Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Take a pill and stop aging. Really?

Stephen C. Schimpff, MD, in a KevinMD post dated January 6, 2018, writes:
"A pill to end aging. Is there or could there be such a pill? Some researchers think so."
 
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The GOP Tax Bill Repeals Obamacare's Individual Mandate

The unpopular individual mandate, which requires most Americans (other than those who qualify for a hardship exemption) to carry a minimum level of health coverage, has been repealed by the new Republican tax bill. Passed by both houses of Congress, the bill will be signed into law by President Trump.
 
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed in 2016

According to Reuters, in a Dec. 06 2017 article, "Growth in healthcare spending in the United States slowed in 2016 following two years of expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a government health agency reported on Wednesday."
 
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Physicians must embrace the business side of medicine

Davis Liu, MD asserts, in a KevinMD post dated November 26, 2017, that the "issue lies in the false dichotomy...often create<d> by asking whether physicians or business people should ultimately be responsible for hospital care."

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Why Doctors Should Unionize

"Hospital administrators easily manipulated physicians, treating them as if they were hired hands. Insurance companies were dealing with them as if they were employees. Government programs...controlled key aspects of doctors' work, told them how much they would be paid, and what procedures they would be paid for," according to Dr. Sanford A. Marcus, a surgeon in private practice who formed the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD).

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Healthcare Roundtable announces November event

Trustbridge presents...
 
Palliative Care Roundtable
 
A live panel discussion featuring some of South Florida's leading hospice and elder care experts, this will be the third annual event.

Tues., Nov. 14, 2017 | 7:30-9:30 am

Five Star Premier Residences
Hollywood, FL

Register

Monday, October 9, 2017

Cancer and obesity

A Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) post dated 10/3/17 examines the relationship between cancer and obesity:

Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. These cancers make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed. About 2 in 3 occur in adults 50-74 years old. Most types of these cancers associated with overweight and obesity increased from 2005-2014. More than half of Americans don't know that overweight and obesity can increase their risk for cancer. Many things are associated with cancer, but avoiding tobacco use and keeping a healthy weight are among the most important things people can do to lower their risk of getting cancer.
 
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