Posts Tagged ‘health care’

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    The Vitamin Police

    Jun 18, 11 • 401 Views • No Comments

    Most of the corn flakes that we eat in the U.S. are illegal in Denmark because they have vitamin supplements. Consequently, the NY Times tells us that large food companies like Kellogg’s and small stores stocking Marmite, have to undergo an expensive......  [read more]

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    Old and Young States

    May 31, 11 • 440 Views • No Comments

    Maine is an old state. At 42.7, the median age of Maine’s population is the highest in the U.S. The youngest state is Utah (large families and many children), with a median age of 29.2. Other “young states” include Texas and Alaska. And,......  [read more]

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    “Free” Kidney Treatment

    Apr 2, 11 • 405 Views • No Comments

    In October 1972, Congress decided that the federal government should pay for treating chronic kidney disease. Concerned that care went primarily to those who could afford it, Congress proclaimed dialysis and transplants an entitlement for almost all of us.......  [read more]

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    Demand, Supply, and Knee Replacement

    Nov 15, 10 • 479 Views • No Comments

    Hearing about knee replacement surgery from a friend, I soon realized it is about much more than an operation. It involves demand, supply, innovation, and the quality and cost of national medical care. First the facts: For knee replacement surgery, patients......  [read more]

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    Bendy Buses and Health Care

    Sep 6, 10 • 457 Views • 2 Comments

    Have you heard of a bendy bus? The bendy bus was supposed to solve Santiago, Chile’s public transit problems. But the story relates to each of us. It all began during 2007 when Santiago decided to replace its private bus system with public transit.......  [read more]