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Perspectives on Physical Therapy

I went to physical therapy today for an evaluation after my car accident. While I was there, I noticed a young, healthy, athletic looking woman who came in on crutches, with fresh surgical scars on her knees take…her first steps. “I can walk!” she said. I have no idea what her injury or surgery was, but the therapist was teaching…

The Landmark Forum -My experience at the Introduction.

I quickly texted to my friend, “google landmark forum, is it a cult”? I texted this  line to a friend while sitting in the “introductory” session of the Landmark educational meeting. A  friend had invited me, after telling me some of the good experiences she’d had.  When she described it, it sounded like a combination of motivational coaching, business coaching…

Mike Leach Suspended over Concussion Controversy

Mike Leach, head coach of Texas Tech football is suspended for allegedly mistreating a player who had suffered a concussion last week in practice. Reactions around the blogosphere range from the ridiculous to the absurd.  Former wanna-be football players are basically saying that the player should “suck it up” and that coaches hazing football players is a rite of passage. …

My Policy on User Comments

I have noticed a large increase in the number of comments left in an effort to get backlinks to affiliate website and blogs.  While many of these are somewhat healthcare related, If you leave a comment that says something like: “Interesting thoughts, I’d like to hear more” and then provide a link back to “My Healthy Skin Site”, I will…

Generic Imitrex (Sumatriptan) – Is it as Effective as Brand Name Imitrex?

Some of you may know that Doc Shazam suffers from an occasional migraine, worse at a certain time of the month, and exacerbated by lack of sleep and irregular work schedules…something not uncommon to ER docs. I have used Imitrex with great success since my 2nd year of medical school.  Typically a 50 mg tablet relieves my headache with nearly…

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,…