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SANITY CHECK

The other day I went to a real doctor. Being as it was my first visit, the receptionist handed me a clipboard with paperwork to fill out. I took my seat by a sunny window and stared at the form. It was a waiver for a procedure involving the prostate. I immediately began to doubt […]

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A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES

Best story in the news so far today comes from the New York Times ‘Health of Nations’ section, which suggests The United States is a nation of hypochondriacs. The American-English comparison, published this month in The Journal of the American Medical Association, analyzed data from people’s own reports of their health and also used some […]

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A REAL PIP

I often heard my late Uncle Frank tell people he was fond of, “You’re a real pip.” For years, I thought this was a made up word. I eventually learned that a pip is an apple seed or one of those tiny dots on dice. I’ve decided to start calling my Personal Imaginary Physician my […]

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SINGLE-PAYER HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Getting to the Bottom of our National Healthcare Crisis This article in yesterday’s New York Times clarifies the Healthcare issue: The Health of Nations If selling flu vaccine were as lucrative as marketing Viagra, sports broadcasts and the nightly news would be flooded with commercials warning that “winter is almost here; ask your doctor about […]

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NATIONAL SICK CARE

I am still trying to find out whether either of the MAJOR candidates for US president supports National Health Care as opposed to Health Care INSURANCE. Of course it probably is a moot point considering that the REAL term should be National Sick Care. Towards the golden glow of understanding I steadily plod. My latest […]