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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


Treating the symptoms of menopause for 12 cents a day.

9/21/2017
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I've been treating patients with hypertension who also have symptoms of menopause with a medication that costs only 12 Cents a day... And it works!

Duration: 00:09:47


Sue Your Urologist?

9/13/2017
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If you have recurrent kidney stones, or know anyone who has, then you might want to listen to this podcast.

Duration: 00:08:25


A surprising and dangerous cause of fainting in a young woman.

9/7/2017
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She fainted, collapsed, and even had seizure like activity. What we found in this healthy young woman might shock many.

Duration: 00:05:14


Covert SEXISM in the hospital

8/30/2017
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Sure, it's not the 1960's, we have Human Resource departments and rules about sexism but I suggest that there still are many forms of covert sexism in our healthcare centers.

Duration: 00:07:58


Keep Your Eye On Your Wallet When You Visit The Opthomologist

8/27/2017
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My own experience how I was billed, or more appropriately fleeced, for $159 Dollars after the eye doctor billed me for "Photo" of my eye that I never asked for , was not informed about, wasn't required, and was not paid for by my insurance. Please be careful and be informed. Even I was taken for ride by a fellow physician.

Duration: 00:09:31


Stupid Rich People

8/18/2017
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Through numerous interviews with physicians and patients I suggest that Stupid Rich People, who feel that more testing and more procedures results in better outcomes, are hurting themselves and driving up the cost of healthcare. These "Stupid Rich People" should be entitled to receive objective and science-based medical care. Their selfishness leaves them ripe for the duplicitous doctors "caring" for them who are all to willing to do unnecessary tests and procedures.

Duration: 00:11:50


Press Ganey Ratings For Doctors-- Great Idea for ?

8/8/2017
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Companies like Press Ganey are now selling the idea that patient surveys, and the consequences of bad ratings for the doctor, will result in improved patient care and better outcomes. If you don't realize where this story is going, here it is in just six minutes.

Duration: 00:08:50


Stop Assaults On Medical Providers!

8/1/2017
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Two nurses talk about the day they were assaulted and how poorly they were treated by their hospital and the system. Both have not worked since. We want to Stop Assaults On Medical Providers!

Duration: 00:19:28

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