Nuestra Salud / Our Health

amartinez9's picture
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 2:23pm

Al final de cada tormenta, siempre hay un arco iris. Y para Nereida Belloso Ocha, su arco iris colorido es nada menos que el regalo de poder abrazar a sus bellas y saludables pequeñitas Daleyza y Dalary.


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jtaylor's picture
Friday, October 26, 2007 - 7:59am

California won't be making headlines when elections occur Nov. 6. Nothing is occurring statewide, so the spotlight moves to six other states where voters will be deliberating some hot-button issues. Of course, that means health care.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 22, 2007 - 12:36pm

I'm usually pretty selective about when I become a bonehead -- rabidly rooting for the Yankees, for example.


But I felt reasonable intelligent the other day on a visit to my orthopod -- sorry, orthopedic surgeon -- to get an MRI interpreted on my banged-up knee (see my August 21 posting, "Of golf, kneecaps and a trip to the Clovis ED").  I figured he'd find something and suggest I get 'scoped -- sorry, have arthroscopic, outpatient surgery.


jtaylor's picture
Friday, October 19, 2007 - 10:19am

OK, it's a teaser headline, but I promise to deliver at the end of this posting of odds and ends in health care.


Item: Not only is there a drought in Georgia, the money is drying up too. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Grady Memorial Hospital is closing its outpatient dialysis center. The story doesn't say how many patients the center treats, only that the clinic is overworked, understaffed and largely serving uninsured people.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 15, 2007 - 12:53pm

Sometimes it's how you say something -- using a metaphor, an analogy, an anecdote -- that really makes the message have some impact.


The presentation was titled, "Patient Safety: Getting Sustainable Improvement."  Oh, boy. Another Power Point by a government wonk, giving yet another reason to ditch part of a Hospital Council conference and instead stroll the Monterey shoreline.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 8, 2007 - 12:45pm

The sun danced, the wind caressed. The Monterey Bay hotel doors were wide open. Oh, the relaxation. Oh, the pssssssttttttt.


Beware of nature's bounty polluted by a scented air-freshener. In the land of no-smoking, where salt air cleanses the lungs, smell-merchants still get the final say over what's in the air.


Christmas trees are coming. The spray-painted, the forest-moldy, the chemically preserved.  And the scented magazine ads and come-hither direct mailers are multiplying.