Monthly Archives: January 2014

How To Find Your Passion & Purpose

By Shift Doctors The Shift Doctors (Marion Ross, Ph.D. and Tracy Latz, M.D.) have taught classes and seminars in personal transformation since 2002. They have come together to assist people with transforming anger/resentment, guilt/shame, disappointment/heartache, stress, fear/anxiety, lack of self-love, & grief/loss, and then reacquaint people … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t Doctors More Tech-Savvy?

Email access, online scheduling, and electronic records would all make healthcare easier for patients. Here’s why some doctors are still reluctant to modernize. OLGA KHAZANJAN 21 2014, 8:30 AM ET (Taken from The Atlantic) AP Whenever I feel like taking … Continue reading

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Nearly half of black men are arrested by age 23: crime study

Nearly 50 percent of black men and 40 percent of white men are arrested at least once on non-traffic-related crimes by the time they turn 23, according to a new study. One of the authors of the study published this … Continue reading

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NYS HOSPITAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE LAW

Hospitals Must Provide Charity Care Assistance Program February 14, 2012 Author: Trilby de Jung Charity care refers to free or low cost care provided by hospitals to uninsured or underinsured patients. New York State has provided significant state funding to hospitals for charity … Continue reading

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The ‘No More Tears’ Shampoo, Now With No Formaldehyde

            SKILLMAN, N.J. — The only hint that something is different inside millions of bottles of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo arriving on store shelves are two words: “Improved Formula.” The shampoo has the same amber hue, … Continue reading

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Lots of New Patients, Too Few Doctors

The first thing my new patient did when she walked into my office was breath an enormous sigh of relief. “It was so hard to get this appointment with you,” she said. “It took weeks!” Unfortunately, my patient is not … Continue reading

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Public Hospitals Hope to Attract More Upscale Patients Under Affordable Care Act

Seeking affordable health insurance, Todd Obolsky, a consultant, signed up with MetroPlus, unaware that it was the health insurance plan of New York’s public hospital system. Michael Rubenstein for The New York Times Todd Obolsky lives in a studio apartment in … Continue reading

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A Busy Doctor’s Right Hand, Ever Ready to Type

By KATIE HAFNER  (original article) January 12, 2014 DALLAS — Amid the controlled chaos that defines an average afternoon in an urban emergency department, Dr. Marian Bednar, an emergency room physician at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, entered the exam room of … Continue reading

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Report Finds More Flaws in Digitizing Patient Files

Although the federal government is spending more than $22 billion to encourage hospitals and doctors to adopt electronic health records, it has failed to put safeguards in place to prevent the technology from being used for inflating costs and overbilling, … Continue reading

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Texas mother dies of flu at age 29, was otherwise healthy: report

A husband and three children are left grieving after an otherwise healthy 29-year-old woman died of the flu virus. Alice Jones, 29, died Jan. 6 at University General Hospital in Dallas after being sick for four days, ABC News reported. … Continue reading

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