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Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Stop the war against patients with intractable pain

An open letter to doctors still prescribing opioid medication when necessary: Thank you so much for standing up for us pain patients. My chronic pain comes from a genetic connective tissue disorder (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), so there is no treatment or cure for my slow, but relentless, physical deterioration as the collagen holding my body together...

Forget what you’ve heard. Direct primary care is here to stay.

Much has been written in recent weeks about the failure of direct primary care giant and pioneer Qliance. Much of the conversation has examined the reasons for their closing and the negative impact it will have on the direct primary care movement. Questions have been raised about the longevity of the movement, with many...

Are pharma gifts to doctors a red herring?

Physicians are influenced by marketing. That's no surprise. So are most consumers, as evidenced by television and radio commercials, billboards, pop up ads and targeted ads for drugs on your computer screen. Big Pharma markets not only to physicians, but also directly to consumers. In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Dr. Nicole Van Gronigen made...

Health reform: It’s time for Congress to grow up and do their jobs

Health – /helTH/ – The state of being free from illness or injury Care – /ker/ – The provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, and protection of someone or something. System – /’sistəm/ – A set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network. It’s not keeping us Healthy,...

Health reform should simplify our health system. Here are some ideas.

We are a nation divided. Our two major political parties agree on essentially nothing. Republicans cannot agree even amongst themselves how to proceed on health care reform. It is demoralizing that even though U.S. health care has sunken to last among developed nations, our elected leaders are unable to envision or agree upon...

Physician spouse speaks out against dangers of prescription opioids

The impact of the opioid crisis struck home within the Missouri physician community on Dec. 15, 2014. That’s the day when, just two months shy of his 30th birthday, Derek succumbed to an opioid overdose. The news was devastating for his mother, Kelly O’Leary, a longtime volunteer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society...

Right here’s why medical insurance is various from various other insurance coverage

Anyone that has actually ever before shopped medical insurance outdoors industry understands just how challenging and also costly it could be. I invested years working from work that did not offer medical insurance, and also I bear in mind the yearly sensation of fear when I obtained notification of the brand-new costs rise. The...

The medical insurance market resembles a residence of cards

You most likely to your physician due to the fact that you are experiencing discomfort, tiredness, or some similarly incapacitating condition. Your physician analyzes you as well as is fretted there could be a significant hidden clinical factor for your signs as well as orders an examination. Prior to you could have that examination...

Why some physicians thrive and a few wrestle to outlive

I am sitting within the ready space throughout the endoscopy room of a significant hospital. Senseless speak present TV runs within the background. Sufferers are ready patiently. They anxiously lookup from time to time from their telephones in direction of the reception desk. It is a scene I've skilled for years whereas working in...

The Nationwide Guideline Clearinghouse will go offline. Sufferers will probably be worse off.

Absent a last-minute, lifesaving intervention, after 20 years of reviewing and summarizing medical apply pointers in a repeatedly up to date database, the Company for Healthcare Analysis and High quality's Nationwide Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) will go offline on July 16th. Previous to its premature dying attributable to funds cuts, the NGC not solely served as a...


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