22 November 2009

Depressed woman on sick leave loses insurance over cheerful Facebook photos

She was partying on doctor’s orders.

[via:Slashdot]

16 September 2009

Racism in the background of US anti healthcare reform movement?

The article is more than a little partisan, but still an interesting facepalm inducing read.

[via:humble.fool]

27 August 2009

A six-year-old girl’s battle against schizophrenia

“”Is the Moban working?” her mother asks Jani during a visit. “No. I have more friends.””

See also: her father’s blog.

[via:Waxy]

21 August 2009

Deadly accidents and other weirdness in the deregulated US helicopter ambulance industry

The real WTF appears on page four:

“To shore up support among local fire, emergency medical service and hospital workers — who often control which helicopter team is requested for a patient — marketing teams have offered NASCAR tickets and hosted riverboat cruises, company e-mails and interviews show.

Some helicopter crews pass out T-shirts and bottle coolers at accident scenes. “I like to look out at a scene and see a Wings cap out there,” said Steve Lewis, a base manager for Wings Air Rescue in Johnson City, Tenn.”

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