April 3, 2010 in Medical Ethics, Medical Legal
Many stand on their soap boxes and proclaim that politics and patient care should not mix. But mix they do and the simple act of patient care does not strip the physician of their first amendment rights.
March 31, 2010 in Medicine
Sudden psychiatric symptoms following a brief febrile illness and headache in a young woman without any prior psychiatric disorder history.
March 30, 2010 in Medicine
Everything you always wanted to know about fatty acids, fish oil, and heart disease risk, but were afraid to ask.
March 29, 2010 in Medicine
2% of 1,000 Twitter messages regarding antibiotic use contained incorrect information.
March 27, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy
With all the talk about preventive care and coordination of care during the current health reform efforts, you would think that this would have been one of the primary measures in the recent legislation. You’d be wrong.
March 23, 2010 in Medicine
Eating fat does not make you fat. It’s far more complicated than that. Fortunately, the solution is very simple.
March 22, 2010 in Health Policy, Medicine
A new service provides patients with 24/7 access to medical consultation . . and some don’t like it.
March 12, 2010 in Health Care "Reform"
Many liberals have a knee-jerk reaction conniption fit when asked about concierge medicine: “Only the rich will be able to afford concierge care” and the end result will be that “fewer doctors will see fewer patients”.
March 9, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy
How can patients and primary care providers escape from a system that is way underfunded and way overloaded? It requires a paradigm shift in the way we reimburse primary care physicians. Hint. Gym memberships are way ahead of the curve here.