“Healthcare Watchdog”  - New Consumer Advocacy Site Opens “Healthcare Watchdog” - New Consumer Advocacy Site Opens

The company was started of course out of the result of the founder having to fight an insurance company for payment of his own bills, and i...

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

President Obama‘s “Behavioral State of the Union Address”– Jon Stewart Comments (Videos) President Obama‘s “Behavioral State of the Union Address”– Jon Stewart Comments (Videos)

  Well I do have to really give the President an “A” for this approach , as nobody seems to responding to anything else, so hey jump on the ...

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Why “Geek” is Chic – Learning to Become Less Naive and Less Ignorant Why “Geek” is Chic – Learning to Become Less Naive and Less Ignorant

This is certainly an article I could not let pass me up here without comment.  I can’t begin to discuss all the teasing and negative impact ...

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

George Church Harvard Scientist Discusses the World of the Personal Genome Project – The Basis for Personalized Medicine from Someone Who Lives with Dyslexia George Church Harvard Scientist Discusses the World of the Personal Genome Project – The Basis for Personalized Medicine from Someone Who Lives with Dyslexia

I have featured this video before here at the Quack and it is well worth another look on how the world of personalized medicine is growing, ...

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

FDA Met with Painkiller Pharma Companies to Deal With Abuse To Develop Risk Management Plans FDA Met with Painkiller Pharma Companies to Deal With Abuse To Develop Risk Management Plans

Wait a minute, don’t these same companies have business models to sell painkillers?  As you can see pharma suggested more education, which i...

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Study – Men Who Stare At Female Breasts Have Lower Blood Pressure, Better Circulation And Will Live Longer Study – Men Who Stare At Female Breasts Have Lower Blood Pressure, Better Circulation And Will Live Longer

Don’t you just love studies anymore!  There was actual group of 200 men who participated.  There is not a listing of any females though pro...

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

U.S. Halts Airlift of Haiti Quake Victims – Dispute Over Cost U.S. Halts Airlift of Haiti Quake Victims – Dispute Over Cost

Here we go, back to healthcare costs, when helping other countries now too.  Some of the patients airlifted to Florida have insurance, some ...

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Meteorite Part Two –  Lawyers Are Involved to Determine Ownership and Smithsonian Has It On Hold Meteorite Part Two – Lawyers Are Involved to Determine Ownership and Smithsonian Has It On Hold

This was a pretty neat story until now, the owners of the building where the doctor’s lease space now claims the meteorite belongs to them a...

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

FDA Directs US Marshalls to Seize 77 Ozone Generators – Ozone Medical Devices FDA Directs US Marshalls to Seize 77 Ozone Generators – Ozone Medical Devices

The company in October originally refused the request of the FDA not to search the factory and then they returned later to seize the device...

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Edwards LifeSciences/Baxter Recalling the Aquarius Hemodialysis System – Software Modification Required Edwards LifeSciences/Baxter Recalling the Aquarius Hemodialysis System – Software Modification Required

The devices are used on a 24 hour a day basis for patients with life-threatening kidney disease to keep fluid levels even.   This is not a ...

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Do Algorithms Run Your Life – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Commits $10 Billion for Vaccine Research Over the Next 10 Years To Use Them Wisely And Save Lives – Davos 2010 Do Algorithms Run Your Life – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Commits $10 Billion for Vaccine Research Over the Next 10 Years To Use Them Wisely And Save Lives – Davos 2010

This is a double hit here today from the Davos World Economic Forum.   They are discussing which Algorithms are running our lives, check ou...

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Pee Wee Gets an IPAD (Video) Pee Wee Gets an IPAD (Video)

More IPad humor, great video!  He’s confused a bit on the female version.  BD   Technorati Tags: Ipad , Humor , Pee Wee , technology ,...

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program – 1.2 Million for 29 Hospitals Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program – 1.2 Million for 29 Hospitals

Additional hospitals were added this year to include hospitals in Philadelphia and Denver.  If I were running a hospital, this might be some...

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Little Progress on Fighting Healthcare Fraud – Look At Who’s Getting the Anti-Fraud Contracts Little Progress on Fighting Healthcare Fraud – Look At Who’s Getting the Anti-Fraud Contracts

Health Insurance and preventing fraud need to work together and you almost need some non profit organizations to have this be successful and...

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Technology in Use at El Camino Hospital – Mountain View, CA (Video) Technology in Use at El Camino Hospital – Mountain View, CA (Video)

When it comes to using technology and having a facility that has all the modern conveniences, who wouldn’t want to work here if you are on t...

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Friday, January 29, 2010
 
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