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The innovative Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery

In this presentation, Madhav “Jai” Paul discusses the innovative Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) surgery and how it leads to key adaptations in the gut-brain axis via changes in hormonal regulation and nutrient absorption. The primary literature presented in this talk exemplifies the link between innovative research, medicine, and improved health outcomes.

Thoughts on a fixed health services budget

Developing a fixed health services budget is a radical idea given the convoluted nature of today’s healthcare system. Reverse-engineering a budget allocation to the American population would be difficult because of the need to restructure each player in the behemoth health care industry. A fixed health services budget promises capped healthcare expenditures by the United […]

Discontinued Readmission Reimbursements, A Bad Innovation

The need to deliver proper health care as quickly as possible has forced physicians to compromise on quality and attention-to-detail at times. This is evident by the rate of errors committed during hospitalization or the necessity of patients to return to the hospital or physician after their initial visit to reverse complications. The recent decision […]

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: A Beneficial Innovation?

Many factors and issues must be entertained when one considers the advantages and disadvantages of employer-sponsored health insurance. Although employer-sponsored health insurance appears to be advantageous due to its consequent additions to insurance risk pools and the employers’ mass insurance negotiating power, careful consideration of the salary-based deduction from employees’ paychecks, ...