Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Another One Bites the Dust!

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There is out there a persistent urban legend – is there any other kind? – that goes something like this: if a patient leaves the hospital early or prematurely, against medical advice (AMA), they will have to pay their hospital … Continue reading

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Health Updates 31 July 2012

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‘Obese‘ label may not apply to heavy ex-NFL players: “Standard definitions of obesity, which are based on height and weight, may not apply to former National Football League players and other groups with greater muscle mass, according to a new study. … Continue reading

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Health Updates 30 July 2012

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Health team fights Ebola outbreak that has killed 14 in Uganda: “An outbreak of the rare and deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in midwestern Uganda, many in the past week, the Ugandan government said Saturday.  A team of health … Continue reading

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Health Updates 27 July 2012

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Body language of triumph will be on display at Olympics: “As Olympians take to the world stage in London this week, watch the body language of the gold medalists for clues to their feelings of triumph and pride.  Those athletes who … Continue reading

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Health Updates 25 July 2012

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Olympic doctors ready to treat Team USA: “While the world watches elite athletes like Michael Phelps and Hope Solo go for Olympic gold, the athletes’ team physicians will be watching them too, but with a different perspective.  Orthopedic surgeon Damion Valletta, … Continue reading

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Meet the Hospitalist

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Have you had the chance to work with a hospitalist yet?  In this era of complicated systems and specialists of all descriptions — mentalists, profilers, forensic anthropologists and others come to mind, even if they are mostly fictional — it … Continue reading

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Health Updates 23 July 2012

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Really?  You can spot a lie by watching a person’s eyes:  “According to an old theory  about body language, it is easy to catch someone in a lie.  When right-handed people move their eyes up and to the left in … Continue reading