Jan 232016

Texas chiropractors pitch questionable weight-loss program
Several Texas chiropractors, including one in the Austin area, have become franchise owners of a Pennsylvania-based weight-loss program that received an F rating from the Better Business Bureau for the past three years and uses a device that federal …

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Jan 122016

10 essential facts about obesity and medical weight loss
The beginning of the New Year means people make resolutions to better their life, one of the most common being a resolution to lose weight. Here are 10 must-know facts about obesity and medical weight loss that can turn a weight loss resolution into a …

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Jan 012016
How painful will health care costs be in 2016?
CBS News
The once-torrid growth rate of health care costs has slowed markedly, at least for now, and should maintain a more languid pace into the New Year and beyond. But why? The answer ranges far beyond the ebbing of general price escalation for other things, …

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Dec 312015

Health Affairs (blog)
3 costly healthcare megatrends to watch in 2016
Becker’s Hospital Review
Spending growth on prescription drugs has emerged as a primary concern for healthcare providers and consumers alike as growth rates continue to surge. Overall drug prices jumped an alarming 12.2 percent last year, which marked the highest rate of …
Six Big Trends To Watch In Health Care For 2016Health Affairs (blog)
Vitals Predicts What's Ahead in Health Care for 2016Business Wire (press release)

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Dec 262015
Tougher times in health care
As a physical therapist for more than 38 years, I am fed up with our health care system. The field has systematically reduced reimbursement for services. Compensation is now less than in the 1980s and continues to decline. In the 1980s, a new