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John Denver v. Cynicism

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 18, 2013 1 Comment
John Denver v. Cynicism
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We live longer now but I don’t know that we live demonstrably better. Perhaps as a testament to my devotion, I bought tickets and brought my girlfriend to see John Denver w/band at the Best Buy theater in Manhattan. She’s a fan; I could not be described as such. The band was live, John Denver […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Effects on Healthcare Seekers and Providers Alike

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Hurricane Sandy: Effects on Healthcare Seekers and Providers Alike
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Although the madness and overt preparedness that accompanies most major storms is enough to keep most American families safe until the power returns and the roads are cleared, the ferocity of natural disasters in recent years has deprived many of the ability to reach healthcare services, as well as subjecting others to new or unforeseen […]

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Health Care Professional Ratings Tied to Efficiency

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Health Care Professional Ratings Tied to Efficiency
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The degree of effort put into selecting health care professionals varies among consumers.  For instance, many relatively young users of health care may only go through the motions of selecting a primary care physician, whom they may seldom visit, and never investigate specialists that provide more particularized care.  A recurring question, however, amongst more frequent […]

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Project Shows Substantial Decrease in Colorectal Surgery Infections

Project Shows Substantial Decrease in Colorectal Surgery Infections
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There was a time in medical science when doctors did not wash their hands prior to operating on their patients (some might say, that to a greater extent than seems possible, this is still the case among medical professionals and point to a number of recent studies as uncomfortable proof). This failure of doctors to […]

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Costs and Lack of Care

Filed in Uncategorized by on October 22, 2012 2 Comments
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Interesting article in the Washington Post/ Kaiser Health News I stumbled across in our sidebar; it discusses both the cost of addiction, with emphasis given to drugs and alcohol, and the absolute dearth of doctors trained in addiction medicine. The article states that “Of the 985,375 practicing physicians in the United States, only about 1,200 […]

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