Category: Health Care

The Doctor Who Will Put Pharma Out of Business

Today, CNN ran a very interesting article by a Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, which you can find HERE. In a nutshell, she makes the point that in our society, if you have a medical problem, it’ll get treated with a drug. For example, if you have high cholesterol, you’ll be put on a statin. She makes... Read more »

New Year's Resolutions!

Happy New Year! I hope all of you have had a great holiday season and are anxious to return to work! Keep up that productivity, people!! Now, many of you will have made some New Year’s resolutions, some of which are the same you make every year, and fail within the first hour. Fear not,... Read more »

The Annual Holiday Letter!

Greetings to all our beloved friends (Far to numerous to count!) and family (Struggling to hide their bitterness over what is to come.) It’s time for our annual holiday letter, which will allow us to rub your face in all we have accomplished, once again, highlighting how pathetic your lives are! Oh, and with pictures,... Read more »
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Resucitation

“Doctor the EMTs are here with the patient.” “Alright, what have we got?” “It’s a bad one. An approximately 3 year old Blog, found abandoned on lower Wacker Drive.” “My God, what is wrong with these people? If you don’t want to take care of a blog, then give it to someone who does. Don’t... Read more »

A Healthcare Update

It’s been a while since I’ve written, primarily due to a combination of being busy and lazy. Only I can achieve both simultaneously, so please do not try this at home. Tonight, however, I was especially motivated, because my wife is having a group of women over for a meeting. I believe there’s 13 of... Read more »

THE DEATH OF SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN

I HAVE HELD OFF WRITING THIS FOR A FEW DAYS, BECAUSE TRY AS I MIGHT, IT WILL SOUND LIKE AN “I TOLD YOU SO”. About one year ago, Senator McCain was diagnosed with a highly aggressive brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme. Immediately, well wishes came from all over, telling him to “Be Strong and show... Read more »
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What Is The Value Of A Human Life?

Happy broiling hot Sunday! Today I wanted to write about a topic that is very difficult to grasp, even (especially?) as a physician. What value do we place on a human life? At first glance, the answer seems obvious. “Infinitely valuable!” we’d all be tempted to shout. Certainly any major religion would agree. Yet, that’s... Read more »

MY BIRTHDAY WISH

Yes, today is my birthday!! I am celebrating my 63rd eon on this planet, and decided to commemorate it with a Post! Yay, me! Actually, I’ve wanted to write about this topic for awhile, but decided that rather than launching into my usual screed, I’d make an attempt to appeal to individuals’ intelligence and common... Read more »

THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT MEDICINE

Happy Sunday to all! Hopefully you have completed the worship of your deity of choice and now plan on relaxing out in your marsh like backyard, playing the “Who will get West Nile First” game with your family. Today’s post will be a welcome distraction from the itching mosquito bites while you are decorated with... Read more »
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Medical News That Left You Confused

It’s been quite awhile since I last wrote. It appears that my Muse took a leave of absence, which left me with little urge to blog this past month. Maybe it was the dank, gray, rainy month of May that drained me of my energy. But, today, with the warm sun and cool breeze, I... Read more »