Remember Terri Schiavo?

Originally posted on Deviant Feather:
After all the hoopla about Terri’s death in 2005, researchers at the University of Ontario have proven that vegetative-state patients can communicate. And not just wiggling a finger. Stick them in an fMRI and watch the monitors light up with answers to direct questions. They’re even working on portable EEGs for…

Melancholy Man

After going weeks getting only a couple of hours of sleep at a time, I finally gave in and took the Trazodone I’ve been prescribed to help me sleep through the night. I really don’t like to take it because of how groggy it leaves me feeling the morning after. When you add in the…

Assembly Line Medicine

Here’s a new forwarded e-mail funnie: Doesn’t it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line? Here’s what happened to Bubba: Bubba walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Bubba said, ‘Shingles.’ So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number, and…

The Sin of Sloth

I was channel surfing earlier this evening when I came across an episode of Biography’s The Seven Deadly Sins. This one was about The Sin of Sloth, and it revealed to me some things about my own condition that I was not aware of. As if I actually needed more reasons to feel pissed off…

Nutrition and Health

Another funny E-mail: I love this Doctor Q: I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true? A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that’s it… don’t waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that’s like saying you…