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This Is Not the Time to Worry About Paying for the Medical Care You Need
Published Apr 06, 2020Featured Image For This Is Not the Time to Worry About Paying for the Medical Care You Need
Here is a nice article by Dennis Thompson at HealthDay about the challenges people are going to face paying for medical care, especially if they’ve lost or been laid off from their jobs. I chime in at the end URGING people not to worry about money right now if they are sick. Get the care […]
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Expert: NC better positioned than other states to respond to pandemic (WRAL)
Published Apr 03, 2020Featured Image For Expert: NC better positioned than other states to respond to pandemic (WRAL)
The slow growth in coronavirus cases in North Carolina relative to New York and some other states puts North Carolina in better position to respond to the pandemic, according to a Duke University professor. Economist Mark McClellan, the director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, was U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner during the […]
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US government’s WWII mobilization on penicillin is a road map to fighting the coronavirus (USA Today)
Published Mar 31, 2020Featured Image For US government’s WWII mobilization on penicillin is a road map to fighting the coronavirus (USA Today)
On March 14, 1942, an American soldier with bacteria coursing through his bloodstream was treated with penicillin, a new wonder drug that saved his life. That single treatment exhausted half the nation’s supply of the drug. Two years later, as U.S. troops prepared to launch the D-Day invasion, America had more than 2 million doses of the drugready […]
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Here’s Why Good Food & Nutrition Is Essential For Health
Published Mar 20, 2020Featured Image For Here’s Why Good Food & Nutrition Is Essential For Health
The patient’s health was suffering because he couldn’t afford one of the cheapest, most effective medicines in the marketplace. He was coming back and forth to the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center for his care. His physician, an internal medicine trainee at the University of Michigan, tried everything in her power to help the […]
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There’s Still Only One Effective Treatment For Obesity, And It’s Life-Saving
Published Mar 16, 2020Featured Image For There’s Still Only One Effective Treatment For Obesity, And It’s Life-Saving
Obesity kills. It leads to diseases like diabetes that, in turn, increase the risk of fatal cardiovascular diseases such as strokes and heart attacks. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a treatment that forestalled all this misery and mortality? Unfortunately, many treatments don’t work well, either to combat obesity or to hold off its consequences. […]
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What You Need To Know About The Keto Diet
Published Mar 11, 2020Featured Image For What You Need To Know About The Keto Diet
Ketones are a family of chemicals made by your liver, usually out of the body’s fat, to provide energy when you need it. Right now, you’ve almost certainly got some ketones circulating in your blood. If you fast for the better part of a day, the level of ketones in your blood will rise, as […]
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Why Tall People Feel So Intimidating. A Surprising Explanation.
Published Mar 05, 2020Featured Image For Why Tall People Feel So Intimidating. A Surprising Explanation.
Admit it: you can often tell a lot about a person’s personality from their facial expressions. Someone who glowers at you, forehead contracted in a glare, is probably trying to be intimidating. But what if that person isn’t glaring at you? What if they are simply so tall that, with their head tilted down to […]
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Reducing End-Of-Life Costs. It’s Not A Futile Pursuit.
Published Mar 02, 2020Featured Image For Reducing End-Of-Life Costs. It’s Not A Futile Pursuit.
In my most recent post, I describe several psychologic and economic phenomena impeding our ability to rein in the cost of end-of-life care. In brief, people with nothing to lose, who don’t trust doctors recommending they receive hospice care, and who face few economic consequences for receiving expensive care – they aren’t likely to put the […]
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