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Baby's Breath, Garlic Breath, and now Cancer Breath

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  A study published in the October issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology showed that breath testing could be used to distinguish between lung nodules that were cancerous from those that were benign. Volatile organic compounds in the breath of people with lung cancer could be identified using gas chromatography with mass spectrometry. This is a much...

Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work?

submitted by: admin on 11/08/2017
An article published in the January 2014 issue of Health Affairs reported on cost effectiveness of PepsiCo's workplace wellness program and reported that it had no significant value when it came to financial benefit or for cutting absenteeism, quitting smoking, or reducing weight. They went on to state that regular screening for early detection of diseases...

FDA Considering Prescription Drugs Without a Prescription

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  The FDA is considering offering many prescription drugs without a prescription at pharmacies where a few questions would be asked and medicine dispensed like through a vending machine! Most insurances would not be required to pay for such costs and patients would be largely on their own to determine the need and safety of their purchases. While...

Music Benefits Surgical Patients

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  A study out of the University of Kentucky published in November of 2012 in the Southern Medical Journal showed that music therapy can benefit patients pre-operatively, intra-operatively, and post-operatively. They found that patients needed less sedative medication, recovered more quickly, had shorter ICU stays, felt better, and had lower hospital...

Should MDs be Paid for Performance?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Pay-for-performance schemes financially reward MDs for hitting special numerical targets such as hospital stay, readmissions, use of certain drugs, and cost controls. An article in the August issue of the British Medical Journal take the position that pay-for-performance will do more harm than good by changing the mindset of the physician. The Accountable Care...

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