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Some Days You Just Gotta Post Links Vol. 6

The ultimate, time-honoured, blogging fake-out, where your faithful blogger shouts, “Look over there!” while going off and doing something else altogether. Enjoy.

  • A nurse ethicist on end of life care: “The fact that families feel that they haven’t felt that they’ve been part of the decision-making processes regarding end-of-life care and wishes, means that something is definitely wrong with how the health care team is functioning, at a very basic level.”
  • Our First World obsession with the never-ending War on Drugs (among other things) harms palliative care patients in developing nations: “This lack of availability is not because morphine is costly or difficult to get hold of. What is to blame is the so-called war on drugs, says Lohman. So concerned are developing nations such as Columbia, Egypt, and India about the potential for addiction, or the illicit use of morphine, that they make it almost impossible for doctors to give morphine to patients.”
  • A takedown of Cash for Work/Food for Work programs in Haiti. Long read, but worth it if you’re interested in development issues. [Via]
  • Trouble is the culture wars, like most wars, are about the money. But still, a good question: “Could we all find a way to take up the Hippocratic Oath to ‘first, do no harm’ regardless of our beliefs on ‘culture wars’ issues? Clearly, it would not be easy – but isn’t it worth trying?”
  • Also, an ECG wiki: ECGpedia! Because I love cardiology and intend to bore you all. [Via]

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Some Days You Just Gotta Post Links Vol. 3

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.”)
  • 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.”
  • 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.

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It’s The Egg That Makes It

I’m off to the country today. In the meantime, in my quest to bring you the best (worst) examples of North American culinary excess, I present the Lady’s Brunch Burger— and yes indeedy, that’s a glazed donut.

A back-of-the-envelope calculation of nutritional value shows an astonishing 1366 calories and 36g of fat — excluding condiments. I’m guessing anyone who finds this appetizing is already on metformin and a calcium channel blocker.

Or Homer Simpson:

[Homer gasping for air due to being so out of shape]

TV Announcer: We take eighteen ounces of sizzling ground beef, and soak it in rich, creamery butter, then we top it off with bacon, ham, and a fried egg. We call it “The Good Morning Burger”.

[Homer starts gurgling in ecstasy]

(The Simpsons “Bart’s Friend Falls in Love”, 1992)

Life imitating art, or what? Or reality catching up to satire?

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Served with a Heapin’ Helping of Anticoagulants on the Side

Freakin’ amazing. As if you needed another reason not to eat at KFC. From The Consumerist:

Last August, we wrote about the “Double Down,” a mysteriously tempting (and potentialy lethal) new food item being tested by KFC. For those coming late to the story, it’s bacon and cheese sandwiched between two pieces of fried chicken. And now, many months later, I’ll finally be able to get my hands on one.

KFC announced the decision to go live with the Double Down yesterday, but we weren’t sure they weren’t playing a April Fools gag. But no, they truly are going nationwide with the delicacy on April 12th.

I’m going to suggest before consumption, dosing oneself with ASA, Plavix and Crestor might be desirable as a prophylactic measure. Post consumption, stat cardiac catheterization with stent placement is advised.

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