Healthcare

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


SSRIs for Anxiety: The Wrong Prescription?

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the newest and most widely used class of antidepressants on the market today. Furthermore, they are prescribed for more than the treatment of depression. Individuals with bioplar disorder may also be placed on a regimen of SSRIs to augment their primary medication, or in the case…

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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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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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