Category Archives: medical musings

rambling thoughts about the art and practice of medicine

How Doctors Die « Zócalo Public Square

a well written and insightful blog!!! via How Doctors Die « Zócalo Public Square. Advertisements

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Celiac Disease Diagnosis Up 4-Fold Worldwide

Celiac Disease Diagnosis Up 4-Fold Worldwide via Celiac Disease Diagnosis Up 4-Fold Worldwide. this is somewhat of a “slippery slope”..you have to read the article carefully..i do not trust the science of examining 50 year old blood samples for comparative … Continue reading

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80% of Post-Traumatic Stress Sufferers Lost Symptoms After Taking Ecstasy — Study\\\’s Results | | AlterNet

80% of Post-Traumatic Stress Sufferers Lost Symptoms After Taking Ecstasy — Study\\’s Results | | AlterNet via 80% of Post-Traumatic Stress Sufferers Lost Symptoms After Taking Ecstasy — Study\\\’s Results | | AlterNet. well…..this is interesting…of course, it is from … Continue reading

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Advance in Quest for HIV Vaccine – WSJ.com

Advance in Quest for HIV Vaccine – WSJ.com via Advance in Quest for HIV Vaccine – WSJ.com.  progress in AIDS research..this is the most hopeful news i have heard in 25 years!!!

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Parasitic Chagas Disease a Growing Cause of Ischemic Stroke

Parasitic Chagas Disease a Growing Cause of Ischemic Stroke via Parasitic Chagas Disease a Growing Cause of Ischemic Stroke.  one of my “favorite” diseases..CHAGAS disease is endemic in south america, especially the northwestern area..it is notorious for causing CARDIOMYOPATHY and … Continue reading

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A MODEST PROPOSAL

attention all K-MART shoppers…i mean attention all  WALMART owners… DEAR WALTON FAMILY…with an  estimated family fortune of 60+ BILLION dollars i propose the following… #1. take 1-2 % equalling 1.2 billion dollars…put it in a secured foundation trust to provide insurance for all your employees…NO … Continue reading

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