Archives By Month: May 2018

Rescuing seniors and Part D from Congress

Posted on May 30, 2018 12:45 am By Del Meyer in Medicare Review

Published on May 18, 2018 by Doug Badger & Grace-Marie Turner | The Hill President Trump delivered a major speech to describe steps his administration is taking to address the high cost of prescription drugs. Congress should be called on to fix two problems with the federal government’s largest prescription drug program: Medicare Part D. […]

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The Cost of Waiting for Canadian Medicare

Posted on May 30, 2018 12:33 am By Del Meyer in International Medicine

The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, 2018 Authors: Bacchus Barua, Associate Director, Health Policy Studies, Fraser Institute Sazid Hasan, Economist, Fraser Institute — Published on May 23, 2018 We frequently hear of the benefits of socialized medical care. We hear of proposals of “Medicare For All.” Periodically we reference what Medicare-for-all […]

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Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’

Posted on May 30, 2018 12:29 am By Del Meyer in In The News

By Melissa Bailey and JoNel Aleccia Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday night [April 17, 2018] at her home in Houston at age 92. Days before her death, the announcement that she was seeking “comfort care” shone a light — and stirred debate — on what it means to stop trying to fight terminal illness. […]

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Electronic Health Record Software

Posted on May 30, 2018 12:26 am By Del Meyer in Feature Article

What is the leading electronic health record (EHR) software? Jason Barber, Headhunter, Co-Founder at Fetch Recruiter (2016-present) Answered May 30 2017 · Author has 1.9k answers and 3.5m answer views Epic is hands down the leader. Cerner is second. Third place doesn’t matter. Epic is the leader because they offer the closest version of an […]

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The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, MD

Posted on May 23, 2018 2:42 am By Del Meyer in The Bookshelf

I’ve found that I can change the conversation at any social gathering by mentioning Louann Brizendine’s book The Female Brain—David Brooks, New York Times.  THE PHASES OF A FEMALE’S LIFE: Hormones can determine what the brain is interested in doing. They help guide nurturing, social, sexual, and aggressive behaviors. They can affect being talkative, being […]

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The May 2018 Issue

Posted on May 23, 2018 12:15 am By Del Meyer in Last Month's Postings

Last month’s Postings: The April Issue Featured Article: Handbook for Total Body Re-Conditioning Coming Soon In the News: Scientific Weight Control Part I of the Handbook International News: Time for Tax Reform in Ontario, Canada Medicare: Massachusetts’ Not-So-NICE Waiver Idea Medical Gluttony: Government Workers Medical Myths: NPs can replace MDs Overheard in the Medical Staff […]

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Posted on May 10, 2018 2:25 am By Del Meyer in This Month in History

On April 2, 1963, my first-born daughter, Melanie Ann Meyer, was born. On April 13, 1929, my oldest brother, Eldor William Meyer, was born. On April 24, 1894, my father, Heinrich Dietrich Wilhelm Meyer, was born. On April 30, 1931, my sister Nelda Arlene Meyer Schoennauer was born. 

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How are Hippocrates Progeny Faring?

Posted on May 10, 2018 2:17 am By Del Meyer in Hippocrates & His Kin

Physicians are going from being owners of their practices to employees of hospitals 5,000 Physician Practices Were Acquired by Hospitals in 2016 *The Physicians Advocacy Institute recently released an analysis on physician practice acquisitions from 2012-2016. Here are some key findings from the report:

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