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Analysis of Proposition 28 on California June Ballot

This weekend I was voting and decided to do a thorough analysis of proposition 28. You can see the detailed results here:  

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Justify Rates in California

If you have not done so yet, please visit to get an initiative on a ballot for insurance companies to justify rate increases.

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BA or BS Degree Should Not Be A Requirement for Med School

Doctors have been revered in most countries because they deal with keeping us alive. We often put them on a pedestal because they’ve touched/saved a life of a loved one. I believe that’s great (as doctors have saved my life) … Continue reading

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Apple Juice, Arsenic, and Dr. Oz

I am sure most parents have heard of Dr. Oz’s claims this week that many of the brands of apple juice, tested by a lab that he hired, had elevated levels of arsenic. Doing a quick Google search, I found … Continue reading

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Google Body Browser Looks Good

It’s a great learning tool and it’s very fast (at least in Chrome). You can search for any anatomical term and it will display. Google Body Browser Here is an example of searching for clavicle.

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Repost: Review of Anthem BlueCross “Compare Facility Cost and Quality” Tool

I have not been very happy with the way Anthem BlueCross has been raising premiums for the past five years, but at least they are spending some of the money on tools that improve patient experience. In order to access … Continue reading

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IPhone App Released

We recently finished an IPhone application to access information. Currently it’s a read only with ability to vote for helpful cases. Give it a try!

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Cell Phone Radiation

Someday we will find out the true effects of electromagnetic radiation on human beings. “What we showed is glucose metabolism (a sign of brain activity) increases in the brain in people who were exposed to a cellphone in the area … Continue reading

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MRI Tips: Open vs. Closed, Price, Prescription

The last time I had an MRI was twelve years ago. I just went to a place recommended by the doctor not carrying for the cost since my insurance covered it 100%. This time around I decided to do some … Continue reading

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Knee Pain Treatment Cases

There are some interesting new cases posted on the site including this case on Knee Medial Meniscus Tear Treatment. Here is an excerpt from the case: What helped the most initially was bed rest, using crutches and taking aspirin or … Continue reading

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