Access Additional News Items on the Medical Quack from Journals, Other Bloggers and Online Newspapers Access Additional News Items on the Medical Quack from Journals, Other Bloggers and Online Newspapers

There is another column added whereby information from other blogs and journals can be viewed on the...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Injected Fat-Dissolver Shows Promise in Human Tests - Kythera Injected Fat-Dissolver Shows Promise in Human Tests - Kythera

Clinical Trials coming soon!  FDA still working with the company so I guess the trials are TBA for ...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Social Security begins taking online applications – Available now Social Security begins taking online applications – Available now

Even Social Security is jumping on the bandwagon with allowing enrollment on the internet.  Recentl...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Suits Pile Up Over ObTape Medical Device for Women Suits Pile Up Over ObTape Medical Device for Women

The FDA issued a generic alert to doctors warning of complications in surgical mesh devices designe...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Brain Implants For Parkinson's Show Benefits as well as risks Brain Implants For Parkinson's Show Benefits as well as risks

Neuromodulation is a growing field to say the least.  There is also this related story below which ...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

“Beetle” Based Food Color Must Be Listed On Label Says the FDA – Beetle Juice? “Beetle” Based Food Color Must Be Listed On Label Says the FDA – Beetle Juice?

I had no idea I have been munching on these little guys for years, and probably wearing them as wel...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

DiFusion Technologies – Medical Device to fight infections after spinal surgery DiFusion Technologies – Medical Device to fight infections after spinal surgery

This is pretty interesting in the fact that the device mixes silver, zinc and copper ions within the...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Health care IT (Electronic Medical Records) falls on funding delay – Where’s the Money? Health care IT (Electronic Medical Records) falls on funding delay – Where’s the Money?

What was anticipated as being a booming year for health IT relative to electronic medical records h...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

In Silicon Valley, Venture Capitalists Turn Cautious – Now thinking about personalized healthcare investments… In Silicon Valley, Venture Capitalists Turn Cautious – Now thinking about personalized healthcare investments…

Well this might end up being a good move here as there’s much to gain.  At least invest in somethin...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

eClinicalWorks Electronic Medical Records Scores with 2 new large installations eClinicalWorks Electronic Medical Records Scores with 2 new large installations

Recently there has been quite a bit in the news about eClinicalWorks and perhaps this might be due...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The president of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association warns that groups she represents are not recession-proof The president of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association warns that groups she represents are not recession-proof

One more warning about the status of hospitals in the US, and she gets right to the point, the first statement pretty much says it all below...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

In California, no Pot Cards Issued by the county, see you in court In California, no Pot Cards Issued by the county, see you in court

Solano County wants their cards, well and for good reason for those who are medically using pot, so they are not arrested.  BD  A medical...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

FDA approves fenofibric acid for lipid target controls – Lower LDL, Increase HDL FDA approves fenofibric acid for lipid target controls – Lower LDL, Increase HDL

Can’t get your LDL down, even with statins, one more drug to the rescue if needed, and can be taken...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

China treats "Internet Addicts" with boot-camp discipline and sex education China treats "Internet Addicts" with boot-camp discipline and sex education

Well one more story about internet addiction and treatment processes, and in the extreme cases, the...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Tufts in Boston not happy with Blue Cross over doctor pay – Patients may have to change Tufts in Boston not happy with Blue Cross over doctor pay – Patients may have to change

Hospital issues continue in Boston and the fact that Blue Cross/Blue Shield is making some large profits probably doesn’t help matters muc...

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Inspirational Song for 2009 – “If you Really want to….Seize the Day” Inspirational Song for 2009 – “If you Really want to….Seize the Day”

This is a bit out of the normal posting business here, but with all the events of 2008 that have tak...

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sterilization at a VA Hospital – Should this be outsourced for another VA facility to sterilize tools and equipment used? Sterilization at a VA Hospital – Should this be outsourced for another VA facility to sterilize tools and equipment used?

I read this article and my thought here are why?  Is there that much money being saved on sending t...

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Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Medical Quack featured on the Lance Armstrong Cancer Awareness Website The Medical Quack featured on the Lance Armstrong Cancer Awareness Website

This site follows Lance throughout his training and worldwide cancer awareness campaign.  Informati...

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Friday, January 02, 2009

2009: The Year We all Reboot and find some better filters to enhance life.. 2009: The Year We all Reboot and find some better filters to enhance life..

I can’t think of one individual that was particularly happy with 2008 to say the least, but 2009 is...

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Friday, January 02, 2009

NIST Calls Personalized Medicine a 'Critical National Need, asking for White Papers and suggestions on projects to fund with personalized medicine NIST Calls Personalized Medicine a 'Critical National Need, asking for White Papers and suggestions on projects to fund with personalized medicine

Is this perhaps an attempt to begin some standardization along the line as well?  Well here we go w...

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Friday, January 02, 2009

Strange Insurance Marketing Web Page– Humana Strange Insurance Marketing Web Page– Humana

It appears that Humana is thinking an Adobe Flash page might generate some additional interest and p...

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Friday, January 02, 2009

State panel to examine payments to Partners Hospitals in Boston – Other hospitals in the State are looking for a bail out… State panel to examine payments to Partners Hospitals in Boston – Other hospitals in the State are looking for a bail out…

One group, Partners is making money, while others are starving and it has to do with contracts with...

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Friday, January 02, 2009

Plavix – What’s the next step for doctors and patients – possible genetic testing in the near future? Plavix – What’s the next step for doctors and patients – possible genetic testing in the near future?

Will Plavix be the next drug up for a genetic test?  There are not many alternative drugs either th...

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Friday, January 02, 2009

New California Laws – Healthcare Related New California Laws – Healthcare Related

Well first on the list is text messaging and that can have an immediate effect on healthcare in hel...

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Friday, January 02, 2009
 
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