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Monthly Archives: April 2013

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No Fear from Pres. as Obamacare Looms Near

Heather Langone April 30, 2013

According to an article just released in The New York Times, Obama went on record in defense of the health care law. He says it is “working fine.” But is it really? There have been reams of provisions, revisions, and even revisions to revisions as well as regulations and IRS explanations. Proponents would say that… Continue Reading »

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Week in Review | April 29, 2013

Heather Langone April 29, 2013

Headlines Horror and heroism: Watching Boston while 3,000 miles from home Heart failure costs will double by 2030, warns heart association 500 groups urge Congress to kill IPAB CMS rejects delaying Pioneer ACOs’ performance-based pay Passion and purpose: Taking healthcare to new levels New study confirms link between weight loss and blood pressure for individuals… Continue Reading »

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Bed Bugs at Hospitals?!

Heather Langone April 26, 2013

You may think, “An article about bed bugs? What does that have to do with health care?” The answer: the pesky critters are invading hospital beds. And unlike the Motel 6, if you are sick enough to be admitted, you probably can’t check out! According to an article run today in MarketWatch, hospitals are seeing… Continue Reading »

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Researchers, Hot on the Heels of Alzheimer’s

Heather Langone April 25, 2013

Many of us know someone whose life has been touched by Alzheimer’s Disease. Unfortunately this dreaded diagnosis has become more common than most people are comfortable with. None of us wants to consider what it would be like to have this and certainly wish that it never hits our own family. Unfortunately, it’s an all… Continue Reading »

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Do Hospitals Profit from Your Misfortune?

Heather Langone April 23, 2013

Most Americans have certainly become accustomed by this point, to hearing about hospital error. We listen curiously and thank our lucky stars that it didn’t occur during our own unfortunate hospital stay. However did you know that hospitals actually profit from error? This is true according to a recent NY Times article which sites a… Continue Reading »

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