Sunday, August 30, 2009

Does the estimate of 90,000 deaths mean there will be that many in addition to the 60,000 who will die from the seasonal flu? certainly the people the flus will kill will overlap? I guess if the swine flu ONLY killed the young then it would be different than the ones who would die from seasonal flu, but it wont ONLY kill the young, right?

Saturday, August 29, 2009

New Swine Flu Reports Trigger New Post

Recently released estimates say that the swine flu could infect half of all americans and kill as many as 90,000. The typical annual number from seasonal flu is about 60,000. Also The CDC dogedly stands by the statements that young people and children will be heavily affected.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Drive Through Emergency Room

Stanford Medical center has been experimenting with a drive through emergency room. Admittedly the plan is only designed as a back up for major events such as a swine flu outbreak. However, they are actually using it so they can see how it runs, and it is easy to see that it won't be long before these things are in wide spread use. The drive through society will soon accept no less.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ATV vs. Car

This lady rolled in last night after a DUI on an ATV, in which she and her husband pulled directly out in front of a car going about thirty.... She had gone up and over and into the windshield and was combative on arrival. She had leaves, glass, and whatever else in her hair. She was pulling wildly at the hair. "Just take it off, it comes off, get it off my head". She was pullling huge chunks of hair out. The policeman who brought her in calmly said to her: "Ma'am, your wig is stilll in the back of the ambulance" Her husband was dead at the scene.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pneumonic Plague

An outbreak of plague has struck in northwest china among tibetan villagers, who probably first contracted the highly contagious and deadly form of plague from skinning wild marmots. Pneumonic plague is the most rare form of the black death, but the most deadly.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fat Doctors, Fat Patients

There has been some discussion recently in news outlets, and on other medical blogs regarding Fat doctors, and their lack of efficacy when instructing pts to lose weight. They should be a better example some say, and they cant tell people to do something that they themselves do not do. The same arguement could be applied to doctors who smoke, or drink, or ride motorcycles without a helmet. The thing is, if a stock broker tells you what stocks to buy, it dopesn't have to mean he is buying them as well, he is just doing his job. This should apply to doctors, but when it comes to unhealthy habits, people want to look for any excuse they can find to not have to break them.