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After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know - NYTimes.com - This is a MUST READ!  FYI: Some insurance carriers will give you the option for Out-of-Network  coverage. For GHI, it's about $5/month.

After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know

Healthcare corruption in America! In a growing practice, medical assistants, consultants and other hospital staffers, often called in without patients’ knowledge, are charging hefty fees.

(AMEN!) Progress notes were not designed to be a legal defense against malpractice suits, justification for third-party payment, quality-assurance tools for health institutions, or educational handouts for patients. Yet these notes now serve many masters, resulting in excessively time-consuming documentation that squeezes out face-time with patients, and is increasingly cumbersome as a clinical tool.

(AMEN!) Progress notes were not designed to be a legal defense against malpractice suits, justification for third-party payment, quality-assurance tools for health institutions, or educational handouts for patients. Yet these notes now serve many masters, resulting in excessively time-consuming documentation that squeezes out face-time with patients, and is increasingly cumbersome as a clinical tool.

Let's Get The Zohydro Facts Straight (released by AP, written  by the manufacturer, Zogenix)

Let's Get The Zohydro Facts Straight (released by AP, written by the manufacturer, Zogenix)

I love this latest release - LIGHT as MEDICINE!   "Scientists have known for years that certain wavelengths of light in certain doses can heal, but they are only now uncovering exactly how it works..."  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131022102227.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_health+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+News+--+Top+Health%29

Scientists have known for years that certain wavelengths of light in certain doses can heal, but they are only now uncovering exactly how it works.

Primary Health Care That Works: The Costa Rican Experience

At the intersection of health, health care, and policy.

Why Cryonics Makes Sense "The more I read about cryonics—i.e. freezing yourself after death—the more I realized it's something we should all be talking about."

The more I read about cryonics—i. freezing yourself after death—the more I realized it's something we should all be talking about.

Pro athletes make fixing back pain look easy. It isn’t

Pro athletes make fixing back pain look easy. It isn't

NBA coach Steve Kerr's message for people with back pain: "Stay away from surgery.

Medical Quarterbacking - WSJ

Medical Quarterbacking

But Seriously Now, Why Do Doctors Still Make You Fill Out Forms on Clipboards? - James Fallows - The Atlantic

But Seriously Now, Why Do Doctors Still Make You Fill Out Forms on Clipboards?

"Meditative practices emphasize returning to one’s breath. The clinical equivalent of this is to return to one’s patient.

A  new disease is plaguing thousands, but experts are in conflict over its origins—and whether it exists at all.

The Itch Nobody Can Scratch

The itch nobody can scratch A new disease is plaguing thousands, but experts are in conflict over its origins—and whether it exists at all. Will Storr in Matter

Leonard Guarente is certain he’s succeeded where doctors (and quacks) before him have failed. His pill will either extend lives or tarnish his career.

An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth

An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth Leonard Guarente is certain he’s succeeded where doctors (and quacks) before him have failed. His pill will either extend lives or tarnish his career.

Americans pay too much for their health care and are among the sickest people in the developed world. Neither Obamacare nor Trumpcare will change that.

These 4 Shocking Charts Show What’s Wrong With American Health Care

Why Americans Are So Damn Unhealthy, In 4 Shocking Charts

11 Things You'll Regret In Your 30s - Business Insider

11 Things You'll Regret In Your 30s

A Few Drinks A Week Could Keep You From Getting Sick. Okay the title is misleading. Research is inconclusive and certainly suggests 'moderation' (i.

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Wello brings health data to the humble iPhone case

Firing your doctor carries emotional weight. I have been "fired" by several doctors, some because they were moving away, one because she had emotional problems. It's always been difficult.

Firing your doctor carries emotional weight

Firing your doctor carries emotional weight. I have been "fired" by several doctors, some because they were moving away, one because she had emotional problems.

The panel says its recommendation on this kind of knee surgery applies to patients with arthritis, and those with meniscus tears, clicking, or catching.

This orthopedic surgery is the world's most common. But patients rarely benefit, a panel says

This orthopedic surgery is the world’s most common. But patients rarely benefit, a panel says The panel says its recommendation on this kind of knee surgery applies to patients with arthritis, and those with meniscus tears, clicking, or catching.