Category Archives: medicine

Expanding Medicaid and catching diabetes

When the Affordable Care Act was penned into law, the hope was that reducing the cost of health insurance and eliminating copays and deductibles for preventative care would lead to increased use of the health system by the previously uninsured. … Continue reading

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Teaching doctors empathy

One of the headline articles at The Atlantic today is How to Teach Doctors Empathy.  I’ve written about this before back when Pauline Chen at the New York Times WellBlog raised the issue, and I still contend that empathy cannot … Continue reading

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The impact of vaccines

I have to thank my brother-in-law for passing along this graphic from the Wall Street Journal.  With the recent measles outbreak and the public outcry against anti-vaxxers, WSJ compiled state level data on the number of individual infected with vaccine … Continue reading

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just four little words…

The Affordable Care Act was front and center at the Supreme Court once again yesterday, but this time the health law’s fate may be dependent on just four words. The case before the Supreme Court, King v Burwell, is not … Continue reading

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what kind of doctor should you be?

For anyone out there interested in medicine or just curious which medical specialty suits your personality the best, here’s a hilarious way of figuring it all out. (not so secret… it may be a little bit true)

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Life in the ER

For those of you who work in hospitals, and particularly those of you who have any interaction with the Emergency Room, you’ll definitely approve of this tumblr.  Titled “Emergency Room Gays” – it’s a sassy and sarcastic take on common … Continue reading

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overread

Vaccines do not pose a danger to children.  They do not cause autism. Sure, there is always a slight risk of an allergic reaction or other complication. But the risk of serious allergic reaction to the measles vaccine, according to … Continue reading

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