Category Archives: Medicine

Tribute to Donald Seldin

Tweet Click the link below to view a tribute to Donald Seldin the greatest academic physician since William Osler. It will give the reasons that support the statement I just made. http://swmedical.org/archives/1401  


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The Real Problem With Healthcare

Tweet I have nothing to add to the discussion about the merits of the ACA otherwise known as Obamacare. Everyone who wants information about it has had more than enough offered to him. It’s not the real problem with our medical system. The kernel of our dilemma is us. We are the problem and congress…


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Medical Tourism – Thailand

Tweet The cost of medical care in the US has been the most expensive in the world for decades. It is the sole reason that the country is now struggling with government controlled or mandated medical care. The reasons for the high cost of care are several. Here are a few: The fear of malpractice…


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William Harvey – Review of a Book Review

Tweet Thomas Wright has written a new biography of William Harvey (1578-1657) who first described the circulation of the blood. I haven’t read it, but I have read a review of the book in the September 16, 2013 Weekly Standard – Living in Vein. The are a number of ways to review a book. The…


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Bitter Pills

Tweet When former president George W Bush had a cardiac stent placed, I gave up. Nothing can stop them. Them being doctors who take care of the highest profile patients while simultaneously being clueless about what they’re doing. Bush had a stress test that was not indicated, then had a cardiac angiogram that was not…


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Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:4-11

Tweet The text of this section is below in italics. There shall be no needy among you, since the Lord your God will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you as a hereditary portion. If only you heed the Lord your God and take care to keep all this…


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Tolstoy On Medicine

Tweet Almost a century and a half latter medicine has not changed greatly from the way Tolstoy described it: What would Sonya and the Count and Countess have done, how could they have gone on watching the weak and languishing Natasha, had there been nothing for them to do, had there not been those pills…


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Section 9007 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Tweet Community Health Needs Assessment In order to continue as a 501(c)(3) organization, each hospital must conduct a community health needs assessment every three years and adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified through the assessment. The assessment must take into account input from persons who represent the broad interests of…


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Kidney 5K Walk’n Roll – 2013

Tweet Below are a few picture taken last Saturday (June 1) at the South Plains Kidney Foundation’s annual exercise event. Also present were some of the Therapy Dogs Inc of Lubbock.


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More on Salt – Medicine is Hopeless

Tweet A study by the the Institute of Medicine at the behest of the Centers for Disease Control has shown no benefit from sharply decreasing salt intake in preventing strokes and heart attacks even in high risk patients. You may recall that I wrote about the American Society of Nephrology’s recommendation to sharply restrict salt intake in…


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