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HEALTHCARE BULLY PREYS ON THE WEAKEST

 

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Any coherent healthcare bully debate needs to go beyond the numbers, the insurance companies.

Beyond drug company research and development that puts the BIG in Big Pharma.

It’s about who the healthcare bully reaches for in the debate. The most vulnerable, of course. The population currently undergoing severe medical treatment.

I’ll use cancer treatment as an example.

Like a pawn in their own game during treatment, cancer patients bounce between news from Washington and Obamacare, and news from Oregon about the Providence downsize.

From recent eavesdropping I can say it’s distressing to the healing process. [Read More…]

HPV16 EXPLAINED BY WASHINGTON POST, HPVANDME.ORG

 

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There’s no fake news about HPV16 explained in the Washington Post, even if you wish it weren’t true.

A story headlined, “What men should know about cancer that spreads through oral sex,” ran April 2 this year.

Impressive stuff to jump start Head, Neck, and Throat Cancer Week.

What should they know? What should I know? What should you know?

When actor Michael Douglas told a reporter that his throat cancer was caused by HPV contracted through oral sex, two themes emerged that had nothing to do with celebrity gossip. The first was incredulity — since when was oral sex related to throat cancer? Even the reporter thought he had misheard. The second was embarrassment. This was too much information, not only about sexual behavior but also about one’s partners. [Read More…]

THERAPEUTIC SWEARING, MEDICAL MARIJUANA, CANCER

 

 

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Swearing, done in the right spirit, communicates so much more than long, drawn out, explanations.

Besides, how often do you need the long version?

I’ve investigated both swearing and medical marijuana and come to a few helpful conclusions for cancer patients.

Instead of getting all macho and shocker, I’ve amended my profanity spelling for a PG rated post.

It starts with a click. [Read More…]

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