Category Archives: Briefs/Thoughts

Are You Eligible for Bill of The Month Club?

Kaiser Health News is asking people with an outrageous or egregious medical bills to send it to them - it could help solve the problem of how the general public is being screwed by the whole American healthcare system (as explained in Elisebeth Rosenthal's wonderful, information packed book American Sickness - How Healthcare Became Big Business and…
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Gun Violence is a Public Health Issue

Every mass shooting, especially at schools, prompts anguished cries and call to action. For a start, lets at least change the rules forbidding this to be looked at as a public health issue. [caption id="attachment_2505" align="alignnone" width="720"] Visiting a School Near You Sometime Soon?[/caption]   As a native of a country (UK) where it’s almost…
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Chastised for Researching Your Illness?

I'm looking for some good examples of people who have caught grief from their doctor(s) for having the audacity to research their own illness - and perhaps bring print outs for their doctor to review.   Any good stories out there?   [caption id="attachment_1147" align="alignnone" width="300"] Is he unhappy about you researching your own issue?[/caption]
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Are Flu-tracking Apps Really Useful?

A report on NPR’s Market Place this morning prompts me to wonder if tech companies are compounding the misery of the flu by giving false hope. [caption id="attachment_2493" align="alignnone" width="783"] Does HIs Fever Mean He's Got The Flu?[/caption]   This year seems to be turning out to be a relatively bad year for the flu,…
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