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So How Long Are You Going to Work for a Living?

So my wife told me about another Vanguard Boglehead discussion, this one about a radiology resident trying to decide whether to go into private practice or academics. 1,034 more words

Psychosomatic Medicine

What happened to the practice of medicine?

Historically, the practice of medicine was highly regarded and demonstrated a precious connection between physician and patient. One  of mutual admiration, trust, and care. In recent years, those attitudes have changed significantly. 363 more words

Medicare Payment Formula Finally Changed - Win or Loss?

Congress passed a  law in 1977 linking Medicare payments for physician services to growth in the economy.  Because it failed to take into account inflation and other factors, Congress has had to act 17 times to prevents cuts to physician pay under the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula. 254 more words

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Is Scalability Overrated?

Scalability is the end goal of nearly every tech start-up, systems innovation, and teenager you-tubing their cat – it’s going viral, business-style. And traditionally, it’s been seen as a marker of relevance and success. 719 more words

Medicine And Me

Sharing Bad News or Keeping Secrets—How Physician Communication Impacts Patients and Families

Doctors and Patients bond over time. Information exchange, education and sharing of expertise are critical activities that add to the effective practice of medicine. Delivering bad news is unfortunately an unpleasant part of a physician’s job. 985 more words

Optimizing Patient Care

Buyer Beware: How Patients are Negatively Impacted by the Changing Landscape of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

As the Obamacare machine continues to grind forward, many patients have re enrolled in a second year of coverage. While most have not had to use their insurance (the young and healthy crowd) others have found their newly minted coverage to be far less than promised. 1,140 more words

Healthcare Reform

Top 5 reasons the USA Medical Industrial Complex does NOT want you to understand the importance of Vitamin D! - NaturalNews.com

Top 5 reasons the USA Medical Industrial Complex does NOT want you to understand the importance of Vitamin D!

Vitamin D makes many conventional drugs and treatments obsolete. 115 more words

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