A Second Opinion Provided For A Patient In Rural Mexico: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

More and more, baby-boomers, digital nomads and others are choosing to settle in Central and South America and parts of Asia. In turn, RCM is meeting an increasing number of calls from around the world for our consulting services and … Continue reading

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The Use Of Genetic Testing When Applying For Insurance: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

In Canada, insurance companies cannot deny insurance to applicants based on the results of genetic testing. That is the rule. However, our team turned this on its head by using the results of genetic testing to assist a client attempting … Continue reading

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Homecare Costs Can Be Overwhelming. Policy Should Address This Issue!

A recent poll from the Associated Press and the National Opinion Research Center shows 77% of older Americans would prefer to receive care in their own homes. That’s no surprise. How many seniors would opt instead for a nursing home … Continue reading

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Triple Blinded versus Double Blinded Studies: Time For A Change.

Is it time for triple-blinded studies? Double blinding, where both researchers and clinical trial participants don’t know who’s getting which treatment, is the gold standard for scientific research. But a new study suggests there may be a need for a third blind … Continue reading

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Teaching Immune T Cells To Kill Cancer Cells: STAT NEWS Damien Garde

BOSTON — Dave Matthews describes his cancer as “the monster inside me.” It’s the one thing he cannot control. After six months of treatment and a grueling eight rounds of chemotherapy, Matthews’s lymphoma had stopped responding to medicine’s best efforts. … Continue reading

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Healthcare Is Both Global And Local At The Same Time: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Providing Global Triage For Patients Located Anywhere: Treatment options for complex patients can be both local and global, at the same time. Our focus at Rupert Case Management is serving patients located anywhere with global triage services. Case Study: Hans … Continue reading

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Using Liquid Biopsy To Design Targeted Therapy For Children With Eye Tumours: Jama Opthalmology:

Retinoblastoma (Rb) is one of the first tumors to have a known genetic etiology. However, because biopsy of this tumor is contraindicated, it has not been possible to define the effects of secondary genetic changes on the disease course. Objective  To … Continue reading

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Immune Surveillance For Cancer: How It Works Or Does Not Work.

Understanding how incompletely cleared primary tumors transition from minimal residual disease (MRD) into treatment resistant, immune-invisible recurrences has major clinical significance. We show here that this transition is mediated through the subversion of two key elements of innate immune surveillance. … Continue reading

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40% of workers in Canada suffer from depression Ipsos study.

by David Keelaghan  13 Oct 2017 Depression and mental illness is affecting a significant amount of Canadian workers, reveals a new survey from Ipsos. The study, commissioned by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, shows that four out … Continue reading

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What If Canada Had A $20 Per Visit User Fee?

The revenue potential from even small user fees is substantial. Recent research has calculated that, if in the fiscal year 2004-2005 provincial/territorial governments had pegged all future increases in physician fee-for-service payments to changes in the CPI and allowed extra … Continue reading

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