Fee For Service Isn’t Working.
Every year it is the same old story. Americans pay more per person for health care than any other developed country in the world and yet our health care outcomes don’t measure up to the other countries. We spend twice … Read More
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Want To Live A Long And Healthy Life? Be Born Rich.
I don’t suppose it has ever been different over the course of human history, but our society is unequal. More and more research studies are “finding” that inequality makes a big difference in how healthy you are and how long … Read More
The Good Bacteria
Last week I wrote about some of the dangers of overuse and misuse of antibiotics: they create resistance among the disease causing bacteria and make antibiotics less effective in saving lives. There is an equally important second reason, however. The … Read More
“The Hip Bone Is Connected To The Thigh Bone.”
Our bodies are beautiful machines that evolved over millions of years to keep us alive and healthy. My practice requires me to do a lot of studying about the human body. I am continually amazed as I come into contact … Read More
Not All Carbs Are Created Equal
Pity the poor carbohydrate. Carbohydrates, also known as saccharides or carbs, are sugars or starches. They are a major food source and a key form of energy for most organisms. We need them to survive. Unfortunately, like people, there are good … Read More
Sepsis and Diet.
Sepsis is one of the leading killers in the United States. 1.7 million Americans get sepsis each year. Fully one-third of all patients who die in hospital have sepsis. Sepsis is the body’s response to overwhelming infection. For most of … Read More
Pay More, Get Less
The United States spends more per person on health care than any other developed country. At the same time, our life expectancy is less than that in other developed countries. What is going on? Let’s start with the cost of … Read More
Guess What Is The Biggest Problem in Health Care Today? It’s You.
There was a great essay in the Wall Street Journal recently that highlighted a big problem in health care. In spite of the many advances in detecting and treating illnesses, patients just don’t want to change their lifestyles and that … Read More
Politicians Continue to Fail Us on Healthcare
The annual report by the Commonwealth Fund is out again. The Fund has as its goal the promotion of high quality health care programs with better access for the poor, for children, and for the uninsured. Each year the Fund … Read More
Obesity Epidemic Threatens Our Society
There is an obesity epidemic in America and, not surprisingly, an epidemic of obesity related illnesses. Here is an alarming graphic which demonstrates this growing problem. http://www.policymic.com/articles/70457/watch-america-grow-fatter-in-one-scary-gif While we worry about the unhealthy messages our thin-obsessed media is sending, unfortunately … Read More