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Covid-19 and AIDS: Parallels

Covid-19 and AIDS: Parallels

MATTHEW EDLUND, MD, MOH Guest Columnist Edlund@lbknews.com The past is never past. As I wrote two months ago, the bungled political response to Covid-19 eerily paralleled the first American responses to AIDS. The present parallels between Covid-19 and AIDS continue to increase: Both diseases are nasty and lethal in unexpected ways With AIDS, originally GRIDS (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency Syndrome), […]

August 4, 2020 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Covid-19: Normalizing Fear

Covid-19: Normalizing Fear

Perhaps Americans just feel a roll of the dice is what’s life’s all about, as when Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry in the 1971 Don Siegel film classic asks a bank robber, “Do I feel lucky?”

August 4, 2020 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Can addiction start in the ER?

Can addiction start in the ER?

Physicians treat the chart rather than the patient (some estimates put 44% of ER physician time as spent on charting), and many electronic records are walled off from each other.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Key Health, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Now — you must use drugs

Now — you must use drugs

In a clinical world discovering a new mania for guidelines, it’s important to ask about the “standard of care.”

October 16, 2018 | Posted in Key Health, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Saving American capitalism

Saving American capitalism

The default party to benefit from a revival of American competitive capitalism is the Democrats.

March 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The science of staying thin

The science of staying thin

people will have to see themselves as a vast ecosystem whose non-human inhabitants influence very personal decisions – like what they want to eat and when.

November 2, 2015 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

The medical care machine

The medical care machine

Taking care of people is different than making sausages or telemarkerting calls.

October 15, 2015 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Which form of magic: pill or lifestyle?

Which form of magic: pill or lifestyle?

In these complex times, we prefer simple answers.

September 27, 2015 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Fiction or Faction?

Fiction or Faction?

Plausibility is not truth; when something is “too good to be true” it generally isn’t; institutions increasingly do not back up what they proclaim and sell.

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Going FAR to prevent diabetes

Going FAR to prevent diabetes

Walk after meals. Stand and move after you eat. You’ve probably heard this advice somewhere. But does it really work?

September 9, 2013 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »