Obesity and the Latest in Weight Loss

This weekend in Royal Oaks, Michigan, officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were on hand to certify the world’s largest cupcake. The 1200+ pound gargantuan snack-cake with bright pink frosting was made using more than 800 eggs, and 200 pounds each of sugar and flour.  Is it any wonder that 75% of Americans are […] Read More

End of Life Planning Doesn’t Kill Granny

Whichever side of the healthcare debate you come down on, everyone can agree that premeditated lying is never cool.  I was especially saddened this week to see so many people – broadcasters, politicians and private citizens  – repeating the ridiculous claim that the current draft of the healthcare bill in Congress contains provisions that establish “death […] Read More

User Feedback

In an effort to generate content that will be useful to the user community, I would like to take this opportunity to open the discussion to all of you who visit this blog.  Please take a moment to leave comments for me, your humble moderator, regarding the kind of information you would find the most […] Read More

Electronic Health Records

There is a lot of talk these days in healthcare about Electronic Health Records. Seems we are starting to move in that direction more and more. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), was signed into law on February 17, 2009 by President Obama. Read More

The March of Progress in Medicine

Students of Allen School Online ought to be very proud of themselves for being at the forefront of change in the medical industry.  The next decade will usher in radical changes in the way medical billing and coding are performed.  The inevitable transition from paper-based procedures to electronic medical filing will allow you to be one […] Read More

Favorite Summer Recipes

Juggling online classes, family and career can be a daunting task.  It can feel like there is little room left for taking the time to cook and enjoy slow foods.  Yet we know just how badly the modern diet of convenient, pre-manufactured and/or fast foods can be for your physical well-being.  But slow foods don’t […] Read More