Posts Tagged ‘health care’

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    More Health Care Jobs

    Sep 16, 11 • 402 Views • No Comments

    The health care industry has added 300,000 jobs to the U.S. economy during the past 12 months. New jobs, new construction, new technology, more care. Should we be pleased? This Dr. Seuss-like animated short from presents the downside of health......  [read more]

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    The Vitamin Police

    Jun 18, 11 • 417 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 • 463 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 • 428 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 • 502 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]