Surgeon Shortage Pushes Hospitals to Hire Temps – Scalpel Services Surgeon Shortage Pushes Hospitals to Hire Temps – Scalpel Services

Scary that the number of general surgeons per capita has declined 25%.  The physicians that work fro...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

80 Year Old Patient shoots and kills his doctor – Las Vegas 80 Year Old Patient shoots and kills his doctor – Las Vegas

This is a very sad story, patient 80 years old, and the doctor a well respected and caring physician, and so far nobody knows why this happ...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

FDA lets drugmakers advise doctors on unapproved or off label use FDA lets drugmakers advise doctors on unapproved or off label use

The rules also apply to medical devices, however, Dr. Wolfe, newly appointed to the FDA wants it reversed.  There has always been controver...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Health insurer accused of overcharging millions – United Health Care/Oxford Insurance 50 Million Fine Health insurer accused of overcharging millions – United Health Care/Oxford Insurance 50 Million Fine

The Attorney General states that Ingenix, owned by United has been manipulating numbers, and if you...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Surgeon general updates health-history Tool Surgeon general updates health-history Tool

With the pilot program in Arizona and Utah for Medicare using commercial products to include Google...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

7” Active Digitizer and Touch Screen from Tablet Kiosk with hot swappable batteries 7” Active Digitizer and Touch Screen from Tablet Kiosk with hot swappable batteries

This looks nice, and having a digitizer on a 7” unit will be nice.  The units have a stylus now, bu...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

FDA says OK for Becton, Dickinson test for C Diff FDA says OK for Becton, Dickinson test for C Diff

It is already used for detection of MRSA currently.  The Food and Drug Administration allowed ...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

275-Pound Woman Says Hospital Told Her to Use Zoo MRI – Obesity Can make finding a facility with an MRI a real project 275-Pound Woman Says Hospital Told Her to Use Zoo MRI – Obesity Can make finding a facility with an MRI a real project

This kind of thing really does happen with people that are too heavy and depends on the part of the body being scanned too, I have heard thi...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2009 layoffs in California – Bottom Feed of the Week 2009 layoffs in California – Bottom Feed of the Week

I had to call this the bottom post of the week as it’s not something we are all biting at the bit t...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Microsoft Health Solutions Group VP Testifying in the Senate this week – Peter Neupert Microsoft Health Solutions Group VP Testifying in the Senate this week – Peter Neupert

This Thursday, Microsoft Health Solutions Group vice president Peter Neupert will be testifying in ...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Virtual sex is coming to a USB Port soon Virtual sex is coming to a USB Port soon

Well last week, CES was not the only show in in town in Las Vegas.  You can read below for the deta...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Chocolate Beer – Get those healthy Flavanols in your system! Chocolate Beer – Get those healthy Flavanols in your system!

For some strange reason Sapporo and Chocolate just don’t seem to mix in my estimation, but who know...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

HRT linked to brain shrinkage HRT linked to brain shrinkage

With all the talk going back and forth on hormone replacement therapy, now I have to worry about a shrinking brain too, maybe I wouldn’t re...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Medical Quack featured on Chicago Sun Times - President-Elect Urges Electronic Medical Records – comments by Dr. Bill Crounse of Microsoft Medical Quack featured on Chicago Sun Times - President-Elect Urges Electronic Medical Records – comments by Dr. Bill Crounse of Microsoft

As featured in on of Obama’s home town papers…BD   http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/travel/blo...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

The Army dismissing the obese… The Army dismissing the obese…

The battle still rages with obesity and determining when to perhaps push ourselves away from the tab...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Investment Conference Starts Tomorrow JP Morgan Annual Healthcare Investment Conference Starts Tomorrow

A few of the attendees include Allergan Inc. (AGN),Amgen Inc. (AMGN), Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX)...

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

We Need to Fix Healthcare TV Spots begins to air We Need to Fix Healthcare TV Spots begins to air

As the article states, this is a strange group of bedfellows here to include the AMA and pharma lobbying groups as well as a major labor un...

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Drug Industry Critic Joins the FDA – Dr. Sydney Wolfe Drug Industry Critic Joins the FDA – Dr. Sydney Wolfe

According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, he is the Ralph Nader of the Pharmaceutical b...

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Charles Rosen of UCI – Association for Medical Ethics leader, perhaps our next Surgeon General? Charles Rosen of UCI – Association for Medical Ethics leader, perhaps our next Surgeon General?

  In southern California he was known as a whistle blower, but when you read the items mentioned, it...

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Steven Pinker, Harvard Professor of Psychology talks about his genome, what he found out, what he learned, and how the psychological interpretations are somewhat still up for discussion Steven Pinker, Harvard Professor of Psychology talks about his genome, what he found out, what he learned, and how the psychological interpretations are somewhat still up for discussion

“Steven Pinker is Harvard College professor of psychology at Harvard University and the author of “T...

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Desperate Hospitals – January 2009 Update Desperate Hospitals – January 2009 Update

It’s time for another unfortunate update to the Desperate Hospital series since last updated in Nove...

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

President-Elect Urges Electronic Medical Records – comments by Dr. Bill Crounse of Microsoft President-Elect Urges Electronic Medical Records – comments by Dr. Bill Crounse of Microsoft

This is a great article and good comments from Dr. Bill Crounse at Microsoft. from ABC News.   If ...

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Friday, January 09, 2009
 
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