Monthly Archives: October 2008

Daylight Savings Time Causes More Heart Attacks

Yes, I thought that the study headline seemed odd as well…after all how would a man-made construct…the clock…lead to more heart attack deaths? In a widely report on study from the New England Journal of Medicine, heart attack deaths and hospitalizations dropped 5 % the day after clocks “fell back”, ending daylight savings time. Could the causative factor be, oh,…

Can I base my voting off of this poll?

77% Bill Richardson74% Chris Dodd72% Hillary Clinton71% Barack Obama68% John Edwards59% Joe Biden54% John McCain53% Dennis Kucinich53% Mike Gravel49% Mitt Romney44% Rudy Giuliani42% Mike Huckabee42% Tom Tancredo38% Fred Thompson37% Ron Paul2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz Apparently, I’m STILL a democrat. Take the Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz Here.

Four Things…

I got tagged by Kim from RN for Life in my comments the other day, and have been ruminating on my answers. Here goes…don’t be shocked. [ed note: OK, this post was drafted 2 years ago, I just decided to publish it after finally thinking of four movies & places] 4 Jobs I Have Had In My Life: Outward Bound…

John Ritter’s Widow Inspired

Somehow John Ritter’s Widow’s remarks following the not-guilty verdict of two physcians angers me to no end.  “I disagree with the jury’s decision but I believe in the system and I respect it,” said the widow, Amy Yasbeck. “It inspires me even more to find, with these brilliant medical minds, a path to diagnose aortic diseases.” So what is she…

Shared Health Decisions

The results of this article are no surprise, and this is a real pet peeve of mine. The article says that many patients who were supposedly participating in “shared health decisions” with their physician either had no input and/or reported it as being a negative experience. That’s no surprise to me. As an ER doc, if a patient comes in…