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Obi Jo

New Orleans, Louisiana
BA, MD, FACS, professor, researcher, patent holder, published author . . . then patient . . . now retired and focused on health reform, medical care and wellness issues. Blogging at: www.realhealthreformonline.com and www.benkazie.com
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Grapes: Defenders Against Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Eating grapes may well slow what for a large number of American's is a downhill spiral of high blood pressure and insulin resistance eventually leading to heart disease and ... Read on »
Online Prescription Long Lash Drug May Be Risky by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Latisse, a new and very popular medication for persons with a hair disorder (eyelash hypotrichosis) is a prescription product produced hy Allergan.   LATISSE® solution is a pr ... Read on »
Mental Health Reform Just a Taste of Battles Ahead by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Major controversy is now in play over new rules issued by the Obama administration related to enforcement of a 2008 law requiring equal insurance coverage for the treatmen ... Read on »
Massive Recall of Children's Medicines by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The public, via consumer complaints about certain over-the-counter children's medications spurred the investigation that led to a recall of more than 40 different products bec ... Read on »
Massive Recall of Children’s Medicines by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The public, via consumer complaints about certain over-the-counter children’s medications spurred the investigation that led to a recall of more than 40 different produc ... Read on »
First Prostate Cancer "Vaccine" Approved by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Cancer The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a unique cancer treatment ("vaccine") to help boost the body's immune system to fight prostate cancer that has spread and which ... Read on »
Increased Access - But No Doctor Is In by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Who will take care of all the patients?   That is a question being asked by many in the health care field.   Physicians, especially those in primary care fields (family medici ... Read on »
Increased Access – But No Doctor Is In by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Who will take care of all the patients?  That is a question being asked by many in the health care field.  Physicians, especially those in primary care fields (family me ... Read on »
Autism May Be Linked to Educational Level by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2892156/autism_may_be_linked_to_educati Surprising data from a recent study suggest that clusters of autism have been identified ... Read on »
Women and Heart Disease by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2868586/women_and_heart_disease_.html?c Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans.   There are many areas of confusion ... Read on »
States Take Lead in Medical Liability Reform by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The entire issue of tort reform has been much in the news over the past several weeks.  The new health care bill does little to address this issue beyond allocating so ... Read on »
Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Alzheimer's & Dementia Development of Drugs that Fight Cause of Alzhemier's is Key Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder named for German physician Alois Alzheimer.   He first described the ... Read on »
Health Bill Back to House for New Vote by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Federal Takeover of Student Loan Program Found to Have Two Senate Rules Violations Now the health care bill must go back to the House for another vote.  Why?  Becaus ... Read on »
Individual Mandate to Have Health Insurance by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Is it legal?  Is IRS enforcement the best we can do? It is a fact, that every citizen SHOULD have health insurance as a function of being a good citizen of the Repub ... Read on »
President Signs Health Bill Into Law by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy So now after over a  year of intense debate inside and outside of the beltway, a health care reform bill has passed.  Today, President Obama signed it into law.  For now ... Read on »
QUICK POST: Pelosi says NO to Stupak, Yes to Public Funding of Abortion by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California), has said there will be NO separate votes of any kind, including any or the abortion language issue.  This is a major blow to pro-lif ... Read on »
The "Progressive" Destruction of Healthcare by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Vote Buying and Elbow Twisting Continues Unabated in Congress COMMENTARY: The plan now being pushed to a vote in Congress is basically the same ill conceived one outl ... Read on »
The “Progressive” Destruction of Healthcare by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy COMMENTARY: The plan now being pushed to a vote in Congress is basically the same ill conceived one outlined by the Senate before the end of 2009.  The only thing ... Read on »
Skin Cancer Epidemic In U.S. by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2797820/skin_cancer_now_an_epidemic_in_ Non-melanoma skin cancer cases increasing The combination of an aging population (aide ... Read on »
The Hippocratic Oath by Obi Jo Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Is it a Vanishing Oath? The Hippocratic Oath (OrkoV) is the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear that he/she will uphold a numbe ... Read on »