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High Tech-It Increases Healthcare Costs and Often Results in Unnecessary Treatments

It has been shown that the development and marketing of newer and more expensive technologies drives healthcare costs. Every day newer and more expensive devices are manufactured, marketed and purchased by doctors and hospitals across the USA. Many of these lives, but there are a significant number of them that add little to medical advances. Many of […]

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You Don’t Need To Rush To The Operating Room Following A Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Most women probably don’t think twice what happens to their biopsy between the time it’s taken and the time the oncologist calls you with the results. Well, it’s the pathologist who “reads” the biopsy. He/she determines whether it’s malignant or benign. In 2006 the Komen Foundation released a study that estimated that in 90,000 cases, women who receive […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke-Get Your Mammogram Read By A Specialist

The dreaded mammogram that women over 50 are recommended to have every other year is bad enough, but getting a call to return for more studies is really scary. On average, in the United States, one mammogram in 10 results in the patient being called back for further testing. A woman who gets 10 mammograms at […]

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Healthcare Reform-Pay For Performance

All the talk of rising healthcare costs and unemployment swelling the ranks of the uninsured has pushed healthcare reform to the top of the to do list. Those of you who are concerned about “socialized” medicine should really try to get that picture out of your minds. You know, the one where hundreds of people […]

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