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Don’t Call Me; I’ll Call You

Saturday, around midday, I received a call from Beaumont, a major southeast Michigan inpatient and outpatient medical conglomerate. The caller, who sounded like a 19-year-old co-ed and had a voice worthy of a career in late-night radio, wanted me to respond to a survey about a recent visit to a Beaumont laboratory. Today, I received an email request to respond Read More


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Michigan in the Vaccination Toilet

This is a follow-up to a prior post on the anti-vaccination movement.  Recent surveys show that Michigan is now 46th in the nation in vaccinating our children and teenagers.  This is appalling.  Vaccination protects and benefits the child who is vaccinated.  It also protects and benefits the children around them — so-called herd immunity. As a socially-conscious individual, it is Read More


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Repealing the Affordable Care Act

Without spin or editorializing on the issue, here are some facts from The Center for Medicare Advocacy, medicareadvocacy.org, about the program Congress plans to repeal: The uninsured percentage of Americans under 65 is the currently the lowest in decades. Beginning in 2014, the rate dropped from 16.6% to 10.5%. As of March 31, 2016, 11.1 million people have coverage through Read More


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The Prescription You Do Not Need

Among the clues that one is no longer young can be proliferation of prescription drugs in the medicine cabinet. In this age of miracle drugs you do not even have to be “older” to be taking a regimen of four, five, or more prescriptions, daily. Aggravating this tendency for Americans to take more and more prescriptions is the fact that Read More