18 posts categorized "Medicine"

April 17, 2017

A For-Profit Surgical Center is a Good Idea for Vermont

A group of local investors want to build a $1.8m surgical center in Colchester, VT for surgeons who prefer not to operate in a hospital setting, according to a story in VTDigger last week. Open More...

January 10, 2017

Why Vaccinations Need to be Mandatory

There are multiple news reports (see here and More...

February 23, 2012

Guest Post on Controlling Medical Costs

My brother, Lee Evslin M.D., who is a pediatrician and who runs the Makai Ola Clinic on Kauai, wrote the email below in response to my post Medicare – The Promise That Can't Be Kept. He has a very differen More...

February 13, 2012

Medicare – The Promise That Can’t Be Kept

The promise was simple: once you reach 65, Medicare will assure that your medical costs don't become a catastrophic burden to you or children who might feel obliged to care for you. Since President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare bill in 1965 and gave exPresident Harry Truman the first enrollm More...

December 20, 2011

Don’t Argue with 911

"What's the nature of your emergency," the 911 operator asked.

"My wife is having a possible heart attack," I said.

"What's your location?"

"I'm on 89 North. Just passed mile marker 72. I'm going to Fletcher Allen. Fast." I was going eighty, ninety when there was room. It was More...

September 18, 2011

Great Docs and Technology Saved My Life Thursday

"You flunked the stress test," was the essence of the call Tuesday morning. I'd thought I aced it. "Don't do anything you don't have to. We'll get you in to see a car More...

July 27, 2011

DIY Medical Records in the Cloud

Burlington Prosthodontist Dr. Bentley Merrick made me teeth much better than the ones I'd grown on my own. At the end of the two-and-a-half year process, he emailed me a set of x-rays and pictures showing how the whole structure is put together and the special tools he made to screw teeth in More...

February 20, 2008

WHO Doesn’t Like the Gates Foundation

From a recent article in the More...

October 07, 2007

Answers to Probability Puzzle

As usual, smart readers knocked the cover off the ballMore...

October 05, 2007

A Probability Puzzle

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