Category Archives: Health

A happy medium in drug prescribing?

With all the competing interests in drug manufacturing and dispensing, we’ve reached a point I can only consider peak absurdity, in which I don’t think anyone is being served particularly well. Take, for example, the saga that was my attempts … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the butchering art

I’ve been reading two excellent medical history volumes lately. The one I’m mostly not here to talk about was the unexpectedly charming Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis by Kathryn Lougheed. I highly recommend this book, the first … Continue reading

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The Maryland health exchange is a nearly broken process

11/3/2017 The Hon. Al Carr                                  The Hon. Jeff Waldstreicher The Hon. Ana Sol Gutierrez              The Hon. Richard Madaleno Dear Mr. Carr, Mr. Waldstreicher, Ms. Gutierrez, and Mr. Madaleno: As your constituent, I must bring to your attention the broken process … Continue reading

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Vaccine refusers make me scream

Wow. I just watched about half of a video on youtube that was pretty much the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen. I’d love to do a thorough fisking, but I’m too busy dealing with the FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF … Continue reading

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Going green–the quick and easy way

I’ve been slowly going greener at home over the last year or so and I’ve found that some things are easier to do than others. I hereby present some of my favorite tips and tricks, things that will make you … Continue reading

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Medical jargon soup: An anti-vaccine tactic

This morning I was pointed in the direction of a post on the Washington Times’ community pages titled “Vaccination is not immunity.” I knew it was going to be bad, but I didn’t realize just how bad until I started … Continue reading

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Some thinky and not-so-thinky thoughts about our health care system

I’m having surgery on my shoulder this coming Monday. Lucky me, I’ve got a bone spur at the rotator cuff, plus calcific tendinitis. Whee. The process of preparing for this surgery has brought up a lot of thoughts. For example, … Continue reading

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