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Obama Care Distortions to ring in the New Year – before you want to ring someone’s neck.
You could lose your health care policy because it is sub-par even though it’s a good policy.
And you could have signed up – but those first few days of January you might not be able to go to the doctor.
Or you could get hit with a 55-thousand dollar hospital bill for appendicitis. You will have to hear this to believe it. But you will understand the screwed medical delivery system in our country – the same one our esteemed and paid off speaker of the house calls the greatest.
It is Tuesday, December 31, 2013 – coming to you from Sunset Beach, NC.
Our Informed Not Inflamed Health Care expert is Michelle Katz. She is a nurse, patient advocate, and a blogger.
You can catch Michelle on ABC News as a health contributor. Her website is health care hacker dot-org. She comes to us from Southern California.
Despite his best efforts at self-immolation following a hypocritical evening of smoking an e-cig and wearing his pants around his knees, I have managed to extinguish the flames and coax Dr. Dan to join in one more episode of the sometimes epiphanous, but most often downright ridiculous ASK DR DAN SHOW!!!
This episode is something we are both giddy with excitement over, since we are finally able to tell people what we really feel. I don't want to give it away, but rest assured that tonight's episode is going to be different from any other, and if we don't manage to offend you, we deeply apologize and will make every effort to do so as well as we can in the future. Consider tonight's episode to be our little way of giving back.
Tonight will be the last episode of our 2013 fiscal year as well as the final show for Dr. Dan in the year of 2013 on the Gregorian calendar, so let's all make it our effort to make this the best one yet. Your all-time favorite host, Ryan (me), will be not be back on the show until January 31st, as he will be on a quest to find his inner light. But fear not, for I will be back soon enough to drag the show down to the level of despair it rightfully deserves reside in.
Carolyn Langlie-Lesnik speaks with Mike and Joyce about cancer of the appendix, a rare form of cancer of the gastrointestinal tract.The appendix is a small hollow tube attached to the large colon (the large colon is also called large bowel or large intestine). The appendix is approximately 4 inches long and shaped like a worm. The appendix serves no known purpose, although it is thought to possibly play a role in the immune system. Very rarely, the appendix may become cancerous. Since the appendix is attached to the colon, appendix cancer is considered a type of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancers are also part of a larger group of cancers of gastrointestinal tract, or GI cancers.Cancer of the appendix may cause appendicitis or cause the appendix to rupture. Sometimes this is the first symptom of appendix cancer. A ruptured appendix may cause a very serious condition called peritonitis, which is an infection of the lining of the abdomen and pelvis. A cancerous tumor of the appendix may also "seed" the abdomen with cancer cells. This may cause more cancerous tumors to develop in the abdomen before it is discovered. See Peritoneal Surface Malignancies and Peritoneal Carcinomatosis. Many times there are no symptoms of appendix cancer until it has progressed and is advanced. Abdominal discomfort and bloating of the abdomen can be signs of advanced appendiceal cancerFor more information on this rare cancer and its sub-types, please see http://www.appendix-cancer.com
Healthcare Whisperer welcomes Karen Curtiss founder of CamapignZERO - Families for Patient Safety. The organization's mission is to provide people with information and checklists on how to stay safe in the hospital.
Her Journey to help others is rooted in personal experience, the loss of her father from a series of Never Events, to her husband who almost died from a hospital acquired infection and her son who was misdiagnosed with appendicitis. She had to become a vocal advocate in order to keep her family as safe as possible.
She has committed to helping other families from having the same experience. She is the author of Safe and Sound in the Hospital:Must have Checklists and Tools for your Loved One's Care. No one should enter the hospital without these checklists.
When I first heard Karen speak, I was moved by her story and her amazing work in the field of patient safety. You don't want to miss this show!