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How to Spend $186 Million Healthcare Dollars in One Year

How to Spend $186 Million Healthcare Dollars in One Year

What’s Worth 186 Million Dollars? The Top 5 of the Top 5 Apparently. How much money do the top 5 executives of the top five health insurance companies make? I’m not big on math….but have been curious about this number for a while. At first I thought I would take the...

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The Life You Save May Take Your Own

The Life You Save May Take Your Own

It was supposed to be sarcastic. The life you save may take your own. This meant to be sarcastic statement was one of our many axioms during residency. And truth be told, as Emergency Medicine residents, in many cases, the lives we saved had taken someone else’s;...

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Be Aware: Carbon Monoxide

Be Aware: Carbon Monoxide

Between seven and twenty people have died of carbon monoxide poisoning per year in Minnesota. Fall has come to Minnesota, which means we’re moving into fish/ice house and heating season, reminding me of one of my winter anxieties, carbon monoxide in fish houses....

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Trying to Make Sense of a Senseless Tragedy

Trying to Make Sense of a Senseless Tragedy

Tragedy. Can we really “make sense” of it? All over the news is the tragic story of the family of five found dead in a home in our community. This kind of thing happens too frequently. Really, once is too much! This time, it is where I live. The children...

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It’s Time to Get the Conversation Started!

It’s Time to Get the Conversation Started!

April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day. The purpose of the day is to encourage people to discuss their healthcare wishes with their loved ones and their caregiver’s AND to get them written down. It’s a tough, but important conversation. Advance...

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Advance Care Planning: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Advance Care Planning: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

What’s love got to do with it? A lot! In fact, it’s all about love and caring. There are many reasons for doing advanced care planning. I have listed several below. However, the most important, is because it helps your loved ones during a very difficult...

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What’s Health Got To Do With It?

What’s Health Got To Do With It?

Dear Minnesota Senators and Representatives, I have been working in the healthcare system for over 30 years. Please consider my thoughts on affordable healthcare and a sustainable healthcare system, and MNSure etc. We all know our healthcare system needs fixing. I...

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Whats Wrong With This Picture?

Whats Wrong With This Picture?

Whats wrong with this picture? Lots of things. I know that you are smarter than this ad, BUT, a lot of people are not, yet! I believe (know) that many healthcare consumers are confused and vulnerable. Dr. Oz is taking advantage of them, and that is wrong. One of my...

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