Healthcare

Healthcare (and some politics!)
Information on the healthcare industry and its influences, such as the community, communication and politics.


Cannabis and Performance

Let’s face it… pot is in the political spotlight and the needs of the many are winning. As worldly clinicians tout the legitimacy of its use for treating conditions such as epilepsy and others remain afraid of its stereotypes, the freedom to choose to use is beginning to rumble loudly.…

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Coronary Stents: Accelerating a Modern Gold Rush?

General hospitals derive approximately 40% of their revenue from cardiovascular procedures.  According to the 2016 Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, a physician practicing invasive cardiology generates a net annual revenue of $2,448,136 for his or her respective facility. The reason may be obvious: cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills more people…

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ECG Knowledge Bank – Continuously Updated!

Since beginning employment at Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital, I’ve become increasingly fascinated with the physiology behind cardiac dysrhythmias and ECG strips.  The great thing about the gig: each 12-hour shift is different – for those with inquisitive, analytical personalities, it feeds your need. Each day comes with its own challenges.  Even within…

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Stop Blaming Autism on Vaccines Already!

I recently read an article in the Washington Post discussing how Republican frontrunner Donald Trump still believes that vaccinations are to blame for autism in children. Why this is even a topic of his campaign I am not sure, but it is and that is a fact.  And, at the…

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Healthcare “Reform” Act

As a simple, and somewhat ignorant statement, I would say I, and many others for the same reasons, support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or simply ACA). This is based on the idea (or ideal) that everyone deserves medical coverage, and without diving into reputable literature, on the…

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Social Media and Healthcare: A Storm?

Social media is the most modern form of mass communication. It’s quick, it’s personal, it can be superficial or deep. It delivers the news, however uncanny or serious is up to the author and seeker. You could consider it a platform to replace town hall meetings, public debates of various…

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