Category Archives: Briefs/Thoughts

The North Korean Soldier and the Ick Factor

The guys at coffee klatsch yesterday were expressing revulsion at the large worms that were found in the intestine of the North Koran soldier who deserted, and needed surgery for the guns shot wounds he received as he fled. It’s a bad case of the “ick-factor.”   From the pictures I could find on line,…
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Why Your Doctor May Be Dangerously Burned Out

Interesting article in the New York Times about how medical educational and work environments are highly likely to lead to your doctor being burned out - which in turn is linked to less empathy and more errors. My take is there's too much of the "I put up with it, so you've damn well got…
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How You Nurture Junior Affects Epigenetics and Heart Disease

New research shows how that factors like breast feeding and parental deprivation in an infant can manifest as illness in adulthood – and helps knock that idea that what happens to you is not so much what genes you inherit, as how they function. [caption id="attachment_2437" align="alignnone" width="1025"] It's Interesting How This . . .…
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Stress As a Cause of Illness Recognized

  Serendipity is an interesting phenomenon. Carolyn, at the clinic has been getting on me about Trauma Informed Care – the idea that being threatened oneself with injury or death, being molested, neglected or severely stressed, or witnessing this in someone else, can have profound effects on mental and physical health. A phenomenon that is…
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