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September 28, 2016
It is hard for any physician to advance as a medical researcher. Competition for research funding is fierce; the rigors of publishing in prestigious medical journals are gargantuan. And women pursuing such careers face even bigger challenges, with many having … Continue reading →
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September 23, 2016
Here’s a picture from @RAdamsDudleyMD, one that, sadly, is consistent with many previous studies. The US doesn’t measure up in giving people access to medical care.
The post America Is Number…5 Out Of 5? appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
September 22, 2016
Obamacare is a big, messy law with so many moving parts, it is often hard to tell how well it’s working. People debate whether it is killing jobs or creating them; they argue about whether it is lowering medical expenses … Continue reading →
The post Did You Know That Obamacare Causes Diabetes? Here’s Why It Happens And Why It’s A Good Thing appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
September 21, 2016
Once again: correlation does not equal causation. And it is possible that companies give lunches to physicians who are already inclined to prescribe their products, or who are already high prescribers. But why should we leave any of this up … Continue reading →
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September 16, 2016
It is hard to make money treating rare diseases. There simply aren’t enough customers to generate many profits. That’s why the U.S. government passed the Orphan Drug Act in 1983, a law which created a series of incentives to encourage … Continue reading →
The post Rare Diseases Are Becoming Too Common. Sound Impossible? Here’s Why It’s Not appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
September 14, 2016
I’ve got some good news for all of you: there’s no racial disparity in pay among female physicians. African-American physicians in the United States make just as much money as Caucasian women. Unfortunately, this good news is largely a result … Continue reading →
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September 9, 2016
There’s lots to love about American healthcare. We have some of the best clinicians in the world, as evidenced by the huge number of people who come to the U.S. from other countries when they are sick. Yet the American … Continue reading →
The post Americans Love Their Healthcare But Hate Their Healthcare System — Here’s Why appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
September 8, 2016
Many people have warned us that Obamacare will drive up the cost of healthcare insurance, but recent evidence suggests that the problem is bigger than that. According to the Commonwealth Fund, healthcare insurance costs are rising even more quickly outside … Continue reading →
The post Don’t Blame Obamacare for High Insurance Costs appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
September 7, 2016
Wondering where all your spare cash is going lately? Probably to healthcare:
The post Out Of Control Healthcare Spending appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
August 31, 2016
Lots of us eat when we are stressed. But did you know that even when we are not currently under stress, the amount of food we eat might be influenced by the stress we experienced as children? That’s the conclusion … Continue reading →
The post Do You Overeat? Blame Childhood Stress appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
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