Sometimes, the FDA's stamp of approval comes embarrassingly late.

The debate continues to rage.

An op-ed extolling the virtues of HSAs:

We'd each be better off if we paid all but the biggest medical bills out of pocket and saved insurance for catastrophic events. Truly needy people would rely on charity, not government, because once government gets involved, unintended bad consequences abound.

If people paid their own bills, they would likely buy high-deductible insurance (roughly $1,000 for individuals, $2,100 for families) because on ...


No, really.

Crazy case, great x-ray. (via Scalpel)

Some people are really too entitled.

Having a positive online presence is more important than ever. (via the Health Business Blog)

The physician-bloggers from the Philippines are not happy.

Dr. Anonymous with his comments.

"A storm in a tea-cup."

Not so fast, says David Catron.

Recent observational studies suggest that women get less ICDs than men. Could it be due to sexism on the part of physicians?

Robert Centor tries to find a happy medium.


Malpractice fears has already decimated the VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) in the US. This study isn't going to help things:

A Caesarean section increases the risk by 50-fold that a woman's uterus will rupture during a subsequent vaginal delivery, research suggests.

A torn uterus can put the life of both the mother and baby in danger.

US and Swedish researchers found the condition afflicted nine ...


Sermo has attracted some controversy lately regarding privacy issues. This is their response.

Kudos to this dedicated physician:

Dr. Anne Comi watches a technician pasting dozens of wires to the boy's scalp. She's betting on those electrodes to tell her if the damage has spread to the boy's tender brain - and whether she might be able to prevent the terrible damage it can do.

At 40, Comi is one of the world's few experts on Sturge-Weber syndrome, an obscure neurological disorder ...


Are the outcomes more similar than you think?

American are less healthy than Canadians. What this paper finds, however, is that this is mainly due to the fact that the U.S. has a higher incidence of disease. It turns out that Americans may have slightly higher access to treatment than Canadians.

On medication lists

Aggravated DocSurg on deciphering various interpretations of patients' medication lists.


What it's like to be one. I like this quote: "The OR is the same everyday, and somewhat boring. They say it's 90% boring, and 10% 'oh sh**!'"

The blue pill

What a sad story.

How an unethical physician can make the diagnosis of asbestosis and/or silicosis so easily. (via

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