Medical Economics

October 31, 2021

I need you help in spreading the word about my next book, “The Best Gift”

THIS LIMITED OFFER ENDS VERY SOON! DON’T DELAY!!! Dear Friends, A free digital copy of my newest book, The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning […]
October 29, 2021

Will the proposed graphic warnings on cigarette packs work?

New research into the effects of “graphic health warnings on cigarette packs” estimates that “the percentage of people smoking in the U.S. will drop from about 14 […]
October 28, 2021

Why is there a no-chemo revolution in treating breast cancer?

The New York Times reported that a “quiet revolution in breast cancer treatment” is underway in which there is “a slow chipping away at the number of people […]
October 27, 2021

What is the new alarm about fake pain pills and fatalities?

The Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, issued a public warning that a growing number of fake pills bought online are laced with potentially lethal amounts of the synthetic […]
October 26, 2021

What percent of children don’t get enough sleep?

New research reports that about 35 percent of children aged 4 months to 17 years sleep less than recommended for their age. based on parental reporting.
October 25, 2021

Is acetaminophen during pregnancy now considered risky?

Pregnancy can be a time of great joy and expectation for a young family. But a pregnant woman needs to be especially careful of what she […]
October 22, 2021

Shoulder injury after vaccination administration (SIRVA)

Cases of shoulder injury related to vaccine administration, called SIRVA have been reported following COVID-19 vaccination, but these reports are rare and are not exclusive to the COVID-19 […]
October 21, 2021

Plant-rich diet reduces odds for COVID

People who eat plenty of fruits and vegetables may have a somewhat lower risk of COVID than those with unhealthy diets, a new study from the journal Gut […]
July 6, 2009

Health Myth #1: “The U.S. has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the developed world.”

This is the first in a series of commonly reported, and even more commonly believed, health myths. This series is based upon the research from Fox […]
July 8, 2009

Health Myth #2: “About 46 million Americans lack access to health insurance.”

This is the second in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 10, 2009

Health Myth #3: “The uninsured can’t afford to buy coverage.”

This is the third in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 15, 2009

Health Myth #5: “The estimated 45 million people without health insurance lacked health insurance for every day of the year.”

This is the fifth in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 18, 2009

Health Myth #6: “Government-run universal health care would increase the international competitiveness of U.S. companies.”

This is the sixth in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 20, 2009

Health Myth #7: “The cost of uncompensated care for the uninsured significantly increases hospital costs.”

This is the seventh in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information: