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What Wine Would Go With That? by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc An endangered bird, long thought to be extinct, was reportedly photographed for the first time in the Philippines, and then eaten. The bird, known as a Worcester's buttonqu ... Read on »
Medical Whores by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Every community has their medical whores. We all know who they are and joke about them in the doctors’ lounge. What are medical whores? Actually, there are several types. ... Read on »
Words That Got a Bad Rap (Neologism) by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc One of the things about language is the diversity of words. There are words in other languages that have no literal translation into English, but are quite descriptive. But ... Read on »
Remembering Buddy Holly by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I have always been a fan of Buddy Holly. Of course, February 3, 2009 was the 50th anniversary of “the day the music died.” There have been few events in recent history that ... Read on »
What Happens in Vegas...Only Happens in Vegas by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc For some reason, I have been intrigued by the public demonstration of psychopathology called Ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. This guy is the poster child for the DSM ... Read on »
Travolta Extortion Is a New Low by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc While it is OK to sit from afar and question the impact of Scientology practices and dogma on the death of John Travolta's son Jett, trying to profit from it is wrong and u ... Read on »
Clinically-Depressed Poodle Mauls Former French President Chirac by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I don't care who you are, this is funny as hell! Former French President Jacques Chirac was rushed to a hospital after being mauled by his pet dog who is being treated f ... Read on »
Microsoft Hell by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I was excited. My new version of Photoshop CS4 was delivered by the UPS dude. I opened the package and popped the DVD into my desktop computer. Immediately an error code ca ... Read on »
What's With the Chiropractors? by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I have never had any strong feelings about chiropractors either way. Live and let live I have always said. I have a friend who is a chiropractor. He is a nice guy and fai ... Read on »
Just In Case You Were Wondering by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Best places to see a platypus: 1. Hidden Valley Cabins (Queensland) 2. Nymboida River (New South Wales) 3. Bombala (New South Wales) 4. Lake Elizabeth (Vi ... Read on »
Emergency Department Abuse by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Overuse of the emergency department (ED) is primarily an American phenomenon. While many hospitals EDs are busy worldwide, we Americans simply use the ED for convenience. W ... Read on »
What Would Darwin Do? by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I threw the x-rays up on the view box. I thought to myself, “Moderate degenerative joint disease, nothing more." I walked into the ortho room and told the old man, “Nothi ... Read on »
Neonatal Screening by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc In medical school, some MD, PhD with a German accent spent two days lecturing on “inborn errors of metabolism.” He told us stories about some obscure clinic at Harvard wh ... Read on »
Presidential Politics by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I have to admit that I have no interest in the current Presidential election. Choosing a candidate to vote for will be like choosing whether I want cancer or AIDS. Eithe ... Read on »
One Small Step by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc After much persuasion, I have officially entered the blogosphere. I am not sure why I am here or where this will take me, but it will certainly be interesting. Read on »
Entitlement Zones by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I looked at the clock. It was only 4:30 AM. My back was killing me. Not sure what I did but I had somehow strained my back. I slowly got up, walked carefully to the ki ... Read on »
You Can't Make This Shit Up! by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc "Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." -Mark Twain Man picks up 'dead' fox, wrecks after it revives By TAVIA D. GREEN The Leaf ... Read on »
I Didn't Score Well by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I'm an embarrassment to Barack! I only scored 17 on the Obama Test Read on »
A Strange Allure by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Yesterday evening, several friends and I were sitting in an alcove at a very expensive Los Angeles hotel swapping stories and smoking Cuban cigars. The conversation, for so ... Read on »