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Faith Persists

In one of my less pleasant dreams, a right-wing militia group was executing doctors and nurses. I didn’t have to ask why. Even in my dream state I knew that some of the fiercest Marxists in America are nurses and … Continue reading

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Off the Cuff: Vaccines

I suppose it’s about time for a fresh restatement on this business of vaccines. The concept in itself isn’t that bad, but it won’t work for everything. Give someone’s body a very limited exposure to a weakened version of some … Continue reading

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VA Trip: Adventure

The unseasonably warm weather encouraged me to ride my bike to the VA this morning. When I left home at around 6:30 it was about 45°F (7C) and felt even warmer. The only thing I did differently was add a … Continue reading

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Of Cattle and Sheep

Does it require an explanation so long and detailed that nobody will read it? The US health care system is a time bomb in the first place. It is broken and the fix is not what everyone imagines. If you … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Heart Hospital Is Grossly Incompetent

Let me make this clear: You may well receive very good medical care from Oklahoma Heart Hospital. However, their accounting and billing operation is so pitifully incompetent it borders on criminal negligence in my opinion. Let me explain. We all … Continue reading

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Free Care Is Expensive

Hospitals are not a healthy atmosphere. Yesterday was another VA appointment. I didn’t learn what I wanted to know, but I did learn something. Through the stumbling bureaucratic confusion, I managed to get an echo cardiogram. The technician said she … Continue reading

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Released from Ortho

Today I had what turned out to be my last Orthopedics appointment at the VA (we hope). The x-ray showed the patella was all healed up. Apparently they don’t plan to remove the screws and I can understand that. There … Continue reading

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