Monthly Archives: December 2007

Nonsensical Headline of the Day

Tweet Chip Sales Rose 2.3% in November Despite Industrywide Price Cutting


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DRM, Rossini, One Euro, and Otto Klesz in No Particular Order

Tweet If you haven’t listened to opera on 1.FM, I’d recommend that you do. The easiest way to listen to the internet station is to use the iTunes software which is free and easy to use. The station has more channels than a millipede has legs, but one of them plays opera 24 hours a…


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Prostate Cancer Screening

Tweet A few weeks ago the local NBC affiliate promoted an area wide program of free prostate cancer screening. PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing was offered by the city’s two largest medical centers at no charge to all comers. So great was the zeal displayed by the commentators that I’m sure women would have been…


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The Decline of the West or Maybe Just Reuters

Tweet Does anybody at Reuters read what they post before they send it out? Most Popular on Reuters Paris loses out: Hilton fortune pledged to charity Bhutto assassinated, Pakistan faces crisis |


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Civilisation

Tweet As a Christmas present I received a copy of Kenneth Clark’s 13 part survey. I get a lot of DVDs, but rarely find time to watch them. You can’t read or write while you’re watching TV, but some random impulse caused me to watch the first part – “The Skin of Our Teeth”. Lord…


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Controlling the Cost of Medical Care

Tweet This is a version of a talk I’ve given many times. It discusses how the ever increasing cost of medical care might be contained. I no longer think that anything other than divine intervention will control medical costs. The public believes that medical care is a right and thus should be paid by someone…


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The Met at the End of the Line

Tweet If you want to know just how great this country is, come to Lubbock. Lubbock is at the end of the line. It’s like lactate metabolism; the only way out is the way you got in (unless you’re flying Southwest Airlines). Yet look what’s here. A major university – one of the few in…


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Acute Phosphate Nephropathy and Bowel Preps

Tweet I don’t know how to segue from high art to the lower bowel, so I’ll just do it. Americans have always been obsessed with their bowels – I’ve told my students many times that if they were to learn only one class of drug it should be laxatives – but lately this fixation has…


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How to Succeed as a Clinician Educator

Tweet Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation in February, 2007 and at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center /Internal Medicine Grand Rounds in April 2007. This presentation may be used for any noncommercial purpose as long as the original source is cited. Requires PowerPoint. How to Succeed as a…


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More on Sirius and the Met

Tweet The broadcasts of both old and new operas from the Met via the internet are still crippled.  If your computer is connected to good speakers and you are stretched out on your couch contentedly napping as the opera drifts in and out of your dreams make sure you don’t nod off at the wrong…


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