Ridiculous Study of the Week: Food Choices and Dating

In another example of brilliant research we have now just learned that:

Women are way less likely to order fatty, indulgent dishes while in the presence of an attractive man

I know what you’re thinking, who gives a crap, right? And that is the point.  How does this gain any attention when the results won’t benefit anyone at any time?

Oh, and before I forget, the same research also found that:

Men tend to order more expensive drinks and dishes after exposure to an attractive female, regardless of whether those menu items were healthy or unhealthy.

I believe the video above from the movie Burn After Reading says it all. I may have to make a Palmer Award at the end of the year for the most ridiculous study of them all.


The AMA Doesn’t Like the Newest GOP Healthcare Bill

The American Medical Association, or AMA, has written a letter to congressional leaders saying it is “unable to support” the GOP health care bill. I don’t love this bill, either, but I am sure the GOP is shaking after the AMA gave them a thumbs down. Didn’t they support Obamacare? How did that work out?  And…

You Can Lead the Doctor to Primary care, but… by Pat Conrad MD

Saw a fun little story last week about a couple of California state legislators who are seeking to reverse their state’s teacher shortage. “Democratic state Sens. Henry Stern and Cathleen Galgiani introduced Senate Bill 807 to allow the state’s educators to deduct the cost of obtaining a teaching certificate from their state income taxes over…

Letting Patients Write in the EMR

Here is a brilliant concept from the Ivory Tower researchers.  A few of them have decided to blow the medical chart wide open! They figured let’s let EVERYONE put stuff in there. For those that don’t know, it used to be just the doctor who wrote in the medical chart but all the new bogus regulations made it necessary to have medical…