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The Costs of Medical Care & The Future of Medicine – PART 7

Unnecessary Procedures, Drugs, Hospitalizations and Other elements of Care BY:  Stephen C. Schimpff, MD Physicians and patients (and their loved ones) need to accept sometimes that death is inevitable. None of us want to die and certainly not just now. But sometimes that is what is going to happen no matter what modern medical miracles …

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Classic Macaroni and Cheese with Low Fat Alternatives

Low-fat cheese and skim milk help to make this favorite dish better for you than traditional, with all the same flavor. Ingredients: 2 cups macaroni ½ cup onions, chopped ½ cup evaporated milk, fat-free 1 medium egg, beaten ¼ tsp black pepper 1¼ cups sharp cheddar cheese (4 oz), finely shredded, low-fat non-stick cooking oil …

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Trying To Put A Value On The Doctor-Patient Relationship

“This article nails the current healthcare climate… If you haven’t read this yet…  you need to, it’s the reason behind we do what we do. ”   – Hiren Doshi, CEO Paragon Private Health Summary: In its push for profits, the u.s. health care system has made it difficult for patients to get personal attention from …

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The Costs of Medical Care & The Future of Medicine – PART 5

A Malpractice System That Does Not Improve Care But Costs Far Too Much BY:  Stephen C. Schimpff, MD Today’s system is a disaster. Our system of malpractice does everything wrong. It encourages secrecy, it slows the payment, it discourages apology, and it does nothing to prevent the same error from occurring in the future. In …

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Weekly Wellness: Spinach Salad for Spring and Summer

Today is National Picnic Day #NationalPicnicDay. Consider this fresh spinach salad for a picnic lunch. This recipe provides 2.5 fruit and vegetable servings per person. Ingredients 3 cups baby spinach leaves, well washed and dried 1 cup seasonal fresh vegetables or fruits of your choice such as raw sugar snap peas, strawberry halves, blueberries, or …

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The Costs of Medical Care & The Future of Medicine – PART 4

America’s High Cost of Pharmaceuticals Compared to Other Countries BY:  Stephen C. Schimpff, MD Some, including many of our political leaders, advocate for re-importing drugs from Canada that were made in America. But we need to focus on the real issue and deal with that. Drugs are very expensive to bring to market. The pharmaceutical …

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