Our Broken Health Care Delivery System.
Next time you are visiting someone at the hospital and have a few minutes to spare, take a drive through the doctor’s parking lot. If you live in a major metropolitan area, you will see luxury car after luxury car. … Read More
Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medicare, Obesity, Secrecy
Women With Heart Disease Just Can’t Catch A Break.
Women get the short end of the stick in a lot of areas of life. Health care is one of them. Heart disease, the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States today, does not present … Read More
Posted in Doctors, health, heart attack, Heart Attacks, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Misdiagnosis, Obesity
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
Posted in Doctors, Fee for Service, Health Care Costs, healthy living, Hospitals, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medicare, Nurses, Obesity, obesity epidemic
Blood Clots Are On The Rise.
In so many ways our bodies are wondrous machines that work nearly flawlessly for decades before they finally wear out or something goes wrong. Over millions of years, the process of evolution tried out various strategies and discarded the ones … Read More
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
One consequence of our lengthening life spans is that we are wearing out our original equipment. Our knees and hips were not intended to last 60 or 70 years. They certainly weren’t intended to support the heavy bodies so many … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Blood Clots, blood infections, Board Certification, Doctors, heart attack, Hip Replacement, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, joint replacement, Medical Devices, Medicare, Nurses, Obesity, Orthopedics, Pulmonary Embolism, Sepsis, Surgical Errors
Sugar And The Brain
Recently, I was reading some articles about added sugar in our diets. Most added sugar comes from processed foods and is already in the box or the jar before we bring it home from the store. Dieticians and nutritionists recommend … 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