How Doctors Die « Zócalo Public Square

a well written and insightful blog!!!

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GALLOWS HUMOR IN MEDICINE

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/749289
an excellent review by KATIE WATSON of THE HASTINGS CENTER..
a must read for physicians..

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UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE

http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2011/0711friedman.html

from theuniversity of minnesota, department of economics…

nicely stated!!

 

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MEDICAL ACRONYMS

http://www.messybeast.com/dragonqueen/medical-acronyms.htm

ENJOY!!!!

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PSA testing and assessing life time risk

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/556986

this is a study from 2007…analyzing the MALMO, SWEDEN data…reviewed again by others at SLOAN-KETTERING in 2010 & 2011….it confirms what I have suspected for more than five years….a PSA < O.5 B4 the age of 50 portends low risk…<1.o=cause for concern…thanks!!!!!

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parkinsonism study???

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21149802  this is a very flawed study, considering that almost 94% of the patients were white males…there may be some skewing in the minds of physicians (myself included)…I have always observed that PARKINSON DISEASE affects tall…white…atheletic MEN!!!

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A TIDAL WAVE OF SLEAZE

http://www.propublica.org/blog/item/drug-company-used-ghostwriters-to-write-work-bylined-by-academics-documents  apparently none of these bozoes consider this problematic…this smells of prostitution or worse!!!

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from ProPublica

http://www.propublica.org/article/profiles-of-the-top-earners-in-dollar-for-docs

these guys just don’t get it!!!  form your own opinion!!!

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Medical News: ASN: Doubling Dialysis Frequency Cuts Deaths – in Meeting Coverage, ASN from MedPage Today

read this carefully…there was an increase in adverse events, but this info has been around forever…length of each treatment is longer in EUROPE..unfortunately, it all boils down to $$$ and the combined conflict of interest by physicians and medical device manufacturers…IMHO

via Medical News: ASN: Doubling Dialysis Frequency Cuts Deaths – in Meeting Coverage, ASN from MedPage Today.

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Seven Ways Medical Conflicts of Interest are Disguised « SpeakEasy

HAVE YOU NO SHAME…SIR!!!

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