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Mild hypertension doesn’t always need treatment, concerns about the doc-in-the-box, and who’s your doctor, really?: RightCare Weekly

September 18, 2014 In order to bring you more of the news you want to read, RightCare Weekly summarizes and interprets three important articles and provides headlines linking to the many other articles and editorials you’ll find interesting. As always, RightCare Weekly presents articles related to moving our healthcare system toward the right care for […]

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Guest post: Door-to-balloon time

September 18, 2014 By Aaron Segal, MD, and Richard Young, MD. The doctor in this story was Dr. Segal, who was in private practice in Plano, TX at the time of the incident. Dr. Segal now works for United Healthcare. The corresponding author is Dr. Young. I was four miles from home on a Saturday […]

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Shannon Brownlee: CVS clinics hurt America’s health care

September 17, 2014
By Shannon Brownlee, MSc

You know there’s a lot of money to be made in health care when a company voluntarily gives up peddling cigarettes — a $2-billion product line — to better market itself as a health-care-focused company. This month, all 7,700 CVS drugstores removed tobacco products from their shelves, and the company announced it was changing its name to CVS Health. Like Walmart and several other retailers, CVS is hoping to cash in on “retail medicine.”

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Healing Healthcare

September 3, 2014

On a sun-soaked spring afternoon this past May, a group of medical students gathered for rounds. As is customary, we arranged ourselves in a semicircular distribution around the patient. Yet this was no surgical amphitheater but rather the (far less sterile) courtyard of the new American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Our patient: Daniel Chester French’s monumental marble sculpture The Angel of Death and the Sculptor.

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