Category Archives: Medicine

Hurry Up. Less than 45 days left

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It starts.  Today is the beginning of open season.  Time to choose our health care plan.  Or, if you are like me and entitled to Medicare, today is the day to decide to ADD to the mandated service.  Because years ago, the government cut Medicare provisions.  Now, we need to choose a drug plan and a Medicare Advantage plan to cover all those things that aren’t covered.  Or pay through the nose.

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NO. This one’s NOT a no-no.

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I was thrilled when I was reading a recent Business Week issue.  It heralded the new developments of someone I used to know well.  We travel in different circles now (he still resides in the Boston area and he still works with the respiratory system and its issues), so we’ve fallen out of touch.

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Over and Over and Over Again

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It’s that time of year.  The granting of the MacArthur awards and the Nobel Prizes.  Which included 3 guys who were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for advancing the state of the art when it comes to circadian rhythms.  And, the awardees didn’t devote their work solely to humans, but animals and plants, as well.  (Amazingly, circadian rhythms affect disease susceptibility, growth rates- even the size of fruits that are grown.)

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Deviant Destruction

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Today, I ‘ll discuss some of the upcoming changes to PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare) that are coming.  Yes, I’ve brought some of them up– and because there’s a lot of information, I will continue this discussion tomorrow, too.

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Have you done this yet?

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Here we go again.  Not only, as I’ve reported before, has TheDonald shortened the open season for PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare), but he and his minions have been hard at work to prove that it is failing.  By making it fail- or at least continually trying to kill it.

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