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Most Parents Want to Email Doctors, But Not So Many Want to Pay

Chiro.Org Blog: A new national survey finds that most parents want online options from kids’ health care providers, but half say it should be free, according to a new University of Michigan Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. […]

How a drug went from $50 to $28,000 a vial

Chiro.Org Blog: The doctor was dumbfounded: a drug that used to cost $50 was now selling for $28,000 for a 5-milliliter vial. […]

The Supreme Court’s health care decision: What it does—and does not—mean

Source Harvard Health Blog

Anthony Komaroff, M.D., Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Publications

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (which I’ll just call the Law) in 2010 was regarded as a landmark event in U.S. history. Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court, which largely upholds the Law, […]

Newer antimicrobial therapies proposed may lead to resistance of human innate immune response.

But like antibiotics, bacteria can evolve resistance to AMPs, risking the possibility that bacteria will also be able to resist the first arm of the human immune system. […]

Doctors Going Broke

Source CNN

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Doctors in America are harboring an embarrassing secret: Many of them are going broke.

This quiet reality, which is spreading nationwide, is claiming a wide range of casualties, including family physicians, cardiologists and oncologists.

Industry watchers say the trend is worrisome. Half of all doctors […]

To Fix Health, Help the Poor

Studies show that to improve health care, invest more money in social services.

Source The NY Times Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor

IT’S common knowledge that the United States spends more than any other country on health care but still ranks in the bottom half of industrialized countries in outcomes like life […]

New International Health Survey of Sicker Adults Finds Those With a Medical Home Fare Better

Chronically and Seriously Ill U.S. Adults Stand Out for Skipping Needed Care Due to Costs and Struggling with Medical Debt

Source Commonwealth Fund

New York, NY, November 9, 2011—Chronically and seriously ill adults who received care from a medical home—an accessible primary care practice that helps coordinate care—were less likely to report medical […]

Smokers and the obese cheaper to care for, study shows

Source New York Times

Preventing obesity and smoking can save lives, but it does not save money, according to a new report.

It costs more to care for healthy people who live years longer, according to a Dutch study that counters the common perception that preventing obesity would save governments millions […]

World Spine Care

Source WorldSpineCare.org

World Spine Care was founded in 2008, the inspiration of Scott Haldeman, a leading figure in the assessment and treatment of spinal disorders. World Spine Care has rapidly attracted a world-class leadership team around its vision of universal care for the devastation caused by spinal disorders in the developing world. The […]

Congress Moves to Expand Chiropractic Services to Veterans and Military Beneficiaries

Chiropractic Profession Urged to Enlist Support from Local Members of Congress

Source The American Chiropractic Association

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) today expressed support for newly introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives designed to expand the availability of the services delivered by chiropractic physicians […]

Concierge Chiropractic

Chicago, IL (PRWEB)

Doctors Bryan Abrams and Anthony Ries have recently launched Concierge Chiropractic, a new business venture that brings treatment directly to the patient’s residence or business in downtown Chicago (specifically Gold Coast, River North, and Streeterville) Chicago. The doctors come equipped with a portable table, doctor’s kit, assistant and patient gowns […]

The Concierge Practice

Sources:

Modern Medicine, How to set up a concierge practice The Health Care Blog

Doc, you realize your office is a lot like Disney World,” an unhappy patient quipped to Mark R. Wheeler, an internist in Louisville. “It’s a three-hour wait for a 20-second ride.”

“That comment […]

Health insurers shifting costs ahead of law – report

Source Reuters By Susan Heavey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some of the largest U.S. health insurers are changing their accounting practices to book administration costs as medical costs in an attempt to circumvent new industry reforms, according to a U.S. Senate panel’s report released on Thursday.

Under the healthcare law passed in March, insurers must adjust […]

US Health Care Bill

Source Reuters Here is a more in depth article from Wikipedia.

WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR OF ENACTMENT

* Insurance companies will be barred from dropping people from coverage when they get sick. Lifetime coverage limits will be eliminated and annual limits are to be restricted. * Insurers will be barred from excluding children for […]

What Might Have Been

Source New York Times