Hits and Misses

Is dr-google-referring-more-physicians-than-everyour doctor googling you?

Some community health centers are running for-profit Medicaid managed care plans.

Patients with more money to spend are happier with their doctors.

Are the benefits of exercise due to a single molecule?

Cold weather kills more people than hot weather; the cold is also responsible for more annual deaths than leukemia, homicide, and chronic liver disease.

Prisoners think they are more moral than you are; they also think they are kinder. HT: Tyler Cowen

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  1. Adam says:

    The last link doesn’t work.

  2. Billy says:

    “Cold weather kills”

    I guess people don’t know how to put on a sweater, or light a fire.

  3. Mark says:

    “Are the benefits of exercise due to a single molecule?”

    Pill-based exercise, here we come.

  4. James says:

    What happens when a Doctor googles a liver transplant patient and sees that they are drinking on facebook?

  5. Wiliam says:

    “Patients with more money to spend are happier with their doctors.”

    Is this news? Is this really unexpected? Has common sense become so lacking that this surprises us?

  6. Rick says:

    “There, on MugShots.com, was a younger version of my patient’s face, with details about how she had been detained for cocaine possession more than three decades earlier.”

    Cocaines a hell of a drug. Could it impact her examination?

  7. Rudolph says:

    If my doctor googles me then I hope he finds the right person, because misinformation or a shared name could cost me dearly.

  8. Connor says:

    “The molecule behind the benefits of exercise has been found”

    Or you can get on a treadmill.

  9. Buster says:

    Cold weather kills more people than hot weather…

    Basically, we’re all going to die of something. Extreme heat speeds up the process by days or weeks; extreme cold speeds up the process by years or decades.

  10. Studebaker says:

    Cold weather kills more people than hot weather; the cold is also responsible for more annual deaths than leukemia, homicide, and chronic liver disease.

    This is interesting considering it’s cheaper to raise ambient air temperature 1 degree than cool it 1 degree.

  11. Buster says:

    Is your doctor googling you? I don’t care if my doctor Googles me. I’ve Googled people I’ve met to make sure they are who they say they are. I’ve even Googled myself to see what the Internet has to say about me.