Nuestra Salud / Our Health

amartinez9's picture
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 2:23pm

Imagine esto… usted esta en una fiesta de familia y amigos, y de repente su compadre cae al suelo. Todos corren a su lado. Usted se da cuenta que él no esta respirando. Su primer instinto le dice que la cituación es grave. Usted pide que llamen a una ambulancia. Nerviosos y preocupados, todos estan al lado de su compadre… ¡Si solo hubiera algo que usted pudiera hacer para ayudarlo!


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:40am

Sometimes you do whatever you can do.

Two new reports that make you want to throw your hands up.

First, the American Hospital Association finds that the cost of uncompensated care in the United States totaled $31.2 billion in 2006, up from $28.8 billion in 2005 and $21.6 billion in 2000. (More info at )

jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 7:14am

Most of us would flunk Political Trivial Pursuit -- how can you stay abreast of so many presidential candidates and their spoken/written/interpreted views on health care reform?

Now, the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation has created an easy-to-use Website allowing you to compare candidates' proposals side by side:

Let me know what you think.

jtaylor's picture
Friday, October 26, 2007 - 6:59am

California won't be making headlines when elections occur Nov. 6. Nothing is occurring statewide, so the spotlight moves to six other states where voters will be deliberating some hot-button issues. Of course, that means health care.

jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 22, 2007 - 11:36am

I'm usually pretty selective about when I become a bonehead -- rabidly rooting for the Yankees, for example.

But I felt reasonable intelligent the other day on a visit to my orthopod -- sorry, orthopedic surgeon -- to get an MRI interpreted on my banged-up knee (see my August 21 posting, "Of golf, kneecaps and a trip to the Clovis ED").  I figured he'd find something and suggest I get 'scoped -- sorry, have arthroscopic, outpatient surgery.

jtaylor's picture
Friday, October 19, 2007 - 9:19am

OK, it's a teaser headline, but I promise to deliver at the end of this posting of odds and ends in health care.

Item: Not only is there a drought in Georgia, the money is drying up too. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Grady Memorial Hospital is closing its outpatient dialysis center. The story doesn't say how many patients the center treats, only that the clinic is overworked, understaffed and largely serving uninsured people.