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Disease Care Instead of Healthcare

More than 25 percent of Americans have two or more chronic conditions, that’s right one in four. These conditions include, include heart disease, diabetes, obstructive lung disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, asthma, H.I.V., mental illness and dementia, among others. These are progressive, incurable diseases that will prematurely end your life, and, what’s […]

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Don’t Forget the Hungry

The first lady, Michelle Obama, announced an initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation. With obesity rates in children greater than 30% we face a challenge more daunting than terrorism. Obesity has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. You can be certain that if we do not tackle this problem our national […]

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My Book, “Taking Control of Your Healthcare” is Coming Out Soon!

It is well established that to get the right healthcare you must develop a relationship with your doctor and be involved with decisons that affect your care. To do so, you must have the right information. My wife, brother and sister-in-law have collaborated on a new book to help you participate in your healthcare! “Taking […]

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Three Cheers for a Healthier America!

Yesterday, the President signed into law a bill that will do more for our health than healthcare reform will ever do, The Tobacco Bill (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/us/politics/23obama.html?_r=1). Cigarette smoking causes over 400,000 deaths a year from cancer, heart disease, and pulmonary diseases (the lack of healthcare insurance contributes to 19,000 deaths a year). It is the number one avoidable […]

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Demand the Right Care and Eliminate Unnecessary Care!

It is well known that Americans get too much unnecessary care to the tune of over $700 billion dollars and over 20,000 preventable deaths. Incredibly, as reported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the medium level of needed necessary care across 45 core measurements is only 59%! For example, the best practice guidelines recommends that […]

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