Monthly Archive: April 2007

Apr 30 2007

MRSA Costs Hospitals Big Money!

I’ll admit it. I was very skeptical when a link for a research report about the cost of hospital infections to hospitals – was sent to me. I’ve never typed these words out loud before, but I’ve always thought that one reasons hospitals ignored (didn’t try to alleviate) MRSA and other hospital-acquired-infections (HAIs) is because …

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Apr 29 2007

Alzheimer’s, A Conversation

This morning on my radio show, we aired my interview with Dr. Sharon Brangman, geriatrician and expert in Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. As the daughter of a mother who is in the advanced stages of this horrible disease, I was moved to tears by the conversation. It was an opportunity to learn more about …

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Apr 29 2007

Alzheimer’s, A Conversation

This morning on my radio show, we aired my interview with Dr. Sharon Brangman, geriatrician and expert in Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. As the daughter of a mother who is in the advanced stages of this horrible disease, I was moved to tears by the conversation. It was an opportunity to learn more about …

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Apr 27 2007

Alternative Primary Care: Retainer, Concierge, Boutique and Spa

There’s a movement underway among primary care physicians to shift their sources of income, and it could have a profound effect on how we patients view our relationships with our doctors, not to mention our outcomes when it comes to medical problems. If you remember the Marcus Welby days, or if you’re old enough to …

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Apr 26 2007

Two Sides of the Hospital Safety Mouth

Hospitals may SAY they are trying to improve patient safety, but the errors are increasing anyway. While mandating that error rates improve, and making loud noises so the public thinks they mean it, hospitals are at the same time tying at least an arm, and possibly a leg behind their worker’s backs. More patients are …

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