Healthcare Policy

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Summer 2015 News from Dr. Elmaleh

Ben124. / Foter / CC BY Dear Patient, I hope this finds you and your family to be well, and I hope that you are enjoying the long summer days. My staff and I have updated our website and we are excited about the new changes. Our blog is now integrated into the website, and […]

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The High Cost of Care

Ervins Strauhmanis / Foter / CC BY Time Magazine examines America’s unparalleled spending on health care by questioning the reason for such a high cost compared to other developed countries, instead of looking at who should be responsible for the bill. Click on this link to view full article 

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British flag (Union Jack) in Bangor

Resource: British Homeopathic Association

Iker Merodio | Photography / Foter / CC BY-ND The British Homeopathic Association is a charity founded in 1902 that has a long-established reputation for providing authoritative information and supporting research and training in homeopathy. The organizations aims are to: 1 ) To provide high quality information to the public about the benefits of homeopathy 2 ) To […]

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Leeches, Lye and Spanish Fly

A METEOR SHOWER / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND NY Times – Throughout history, women desperate to end pregnancies have endured agony, considerable risk, imprisonment, and death. Click on this link to view full article

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Day 34/365

One Boy’s Death Moves State to Action to Prevent Others

losol / Foter / CC BY-ND NY Times – The death of one young boy from sepsis might cause lawmakers to change the New York State regulations forcing hospitals to look for sepsis sooner as a preventative measure. Click on this link to view full article

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The Stethoscope

A Check on Physicals

Alex E. Proimos / Foter / CC BY-NC NY Times – Studies suggest that for seemingly healthy people, annual exams provide no benefit and can actually do harm by raising false flags or prompting unnecessary follow-ups. Click on this link to view full article

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An Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of Rather Long Duration

Overtreatment is Taking a Harmful Toll

bc the path / Foter / CC BY-NC NY Times – Too many scans, tests, and other procedures are costing our health care system large quantities of money and are having negative effects on patients, including pain, suffering, and death. Click on this link to view full article

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Testing Standard Medical Practices

Bill David Brooks / Foter / CC BY-SA NY Times – We don’t always know what works in medicine, but we are willing to pay money for it anyway. The author of the article thinks critically about what needs to happen in order to change this. Click on this link to view full article  

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Drug for Adults Is Popular as Children’s Remedy

Smallbrainfield / Foter / CC BY-NC NY Times – Parents and doctors are concerned about the effects of Miralax, an adult laxative that has become a long-term solution for childhood constipation since its introduction 13 years ago. Click on this link to view full article

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Image from page 27 of "Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation" (1920)

Osteoporosis: Its Time to Stop Screening and Treating Healthy Women

Internet Archive Book Images / Foter / No known copyright restrictions National Women’s Health Network – An opinion article on how the FDA should limit bisphosphonate (Fosamax, Actonel, etc.) use to five years, and that clinicians should stop prescribing these drugs to healthy adults based solely on the result of a bone mineral density (BMD) […]

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