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.
I found the article on the neuroscience of picking a candidate to be fascinating and jived with my emotional response to these candidates.
The New York Times
– Feb 2, 4:00 PM
When Kobe Bryant died on Jan. 26, there was an outpouring of grief for the legendary N.B.A. champion. Sports fans placed bouquets of flowers at his high school and held a vigil outside the Staples Center. Shaquille O'Neal, his friend, rival and…
Jeff Cohn'When the grief police arrive, we need to give ourselves license to express positive emotions and affirm other aspects of ourselves that we value outside of the tragedy. Doing so means we will feel more in control and cope better down the line.'
Kaiser Health News
– Feb 3, 7:00 AM
The decision came out of the blue. “Your husband isn't going to get any better, so we can't continue services,” an occupational therapist told Deloise “Del” Holloway in early November. “Medicare isn't going to pay…
Jeff CohnMixed feelings about this. If you have a truly progressive serious illness, maybe the focus should be palliative > recuperative, though we don't have a robust system for paying for that yet either...
Money talks in Washington, D.C., and no sector of the economy speaks more loudly than the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Its flow of cash has fostered an epidemic of medication overload. Over the past five years, pharma has spent about $1.2…
Jeff CohnThis is an important issue, especially the aspects of medication overload that are significantly influenced by Big Pharma's ads leading to people requesting/demanding meds they don't really need
The New York Times
Jane E. Brody
– Feb 3, 2:00 AM
A woman in my knitting group recently asked if any of us knew where she could buy a gray wig. Though she seemed to have an ample head of hair, she reported that she'd been losing fistfuls every time she brushed or washed it. Obviously very upset…
During the 2016 Presidential primary, SPARK Neuro, a company that uses brain waves and other physiological signals to delve into the subliminal mind, decided to assess people's reactions to the Democratic candidates. The company had not yet…
Jeff CohnPretty fascinating- and it really resonates with me. For better/worse, what happens to our brains in our fast neurons as we are exposed to the candidates is probably more important than the impact of our slow, cognitive neurons
Parenting involves more than a little magical thinking. If I go anywhere that parents gather, sooner or later a desperate mom or dad will ask me for the one thing that will make it easier to travel with a baby or small children. I can't make a…
Jeff CohnAnticipating a trip in < 4 weeks with our grandkids to Aruba I thought this was an important article :)
The Washington Post
Mae Anderson | AP
– Feb 2, 7:52 PM
NEW YORK — Boston accents got poked. “Groundhog Day” got – surprise – resurrected, complete with Bill Murray. Google pulled out tears, and Cheetos and Doritos danced. All to the tune of $5.6 million for 30 seconds…
Jeff CohnAgree with all of the bests except Planters (did nothing for me) and also with all of the worsts. In general thought this was a pretty good year for the ads...