Archive for January, 2012

GETTING INSURANCE TO PAY FOR PREVENTIVE HEALTH UNDER THE ACA

The “preventive health visit” portion of the ACA has given patients incentives to withhold information from their doctors lest any possible diagnosis code be written on the claim form during these visits.

Vitamin K and Arterial Calcification

I see that you are interested in drugs used to treat cardiovascular disease and also coagulation.  I was wondering if you had time to look at the scientific literature related to therapeutic doses of Vitamin K.  As you know, Vitamin K gets its name from the German word “koagulation.”  We know that Vitamin K plays […]

Radiation Damage of CT Scan Equivalent to 700 Chest X-Rays

It’s pretty amazing when you think about it. With just a few button pushes, a radiologist can produce a multidimensional view of your heart — a remarkably accurate diagnosis tool. But if you don’t have any clear symptoms of artery problems or heart disease, is it reasonable to use a CT scan as a precaution? […]