Category Archives: General

Attitude

Elaine Waples Posted 8/31/12 on The Doctor Weighs In I’ve come to believe that seriously sick people are often subject to some very interesting comments from well-intentioned non-sick people. They are frequently inspired by #platitudes from self-help-books, Google chat rooms … Continue reading

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The Game’s Not Over, and It May Not Even Be The Real Game

The rancor preceding and surrounding the Supreme Court decision is, to some degree, a reflection of our national dysfunction: our inability to have fact-based discussions and our unwillingness to directly confront dire problems that threaten the public interest. Continue reading

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Galvanizing Primary Care’s Power: A Call For A New Society

Brian Klepper Posted 6/25/12 on Medscape’s Care & Cost Blog The dream of reason did not take power into account – modern medicine is one of those extraordinary works of reason – but medicine is also a world of power. Paul Starr, The … Continue reading

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Care & Cost Going Forward

Brian Klepper On May 13th, I announced that I would merge C&C into The Doctor Weighs In, a process that I have already begun in earnest. I meant that I would not longer actively aggregate and re-post great health care … Continue reading

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Care & Cost Merges Into The Doctor Weighs In

Brian Klepper When I began Care & Cost in December of 2010, the idea was to aggregate consistently good health care writing, and to moderate the comments to ensure a courteously professional exchange on the site. It has been a … Continue reading

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The Maryland Federal District Court Rules Against The Georgia Physicians’ RUC Challenge

The ruling was issued yesterday, and is a disappointing resolution to a very large national problem. I’ll write more about this in the next few days. Here is Judge Nickerson’s decision, for those interested in reading it.

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Colbert on Accretive Health

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Who’s Calling the Shots

Thanks to Paul Levy at Not Running a Hospital

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The Neurology of Gaming

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You Need More Sleep

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The Secret of Life

Dov Michaeli Posted 2/27/12 on The Doctor Weighs In What is life? A recent opinion article in “The Scientist” By Edward Trifonov of Haifa University, Israel, transported me back to my junior year in high school. They used to have public lectures given by … Continue reading

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The Fiction Behind the Cost of New Drugs

Merrill Goozner Published 2/16/12 in The Fiscal Times The drug industry usually defends the high price on drugs – the latest cancer therapies are tipping the scales at $100,000 a year – by pointing to the large sums it spends … Continue reading

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How We Process Whole vs. Processed Foods

This simple video from TEDxManhatten makes a powerful point.

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Pink Ribbons (Trailer)

Brian Klepper The timing couldn’t be better (or worse, depending on your perspective) for this film. In the wake of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation’s politically-motivated withdrawal (and now reinstatement) of funding to Planned Parenthood for breast screening exams … Continue reading

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