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Doctors Without Borders Impact And Other Actions in Ebola Fight

Doctors Without Borders Impact on Ebola Outbreak is Laudable It was nice to see the October 16th LA Times article recognize the heroic efforts of Doctors without Borders in the fight against the spread of Ebola.  There has been so … Continue reading

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E cigarette health concerns are serious

Significant E cigarette health concerns There is virtually no scientific evidence that E-cigarette use is safe and harmless.  On the contrary. The March, 2014 article in the New York Times, “Selling a Poison by the Barrel”, highlighted the fact that … Continue reading

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Personal responsibility and healthcare

Personal Responsibility and Healthcare:  Behavior can make a big difference Part of the cost control contemplated in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is holding physicians accountable for cost and quality. But how can physicians be held accountable for non-compliant patients … Continue reading

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Taking The Wheel for The Future of Medicine

Physicians Taking The Wheel for The Future of Medicine As physicians we cannot view the future of medicine and the role we have to play by looking through the rear view mirror of yesterday. The view ahead belongs to those … Continue reading

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Government red tape

Excessive Government Red Tape Gets in the Way of Delivering Quality Patient Care This past year, fighting the burgeoning regulatory burdens and government red tape that contract the time physicians can spend with patients, was one of the top priorities … Continue reading

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The Not Sustainable Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)

SGR: The Not “Sustainable Growth Rate” In 1997, Congress created the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), a system that pegged the amount of money budgeted for Medicare payments to projected growth of the economy. However, in just a few short years, … Continue reading

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Shut Out Sugar Program Addresses Obesity

Shut Out Sugar Campaign On A Roll Not only is excessive sugar in the diet dangerous to overall health, it contributes immensely to the obesity epidemic we now face and has led to the huge increase in Type II diabetes … Continue reading

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Affordable Care Act Flaws Revealed in Recent Study

 Affordable Care Act Flaws Unveiled in ACEP Study As reported in the Wall Street Journal today in a front section article titled, “ER Visits Rise Despite Law“, once again the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has not lived up to promises … Continue reading

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Russell Kridel MD Meeting With Congressmen in DC

Russell Kridel MD meeting with Congressmen in DC at NAC Conference Dr. Russ Kridel is in our national’s capital at the National Advocacy Conference (NAC) to take part in discussions that will help maintain the patient-physician relationship and improve the health … Continue reading

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Russell Kridel MD given Bluebonnet Award for contributions to dietetics

Russell Kridel MD given Bluebonnet Award by Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics The Bluebonnet Award of the Houston and Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is intended to recognize an individual who is not a dietitian, but who has … Continue reading

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