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05/20/2017 - 11:05pm

== More than we are? ==

05/12/2017 - 5:48pm

A strange “health care” drama plays out daily in our clinics and hospitals. A healthy person has a medical test done (even though he or she is healthy): a blood test, a chest x-ray or mammogram, maybe an ultrasound of some body part. The test comes back abnormal. The patient (for she has now gone from being a healthy person to being a patient) is... // Read More »

05/12/2017 - 1:43pm

Diabetics need insulin to stay alive. Increasingly, they can't afford it

05/12/2017 - 1:39pm

The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and 60 percent are preventable. The death of Lauren Bloomstein, a neonatal nurse, in the hospital where she worked illustrates a profound disparity: The health care system focuses on babies but often ignores their mothers

05/12/2017 - 9:58am

Losing weight is hard. And keeping it off once you’ve lost it–that’s probably even harder. Just ask Oprah. So maybe those of us who are overweight or obese should simply focus on not gaining more weight than we’ve already gained. … Continue reading →

The post What Will It Take to Keep People from Gaining Weight? appeared first on PeterUbel.com.

05/12/2017 - 8:44am

Reconsider having kids. “Having children is a sacred cow in most countries,” Travis Rieder, Research Scholar at the John Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics tells SBS about the unpopularity for moral or policy discussion of this issue. “However, we aren’t living in normal times, in which we have the luxury of discussing only ‘easy’ environmental options.”

05/12/2017 - 8:38am

Our Travis Rieder shares his harrowing experience with opioid withdrawal and his difficulties in finding a clinician to help him safely navigate the process

05/12/2017 - 7:12am

Medscape has just ranked Minnesota the best state to practice medicine.  Minnesota is the 2nd happiest, 4th most family friendly, and 5th most livable.

05/12/2017 - 7:12am

Medscape has just ranked Minnesota the best state to practice medicine.  Minnesota is the 2nd happiest, 4th most family friendly, and 5th most livable.

For physicians, the report cites the 4th healthiest population, 2nd highest rate of employer i...

05/11/2017 - 10:37pm

Carrying on with last week’s musings… In thinking further, I think my attempt was confused by conflating the moral status of a SHEEF—a synthetic human entity with embryo-like features, something more than a clump of cells of human origin, but less than a human being—with reasons why I might want to hold that nobody should ever make certain sorts of SHEEFs. Again, SHEEFs are human,... // Read More »