Monthly Archives: November 2009

Sticky ideas

Some doctors listen, carefully, to their patients. They listen first, consider, ponder, and make thoughtful suggestions. But there are other doctors who dash into and out of the examination room and seem to get all slaphappy with psychiatric labels. Years

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Seeking the story behind the papers

I’m working on a review of the literature on idiopathic anaphylaxis (IA). It’s an odd form of archaeology, rather like reconstructing Mesopotamian mores and culture from a bunch of clay shipping receipts. What I mean is that the real meat

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Posted in Idiopathic anaphylaxis, Research

A fruitless call to arms

I feel so badly for anyone who is trying to raise a healthy kid or grow a healthy fetus or just live a healthy life. There you are, bopping along, doing the best you can. When whaddayaknow, out pops a

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Posted in Nutrition, Pediatrics, Public health

The plight of coughing Norwegians

This is a story about cough syrup. Well, actually, it’s a story about cough syrup in Norway. We Americans sometimes are not all that interested in stories that take place in other parts of the world, but this is one

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Posted in Allergy, Anaphylaxis, Anesthesia, Research
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