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HSA/FSA…the new Alphabet Soup of Healthcare

June 2, 2010 No Comments

As a health provider I have seen a huge swing in health care reimbursement in the last few years.  The days of $5 co-pays seem to be long gone!  A patient came into the office last week with a $45 co-pay, which was laughable due to the fact that his health insurance company only paid…

Word of the Day: Telomere

January 28, 2010 No Comments

What if I told you one of the most important words in your health vocabulary should be telomere.  Let me give you a quick definition and you should immediately understand what I am talking about.  A telomere is the end of a chromosome. These specialized structures are involved in the replication and stability of linear…

Get out the Vote!

First off, please accept my apologies for the space between posts.  Between the holidays and the start of high school hockey I have slacked here…no more I promise.  For those of you who are interested I coach a high school hockey team and you can follow our progress either through our website (www.ccchsboyshockey.com) or follow…

Case of the Month October 2009

October 26, 2009 No Comments

Mrs. X presented to the office with bilateral carpal tunnel. First a little background.  Carpal tunnel is a common term for pain in the wrist.  For many years it was assumed that because the pain was in the wrist, then the problem was originating in the wrist.  Chiropractors have worked to show there may be…

Can We Trust the FDA?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services established to regulate the release of new foods and health-related products.  Health related products includes but are not limited to medicine, cosmetics, supplements, and even certain veterinary products.  Their mission is to be responsible for ensuring that…

Doctors Getting Paid To Market Drugs

A while back I wrote a post on a drug company, Eli Lilly, using ghost writers to write favorable articles and having doctor’s sign their names to them as if they had written them.  You can read that here.  At best it is a murky situation. Recently, Eli Lilly was back in the news here…

Could the Sun Help You Fight the Flu?

Skin cancer is a huge topic of concern for lots of people.  As someone who is, shall we say, pigment challenged, I make a point to use sunscreen when I am out and will try to avoid spending too much time in the sun in the middle of the day.  While this is for sure…

I Am a Bottled Water Fan!

August 4, 2009 No Comments

I know that bottled water is totally not vogue right now and I may be angering some of you with my stance on it, however, I am a huge fan of bottled water.  Please let me explain before you scorch me with emails and comments. Recently, RTI, a non profit research group,  health economist Eric…

Is This Bad Economy a Good Thing?

July 30, 2009 No Comments

Crazy right, how could there be a silver lining in the economy cloud?  Well if you are a little older in age and this economy has forced you to rethink retiring, it may be saving your brain. There is a promising study out of Britain that studied  medical records of 382 men whose Alzheimer’s symptoms…

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