Medical Education
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Can We Squeeze the Waste Out of Medical Education?

psalber - April 5, 2012

  Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, Principal, Zia Healthcare Consultants   Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, Principal, Zia Healthcare ConsultantsI had a chance to “moonlight” in the internal medicine “drop-in” clinic…

Global Healthcare
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Surgery Trumps Intensive Medical Therapy for Obese Diabetics

psalber - March 27, 2012

Two back to back articles in the March 26, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine show bariatric surgery to be more effective than intensive…

News
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Big Tobacco is Still Targeting Our Kids

psalber - March 23, 2012

       Despite the demise of Joe Camel, Big Tobacco is still targeting our kids.  That is because, to use Philip Morris’ own words, “Today’s teenager is tomorrow’s…

Public Health
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Institute of Medicine and Avon Foundation for Women Issue Challenge for Apps to Prevent Domestic Violence

psalber - March 15, 2012

    Teams will use their knowledge and skills to develop easy-to-use mobile- or Web-based applications that can help prevent physical assaults, verbal abuse, and other acts…

Physicians Surveyed Gloomy About Healthcare Reform
Business
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Business
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Physicians Surveyed Gloomy About Healthcare Reform

psalber - March 13, 2012

      Recently, The Doctors Company (TDC), the country’s largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, decided to survey doctors to determine what they are thinking…

Exercise and Sleep Quality
News
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News
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Exercise and Sleep Quality

psalber - March 11, 2012

                According to a report issued by the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, 30% to 40% of people in the United…

News
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Fighting Anti-Abortion Legislation with Humor

psalber - March 9, 2012

      When I first learned about the Personhood Movement whose motto is “Protecting the Pre-born by Love and by Law” and whose goal it is to…

Weekend Athlete: Should You Have Sex Friday Night?
Public Health
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Public Health
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Weekend Athlete: Should You Have Sex Friday Night?

psalber - March 8, 2012

     The night before...         The night before...    The Rabbis of the Talmud decreed that having sex on Friday is a Mitzvah (a…

MedShare – Recycling Medical Supplies for the Good of the World
Business
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Business
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MedShare – Recycling Medical Supplies for the Good of the World

psalber - March 7, 2012

     Today, I drove over to San Leandro, California, the San Francisco Bay Area town where I went high school.  I wasn’t there to reminisce, however. …

Medical Education
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Cancer Warrior: One Woman’s Successful Battle against Stage IV Colon Cancer

psalber - January 17, 2012

Shortly after Ruth Levine was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer, she went to war.  Cancer was the enemy and cure was her goal.  Her book, Cancer…