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Finding the Funny in End of Life Care Planning

Finding the Funny in End of Life Care Planning

By Lara Anderson When a doctor and a comedian come together, the collaboration can be life changing. This is the case with Dr. Ann McIntosh and comedian Stevie Ray. Emergency Physician Ann McIntosh sees life and death situations every day. And what never stops...

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Second Annual Life and Death Comedy Show, April 21 & 22

Second Annual Life and Death Comedy Show, April 21 & 22

What’s So Funny About Advance Care Planning? The song “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding” by Nick Lowe has been a staple running through my head for years. A couple of years ago while working on a community project for National Health Care...

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Too Good To Be True

Too Good To Be True

It’s interesting to see how a seemingly good idea, scantily studied, that seems too good (easy) to be true is adopted with such enthusiasm. Or perhaps it is just mis-implemented. Never the less, it’s a phenomenon I have seen too much in medicine as well. So, I guess...

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Fighting Big Pharma

Fighting Big Pharma

A Kaiser Poll (hyperlink: http://kff.org/health-costs/poll-finding/kaiser-health-tracking-poll-october-2016/) released October 27th reports:        When thinking about health care priorities for the next president and Congress to address, dealing with the high price...

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Healthcare IS the Economy

Healthcare IS the Economy

We Can’t Fix the Economy Unless We Fix Healthcare A Kaiser Poll (hyperlink: http://kff.org/health-costs/poll-finding/kaiser-health-tracking-poll-october-2016/) released October 27th reports: As the presidential election continues to dominate the attention of most...

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Health Insurance, A Uniquely American Nightmare

Health Insurance, A Uniquely American Nightmare

It’s that time again! Time for choosing and enrolling in health insurance plans. People are rightly concerned about costs and feeling powerless and locked in. There are some considerations and strategies you can use to get the best insurance for your company or...

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Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day 2016

Welcome to Memorial Day weekend 2016, the official start of summer, especially here in Minnesota.  It’s also time we honor veterans and those who have served our country, many of us also use this time to honor others that have gone before us. This led me to...

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Misunderstanding HIPAA, HIPPO, HUH?

Misunderstanding HIPAA, HIPPO, HUH?

HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. It is a commonly misunderstood law, even by those in healthcare. “I can’t, HIPAA” is commonly heard (see photo for the response I...

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