AP News issued a warning to consumers to switch to the new kind of inhalers before the end of the year. In Understatement Of The Year Award-winning fashion, the article states that the new inhalers “tend to cost more.” If you, like me, are appalled at the FDA’s decision to ban generic production of asthma [...]
Here’s my kind of weight loss – and a nice, pragmatic follow-up to the Annual Bikini Bamboozle. Prevention magazine noticed that a lot of medical literature about weight deals with the way our daily lives prevent us from moving around. It’s not hard to spend entire days doing nothing more than a series of “sits” [...]
Grand Rounds is coming to us this week from the Phillipines! Take at look – Grand Rounds, the best of the medical blogosphere, is being hosted at Parallel Universe, a site run by Dr. Emer from the Phillipines. Check out the selections and then poke around the site to see healthcare from a new perspective.
This is why reasonable people tear their hair out. Reuters has announced that the World Health Organization did something HUGE about the high cost of patented drugs for developing countries – we’re talking a major breakthrough, baby, this is the Godzilla of international agreements, crushing special interests underfoot, but heart-warming too, you know? It’s like [...]
Everywhere you look, photoshopped thighs prance along pristine beaches in ads. Weight loss supplements promise you the ability to sport a string bikini in only weeks. Some of us have gotten resistant to the annual bikini con (heck, without lighting crews, spray-on foundation, and post-photo pixelated perfecting, no one looks good in a string bikini), [...]
It sure did me. I was working at the Schweitzer hospital in Africa when a mother brought her two-year-old child to us. Even wrapped in a sheet, it was obvious that he was unnaturally thin, his elbows too pointy, his back too bony. The odd thing was that she had a sheet over his head. [...]