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Monthly Archives: November 2012


November 30 | Week in Review

Michael November 30, 2012

Headlines Experts recommend closer scrutiny of radiation exposure from CT scans  States confront menu of Medicaid changes Hospitals still angry with low patient safety scores Remote monitoring to cut readmissions by 75% Health-care providers can play critical role in reducing and preventing intimate partner violence Combined RB and PTEN loss identifies DCIS primed for invasive… Continue Reading »


From The Editor: Social Value

Michael November 30, 2012

The rain is falling here outside my window. It’s the type of weather that always seems to intensify my already imaginative brain. It brings in a heavy helping of nostalgia to mix with the ever stressful and complex holiday season. All these photos of beaming happy families carving Christmas turkeys or lighting Menorahs don’t always… Continue Reading »


The Affordable Care Act…Part 2

Michael November 29, 2012

Not unpredictably, a 333-page regulation change to the Affordable Care Act has been released by The Department of Health and Human Services. Basically, the revisions have been put in place as a compromise for insurance companies and in order to adjust so that insurance premiums remain affordable, while still guaranteeing that healthcare companies cover the… Continue Reading »


Embryonic Gene May Unlock the Mysteries of the Immune System?

Michael November 28, 2012

According to an article in Reuters on Monday, there is new hope coming from a study of an embryo survival gene, Arih2 and its impact on the development of a cure for many diseases. According to the article, scientists claim that the gene which keeps embryos alive appears to control the entire immune system. It is… Continue Reading »


Liberty U. Appeals for the Right to Religious Freedom

Michael November 27, 2012

Liberty vs. Geithner, a law suit by Liberty University which challenges Obama’s mandated health care coverage and female contraceptive care coverage in the workplace claiming a violation of religious freedom, may have gotten some new life blood today.  According to the Associated Press,  Liberty University, Christian college in Lynchburg, VA., has finally won the right… Continue Reading »


Food Banks: A Bold Move Toward Health and Nutrition

Michael November 26, 2012

More than 6 million households depend on meals obtained at food banks and pantries each year. Monday Kaiser Permanente and Mazon, a Jewish anti-hunger organization, announced a new health initiative that will do wonders to serve not just any food at food banks, but nutritious, healthier options. The Healthy Options, Healthy Meals initiative, is a… Continue Reading »

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