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  • EBMOD { “Oh dear, my condolences.” I truly appreciate that. It has been incredibly depressing. The really odd thing is that about ten years ago, my sister… } – Oct 21, 5:42 PM
  • MadisonMD { I found this review of Jauhar’s book, which has this passage: …[Jauhar] describes an interaction he has with a patient at Long Island Jewish Medical… } – Oct 21, 5:40 PM
  • EBMOD { I think that the personal mandate was a huge mistake by the Dem’s because it reinforced to those who are free market, that this was… } – Oct 21, 5:38 PM
  • simba { I understood that, I just meant about not being sure if a post has been lost, wasn’t written, or is going through. } – Oct 21, 5:33 PM
  • mouse { I think it wasn’t clear. “Oy Vey!” was my reply to your response. As in Oy Vey! It’s bad enough to have misperceptions about sugar,… } – Oct 21, 5:31 PM
  • EBMOD { I find myself quite skeptical of this survey, simply due to my experience in the medial field. The 8 out of 10 seems way high… } – Oct 21, 5:31 PM
  • MadisonMD { The important point that I keep trying to make that without insulin. the body will not store fat. Is this a fact or not? It… } – Oct 21, 5:27 PM
  • Mark Crislip { It may be that at the end of the day I felt the author no compassion, only contempt, for medicine and patients. Of course it… } – Oct 21, 5:16 PM
  • simba { “Most overweight folks eat more than the need to meet their energy requirement. Most folks eat foods which spike insulin to high level where it… } – Oct 21, 5:13 PM
  • simba { You have yet to demonstrate what relevance, if any, this has to weight loss or obesity. } – Oct 21, 5:08 PM
  • Interested Party { I may have missed the real question here. I have been saying that our body will not store fat without the help of insulin. I… } – Oct 21, 5:07 PM
  • Interested Party { Chris, I have not read the book and I am aware that T1 DM is an autoimmune disease. The important point that I keep trying… } – Oct 21, 4:57 PM
  • KayMarie { [satire]Nah, you gotta cure one or two of them to make it so people will buy the other 672. And for every one you get… } – Oct 21, 4:53 PM
  • Interested Party { However, food, air, etc. was present; only insulin was lacking. I will not continue this exchange any further. I don’t want to be accused and… } – Oct 21, 4:52 PM
  • drunkenmonkey { Survey link: http://www.physiciansfoundation.org/uploads/default/Physicians_Foundation_2012_Biennial_Survey.pdf } – Oct 21, 4:51 PM
  • simba { I hate when that happens. Just disheartening. } – Oct 21, 4:50 PM
  • MTDoc { I know I am biased by having been forced out of private practice by a bureaucracy that was unwilling to recognize any office level of… } – Oct 21, 4:48 PM
  • Windriven { “but due to political realities what the ACA gave us was the best we could hope for at the time.” I categorically reject that statement…. } – Oct 21, 4:48 PM
  • Windriven { “It seems “eight out of 10 physicians” share his view.” It seems neither you nor the Atlantic article nor perhaps Jauhar himself saw fit to… } – Oct 21, 4:44 PM
  • R. Miller { So courageous; a middle aged woman with lyme disease and an incredibly subtle autoimmune disorder that can only be detected by the 25th doctor she… } – Oct 21, 4:44 PM
  • Kiiri { We do desperately need single payer healthcare IMHO, but due to political realities what the ACA gave us was the best we could hope for… } – Oct 21, 4:40 PM
  • Dave { Referable to Ed whitney’s post above, it’s more complicated. The Paradigm trial which proposed a new “breakthrough” in heart failure, has the raw numbers shown… } – Oct 21, 4:22 PM
  • mouse { Oy Vey! I thought I already posted a response once, but maybe I forgot to hit post. So forgive me if I repeat myself. } – Oct 21, 4:21 PM
  • brewandferment { and possibly not deluded but the kind of person who doesn’t go looking for reasons to be miserable–to quote a cliche, the glass half full… } – Oct 21, 4:20 PM
  • drunkenmonkey { “the medicine of today is better than the medicine of the past….” Agreed, but the healthcare system itself has a myriad of problems as the… } – Oct 21, 4:01 PM
  • KayMarie { Oh dear, my condolences. } – Oct 21, 3:57 PM
  • Linda Rosa { I have spent a fair amount of time seeing if the “science-based chiropractor” can be identified online and came to the conclusion — given the… } – Oct 21, 3:46 PM
  • EBMOD { My sister exemplifies a lot of that as well. I have noticed that her thinking is very emotional, and trying to engage logic doesn’t work… } – Oct 21, 3:44 PM
  • Windriven { @GregH It seems to me that this is a matter of education. The Ds were in a hurry to make a mark before Mr. Obama’s… } – Oct 21, 3:42 PM
  • Eliot { Are you referring to Medicare USA? Is it somewhat unfairly maligned as a government service? As I’m referring to Medicare Australia, the cornerstone of the… } – Oct 21, 3:35 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { @windriven: I think that is debatable. And ultimately unanswerable. I could counter and say that this child may have a small chance of being a… } – Oct 21, 3:18 PM
  • Ed Whitney { Age + BUN= Lasix dose? We all roared with laughter at that one. } – Oct 21, 3:17 PM
  • Harriet Hall { IMHAPWO, (In my humble and probably warped opinion) House of God is one of the best books ever. I read it twice (or maybe 3… } – Oct 21, 3:15 PM
  • Windriven { @MTDoc “My point is the problems are complex, and a federal bureaucracy is not the best, nor the least expensive way to manage it.” Perhaps… } – Oct 21, 3:04 PM
  • Windriven { @Andrey Interesting and illuminating that you chose a child. In a marginal cost analysis from a societal perspective it would be more reasonable to spend… } – Oct 21, 2:56 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { My ankle still locked up, so my chiropractor yanked it loose and provided a few pages of stretches. ????!!!! The rib was injured when a… } – Oct 21, 2:43 PM
  • Mark Crislip { I read House of God twice: at the end of my internship when I loved it At the end of my fellowship when I loathed… } – Oct 21, 2:29 PM
  • GregH { EBMOD: I don’t think there are really any people who support the idea of universal healthcare who wouldn’t prefer a proper single-payer system. The question… } – Oct 21, 2:24 PM
  • KayMarie { Have you met someone that flipped from one mode to the other? The most common flip of that sort I have seen is a couple… } – Oct 21, 1:50 PM
  • Calli Arcale { I have never heard this definition of ‘cure’ in the wildest ramblings of the one-true-cure quacks, or in any medical textbook. Well, it won’t support… } – Oct 21, 1:46 PM
  • Ed Whitney { Recently, the PARADIGM-HF study at the New England Journal offers a real data perspective on Andrey’s hypothetical illustration of cost and absolute effectiveness of an… } – Oct 21, 1:43 PM
  • EBMOD { Dr Gorski- As someone who a few years ago was a free-market adherent, but has been amending that viewpoint rather rapidly in the past year… } – Oct 21, 1:28 PM
  • MTDoc { From all of the above comments, it is fairly obvious that, although many of the problems with our medical system are the same, they are… } – Oct 21, 1:25 PM
  • GrahamH { Reading the article, two thoughts came to mind. Money/rent – is he living in a manner above his income (wealthy father)? Surely he can find… } – Oct 21, 1:16 PM
  • MadisonMD { jspreen seems to think it is a scam to sell vaccines or something. Grand universal conspiracy. Problem is, WHO was instrumental in eliminating the need… } – Oct 21, 1:04 PM
  • Andrey Pavlov { Indeed. I recall reading a story about a surgeon who charged cash and flat fees for his surgeries. They were exorbitant and he made well… } – Oct 21, 12:43 PM
  • EBMOD { My sister is also heavily into coconut oil as being a cure for everything. I was trying to explain to her that it was still… } – Oct 21, 12:36 PM
  • simba { She was, and she told me about the various changes she had to make and how she had to eat healthier and avoid sugary foods…. } – Oct 21, 12:23 PM
  • drunkenmonkey { Excellent read. Thanks for the link:) } – Oct 21, 12:15 PM
  • Andrew { I have to say that though there are days that my pessimism is at high levels, the majority of my time practicing anesthesia is very… } – Oct 21, 12:13 PM
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