Why Are Screening Colonoscopies So Expensive?

June 21, 2013 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy, Medicine by RangelMD

The reasons why health care is so expensive in this country are far deeper and more fundamental than what some hospital charges for a colonoscopy.

The American Medical Association; Not Exactly Progressive

June 19, 2013 in Health Policy by RangelMD

The American Medical Association wants to remind us that as an organization it has never been accused of being cutting edge or ahead of it’s time

Making Health Care Affordable by Making it Expensive

June 18, 2013 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

The liberal theory on why health care is so expensive is that the health care insurance deductibles for rich people are too low leading them to use more health care and cause increased prices for everyone else. No really.

Breast Feeding Changes Infant Brains

June 17, 2013 in Medicine by RangelMD

Is breast feeding really better than formula and worth the nipple pain, swollen breasts, and pumping or is it a conspiracy?

Health Care is Not Like a Supermarket. It’s More Like a Bazaar

May 29, 2013 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy, Medicine by RangelMD

No, hospitals don’t really expect patients to actually pay those outrageous prices for their emergency services.

How Doctors Could Use Google Glass

May 13, 2013 in Medicine by RangelMD

Wearable information and data entry devices could find their way into the exam room in much the same way that the Segway found it’s way into Mall security.

Rat Lungworm and Meningitis

April 28, 2013 in Medicine by RangelMD

The most horrific parasitic disease you have never heard of. But the wost it will usually do is to ruin your vacation in paradise and make you be extra careful to wash your vegetables.

The Right’s “Cronkite Moment” Over Gay Marriage?

March 27, 2013 in Medicine by RangelMD

Bill O’Reilly’s comments on gay marriage may be the beginning of the end for right wing opposition.

Time to Get Rid of Medical Licensing at the State Level

October 15, 2012 in Health Policy by RangelMD

Why is this process still not standardized and universally accepted?

IPhone Otoscope

October 11, 2012 in Medicine by RangelMD

Remote diagnosis and monitoring of your child’s ear infection.