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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Richard J. Kuehnm

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  1. Misdiagnosis In Hospitals Is Being Reduced By Artificial Intelligence
    19 Sep, 2017
    Misdiagnosis In Hospitals Is Being Reduced By Artificial Intelligence
    Misdiagnosis by a physician can not only be embarrassing, it can result in a medical malpractice lawsuit.  Some believe that technology, including artificial intelligence, will help reduce the number of cases that crop up.  AI can help analyze and diagnose rare cases, while there are sophisticated software programs that can scan records for errors such as missed test results and appointments.  “There is a huge opportunity to put knowledge and tools into the hands of clinicians to help them make
  2. Digital Medical Records Helping Hospitals Save Lives And Money
    19 Sep, 2017
    Digital Medical Records Helping Hospitals Save Lives And Money
    Many hospital physicians rely on past experience and memory when making a diagnosis and figuring out which tests to order and what drugs to prescribe.  That is all changing, however, as we move towards a digital world.  Medical records can be embedded for alerts and doctors can also be corrected by computer programs which has pulled research showing that a treatment plan is outdated, unnecessary or potentially harmful.  Alerts in use at hospitals in California, Texas and Utah have reduced
  3. Special Type Of An Annuity Can Help Protect You From Outliving Your Money
    18 Sep, 2017
    Special Type Of An Annuity Can Help Protect You From Outliving Your Money
    Annuities are typically not a great deal for investors, with heavy fees and early withdrawal penalties.  However, Steve Merrell (who writes a financial planning column for the Monterey Herald) says that those seeking some protection from the danger of outliving their money might consider something called a QLAC annuity.  A Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract is a deferred income annuity which is purchased in a traditional retirement plan like a 401(k), 403(B) or an IRA.  In exchange for a lump
  4. Medicare For All Proposes Senator Bernie Sanders
    18 Sep, 2017
    Medicare For All Proposes Senator Bernie Sanders
    After Donald Trump’s Obamacare repeal and replace plan fizzled in the Senate, former presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has gone completely in the opposite direction, proposing "Medicare for all" on September 13.  This would essentially switch us to a national medical insurance program which has been very successful in Europe and other territories—with a twist, states would be given control over how funds would be used.  Sanders proposed that Federal money to provide health care would
  5. New Cancer Treatments Can Be Extremely Effective, But Have Harsh Side Effects
    18 Sep, 2017
    New Cancer Treatments Can Be Extremely Effective, But Have Harsh Side Effects
    Powerful new cancer treatments which use your own immune system to fight off the disease have been a giant step forward in hard to treat cancers.  However, with them come extremely hard to take side effects like shingles and organ deterioration.  Experts worry that advances in treatments have moved so quickly that there may be long-term side effects that we aren’t even aware of yet.  “It’s high risk, high reward,” says Betsy Plimack, an oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  “Maybe you’ll be
  6. When To File For Social Security?
    17 Sep, 2017
    When To File For Social Security?
    Deciding when to file for Social Security is a complex issue, and once you file you will have to live with the results for many years.  You can always go to a financial planner for advice, but before you do, there are a number of resources that you can look at to bone up on the issue.  “Social Security Made Simple” by Mike Piper (a CPA who also writes the Oblivious Investor blog at www.obliviousinvestor.com) explains in plain English how the system works and how various claiming options work.