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Is Robotic Prostatectomy Bad Medicine?

Is prostate cancer surgery licensed medical malpractice? Is Robotic Prostatectomy Bad Medicine? Robotic prostatectomy remains a very controversial procedure – even amongst urologists. Prostate cancer surgery had its origins over 100 years ago when experimental trial and error surgery was permitted. In the 1980s this treatment philosophy for prostate cancer...

The Prostate Cancer Spectrum

Not all prostate cancers are equal
The Prostate Cancer Spectrum The Gleason 6 “cancer” fails to act as cancer. Despite low-power microscopic appearances suggesting a mild cancer, the very common Gleason grade 3 as in the Gleason 3+3 = 6 “cancer” fails to act like a cancer. The Gleason 6 or, G6 lacks the hallmarks of cancer on both...

8 Ways for Employers to Cut Health Insurance Costs

How businesses can reshape health benefits

Bert Vorstman and David Hartmann

8 Ways for Employers to Cut Health Insurance Costs The purpose of insurance is to mitigate the risk of an unlikely or costly event. In contrast, the health insurance industry has torpedoed the very purpose and benefit of insurance by exploiting the coverage of generally affordable, routine healthcare. A blueprint that...

What is Free Market Healthcare?

What is digital healthcare and healthcare consumerism?
What is Free Market Healthcare? Free market healthcare is the process that enables buyers (consumers) of healthcare services to connect directly with sellers (providers) for cash price care. On the other hand, healthcare consumerism refers to the mechanism whereby individuals obtain free market...

Is Healthcare a Right or a Privilege? 

Universal healthcare, national healthcare, single payer or free healthcare?
Is Healthcare a Right or a Privilege?  At first blush, it would seem correct that healthcare is a right. However, on reflection it is clearly not an easy answer. Let’s examine. What is healthcare? Healthcare is a combination of two issues, health and care.   Health is a state of being free from illness or...