Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter!
I'm a retired oncologist- I now coach two groups of people: physicians, especially those moving into roles beyond 100% clinical; and people with cancer/their families, focusing on decision-making.
Are any of you as excited as I am for the start of the Jeopardy event tonight?
The New York Times
Patricia Leigh Brown
– Jan 3, 7:00 AM
HINDMAN, KY. — The heritage of handcrafted stringed instruments runs deep in this tiny Appalachian village (pop. 770) stretched along the banks of Troublesome Creek. The community has been known as the homeplace of the mountain dulcimer ever…
Jeff CohnI think much of the benefit of an initiative like this may be related to people feeling a sense of purpose in their lives- maybe having lost it, maybe having never felt it before
Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer
– Jan 5, 2:00 AM
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Nina McCollum of Middleburg Heights was eager for the new year. Her anticipation, though, wasn't tied to a resolution; she is waiting to see a doctor. Since October, McCollum, 50, has dealt with worsening gastrointestinal…
Jeff CohnIn 7% of U.S. households, at least one person delayed medical care during the previous year because of worry about cost, according to results from the CDC- Delaying care can hurt health outcomes and result in higher health care costs.'
The Washington Post
– Jan 5, 6:00 AM
Flash forward one borderline blood test result, several phone calls between myself, Lily, and the anesthesiologist, 14 emails, an office visit, and a completely normal stress test. Lily (and her heart) were in no better health, yet she was slightly…
Jeff CohnLove the comparison to the great kids book 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie-' I've heard this called 'flea medicine,' equating the chasing of 'abnormalities' that shouldn't have been ordered in the first place to the mindless pestering of fleas
The New York Times
Perri Klass, M.D.
– Jan 6, 2:00 AM
In December, the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a new clinical report on autism, an extensive document with an enormous list of references, summarizing 12 years of intense research and clinical activity. During this time, the diagnostic…
Jeff CohnHere's an article that seems to be medicalizing autism, using words like treatment and medication, while some advocates prefer thinking about autism as a variant rather than a pathologic condition...
The brains of Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, and Lancaster County native Brad Rutter are crammed with facts, as evidenced by the trio's success as the top money-winners on Jeopardy! But as the three compete in the game show's “Greatest of…
Jeff CohnAs a life-long Jeopardy fan (back to the days of Art Fleming/Don Pardo), I'm definitely gonna watch this- and root for the young guy, James
The pendulum on how seriously to take concussions in football swung years ago, from the condition being minimized, ignored, or even hidden to its being blamed for all manner of long-term damage and degenerative brain disease. The reality?
Jeff CohnA sad but fitting way for the Eagles' season to have ended