Children, Medical Issues and Caution

(Disclaimer:  I am not a healthcare professional.  Statements in this blog post are based on online resources which are credited, as well as personal experience and observations.) This post was revised at 12:55 p.m. on January 29, 2019, to reflect a change in the Los Angeles Times report. Early this morning, Los Angeles Times journalist Soumya Karlamangla posted a disturbing account of apparent negligence by a physician, William Eidelman, whose license was revoked this month by the Medical Board of California.  A link to her article appears at the end of this post. Dr. Eidelman was also the subject of a previous Medical Board … Continue reading Children, Medical Issues and Caution

No Easy Answers

If you have time to read a long — but important — news article about how drug shortages affect medical decisions, please click the link below.  New York Times reporter Sheri Fink has interviewed health professionals about how vital medications are rationed. Some of us can say our general healthcare has improved greatly since “Obamacare” went into effect.  Although drug shortages apparently aren’t linked to health insurance laws, any of us can run into trouble if we have a crisis which causes us to fall through one safety net or another.  When seeking an explanation, we must be realistic and not … Continue reading No Easy Answers