Healthcare

Vicodin Ingestion Syndrome

Vicodin Ingestion Syndrome

A major epidemic in America, which seems to me to have received rather less...

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Obamacare: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

Obamacare: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

Last week, the Supreme Court decided we all have to buy government broccoli for...

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My Mother the Nurse

My Mother the Nurse

Obamacare, Romneycare, Ryancare…are you up to speed on this stuff? Don’t look at...

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Keep Your Ovaries Out of Our Wallets

Keep Your Ovaries Out of Our Wallets

The wombs of America’s women are in the spotlight once again. At a mock hearing...

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The $600 Penis Pump

The $600 Penis Pump

You remember the $600 toilet seat. How could you forget? Back in the 1980s,...

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Our Scary, Filthy, Killer Hospitals

Our Scary, Filthy, Killer Hospitals

One would have to be flea-brained to deny that if we had no hospitals, millions of...

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Aggressive Care for the Elderly: Too Much, Too Late

Aggressive Care for the Elderly: Too Much, Too Late

Lying on the backboard, a frail little old lady moaned with discomfort. She had...

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Waive Me

Waive Me

Hear that? It’s the escalating cry of American employers and workers trying to...

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Simplify, Simplify

Simplify, Simplify

Stopped in at my local office-supplies megastore for some printer ink cartridges....

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How Wall Street Destroyed Private Medicine

How Wall Street Destroyed Private Medicine

At my annual check-up, my doctor handed me a sheet explaining the reasons for...