Second Opinion

Second Opinion

An examination of medical ethics and the practioners who define them.

In some ways we have only ourselves to blames for our changing planet and its relationships with diseases.

For generations we’ve know that when we are watched, or think we are being watched, our behavior changes.  How can we use this to improve health?

The Affordability Care Act (aka Obama Care) turns ten this month.  Despite a decade of challenges and opposition from some, the bill remains broadly popular and has improved our health…

No drug, no matter how good, should escape regular scrutiny in terms of whether it is still needed and do the benefits outweigh the risks.

Physicians, nurses, and others at UCD are faced with a time-honored dilemma do they assume some risk to themselves to provide care to the public?

Without more research we could be under-utilizing the benefits of cannabis or over using the drug and causing additional problems.  There’s only one way to find out, and that’s with…

Full disclosure of hospital charges and POOMS (patient oriented outcomes that matter to us) will help drive the system toward higher quality care and lower costs.

Sometime simple solutions can have huge benefits.  A group of nurses found putting some money where the mouth is can save lives and reduce costs.  The cost?  $1.35.