Dr. Oz's Colonoscopy From the Show–Update On the Process From Preparation to Finish (Videos) Dr. Oz's Colonoscopy From the Show–Update On the Process From Preparation to Finish (Videos)

The videos are actually very good and the second video shows the actual procedure and nipping the po...

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Patients Have No Way of Knowing If They Have Been Admitted or Not–Setting Patient Status is Confusing with Parameters Set by Software Tools to Meet the Designated Parameters Patients Have No Way of Knowing If They Have Been Admitted or Not–Setting Patient Status is Confusing with Parameters Set by Software Tools to Meet the Designated Parameters

The article states a tool designed by McKesson is the software of choice that many hospitals use to ...

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Medicare Chief Moves Forward with New Web Sites For Testing Models for Patient Care Medicare Chief Moves Forward with New Web Sites For Testing Models for Patient Care

Overall Dr. Berwick is a breath of fresh air with innovative thinking and I hope he gets a chance to...

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Blue Shield pulls out of Healthy Families in 15 Counties in California Blue Shield pulls out of Healthy Families in 15 Counties in California

This program is for affordable healthcare for children.  Most of the counties affected here are in n...

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Biggest Prescriber of Medicaid Drugs In New Jersey Charged with Fraud–Only Had 3 Employees Biggest Prescriber of Medicaid Drugs In New Jersey Charged with Fraud–Only Had 3 Employees

First of all if you are the biggest Medicaid prescriber I would expect more than 3 employees on staf...

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Michael Douglas will ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ – September 10th Michael Douglas will ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ – September 10th

This is the 3rd year for this event and Michael Douglas has announced he will be there via a taped s...

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Wyeth Used and Paid Ghostwriters to Downplay the Harm of Hormone Replacement Therapy After the Women’s Health Initiative–New HRT Documentary Hot Flash Havoc Wyeth Used and Paid Ghostwriters to Downplay the Harm of Hormone Replacement Therapy After the Women’s Health Initiative–New HRT Documentary Hot Flash Havoc

Back in July of 2009 a judge ordered the unsealing of documents relating to how the drug was markete...

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

They Found a Use for Recalled Tylenol Products–Dead Mice Packed With Acetaminophen Dropped From Helicopters To Control the Brown Tree Snake In Guam They Found a Use for Recalled Tylenol Products–Dead Mice Packed With Acetaminophen Dropped From Helicopters To Control the Brown Tree Snake In Guam

The product is safe for humans but deadly for these snakes who are taking over the island and this w...

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

California Regulators Seeking up to 10 Billion in Fines Against United HealthCare With Over 1 Million Violations After The Purchase of Pacificare HMO California Regulators Seeking up to 10 Billion in Fines Against United HealthCare With Over 1 Million Violations After The Purchase of Pacificare HMO

This is a large number of violations stacked up here by the State, 992,936 with a fine of 10k for ea...

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Breform Invisible Bra Implant–New Breast Lift Procedure–Available in Europe but Not  US FDA Approved The Breform Invisible Bra Implant–New Breast Lift Procedure–Available in Europe but Not US FDA Approved

The advertisements say you never have to wear a bra again.  So far the FDA has not granted approval ...

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Monday, September 06, 2010

Long Island MD Michael Eisenberg–Phone Sex With Patient Cost Him His Medical License Long Island MD Michael Eisenberg–Phone Sex With Patient Cost Him His Medical License

This seems to be quite a long series of messages via text and phone calls.  The female patient told ...

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Compliance Police Out In Force for Seniors–Health Plans and Drug Stores Making Phone Calls-Business Models & Caller Behavior Sucks -A Result of Pay for Performance Efforts? Compliance Police Out In Force for Seniors–Health Plans and Drug Stores Making Phone Calls-Business Models & Caller Behavior Sucks -A Result of Pay for Performance Efforts?

I’m going to use some experiences that my 86 year old mother had this week with phone calls from bot...

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Dr. Oz Has Colon Polyp (Pre-Cancerous Growth) Found During Routine Colonoscopy–He Follows His Own Advice and Is A Good Role Model for The Rest of Us (A Rare Find Today) Dr. Oz Has Colon Polyp (Pre-Cancerous Growth) Found During Routine Colonoscopy–He Follows His Own Advice and Is A Good Role Model for The Rest of Us (A Rare Find Today)

I talk a lot about our serious lack of role models today, not only in healthcare but in other areas ...

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

FDA and DEA Approve Study to Use Ecstasy for PTSD–Vet Participants Get to Trip Out for 3 Hours and Revisit Traumatic Experiences–MDMA FDA and DEA Approve Study to Use Ecstasy for PTSD–Vet Participants Get to Trip Out for 3 Hours and Revisit Traumatic Experiences–MDMA

The group has actually been conducting the FDA approved testing since 2004.  Other countries have st...

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Clinical Trials to Begin for Malaria Vaccine Later This Year Clinical Trials to Begin for Malaria Vaccine Later This Year

This is something that is needed like now.  I also posted about a movie that is coming out that disc...

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

CMS To Require Study For Off Label Use for Provenge to Evaluate Risk of Strokes as Well as On Label Use as Approved by FDA CMS To Require Study For Off Label Use for Provenge to Evaluate Risk of Strokes as Well as On Label Use as Approved by FDA

The drug is just barely off and running and the treatment is not inexpensive by any means and accord...

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Robots Showing Up Everywhere, At the Hospital, At Board Meetings and More With Tele Presence Technology Robots Showing Up Everywhere, At the Hospital, At Board Meetings and More With Tele Presence Technology

Hospitals are investing in robots and if you read this blog often enough, you have seen several post...

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

Scrubs Gallery Discount for September–Valued Advertiser on the Medical Quack Scrubs Gallery Discount for September–Valued Advertiser on the Medical Quack

15% off scrub tops with code "top_value" One again I thank ScrubsGallery for their...

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Sunday, September 05, 2010

UCLA Completes Clinical Trial Using Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation For Improvement With Depression With 80% Achieving Improvement UCLA Completes Clinical Trial Using Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation For Improvement With Depression With 80% Achieving Improvement

Well we are getting a lot closer to the brain with treatments for sure and this same treatment has b...

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Sunday, September 05, 2010
 
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