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The stars don’t shine so bright deep in the heart of Texas

If you live outside of Texas you probably aren’t surprised that Texas ranks worst in the nation in healthcare services and delivery, according to an annual scorecard issued by the federal Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. Why it may come as a surprise to Texans is obvious, to me at least,-after all, we […]

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Hide the Carving Knives During the Holiday Season

Hide the Carving Knives During the Holiday Season

I read in the paper about the numerous family tragedies that occurred over Thanksgiving and i thought it appropriate to talk about staying safe during the holidays. One things for certain its not a good idea to get drunk when there’s lots of sharp instruments like carving knives around. Especially, when your brother brings his […]

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Let’s Focus on Health to Reduce Costs and Lead Happier Lives!

I believe all of us would agree that America’s healthcare system is costly and inefficient. We spend a ton of money on treating disease rather than trying to prevent disease, and because of this, we rank among the lowest in measures of health such as infant mortality, lifespan after the age of 65, and prenatal care. Most […]

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Contaminated Drugs Are Knowingly Being Sold

The notorious pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKiline, that for years hid the dangers of it’s diabetes drug, Avandia, while it raked in millions in profits has been fined $750 million for healthcare fraud for selling contaminated drugs! As reported in the NY Times Glaxo has agreed to pay $750 million to settle criminal and civil complaints that […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse in Nursing Homes

Advocates for nursing homes successfully petitioned the DEA to relax it’s rules governing prescription pain medications. As I discussed last week, now patients must be monitored by physicians to determine whether pain medications are being abused. By monitoring, I mean drug screens to see exactly what and how much drugs are being taken. Clinics popping […]

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