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A Proposal for REAL Health Care Reform That Attacks Skewed Incentives by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When politicians propose health care reforms, they tend to either pander to strong interest groups or they push some blatant political agenda, such as moving to government ... Read on »
About That Health Care Reform Bill, From Someone Who HAS Read It by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Has anybody actually read the health care reform bill?  This young lady has, and she’s posted a video on CNN’s iReport where she describes what’s in the bill. Funn ... Read on »
About That Health Care Reform Bill, From Someone Who HAS Read It by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Has anybody actually read the health care reform bill?  This young lady has, and she’s posted a video on CNN’s iReport where she describes what’s in the bill. Funny, ... Read on »
Americans Getting Fatter by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine More Americans, including children, are obese according to a recent report from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.  “Adult obesity rates now exceed 25 percent in 31 stat ... Read on »
Ask These Questions Before You Join a Clinical Trial by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What do you need to know before you join a clinical trial? Some patients are so desperate they think taking part in a clinical trial is better than nothing, but not all tr ... Read on »
Avoiding Medical Bill Disasters by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Worried that a health care-related bill could bankrupt you? You’re not alone, this is an increasingly common fear in these harsh economic times.  And it is not just people w ... Read on »
Breast Cancer and Micrometastases: More Treatment is Better by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Women with early-stage breast cancer who have even the slightest signs of disease spread to the lymph nodes do better with more aggressive treatment, according to a new st ... Read on »
Breast Cancer and Micrometastases: More Treatment is Better by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Women with early-stage breast cancer who have even the slightest signs of disease spread to the lymph nodes do better with more aggressive treatment, according to a new stud ... Read on »
Cheap Drug Combo Cuts Heart Attack and Stroke Risk by More Than Half by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A cheap combination of three pills helped patients lower their risk of heart attack or stroke by as much as 80% if they took the medicine regularly, according to a study pub ... Read on »
Disease Foundations Get New Clout, But Face New Risks as Well by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Disease foundations have been taking a larger role in drug discovery and development.  The financial crisis has made it easier for such groups to get partnerships with bio ... Read on »
Does the Weather Worsen Your Ills? MediClim Service May Alert You by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Do certain weather patterns worsen your arthritis or trigger your migraines? An intriguing  free service called MediClim sends subscribers alerts about impending weather t ... Read on »
Dueling Doc Raps Teach Kids To Avoid H1N1 by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine That's the latest "doc rap" on H1N1 to hit the airwaves, and I think it's a great one for kids. Many of you have probably seen the terrific rap video by Dr. John Clarke ... Read on »
Eat Fish With Less Worry: Go to Fish4Health by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sadly, many of us today are worried about the possible downsides of eating fish, especially pregnant or nursing women. After all, some fish are literal depots for the b ... Read on »
Eat Fish With Less Worry: Go to Fish4Health by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sadly, many of us today are worried about the possible downsides of eating fish, especially pregnant or nursing women. After all, some fish are literal depots for the bad ... Read on »
End-of-Life Counseling Isn’t Just Good, It’s Essential by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine How did the idea that Medicare should pay for “end-of-life” counseling suddenly become such a hot button in the health care debate?  Because confused people seem to think ... Read on »
End-of-Life Counseling Isn’t Just Good, It’s Essential by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine How did the idea that Medicare should pay for “end-of-life” counseling suddenly become such a hot button in the health care debate?  Because confused people seem to think th ... Read on »
End-of-Life Counseling: What the Bill Says and Why It Matters by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Does the “end-of-life counseling provision in the House health care reform bill put us on the road to euthanasia? Or is it good news for patients?  I’ve already said I ... Read on »
End-of-Life Counseling: What the Bill Says and Why It Matters by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Does the “end-of-life counseling provision in the House health care reform bill put us on the road to euthanasia? Or is it good news for patients?  I’ve already said I t ... Read on »
Farrah Fawcett, Celebrity and Patient Privacy Champion, Dies at Age 62 by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Actress Farrah Fawcett died of cancer this morning at a Santa Monica, CA hospital.  She’s famous for her rapid rise to pinup status, spurred by her role in the 1970s TV sh ... Read on »
Free Drugs From Pfizer is Latest Concession to the Recession by Malorye Allison Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Drug giant Pfizer is the latest health care player to step forward and offer assistance to the recently unemployed.  Through its new MAINTAIN program, Pfizer will give awa ... Read on »