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Conscience upheld in Arizona Courts

Without a conscience, what is a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist except a technician willing to follow the whims of law? (Again, this is not sound-bite material!) I received an e-mail from the American Defense Fund concerning the lawsuit against the State of Arizona by Planned Parenthood over a law to protect those of us in … Continue reading

Qualify for government subsidy: become a(n involuntary) unionized government employee

Next up: doctors, section 8 housing owners, ????? Grocery stores, drug stores??? A year ago in December, Ms. Berry and more than 40,000 other home-based day care providers statewide were suddenly informed they were members of Child Care Providers Together Michigan—a union created in 2006 by the United Auto Workers and the American Federation of … Continue reading

Open Letter to AMA: I quit

Emailed to the AMA Board: I paid my Texas Medical Association dues for 2010 but will not renew my American Medical Association membership. I do not want to be counted as an AMA member. I dropped my membership once before due to political moves by the leadership of the AMA. I rejoined hoping to work … Continue reading

LifeEthics quoted about Doctors for America posts

I’ve been a little distracted, getting my house ready for the New Braunfels Republican Women’s Christmas Tour of Homes, but I should be blogging more in the future. Found a post at “RBO,” (RealBarackObama) that quoted my reports (here and here) on the conference call with “Doctors for America,” back in September. I like being … Continue reading

No self breast exams?

The recommendation *not* to teach exams throws the whole report into question for me. If we are changing the frequency of mammograms, should we also change the recommendation to do self exams? Won’t the first change the effectiveness of the second? In the news, the report by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. … Continue reading

Aristotle ethics, RFK, and health care reform

The Wall Street Journal’s daily newsletter by James Taranto, The Best of the Web Today, debunks a quote floating around the Internet to support the “right” to health care paid for by government. The blurb has been attributed to a translation from the writings of Aristotle, a translation from the original Greek by Robert F. … Continue reading

Intentionally Skewed Cancer Survival Rates

From Ann Coulter’s latest report on Health Care Reform Myths: European women are only 55.8 percent likely to live five years after contracting any kind of cancer, compared to 62.9 percent for American women. In five cancers — breast, prostate, thyroid, testicular and skin melanoma — American survival rates are higher than 90 percent. Europeans … Continue reading

Politics bites science

For a clear outline as to why you shouldn’t believe that 45,000 people die each year because they don’t have insurance, read the blog entry by John Milloy, publisher of “Junk Science” on last week’s report in the American Journal of Public Health. Forget that the authors are blatantly biased members of the “Physicians for … Continue reading

Playing doctor with the White House

Who’s playing doctor with the White House: Another example of the lack of openness in the dealings of the Obama Administration (Informed consent blurb: Organizing for America, etc., along with all the White House websites, are collecting data including email and other information from everyone who visits or contacts their sites. I got a couple … Continue reading

Comments on President’s 9-9-9 speech

You can read the speech, here. As of 8:30 AM on September 10, there’s not much comment from the AMA or other powerful, interested observers. I wonder if, like me, they’re waiting to see the actions that result from the speech? Here are my own(Beverly Nuckols) thoughts after the speech: Quality, timely, or cheap medicine: … Continue reading

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