It seems that a bunch of epidemics (arguably pandemics) were courtesy of… escapes from labs that were researching them/trying to produce vaccines, etc. Continue reading
Category Archives: Health
Carotid endarterectomy (surgery to open) or stenting (putting an internal strut in) have always been a very dramatic and sometimes complication producing approaches to obstructed carotids.
Hyperarousal disorder or generally being tightly wound causes sleep and anxiety disorders.
update: Chili’s backed down. http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/04/07/chili-cancel-fundraiser-for-anti-vaccine-charity/
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Courtesy of Forbes: It seems that Chili’s has gotten on the autism bandwagon/promotion. They’re announced they’ll “support the National Autism Association (NAA) by giving this group 10% of their take at the table on Monday, April 7.” Not a good idea… Continue reading
I have warned about the problem of socialist statists in a place where they can decide who lives, who dies.
A new research study suggests too much running is tied to shorter lifespans. Continue reading
A study published Saturday says women who drink two or more diet sodas a day are 30% more likely have a cardiovascular even and 50% more likely to die than women who rarely drink diet sodas. Continue reading
I Can’t resist putting this fine and brief and insightful set of suggestions up.
This argument gets thrashed out every couple of years, with the FDA saying all these regulations and studies “protect” the US consumer (“Thalidomide!, Thalidomide!”) while folk hoping for better and faster access to drugs point out the huge expenses and delays. Continue reading
Hope you understand this is not a breakthrough of any significance.
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.