Headlines I Wish I Hadn’t Seen

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  1. Ronald says:

    “If these are the same products that people buy and use at home, why are states outlawing teeth-whitening services unless done by a licensed dentists?”

    Really? These are the types of regulations that baffle me.

  2. Ray says:

    “Why doctors are sued: Errors in diagnosis.”

    This to me isn’t surprising whatsoever. Doctors many times will diagnose something almost instantly without doing any background research. Quite sad.

  3. Ray says:

    “The federal government will spend at least $890,000 this year on service fees for bank accounts that hold no money.”

    Yeah, more government inefficiency. This news never gets old because it always causes a good amount of frustration.

  4. Patel says:

    Why are doctors sued?

    Well I think there is valid reasoning in that, however, understanding health ailments are complex, and so, suing people for honest mistakes is not the best use of time.

  5. Huda says:

    The federal government spending 850 million to maintain accounts with no money. By chance are all those accounts owned by the government, last time I checked, the government is broke!

  6. Desai says:

    @ 850 million on accounts

    I wonder what other massive waste the government is doing. Such actions would be unheard of in the private sector!

  7. Sandeep says:

    @ States Banning Teeth Whitening

    Perhaps there is an interest group maintaining this kind of ban. This wouldn’t be the first!

  8. Sadat says:

    @ Doctors Sued

    I do think we should make the process of treating patients safer, but at the same time this doesn’t mean that we make it harder for doctors to treat patients!

  9. Kumar says:

    850 million on empty accounts

    I have seen the government do worse with our money, lets see, the bail out, the war in Iraq, may be even the stimulus package.

  10. Harold says:


    I don’t think you are thinking clearly when you make such broad judgement. Yes the 850 million is a waste, but maybe, just may be there is a reason behind it. Oh I know, since the financial crisis it the Uncle Sam who took the action to avert any further damage.

  11. Deepak says:

    Doctors making errors

    Perhaps the effective utilization of EMR can avert cases like these.

  12. Smitty says:

    “You can’t get the treatment right if you don’t get the diagnosis right.”


  13. Gabriel Odom says:

    @Smitty: Word.

    I blame this partially on the death of the family doctor. In 1991, Michael J. Fox played in the film “Doc Hollywood”. During the first few moments of the film, he makes the diagnosis that a child is suffering from an acute heart condition, and orders a medivac helicopter to a large city hospital. The family doctor in the small town explains that the child simply has a stomach ache from swallowing some chewing tobacco and gives the child a cola to settle his stomach.

    In this instance, the boy’s family was spared thousands of dollars in medical expenses by simply having the correct diagnosis from the small town doctor. If we had more family doctors, then these poor diagnosis rates will go down.