Diabetes Forecast Isn’t Pretty

You may have seen the news about a report the Centers for Disease Control released last Friday on the rapidly growing trend in diabetes among Americans. They predict that by 2050 the number of people with the Type 2 form of this disease could be as high as 1 in 3. One-third of all Americans. That’s […]

Profits Before People, Again

Here we go. Again. This article in today’s New York Times just makes my blood boil. Essentially, the insurance companies, most notably United Healthcare and Aetna, are experimenting with new payment systems for cancer treatment by specialists. They want these physicians to use standardized treatment methods rather than the more expensive, individualized, and often experimental […]

The Fastest Two Minutes in Health Care

Google the term “health media” and up comes a mind-numbing 816 million plus hits. Everything from corporations to blogs, to cable and mainstream TV, print publications & online sites – name it and it’s probably somewhere on this list. Health News comprised 3.6 percent of coverage by network news in 2007-8 according to a Pew […]

Making EHR meaningful

It’s no secret that our current healthcare system is a structure of “haves” and “have nots.” Racial and ethnic disparities in care have been well documented. This is especially true in access and treatment for diseases such as breast cancer. There are many reasons for this – genetic, cultural, socio-economic, access, and beliefs about preventive […]

Breast Cancer Ed Part of New Health Law

more breast cancer ed, and new screening controversy