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Health in a Heartbeat is a daily radio series that features two-minute segments providing consumer-health information and the latest news on medical research, patient-care breakthroughs and health-care industry trends. A production of the University of Florida Health Science Center News & Communication staff and WUFT-FM in Gainesville, Fl, Health in a Heartbeat airs on public radio stations in more than 55 markets nationwide.
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Every Thursday the medical students at the University of Iowa and their co-host Dave Etler sit on some comfy couches and talk about the margins of medicine. We're here to amuse, inform, and educate...in exactly that order. The opinions expressed are formed by the sleep deprived and are thus likely ill-considered and noticeably spur-of-the-moment. And definitely not those of the University of Iowa. We hunger for your questions, comments, and suggestions at http://theshortcoat.com.
Exclusive, insightful audio interviews by our staff with healthcare/security leading practitioners and thought-leaders
In March of 2009 Pharmacy Industry Innovator – Todd Eury founded the Pharmacy Podcast Show and dedicated the programs to his pharmacy industry contacts, prospects, and customers. The Pharmacy Podcast Show is about good useable content, information, and innovative ideas that we believe will help privately owned pharmacy businesses. We dedicated our programming to Independent Retail, Long-term Care, Specialty, Small Chain, – Pharmacy Businesses and have dedicated content for each of these specific pharmacy business models. The Pharmacy Podcast Show is about dynamic people in the pharmacy industry making a difference for our profession.
Welcome to the GW Office for Clinical Practice Innovations Podcast series! Join us every month as Dr. Jesse Pines interviews innovative leaders in the healthcare industry about how they are changing healthcare.
Focusing on business issues in health care. Written by David E. Williams, President of the Health Business Group
Caregivers Speak! Is the first LIVE online support group created by and for caregivers. Moderated by Margery Pabst, eCareDiary’s caregiving expert and author of Enrich Your Caregiving Journey, it airs live on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 2:00pm EST. Each month three caregivers share personal perspectives and what worked for them during a specific challenge. During the last 10 minutes of the program, you are invited to participate with questions or comments. Empowering Family Caregivers airs live on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month at 2:00pm EST. Renowned authors and eldercare experts are interviewed. Caregiver and Physician Conversations airs live on the last Tuesday each month at 2:00pm EST. Host Margery Pabst interviews physicians and experts on the challenges confronting patients and their families.
Interviews of leaders and innovators in pharmaceutical marketing.
The Cochrane Library (www.cochranelibrary.com) is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes the full text of thousands of Cochrane systematic reviews, providing the highest level of evidence on the effects of different treatments. The Cochrane Library is published on behalf of Cochrane, (www.cochrane.org) an international, not-for-profit organization and source of up-to-date knowledge about the effects of health care. The podcasts summarise some of the new and updated Cochrane reviews. These Evidence Pods tackle many different health-related subjects relevant to everyone, from specialist health-care professionals to patients and families.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) presents a weekly audio update that highlights consumer health news and accompanying information from MedlinePlus.gov. MedlinePlus.gov is created by NLM and provides free, non-commercial consumer health and medical information from the National Institutes of Health as well as other reliable sources. NLM is the world's largest medical library and is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. 'To Your Health: NLM update' replaces NLM's 'Director’s Comments' podcast.
RARECast is a Global Genes podcast hosted by veteran journalist Daniel Levine. It focuses on the intersection of rare disease with business, science, and policy.
Your Caregiving Journey, with Denise Brown of Caregiving.com, delves into discussions about your caregiving situations. Each week, we'll tackle a topic related to the challenges of caring for a family member or friend.
The latest on medical advances and research news.
Bringing new ideas to practice manager life. Improve office processes and employee relations to create a pleasant and productive medical office.
Important facts about Medicare in everyday English that everyone can understand. Hosted by Jae W. Oh, MBA, CFP CLU, ChFC, author or top-rated, top-selling Maximize Your Medicare.
A weekly feature on The Big Talker, the Doctor's show features the area top Docs discussing a wide range of medical topics.
The Senior Care Corner Show with hosts Kathy and Barry from SeniorCareCorner.com, where family members and other caregivers of senior adults find information, tools and solutions to enhance the lives of senior loved ones. Each episode includes news items of interest to families and caregivers, a feature segment with in depth discussion of a topic of interest and a quick tip for families and caregivers.
Where laughter is the best medicine.
New Directions in Health Care aims to bring the work of our programs to life though audio interviews with the health care professionals, administrators, policy makers, advocates, and patients on the frontlines of health care.
Plante Moran is pleased to announce our Healthcare Podcast Series, a monthly short-form audio discussion with our subject matter experts produced to give healthcare providers quick value solutions to the most common challenges they face today in the areas of finance and operations.
Our pharmacists and natural health staff take pride in being able to provide health information direct to you in person or on the phone. Now, with the launch of our very own podcast, we can provide information on a weekly basis touching on a wide variety of health topics. Thank you for subscribing to our free podcast and we look forward to seeing you in the store!
Family Caregivers Unite! is an interactive Internet talk radio show that helps empower and inform those who serve as caregivers to loved ones.
It appears that premature babies benefit greatly when they hear their mother’s voice, especially while still in the hospital. Researchers have shown that preemies in the neonatal intensive care unit may experience more cognitive development the more their mothers interact with them. That’s compared with infants who only hear the everyday noises of an ICU. These findings were published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Premature babies often experience developmental problems tied to hearing and language. So the researchers sought to find out how they’re affected by the time spent in an incubator instead of inside their mother’s womb. The research team chose a group of preemies born at 25 to 32 weeks gestation. About half of the babies were assigned to hear the normal noises of the hospital, while the other half heard the recorded heartbeat and voices of their respective mothers. They listened to those recordings three hours a day for a month. The researchers...
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. John Zavell, the owner of his practice in Toledo, Ohio joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss a popular procedure among mothers, called the Mommy Makeover. Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. John Zavell discuss the following: What is a Mommy Makeover and why has it become so popular? What procedures are included in a Mommy Makeover? What can patients expect the recovery process to be like for this procedure? Who would you recommend this procedure to or who would be a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover? How long after childbirth can this procedure be done –particularly in relation to body healing and breast feeding? Duration: 16:40 John F. Zavell, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Toledo and Northwest Ohio area since 1993. He has focused his practice on cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. Dr. Zavell has been an investigator for the Mentor and Allergan...
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TIPS FOR HILL DAY #CCH2015 This whole show is about Compounders on Capitol Hill but before Dave and I get to chatting about how to be a successful advocate on the Hill and our virtual hill day, I want to thank the Compounders Group for sponsoring this episode. The Compounders Group is the premier buying group by compounding pharmacists for compounding pharmacists. Take a moment and visit their site at www.TheCompoundersGroup.com and be sure to tune in next week when I chat with Dana Reed Kane, Matt Buderer & Susanne Williams. Be sure to read Lauren Onsa’s article: Hill Day: What Not To Wear Edition in the latest issue of Pharmacy Marketing Quarterly. You can read that by visiting our new publication page IACPRx.org/Publications.Follow us on social media!http://FB.com/IACPRxhttp://FB.com/IACPRxPubshttp://Twitter.com/IACPRxhttp://Twitter.com/IACPRxPubshttp://Instagram.com/IACPRxhttp://Instagram.com/IACPRxPubs
You use your smartphone to check the weather, take a look at your stock portfolio, track your exercise routine and much, much more. In the near future, smartphones may be used for a whole new purpose: analyzing blood samples for health screenings. Researchers from Columbia University have developed a device known as a “dongle” that they say can tell from a very small amount of blood if a person has either H-I-V or syphilis. The dongle plugs into and draws power from a smartphone. It has a small area where the blood sample must be deposited. The device is paired with an app that guides the user through its operation. A simple finger prick is all it takes to get results. In about 15 minutes, the test results are ready. The device is suited for remote locations with few health care resources and populations skeptical of extensive medical testing. To demonstrate this, the Columbia University scientists sent some of the dongles to Rwanda. There, trained medical workers used them to test blood...
Did you know that nurses acquire musculoskeletal injuries at higher rates than construction workers? As the American nursing workforce ages, and patients grow heavier, moving patients continues to be a very dangerous activity for hospital staff. Hospitals and staff should all be concerned about the implications of serious muslculoskeletal injuries which can be painful, financially costly for everyone involved, cause staffing issues, and even end careers. In this episode, Dr. Pamela Cipriano, President of the American Nurses Association, calls in to talk to Jesse about the issue of nursing injuries. Dr. Jesse Pines is the director of The George Washington University Office for Clinical Practice Innovation and a professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy. For more information about GW's OCPI, visit our website: http://smhs.gwu.edu/clinicalinnovation/ and for additional podcast interviews, check out the "Urgent Matters" Podcast for the latest interviews with innovators in emergency...
Dr. Gerald Crabtree, Chief Operating Officer and Director at PharmaCyte Biotechnology, a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing targeted treatments for cancer and diabetes using its signature live-cell encapsulation technology, Cell-in-a-Box joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Health News Channels. Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Gerald Crabtree discuss the following: In an effort to understand how the Melligen cells works, can you explain what happens to the pancreas in Type 1 diabetes? Why are liver cells such good candidates to replace the damaged cells in the pancreas? What have early lab trials shown? How does PharmaCyte’s Cell-in-the-Box help the melligen cells do their jobs? How will this technology help the lives of those patients living with Type 1 Diabetes? Duration: 15:55 Dr. Gerald Crabtree is PharmaCyte’s Chief Operating Officer. Since 1985, Dr. Crabtree has been involved with various biopharmaceutical companies where he has...
https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/hbdew0035-david-e-williams-interviews-dr-reed-tuckson.mp3 Dr. Reed Tuckson Rankings reports are a great way to spur the public and policymakers to pay attention to important issues. The 2015 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report from the United Health Foundation, released today, is a case in point. It combines a holistic approach to the definition of health with detailed information for each state. I had an opportunity to interview Dr. Reed Tuckson, senior medical advisor to the Foundation, about the report. (0:12) What is the purpose of this report? (1:28) What should we learn from the high-ranking states and the low-ranking ones? What are some success stories? (3:28) The report includes a “call to action” from Dr. Jewel Mullen, based on a national prevention strategy. Who is Dr. Mullen and what is the strategy? (4:55) The report mentions Alzheimer’s and dementia. There is rising prevalence, no cure, and not a lot of effective treatments...
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Having your first baby changes life in countless ways. Suddenly, you go from sleeping soundly each night to waking at the tiniest peep from the nursery. Cash flies out of your pocket at record speed to pay for diapers and doctor’s appointments. And free time … What’s that? Anticipating baby’s arrival may even make parents-to-be reconsider the family pet. How will Fido get along with your bundle of joy? A new study shows furry friends actually may benefit baby. Researchers writing in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy say living with a dog or cat indoors during the first year of life can significantly reduce a kid’s chances of becoming allergic to these animals during childhood. The researchers studied nearly 600 children from birth. Based on information provided by the tots and their parents, the scientists concluded that boys who lived with a dog at home in the first year of life were about half as likely to be allergic to dogs at 18. The same held true for babies of either...
eCareDiary will speak to Barbara Allan, author of bestselling book, "Conquering Arthritis" on the process of dealing and healing from arthritis.
We need validation. Leave a review: iTunes | Stitcher They stand up every day in the front of the room, going on about the nitty-gritty details of this or that, while your desperate fear of missing something that will be on the test is coming off you like an odor. But who are these lecturers and professors, […]
PharmaGuy interviews Thomas P. Stossel, M.D., visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, about his new book, PharmaPhobia, and his call to action against the "Conflict of Interest Movement." In PHARMAPHOBIA: How the Conflict of Interest Myth Undermines American Medical Innovation (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2015), Tom Stossel describes how an ideological crusade, stretching over the last quarter century, has used distortion and flawed logic to make medical innovation even harder in a misguided pursuit of theoretical professional purity. Questions/Topics of Discussion What is the "conflict-of-interest myth" (you also refer to the "conflict-of-interest movement" and the "conflict-of-interest narrative")? What regulations have been adopted as a result of this conflict-of-interest narrative? Are there legitimate conflict-of-interest concerns that should be addressed by policymakers? How have bureaucrats, reporters, politicians, and lawyers benefitted...
Strange as it might seem at first, trials can help people who volunteer to take part but then don’t actually join the study. Helen McNaught from Cambridge in England tells us her story, and how it changed her life.
https://healthbb.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/hbdewe034-david-e-williams-interviews-navinet-ceo-frank-ingari.mp3 Frank Ingari, NaviNet CEO Frank Ingari is CEO of NaviNet, which positions itself as a “real-time healthcare communications network leading the transformation of payer-provider collaboration…” The payer/provider collaboration theme seems a little utopian, but I’m open minded and gave Frank a chance to explain why it’s real. Have a listen and let me know what you think. (0:10) How will value based healthcare change the relationship between payers and providers? (2:04) Do commercial plans, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid managed care plans differ in their path toward a value based system? (7:47) You talk about payer/provider “collaboration,” which is not how I think of the typical payer/provider relationship. Help me understand the term “collaboration.” Is that real? (13:14) What are some key points of friction that NaviNet addresses? How do you do it? (15:45) Patients generally...
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With Memorial Day just around the corner, you might already be planning the menu at your barbecue or checking out which of your neighbors will have the best spread. But if you’re a people-pleaser, you might want to think less about what type of burger meat is best and more about how to navigate noshing on all that fattening food. New research from Case Western Reserve University found that those who avoid rocking the boat at social gatherings are more likely to overeat to appease the host — and while they’re at it, they’ll probably treat themselves to foods they’d normally avoid, like mac and cheese or cake. Researchers had about 100 undergraduate students complete surveys on how strongly they wanted to please others. Then, a stranger, who they thought was a study participant, offered each of them a bowl of M&Ms. Researchers recorded how much the students took and then asked them how much they ate and why. The results revealed that people pleasers tend to eat more if they thought others...
Christian Drapeau, Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer of Stemtech International, a leader in the field of stem cell nutrition, and Author of “Cracking the Stem Cell Code” joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and News Channels to discuss his innovative research & development of Stemtech’s all natural, stem cell nutrition products. Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Christian Drapeau discuss the following: What is stem cell nutrition? And how can we enhance our own stem cells? You are the co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Stemtech International, a pioneer in the field of stem cell nutrition. Can you tell our listeners about Stemtech’s nutritional products? Can anyone take Stemtech’s all natural nutritional products? Stemtech also developed DermaStem Renewal Serum. How does DermaStem work to rejuevenate the skin and reduce signs of premature aging? Stemtech’s SE2 is the world’s first all natural supplement documented to support the release of adult stem...
One of the major challenges facing researchers doing trials is maintaining the momentum for recruitment. Valerie Smith a research midwife from the Health Research Board’s Trial Methodology Research Network in Ireland, tells us about one of her strategies, based on the power of tea.
The organisation of clinical trials is a challenge in its own right and a variety of types of research can help find the most appropriate ways to ensure that trials succeed. In this Evidence Pod, Helen McAneney, a Lecturer in Research Methodology in the Northern Ireland Network for Trials Methodology Research, in Queen’s University Belfast describes how network analysis might help.
If trials are to change lives, their findings need to focus on the outcomes that really matter to people making decisions about health and social care. One of the ways to do this is through the use of core outcome sets that should be used across all trials in a particular area of health. The COMET Initiative is helping to support this, and Liz Gargon from the University of Liverpool in the UK updates us on their work.
One of the ways in which trials might change lives is by including their results in systematic reviews. When this happens, we still need to know the best way to present this information to decision makers. Lisa Maguire from Queen's University in Belfast, Northern Ireland tells us about a study that investigated this.
Successful trials require input from a wide range of people, beyond those who designed and are running the research. Patients and their practitioners are key and, in some cases, the parents or the carers of the patient might also be vital to helping the trial to change lives. Heather Bagley from Manchester, whose son has autism tells us their story.
Ron Lanton - discusses Pharmacy Business Law with the Carman & Mazina Law Firm. Episode 218 interview on the Pharmacy Podcast Show is with Natallia Mazina who is a partner in the law firm of Carman & Mazina. The California firm specializes in pharmacy and business law. Our discussion covered topics such as how can independent community pharmacies overcome business obstacles like closed networks, unfair national PBM practices, and become better aligned with accountable care organizations (ACOs). Carman & Mazina Pharmacy and Business Attorneys 404 San Anselmo Ave. San Anselmo, CA 94960 Phone: (415) 802-4750 www.cmpharmlaw.com
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There’s an old stereotype that says teenagers sleep too much. Today, it appears that many of them aren’t sleeping enough, due to their use of smartphones, video games, computers and similar items. That’s the conclusion of a study published recently in the journal B-M-J Open, which looked at electronic media use by almost 10,000 Norwegian youths, ages 16 to 19. In the study, researchers surveyed teens in one Norwegian county in 2012. Participants were asked which of six popular electronic devices they used … and how much time they spent using these devices on weekdays, before and after school. The researchers also asked what time the teens went to bed on weeknights and when they woke up. It turned out that teens who spent a lot of time online were more likely to get less than the recommended eight to nine hours of sleep. The researchers also found that virtually all the participants reported using electronic media during the last hour before they went to bed. In the U-S, an estimated 97...
Dr. James Shire, the Founder of Shire Facial Plastic Surgery located in Chattanooga, Tennessee joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to discuss what patients should know about facial rejuvenation. Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. James Shire discuss the following: What is your recommendation to patients who choose facial procedures based on short recovery times? What common misconceptions do you find patients have during your consult with them for a facial procedure? What are the benefits of a mini facelift or a facelift? After getting a surgical facial procedure, what are your general recommendations to maintain their new look and prolong results? As a surgeon, what important questions should patients be asking during their consultation? Duration: 15:03 Dr. James R. Shire has combined a lifelong interest in the arts with a career in medicine in his practice of facial plastic surgery. Dr. Shire is Board Certified by the American Board...
Nick Sireau’s efforts to find a cure for his children’s rare genetic disease alkaptonuria caused him to confront struggles faced by many people within the rare disease community as they seek to raise funds, foster research, and learn about running clinical trials and supporting patients. The experience led him to create Findacure, an organization that seeks to train, mentor, and empower patient groups. We spoke to Sireau, chairman of Findacure, about the organization, where it is focusing its efforts, and why he prefers the term “fundamental” diseases to “rare diseases.”
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We've saved our caree's life too many times to count. The fear of the loss and the power of the saving can become a toxic combination. Holly, who cared for her husband, joins us to discuss how we can cope when we realize we've become a hovering family caregiver who fell into the trap of playing God.
Like trying to reach a mosquito bite on your upper back, scientists have been struggling to get at an answer to why we itch — and why it feels so good to scratch an itch — ever since it was proven that itching is a separate sensation than pain. Like pain, itching involves a system of nerves, molecules and cellular receptors that allow communication between the skin and the brain. While there’s some overlap between the circuits that communicate both pain and itchiness, there are enough unique pathways to distinguish itch as its own condition. New research also shows that scratching an itch activates numerous areas in the brain beyond mere sensation: areas involved in pleasure, reward, addiction, craving and motivation. This could help explain why scratching an itch also feels so good … and why scratching is prevalent among most species of the animal kingdom. This finding could also lead to new treatments for itching disorders, such as chronic itching. Chronic itching has no direct cause;...
Dr. Daniel Twogood a Chiropractor who has been practicing in Apple Valley, California for over 30 years and the author of his fourth book, Chronic Pain Gone 90 Days joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Pain Management Channels. Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Daniel Twogood discuss the following: Your book is called Chronic Pain Gone 90 Days. Is that realistic? Can a person recover from chronic pain in just 90 days? So what does cause chronic pain? So why is the body failing to heal? So does that mean chronic pain sufferers need to change their diets? Should people eat a vegan diet, or eat organic food? What are some of those things that cause chronic pain? Aren’t dairy foods supposed to be good for you, like for strong bones? Are there some non-dairy substitutes that people can use instead? That’s depressing because lots of people love chocolate. What about dark chocolate? So if patients avoid the pro-inflammatory things that cause inflammation, how long...
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We need validation. Leave a review: iTunes | Stitcher Dave returns from his vacation at Disney World in sunny Florida, and recaps for Senuri Jayatilleka, John Pienta, and Cole Cheney his fascination with how Disney takes your money and makes you love it. How does that relate to medicine? Who cares, it’s fun! And Suri is […]
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Urinary tract infections are no fun, but new research shows they may have a silver lining. Along with infections in the gut and the genitals, U-T-I-s seemed to be linked with a lower incidence of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from Sweden say their study of more than 6,000 people showed participants had a 29 percent lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in the two years following an infection in the gut. Infections in the genitals were associated with a 20 percent lower risk, while U-T-I-s carried a 22 percent lower risk. The researchers also looked for ties between rheumatoid arthritis and several other common infections: prostatitis, sinus infections, upper respiratory tract infections, pneumonia and tonsillitis. Interestingly, no significant links were found between rheumatoid arthritis and these illnesses. The idea that infections may be linked to the disease has been floating around for years, but so far it has not been conclusively affirmed or rejected. In recent years...
Fellowship Trained Eye Plastic Surgeon and Board Certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Deborah Sherman, who has the highest level of training in plastic surgery around the eyes joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel. Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Deborah Sherman discuss the following: What does “lose your 11” refer to? How does BOTOX relieve the ‘11’? What would you say are some common misconceptions about BOTOX? What is the most important thing you tell your patients about getting BOTOX treatments? What other issues can BOTOX resolve? Duration: 17:39 Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Sherman has been performing eyelid surgery for over twenty years. She is recognized as a top plastic surgeon for eyes and is often invited to teach her innovative approaches to her colleagues at national meetings. She has also been invited overseas to teach these advanced cosmetic techniques to surgeons throughout Russia and China. Dr. Sherman received her...
Episode 5 - USP 800 - with Scot Maitland This week I caught up with Dave Miller, our Executive Vice President and CEO to talk about USP 800 and IACP Comments.Today's podcast is brought to you by The Compounders Group. The Compounders Group is the premier buying group, by compounding pharmacists, for compounding pharmacists. For more information on the Compounders Group visit them at TheCompoundersGroup.com and like their Facebook page.For more information on how to engage, visit the IACP website at IACPRx.org. If you're not a member, join us today.The deadline to comment on the four guidance documents is May 31st. Submit your comments online through USP.org.Read the summary document today on our website at IACPRx.org.There are 22 days until Compounders on Capitol Hill - online registration ends on Friday, May 15. Register today at IACPRx.org/CCH and be sure to read Lauren Onsa's article Hill Day: What Not To Wear Edition.
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Today we’re talking with attorney Daniel Whitehouse about healthcare law as it relates to HIPAA requirements, FIPA and regulations for practices. Daniel is an attorney with Whitehouse & Cooper and practices Business and Technology Law. Prior to attending law school, he worked for one of the largest international IT service providers and managed IT infrastructures of some of the world’s largest companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He earned his law degree from Stetson University, where he was the co-valedictorian of his class and Editor in Chief of the law review. He uses his technology background in the practice of law by representing technology companies that service multiple industries, including healthcare. He is often retained to translate “geek” into “law” and vice versa.
Approximately 32 million people in the United States develop toenail fungus … and something other than not wearing shoes on the pool deck or in the gym shower may be to blame. People may have their parents to thank when they develop the brown, wrinkly toenails caused by an infection from the same fungus that causes athlete’s foot. A 2002 study suggested that your susceptibility to get the infection is a single-gene, dominant trait. The same study showed that even in a married couple in which one person has the infection and the other doesn’t, the infection-free person rarely develops the infection. But half of the couple’s children did develop the disease, suggesting your genes determine your susceptibility. And because the infection is not life-threatening, there is likely little interest in dedicating research funding to finding the gene that determines a person’s susceptibility. A group of fungi called dermatophytes (dər-ˈma-tə-ˌfīt) causes the infections. Once established, these fungi...