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Nikki Johnson’s War on the “Healthcare Cartel”

Nicole Johnson, a staff pediatrician at Cleveland’s highly regarded Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital, is the rare physician who not only dares to speak truth to power, she shouts it. It’s a potential career-ending move and given that Johnson loves her job and still paying back medical school loans, her outspokenness is even more daring.

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How to REALLY Reform U.S. Healthcare

President Biden last week unveiled a tough talking executive order that included some healthcare reform initiatives. Biden deserves an A on rhetoric but a D on concrete measures. Here are some efforts that should be considered as part of any serious attempt to overhaul America’s dysfunctional healthcare industry and improve patient care for all Americans.

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Loonie Tunes: What Canada Pays Hospital CEOS

The pay differential between U.S. and Canadian hospital CEOs readily explains why U.S. health care is the most expensive and least efficient in the world. Canadians get dramatically more bang for their loonies.

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Marion Mass M.D. vs Healthcare Suits

Dr. Marion Mass is waging a war against the corporate suits who have taken control of U.S. healthcare. Here’s why obscenely compensated hospital CEOs and others driving up the cost of medical care have good reason to fear the diminutive pediatrician and “recovering soccer mom.”

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Beware of Spine Surgeons!!!

Dr. John Sarno in a landmark book warned that most back surgery is unnecessary and potentially harmful. Here’s some insight about the character and transparency of a seemingly wide swath of physicians who are attracted to the specialty.

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When Hospitals Tell Lies

The tone, tenor, and truthfulness of a company’s news releases reflect the integrity and values of the CEO. A news release jointly issued this week by Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids and Beaumont Health in suburban Detroit suggests that Spectrum CEO Tina Freese Decker isn’t quite the Kumbaya choir leader she makes herself out to be.

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Nurses: The Suffering Heroes of Healthcare

The future of unions rests with the growing militancy and labor activism of nurses. Here’s why their lives increasingly depend on successfully taking on richly paid hospital managements — and so might yours.

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John Sarno’s Back Surgery Warnings

I’m not a doctor, and I don’t play one on TV. But I know a lot about excruciating back pain, and I’m alarmed by a report saying that spinal surgery is one of the fastest growing medical procedures. If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, there’s a book that can possibly provide you more relief than any orthopod or drug.

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