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Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Virtual Health Care?

Michael February 27, 2013

Behind every great man is a great woman – or a woman rolling her eyes, depending on who you ask – but behind every great doctor are several great assistants. From the time a physician opens a patient file, an overworked army of administrative specialists kicks into gear to carry out his or her orders…. Continue Reading »

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Greek Salad for Dinner?

Michael February 26, 2013

A report released recently by CNN (originally published in Time) attributes a Mediterranean diet to lowering your risk of heart attack. Now before you quit your job and move the family to Greece, look at some of the suggested foods in the diet and see how easy it is to incorporate these healthy choices into your… Continue Reading »

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Big Changes on Horizon for Routinely Practiced Medical Testing

Michael February 25, 2013

Most of us at one point or another have been in the enviable position of having fantastic health insurance. If so you may have noticed that when you go to the physician with an undiagnosed issue, your doctor runs one test after another (and even some you haven’t heard of). Why is that? It seems… Continue Reading »

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February 22 | Week in Review

Michael February 22, 2013

Headlines Common acne drug not associated with increased risk of IBD Hospitals tap drugstores to curb readmissions Better hospital care linked to happy staff Physician groups are primary ACO sponsors Cover the tattoos: In the ICU, doctor appearances matter Facebook ‘likes’ could translate to real life likes for hospitals 10 technologies health execs should watch… Continue Reading »

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From The Editor: Media Responsibility

Michael February 22, 2013

Greetings from the East Coast. Every time I visit this side of the country, I remark on the historical significance of the architecture, landmarks, and overall culture. I also seem to come here when they have historic freezing temperatures. I was in New York city when they had their coldest winter in 35 year, and… Continue Reading »

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Obama Exposes Medicare & Medicaid Fraud

Michael February 21, 2013

There are finally some ‘good’ numbers to report coming from Washington in terms of Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs. Well ‘good’ is a relative term so maybe it is best to qualify that by saying numbers that are on the plus side. Reuters reported this week that the U.S. has recovered $4.2 billion from the… Continue Reading »

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