Is Antarctica Melting yet?

January 10, 2010 in Misc

The Earth’s climate is warming. Everyone knows this. So the ice in Antarctica should be melting at an ever increasing rate, right? Well, actually, no not really, unless you are the New York Times.

More Sex. Less Coronaries.

January 9, 2010 in Medicine

The results are in! Study finds that sex is healthy for you. Republicans slam results as politically biased.

Obese and in Denial

January 6, 2010 in Medicine

People who can’t lose weight by diet and exercise often say that they have “slow metabolism”. But in reality, what they really have is fast denial.

GISOL Ate My Blog

November 23, 2009 in Misc

This what I get for sticking with a web host that has been given a grade of “F” by the Los Angeles branch of the better business bureau and who’s
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The Skewed Logic of Hospital CEOs

May 1, 2009 in Medicine

Dealing with hospital CEOs is like snake charming, or defusing bombs, or playing with fire, or kissing sick pigs. You get the idea. It’s dangerous. Things can go south quickly
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Treating Patients with “Normal” Cholesterol Levels.

November 15, 2008 in Medicine

Treatment with cholesterol lowering drugs is well proven to reduce the risk of a cardiovascular event (i.e. heart attack or stroke) in patients with elevated cholesterol but no prior history
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No Dogs Allowed!

October 26, 2008 in Medicine

The Texas Medical Board is entrusted in part to safeguard the medical care of the public by oversight of medical professionals. Every few months they go through thousands of complaints
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Tyrannical State Medical Boards?

May 24, 2006 in Health Policy

A few questions about state medical boards (To ponder). In general; Why do doctors fear the state medical board (esp. here in Texas)? The general perception among physicians is that
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Malpractice Suits in America; The Numbers.

October 26, 2004 in Medical Legal

(Via PointofLaw). Doctor Richard E. Anderson, chairman and CEO of The Doctor’s Company (a physician owned medical malpractice insurer) recently wrote “Defending the Practice of Medicine” for the Archives of
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Defensive Medicine: the cost of an aggressive tort industry

October 19, 2004 in Medical Legal

John Edwards cited a Congressional Budget Office report that the medical malpractice tort industry adds less than 1% to the total cost of health care in this country. But every
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