Category Archives: medicine


No matter what measures are taken, doctors will sometimes falter, and it isn’t reasonable to ask that we achieve perfection.  What is reasonable is to ask that we never cease to aim for it. Advertisements

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I know I’m late to the game, but I’m finally reading Atul Gawande’s 2002 book Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science.  I’m about a quarter of the way through the book, and it’s obvious where much of the … Continue reading

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Drug makers and generics

Drugmakers Master Rolling Out Their Own Generics To Stifle Competition Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News and Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News When PDL BioPharma’s $40 million blood-pressure medicine faced the threat of a generic rival this year, the company pulled … Continue reading

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Happy Nurses’ Week

To all the nurses out there – hope you have a great week!

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Surgery Near End of Life

Never Too Late To Operate? Surgery Near End Of Life Is Common, Costly Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News At 87, Maxine Stanich cared more about improving the quality of her life than prolonging it. She suffered from a long list … Continue reading

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the AHCA

I posted this both on Facebook and Twitter the other day but I think it is worth repeating, especially as this forum is supposed to be about the intersection of health care and policy. 1) The AHCA (aka Trumpcare) is … Continue reading

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Happy Nurses Week!

I know it technically started on Saturday, but just wanted to send a shout out to all my favorite nurses.  Our jobs as physicians wouldn’t be possible without you!

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