Secret Conflicts of Interest
By now I am sure it is common knowledge that doctors are often paid by drug companies and by the manufacturers of medical devices. There is a strong correlation between the amount of a company’s drugs a doctor prescribes and … Read More
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Good News for Type 1 Diabetics!
Last week I wrote about one of the problems facing Type 1 diabetics: the ever increasing cost of the insulin they need to stay alive. Today, I am writing about some good news that may reduce the need for insulin. … Read More
Genomic Testing in Prostate Cancer
There were approximately 165,000 new prostate cancers diagnosed last year in the United States. During the same time period, there were 29,000 deaths from prostate cancer. The deaths were almost entirely due to highly aggressive forms of the disease. Most … Read More
Superbugs Are Still Hiding in Hospitals
Superbugs is a name given to drug-resistant bacteria. While no illness is a good one, an infection with superbugs is really bad because regular antibiotics are ineffective. Drug resistance develops through the process of natural selection. Normal bugs are exposed … Read More
End The Drug Price Disgrace
Happy New Year. As I have mentioned before, my grandson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was only 3. He is now 7 and doing well. I am hoping that the new year brings more advances in the … Read More
What is Holding Up Virtual Medicine?
Last month I wrote about what many health care professionals believe to be the biggest problem in medicine: lack of patient compliance. This has been offered as the reason the many new technical advances in medicine are failing to produce … Read More
Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, General Health, health, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, Medical Negligence, medical research, Misdiagnosis, science news, tort reform
A Second Opinion Is Smart.
A second opinion can save your life and these days there is very little excuse not to get one no matter where you live. I have written about the importance of second opinions from time to time in the past. … 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
As If You Didn’t Have Enough To Worry About.
Hospitals can be scary places. We are usually there because we are sick or because we are visiting someone who is sick. The notable exceptions are the labor and delivery area and the newborn nursery. Visits there have the greatest … Read More