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  • Expert Advice, But Not in Spelling
    Here’s a headline from this week’s Medical Economics. The article points out that our office notes are scrutinized for lazy documentation cliches that don’t reflect the amount or complexity of work to justify our charges. What’s that expression about throwing rocks from a glass house?
  • Single Dose Propranolol and Reexposure to Phobia or PTSD Triggers Brings Cure
    After one round of treatment, the arachnophobes held the spiders in their bare hands. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/opinion/sunday/a-drug-to-cure-fear.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share
  • When Hospital Paperwork Crowds Out Hospital Care
    A FRIEND was recently hospitalized after a bicycle accident. At one point a nursing student, together with a more senior nurse, rolled a computer on wheels into the room and asked my friend to rate her pain on a scale of 1 to 10. She mumbled, “4 to 5.” The student put 5 into the […]
  • Fish Oil May Have More Benefits for the Inuit than for Westerners
    I have heard many people advocate eating local foods, and avoiding things from far away. Human metabolism, some say, isn’t the same everywhere. Now there is new evidence that whale blubber may be better for the Inuit than for westerners. In the 1970s, Danish researchers studying Inuit metabolism proposed that omega-3 fatty acids found in […]