Healthcare In America | Do More Requirements Make You Safer?

Seems like every time you turn around there are new regulations with regards to healthcare in the United States.  One of my former neighbors was a family physician several years ago and although a terrific clinician, felt he had to leave his family practice and return to a job as a University Physician for college […]

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Fosamax Osteoporosis Drug: Medical Study Reveals Problems and Side Effects, But Doctors Not Warned Yet

Controversy arises over Bisphonate Drug Fosamax: Could it be responsible for increased bone breakage? Women are frustrated and angry that taking Fosamax, a bisphosphonate drug which was supposed to help prevent fractures and keep their bones stronger, may actually have the opposite effect. Some doctors such as Dr. Kenneth Ego, professor of orthopedic […]

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Nebraska Hospitals and Iowa Hospitals Partner with TeleHealth

Patient Education is an important component of any health care system. And utilizing technology to deliver interactive patient education is a way in which health care organizations can establish themselves as leaders in the medical field. Alegent Health, which operates  Hospitals in Nebraska and Hospitals in Iowa is doing just that. Omaha, NE […]

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Relieve Breast Cancer Discomfort Without Medications|Alternative Therapy May Also Increase Sex Drive

Breast cancer treatment can come with unpleasant side effects for approximately 80% of women. Hot flashes and night sweats are uncomfortable and regrettably very common.  Unfortunately women with breast cancer are not candidates for certain types of hormone replacement therapies that could potentially stop their uncomfortable symptoms. Doctors instead may have traditionally offered up antidepressant […]

Consumer Driven Healthcare: Affordable Health Insurance Model

Switzerland operates a consumer-driven health care system The Swiss people control health care because they are the only purchasers of health insurance. There are no government health insurance programs in Switzerland. For individuals who cannot afford to buy health insurance in Switzerland, they receive subsidies from the canton/state they live in so they can […]

Interactive Patient Education System: View Live in Atlanta

Date: March 1, 2010 TeleHealth Services Announces Updated TIGR Version 7 Interactive Patient Education System at HIMSS 2 The new TIGR® Version 7 of TeleHealth Services interactive patient education solution provides significant enhancements to the overall flexibility and performance of the […]

Concussions: Alert for All Athletes: Olympians, Students, and General Athletic Participants

Concussion in Sports: Hidden Dangers Your Doctor or Your Child’s Doctor may not be aware of when it comes to sports, concussions, and Traumatic Brain Injury Individuals and Athletes who have ever had a concussion are at increased risk for another concussion. Each year, U.S. emergency departments in Hospitals treat an estimated 135,000 sports- […]

A Health Care Plan That Works: Efficient, Proficient, and Less Expensive Than Ours!

As President Obama unveiled his version of a health care plan on Monday, February 22, 2010, it remains to be seen if the Republicans and Democrats will ever agree enough to enact any type of legislation that won’t bankrupt the country but will stem the rising tide of everyday Americans who either can’t get health […]

Ear Candle: Ear Candling: Don’t Get Burned

Don’t Get Burned: Stay Away From Ear Candles – A warning from the FDA on Ear Candles The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to steer clear of products being sold as ear candles, in a consumer update posted February 18, 2010 FDA and the Canadian health regulatory agency Health Canada […]

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Austin Plane Crash: IRS Office Hit, Victim with 2nd Degree Burns

When Joseph Stack apparently intentionally crashed his single-engine Piper Cherokee PA-28-236 Dakota into a Northwest Austin Office Building that housed several federal offices including around 200 IRS employees, there was a huge fireball and resulting fire that engulfed the building into flames and smoke.  One man, Vernon Hunter, a 67 year […]