22 November 2009

Depressed woman on sick leave loses insurance over cheerful Facebook photos

She was partying on doctor’s orders.


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.


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.


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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