November 2011

There’s always more to the story

Just because someone said it, doesn’t make it true, especially in the realm of health tips.  It’s unsettling, especially in healthcare reporting, what people will say and what people will believe.  It’s a 24-hour news cycle and the media is constantly looking for the next big headline.  As a result, they aren’t always reporting the

We've Come A Long Way Baby!

First off, let me wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving!  Things have certainly changed since the Pilgrims first gathered for that historic celebration.  We’ve gone from horses to smart cars, candlelight to energy-efficient light bulbs and hitching-post stores to mega malls. Healthcare has been no stranger to change either.  We’ve come a long

What’s The Buzz?

Electronic Health Records Electronic Health Records (EHR) are the new ‘water cooler’ topic for the medical community.  With the Medicare EHR Incentive Program final date to register and attest for an incentive payment looming (Nov. 30), the conversations can only be increasing.  There is no choice, providers, hospitals and all affiliated parties have to get

No Meds? No Way!

They say the only thing certain in life is death and taxes. That is true, but we like to believe other things are ‘certain’ too – like McDonalds will always have fries, the Labor Day MDA telethon will always have Jerry Lewis and hospitals will always have drugs. Well, I don’t know where Jerry went,

CommunityHealth – Illinois Largest FREE Health Clinic

I would like to introduce an organization that is extremely important to the Chicago community – Community Health. I support Community Health and its mission as a board member, contributions in kind, and direct cash donations. Healthcare is expensive and costly. I can tell you from personal experience that many individuals go without badly needed