It Never Can Happen Here …Right? by Pat Conrad MD

In light of the recent brouhaha in Wisconsin, we’ve heard a lot about the appropriateness of public unions.  Some say they represent a built-in conflict of interests, and even arch-liberal FDR opposed them.  I’ve always felt a instinctive distaste for unions, but have to admit that a group of private citizens should be able to associate in…

The Next Doogie

Three cheers to Sho Yano, a 21-year-old Chicago man who began college at age 9 and medical school three years later, will  become the youngest student ever awarded an M.D. by the University of Chicago.   Hooray!  And get this.  He is going into primary care!!!!  Not.   Pediatric neurology.  Everyone knows that family medicine is a waste of talent…

THC in Babies

In a study in the journal Clinical Biochemistry, urine samples of babies that contained minute amounts of any of five baby soaps — Johnson & Johnson’s Head-to-Toe Baby Wash, J&J Bedtime Bath, CVS Night-Time Baby Bath, Aveeno Soothing Relief Creamy Wash and Aveeno Wash Shampoo — gave a positive result for THC.  These soaps are used…

Gender Pay Gap for Doctors

The title of the article states That pesky gender pay gap exists for doctors too.   Of course, this is a MSNBC site and there is a left leaning agenda.  I really try to present both political sides here at authenticmedicine.com.  You will see that I use resources from both agendas on this website.  As…

Altruism by Ted Bacharach MD (retired)

Altruism: A great idea and a great word. Altruism is certainly a needed basic sentiment on the part of their members, on which all religions rely. Once upon a time physicians were quite successful and could afford altruism often at considerable cost and sacrifice. In our present environment the once altruistic physician has to be…

Quote of the Week

If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the…

Just a Vitamin?

You have to read this article in the NY Times about how high achieving students abuse ADD drugs.   I knew it was out there  and I know that I was worked for an Rx before by a student demanding it but I never knew it was this bad.  It turns out that Adderall ,…