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.
Happy Thursday- the burnout article is my must read today, 2 good articles pertaining to cancer, and the end of an era as Spartacus dies...
It's not unusual for cancer survivors to channel their hard-won insights into advocacy work. Still, Yvonne McLean Florence, 57, stands out as a soft-spoken dynamo who closes gaps between the worlds of researchers, patients, nonprofits, and…
Jeff CohnAn amazing woman giving of her self in many important ways, including supporting advances in the science and giving people going through the stressors of treatment that she experienced the gift of respite
– Jan 26, 11:06 AM
Almost one in four cancers detected in men were overdiagnosed in 2012, according to our new research, published today in the Medical Journal of Australia. In the same year, we found that approximately one in five cancers in women were…
Jeff CohnHard to imagine our American healthcare industrial complex talking so openly about cancer 'over diagnosis' as this article from Australia- AND an excellent point is made here about diagnoses that cause stress/possible harm from treatment and help no pt
Kaiser Health News
– Feb 4, 7:00 AM
Craig Holly was determined to fight when the home health agency caring for his wife decided to cut off services Jan. 18. The reason he was given by an agency nurse? His wife was disabled but stable, and Medicare was changing its payment system for…
Jeff CohnThis is a followup to an article I posted last time- so MC beneficiaries receiving home health care do have rights, after all, it seems...
Sometimes it takes multitudes to reveal scientific truth. Researchers followed more than 7,000 subjects to show that a Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of heart disease. And the Women's Health Initiative enlisted more than 160,000 women to…
Jeff CohnA big challenge today is figuring out how to provide healthcare that works for the population AND the individual
Kaiser Health News
– Feb 4, 7:00 AM
Dr. Keith Corl was working in a Las Vegas emergency room when a patient arrived with chest pain. The patient, wearing his street clothes, had a two-minute exam in the triage area with a doctor, who ordered an X-ray and several other tests. But…
Jeff CohnA very important issue, one that I fell victim to. I'm now a part of a group working to help bring humanity back into healthcare- visit www.carecollaboratory.org to learn more
Rosalind Vo was westbound on SEPTA's 34 trolley, heading home from class at the University of the Arts on Friday, when she noticed a man watching her. It was the day after the World Health Organization had declared a global health emergency over…
Malcolm cleans patient rooms and offices in the large medical center where we both work as pediatric doctors. After finishing our respective rounds one afternoon, we noticed that Malcolm was deep in conversation with the parents of one of our very…
Jeff Cohn“It’s still very much a developing story. But we should never allow coronavirus to become a metaphor or a joke targeting a vulnerable minority group.”
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An effort to use voice-assistant devices like Amazon's Alexa to detect signs of memory problems in people has gotten a boost with a grant from the federal government. Researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the…
Jeff CohnA bit eerie but plausible and theoretically beneficial, I suppose
The Washington Post
– Feb 4, 4:00 AM
It seems as inevitable as cramped overhead space or a battle for the armrest: Someone on your flight is coughing, sneezing or sniffling. Or all three. And during flu season — not to mention a time when a fast-spreading new coronavirus has…
Jeff CohnUgh- I like the aisle, I put down the seat-back table (iPad stand, playing cards, eating) and on longer flights I'll always need to get up and use the restroom-
The New York Times
– Feb 5, 3:54 PM
Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood's golden age, whose rugged good looks and muscular intensity made him a commanding presence in celebrated films like “Lust for Life,” “Spartacus” and…
Jeff CohnSpartacus was one of my favorite films as a kid (in truth maybe because of Jean Simmons as much as Kirk)- it seems like he was a wise man and a good guy, who led a life of purpose and giving, RIP Kirk