Monthly Archives: May 2015

JUNK SCIENCE: A CASE STUDY OF THE SCIENTIFIC BENEFITS OF DARK CHOCOLATE- NOT.

What a Chocolate Hoax Can Teach Us About Junk Science By Susan Rinkunas Photo: Getty Images You may have read (and vaguely believed) that dark chocolate is good for you thanks to its antioxidant content — after all, some diets … Continue reading

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BEDSIDE PATIENT ADVOCACY HAS ARRIVED: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

With an aging population, seeing a loved one admitted to hospital can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. Hospitals are sterile environments. Doctors do not oversee anyone patient. There is a lack of continuity of care. Medical mistakes are common … Continue reading

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The Lady In 8D on The Porter Flight To New York:

We settled into our seats. I was in 8C. There was a lady sitting next to me in 8D. She was a confident, articulate, attractive management consultant. She had children in their 20’s. Her husband was a very successful manufacturer … Continue reading

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INNOVATION IN HEALTH INSURANCE IS POSSIBLE: A CASE STUDY OF SOUTH AFRICA

Copyright: Commentary|McKinsey Quarterly How Discovery keeps innovating CEO Adrian Gore describes how the South African company has been shaking up its industry through business-model innovation and explains what helps to catalyze new ideas. May 2015 | byAdrian Gore In 1992, … Continue reading

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FUNDING FOR CANCER MEDICATIONS TAKEN AT HOME:

 A Business Case for the Universal coverage of Oral Cancer Medicines in Ontario and Atlantic Canada, The Cameron Institute D. Wayne Taylor, Ph.D., F.CIM Executive Director There are more cancer survivors in the country than ever before; 62% of new … Continue reading

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WOMAN IN GOLD MEETS BRAIN SCIENCE AND NEURO-PSYCHIATRY: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

Here is the back story. Gustav Klimt painted Adele Bloch-Bauer’s portrait in Vienna in 1907. It took Klimt three years to complete  the portrait of the “Woman In Gold”.  It is made of oil and gold on canvas, showing elaborate … Continue reading

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MEASURING CIRCULATING TUMOUR CELLS WITH LIQUID BIOPSY: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA Rupert Case Management Inc.

maintrac – Monitoring tumor activity from peripheral blood reference: www.maintrac.de Maintrac testing allows the enumeration of circulating epithelial tumor cells. The cells from solid tumors circulating in blood (CETC) determine the risk of blood-borne metastases and hence the patient’s course of … Continue reading

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SHOULD I BUY LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE? Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

A number of insurers have left the long term care (LTC) insurance marketplace. That likely was the result of economic losses. The LTC market has escalating costs associated with providing long term care. With low interest rates, it is hard … Continue reading

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ADVOCACY FOR COMPLEX DRUG CLAIMS: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

TAKING PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc. 800 620 7551 INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICS: Biologics change everything. Smart medications that target the source of the disease are the foundation for personalized medicine. … Continue reading

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Tumour Vaccines: The Future Is Here- Raymond Rupert MD. MBA.

Something for patients and oncologists to consider in their future treatment plans. Vaxil Biotherapeutics has developed and is testing a cancer vaccine. Immucin is the vaccine. The vaccine is very innovative. It attacks the MUC1 marker on the tumour cell. … Continue reading

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