Monthly Archives: April 2016

EXPLORING ALL TREATMENT OPTIONS PAYS OFF: Raymond Rupert MD.MBA. Rupert Case Management Inc.

It is important to consider all treatment options and your insurance coverage when confronting a serious healthcare problem. Case Study: J.F. is a 69 year old male who had a sarcoma surgically removed about 3 years ago. This is a … Continue reading

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THE INTERGENERATIONAL HOME: AN OLD SOLUTION THAT IS NEW AGAIN- Raymond Rupert MD. MBA.

A real estate broker told me about the wild speculation in houses in mid town Toronto. This speculation is pushing homes beyond the reach of young families. One solution that is old but new again is the intergenerational home. More … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH CANADA’S UNSUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM: Natasha MacDonald-Dupuis – Huffington Post

  A little over 2 months ago, the Society of Actuaries and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries released their “Sustainability of the Canadian Health Care System and Impact of the 2014 Revision to the Canada Health Transfer,” report, outlining the … Continue reading

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A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE FOR LIVING CELLS: Anne Trafton MIT News Office March 31 2016

MIT biological engineers have created a programming language that allows them to rapidly design complex, DNA-encoded circuits that give new functions to living cells. Using this language, anyone can write a program for the function they want, such as detecting … Continue reading

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ANTIBODY DRUG CONJUGATES TARGET CANCER CELLS: Dr Robert Abraham at Pfizer Pharma.

There are promising new highly targeted therapies called antibody drug conjugates, or ADCs. Currently being investigated by several  companies, including Pfizer, these medicines may be more effective in targeting and destroying tumors when used in combination with current therapies, such … Continue reading

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Longitudinal Study Evaluating the Association Between Physician Burnout and Changes in Professional Work Effort: Tait D. Shanafelt, MD; Michelle Mungo, MBA; Jaime Schmitgen, MPA; Kristin A. Storz, MA; David Reeves, PhD; Sharonne N. Hayes, MD; Jeff A. Sloan, PhD; Stephen J. Swensen, MD; and Steven J. Buskirk, MD

Abstract Objective: To longitudinally evaluate the relationship between burnout and professional satisfaction with changes in physicians’ professional effort. Participants and Methods: Administrative/payroll records were used to longitudinally evaluate the professional work effort of faculty physicians working for Mayo Clinic from … Continue reading

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