“This Airbus Has Three Emergency Doctors”

Medical emergencies on flights are rare, but they will increase in the future due to the increasing age of passengers and to the greater frequency of pre-existing diseases. How can airlines prepare themselves for this? And what is to be considered when a doctor more...

The Erythritol Sugar Free Trend: A Sweet Experiment

The benefits of erythritol are almost too good to be true: it has almost no calories, and affects neither the blood sugar level nor the taste. Studies show however that erythritol potentially has a negative effect on the metabolism. more...

The Prior Authorization Games: Where The Odds Are Never In Your Favor

I am not the first physician blogger to write about the difficulties of prior authorizations, denials, and appeals, but recent occurrences in my own practice have been so convoluted that I feel they must be shared. more...

Blog entry by Jennifer Lycette
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Running In The Summer: Are You Still Tight In The Intestine?

Runners are familiar with gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea and nausea. If runs are very long, they can have more serious consequences. Leaky-gut syndrome increases the permeability of the intestinal wall: bacterial lipopolysaccharides and toxins find their more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Cancer Care In The Future

The future of cancer care will mean more cost-effective treatments, technology that improves outcomes (not just a shiny new hammer looking for a nail), a greater focus on improved prevention and screening, and a new mindset: A Surgical Oncologist's take on what I see more...

Blog entry by Steven Curley
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Chocolate And Atrial Fibrillation

Eating chocolate has now been found to be beneficial not harmful for those who have atrial fibrillation. Any report should be carefully checked to see the length of the study and who did it. more...

The Surgical Executioner: Transplantation Of The Head

A neurosurgeon will be performing a head transplant at the end of the year. The head of a paralysed patient is supposed to be matched to a new body. "Is this still medical treatment?" is the question being asked not only by people, but now also by highly respected more...

Article by Erich Lederer

The Most Harmful Cosmetics On The Market

Compared to medications, specifications about cosmetic substances in hair and skin care products are vague. Complaints about disturbing side effects are rapidly increasing, US dermatologists indicate. Despite known risks, these products often remain on the market. more...

What’s The Precise Dollar Value Of Patient Loyalty?

Almost three decades ago I did a TV story about how a then fledgling company called United Healthcare was taking off in its home state of Minnesota. Doctors statewide had at first refused to join the insurers network convinced that their patients would never leave them more...

Blog entry by Michael Breen

Oncology: The Suicide Metastasis

On average, cancer patients have a 60% higher suicide risk than non-affected persons. Compared to treatment using pharmacotherapy and radiation therapy, psycho-oncology is given low priority. American oncologists want to change that. more...

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