The Patient Advocate

ASTM e2147 Revised For 2018

When the Congress under the Clinton administration passed the health information portability and privacy act commonly known and referenced as HIPPA there was a recognition that while healthcare would benefit from the creation of electronic medical records that such a development also posed inherent problems. Electronic records are easily modified deleted and viewed without detection. In order to assure the integrity of our electronic medical records regulations were promulgated to address these problems.

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Eight Steps To Avoid Cervical Cancer (Updated)

Modern medicine offers many therapeutic treatments to women diagnosed with invasive cancer. Prevention, however, is far better than cure. The best protection a woman has against cervical cancer is to develop a trusting relationship with a gynecologist and follow the guidelines listed in this article.

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A World Free Of Polio – Not Yet

In the February 11, 2016 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine the first perspective article was titled “A World Free of Polio – The Final Steps”. Frankly I was shocked by what I read. Beginning in the 1980’s, a series of lawsuits were filed against the Lederle drug company, which was owned by American Cyanamid at the time. These lawsuits were filed first in state and then in federal court and all were based on the proposition that an innocent person, either a vaccine recipient infant or a family member of a recipient, had acquired paralytic polio as a consequence of having been inoculated with the Sabin oral attenuated vaccine or coming in contact with infants who were vaccinated.

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FDA Warns Against Power Morcellators

There has been much written about power morcellators for fibroid surgery and onset of disseminated cancer. Andrew Kaunitz, editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, comments on the topic.

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Cervical Cancer Kills

According to Journal Watch.org over 10% of U.S. women have not been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. One quarter of women without health insurance are unscreened. It is tragic that one of the few cancers that

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Cervical Cancer Rates Have Increased

This is an article that was written by Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer MedPage Today.   The title of the article is Have Cervical CA Rates Been Underestimated, Published May 12, 2014. Mr. Bankhead’s piece is based on the work of Ann

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Is Medicine Up To Date?

“Up to Date” is an online scientific medical practice resource available to physicians and anyone else who is willing to pay the annual subscription fee. Of interest, up-to-date now e-mails clinical “practice changing updates” to subscribers. The practice updates affect

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