This opinion piece in the LATimes by Ira Rosofsky March 19, 2009 crystallizes an argument that I would love to see have more mainstream traction. The argument is to weigh the cost of some of these new "wonder drugs" against how that money could be better spent in other types of care. This ... Read More about Care Instead of Pills for Alzheimer's
In Washington DC this week, President Obama has been having a summit on Health Policy related issues.In regards to cost containment and effectiveness issues, I would like to highlight a series of studies performed in Germany on the cost effectiveness of acupuncture for a variety of common ... Read More about The cost-effectiveness of acupuncture:German Studies.
Yay for the USA!!In yet another version of "follow the money..."(For more information about my practice, please click here.)"Overexposed: Imaging tests boost U.S. radiation doseCHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans are exposed to seven times more radiation from diagnostic scans than in 1980, a report found ... Read More about Americans receive too much radiation from diagnostic scans
This topic has been an interest of mine for a few years. An electrical engineering colleague of mine, Jim Andrews, and I took EMF readings along the route of the wiring for the new Lucas center in the Presidio. We did this so we would have baseline data to compare to once the Lucas center was at ... Read More about Is electromagnetic radiation dangerous?
The same authors as in my previous post also did a survey of the literature for migraine prophylaxis.MAIN RESULTS: Twenty-two trials with 4419 participants (mean 201, median 42, range 27 to 1715) met the inclusion criteria. Six trials (including two large trials with 401 and 1715 patients) compared ... Read More about Acupuncture effective for migraine prophylaxis