In the late 1950s, a young surgical resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital named James Jude learned that his friend Guy Knickerbocker had noticed something strange during an experiment. Knickerbocker, a graduate student, had pressed electrical defibrillator paddles against a dog’s chest, and amazingly, the force seemed to cause the animal’s stopped heart to begin pumping blood again.
You need some expensive medical care yet don't have the insurance or money to pay for it. Should you use a medical credit card that's pitched at some doctors' offices?
With the increase in use of hospital observation, concerns are growing about the implications and high out-of-pocket costs faced by some Medicare beneficiaries who do not receive equal coverage for outpatient observation status
The following is a guest post from William J. Hall, MD, AARP Board Member. Bill Hall is a geriatrician with a special interest in strategies for successful aging.
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