You Can’t Yelp Your Doctor – The Daily Beast

Some of the country’s best doctors have the worst patient satisfaction scores. Here’s why.Part of being a doctor is learning to suppress your feelings. You get good at being what people need you to be. But it slowly transforms you into something you … [Continue reading]

Squirrel season

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It's on. Three shots, three hits, 40 yards. Air rifle is a TalonSS made by AirForce AirGuns right here in Fort Worth, Texas! They were filled with water only, I'm not a barbarian. … [Continue reading]

Google Glass handed out to medical students at UC Irvine – CNET

I have a question. The fledgling Google Glass is slowly working its way into the mainstream, and one place that people should get used to seeing the device is in hospitals. Several medical institutions have already been testing the … [Continue reading]

Report a Litterer | Don’t mess with Texas

Drive safely while collecting that information! Even after more than 25 years of the Don’t mess with Texas® campaign, litterbugs still roam the roadways, tossing trash from their car windows and letting litter fly out of their truck beds. We’re … [Continue reading]

Department of Health And Human Services Threatens Blogger Over Satirical Posts | Popehat

Your tax dollars in action. Threats against satirical bloggers. The blog Addiction Myth is devoted to a very out-of-the-mainstream proposition about medicine: that the entire concept of drug and alcohol addiction is a scam perpetrated by law … [Continue reading]

Police: Woman drives wounded abductor to Fort Worth hospital | Breaking News | News from…

She's nicer than I would have been... FORT WORTH — A man being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday morning was arrested and will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, an official said. Fort Worth police did not … [Continue reading]

Healthcare Reform Update: Doc employment won’t lead to lower healthcare spending, research shows | Modern Healthcare

You don't say. Market share and prices tend to climb among hospitals that employ doctors but not for hospitals with looser contracts with independent physicians, according to newly published research. The findings, the authors say, suggest that … [Continue reading]

All Trials | All Trials Registered. All Results Reported

Many thanks to Steve in the comments on the last post for alerting me to this movement: It's time all clinical trial results are reported. Patients, researchers, pharmacists, doctors and regulators everywhere will benefit from publication of … [Continue reading]

What the Tamiflu saga tells us about drug trials and big pharma | Business | The Guardian

Hint: Roche stinks, and the Cochrane Collaboration has done all of us a huge favor. Time to stop prescribing Tamiflu. What the Tamiflu saga tells us about drug trials and big pharmaWe now know the government's Tamiflu stockpile wouldn't have done us … [Continue reading]

Craig Breedlove land speed project – Autoweek

Craig Breedlove land speed project - Autoweek.   Cool project. My brother, the AerospaceGenius, is interviewed.   They need one of these crowdsource funding thingos. … [Continue reading]

GruntDoc’s blog turns 12

12 years ago I was in Midland, Texas. At the urging of my still good friend Rick I started a blog that's been continuous since then. Not terribly interesting or well maintained, but it has staying power. It has survived a series of moves to Fort … [Continue reading]

Navy Matters: A-10 Scrapping Justification Exposed

Please click through and read the whole thing. Something I hadn't considered. This is a Navy blog but I just can’t pass on the following Air Force item especially since it indirectly impacts Marine and Navy CAS. DoD Buzz website quotes Air Force … [Continue reading]

Great moments in advertizing

RHD Escalade

Behold, the right hand drive Cadillac Escalade! Thanks to Jerry's Cadillac in Weatherford for the chuckle. … [Continue reading]

Stolen laptops lead to important HIPAA settlements

In case you wondered why your IT department isn't reasonable about security, it's because the penalties aren't reasonable. Stolen laptops lead to important HIPAA settlements Two entities have paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services … [Continue reading]

Bug can cause deadly failures when anesthesia device is connected to cell phones | Ars Technica

I can think of at least one reason phones are being plugged into USB's... Federal safety officials have issued an urgent warning about software defects in an anesthesia delivery system that can cause life-threatening failures at unexpected times, … [Continue reading]