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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 »

Is it possible to drive and text while asleep?

Is it possible to drive and text while asleep?

People sleep and drive. People sleep and text. They do both actions far more often under the influence of sleeping pills, which often produce something closer to “pre-coma” than normal sleep.

September 2, 2013 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

The high costs of medical overuse

The high costs of medical overuse

How did American health care come to cost nearly three trillion dollars a year?

August 26, 2013 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »