“Love is a burning thing
And it makes a fiery ring”
-- Johny Cash
On Valentine’s Day some think of chocolate, or wine, or flowers. Physicians think... More.
February 22, 2013 | 2:33 pm
16% of all spending in the US is on healthcare. About half of that is spent by federal, state, and local governments, and the other half is spent by the... More.
January 4, 2013 | 2:37 pm
My regular readers know that I frequently bemoan the fact that we have no effective way to test for most cancers, and that in many cancers early... More.
December 21, 2012 | 12:59 pm
I haven’t written about niacin for over a year, and like a misunderstanding of the Mayan calendar that won’t go away, niacin is in the news again this... More.
October 26, 2012 | 1:24 pm
Metastatic (stage IV) colon cancer and lung cancer are fatal incurable illnesses. That doesn’t just mean they are life-threatening. A fatal incurable... More.
October 12, 2012 | 9:48 am
This week you’ll have to learn a little medical jargon, and I know that you love that. The meninges (men-IN-jees) are the membranes that line the brain... More.