Hope you understand this is not a breakthrough of any significance.
Category Archives: Health
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus calls his disciples “the salt of the earth.” While the meaning of this expression is clear, its derivation may not be. Roman scholar Pliny the Elder would say: Nil utilius sole et sale—There’s nothing more useful than sunlight and salt. The habitual use of salt is intimately connected with the advance from nomadic to agricultural life. Traditionally, salt is identified with three special qualities… Continue reading
I have expressed my disappointment with business, industry legal attempts to push back on EPA overreach.
You might ask, well waddauthink about the State Attorneys General? Sorry to say–not much.
Got this on the bounce from Lee Brown, Exec with the Construction Truckers of CA.
I am sometimes an expert in medical situations where standard of care is the issue. I can always find out what the standard should be, by reviewing the reliable literature.
Healthcare computing and the use of the electronic health record has been a difficult roll out.
Jaffe provides another essay with insight on personality disorders. A nice job and well thought out.
Please do not underestimate the impact of personality disorders on family and societal discord.
DJ Jaffe is an advocate for mo’ better outpatient community psych programs.
Psych programs are fertile ground for some junk science concepts for sure.
It seems that a college student “infected with the contagious disease” (measles) rode on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system last week. This semi-legitimately has the public health folk concerned and they’ve made the usual announcements warning people (10,000? 100,000?) who rode the trains, etc., etc. Continue reading
I won’t go into too long a lecture about the stupidity of this proposal to close the NY State Psych Hospitals,
but someone in the psych industry needs to have his head examined.
Politics can produce junkscience economics/social sciences numbers that confuse public health policy and prevent proper solutions.
Gotta have a good diagnosis to develop a good treatment.
Now to be clear, when there are other indications or suspicions, a mammography generally is worthwhile. But more and more research suggests that routine screening is of questionable value.
NY Times reporter Gina Bari Kolata covers the latest British Medical Journal entry in this discussion:
Many years ago when all night TV started, 1982, I watched a report that every night shift took a day off my life.
I was watching the report at 3 AM. I was alerted. I stopped working nights 2 years ago at age 65. Kinda like retiring.
This extraordinary essay by a very smart guy outlines the whole deal.
I pay a little attention to 3rd world diseases, that are often mistakenly just called tropical diseases. I even see some of those disease occasionally or get public health reports of their presence in the US.
There was apparently a desperate situation here.
Women’s clinics were shut down. Women need to see the doctor, a lot.
More on the new Bird Flu–a chance for public health people to get some face and mic time.
Let’s see, how many years now have we been scared about Bird Flu? This time it’s really scary?
I have talked Bob Greene, industrial chemist and compliance man into writing for JunkScience.
It was a good idea.
The rash of Heroin OD deaths in Alleghany County? In my experience potency of the street product is often the cause.
Or new, what we call naive users.