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Trust in government: 23 more reasons for suspicions

The number 23 is an interesting number. It’s a prime number, and is the number of pairs of chromosomes in human DNA, but it may also become a number FDA won’t soon forget. FDA recently issued a warning letter to…

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Testing Anxiety: A case for more POC diagnostics

A routine physical turned out to be a nightmare for me last year when it was discovered that my white blood cell count was significantly low. It was also the catalyst behind my drive to make sure that any physician…

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Faster results from diagnostics could reduce anxiety

How many of us have ever gone into the doctor to undergo some tests and then have to wait several days to get the results? Is it just me or can the wait be a bit maddening? I mean in…

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I’ve got 99 problems but a CT scan isn’t one of ‘em

As a proud father of a two-year-old little girl, it’s always stories the stories about children that grab my attention the most. Take for instance, a recent one that I wrote, discussing the risk of radiation-induced solid cancers in older…

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SpinalCyte solution could shape biologics future

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Pete O’Heeron, CEO of a private company called SpinalCyte, a company developing an application to treat degenerative disc disease using cells derived from human skin for the Nov. 9th edition of Medical Device…

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Why isn’t more preventative healthcare covered by insurance?

I went to see my doctor a few weeks ago for a physical. Since I just turned 40, he recommended that I have a CT scan to check for calcification in my heart valves. Maybe I would have said  “no,”…

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It’s official – I’m old now

Much to my annoyance, I’ve often been mistaken for being younger than my actual age. At 24 I could not buy a lottery ticket without being carded (even though 18 is the legal age for that in my state). A…

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