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Taking Doctors’ Pulse

The wait to see an internist can be as long as 17 days for new patients and six days for regular patients, the survey found. The longest mean average wait times for new-patient office visits was 24 days. Lest you are tempted to dismiss these results as the whinings of a privileged class of affluent people, it is time to jettison doctor stereotypes. The average … Continue reading Taking Doctors’ Pulse

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At Amherst college, 1% of first-year students have landlines, 99% have Facebook accounts

And as technology gets easier and more mainstream, this type of behavior is spilling into the older generations. At Amherst college, 1% of first-year students have landlines, 99% have Facebook accounts Continue reading At Amherst college, 1% of first-year students have landlines, 99% have Facebook accounts

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“I don’t rely on the doctor anymore. These days, you have to look out for yourself.” :(

Geez…the profession is in such a bad state.  And it’s so interesting because doctors are the point people of the health care industry.  We are the point of contact of the large hospital institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, and everyone else making a killing on the backs of doctors and patients all across the nation.  As a matter of fact, doctors take home just over 10% … Continue reading “I don’t rely on the doctor anymore. These days, you have to look out for yourself.” 😦

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School of Everything

Wow…this is amazing.  From Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing: “Last night, I attended the launch of School of Everything, a new web service that acts as a kind of eBay for people who have something to teach. Potential teachers list their areas of expertise (anything from knitting to programming to driving to yoga to TIG-welding to whatever) and potential students find teachers with a simple search … Continue reading School of Everything