Friday, August 17, 2012

Health Today.

I'm not sure what is on the agenda today except an appointment with a new foot doctor. I am hoping insurance will pay for special inserts. Then probably a movie, Hope Springs. Tomorrow I am cooking dinner from scratch. Second time this year. Hope nobody dies.

Speaking of dying today's blog is all about health. I am really excited about the new test they have to determine if those chest pains are really a heart attack:

If I don't go to a movie today I am going to stay home and drink hot chocolate.

The following isn't really about health but is in the health field and it is damn scary:

Comment Away.


No news question today but the answer to yesterday is the Elaine Weinstein's husband was kidnapped by Al-Qaeda and she is seeking his release.


Lady DR said...

Dear goodness, what a mix of information. Great news on the potential new tests for heart attacks. I hope it proves to be accurate and beneficial.

Hmmm, looks like I need to eat/drink more chocolate. Contrary to my gender, I'm not a big chocolate fan.

The story about the tech is truly frightening. Given their access to both drugs and patients, I'd think there would be stringent rules and regs for reporting infractions, checking and verifying references and the like. This guy has messed up way too many lives (okay, one is too many) and I hope they throw the book at him.

Pat said...

Ah, another very promising test to be waited for. I hope they can pin it down soon, because there's not much worse than going to the ER , waiting, spending the night being poked and pricked, and costing yourself or Medicare or other insurance many thousands of dollars.

More help for us oldsters, YAY. [s] And a very pleasant one to take, at that.

The article about the technician is scary indeed. Particularly his effect on the unsuspecting patients. Now there's something that needs more oversight and some tough accreditation.

William J. said...


I am really optimistic about the tests and other discoveries they are making and I think we will see all of them in or lifetimes.

I do like chocolate and I found sugar free hot chocolate at the store yesterday so when I am at Mom's we are going to have hot chocolate with our lunch!

I also hope they throw the book at the tech. In my book he is a selfish doofus that doesn't care about anything but himself. He is a danger to everyone as long as he is free.


William J. said...

Hi Pat

Not only waiting all night at the ER but leaving and not even be sure you had a heart attack or you didn't.

The more help us oldsters get the better.

That is the worst part, the patients don't know what is being done to them. I completely agree that there needs more oversight and some tough accreditation in this area.