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He Said What? Really?

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There is so much mud-slinging going on out there as the election campaigning winds down that it’s all but impossible to figure out who really said what.  Trying to sort out what things actually mean is even harder.  There are … Continue reading

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Taking Control Before You Enroll

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A reminder: On or about 23 September 2012, most health insurance plans and insurers will be required to supply you with a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC).  This SBC is designed to make your life easier by offering a … Continue reading

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Health Updates 1 August 2012

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The ‘Five Second Rule‘ is a myth: “People who follow the ‘five second rule’ may be better off sticking to the phrase, ‘when in doubt, throw it out’.  So says Dr. Jorge Parada, medical director of the infection prevention and control … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust!

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There is out there a persistent urban legend – is there any other kind? – that goes something like this: if a patient leaves the hospital early or prematurely, against medical advice (AMA), they will have to pay their hospital … Continue reading

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Meet the Hospitalist

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Have you had the chance to work with a hospitalist yet?  In this era of complicated systems and specialists of all descriptions — mentalists, profilers, forensic anthropologists and others come to mind, even if they are mostly fictional — it … Continue reading

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Be Careful With Those Caregivers…

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A new study, undertaken by Dr. Lee Lindquist, an associate professor at Northwestern University‘s Feinberg School of Medicine and others, tells us something we already knew, or at least feared: many home aides who care for our elderly loved ones … Continue reading

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Health Updates 17 July 2012

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Gastric bypass may not cut healthcare costs: “Among obese veterans, bariatric surgery — predominantly gastric bypass — was not associated with lower healthcare expenditures in the 3 years after the operation, researchers found.  For outpatient, inpatient and total healthcare spending, there … Continue reading