Quote of the Week

Good morning, ladies and germs.  The ambulance stopped with a jerk, and I got off. Hawkeye Piecre MY LAST DAY WORKING AS A DOCTOR IN MAINE.  IT HAS BEEN A WILD 18 YEARS!   Tweet

Judgment Day

Supreme Court Health Care Decision Will Define The Future Of The American Health Care System!!!  That is the headline here in this Huffington Post article.  Man, have they over dramatized this enough?   I don’t like a lot of the aspects of the Affordable Health Care Act, as I have listed in previous blogs, but…

Debatable Science

The headline reads that Fan Dies after 11 Nights without Sleep.  I think the science here is debatable. Supposedly, a Chinese soccer fan died at his home after going 11 nights without sleep as he watched every single European Championship match.   After watching Italy defeat another team that no one cares about, the 26-year-old fan went back…

The $5 Doctor

Russell Dohner, a Rushville, Illinois doctor since 1955, is getting some nice press for basically doing charity work.  He charges $5 per visit and has been doing that since the 1970’s.  Here is also what the article said: The low price isn’t the only thing at Dohner’s office that’s remained constant for decades. The office…

McDonald’s Photo Shoot

Say what you will about their food, this was brilliant marketing that quiets down a lot of criticism.  That being said, with all their good work on this bit, I still can’t eat it.  That’s just me.

Drivel by Ted Bacharach MD (retired)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “There’s nothing in this world so sweet as love. And next to love the sweetest thing is hate.” In the realm of love and hate the thing that bears out this sentiment better than all others is the “computer”. PC, MAC or any other operating system, the computer engenders strong but divergent…

Drunk Drivers Are Risky

Hold the phone!  This just in!  A new study in the journal Addiction shows that people convicted of drunk driving appear to have a lifelong struggle with risky drinking habits.  I know, right?  Crazy stuff. “A DWI (driving while intoxicated) conviction identifies people at risk,” said study leader Sandra Lapham, at the Behavioral health Research Center of the Southwest…

Quote of the Week

Brennan: I smoked pot with Johnny Hopkins. His Mom: You dont know anyone named Johnny Hopkins. Brennan: It was Johnny Hopkins, and Sloan Kettering, and they were blazin that shit up everyday. from Step Brothers (2008) starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Tweet

Washington State Health

The Washington Post did an analysis on the state of Washington that had a law guaranteeing all residents have access to private health-care insurance, regardless of their health, and requiring them to purchase coverage.  That was  in1993.  Two years later, the state legislature repealed just the mandate part.  So, in essence, this example would be a good…