How managed care caused the mental health care crisis

by George H. Northrup, PhD

No one becomes a mental health professional—in my case, a clinical psychologist—for the financial rewards.

With comparable (or less) education, far more lucrative careers exist in law, business, or other health care specialties.  Psychotherapy tends to draw practitioners who are fascinated by the mysteries of the mind and who find satisfaction helping others in distress.   Money has typically been a …

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Vascular diseases that present as obstructive atherosclerotic arterial disease

by Joe F. Lau, MD and Jeffrey W. Olin, MD

Physicians who perform percutaneous endovascular procedures encounter a multitude of vascular diseases that may masquerade as obstructive atherosclerotic arterial disease. While atherosclerosis is clearly the most common condition seen, complex inflammatory, genetic or structural processes may either not be amenable to an endovascular approach or actually be harmful and thus lead to outcomes that are not …

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How to use an iPad in the OR during surgery

by Felasfa Wodajo, MD

The iPad has received a significant amount of attention in the health care arena since its introduction last year.

The attraction is fairly obvious; it is a portable, lightweight, powerful computing device with an intui-tive interface and a large library of built-in applications. In fact, major medical schools such as Read more…

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