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Polypharmacy in the Elderly: Who's Responsible? Print E-mail
Written by MD Whistleblower   
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 20:17
 
There's a common affliction that's rampant in my practice, but it's not a gastrointestinal condition. It's called polypharmacy, and it refers to patients who are receiving a  pile of prescription and other medications. I see this daily in the office and in the hospital. It's common enough to see patients who are receiving 10 or more medications, usually from 3 or 4 medical specialists.
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 20:26
 
Doctors prepare for deep dive into Las Vegas shooter's brain Print E-mail
Written by Associated Press via STAT   
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:13
 
Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman's brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won't be what led him to kill 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, experts said. Stephen Paddock's brain is being sent to Stanford University for a months-long examination after a visual inspection during an autopsy found no abnormalities, Las Vegas authorities said. Doctors will perform multiple forensic analyses, including an exam of the 64-year-old's brain tissue to find any possible neurological problems.
 
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 17:16
 
The Uninsured Rate Is Rising Again Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 23 October 2017 11:17
 
Jeffrey Young reports for The Huffington Post on Oct. 20, 2017:

The national uninsured rate has started climbing back up amid higher costs for health insurance and uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, according to Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index survey findings released Friday. The Gallup report doesn't include data proving the causes of the uptick in the number of uninsured, but the likeliest explanation includes a mix of factors that include shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace itself, and actions taken by President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress.  
 
Read more in the current issue of Week in Review>> http://conta.cc/2gDdzb9
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 20:26
 
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Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00
 
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Last Updated on Friday, 10 November 2017 18:38
 


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