Random Rants

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Research on medical marijuana – supplanting prescribed medications.

In an interesting aside, researchers have identified a link to lower prescription drug use in states that have adopted medical marijuana use. This seems pretty significant especially in populations like seniors. You can have a look at the target research via NPR here. Advertisements


Have had, as you can see, some motivational difficulty in contributing to this blog. I’m sorry and hope to do better soon. What passes for management around here…

Own your own domain name? You ought to see this.

Lots of folks who own and run their own internet domains don’t pay enough attention to site security. Just ran across a guy who is doing validationĀ on you SHA certificates (security). Have a look hereĀ if you do so you can check and correct things if it matters to you. Fairly easy.

I’m confused

I was watching a news report last night and it showed a number of young people attending a Republican convention. What got me so confused was the string of young people (that’s all the reporter seemed to be getting sound bites from) who were spouting pure Libertarian philosophy and who were confusing it with pure … Continue reading

Funny how people don’t see healthcare as a business

The title may have funny in it but truthfully I’m more than a little chagrined every time I think about how cautious or indignant that folks get when the business side of healthcare comes up. Case in point, here is an article from the NY Times that talks about all the big EHR companies making … Continue reading

Do you live near a Meth Lab?

Ran across this disturbingly interesting info-graphic today. It’s a U.S. map, interactive of course, that shows national distributions of Meth Labs. My primary residence is in one of the dense areas. I knew it was bad but not that bad. Check it out here!

The Fiscal Cliff

A little thought from a professional bureaucrat (me btw)… The “Fiscal Cliff” resulted from legislation passed by Congress. Whether or not the Fiscal Cliff and its punitive actions kick in on Jan 1 or not is totally under control of the same institution. Nobody has to reach any kind of deal. They can just repeal … Continue reading

Not really a rant…

I just want to wish you and yours a very happy New Year! Thanks for hanging with me.

Want to help someone?

I love the TED talks. But let’s face it, some make more sense than others. At least they do to me. So, here is a recent TED talk on the costs and opportunities of governmental assistance to Third-World Countries. Recommended.

California Duals

After much angst, California recently decided to start coordinating healthcare for its dual eligible Medicare/Medicaid recipients. What a concept! Here is the first data set characterizing this group and giving some idea as to the potential impacts on the healthcare ecosystem. Link Here