How Scientific Is Modern Medicine Really?

Doctors like to point to the “impressive” efficacy of their treatments in real serious diseases, like cancer, and doctors are emphatic about asserting that anyone or any company that says that they have a treatment that might help people with cancer are “quacks.” However, do they maintain this same standard when evaluating their own treatments? Even a recent issue of Newsweek highlighted the fact that “We Fought Cancer, and Cancer Won. Despite the truly massive amounts of money that doctors, hospitals and drug...

Federally Run Health Insurance Exchange For Ohio

Ohio will have a federally run health insurance exchange by 2014. This follows the decision by the governor not to implement a state-based exchange to sell Ohio health insurance. The setting up a federal health exchange is a major change as traditionally, states have controlled the private health insurance market. Obamacare visualizes the health exchange as a regulated virtual market where individuals and small businesses can find private Ohio health insurance plans. Providing personal information such as age, family size, income and ZIP code...

Healthcare Professionals Must Recognize Importance Of Human Rights To Improve Healthcare For Women

Women’s human rights need to be addressed globally in order to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, says RCOG Vice President, Professor Lesley Regan, in her lecture tomorrow at the joint World Congress in Brisbane, Australia. Professor Regan’s presentation ‘Why mothers die: Women’s human rights ‘ focuses on the impact of human rights on women’s reproductive health and the role of healthcare professionals in improving the status of women worldwide. In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights stated...

How Much Does A Certified Medical Coder Make?

If you’re wondering how much does a certified medical coder make, especially in these challenging times then do read on. Joining the industry of medical coding may be the right one for you because it offers great career opportunities with high salaries. Medical coding is on the rise, and there is a healthy demand for certified professionals. The increased need to provide universal access to health care and the increased use of electronic means makes medical coding a growing industry in the years to come. The figures and analysis here are...

Unions And Management

Initially it seems like oil and water, or cats and dogs; they just don’t get along. But that perception, and the fundamental reality, is changing. Unions want to gain higher salaries and more benefits for their members. They also want job security, good working conditions, and career opportunities. And, they certainly will defend members who are being treated unfairly. Management shares some, if not all, of these objectives. They don’t object to fair compensation, want a stable workforce, and would prefer to have fairness and...