Aug 26 2013

When Incompetence Is The Status Quo For Medicine

USA Today ran a disturbing article with a dramatic title earlier this week: Dangerous Doctors Allowed To Keep Practicing.   Before you stumble backwards, reeling from shock, be assured that the article is talking about a minority of doctors. Most physicians are solid, well-trained and educated professionals who are dedicated to providing optimal care to their [...]

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Jun 13 2013

Friends Don’t Let Friends DWU (Drive While Upset).

As readers of this blog know, I’m not a fan of texting while driving, or doing anything else that might distract you from the task at hand–safe driving. That includes using your cell phone, whether hands free or not. It includes making adjustments to your rockin’ music system, if it’s complicated enough.  But even simple [...]

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Jan 6 2013

Guns Are Not Good For Children And Other Living Things

The New England Journal of Medicine recently responded to the mass shooting of elementary school children in Newtown, CT, by publishing an article entitled “Preventing Gun Deaths in Children.”  Despite the sense of temporary disbelief a reader experiences by seeing such words on the printed page (or computer screen), and the primal feelings of shock, [...]

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