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How to Deliver Value Based Surgical Care

Migrating fee for service care to value based care is an ongoing promise and process. Here is why it is so hard to kill fee for service care.

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Partial Eclipse of the Heart

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The Best Resources for Anxiety

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Diet: Choosing How to Be Wrong

I am quite confident about the fundamental truths of diet for good health. I am quite confident because they are predicated on a massive aggregation of evidence of every description, spanning methods, populations, and decades. I am quite confident because I share these convictions with a veritable who’s who of leading experts, with predilections from vegan to Paleo, from all around the globe.

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Behind Every Hard Case, There is a Hard Decision

Like most physicians, I could write a book about hard cases. Many of them bring back memories purposely suppressed only slightly below our subconscious. Cases of severe multi-organ trauma, child abuse, social discord, DIC with uncontrollable hemorrhage, complicated zebras, etc. Regardless of the complexity of the cases, difficult cases come with difficult decisions.

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Science and Sense in a Post-Truth World: How Do We Know?

In my work and my world, I am dealing routinely with whiplash-inducing headlines about health, and nutrition in particular (“no, wait, fruits and vegetables are bad for us this week!”) that raise questions about science, sense, and knowledge. When whatever we think we know, however reliably we think we know it, is called into question so routinely, it begs the question: how do we know? 

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Strokes of Unkind Fate

A crisis, it has been said, is a dangerous opportunity. One presumes that crises vary with regard to both. Some, no doubt, are more dangerous while providing less opportunity.