Medical Economics

May 19, 2022

Barb and I “Walk for Life” in two weeks as Crisis Pregnancy Centers come under attack

It’s my and Barb’s 20th year of participating in Life Network‘s “Walk for Life.” If you don’t support a Crisis Pregnancy Center, we hope you’ll consider […]
May 18, 2022

Marketing of unhealthy foods still reaches US children, study finds

A report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health at the University of Connecticut found that most U.S. children are still vulnerable to brand […]
May 17, 2022

Nice review of last fall’s book release: The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons

In the fall of 2021, I published the first book looking back at my family medicine practice years with John Hartman, MD, in Kissimmee, Florida (1985-2001). […]
May 16, 2022

COVID the 3rd-leading cause of U.S. deaths — Vaccines could have prevented over half

COVID-19 accounted for 460,513 deaths in the US last year, up almost 20% from 2020, making it the third-leading cause of death in the country for […]
May 13, 2022

Marijuana may increase heart attack risk, study finds

Researchers analyzed data on more than 11,000 people between 40 and 69 years old who smoked marijuana at least once every month and discovered a strong […]
May 12, 2022

Seven hours of sleep appears to be ideal night’s rest, study suggests

CNN reports research indicates that “around seven hours of sleep is the ideal night’s rest.”
May 11, 2022

Long COVID – Another reason for the vaccine instead of natural infection

CNN reports that “emerging research suggests that a small portion of people who now live with long COVID may have shown no COVID-19 symptoms at all when […]
May 10, 2022

Study: Vegetarian diets appear to be healthy for growing children

HealthDay reports, “Vegetarian diets are a healthy choice for growing kids – though they may slightly raise the odds of youngsters being underweight, a … study suggests.”
July 22, 2009

Health Myth #8: “Nationalized health care would not impact patient waiting times.”

This is the eighth in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. And, it’s very interesting […]
July 22, 2009

Webcast Thursday to Educate Pro-Lifers About the Dangers of Obama’s Health Care

There is a coalition of pro-life leaders who are alarmed that we pro-lifers unaware of what is at stake with some of the Health Care Plans […]
July 24, 2009

Health Myth #9: “Insurers cover less today than they did in the past.”

This is the ninth and last in a series of commonly believed health myths based upon the research from Fox News analyst James Farrell. More Information:
July 24, 2009

New Analysis of the Myth: “46 Million Americans Without Health Insurance”

Advocates for expanding taxpayer-subsidized health insurance through Universal Health and their allies in the press, repeat this 46 million number constantly. Let us walk through the statistics […]
July 31, 2009

Texting drivers 23 times more likely to crash, study suggests

Barb and I were watching ABC World News Monday night, July 27, when Charles Gibson said, “There’s a new study out today that shows that texting […]
August 3, 2009

Worried about Obamacare? You should be! But, now you can do something!

With news that the “moderate” Blue Dog Democrats have cut a deal with liberal House leaders, ObamaCare is on the move once again. The battlefield now […]