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ObiTrio

ObiTrio
Written by Brian Parker on 2017-08-01


When I was young, I avoided reading obituaries out of superstition that I or a family member might fall ill or die.When I was pursuing a medical education, my fear lessened and I became fascinated by obituaries–especially the 2nd paragraph, in which the cause of death is mentioned (or speculated upon).As I’ve matured, I now read them because they are a distinct form of writing–succinct,...(Read More)

How Treating Cancer is All About Playing the Odds

How Treating Cancer is All About Playing the Odds
Written by Brian Parker on 2017-07-21


The following is a guest post by Dr. Andrew Howard:Like many Americans, I was sad to hear about Senator John McCain’s recent cancer diagnosis. Though I don’t always agree with his political stances, I greatly admire many things about him, including his service during the Vietnam war.Senator McCain has a type of malignant brain tumor called a glioblastoma multiforme (also called a GBM). This is...(Read More)

Triage

Triage
Written by Brian Parker on 2017-07-01


The following is a guest post from Dr. Sarah Fraser:During my surgery rotation as a third year medical student, my resident sends me to the Emergency Department to assess a new consult. She tells me to “make it quick” and I hustle down to meet my patient.Mr. Jones is a 64-year-old male who rarely goes to the doctor. He has been vomiting for two days and has a fever. His heart rate is up and...(Read More)

“Crowding,” and Other Items

“Crowding,” and Other Items
Written by Brian Parker on 2017-05-11


The stock market is up. But the economy sputters along–it grows, but only slowly.The health care sector has been an exception to the trend of slow growth. It continues to employ more Americans than ever before, without much sign of slowing down.[Correction. Here’s a sign of some slowing.]The health care industry has become so huge that it comprises nearly 1/5 of the economy. Now 1/9...(Read More)

How to Age Better: Live somewhere that combats Loneliness, Helplessness, and Boredom

How to Age Better: Live somewhere that combats Loneliness, Helplessness, and Boredom
Written by Brian Parker on 2017-04-23


At GlassHospital we strive to bring you interesting ideas about improving health and health care from places far and wide:An article in the Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) StarPhoenix features Suellen Beatty, CEO of the Sherbrooke Community Centre in Canada.Sherbrooke is a community centre, but it also is home to more than 250 residents — the kind of place we might call a ‘nursing home’...(Read More)

The ‘One Stop Shop’

The ‘One Stop Shop’
Written by Brian Parker on 2017-04-05


“How can you expect patients to look after their health, when they don’t know where they will be living next week? You can not separate people’s physical health from their psychological, social and spiritual health.”So asked community health nurse Ruth Chorley, in an article by Rachel Pugh in the Guardian.The story reported on a local program in Oldham, one of the UK’s National Health...(Read More)


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Match Day 2017

Match Day 2017
Written by Brian Parker on 2017-03-25


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Truckers Against Trafficking

Truckers Against Trafficking
Written by Brian Parker on 2017-03-14


Kylla LanierA loyal reader has noticed the paucity of recent posts and suggested offering links to my radio interviews as a means of facilitating ease of listening.Recently I interviewed Kylla Lanier, co-founder and deputy director of a non-profit called Truckers Against Trafficking. TAT is devoted to educating more than 400,000 truckers and owners and employees of truck stops about signs of human...(Read More)

Public Libraries

Public Libraries
Written by Brian Parker on 2017-02-12


Artist’s rendering of Central Library. It turned out as good as it looks.In Tulsa the flagship downtown Central Library just re-opened after a three-year renovation.It’s been spectacularly re-designed and updated with all of the latest library technology. It includes the nation’s only (to this point) embedded Starbucks Coffee–a plus or minus depending on your viewpoint. (Some...(Read More)





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