Ridiculous Study of the Week: Weight Loss Helps Overweight People

You are not going to believe this but weight loss benefits overweight people with diabetes.  Yup, it’s true: For overweight, but not obese, individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D), sustained weight loss (WL) of 10 percent body weight is associated with clinically meaningful cardiometabolic changes, according to research published online Feb. 19 in Diabetes Care.…

The Electrothermal Dilator

Not sure what it did but you were warned to: “Use the Electrothermal Dilator diligently and earnestly; do not expect haphazard treatmtents to work a miracle…” You got that right.  You never want to be haphazard with something electrical and hot up your rectum.   Tweet0

Who Put the ABFM in Charge?

Here is the email I received: The ABFM wants to remind you about your continuing certification deadline on Dec. 31, 2017. We are happy to assist you in any way to complete these requirements, and hope that you will be able to value the ABFM as your partner in improving your patient care and assisting…

Exposing the Lowlife Pharmacy Benefit Managers

There is one group that seems to stay hidden from the ire of the American public.  They are called PBMs or Pharmacy Benefit Managers. Who are they?  This from a recent article in Investor’s Business Daily: They act middlemen between drug companies and patients, pharmacists and insurers. They determine which medicines are covered, and at what co-pay…

Faulty Doctor Lists

As insurers continue to narrow network doctors out of business it has come to light that their information is inaccurate: California’s biggest health insurers reported inaccurate information to the state on which doctors are in their networks, offering conflicting lists that differed by several thousand physicians, according to a new state report. …insurers may be…

Thicker Accent = Better Odds? by Pat Conrad MD

The agenda doctors at Harvard are at it again. Last year we covered how women made better doctors than men. That same bunch now has data to show that foreign (or do we say international?) “Doctors Who Trained Abroad Are Better at Their Jobs, Study Says.” This curious TIME-Health headline is from a study done…