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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Medical residencies in Northwest Indiana

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Medical residencies in Northwest Indiana

There is a glaring bottleneck in the attempt nationally to rectify the looming shortage of physicians in our country. Despite the almost 10-year-old national effort to increase the numbers of physicians by 30 percent by 2015, including at Indiana University School of Medicine, the number of …

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Obamacare's ambitious goals hard to realize

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Obamacare's ambitious goals hard to realize

We really do not have a health care “system” in the United States, especially when compared to the European model of a government-run, single-payer system.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Maturing, growing as a full four-year medical program

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Maturing, growing as a full four-year medical program

In August 1972, four students of the class of 1976 began their study of medicine in Northwest Indiana at what was called then the Northwest Center for Medical Education. Those students spent only their first year here before moving to the main campus in Indianapolis to complete their training.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Malpractice lawsuits cost all of us

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Malpractice lawsuits cost all of us

A few years ago, at a local legislative forum sponsored by the Indiana State Medical Association, there was a lively and interesting debate between one of our local legislators (who happened to also be a lawyer) and some docs who were attending.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am
NWI needs health facilities, better data

NWI needs health facilities, better data

All who are interested in health or health care in Northwest Indiana should read the section on health in the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators report. This, among other studies, points to Northwest Indiana as one the areas of the state where citizens rank lowest in categories commonly used as…

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Physician shortage missing from health care debate

The current health care debate in Congress has concentrated on coverage for the uninsured and finding ways to decrease the costs associated with health care. Missing are plans for the certainty -- confirmed by several national agencies including the Council on Graduate Medical Education and …

August 02, 2009 12:00 am

Historic buildings should be put to better use

Patrick Bankston is president of the Porter County Convention, Visitor, and

February 09, 1997 12:00 am
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