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61. Patient Modesty: Volume 78

for the goose is good for the gander. I'm not a lawyer but I know you can not discriminate against either sex in a straight forward manner. To respond "you are not a woman" is all an American Civil Liberties attorney would need to make something out of this. Have any of those posting here, who are being denied equal rights to medical privacy/modesty, attempted to do this? MER, have you sent highlights of your extensive and well organized research to any legal body for an evaluation? So my question (...) up for their rights. Lawyers need to take this issue seriously and be willing to take on the system to help enact change that is long over due. Our criminal justice system must stop looking at female healthcare personnel as defenseless girls and start seeing them for the predators that they are. They've started seeing female teachers in a different eye and when they catch a predator preying on a male student, they've started handing out prison sentences instead of just probation like they have

2017 Bioethics Discussion Blog

62. Patient Modesty: Volume 81

state of affairs we are in. What I find most disgusting and distressing about the "Denver 5" episode is most people view it as being funny. What should have been a wake up call to the public is just a joke. Sad. I understand the next of kin was notified of the episode. I hope they sue the pants of the hospital & the 5 degenerates. Regards, NTT At , Anonymous said... Hello again, In my original note to Ms Jackson, I yellow highlighted the "3 weeks" and "return to work". Unfortunately, this site

2017 Bioethics Discussion Blog

64. The doctor fired for having cancer speaks up

I was an intern) to get it worked up. But it was getting really, really bad. I was feeling really sick a lot and something had to be wrong so I really had to push to go to these appointments. For example, one time I went to get an MRI, but the MRI machine broke and then I had to go again the next day. And then when I told my team and my attending the MRI machine broke, they made some joke about my weight. And I was like, “No it’s actually cause there’s some helium tank in it that broke (...) and it was the telephone number to a lawyer, and I’m like, “This is all just so bizarre.” So then, I really didn’t want to get the legal system involved, but there’s got to be somebody that can help me. So then I started writing to the university president and he didn’t reply to me either. So I just got to this place where I decided to just fix everything on my own. So I made it a QI [Quality Improvement] project to create a system that I call PWP (which is physician wellness program). So that if anybody else has

2017 KevinMD blog

65. Patient Modesty: Volume 80

, the patient would need to write something along these lines on any and all consent forms they sign. "I hereby do NOT consent to any observers of any age or sex observing any preparations, testing, and/or treatment(s) done on my person at any time while I am a patient at this facility." It's getting to be you have to take a lawyer along with you if you want to protect your wishes. Sad. I've also been speaking to local urologists & a few urology depts. To a person not one of the doctors and staff I spoke

2017 Bioethics Discussion Blog

66. A doctor’s place is in the exam room

A doctor’s place is in the exam room A doctor's place is in the exam room A doctor’s place is in the exam room | | June 27, 2017 101 Shares An orthopedic surgeon and a neurosurgeon walk into a room … Unfortunately, this is not the start of a joke. While we would prefer to be sharing best practices and treating patients in our exam rooms, the fact is we’re spending more time than we’d like in a courtroom. Because our medical liability system is broken, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, OB-GYNs (...) , for the filing of a claim. All of us in the physician community continue to fight an uphill battle against the only people who do benefit from a broken system — personal injury lawyers. At the expense of patients, they continue to pursue “jackpot justice” with lawsuits that lack merit and make the system inefficient for those deserving compensation. We can find a cure by including proven reforms — such as those encompassed in H.R. 1215 and H.R. 1704 — in health care reform legislation under consideration

2017 KevinMD blog

67. Patient Modesty: Volume 79

a colonoscopy without sedation was a total non-event, I will admit that swallowing the ultrasound device for the TEE was not easy or pleasant. Once it was all the way in it wasn't a big deal. Taking it out was a little tough but it comes out much faster than it goes in. Initially it was just me and the two nurses (female) and then the tech (female) came in to get the equipment set up. The older nurse then tells the tech that I won't be sedated so we can't be talking about how cute he is. She was joking (...) largest hospital in the State. I would think they'd be more efficient cost-wise than what I experienced. Again, I know the nurse was just joking about talking about me. It is just that such a comment carries with it the proverbial grain of truth that they do talk. At , Anonymous said... Hello Renee, Is there a reason that your doctors don't seem to elaborate on your condition IN PLAIN ENGLISH w/o the medicaleze? At your subsequent meetings, please ask all medical personnel to discussion your situation

2017 Bioethics Discussion Blog

68. When the next big outbreaks happen, they’ll probably happen in Texas

, who is a rock star among antivaccine activists. Sometimes they ; sometimes they ; sometimes they . (OK, Wakefield and his fellow travelers only met with Trump once, but .) I just want to emphasize, though, that this : Meanwhile, a PAC named Texans for Vaccine Choice has sprung up after state Representative Jason Villalba, a Republican lawyer from Dallas, proposed scrapping nonmedical exemptions last year. (The Texas House of Representatives voted down the bill.) “While they do not have a whole lot (...) better suited. * TINU. to post comments By Narad (not verified) on 03 Dec 2016 to post comments By Mrs Woo (not verified) on 03 Dec 2016 to post comments By Narad (not verified) on 03 Dec 2016 . _____ I wasn't going to ask JustaTech to go watch the movie just to explain Gilbert's joke. Cosmic coincidence...? The Red Lectroids seem to have invaded the "Bogus Internet Survey" thread @ comment #139... to post comments By sadmar (not verified) on 03 Dec 2016 to post comments By Politicalguineapig

2016 Respectful Insolence

69. Stanislaw Burzynski in NEWSWEEK: How long can his “unprecedented medical malfeasance” continue?

charges huge sums of money as "case management fees" to administer antineoplastons, how he downplays the toxicity of his magic antineoplastons, and how he has misinterpreted imaging studies. She even quotes Burzynski's lawyer's famous remark about how Burzynski's clinical trials were a "joke" designed to let him treat whomever he wanted to treat with antineoplastons. Wilner also asks a question that we all ask: Why does the FDA let these studies go on? The response is unsatisfying. First, as with most (...) Burzynski. It turns out that Cohen is like a lot of Burzynski patients about whom I've blogged. She appears to have been helped by conventional medicine but credits Burzynski, although it's not clear to me whether she is joking or not, as the passage is somewhat ambiguous: Sandra Cohen is a Burzynski success story—sort of. She went to him seeking antineoplastons, and when she didn’t qualify, she reluctantly started on chemotherapy and later agreed to surgery. Five years later, she is cancer-free. “Dr

2016 Respectful Insolence

70. An antivaccine activist explains how she uses Facebook reporting algorithms to harass and silence pro-science bloggers

joke, but it is not. Three weeks ago, and describing how a particularly vicious, nasty antivaccine troll named Heather Murray had successfully gamed Facebook reporting algorithms intended to report abuse in order to silence pro-science bloggers. It is, unfortunately, a tactic that I first heard about over two years ago, when antivaccine activists affiliated with what was then called the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) to target pro-science bloggers and activists associated with a group whose (...) 300. We WILLNOT STAND FOR THIS we are THOUSANDS, and MAYBE TENS OF THOUSANDS STRONG at this point. So we would like to know...are you with us..or against us. We are willing to help make a video with all kinds of intelligent free-thinking people. We have doctors and lawyers, and scientists, and biologists all that DONOT vax and we have the SCIENCE to back it up. What say you all? Please let us know ASAP as we are hoping to be able to POST ON THIS PAGE OUR BODY, OUR KIDS BODIES, OUR CHOICE. And we

2016 Respectful Insolence

71. The violent rhetoric of the antivaccine movement, “I didn’t really mean it” edition

. to post comments By Eric Lund (not verified) on 20 Jul 2016 to post comments By on 20 Jul 2016 to post comments By Denice Walter (not verified) on 20 Jul 2016 to post comments By Rich Bly (not verified) on 20 Jul 2016 I am not a lawyer, but I do read newspapers. to post comments By Fendlesworth (not verified) on 20 Jul 2016 to post comments By Denice Walter (not verified) on 20 Jul 2016 : The RNC schedule doesn't name Van Ettern's business, but she is an independent contract employee with Youngevity (...) ) on 25 Jul 2016 to post comments By JP (not verified) on 25 Jul 2016 to post comments By Politicalguineapig (not verified) on 25 Jul 2016 to post comments By Cypher (not verified) on 31 Jul 2016 Its becoming a sad joke. Actually, the inability of anti-vaccine proponents to accept reality is the sad joke. to post comments By Liz Ditz (not verified) on 31 Jul 2016 to post comments By herr doktor bimler (not verified) on 31 Jul 2016 to post comments By Kevin Stacy (not verified) on 01 Aug 2016 to post

2016 Respectful Insolence

72. The violent rhetoric of the antivaccine movement, VAXXED edition

Wakefield, , have been touring the country along with fellow antivaccine activist and Wakefield admirer Polly Tommey (and, at some stops, ) to and crappy at screenings of their movie and who . Bigtree has also been teaming with lawyers eager to exploit parents of autistic children by suing for “vaccine injury” to , Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who just so happens to represent a district in a state that is the in the US. While doing these Q&As, Tommey and Bigtree have been demonstrating that , with Tommey (...) comments By Helianthus (not verified) on 25 Jul 2016 Also, who cares if it gives crazy people a platform? You do not combat repulsive ideas with censorship. Let them speak, let them make fools out of themselves. Debunk them. Shame them. As our host probably knows, it is not a hard to do when facts are on your side. Holocaust deniers are a joke. to post comments By Amethyst (not verified) on 25 Jul 2016 .* * See also the . to post comments By Narad (not verified) on 25 Jul 2016 to post comments

2016 Respectful Insolence

73. The Wilyman PhD

, governments, and corporations, so there is no ability to control all of the research and shut out those who are not just interested in a paycheck (probably most scientists). One of the best ways to become famous in medicine is to disprove orthodoxy. Andrew Wakefield wants people to believe that he was not engaging in fraud, but he is an example of capitalism at work. Wakefield was getting paid by lawyers to produce research to support a law suit. He was caught and struck off. In “Bacteria, Ulcers (...) at work. Wakefield was getting paid by lawyers to produce research to support a law suit. He was caught and struck off. In “Bacteria, Ulcers, and Ostracism? H. Pylori and the Making of a Myth” Dr. Kimball Atwood explains how the scientific process worked as expected in toppling one flawed theory and replacing it over a decade with valid evidence of a more complete theory. One of the greatest explainers of science was Richard Feynman, who explained about research in unconventional areas in his Nobel

2016 Life in the Fast Lane Blog

75. Cancer quackery, Republican presidential candidates, and political influence

more likely is that Dr. Carson did some investigating into Burzynski's clinical trials, which Burzynski's own lawyer at the time, Richard Jaffe, described in a book as basically , the end being to be able to give patients whatever antineoplaston therapy Burzynski wanted to. Indeed, Jaffe even described one of Burzynski's trials as a "joke." It wouldn't have taken much digging to have discovered the issues and Burzynski's history of having charged patients huge amounts of money to administer

2015 Respectful Insolence

76. Twitter as an amplifier of antivaccine messages

Twitter.” So far, you might ask yourself: So what? How is this different from any other interest group trying to harness the power of social media to get its message heard? To some extent, it's not, but one thing Diresta and Lotan note as distinguishing this effort from those of other interest groups is just how much Twitter is used to attack and bully legislators who voted for the bill. They are particularly ruthless about going after these people: Tweetiatrician” doctors, lawyers, and pro-vaccine (...) some evil, lying corruption of malignant narcissists and stone-cold sociopaths (as they often accuse everyone else of being), then the very first thing it needs to do for itself is run about a billion gallons of drano down its very extensive sewers and completely clean them out. Because they're an absolute joke criticising everyone else when . to post comments By has (not verified) on 09 Jun 2015 to post comments By Mrs Woo (not verified) on 09 Jun 2015 to post comments By Kelly M Bray

2015 Respectful Insolence

77. Does Big Grape Juice Control Nutrition Research? An Interview with Michele Simon

example from this conference, take the news that makes the vitamins in the vegetables more available to your body. Amazing, right? It’s actually not news: fat-soluble vitamins are more available to your body when you eat them with fat. The same researcher who did this work has shown the same effect with other foods, including oils. So why are eggs getting the press? (which most of the news articles aren’t reporting): the American Egg Board. Public health lawyer has been thinking about it too. (written (...) same or even better nutritional value by consuming whole fruit, but those sectors don’t have the same funding sources, and they’re not going to make as much money as Welch’s from slapping a claim on a 100% sugar vehicle. It’s a joke to me to even be talking about juice as a source of antioxidants given the sugar content, which likely negates any alleged health benefit. So we’re talking about corporate ties and funding and so on. Now, there’s funding and there’s influence , and they’re related

2015 PLOS Blogs Network

78. Responding to parts 2-3 of New England Journal of Medicine’s series on pharma-MD relations

physicians and industry, the evidence suggesting that these conflicts have negative effects on patient care. She went through considerable theoreticizing, invoking authoritative psychologists and even a lawyer. But for all her more than 9,000 words, I think she missed the big picture. That is that the pursuit of the next blockbuster drug, the test that can screen millions, has become the end for much medical research. Even then, effectiveness and safety have become secondary at best. Take stomach ulcers (...) , I wondered if it might be some kind of elaborate joke: but sadly it seems not. I hate to see it when a clearly talented young writer is encouraged to write below standard, and at great length for no obvious reason. is an attempt to describe people who worry about conflicts of interest as beyond rationality. …Is Lisa actually suggesting that the pharmaceutical industry just flushes away used American flags and has never harmed anyone or concealed harm? But there I go—I am responding to wholly

2015 HealthNewsReview

79. Ghostwriters in the sky Full Text available with Trip Pro

being offered £20k for being such a ghost writer. The young lady in question thought her father a fool. Lets just hope that adequate legislation prevents this soon and that she was joking. AdamJacobs said, September 20, 2010 at Ghostwriting is undeniably a bad thing, and when it distorts the science in biomedical publications, it is a particularly bad thing. When faced with stories of it, those working in the world of clinical research seem to divide into 2 groups in the way they respond: 1. Take (...) of lawyers to work with FTW. And “ghostwriting” of sorts continues in the bench sciences as post-docs slave away, only to see their boss appear as first author. Everyone knows this, but it is a part of the indentured servitude status quo, with little recourse. So, these things happen regularly, without mechanisms in place to provide any sort of accountability or check. This is all simply a state of affairs in the private, not public, world of science and scientific publishing, where we hope we are all

2010 Bad Science

80. Science is about embracing your knockers

the size of the breast.” That’s fair. I don’t trust claims without evidence, especially not unlikely ones about a magic cream that makes your breasts expand. Maybe it does work – I don’t particularly care either way – but when I asked the company to send me any evidence they had, or any information on ingredients, they flatly refused to send me anything at all. This is especially odd, since I’ve seen the letter that Rodial’s lawyers sent, and they tell Dr Nield: “Our client on request would have (...) started playing games. So, initially they refused to give me ( ) any evidence for their grand claims, or even say what the ingredients were. Now they’ve quietly changed the contents of their “ ” page: previously it linked to the Daily Mail story (which was weird, since this was the article that their lawyers claimed was libellous, but on the page they linked to is saying “CHECK OUT THE FABULOUS PRESS FOR BOOB JOB ON THE DAILY MAIL”); now it says “CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BOOB JOB KEY INGREDIENT CLINICALS

2010 Bad Science

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