Archive for November 2016

A Blog Post Written in Haste About my Most Memorable Meal

Sucks getting old. Sucks realizing you’re supposed to write a post starting at 10 am, when it’s 10:25. But, the topic is food, one of my great loves, so I cannot resist. What is my most memorable meal? That’s like asking which painting in the Louvre is your favorite. Sure, you can say the Mona... Read more »

The Global Problem of Obesity

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope your day was filled with football and non-stop gorging! For those of you feeling a little guilty over having gone back for seconds on everything, until you were as bloated as a tick, I’ve got good news! According to a graphic in the august issue of Scientific American (Yeah, I... Read more »

Dr. Joe Explains Cialis and Viagra!

Gather round, gentle readers, for do you know what today is? It’s Sunday! And what do we do on Sunday? Who said go to church? What’s wrong with you? No, we watch football! All day! And drink beer and eat junk! But, most of all, we watch thousands of commercials about erectile dysfunction! (ED, now... Read more »

Dr. Joe goes to the Mailbag and answers your questions

Well, after begging for comments on my blog, lo and behold, 3 good comments popped up, which deserve detailed answers. (Although, in fairness, I really would love to know how to make $1,000 a month, at home, using google, like many people’s relatives have.) The first comes from Hailey, who talks about the fact that... Read more »

Dr. Joe Explains Obamacare

Today I decided to deal with an easy and light hearted topic, Obamacare. I mean, how hard can it be? Everyone loves it and it’s been the best thing to happen to healthcare since the dawn of time!  Nah, just kidding. It sucks. You know it sucks, but you probably don’t understand why.  So, that’s... Read more »

The Demise of Obamacare…..

….has been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain. Can anybody think back all the way to November 1st, when the plans became available for viewing? (‘Member? I ‘Member. (South Park reference)) Remember how pissed off everyone was that the rates were going up 40%, the networks were narrowing and your deductibles were going to be... Read more »

Why the court decision on the North Shore/Advocate merger is wrong

Yesterday we read that the courts dealt a blow to the proposed North Shore University/Advocate merger. (North Shore Advocate deal hits a setback, Tribune Business, by Lisa Schencker) In short, the court found that the merger of these two health care entities, which would create the nation’s 11th largest system, would be anti-competitive, thereby siding... Read more »