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Attention Healthcare Workers!! Put A Mask On Now!

1/17/2018
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We don't expect 700,000 deaths this year from the flu, like in 1918, but the vaccine is proving to have marginal benefit and lots of patients are coming in with what might be the flu. I suggest we put on a mask more often and wash our hands even after touching a doorknob in the hospital.

Duration: 00:11:54


Can This Popular Heart Failure Medication Cause Dementia

1/8/2018
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Can a popular medication used for the treatment of CHF increase the risk of dementia? Some say we just don't know. Here's the explanation.

Duration: 00:07:49


How The Feds Can Reduce Assaults on Medical Providers

1/6/2018
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CMS currently deducts 1% of all payments to the lowest 25% of hospitals who have the poorest ratings for Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC). It's working to encourage hospitals to reduce errors, infections, and falls. I suggest we add AMP ( Assaults on Medical Providers) into the mix. Have a listen.

Duration: 00:08:13


Abuse of Lasix - Too much of a good thing...

12/20/2017
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If you've been treated with lasix you will want to listen to this podcast. A potent diuretic, lasix can be very effective in helping doctors remove excess water from your body but too often too many patients are receiving excessive doses that can lead to renal failure.

Duration: 00:06:12


Boycott Docs Who Prostitute For Pharma - Say NO to doctors that give dinner talks for big cash.

12/10/2017
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Go to https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars to find out how many dinner talks your doctor gives for Pharma. Doctors are now getting paid as much as $4,000 for each brief talk and free dinner. Most of them realize that if they don't prescribe the drug, they are paid to discuss, they won't be invited back. It's a " Good Deal" for a doctor who likes money but a " Bad Deal" for their patients. Tell them you will find another physician and please post their names and how much they are paid...

Duration: 00:08:15


Russian American Charged with $146 Million Medicare Fraud

12/6/2017
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Yesterday Brooklyn prosecutors charged Kristina Mirbabayeva as the ringleader in a $146 million dollar scheme that included paying indigent people to have tests they did not need and then laundering the money. Many others, including several doctors were involved. Our podcast highlights what occurred as well as another scam going on right now that the DA doesn't even talk about.

Duration: 00:11:27


Vulture M.D.s Preying on Nursing Home Patients

11/28/2017
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The story of my grandfather and so many others whose last few months of peace are interrupted by physicians and their assistants who prey on them and perform all types of procedure and exams for profit.

Duration: 00:06:28


Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain! What's the real story?

11/19/2017
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The New Times published results of the ORBITA trial this week and told us it was 'Unbelievable' that a patient who received a heart stent did no better than the patient treated with medications. When preparing for this podcast I noticed that the times made a major error by choosing the photo, which I display on FB, for their article. Does anyone recognize this major mistake? I wrote to Times and hope to hear back.

Duration: 00:09:05


New Blood Pressure Guidelines - 2017

11/15/2017
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The experts have created the latest BP guidelines that include lots of changes. There seems to a great deal of self-congratulations but aren't they also admitting that they made mistakes in the past and put millions at risk?

Duration: 00:16:42


Statin or No Statin If You Don't have Heart Disease

11/13/2017
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In my 30 years of practice I have consulted on patients who are taking statins but have no indication for them and others who are not prescribed a statin but should be. Should you take a statin? Have a listen and then ask your doctor.

Duration: 00:10:37


The Plant Based/ Forks Over Knives Diet Cult

11/2/2017
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So-called experts and some physicians appear to have entered the cult of"Plant Based Diet." They make unsubstantiated claims while ignoring important studies that suggest low carbohydrate diets may actually reduce heart attacks, stroke, weight, and mortality.

Duration: 00:08:40


The Big Irony - The Worst Healthcare Options Will Be Coming to Healthcare Providers.

10/22/2017
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Your a nurse, physician, MNA, or any member of the staff of a Medical Center. Your told that the hospital " has been on a journey of transforming our patient care strategies on outcomes," (Penny Wheeler CEO of Allina Health ,Aetna News Release, 2017). What that means is that you may be forced to have surgery with someone you know to have hurt patients and is incompetent or to seek care elsewhere and pay thousands of dollars out of pocket. This is the healthcare that is coming to millions...

Duration: 00:09:56


Want to Build a Cardiology Practice Fast? Just bribe doctors to send you patients.

10/19/2017
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Based on real stories, we illustrate how some cardiologists have gotten rich by paying doctors, in the form or immoral rental scams or $200 dollar dinners, to send them patients. Ever wonder why you had a heart doctor see you in the hospital when you didn't think it was necessary?

Duration: 00:08:54


Is Penny Wheeler Dealer At It Again? The nurses think so!

10/16/2017
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In this podcast we discuss the recent petition, by the MNA, to Penny Wheeler and her staff, regarding the problems with nurse staffing and the use of the charge nurse in their calculated patient to nurse ratios. I suggest a compromise.

Duration: 00:08:29


Prevagen-- Do Not Buy This Crap!!

10/11/2017
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The makers of this snake oil, Quincy Bioscience, want you to believe that some concoction made from Jelly Fish will improve your memory. But according to the New York State Attorney General its not true. Isn't it time for major drugstore chains to stop selling products like Prevagen. Can't the networks show some form of responsibility and decline to air these commercials? I guess when you have over $165,000 million dollars in sales you carry a lot of influence.

Duration: 00:06:45


Prevagen -Don't Buy This Crap

10/11/2017
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The makers of this snake oil, Quincy Bioscience, want you to believe that some concoction made from Jelly Fish will improve your memory. But according to the New York State Attorney General its not true. Isn't it time for major drugstore chains to stop selling products like Prevagen. Can't the networks show some form of responsibility and decline to air these commercials? I guess when you have over $165,000 million dollars in sales you carry a lot of influence.

Duration: 00:06:13


A Cheese Omelette For Breakfast May Save Your life

10/8/2017
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They once laughed at that saying , "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Others told us to cut the fats and increase the carbs. There are groups of physicians telling their patients to eat 100% vegan or suffer the consequences. But two major new studies, published in the most prestigious cardiac journals, suggest that a big American Breakfast, with eggs and cheese, and perhaps a slab of bacon once in a while, might save your life!

Duration: 00:09:49


They Pay Thousands for Health Insurance But Can't Afford Their Medications

10/6/2017
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There are no reasonable alternative medications to the new oral blood thinners yet insurers are allowed to add enormous copayments that make it unaffordable for many. Isn't it time to better regulate insurance companies?

Duration: 00:08:51


Being On Staff At the Best Hospitals Doesn't Mean Much Anymore

10/3/2017
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Things aren't what they used to be... Have a listen and learn how to protect yourself .

Duration: 00:07:35


High-Tech Procedures at Small Hospitals -- The Learning Curve Might Kill You

9/27/2017
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Have extreme caution when you watch a commercial suggesting that your local community hospital is " Now performing the latest types of heart procedures."

Duration: 00:08:44

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