Category Archives: Health

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

Posted in Health, Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Health, Medicine, Parenting, Quackery, Uncategorized, Vaccines | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Health | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Health, Medicine, Parenting, Vaccines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Health, Medicine | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Contraception, abortion and reproductive rights, oh my!

I’m not sure why, but the concept of women controlling their own bodies seems to utterly terrify a lot of people, even in a good year. And in a bad year, we get a war on women’s rights that makes … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Medicine, Pregnancy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Technobabble belongs on Star Trek, not in advertising

I’ve long had a massive dislike for the use of scientific and pseudoscientific terminology in advertising. It seems like 95% of the time either words are misused or they’re made up, like when Star Trek characters argue about linear neutrino … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Medicine, Science | Tagged , | Leave a comment