CATEGORY: Healthcare


Doctor’s Appointments – How to Get What You Need

How to get the most from the visit with your doctor. Many people don’t get what they need from their doctor’s office appointment in this modern age of 10-minute doctor visits. They complain about it but don’t know how fix[...]
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Women, and Black Men and Women, Wait Longer at the ER for Diagnosis and Treatment of a Heart Attack.

Sexism and bigotry in the emergency room. Sexism and bigotry are still alive and well in medicine. I have experienced this often during my 40 years in medicine. Women are considered hysterical to the medical man (and some women) which[...]
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What is an Immunization and How do they Work?

Dr. Maupin explains immunizations from a scientific medical perspective. The last year and a half, many new words have been introduced into common daily conversations of Americans, and one of these words is immunization, a word that was previously limited[...]
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Pap Smears have been Replaced with HPV Testing.

There are many benefits to having an annual GYN exam that includes a Pap Smear. Due to a new trend in medicine that believes that less is more, the Pap Smear has been benched in lieu of a more specific[...]
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The Apple iPhone Health Heart can save your life!

This may save more lives than anything we have talked about in our 500 Healthcasts. During this time of quarantine we all need something to do that is positive and protective, right? I think one of the best things you[...]
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Fast Tracking Drugs at the FDA

How do new drugs obtain FDA approval? This week we are examining the process the FDA calls Fast Tracking of drugs. Fast track is a process designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of drugs to treat serious[...]
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Are Pharmacies and Insurance Companies Practicing Medicine Without a License?

Do Insurance Companies and Pharmacies have a Hidden Medical Agenda? In order to practice medicine legally, one must acquire an education which is specified and regulated by state law. These requirements are very precise and complex, they require an education[...]
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Democrats are having the wrong Healthcare Debate

Current issues with Healthcare in America. This week’s conversation is based on an article which appeared in the New York Times on August 2 of 2019. The article was an essay by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a physician and the provost[...]
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The Business of Healthcare Depends on the Exploitation of Doctors and Nurses

Do you wonder why healthcare costs so much, and where does the money go? According to a recent New York Times article there are now 10 administrators for every doctor working in hospitals in America. The number of administrators has[...]
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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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