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Category: Health

An emotional plea for all of us

Last night comedian Jimmy Kimmel explained why he was absent from his show last week. His wife gave birth to a son who had a life-threatening heart deformity and underwent […]

GOP healthcare … all hat, no cattle?

Call me naïve, but I fully expected that after seven years of threatening to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Republicans would have a plan all polished, fully supported, and ready to […]

It’s National Wear Red Day

February is American Heart Month and today, the first Friday of the month, is National Wear Red Day, promoted annually by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the US Department of Health […]

Death with dignity approved in Colorado

More important to me than the presidential election was Colorado’s Proposition 106 – the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act. And it was approved overwhelmingly. I can’t express how relieved I am […]

Watch how fast antibiotic-resistant bacteria evolve

This sobering demonstration of the development of antibiotic-resistent bacteria over an 11-day period comes from Harvard Medical School and was reported this week in Science magazine. Despite the obvious limitations and […]

More on EpiPens

Just a note to say those following the EpiPen discussions/debates might find the article “Reverse Voxsplaining: Drugs vs. Chairs” of interest. Author Scott Alexander makes some comparisons between the pricing […]