Flat Out Wrong

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If you haven’t heard, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning.  Of course, the president said all the right things about how great she was.  Blah, blah, blah.  I will let others debate that.  My issue still goes back to the jewel of this administration, which is the Affordable Care Act.   Here is…

I Love Science by Pat Conrad MD

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  Medicine can be cool. It can be useful, and even fun. “Born with an absent or underdeveloped vagina, women suffering Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome often have difficulty experiencing a normal sex life, can fail to menstruate and sometimes cannot reproduce naturally.” But now, researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found a way to normalize…

Maine Going Direct Primary Care

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I am kidding.  Only two doctors in the whole state are doing it.   Why?  I think I know.  I was in Maine for 18 years.  There was a lot to like there (and a lot not to like).  It’s a place where medical monopolies run amuck and hospital administrators get paid ridiculous salaries.  I…

Most Miserable Profession?

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Yep, that is what being a doctor is according to this article in the Daily Beast.  It is like they have been following this website for a a while.  Anyway, it is well worth the read.  My favorite line is the last one of the piece: But for America’s health to be safeguarded, the wellbeing…

More Teacher Similarities

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On this site I have blogged over and over again about the similarities between the teaching profession and the medical profession.   In fact, it was about a year ago that I wrote about this retiring teacher.  Well, the retirements continue (in both careers) and here is another “I quit” moment from the Washington Post (the…