Medical Economics

February 2, 2022

Why Omicron should not be called “mild”!

Healthcare and public health experts with whom I’m speaking are increasingly concerned about the media and others calling the Omicron variant of COVID a “mild COVID.” […]
February 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – February 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Barb’s BIG Surprise Birthday Celebration “At First Light” – 77 days and counting to the April 19 release “At […]
January 31, 2022

Should you wait for an Omicron-specific booster?

A public health expert and epidemiologist told me, “Not just, no! But, hell no!” She added, “You need to let your readers know that if they […]
January 28, 2022

Study finds lasting protection from COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccination offers long-lasting protection from the worst outcomes of COVID-19, according to the results of a new study.
January 27, 2022

Unvaccinated kids at much higher risk of severe heart problems

The SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant has fueled the pandemic’s fire, resulting in record-breaking case counts in the U.S., with teenagers seeing some of the highest incidence rates. […]
January 25, 2022

Some say getting COVID is safer than the vaccine. They are wrong!

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination is a far, far safer way to build protection than getting sick with COVID-19. The reason is simple: COVID-19 vaccination helps protect […]
January 24, 2022

Habitual daily consumption of coffee or tea decreases risk for Alzeheimers, dementia, and stroke

Healio reports, “Drinking multiple cups of coffee or tea a day, or a combination of the two, was associated with a decreased risk for dementia and stroke” […]
January 21, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective throughout pregnancy

A study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows there is little variance in the presence of antibodies in women who received a COVID-19 vaccine […]
February 11, 2011

Patients knowingly given placebo report relief

Placebo treatment, it turns out, can actually significantly influence subjective symptoms.
April 1, 2011

Palliative care may prolong life, reduce suffering

Do you know the difference between “palliative care” and “hospice care”? I must confess that for sometime I did not. Now that I’m more educated on the […]
July 19, 2011

Emergency medical care myths

In a Huffington Post report, Leigh Vinocur, M.D., debunked three emergency medical care myths. I must tell you that I believed each of these three “myths.” So, this […]
August 18, 2011

Rising Costs Complicate Vaccine Guidelines

The group that advises the U.S. government on vaccination thinks some new vaccines may NOT be worth the cost.
September 15, 2011

CMS unveils new website with hospital quality data

CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is beginning a new program to help health consumers compare hospitals based on quality.
November 1, 2011

Is the US infant mortality ranking “shameful”? I say, “no,” but here’s the debate:

Of the over 2000 blogs I’ve posted, one of the most popular was Health Myth #1: “The U.S. has one of the highest infant mortality rates […]