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First day of Siggraph exhibition

Forward: I wrote this on Tuesday and forgot to hit that all important publish button. So the yesterday that follows here is actually monday. Let me back up a little, to yesterday morning. Vladimir and I walked in, looking for the e-on software booth. We’d seen it several times on ...

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Lost respect

I have to say that Lance Armstrong used to be a minor hero of mine. But the recent ads for an energy supplement that have been popping up everywhere and are now spamming my inbox has made me lose a lot of respect. Well, is failure in marriage was also ...

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More corporate talk

Great excuse for a new post: long comment by my mom in my last post. It’s a good read and further demonstrates the corporate problem. In a lot of sectors, the free market no longer works because consumers no longer have a choice. This is especially true in health care. IF ...

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Corporate Aristocracy

“The for-profit health insurance situation in America is an embarrassment and a disgrace.  We need to provide as a country basic and essential health insurance coverage for all Americans, without the profit motive.” – Dr. Joseph Scherger I’m not sure if I’ve said this on my blog, but I’ve said it ...

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The mind/body connection

There has been an interesting discussion about complementary and alternative medicine between bloggers Lynn and #1 Dinosaur. One thing I’d like to point out in this discussion is why the mind/body connection is not alternative medicine. By alternative medicine, I mean therapies that patients pursue that have little to no scientific backing. It ...

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Flea revealed in Boston newspaper

This morning, I got quite a comment on the PGR 2.3. Flea has been unmasked in a newspaper. I was floored. Then I got angry. Not at Flea, but at the plaintiff’s lawyer. What a spin chick. This is why so many of us hate litigation lawyers. They get gain by harming people. Of course, this makes them the ...

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Pediatric Grand Rounds 2.3

Welcome to the latest edition of Pediatric Grand Rounds. Let’s get down to business. About a Flea We’ve lost Flea, one of PGR’s greatest supporters. We are thinking he crawled into some lawyer’s ear and got caught in the wax. Hopefully, he’ll dig his way out. I wish I could ...

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A doctor’s light touch

At the end of the visit, my pediatrician smiled as he stood up, saying, “Well, Toddler Boy, we’ll see how your career goes at your three year checkup.” A part of me wanted more, though. Oh, I had no concerns about my child’s health. But he had just demonstrated how ...

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