Future of Public Hospitals as Private Hospitals?

Having worked on projects with public hospitals over the past few years, I got a taste of how complicated their funding is and how difficult their jobs are in taking all patients regardless of ability to pay. In these lean times, healthcare costs keep getting pushed further down the food chain. While most public hospitals […]

The Dog Ate My Homework, Or Was It My Toe?

After a pitcher of margaritas, Jerry Doutthet fell asleep and the dog ate his toe. That’s right, he didn’t wake up until the toe was already gone. Yeah, I think that might get me to the doctor to get my Type II diabetes treated. Bad dog, Kiko.

Overcoming the Public/Private Divide in Alzheimer’s Research

Sometimes, health problems get so big that all parties involved in the diagnosis and treatment business need to put aside personal ambition, academic glory and immediate company profits, and work together to find a solution. Somehow this has happened in a big way for Alzheimer's research.  The NIH, the FDA, academic researchers and various medical […]

Mississippi Looks to Iran for Healthcare Ideas

In the latest edition of the AARP Bulletin, there is a fascinating article on how Mississippi is taking a close look at Iranian village health houses as a solution to bringing much needed healthcare resources to the rural areas of the Mississippi delta. This unlikely scenario came about due to a collaboration between pediatrician Dr. […]

Implantable Glucose Monitor: Have They Finally Gotten It Right?

A San Diego-based device company has just finished successful trials for a continuous blood glucose monitor that is implanted in the lower abdomen. The device emits a blood glucose measurement every two minutes. In these initial animal trials, the monitoring device proved to be highly effective over a period of at least 7 and up to […]