 5 Boomers May Develop Alzheimer's

Some pretty high numbers....18%....and what's the cure...we know the solution is care and management with family....BD  About 14 mill...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Outsourcing the Patients - Insurers buying in Outsourcing the Patients - Insurers buying in

We knew this was coming... do you ever feel like just another commodity out there today?   " It's also extremely difficult for pat...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

MediNotes purchases Florida company MediNotes purchases Florida company

More mergers in healthcare...BD West Des Moines-based MediNotes Corp., maker of electronic health records management products, said Mond...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Misys-Allscripts merger is all about SaaS Misys-Allscripts merger is all about SaaS

  Watch the video release here..... if you have followed EMR/EHR companies over the years we all know that Misys has grown by purchasing oth...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

State Budget Crises Will Hurt Millions- Healthcare State Budget Crises Will Hurt Millions- Healthcare

"As one of our analysts in Kansas said, 'The reasons we don't have the hangover now is we missed the party,'" Perez s...

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Monday, March 17, 2008

New Technique from Merck using Genetics... New Technique from Merck using Genetics...

As the article states, when you bring in additional genetics information, the disease gets a lot more complicated...like everything in lif...

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Drug Maker Stays Close to Doctors and Patients Drug Maker Stays Close to Doctors and Patients

When it comes to taking Cerezyme, its maker doesn’t always take “no” for an answer.  Dr. Peter A. Kouides, a hematologist at Rochester Gene...

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Get With the Program - Get a Tablet... Get With the Program - Get a Tablet...

Good article about novelists using tablets ...they get it...makes it so much easier to write a novel with using a tablet....and used Micros...

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Monday, March 17, 2008