Val Jones, MD's MedHelp Blogs http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/802547 Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en Healthcare Costs: Under-Thinking Leads To Over-Testing My mother-in-law just had a CT scan of her head in the Emergency Department of her local hospital Val Jones, MD Wed, 08 Jul 2009 10:01:34 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/104286/Healthcare-Costs-Under-Thinking-Leads-To-Over-Testing http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/104286/Healthcare-Costs-Under-Thinking-Leads-To-Over-Testing Counterfeit Drugs: A Growing Global Health Crisis "A resistant strain of bacteria –created by partially effective counterfeit antibiotics – doesn’t Val Jones, MD Sun, 21 Jun 2009 11:08:37 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/99753/Counterfeit-Drugs-A-Growing-Global-Health-Crisis http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/99753/Counterfeit-Drugs-A-Growing-Global-Health-Crisis Hostility Towards Scientists And Jenny McCarthy’s Latest Video I’ve been fairly quiet about Jenny McCarthy’s campaign against childhood vaccinations, partly because Val Jones, MD Sat, 30 May 2009 11:58:20 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/93488/Hostility-Towards-Scientists-And-Jenny-McCarthys-Latest-Video http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/93488/Hostility-Towards-Scientists-And-Jenny-McCarthys-Latest-Video Nurses Dish On Communication Lapses That Harm Patients Network technology giant Cisco Systems, Inc. invited nurses to offer focus group feedback on a recent Val Jones, MD Tue, 07 Apr 2009 15:15:05 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/77983/Nurses-Dish-On-Communication-Lapses-That-Harm-Patients http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/77983/Nurses-Dish-On-Communication-Lapses-That-Harm-Patients What’s Big Pharma’s Position On Healthcare Reform? Today I participated in a conference call with Billy Tauzin, CEO of PhRMA (the Pharmaceutical Researc Val Jones, MD Wed, 25 Mar 2009 17:56:07 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/74128/Whats-Big-Pharmas-Position-On-Healthcare-Reform http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/74128/Whats-Big-Pharmas-Position-On-Healthcare-Reform Fit and Forty: What Every Woman Needs To Know About Weight Control At This Age Women in their 40’s are at an advantage when it comes to weight control and fitness. How so? I asked Val Jones, MD Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:32:22 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/73764/Fit-and-Forty-What-Every-Woman-Needs-To-Know-About-Weight-Control-At-This-Age http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/73764/Fit-and-Forty-What-Every-Woman-Needs-To-Know-About-Weight-Control-At-This-Age