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Richard J Jackson – Essay: Meteorologists and the sacred position between people and science.

SEATTLE—At the core of medical and of public health training, we learn that you cannot just look narrowly at the problem in front of you, you are obliged to look for the systemic causes, how did the patient get into this state and what are the challenges going forward? Failing to do so is malpractice. If an internist were to …

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – Flu Fallacies and Getting Flu-Ready – Flu Survival – 03.01.16

Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews board-certified internal medicine and concierge physician, Dr. Ken Redcross, MD. Dr. Redcorss is founder of Redcross Concierge, a personalized medical practice designed to enhance the patient doctor relationship while providing convenient access to a full spectrum of healthcare services and holistic and wellness counseling. As one of the first full service concierge, personalized medical practices in the United States, Redcross’ patient portfolio includes executives, athletes and entertainers, as well as individuals from all walks and stages of life. His focus on developing the patient doctor bond is a unique characteristic of his concierge services that allows for a more strategic and customized approach to each patient’s healthcare plan. Redcross earned his medical degree from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, specializing in internal medicine. He has extensive on camera experience with major national television shows including “The Doctors,” “The Insider” and E! Entertainment Television.

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Adam Johnson – Black and Hispanic People Have Longer Hospital Wait Times in America Than Whites

A short study [3] released Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine found that minorities wait, on average, 25% longer to obtain medical care than do whites. The period waiting for care, or  “clinic time” for White americans was about 80 minutes. For African-Americans it was 99, and for hispanics it was 105. The reasons for this disparity and varied and not entirely clear. Face-to-face …

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Cooking oil industry contributes to inflammation and premature death

For thousands of years, olive oil was known to be beneficial for health. Muhammad, the ancient prophet of Islam, applied it to his head and advised his followers to use it on their bodies as it was good and life giving. It was also revered as “holy oil” and used in baptism within the Christian church for centuries. Even the …

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Eating This Food Daily Linked to 20% Cut in Health-Related Deaths

A recent study has found that consuming more nuts was associated with decreased overall and cardiovascular disease mortality – associated with death rates cut by as much as a fifth. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, involved 71,764 people living in the southern US and 134,265 Chinese people – one a cohort of men, the other of women – living in Shanghai, China. …