Nov 20 2014

“Health Insurance” Not Necessarily Good For Patients’ Health

According to the Hippocratic Oath, a doctor must first do no harm.  But the influence of health insurance companies on modern doctors raises the question of exactly who doctors are bent on not harming: their patients, or their corporate benefactors.  This subject was the topic of a recent, disturbing op-ed piece in the NY Times, […]

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Jul 15 2013

The E-Cigarette “Revolution”: More Than We Bargained For?

Electronic cigarettes, known as “e-cigarettes,” are all over the news.  Some laud their use in helping long-time smokers quit. Others, particularly in the healthcare community, urge consumers to be aware that despite the claimed benefits of using e-cigarettes, they still harm the lungs of users. However, as the article notes, “[t]he medical profession and scientists […]

Jun 9 2013

Why Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Are Vital To Our Collective Well-being

   If you’ve been up for a while, and had the chance to read the Sunday Review section of today’s NewYork Times, you may have seen an article entitled “Don’t Take Your Vitamins.”  If you haven’t read it,    please do. It will tell you two things.  First,  taking antioxidants, particlarly in large quantities, is […]

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