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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Christmas Spirit and the Compassionate Doctor

“The Family Doctor,” lithograph by Grant Wood, 1941.Christmas past:The compassionate doctorand today’s medical culture By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / December 22, 2010 The Christmas season means many things to many people; however, as I approach … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Christmas Spirit and the Compassionate Doctor

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David P. Hamilton : My Remission and the Business of American Medicine

Graphic from The Patient’s Doctor.Rheumatoid arthritis, my remission,and the business of American medicine Their deficiencies, spawned by the system’s economic organization, might be more tolerable if doctors didn’t so often act like they had been anointed by God with special … finish reading David P. Hamilton : My Remission and the Business of American Medicine

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Physician, Heal Thyself

Graphic by Daniel Marsula / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Physician, heal thyself:The sad demise of medical ethics By Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / November 17, 2010 Recently I awoke to a front page article in The Erie Times-News headlined … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Physician, Heal Thyself

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Ansel Herz : Cholera Spreads in Haiti

Above, MINUSTAH soldier points his gun at former Austin activist/independent journalist Ansel Herz in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 15, 2010, at a demonstration against the renewal of MINUSTAH, the UN peackeeping mission. Photo from Gaentantguevara / Flickr. For more about … finish reading Ansel Herz : Cholera Spreads in Haiti

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American Health Care : A Plague on the Sick and Infirm

Image from The Seattle Times.Reform coming to a vote:The Black Death and health care in AmericaBy Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / March 17, 2010 In October of 1347 a ship docked in Messina, Sicily, after picking … finish reading American Health Care : A Plague on the Sick and Infirm

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Have a Heart : How to Expand the Organ Harvest

3D anaglyph of the human heart. Image from 3D-image.net.Israel’s new approach:Donor cards and organ transplants By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / March 16, 2010 For years now, doctors have been able to save lives and prolong lives by … finish reading Have a Heart : How to Expand the Organ Harvest

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Women’s Health : Heard About the H-Word Lately?

“Beautiful Inside” by Angela Elkins. The digitally-enhanced images were taken from a video of a laparoscopy, recorded during exploratory surgery performed on the artist. Angela, who was hysterectomized at the age of 24, says of the photoshopped images, “Everyone seems … finish reading Women’s Health : Heard About the H-Word Lately?

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Stayin’ Alive : Learning About our Bodies

Apples and oranges: Rats have substantially different physiological systems.Stayin’Alive:What do we know about our bodies,And how do we know it? By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog / February 16, 2009 [Stayin’ Alive is a periodic column on Complementary … finish reading Stayin’ Alive : Learning About our Bodies

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Stayin’ Alive : Picking a Health Care Provider

Stayin’ Alive:Tips on choosing your health care provider By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog / February 2, 2010 [Stayin’ Alive is a periodic column on Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Rag Blogger Mariann G. Wizard, a professional science … finish reading Stayin’ Alive : Picking a Health Care Provider

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Cancer Survival : Reform Opponents Play the Numbers Game

Graphic from DragonArtz Design.Cancer survival and health care reform:Selective statistics paint distorted picture By Barbara O’Brien / The Rag Blog / January 7, 2010 One argument you may hear against health care reform concerns cancer survival rates. The United States … finish reading Cancer Survival : Reform Opponents Play the Numbers Game

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Stayin’ Alive : Complementary and Alternative Medicine

“Tree of Life,” working design for Stoclet Frieze, Gustav Klimt, 1905/09.Stayin’ Alive:Towards a conscious self-health-care continuum No system of medicine is static, and none has a monopoly on beneficial knowledge or tactics. By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog … finish reading Stayin’ Alive : Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Antibiotic Abuse : Controlling the Super Bug

Cartoon by Nick Kim.(Hint: Chill with the antibiotics)Controlling MRSA, the Super BugBy Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / January 2, 2010 There is a very scary bacteria called Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It is scary because the nasty Staph … finish reading Antibiotic Abuse : Controlling the Super Bug

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