Last Word

An open discussion of the failure of the U.S. healthcare system

A leading hand surgeon with a medical degree from NYU, multiple accolades, and decades of experience, Dr. Alejandro Badia, based in Doral, has spent more than a quarter-century in the trenches of U.S. healthcare. His new book Healthcare From The Trenches: An Insider Account of the Complex Barriers of U.S. Healthcare from the Providers and Patients' Perspective is an open discussion of the...

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VIP patients can be a headache for their doctors

White House physician Sean Conley gives an update on the patient-in-chief on Oct. 3. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Nancy Nielsen, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York The medical drama playing out daily since President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19 is alarming – but not surprising. Any physician who’s ever rendered medical advice or hospital care to a prominent...

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Gastro Health First in U.S. to Utilize New Endoscopic Gastroscope

Dr. Daniel Gelrud performs first case using EUS J10 Series Video Gastroscope Miami based Gastro Health, a national leading medical group specializing in digestive health, is the first institution in the United States to utilize the latest diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy technology, the J10 Series Ultrasound Video Gastroscope. Daniel Gelrud, MD, FACP, gastroenterologist and advanced...

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How to read coronavirus news and learn what you actually need to know about staying safe in the pandemic

The news helps people navigate a complex and changing pandemic world. But they may not always remember what they need to. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes With COVID-19, a news story that may be 100% accurate can still unintentionally mislead readers about the greatest threats of the pandemic. The unintended outcome results from a lesson taught to every journalism student: Use “real people” to...

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Fauci Says COVID Vaccine Trials Could End Early If Results Are Overwhelming

A COVID-19 vaccine could be available earlier than expected if ongoing clinical trials produce overwhelmingly positive results, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official, in an interview Tuesday with KHN. Although two ongoing clinical trials of 30,000 volunteers are expected to conclude by the end of the year, Fauci said an independent board has the authority to end...

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7 Types of Business Insurances Medical Providers Should Consider

Let’s Talk Insurance. Beyond Malpractice insurance, what other insurance should I consider? Every medical provider knows that you have to buy malpractice insurance, and they generally understand why they need it.  Another policy that every business has to have is Workers Compensation for their employees. After these two policies, there are seven more that deserve a thorough examination: CGL –...

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