“Medicare-for-all”: The Culprit, Not the Cure

WOW, Medicare-for-all will cost only another $32 trillion!  A drop in the bucket.  We deserve to pay nothing, right? Free healthcare—put it in my basket—I'll take 3 of them! When will proponents of "Medicare-for-all" understand the cost of healthcare is based not on greed, fraud, waste, and abuse (although they do contribute), but rather on our utilization?!  In other words,... Read More

Healthcare Industry Hand Hygiene Compliance: Zero Tolerance

The American Journal of Infection Control recently published a study on hand hygiene compliance (HHC) among healthcare workers. Here are some key findings from the report: Hand hygiene compliance was 91% for health workers observed overtly. For workers who were observed covertly, hand hygiene compliance was 49.3%. HHC based on covert observation increased to 66.9% after an intervention.   To... Read More

And a Side Order of Health and Wellness?

  Since 2014, some restaurants in cities across the country have been adding a surcharge to patrons' bills: a healthcare or health and wellness charge.  Restaurants in Los Angeles in 2014 began adding a 3% healthcare surcharge, to draw patrons' attention to the rising costs of employee healthcare.  Unfortunately, not all monies in San Francisco were making it to employees'... Read More

Spot Skin Cancer Early

  Well, check you out! No, seriously. Take a look at your skin. Check it. All of it. See anything unusual? Any new spots? Any moles that look different than you remember? Knowing how your skin normally looks is the first step to spotting a potential problem. And that’s a good thing. Skin cancer is highly treatable when caught early, according to... Read More