Is Virtual Currency the Future of how Docs Get Paid?

bitcoinA number of medical professionals in the United States now take payment by Bitcoin. Yes, that Bitcoin–the controversial peer-to-peer open source digital currency network tech blogs constantly cover, with crashing and surging value.

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The Increasing Importance of Population Health Management

hcmWith National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo declaring population health management as one of ONC’s primary focuses for 2014, it no doubt also will be a topic to watch at HIMSS14 in Orlando, Fla. next week. Such tools increasingly are being seen as essential to the success of accountable care organizations, which are expected to double this year from the estimated 500 currently in operation.

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An Apple A Day Helps Prevent Heart Disease In Just One Month

heartappleFolklore has always claimed an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  Now we also know apples are fast-acting.  Eating just one a day for a month can get you significant cardiovascular benefits. 

Researchers at Ohio State University found eating one apple every day for just four weeks can lower blood levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein – commonly called the “bad” LDL cholesterol – by 40% in healthy, Continue reading

Is GMO Farming Poisoning The World’s Drinking Water?

gmo_farmingMonsanto’s Herbicide Linked To Groundwater Contamination

In a groundbreaking study published in the journal Analytical and last year, evidence surfaced that  the active ingredient in the Monsanto’s patented herbicide Roundup, is flowing freely into the groundwater in areas where it is Continue reading