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Administrative costs Appaloosa; Time Magazine uncovers why we spend so much more than Canada for healthcare administrative costs.

Administrative costs Appaloosa; Time Magazine uncovers why we spend so much more than Canada for healthcare administrative costs. Depending on what you read and what you watch, you may get different people telling you why people in the U.S spend so much on healthcare. We pay more than any other country for healthcare services.  Time Magazine recently evaluated reported that the U.S. spends about 500% more on healthcare administrative costs compared to Canada.  The question is why? According to Time, 34% of healthcare costs are due to administration which is twice what Canada spends.  This is according to a recent Read More »

Reduce shoulder pain with these exercises, and some advice from Dr. C.

Reduce shoulder pain with these exercises and some advice from Dr. C. There are a number of exercises someone can do to improve shoulder function and reduce pain.   Many of our patients are familiar with the maneuvers we teach to improve shoulder mobility and overall function and strength. I recently found a magazine article published in Outside Magazine that features several shoulder exercises that can improve shoulder mobility while reducing pain.   Most shoulder rehabilitation articles ignore the effect the lower body has on the shoulder works and functions.    Shoulder capsule and impingement type syndromes are the most common dysfunctions Read More »

Weight loss through intermittent fasting is safe and effective, but is it for everyone?

Weight loss through intermittent fasting is safe and effective, but is it for everyone? A recent article published in USA Today explored weight loss through intermittent fasting.   This safe and effective form of dieting has grown in popularity and there are different methods of doing these. The article referenced a recent paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine which offers physicians advice on how to guide their patients through diets such as these. Mark Mattison of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine was interviewed by USA Today and said there are primarily two categories of intermittent diets which alternate Read More »

The $667 acupuncture visit that made the news and some thoughts from Dr. C

The $667 acupuncture visit that made the news and some thoughts from Dr. C We have a crazy healthcare system that allows excess reimbursement but also incentivizes doctors to do things that may not be in your best interest. This is especially true in healthcare where the data clearly shows that seeing a chiropractor or a physical therapist results in more satisfactory outcomes at a much lower cost for a painful lower back.  Apparently, x rays are overrated and MRIs are overutilized and may result in a medical procedure of dubious value that can actually do great harm. Apparently, United Read More »

A new non invasive approach to prostate cancer may be a safer and less invasive treatment for the condition.

A new noninvasive approach to prostate cancer may be a safer and less invasive treatment for the condition. Prostate cancer is a common concern in men over 60.  It is estimated that 11 percent of men (1 in 9) will be diagnosed with the disease but only 3% (1 in 39) die from the disease. The risk is low although the risk of the disease increases as men age.  According to the site WebMD, about 80% of men over the age of 80 have cancer cells in their prostate, although few actually die from a proliferation of the disease. Traditionally, Read More »