Football, Concussion and Suicide

Yesterday on my radio show, I interviewed Dr. Brian Reiger, director of the Sports Concussion Center at University Hospital in Syracuse, NY. It’s the second time I’ve interviewed him, and each time, I’m left shaking my head afterwards. This week we spoke to him because it was Superbowl Sunday, and a discussion about football seemed […]

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Herbals and Chemo – on Grey’s Anatomy

I’m a BIG fan of Grey’s Anatomy (not exactly a select group of fans – just a few bazillion of us!). Thursday’s episode included a story about a woman who was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. They took a sample of her blood, then when she began having problems, whisked her off to surgery. During surgery, […]

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Herbals and Chemo – on Grey’s Anatomy

I’m a BIG fan of Grey’s Anatomy (not exactly a select group of fans – just a few bazillion of us!). Thursday’s episode included a story about a woman who was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. They took a sample of her blood, then when she began having problems, whisked her off to surgery. During surgery, […]

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Lady Lake and Electronic Medical Records

When there is a tragedy like the tornadoes in Lady Lake, Florida, or Hurricane Katrina, of course, I think about Electronic Medical Records. Even President Bush mentioned them during this State of the Union address last month. Whether or not you are a fan of his, you should know about EMRs. The idea of keeping […]

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