Celebrate National Freedom Day!

May 1, 2011 in Medicine

The day two of the most hated men in history met their ignoble ends!

Sea Salt: Low in Sodium?

May 1, 2011 in Medicine

How is sodium low in sodium?

Urine: It’s Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

April 23, 2011 in Medicine

Are there survival benefits to drinking your own urine? What you don’t know (or don’t want to know) might not make any difference.

Who Says Being a Hypomanic Sensation Doesn’t Pay?

March 17, 2011 in Misc

The sudden career change that nobody . . . I mean, everybody saw coming.

Should We Screen Teenage Athletes for Heart Disease?

March 14, 2011 in Medicine

Giving every student athlete a screening EKG is likely to be extremely expensive and not very effective.

New Tiny Camera to Spy on Your Bowels

March 13, 2011 in Medicine

Endoscopes may become cheap and disposable.

Fear and Medication Errors in the ER

February 10, 2011 in Health Policy, Medical Legal

You would think that the ER and hospital staff put forth the effort to get an accurate list of every patient’s home medications. Far too frequently, you’d be wrong.

Why Medical Documentation Software Development Has Lagged Behind

December 27, 2010 in Health Care "Reform", Health Policy

An example of why it’s hard to write software for health care delivery systems.

The “Myth” Of Evolution

September 25, 2010 in Misc

Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell has a significant problem with definitions and abstract thought.

The Happiest Days in a Doctor’s Life

September 7, 2010 in Health Care "Reform"

It is said that the happiest days in a boat owner’s life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it. Likewise, The happiest days in a
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