Category Archives: Health Care

Hillary, abortion and The Illuminati

Planned Parenthood on Point Street in Providence, RI has weathered many anti-abortion protests. This April 23rd #ProtestPP organized nationwide actions and a diverse group of Rhode Islanders came out to counter-protest. Demonstrators pro and anti lined the sidewalks. I chose … Continue reading

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Crazy for the Gun

Although I am not a psych nurse, being more comfortable with diabetes than delusions, all nurses see mental illness up close and personal. Mental illness is neither uncommon nor separate from physical illness. People with conditions like schizophrenia are not … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, January 24, 2015

Today’s Tarot is the VII of Swords, taking power by unconventional means. Science Times reports that the government of India made an end run around American pharmaceutical company, Gilead, for their new drug, Solvaldi. Gilead can and should make a … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, January 22, 2015

Try this thought exercise. How many TV shows about doctors can you recall? I can remember all the way back to Dr.Kildare. How many shows about nurses aides- without whose labor the US health care system would collapse? Unsung for … Continue reading

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Problems in Morality- A Novel Solution to The Heinz Dilemma and Other Stuff

Nurses are required to get continuing education. This month’s class was Ethics. I sat around a table with co-workers debating moral challenges – little white lies, getting extra change at the supermarket, etc. I kept my head down, suppressing an … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, November 9, 2014

Don’t need no stinkin’ nanny state. Today’s Tarot is a random page from an advertising manual, some time before WWI. The delights of smoking in bed, or half-asleep on the couch are still indulged, but Big Tobacco doesn’t push that … Continue reading

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Tarot Daily Dot Decoder, October 17, 2014

Mercury Retrograde. That explains why I was late for a meeting, got caught in a traffic jam, got home to no supper and am sitting in my underwear typing when I should be getting ready for work. I’m not into … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Chemistry

There’s a great post by Mary Sykes Wylie on AlterNet about America’s relationship with prescription drugs— yesterday’s miracle cure is today’s fast-track to addiction. She makes some good points about how marijuana is set to be the next substance to … Continue reading

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Desperately Selling a Kidney

Today, May 4, 2014, Sally Satel repeats her argument in the NYT that young and healthy people should be persuaded to sell their organs. She wrote about this in 2007, and here is my response at that time, first published … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin, WWTD (What Will Trig Do?)

For a former vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin sure hates the government. Here is her Obamacare-hating response to last night’s State of the Union Address, with some Ted Cruz for good measure… Ronald Reagan said the nine most frightening words … Continue reading

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