Should We Screen Teenage Athletes for Heart Disease?

March 14, 2011 in Medicine by RangelMD

Giving every student athlete a screening EKG is likely to be extremely expensive and not very effective.

New Tiny Camera to Spy on Your Bowels

March 13, 2011 in Medicine by RangelMD

Endoscopes may become cheap and disposable.

Fear and Medication Errors in the ER

February 10, 2011 in Health Policy, Medical Legal by RangelMD

You would think that the ER and hospital staff put forth the effort to get an accurate list of every patient’s home medications. Far too frequently, you’d be wrong.

Why Medical Documentation Software Development Has Lagged Behind

December 27, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

An example of why it’s hard to write software for health care delivery systems.

The Happiest Days in a Doctor’s Life

September 7, 2010 in Health Care "Reform" by RangelMD

It is said that the happiest days in a boat owner’s life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it. Likewise, The happiest days in a
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Are We Getting Our Affordable Health Care Yet?

June 28, 2010 in Health Care "Reform" by RangelMD

The Congressional health care reform boondoggle, otherwise known as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” expanded government funded health care to about 32 million Americans but other than some tepid insurance restrictions, basically screwed the rest of us. How is the new reform law doing at 90 days?

Apple’s Commits “Marketing Puffery” with The iPhone 4 Display

June 10, 2010 in Medicine by RangelMD

Is 300 pixels per inch when viewed at 12 inches the limit of resolution for the human eye? Has anyone checked Steve Job’s math?

Of Arc Reactors, Palladium Toxicity, and “Lithium Dioxide”

June 1, 2010 in Medicine, Misc by RangelMD

Tony Stark developed palladium toxicity that could only be treated with lithium dioxide and the creation of a new element.

One Fewer Pediatrician

May 27, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

The current health care system is doing a good job of driving away primary care providers by fixing it so that the harder they work, the less they make.

Why Pay-For-Performance in Medical Practice Won’t Work

May 24, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy by RangelMD

In fact, it’s likely to make things worse.