Monthly Archives: May 2013

Who owns your DNA

DNA is the building block for our genes. Our genes make us who we are by determining eye and hair color, height and all sorts of other stuff like medical problems and disease. The Supreme Court will soon be hearing … Continue reading

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Are conservative values in Missouri truly conservative?

The Missouri Legislature failed to act on Medicaid expansion before it recessed this year and the decision to not take action had to be political – here’s why I think so. The Missouri Legislature is conservative and Republicans hold the … Continue reading

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A few firsts

As you know we’re expecting our second child in July of this year and we thought it would be fun to take our four-year old son with us to a 3D ultrasound.  Turns out that it wasn’t fun at all, … Continue reading

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Moore, OK needs more prayers

It’s ironic, in a terrible sort of way, that I post this blog on the two-year anniversary of the tragic tornado that claimed over 160 lives in Joplin. Just two days ago an even bigger and stronger tornado devastated Moore, … Continue reading

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The charge confusion – let me simplify

A couple of weeks ago CMS unveiled charges and reimbursements data for about 3,000 hospitals across the country.  The information demonstrated a dramatic variation between hospitals treating similar patients in different parts of the country.  The information created a media … Continue reading

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500

This is the 500th blog I’ve posted so it’s a milestone of some sort.  Let me share with you a few of the things I’ve learned from blogging.  You never really know what people might find interesting.  I’m amazed at the feedback … Continue reading

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Always Ready

OK so I know we celebrated hospital week at GVMH this past week BUT this week is the true hospital week.  The link below will take you to a short (30 second video) that puts the value of hospitals into perspective.  … Continue reading

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