Tag: Medicine

Women in Medicine

The New York Times has an interesting video up about increasing numbers of med students going into more lifestyle-friendly fields like dermatology. It’s made even more interesting by the woman featured in it, who, in addition to being my college…

Another example of lousy health reporting

I saw the AP version of this article yesterday*, and I was immediately struck by what was missing. Sad to say, the Times version isn’t any better: Weight-loss surgery works much better than standard medical therapy as a treatment for…

The default option

I just created a new chart on my electronic medical record. I typed in the patient’s name, her date of birth and her phone number, and then I chose from the dropdown menus for sex and marital status. The blanks…

Thank the AMA

Live in the US? Uninsured? Underinsured? In the Medicare donut hole? Stuck in a job you hate because you need the benefits? Thank the AMA. Medicare was proposed in the 1930s when Social Security was enacted. You may have noticed…