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More medical research for life-saving cannabis strain

Medical researchers have found a strain of marijuana that is offering promising data in improving illnesses from epilepsy to multiple sclerosis with an optimistic future in treating many cancers. 910 more words

Average cost per inpatient day across 50 states

A perfect peek into the absurdity that is the American hospital industry. Prices that are all over the board for no apparently rational or logical reason. 488 more words

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The Problem of Unnecessary, No-Value Care

By Brian L. Grant MD

Atul Gawande, MD once again hits a bull’s eye in this incisive New Yorker article on the massive problem and challenge of unnecessary “no-value” care. 444 more words

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JAMA Forum: A Same-Sex Infertility Health Insurance Mandate in Maryland? 

To the surprise of many, in March, the legislature of Maryland passed 2 bills that would amend an outdated health insurance mandate that excluded same-sex couples from coverage for in vitro fertilization treatments. 810 more words

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Your Personal Affordable Care Act is on sale now

…At Smashwords.com, where you can download it in virtually any format you want for e-readers of all kinds. Click here to buy. Enter coupon code JV63N for a 25% discount off the retail price of $9.95. 8 more words

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Health Policy Elective Summary: Part 1

Just finished my resident elective in health policy which was the inaugural joint venture between Kaiser Permanente (primarily the Southern California group) and George Washington University. 34 more words


How I Feel About Health Reform: The ACA and HITECH Acts

Recently I completed the Commonwealth Fund’s 2015 International Survey of Primary Care Doctors. They wanted to know what I thought about our health system, if fundamentally it worked or needed to be better. 796 more words