CATEGORY: Healthcare


What can, or should we do to control drug prices?

Always ask your pharmacist how much your medicine will cost if you pay cash. Drug prices seem to be like the weather. Everyone complains about them but no one does anything about them. This a very complicated multilayered problem for[...]
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Why are so many of us Overpaying for our Prescription Medicines?

Why would paying cash for a prescription cost less than paying the insurance co-pay? Please notice that we are not talking about why drugs are so expensive, that may be a part of our discussion today, but it is not[...]
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High Blood Pressure. What Does It Mean, And How To Help Your Doctor Help You.

What is the mechanism of hypertension? How does high Blood Pressure cause future disease? Hypertension and high blood pressure are considered to be signs of future disease.  The treatment of high blood pressure has been one of the first preventive[...]
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Integrative Medicine – What’s In A Name?

Should medicine be approached from a preventative and disease focus, or from symptom alleviation and treatment? There are a lot of new terms that are being bandied about as modern American Medicine attempts to address its internal conflict over the[...]
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You Better Get Healthy, Because Illness Costs Too Much!

How do insurance and pharmaceutical companies decide what to charge for prescription drugs? How do insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies make the decisions they make? How do they decide which medicines to provide and what to charge for them?  How[...]
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A Discussion of Drug Expiration Dating

Are drug expiration dates really accurate, or our we just throwing away perfectly good medicine? Federal and State Regulations determine the expiration of a drug. After the expiration date the drugs cannot be returned to the manufacturer and they cannot[...]
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How the Government Wastes Money on Medical Research

Ten proposals that should be employed to reduce or eliminate this wasteful government spending. Years ago a United States Senator named William Proxmire from Delaware used to host an awards event he called the Golden Fleece Award. It was an[...]
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What to do When Your Doctors Disagree

What to do when your family doctor has not helped you with your symptoms of menopause or low testosterone? What should you do when you go to your family doctor who has not helped you with your symptoms of menopause[...]
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The Cash Only Practice of Medicine

Some doctors are attempting to find ways to make a living and provide appropriate healthcare to their patients Doctors, while making up an important segment of the healthcare system in the United States, are not mass produced widgets. They are[...]
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Why Some Doctors Only Take Cash

How do we as a country provide affordable healthcare for those in need? This week we discuss the topic of healthcare reform.  If one presumes that the goal of the healthcare system in the United States is, or ought to[...]
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