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Healthcare Price Transparency: A Look at Aetna’s Web-Based Tool

Tweet   Illustration source: Vermont Health Connect, Vermont.gov Would you look at comparative price information for procedures like an MRI, sleep study, or colonoscopy before you selected where to have a procedure done? Would you like to have fewer surprises … Continue reading

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Answer Paul Ryan’s Quick Phone Survey on Whether You Back ACA/Obamacare

Tweet You have a chance to weigh in on whether or not you back Obamacare today. Paul Ryan has a phone survey for you. It takes a short time, with a support/no support answer. These calls are logged in so … Continue reading

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Appendicitis in America: Time for Practice Change?

Tweet Chances are good that most readers have had personal experience with appendicitis. Appendectomy is the top inpatient surgery for kids and it far outpaces all other pediatric surgeries. Also, appendicitis is the most frequent reason adults make it to … Continue reading

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Homecare Workers Flood #fightfor15 Rallies,
Wait for President Obama to Act

Tweet Homecare and direct care workers were out in droves last night in New York’s #fightfor15 rally that stretched from Columbus Circle to Times Square. Initially billed as an event for fast-food and retail workers, the #fightfor15 day expanded to … Continue reading

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Wait for President Obama to Act

4 Short Summer Reads: Concussion in Girls, Adult Diapers,
Gay Conversion Therapy with Electric Shock, and Chronic Pain

Tweet We’re halfway through the summer, when perhaps you have more time for reading and considering new ideas. I want to draw readers’ attention to four issues that sharpen the focus on overlooked population groups that should be part and … Continue reading

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Gay Conversion Therapy with Electric Shock, and Chronic Pain

Concussions in School Sports: Is Culture Change Possible?

Tweet About a month ago, I stumbled across a news story in the Chicago Tribune about Drew Williams, a Lane Tech High School football player collapsing unexpectedly on the football field during a game. Ever since, he has been in … Continue reading

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Back Pain Treatment Trends Worth Reversing

Tweet It may just be the American way –pull out all the stops and try anything or everything at great expense when it comes to medical care. Today’s post takes up how well the United States is doing at providing … Continue reading

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Patient POV Update: Immigration and Abortion News

Tweet I regret not posting here recently. It’s been a very busy time for me and I am following several issues that will make their way to this blog soon. I can’t give you a rank order of what’s most … Continue reading

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Judge to SUNY/Downstate:
Halt Long Island College Hospital Closure

Tweet State University of New York Trustees were ordered in no uncertain terms to put a temporary stop to the closing of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in North Brooklyn. The order came down from a Brooklyn judge earlier today, … Continue reading

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Halt Long Island College Hospital Closure

Repeating Koch’s Biggest Blunder

Tweet Few people remember Mayor Edward Koch regretting anything, much less anything he fought tooth and nail for, and belligerently. Tucked into the New York Times obituary Feb. 1 was a little-known fact that Koch, who championed the closure of … Continue reading

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