Monthly Archives: September 2010

ERs for Primary Care

ERs for Primary Care

George Bush once famously (or infamously) commented that health care is indeed available for all: You just go to the emergency room.

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A Tale of Two Phone Calls

A Tale of Two Phone Calls

There’s a lot we can learn from animals in many facets of life — Lord knows, a nice massage behind the ears could do a lot of us some good — but I am consistently impressed by how much smoother veterinary medicine runs.

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Social Mission of Med Schools

Social Mission of Med Schools

What exactly is the mission of a medical school? Is it to train the best and smartest doctors? Is to tend to our nation’s health? Is it to further medical knowledge?

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Abortion: The View From Both Sides of the Street

Abortion: The View From Both Sides of the Street

A dispassionate discourse on the abortion wars in America?  Not something that seems possible, at least in the current polarized culture in the United States. order celebrex prescription Almost by definition, any analysis of the politics and practice of abortion is heavily partisan. Even the medical world—the last bastion of any possible objectivity— has been…

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Palliative Care: From the Get-Go

Palliative Care: From the Get-Go

The scientific world finally produced the data to support what seems so obvious: Palliative care belongs in the beginning of cancer treatment, not just at the end.

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Endorphins and Overeating

Endorphins and Overeating

As a primary care internist, my practice spans the common adult ailments—diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease, arthritis. It is hard not to avoid the difficult truth that obesity, while perhaps not causing all of these illness, certainly exacerbates them greatly.

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