Tag Archives: Russell Kridel MD

States call for tougher E cigarette regulation

Calls for E cigarette Regulation Intensifies I applaud the efforts of more than two dozen state attorneys efforts to have the FDA impose tougher restrictions on e-cigarettes, outlined in the August 9, 2014 Wall Street Journal article, “States Urge Tougher … 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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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 hosts Ted Poe reception

Russell Kridel MD hosts Ted Poe reception to support re-election campaign Dr. and Mrs. Kridel recently held a reception to support the re-election campaign for Congressman Ted Poe. The campaign event was well attended by members of the medical community. … Continue reading

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Physician leaders as artists ignite change

Physician Leaders as Artists We know of the classic art museums in the world, famed not because of their structure, but because of the diverse unique works on their walls.  The greatness of these institutions expands only as do their … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility in Healthcare

Role of personal responsibility in healthcare costs: Personal Responsibility is an important element of addressing rising health care costs. Obesity alone has taken on epidemic proportions, with the United States spending $174 billion a year to treat diabetes, and at least … 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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