Drug Testing Without Cause

July 2, 2013 in Medical Ethics

What is the fastest way to lose your rights to due process in this country?

Pointless Ideas About the Use of Google Glass in Medicine

July 1, 2013 in Misc

Techies can’t shut up about Google Glass (GG). According to them people really really want the equivalent of a lower end smart phone to wear on their heads in order
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Why Are Screening Colonoscopies So Expensive?

June 21, 2013 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy, Medicine

The reasons why health care is so expensive in this country are far deeper and more fundamental than what some hospital charges for a colonoscopy.

The American Medical Association; Not Exactly Progressive

June 19, 2013 in Health Policy

The American Medical Association wants to remind us that as an organization it has never been accused of being cutting edge or ahead of it’s time

Making Health Care Affordable by Making it Expensive

June 18, 2013 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy

The liberal theory on why health care is so expensive is that the health care insurance deductibles for rich people are too low leading them to use more health care and cause increased prices for everyone else. No really.

Breast Feeding Changes Infant Brains

June 17, 2013 in Medicine

Is breast feeding really better than formula and worth the nipple pain, swollen breasts, and pumping or is it a conspiracy?

Health Care is Not Like a Supermarket. It’s More Like a Bazaar

May 29, 2013 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy, Medicine

No, hospitals don’t really expect patients to actually pay those outrageous prices for their emergency services.

How Doctors Could Use Google Glass

May 13, 2013 in Medicine

Wearable information and data entry devices could find their way into the exam room in much the same way that the Segway found it’s way into Mall security.

Rat Lungworm and Meningitis

April 28, 2013 in Medicine

The most horrific parasitic disease you have never heard of. But the wost it will usually do is to ruin your vacation in paradise and make you be extra careful to wash your vegetables.

The Right’s “Cronkite Moment” Over Gay Marriage?

March 27, 2013 in Medicine

Bill O’Reilly’s comments on gay marriage may be the beginning of the end for right wing opposition.