May 13, 2010 in Health Policy
Patients take their cues from the current system where primary care providers are seen as little more than purposeless “gatekeepers”.
May 11, 2010 in Health Policy, Medicine
Do nurse practitioners have the training and experience to understand and apply the “art” of medicine in their practices?
May 10, 2010 in Health Policy
A 2009 survey of 353,000 American adults from 187 metro areas asked 13 questions about basic access to health care and healthy lifestyles.
May 7, 2010 in Health Policy, Medicine
These three simple tests could save money and improve health care quality but, as usual, they are not covered by insurance.
May 6, 2010 in Health Policy
What happens when your health care provider doesn’t have either the time or the experience and training to perform a proper diagnostic work up for your symptoms? Why, they just order an MRI!
May 3, 2010 in Health Policy
Health care costs just keep going up. You can blame anyone you want but currently the elephant in the room is the Federal government and the dysfunctional way it establishes Medicare reimbursement rates.
April 23, 2010 in Medicine
In the near future, you may be able to be immunized against nicotine.
April 19, 2010 in Medicine
“When the preparations were complete Rogozov scrubbed and positioned himself. He chose a semi-reclining position, with his right hip slightly elevated and the lower half of the body elevated at an angle of 30°. Then he disinfected and dressed the operating area. He anticipated needing to use his sense of touch to guide him and thus decided to work without gloves.”