In honour of a certain otitis media.
- Some more really bad food. “Four adult men would have to share this entree in order to each stay within a day’s worth of saturated fat.”
- Quackery. (Also reminds me of that nursing “diagnosis”, “Disturbed Energy Field.”)
- “Signs that your opinions function more to signal loyalty and ability than to estimate truth.”
- Older nurses will remember “MONA greets all chest pain.” Turns out maybe the “O” isn’t so good for you.
- Palliative care and chemo: “The care the palliative teams offer lets patients be more active, which means they stay healthier. They’re less depressed so they’re more likely to be out and about and keeping physically fit. Of course, they live longer.”
- Prisons warehouse psychiatric patients, mostly because they can, and because, you know, they’re in prison and the federal government has determined the punishment must go on and on.
- Also in prison news, this hasn’t been fixed: ” Court and prison documents obtained by the Star show how the young woman’s complaints of inhumane treatment were repeatedly ignored and how she wound up a “caged animal,” four years after first entering the correctional system for throwing crab apples at a postal worker.” See also here.
- Tex is back. I hope.