Author Archives: wpadmin

Viruses on Motorcycles

By ANISH KOKA The most recent fiction dressed up as science about COVID comes to us courtesy of a viral Washington Post article.  “How the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have spread coronavirus across the Upper Midwest” screams the headline.   The charge made is that “within weeks” of the gathering that drew nearly half a million… Read More »

Weight-reduction surgery for severely obese adults may prevent second heart attack, death

People with severe obesity (BMI >35) and a prior heart attack who undergo weight-reduction surgery may lower their risk of a second heart attack, major cardiovascular event, heart failure and death compared to people with similar medical histories who did not have weight-reduction surgery, according to new research published today in Circulation, the flagship journal… Read More »

Data, Data Everywhere: How Decommissioning Systems Can Help Stop the Bleeding

John Kravitz, Corporate CIO, Geisinger Health System For health systems, the financial impact of Covid-19 has been devastating. The decision made by most to postpone elective procedures has led to losses of millions (or even hundreds of millions) of dollars, and has put IT leaders in the difficult position of having to cut costs. And… Read More »