Posted By: Francis Koster Published: March 13, 2010

Public and Workplace Smoking Bans Lower Heart Attacks 36% By Rhiannon Bowman Smoking creates more than 400,000 premature deaths in the United States annually. When lost productivity and healthcare costs are combined, the total impact to the U. S. economy is $167 billion per year.[i] Until recently, a good bit of that smoking occurred at …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 23, 2009

Program cuts Re-Hospitalizations by 20 Percent by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.  These days, re-hospitalizations have gotten a lot of attention, as they're incredibly costly and far too common--especially for the fragile Medicare population. However, a year-long study at the University of Minnesota suggests that a concentrated effort may be able to cut down on such …

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