Category Archives: Briefs/Thoughts

Does Our State Legislature Have a Neurological Deficit?

Neurology has a wonderful lexicon of terms for when the brain malfunctions in some way. You might get a clue to some neurological disorder when the patient is perseverating (he or she keeps repeating a word or phrase).   Or if they are confabulating (a disturbance of cerebration where the person comes up with fabricated…
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Are You Eligible for Bill of The Month Club?

Kaiser Health News is asking people with an outrageous or egregious medical bills to send it to them - it could help solve the problem of how the general public is being screwed by the whole American healthcare system (as explained in Elisebeth Rosenthal's wonderful, information packed book American Sickness - How Healthcare Became Big Business and…
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Gun Violence is a Public Health Issue

Every mass shooting, especially at schools, prompts anguished cries and call to action. For a start, lets at least change the rules forbidding this to be looked at as a public health issue. [caption id="attachment_2505" align="alignnone" width="720"] Visiting a School Near You Sometime Soon?[/caption]   As a native of a country (UK) where it’s almost…
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Chastised for Researching Your Illness?

I'm looking for some good examples of people who have caught grief from their doctor(s) for having the audacity to research their own illness - and perhaps bring print outs for their doctor to review.   Any good stories out there?   [caption id="attachment_1147" align="alignnone" width="300"] Is he unhappy about you researching your own issue?[/caption]
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