Its as sad as it is scary if this is accepted as 'legitimate journalism' . . .

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Professor Mel Slater has recreated the classic Milgram Experiment and found that shocking fake people is still stressful.
The computer program would correspondingly complain and beg as the 'shocks' were ramped up, falling apparently unconscious before the last shock. The skin conductance and electrocardiograms of the subjects were monitored. Even though the subjects knew they were only 'shocking' a computer program, their bodies reacted with increased ...

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ABC News manipulates polling data to prove suggest that Americans are for Universal Health Care and against HSAs. I guess the truth didn't fit into their preconceived agendas . . .
Support for universal government-provided coverage fell further when the survey suggested the possibility of higher costs or taxes (35 percent), waiting lists (33 percent), limited choice of doctors (28 percent), or loss of coverage ...

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What?!? Another 'all natural' product doesn't live up to the hype . . .

Flashback . . .

Who wants health food while they are on vacation? Besides, doesn't the 12 hours spent standing in line help burn off the extra calories?

A new charity based in England is hoping to provide financial aid to physicians in impoverished countries to encourage them to stay.

I wonder if they realize that "government-subsidized" is the same as 'taxpayer-subsidized'?

Motivational Psychologist Richard M. Ryan theorizes that "games can provide opportunities for achievement, freedom, and even a connection to other players. Those benefits trumped a shallow sense of fun, which doesn't keep players as interested."

. . . the one that includes the words "you're dying and we've run out of ways to slow it or stop it."

In summary, "because they are desperate to believe anything that might give them hope."

It seems that their 100 page report has a favorable opinion of CDHD . . .
The central idea behind such designs is that policyholders will remain insured against catastrophic expenses"” but will also be more careful about using health care services because they will have to pay a much larger share of their initial costs. Depending on how enrollees in consumerdirected plans responded to those incentives, ...

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And apparently the organ donor networks doesn't have to give it to who the donor wishes. As if we needed another impediment to organ donation . . .

(hat tip: Kidney Notes)

Thats why German mothers-to-be are trying to hold off until January 1st . . .

Medpundit has found an interesting article in the BMJ about the "representation of medicine in music" . . .

Ahh yes, nothing like comic strips and cartoons to spread the word about STDs . . .

Dale Shippam, a 54 year-old heart transplant recipient, raised $1 million for the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation when he became the first patient to reach the summit of Antarctica's tallest peak.

More amazing than the fact that Dr. DeBakey invented the surgery that saved his life, is the fact that he was almost denied the operation . . .
But beyond the medical advances, Dr. DeBakey's story is emblematic of the difficulties that often accompany care at the end of life. It is a story of debates over how far to go in treating someone so old, late-night ...

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Breaking medical patents seems to me like we are robbing Peter to pay Paul . . .

As if you needed 10 more reasons, but maybe the guys should brush up on their 40 biggest mistakes first . . .

Blogger Turned Author

Dr. Centor over at DB's Medical Rants has started writing a short story entitled "A Lady with Spells" and the first chapter is quite good . . .

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