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jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 10:50am

It's time to be transparent. Status quo is not an option. Thanks to some personal pet peeves and a few takeaways from Modern Healthcare magazine, I've fully got some skin in the cliché game.


It is what it is, and going forward it will be problematic and impact us. As a member of the silver tsunami generation, I'm a rider on the perfect storm, a benchmark for futurists.


ccastro's picture
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 10:19am

Okay ...


jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 9:46am

The red ink at San Joaquin General Hospital is supposed to be $32 million deep by end of June. It's one of few remaining county-run hospitals in California. Now county supervisors and some area hospitals are sort of talking about what they can do/want to do to avert an inevitable death by poor-patient overload and fiscal starvation.


wholderman's picture
Monday, April 7, 2008 - 11:44am

It was a reasonable question from my husband based on the fact that I was 6 months pregnant with #2 son and every rollercoaster ride we came had an obnoxiously visible sign that warned pregnant women not to ride. My nurse friend and I decided, "hey, that baby is in the best shock-absorber ever made, sure it's OK if I ride." (Confession-I escaped the rollercoaster "police" by wearing a bulky coat to hide the obvious).


jtaylor's picture
Friday, April 4, 2008 - 10:46am

No such thing as an ugly baby? That's politically correct but ... It's apparently easier to analyze why babies make us smile.


Wall Street Journal columnist Robert Lee Hotz sums up findings from researchers at Oxford, MIT, USC, Vanderbilt and elsewhere: There's a sliver of your brain (fusiform gyrus in your temporal lobe) that's activated in milliseconds when you see a baby, making you smile. And it's a response that's too fast to be under your control.