Monthly Archive: March 2007

Mar 30 2007

Malpractice Goes Online

Michael Skolnik, age 22, was playing the with family dog when he blacked out. A series of errors ensued, including neurosurgery by an inexperienced doctor who already had a malpractice claim against him in another state. After two years of hell, during which he couldn’t walk or talk, Michael died. Do you realize that it’s …

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Mar 30 2007

Emergency Room Nightmares: Tell Your Tale

I was contacted by a news reporter who is doing a story to help patients advocate for themselves in emergency room situations. She is looking for people who live in Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio or Western NY to interview. Can you help? Of so, please contact me by email and I will forward your contact information …

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Mar 29 2007

Stents, Angioplasty and the Almighty Dollar

The COURAGE study has caused a flutter. A perfect example of my continual assertion: American Healthcare is not about health or care: it’s about sickness and money. Yesterday, for my radio show, I interviewed Dr. Robert Carhart, a cardiologist from University Hospital in Syracuse, NY. During the show we like to go behind the medical …

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Mar 27 2007

The Edwards’ Decision: Their Business

A disclaimer here: my opinions have nothing to do with politics. Those who know me know I am NOT a political being. My opinions are about people and their healthcare decision-making. ………………………………. At least a dozen people have asked me what I think of Elizabeth and John Edwards decision to keep campaigning despite the recurrence …

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Mar 27 2007

The Edwards’ Decision: Their Business

A disclaimer here: my opinions have nothing to do with politics. Those who know me know I am NOT a political being. My opinions are about people and their healthcare decision-making. ………………………………. At least a dozen people have asked me what I think of Elizabeth and John Edwards decision to keep campaigning despite the recurrence …

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