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Comparing Hospice Care - The Lesson of Sy Syms

Aug 18 2017 - 10:08

The Center for Medicare Services (CMS) unveiled their latest consumer tool, a comparison of Hospice care, aptly titled Hospice Compare. Despite it being an expensive regulatory requirement, critics say that it sheds little light for the consumer.

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Comparing Hospice Care - The Lesson of Sy Syms

Aug 18 2017 - 10:08

The Center for Medicare Services (CMS) unveiled their latest consumer tool, a comparison of Hospice care, aptly titled Hospice Compare. Despite it being an expensive regulatory requirement, critics say that it sheds little light for the consumer.

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Peanut Allergy Might Be A Thing Of The Past!

Aug 18 2017 - 07:08

Peanut allergy is among a parent's worst nightmares — a child is at constant risk of life-threatening reactions. But relief is likely on the way. Australian researchers found that their protocol to desensitize allergic children was effective in many for 4 years after treatment had ended.

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Peanut Allergy Might Be A Thing Of The Past!

Aug 18 2017 - 07:08

Peanut allergy is among a parent's worst nightmares — a child is at constant risk of life-threatening reactions. But relief is likely on the way. Australian researchers found that their protocol to desensitize allergic children was effective in many for 4 years after treatment had ended.

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Netflix Is The Last Place You'll Find A Pro-Science Documentary

Aug 18 2017 - 06:08

Netflix has declined to carry the agriculture documentary called "Food Evolution", for reasons they refused to specify. Like all documentaries, it is clearly a passion project so when disappointments like that happen, passions run high as well, and lots of speculation occurs among the fans. Some believe it's a conspiracy against science, that Netflix is politically aligned with the groups who make their money scaring people about food. (1) Others give them a pass and say science documentaries are probably just not a draw for their audience.

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Netflix Is The Last Place You'll Find A Pro-Science Documentary

Aug 18 2017 - 06:08

Netflix has declined to carry the agriculture documentary called "Food Evolution", for reasons they refused to specify. Like all documentaries, it is clearly a passion project so when disappointments like that happen, passions run high as well, and lots of speculation occurs among the fans. Some believe it's a conspiracy against science, that Netflix is politically aligned with the groups who make their money scaring people about food. (1) Others give them a pass and say science documentaries are probably just not a draw for their audience.

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Man, 13 Cattle Die from Manure Gas

Aug 17 2017 - 19:08

There are three basic facts about death: (1) We all have to die. (2) All young deaths are tragic deaths. (3) Some of us die in ways that are more interesting than others, and those deaths often make their way into case reports. This story involves all three.

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Man, 13 Cattle Die from Manure Gas

Aug 17 2017 - 19:08

There are three basic facts about death: (1) We all have to die. (2) All young deaths are tragic deaths. (3) Some of us die in ways that are more interesting than others, and those deaths often make their way into case reports. This story involves all three.

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Humans and Gorillas Have This Complaint In Common-- Any Guesses?

Aug 17 2017 - 16:08

Given the political morass consuming all of the oxygen in the room on social media and every news outlet, a pivot to human and gorilla medical commonalities seemed a worthwhile departure.

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Humans and Gorillas Have This Complaint In Common-- Any Guesses?

Aug 17 2017 - 16:08

Given the political morass consuming all of the oxygen in the room on social media and every news outlet, a pivot to human and gorilla medical commonalities seemed a worthwhile departure.

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Mylan Pays - Sort of - For Greed and Medicaid Fraud

Aug 17 2017 - 16:08

Mylan - best known for jacking up the price of the EpiPen and misclassifying it to underpay Medicaid rebates - is perpetuating big pharma's stereotype of unscrupulous behavior. This week, they settled in court for a fraction of the money they made through their scheme that bilked both their customers and the government. 

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Mylan Pays - Sort of - For Greed and Medicaid Fraud

Aug 17 2017 - 16:08

Mylan - best known for jacking up the price of the EpiPen and misclassifying it to underpay Medicaid rebates - is perpetuating big pharma's stereotype of unscrupulous behavior. This week, they settled in court for a fraction of the money they made through their scheme that bilked both their customers and the government. 

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Physicians Increasingly See 'Single Payer' As The Answer To Payment Reform

Aug 17 2017 - 07:08

Increasing number of physicians support a 'single-payer' system. Is this the panacea to control health care costs?

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Physicians Increasingly See 'Single Payer' As The Answer To Payment Reform

Aug 17 2017 - 07:08

Increasing number of physicians support a 'single-payer' system. Is this the panacea to control health care costs?

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Polypharmacy Problems Go Beyond Tiger Woods

Aug 16 2017 - 19:08

The just released toxicology report from Tiger Woods' DUI arrest confirmed the presence of five drugs. Self-medicating and multi-drug use are rampant societal issues addressed in this article.

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Polypharmacy Problems Go Beyond Tiger Woods

Aug 16 2017 - 19:08

The just released toxicology report from Tiger Woods' DUI arrest confirmed the presence of five drugs. Self-medicating and multi-drug use are rampant societal issues addressed in this article.

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The 10 Most Livable (and Unlivable) Cities in the World

Aug 16 2017 - 19:08

No U.S. cities are in the top 10. Thankfully, no U.S. cities are in the bottom 10, either.

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The 10 Most Livable (and Unlivable) Cities in the World

Aug 16 2017 - 19:08

No U.S. cities are in the top 10. Thankfully, no U.S. cities are in the bottom 10, either.

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Teaching "Old Dogs" New Tricks Can Be Good For Them

Aug 16 2017 - 11:08

Maybe old dogs can't learn new tricks — but old people can. Researchers have demonstrated that older folks can learn new exercises that can help them improve their mobility, and likely their overall health.

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Impossible Burger's Bloody Dilemma

Aug 16 2017 - 10:08

Plant Based News [1], published an article entitled Impossible Foods CEO speaks Out Over Animal Testing Row: ‘It was an agonizing decision.’ Here is the first breathlessly sentence, “Impossible Foods boss Pat Brown has addressed the controversy of his company testing a product on animals - calling the move a difficult choice between 'the greater good and ideological purity.' [Italics added] It is time to unpack the statement.

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