Category Archives: Interesting Stuff

Scar Care

As far as I’ve been able to assess, there’s really only 2 ways patients can know that their surgeon did a good job: 1 – avoiding avoidable complications 2 – minimizing scars For the first, some complications simply cannot be avoided, even if they can be predicted. For example, 3% of people who get their…


Obese Cadavers Are Not Your Friends

Not Wanted: Obese Cadavers It may make some squeamish to talk about, but it’s a topic that any US doctor can speak about. There’s an interesting article on MSNBC.com in their health section where they discuss how medical schools often turn down obese cadavers because of the inability to effectively use them to learn.  picture courtesy…


Rock in Style with Custom Ear Molds

Your ears are custom made just for you, so should your headphones Anyone who has used “stock” earbuds knows how uncomfortable they can become after prolonged use. How are you supposed to enjoy listening to your favorite music while your ears are throbbing in pain? The answer is a set of custom listening molds. These…


The Proof is in the Pudding

The Proof is in the Pudding The Fountain of Youth may not be a secret watering hole in Florida where Ponce de Leon famously searched, but this remarkable demonstration of what exercise can do for a body may shed light on where it may be found.  photo from Laura McIntyre, physiotherapist It’s quite stunning to see…


Doctors Cheat! Can You Trust Them?

CHEATING DOCTORS!? At least that’s the raging, incredulous headline on CNN health these days. It seems to have started with the report aired by Anderson Cooper. An Army radiologist failed his boards. He blames the fact that he didn’t use old test questions as the cause. AC360, a widely watched show, airs this and the…


No One Condemns the Expense, Just Who Pays?

Sarah Burke’s death has become a condemnation of US healthcare because the $200,000 or so bill has put a tremendous strain on her family which required them to seek money from friends, family, and fans. The above article by Kari Huus states “The need for a fundraiser — to help her grieving family avert bankruptcy…


If Doctors tell lies, then what is MSNBC doing?

So I have a few things to say on this article below, but I would like to point out that MSNBC.com once again has published a false and misleading title to an article. See the picture below. I’ve highlighted the misleading title in yellow, “Most docs tell white lies, study finds.” But, let’s look at…


Texas Physician Describes Personal Hostage Situation

A very interesting story on Dr. Steven Berk. Short story is that he was taken hostage in a random home invasion and ended up using his wits to be let go. It’s quite a journey he takes you on with some astonishing turns of luck. Our hearts go out to those who are victims of…


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