Medical Economics

March 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – March 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: “At First Light” – Six weeks and counting to the April 19 release “At First Light” – World […]
March 1, 2022

Majority of children under age 5 exceeding recommended screen time guidelines

A new study reports “the majority of children under age 5 are getting more screen time than is recommended.”
February 28, 2022

Infants of vaccinated mothers less likely to be hospitalized for COVID

Infants born to mothers vaccinated with two doses of an mRNA COVID vaccine during pregnancy are dramatically less likely to be admitted to the hospital for […]
February 26, 2022

My WWII Book, “At First Light,” gathering more amazing endorsements

The WWII book about my father and his exploits, “At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing […]
February 25, 2022

Cardiovascular disease more likely in COVID survivors

Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions that can be long-lasting. Now we can add the concern […]
February 24, 2022

Ultra-processed foods increase risk for a second and fatal heart attack or stroke

HealthDay reports research suggesting that a high intake of ultra-processed foods “significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it’s more likely to be […]
February 23, 2022

Marijuana use during pregnancy again tied to adverse outcomes in infants

Research published in JAMA Network Open found that marijuana exposure during pregnancy was associated with a number of adverse outcomes for the baby.
February 22, 2022

Marijuana causes on-going cognitive impairment even when no longer high

A recent analysis of previous research on the impact of cannabis on young’s people’s cognition found that many of the known learning and memory difficulties associated […]
August 11, 2010

Historically black medical schools score highest in “social mission” rankings

The Washington Post reports that “graduates of medical schools at historically black universities, such as Howard and Morehouse, are the most likely to practice the kind […]
September 7, 2010

New Hospital Comparisons Available from HHS

Health consumers can find out significantly more about the quality of care at their local hospital(s) as a result of the US Department of Heath and […]
September 8, 2010

GAO report criticizes mail-order genetic testing

Barb and I were watching the ABC World News and I was happy to see their report on “stark findings” from a Government Accountability Office “undercover […]
November 10, 2010

For Healthcare Professionals Who Volunteer: You May Not Be Considered a Good Samaritan

As the Medical Director of a clinic for uninsured adults in Colorado Springs — Mission Medical Clinic, a clinic sponsored by over 100 churches and staffed […]
November 12, 2010

The Formula for Good Health = 0, 5, 10, 30, 150

An easy-to-remember formula for good health (0, 5, 10, 30, 150) is proposed in a wonderful editorial in American Family Physician titled “Preventive Health: Time for […]
December 1, 2010

Red yeast rice products NOT recommended for high cholesterol

The Chicago Tribune “Julie’s Health Club” blog reported that “some red yeast rice products have been shown to lower cholesterol levels as effectively as moderate doses […]