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American Legacy Businesses Need to Learn a Hard Lesson by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I fly a lot. When I say I fly a lot, I mean 80,000-100,000 miles a year. Some years a great deal of it is international. Some years, like 2008, it is primarily domestic. Mo ... Read on »
It's a Sad Day When a Fart's Not Funny Any More by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Recently, I was flying home on a two-hour American Airlines flight. A middle-aged woman dressed professionally in a gray pinstriped pants suit sat in the window seat to my ... Read on »
Immigration, Part II by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I recently spent a week in central Mexico. Even though I was far removed from the United States/Mexico border, I clearly saw how important the United States is to Mexico. T ... Read on »
The Redistribution of Education by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Few things are more important to each individual's future success or to our nation's prosperity than education. Mark Kennedy Education is the secret to success in the ... Read on »
How To Know You're in the Wrong ER by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Top 10 indicators that you have come to the wrong emergency room: 10. Paramedics are either laughing uncontrollably or shaking their head as they walk through the ER d ... Read on »
Where Civil Liberties and Personal Responsibility Meet by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Every Emergency Department (ED) has its regular patients. We colloquially call them “frequent flyers.” They can certainly tax an already overburdened ED. Interestingly, ... Read on »
Gender and Racial Bias in Medicine by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc We are far from a homogeneous society. The recent discussion on gay marriage is certainly one example of that. Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek vision of a society where ther ... Read on »
Tipping by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc The first time I was ever in Australia and New Zealand, I left the standard 10-15% tip on the table after a meal. As I was leaving, one of the locals came up to me and sa ... Read on »
Call Me a Redneck Because I Just Don't Get It. by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I think Thomas Jefferson clearly defined the theme of America’s future when he listed “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as one of the inalienable rights of man ... Read on »
Weirdness in Las Vegas by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I am used to the continuous weirdness of Las Vegas. The city attracts more riff-raff than a Mogen-David wine convention. But, there is always something that stands out. Toda ... Read on »
Predicting Hospital Philosophy and Affiliation by Observation of Emergency Department Waiting Room... by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc In order to help health care consumers determine the proper hospital for their needs, observation of emergency department waiting room television programming is an effect ... Read on »
Political Correctness is Politically Incorrect by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I recently heard an interview with Dan Whitney about political correctness. Dan, like me, feels that we have gone way too far when it comes to being “politically correct ... Read on »
Confessions of a "Wetback" by Voodoo Medicine Man 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Before I get into this, I feel illegal immigration is one of the greatest threats to American sovereignty. And, I am not just talking about the influx from Mexico. I am t ... Read on »
I'd Rather Not Know by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc As soon as humankind attained consciousness, we wanted to know the future. From a layman’s standpoint it seems fun. You could make a fortune betting on sports (or anyth ... Read on »
Survival of the Fittest? by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc There is an old saying in medicine” “Your ability to survive major trauma is inversely proportional to your value to society.” Way too many times I have seem two ambulanc ... Read on »
Paramedics for the Dead by Voodoo Medicine Man Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Weirdness I ran into while looking for other weirdness: PARAMEDICS/EMTs We have an ongoing need for licensed paramedics and emergency medical technicians to join ... Read on »