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Healthcare Cost: High Spenders and Low Spenders Get Same Results

The Journal of the American Medical Association (Internal Medicine) published a new study on the cost of healthcare. Researchers analyzed 485,000 Medicare patient hospital visits between 2011 and 2014. The visits involved almost 22,000 hospitalists, medical specialists who work in the

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Healthcare Common Sense: What Congress and the President Should Do

The good news is there is a lot of discussion in political circles about healthcare. The bad news is our political leaders, on both sides of the aisle, are not discussing the real problem. In Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the

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Breakthrough to Fight Hearing Loss

In 1985, we were living in Atlanta, Georgia, but still had a vacation cottage in Pennsylvania. We visited there for Thanksgiving that year and found our property, as expected, covered with leaves. I put the orange backpack leaf blower on and

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Convenience Is Driving Telehealth

American Well is a private company based in Boston, MA. It has a mission to improve access to quality healthcare while making it more affordable for consumers. The company does this by using mobile and web telehealth to remove barriers such as distance, mobility,

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E-stethoscope for Telehealth

Telehealth is really catching on. Some consumers are changing their family physician to one who offers telehealth. The driver is the big C, convenience. Driving to sit in a waiting room (usually with no WiFi) is such a waste of time for

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