Tag Archives: cancer

Fighting Cancer With Ethical Bribes

Cut Cancer With Cash   If you’ve read a single post here – much less the entirety of Our Healthcare Sucks – you no doubt recognize the central and predictive role that money plays in American healthcare. Patients, employers, and […]

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Are Medical Advances Always Wise?

Our Healthcare Needs More Zen, Less Spend This week’s New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has a couple of reports that got me to thinking about how much our healthcare system runs on the fuel of fear – not unlike how […]

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Cancer Redefinition Long Overdue

The Problem With Early Cancer Detection Early cancer detection was what piqued my interest in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology even before it won FDA approval. While helping introduce it into mainstream medical practice, however, I learned of the downsides […]

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Selling Cancer Screenings With Meaningless Survival Rates

Cancer Mortality Trumps Survival Rates A recent article in MedPage Today reported on a study in the BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) about the misconception common among Americans that we have superior 5-year survival rates for most cancers. This, in turn, is thought […]

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Obesity and Cancer

Obesity Increases Cancer Risk and Severity The association between obesity and cancer is less well understood and appreciated by both doctors and the general public than the better known links between obesity and cardiovascular disease and diabetes. According to a […]

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Medical Marijuana vs. Prescription Opioids – Misplaced Perceptions and Priorities

Medical Marijuana, Opioids and a Deeply Confused Public  Medical marijuana is mostly prescribed for pain in the 18 states and District of Columbia that allow it. Yet it continues to provoke adolescent snickers and inevitable bong jokes. And addiction to […]

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Vitamin D – How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Vitamin D Should YOU Be Taking? Vitamin D may now be the most hyped vitamin supplement on the internet, which means we should assess it very carefully before jumping on the vitamin D bandwagon. That may sound like […]

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