Hill averts Obamacare mess

Know how you know the ACA is a disaster? Everyone who can is pulling strings to avoid it: Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year.The Office of Personnel Management, under heavy pressure from … [Continue reading]

Feel good story of the Month

Semper Fi. A marine who gallantly dropped back in a race to help a nine-year-old boy finish has become an internet sensation.Lance Corporal Myles Kerr was competing in the annual run while home on leave in Charlevoix, Michigan when he spotted … [Continue reading]

BBC News – India: Army ‘mistook planets for spy drones’

That will happen. India's army reportedly spent six months watching "Chinese spy drones" violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus.via BBC News - India: Army 'mistook planets for spy … [Continue reading]

What doctors should look for in job seekers’ social media presence – amednews.com

Don't make yourself unhireable. As the medical director of a health services group that serves racially diverse patients in some of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods, Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, always conducts a quick search of physicians he’s … [Continue reading]

Professor accused of poisoning wife with cyanide to face extradition – CNN.com

I do not understand killing a spouse. Divorce I get, but not this. (FTR, I'm not saying this individual is guilty, it's just another in a string of spouses/lovers killing one another; more human behavior that's a total mystery to me). A University … [Continue reading]

Is Obamacare too much work for the Obama administration?

I particularly like the graphic... By the end of this week, states must decide whether they will build a health-insurance exchange or leave the task to the federal government. The question is, with as many as 17 states expected to leave it to the … [Continue reading]

Sikorsky prize won: human powered helicopter successful!

Never bet against the humans. Terrific article about this and the prize at PopMech. ht Instapundit. … [Continue reading]

Heroic State Attorneys General band together to force lawful commerce to stop, because they don’t like it.

Scary, demeaning coffee cup.

This is the sort of thing that makes my teeth ache, and is why I'm on blood pressure medication. So, 22 State Attorneys General sent a letter to Urban Outfitters demanding they stop selling gag merchandise described as their 'Prescription line', … [Continue reading]

Fuel Fix » Texas pumping more oil than some OPEC countries

Fracking isn't just for natural gas. We all know oil production in Texas has soared in recent years. But putting the rise in graphic form shows just how phenomenal the energy turnaround has been: The surge looks exponential.   via Fuel … [Continue reading]

The Truth About SwedenCare – Klaus Bernpaintner – Mises Daily

Required reading. As a Swede currently living in the United States, with actual experience of Swedencare, I must reply to the delusions propagated by professor Robert H. Frank in his June 15 article in the New York Times, titled “What Sweden Can … [Continue reading]

West Nile virus 2013 as of July 2nd


Last year was a big year for us in Texas with West Nile, an in conversation with colleagues the other day we noted we hadn't seen any yet. So, to the CDC Map of cases: Wow, Texas is dark green as are several other states! Must be an epidemic, … [Continue reading]

A Few Questions for the AMA | The Redheaded Pharmacist

Sing it! The American Medical Association AMA just concluded their Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago on Wednesday, June 19th. And it seems as if the profession of pharmacy was a topic of conversation. According to the … [Continue reading]

NEJM on inflight medical emergencies

Via Doximity, a nice review of inflight medical emergencies: We conducted a study of in-flight medical emergencies involving large commercial airlines, characterizing on-board assistance provided by flight crews and other passengers and identifying … [Continue reading]

DoD Buzz | Navy Scuttles All-Cap Messages

Way past time... WE DON’T HAVE TO SEND MESSAGES THIS WAY ANYMORE, the Navy has decided.Word went out from the Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command on May 8 that the Navy’s internal messaging system now had the ability to transmit in lower case as well as … [Continue reading]

Mr. Balls, aka Senhor Testicle, goes to bat for cancer research  – NY Daily News

Just go look. At first blush, the mascot's name is rather endearing: Mr. Balls.But for those who might find that descriptive title offensive, the scrotum-shaped character also answers to "Senhor Testiculo" in Brazil, where he is a … [Continue reading]