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Theranos Opens 2 Wellness Centers in Phoenix Walgreens Drug Stores- Express Blood Tests at Half the Cost of What Medicare Pays by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 13 Nov 2013 10:36pm Recently Theranos was in the news with opening their first wellness center in a Walgreens Drug store in Palo Alto, where Theranos is headquartered.  Today two new centers have opened in the Phoenix area.  For a little back tracking you can read the link below to where several types of blood tests are offered at half of what Medicare pays.  ... Read on »
The HSE and Cost Cutting Part 2) Getting a blood test done: Posted by Dr. Jane Doe by Boards Medics Posted Tue 14 Oct 2008 5:00am “A penny saved is a penny earned.” “Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.” “Waste not, want not.” My grandfather was quite thrifty. He used to love those old chestnuts above. He was a great one for shopping around, and finding a bargain, and loved budgeting etc. Unsurprisingly he was a financial advisor fo ... Read on »
Theranos, Inc. And Walgreens Partner to Offer In Store Lab Tests Requiring a Few Small Drops of Blood, The Cost For Each Test = by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Sep 2013 10:20pm This has been quit a story that has been developing for years with the company Walgreens is now going to business with, Theranos.   This also stands to be a bit disruption to how we perform and get lab tests.  LabCorp and Quest I’m sure have been watching it closer than anyone else as they are the ones who stand to be impacted by a new process ... Read on »
Noninvasive Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial by Medline Plus Posted Thu 28 Oct 2010 1:00pm Stool-based screen beats current versions, but results must be replicated in larger trials, experts say Thursday, October 28, 2010 THURSDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A new noninvasive test to detect pre-cancerous polyps and colon tumors appears to be more accurate than current noninva ... Read on »
Noninvasive Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise in Early Trial by HealthFinder Posted Thu 28 Oct 2010 10:00am healthnewslink Stool-based screen beats current versions, but results must be replicated in larger trials, experts say. By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Online Sign Up and Nationwide Testing Program Launched for Type 1 Diabetes Network by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 May 2013 4:18am People with a family history of type 1 diabetes can now conveniently participate in free screening to help find ways to delay or prevent the disease, even if they live far from a study site. This alternative to site-based initial screening comes as modern technology enables more secure online registration for medical research. After v ... Read on »
Experimental Test May Warn of Premature Births by HealthFinder Posted Wed 20 Apr 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink It identifies proteins in blood, but it's not foolproof. By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Health Headlines - March 19 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Food Industry a Target in Obesity Fight It's tempting to blame big food companies for America's big obesity problem. After all, they're the folks who Supersized our fries, family-portioned our potato chips and Big Gulped our sodas. There's also the billions they've spent keeping their products ever on our minds and in our mouths. Likened ... Read on »
Genetic warfarin test not cost-effective in guiding initial dosing of common blood thinner by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 5:14pm We want personalized medicine to move forward, but now we are back to the same question, who’s going to pay for the Warfarin Test?  As just the opposite is occurring in the UK from a prior post.  They want folks to have the test. London has taken a pioneering step into the world of personalized medicine, opening a hospital clinic that will dec ... Read on »
Why should hospitals charge more for IP services? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 09 Jul 2013 10:01pm When I was admitted into hospital for the first time after my kidney disease was diagnosed, one of the things that surprised me was that the charges for all services, procedures and tests were about 20% higher while I was admitted compared to when I was an outpatient! This struck me as weird and unfair. If anything, since you are actually ad ... Read on »