Make America and the Medical Profession Great Again
Uncategorized
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Uncategorized
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Make America and the Medical Profession Great Again

Michael Kirsch - October 4, 2015

Even those who have but a passing interest in the American political know that Donald Trump is:Very Rich.Leading in every poll.Going to build a wall that Mexico…

Heroes Behind the Counter & In Other Places
Wellness
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Wellness
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Heroes Behind the Counter & In Other Places

Michael Kirsch - September 28, 2015

    The Marvelettes in 1963Patients are cool.   I did a colonoscopy on a hospitalized man who was saddled with the ravages of obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea and…

Is the Medical Profession a ‘Special Interest’?
Health Reform
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Health Reform
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Is the Medical Profession a ‘Special Interest’?

Michael Kirsch - September 14, 2015

Don’t expect this humble blogger to explain Donald Trump’s broad and sustained GOP support, if our most seasoned political pundits are flummoxed.   Why is this man with…

Patient Survives Death Sentence – Medical Negligence?
Medical Ethics
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Medical Ethics
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Patient Survives Death Sentence – Medical Negligence?

Michael Kirsch - August 30, 2015

Doctors do not know everything.    We make mistakes and mistakes in judgment.  Sometimes we make the mistake of speaking when we should keep silent.  At times, patients…

Is Your Doctor a Spin Doctor?
Business
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Business
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Is Your Doctor a Spin Doctor?

Michael Kirsch - August 24, 2015

We are in the Age of Spin as the presidential campaigns percolate along.  So much fun to watch!  It’s a performance in doublespeak, deflection and distraction that…

Who Deserves Quality Medical Care?
Medical Ethics
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Medical Ethics
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Who Deserves Quality Medical Care?

Michael Kirsch - August 17, 2015

We all should know the difference between a slogan and real substance.   One of these has size and shape while the other is just a shadow.   Why…

When Does Life End?  Ask a Humble Doctor.
Wellness
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Wellness
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When Does Life End? Ask a Humble Doctor.

Michael Kirsch - August 10, 2015

About a week before I write this, I met a man for the first time.  Though it is unlikely that I will see him again, it is…

Planned Parenthood Videos Threaten Truth
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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Planned Parenthood Videos Threaten Truth

Michael Kirsch - August 2, 2015

While we have all heard the adage, any publicity is good publicity, I don’t agree.   See if you agree that the subjects of the following hypothetical headlines…

Warning!  Cell Phones Can Kill You!
Home Health
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Home Health
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Warning! Cell Phones Can Kill You!

Michael Kirsch - July 27, 2015

In medicine and beyond, folks just want stuff to be true.  Sometimes, we believe stuff that is unproven, but might be true.  We doctors recommend such treatments…

Should Physicians Profile Our Patients?
Business
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Business
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Should Physicians Profile Our Patients?

Michael Kirsch - July 20, 2015

Profiling in this country is highly discouraged and is illegal in many circumstances.  Anti-profilers decry this technique which, they argue, unfairly targets innocent individuals violating their rights. …