Spring Newsletter 2016
Practice Statistics for the Intellectually Curious
After nearly 14 years in operation, we’ve accumulated some statistics ... that may be of interest. Health statistics are one, but obviously an imperfect, measure of health care quality. In sharing some of our data, I would point out that physicians practicing in...
The Curious Legend of Dr. von Basch
The next time you’re in a doctor’s office and someone wraps a cuff around your arm to check your blood pressure, you’ll have to give thanks to a nice Jewish…
Get Up and Boogie, Behavioral Activation
Here’s a parlor game for psychologists and the rest of us. Try to pick a popular song that captures the essence of a given type of therapy.
Help for Old Married Couples
Not uncommonly, one member of a couple will see me in the office with a concern about the sexual aspects of their relationship.
Lacerations, Rambo Style
Deep in the jungles of southeast Asia, Rambo comes face to face with an Indochinese Tiger.
In the olden days, and by “olden” I mean last year, vaccinating patients against pneumonia was simple—we gave everyone one shot at age 65…
Phenomenon of quantum entanglement. It was introduced to me during my undergraduate days at UCLA in classes in physics and physical chemistry. I, along with scores of other people, have been mulling over the disturbing consequences ever since. If quantum physics were...
Stop Drinking All That Water
Of all the silly urban legends ... this one seems particularly difficult to kill off. You do not need to drink eight glasses of water per day. You do not need to drink more water than what your normal thirst would dictate. The thirst mechanism has been subject to a...
"What is a super bug and how do you ..." make one? The term “super bug” always reminds me of the 1972 Black exploitation film Super Fly, starring Ron O’Neil. The movie’s trailer featured the tagline, “He’s got a plan to stick it to the man!” Back then, there weren’t...