The Fear Insurance Will Not Cover

We purchase insurance to reduce fear. The fear that an unusual/rare event will devastate us financially. Homeowner’s insurance, to remove the fear of economic loss from a house fire. Auto insurance, to remove the fear of the economic loss from an accident. And health insurance to remove the fear of economic loss from illness. But it doesn’t, the fear...

Diet and Cancer: What’s the Connection?

Obesity has moved from a disease of the developed world to become a global issue. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 1.9 billion overweight adults worldwide, 650 million of which are obese. Obesity increases our susceptibility to a variety of illnesses as the body becomes overworked and under-supported. These illnesses include heart disease, type 2 diabetes...

Amid Controversy AstraZeneca Appoints José Baselga to Head R&D for Oncology

In a rather surprising move, AstraZeneca has appointed José Baselga, MD, Ph.D, to head the company's Research & Development unit for Oncology. The appointment ends speculation of what Balsega would do after he resigned from his position as physician-in-chief and chief medical officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, less than a week after The New York Times and ProPublica...

Is Donald Trump Right About Single Payer?

By Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD-Industry ContributorAs an independent physician advocate for patients against restrictions of “establishment medicine,” I greatly admire that both Senator Cruz and Donald Trump have been unafraid to speak the truth about critical issues that affect the very survival of our country.I applaud Trump and Cruz for boldly stating the obvious: the flood of illegals into...

Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty for Health Plans?

ByPaul Keckley, Ph.D.,Navigant HealthcareLast week, approximately 1,000 people convened in Nashville for the 2015 America’s Health Insurance Plans Institute(AHIP, June 3 - 5, 2015) headlined by Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney and others.Notably, the 3-day program was upbeat. Pundits and healthcare luminaries challenged audiences to ‘Engage. Change. Disrupt. Innovate. Rethink. Imagine.’ Dire forecasts of the health insurance industry’s demise were...

New Pan European Quality Assurance Study on Standardization of BCR-ABL1 Testing Launched to Improve Patient Management in CML

A new initiative was launched earlier today to aims conduct an international multi-center quality assurance study on the standardization of BCR-ABL1 quantitative measurements on the International Scale (IS). The study will assess the inter-laboratory variability of molecular monitoring results in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) patients treated with imatinib or second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Labceutics, one of the project...

Liver Cancer Rapidly Increasing in California Hispanic Men: Rates are higher among US-born than non-US-born Hispanic men

Thirty-year-old Pedro Espinosa’s chances of developing liver cancer just skyrocketed. Born in the United States and of Hispanic descent, Pedro falls into a category of men in California whose liver cancer rates have nearly doubled over the past two decades, according to a recent study.Scientists at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) have found that rates of liver...

Building Bridges – Opening Doors: Rethinking Hypnosis

AbstractHypnosis is an excellent intervention tool for the treatment of injuredand ill workers with respect to learned helplessness, disability behaviorand many of the physical and emotional symptoms experienced by injuredworkers. Assistance with stress and coping with external stressors, chronicpain, insomnia, depression and fostering a positive mental attitude are allwell documented applications of hypnosis. A self-hypnosis training regi-men offered by...

Aspirin Reduces Colon Cancer Deaths

This article is a copy posted in my blog, "What's New, Doc?" at www.carbohydratescankill.com. From the title, it may seem irrelevant to diabetes mellitus. However, the risk of cancer is increased among the diabetic patients.A study, “Aspirin Use and Survival After Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer”, published in the August 12, 2009 issue of Journal of American Medical Association, cites...

right side

ads

Related articles