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The explosion of social media in healthcare

Source: Healthcare and Social Media Aria Cahill and her team of editors at Master of Health Administration has put together this wonderful infographic showing how social media is helping patients get the information they need to get safe quality healthcare. Here is what patients are doing on the web to get that information: Here’s a […]

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Financial incentives financially drive prostate cancer treatment

A couple of years ago the New England Journal of Medicine reported that many men with prostate cancer were being inappropriately treated with drugs that in effect castrate men. It’s called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). The standard of care in prostate cancer is that only men with incurable disease be treated with ADT. So then, […]

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Why I call it “ObamaCares”: The Affordable Care Act is a victory for reproductive rights

Congratulations women, families and would-be families across America! Thanks to the President and his administration, women will now have reproductive rights! You see, last week the President resisted pressure from Catholic bishops and the old, white male-dominated Republican establishment and announced his administration’s decision to provide full, free contraceptive coverage under the Preventive Care package […]

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When It Comes To Cancer Danger, Tanning Beds Are In the Same Category As Cigarettes

When It Comes To Cancer Danger, Tanning Beds Are In the Same Category As Cigarettes

The incidence of melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, has been steadily rising over the past 30 years. Here’s a scary statistic: the deadly disease kills about 6,000 people a year. Melanoma is truly a tragedy because it affects young people—it is the most common form of cancer among young adults ages 25 […]

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Do We Really Want to Repeal the ACA?

More than 25 states are arguing before the supreme court the constitutionality of mandating everyone buy health insurance? If the supreme rules in their favor, it will likely bring down the entire bill. I don’t think most Americans know what’s at stake here. If the entire law was struck down say good bye to the […]

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