I can't resist commenting on this week's news that Clarence Thomas's wife had called Anita Hill and left a voice mail evidently seeking an apology for "what you did to my husband."
Of course now Washington Post has an item where an old Thomas girlfriend comes out of the woodwork to reveal that the Hill claims are probably true. Of course, she has a memoir she's shopping around.
Dr. Richard Leff weighed in about resident work hour rules yesterday over at KevinMD.com. I couldn't resist responding here. Now InteractMD.com ain't KevinMD.com, but I thought I would like to add my two cents to the fray, for what it's worth. Let's just say the intervening six years that have passed since residency have not diminished my interest in the question of how to create a more hospitable work environment for residents. I think every doc that was once a resident needs to think about how the medical field can make things better for residents. We all reap the benefits of our residency training, so it behooves us to try to incrementally improve the system.
From the machine learning algorithm this morning, culled from over 3,000 new abstracts posted overnight.
However you feel about the guy, you gotta admit "You Don't Know Jack" was a well-done movie.
Certainly Jack Kevorkian is a controversial guy, and there are strong opinions on either side.
I can imagine they'll be watching this movie in "Medical Ethics" classes in med schools for years.
US Federal Court ruled at the end of March to end Myriad's patent of breast cancer susceptibility genes, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Myriad, of course, is planning to fight in Appeals Court, and vows to take the case to the Supreme Court, if needed. Myriad shares are trading lower following the ruling.
Ok, time for InteractMD.com to jump on the "Eat This, Not That" bandwagon. This guy, David Zinczenko, has a whole slew of books revealing the secrets of foods you'll find in restaurants around the country. Men's Health has been killing it lately with their regular feature on the surprises lurking in the dark corners of menus everywhere--it's not only amusing, but serves a useful public health purpose. Pretty rare in the health news arena.
We at InteractMD.com had to exclaim out loud at the culinary crimes being committed at one place in particular, Cheesecake Factory. The kids' Alfredo pasta plate is so egregiously bad, Child Protective Services should be alerted when any parent orders it.
This from Community Oncology Feb 2010. The idea is that a community oncology practice reported 6% of their patients referred for BRCA testing reported a positive result.
I get this question at least a few times a day. Patients want to know. My father-in-law asks. Casual acquaintances ask me, "Whaddya think about the health care reform?"
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Did the Georgia Supreme Court make the right call on tort reform? You be the judge!
Not that I'm ranting, but the two week delay CMS has instituted for Medicare claims doesn't really help us docs much. the issue is that Congress couldn't reach an agreement to reverse the cuts scheduled for March 1, so CMS holds the claims until there is some sort of agreement. It's easier for them to retoactively pay claims than it is for them to figure out how to make a cut whole again after p