Jeremy Stich

May 4, 2019

VLOG #5 – High Blood Pressure

April 1, 2019

VLOG # 4 – Fevers

January 22, 2018

Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain!

Hi everyone! The blog is back after a break for some upgrades. Thanks for checking back!   “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” Hopefully this reference is not lost on the Gen-Xers, Xennials and Millennials. (Spoiler alert: It’s from the Wizard of Oz). In the movie, the Wizard turns out to be an old man hiding behind a velvet curtain. He operates an oversized hologram head with many bells and whistles, while  the entire city of Oz believes him to be a powerful Wizard. In our country, this paints the perfect analogy of the health insurance industry.   The industry has strayed far from its “insurance roots.” In fact, like the man behind the curtain, it has done an excellent job (and spent a lot of money) convincing us that health insurance is an amazing deal that saves a lot of money. In reality, modern health insurance […]
June 16, 2017
Tick Bites in Kentucky

The Truth about Ticks

For those who like to skip to the end of the story… in KY your risk of any tick borne disease is pretty low and most infections can be treated with a single dose of antibiotics. The best thing to do is wear insect repellent before you go out. For the whole story, check this out: A quick internet search for tick borne infections, particularly the Powassan (POW) Virus, will have you thinking this is an epidemic doomed to destroy the whole country. Fortunately history suggests this may not be the virulent killer everyone fears. The POW Virus has actually been around warmer climates in Europe and Asia for decades. It is thought to have originated in far eastern Russia 70 years ago. While it can cause a serious infection called encephalitis, most patients infected with the Powassan Virus actually will not develop encephalitis. The statistics paint a clearer picture: […]