ABSTRACT There has been no free market in American medicine for some 60 years. Voluntary, mutually advantageous exchanges between buyers and sellers have been impaired by government intervention. The patient-doctor relationship has been eroded or superseded by third-party contracts, as true insurance has been turned into prepayment schemes.
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a set of disorders including central obesity, raised fasting blood glucose (FBG) levels, elevated serum triglycerides (TG), low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) values and high blood pressure (HBP). Other definitions include impaired plasma insulin regulation and body mass index (BMI) changes. (1) Whichever definition is used, the presence of MS is associated […]
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Pathology’s future depends on training pathologists who are as facile with new technologies as they are with the microscope. Trainees must absorb, assimilate, and be ready to apply an unprecedented breadth of scientific and technologic knowledge and concepts and apply these skills as part of the patient treatment team. During the past decade, […]