Past Letters

The $640 Billion Question

On May 18, Victor R. Fuchs, PhD and Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH published a perspective in The New England Journal of Medicine, titled “The $640 Billion Question –Why Does Cost-Effective Care Diffuse So Slowly?”  I highly recommend reading it. $640 billion is the amount of money saved if health care costs were lessened by 20%... Read more »

My EKG

I rarely get sick and have no known disease. I’m fit as a fiddle for an aging male. I jog four times a week and have strong vital signs (blood pressure is 120/70). I have no family history of heart disease. Besides complying with adult screening recommendations and vaccines, I only see a doctor when... Read more »