Dirty Dollars! ”Talk about dirty money: Scientists are discovering a surprising number of microbes living on cash.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Wall Street Journal article http://online.wsj.com * noted “In the first comprehensive study of the DNA on dollar bills, researchers at New York University's Dirty Money Project found that ...
Do you know where the nearest designated stroke center is?
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent USA Today article http://www.usatoday.com * noted “Hospitals that make an all-out push for faster stroke care get a clot-busting medication to patients more quickly, prevent more in-hospit...
1881 – Assassination of President Garfield
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
“What Dr. Towsend did next was something that Joseph Lister, despite years spent traveling the world, proving the source of infection and pleading with physicians to sterilize their hands and instr...
Childhood Fever – Nineteenth Century Medical Mystery
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Ignaz Semmelweis, a young Hungarian doctor working in the obstetrical ward of Vienna General Hospital in the late 1840s, was dismayed at the high death rate among his patients. He had noticed that ...
”Robot Versus Surgeon: No Clear Winner”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent article in Medpage Today http://www.medpagetoday.com * noted “Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) led to complication rates, readmission rates, and rates of additional cancer thera...
“Most medical devices that have been recently approved for use in pediatrics weren't actually tested on kids first…”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent Reuters Health article http://www.reuters.com * noted "Children are not simply 'small adults,' and a device found to be safe and effective in adults may have a very different safety and ef...
“Both physicians and members of the general public tend to become “enamored” with new treatment options….even when the evidence is limited or lacking.”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
“Don’t just ask the doctor which type of treatment you should get..,” “Ask the doctor, ‘What happens if I don’t get this treatment? How does this affect the outcome?’” A recent Kaiser Health News a...
What’s the difference between nonprofit and for-profit hospitals?
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Almost a dozen not-for-profit hospitals in New Jersey have been bought by for-profit companies. The debate is on I n New York and Connecticut where for-profit ownership is basically “prohibited.” A...
Healthcare.gov Provides Practical Information for the Newly Insured
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
The federal Web site www.Healthcare.gov has added several new resources to help the newly insured navigate the healthcare system. The new section, “Using Your New Insurance Coverage,” guides enroll...
“New York State health officials said on Friday that they would not require out-of-network coverage on Affordable Care Act health plans next year”
by JONATHAN M. METSCH, DR.P.H., LLC
Sep 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent New York Times article http://www.nytimes.com * noted “Restricting consumers to a fixed network of doctors and hospitals, called in-network coverage, helps keep costs down, and for the fir...