April 2009 Monthly Archive

April 29, 2009

Where Are They Now?

From April 3, 2008:

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how the mighty have fallen...


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April 28, 2009

Written Authority For Standard Of Care

A doctor gets sued for an adverse Zyprexa outcome.


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April 24, 2009

What Should Count As A Disease?

Quick, look over there!


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April 22, 2009

Yeah, Well, Cry Me A River

If you're watching it, it's for you.


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April 20, 2009

The Woman Who Can't Forget Is Awesome Because She Can Forget

Here's a question: when someone with OCD checks the stove twenty times, why wasn't fifteen times sufficient?


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April 14, 2009

Cinco de Mayo Is Not Mexican Independence Day

(from Wikipedia)

History

In 1861, Mexico ceased making interest payments to its main creditors. In response, in late 1861, France (and other European countries) attacked Mexico to try to force payment of this debt. France decided that it would try to take over and occupy Mexico.


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April 13, 2009

How Dangerous Is Academic Psychiatry? Ask David Foster Wallace

No, not negligence, but nowhere near informed consent, either.


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April 10, 2009

The Near Death Of A Salesman

The barbarians are coming.


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April 9, 2009

Hospitals Accused of Patient Dumping To Pay

A ha ha!  No, silly, the patients don't get paid.  


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April 9, 2009

No One Noticed

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sell in May and go away


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April 8, 2009

All Girls School Or Coed? Which Is Better?

"Graduates of all-girls schools show stronger academic orientations than coed graduates."  What?


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April 6, 2009

Violence Intervention Program

What does the government want to be true?


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April 4, 2009

One Should Note...

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... that these are the same.


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So much easier for the government if they could put the two together.


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April 2, 2009

This Is Why Medical Care Is Expensive

The article explains:

AUSTIN, Texas - Just nine people accounted for nearly 2,700 of the emergency room visits in the Austin area during the past six years at a cost of $3 million to taxpayers and others, according to a report.
Activate populist outrage: ready, go!

The average emergency room visit costs $1,000. Hospitals and taxpayers paid the bill through government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, Kitchen said.

After we get home from setting a few car fires, we can then ask the relevant question:  what, exactly, do they mean by "cost?"  Do they mean "cost," or do they mean "bill?"


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April 2, 2009

How To Destroy A Marriage

This has nothing to do with psychiatry.  Or maybe it's the only thing that has anything to do with psychiatry.


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