Category Health & Wellness

The heat is on to perform circumcision

South Africa Is Seen to Lag in H.I.V. Fight – NYTimes.com.

A related look to my post of last night.  Clearly this phenomena was part of the driving behavior for the scientific experiment in Uganda.   Worth noting, is the scientific support that circumcision is a good health practice.  Note though, that this article only references transfer of HIV from women to men, not men to women.

As such I stand by my earlier thoughts, Read more

Addressing Ethical Behaviors–An example

Circumcising HIV-Infected Men Doesn’t Cut Transmission to Women – Bloomberg.com.

I read the above article, and almost threw-up.   Instead, I left myself the weekend to stew, and let the ideas slowly percolate—As if cooking a delicate  but complex sauce.   On Sunday, I offered the equivalent of a taste test to a friend.  Here’s the story, “what do you think,” I asked.  My friend called bullshit. Read more

Calories Count–Dude Its Obvious

The scientific community is up to its old tricks, piecemeal publishing scientific discovery.  Just the way businesses like it.  When the Los Angeles Times published Study of diets shows what truly counts: calories they contributed to the general confusion of the American public by isolating one objective of eating, giving advice, and mentioning nothing of the other reasons for which we eat.

I’m not writing to just pick on the LA Times, Read more

A weekend conversation

Good friends are invaluable. They allow us to relax our guard, sputter crazy ideas, experiment with new notions, among the valuable roles fulfilled. This weekend, I thought about what I desire for Christmas. And in discussing my thoughts with my friend, I made a self-discovery of something I always knew, but never really put into practice.

Resultantly several questions were pondered. Such as: Read more

Health Reforms 2007

Occasionally, I spend my leisure time in the most unexpected of ways. Most people do not relax by reading healthcare plans from four of the leading Democratic Presidential Candidates. But I did. For political balance, I reviewed Chapter Four, Improving Incentives in Health Care Spending, of the 2006 Economic Report to the President. Rational balance was provided courtesy of the famed consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, through its article, Universal Principles of Health Care Reform, published in the first quarter of 2007. As my review concluded I asked myself, are these political proposals of consequence? Read more

A Framework for Health Care Reform

Healthcare in the US is in turmoil, not because some disease or threat to the well being of the society is out of control, but because the economic models for delivering the health care services is out of line. More and more Americans are having their wealth expectations thrown out of perspective because they cannot adequately estimate, finance or provide for the healthcare services they desire. There are many reasons for this, yet the political proposals to address these problems all seem far too simplistic.

President Bush appears to believe supply and demand will reign in control of spiraling cost and bring access to quality healthcare to the mass of society. For many situations, this is just ridiculous. When President Bush said in the State of the Union address that medical professionals and patients make the best decisions, I almost threw up. Read more

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