Category Archives: medicine

Confessions of an ER nurse

100% stolen from Facebook (sorry, I don’t know the author), but I think it’s important to share.  And I don’t think this experience is unique only to Emergency Room nurses/physicians, but is felt by many people throughout the hospital, albeit … Continue reading

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If you love nerdy medical/anatomy humor – you have to get over to The Awkward Yeti.  They post hilarious cartoons of different parts of the body.  They posted this one back in January and I couldn’t help but giggle.  

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Mammograms for Medicaid

For low-income women, living in a state that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act means you’re more likely to get a mammogram for breast cancer screening. According to new research, low-income women living in states that expanded Medicaid by … Continue reading

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Advances against HIV/AIDS

With all the buzz that PrEP has been receiving lately and the recent recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1st, some data out of the CDC regarding the fight against HIV and AIDS received surprisingly little press. On December … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

If Charlie Sheen’s recent announcement has done any good, it has at the very least once again turned the spotlight on HIV and AIDS. Each year, December 1st World AIDS Day, to remind the world of the incredible success in … Continue reading

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Shop around much?

Pregnant or thinking about having a baby? Wish there was a Consumer Reports type of website where you could find the best doctor for the best price? Well… if you live in California, you might be in luck.  Back in … Continue reading

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Why it’s time to stop thinking only “pink”

This year, “pinkwashing” has seemed to reach epic proportions, and I for one am breathing a sigh of relief as October draws to a close.  It’s not that I don’t care about breast cancer; on the contrary.  The color pink … Continue reading

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