Medical Student at Slaughterhouse Learns Benign vs Malignant

Dr Jonathan Reisman was trying to learn all the latin names of body parts and visited a kosher slaughterhouse for help: the psoas major muscle (filet mignon); the erector spine (rib eye). He wrote an article about it. Why a kosher slaughterhouse? Because to be kosher, the basement membrane that encases every organ and all [...]

Apologies In Healthcare

If my oral surgeon apologized to me, I would never pursued a lawsuit. However, after my  husband called his office with the news that I was diagnosed at Stage IV, I never heard from him or his office again. No card, no flowers, no fruit basket, no words. I’m guessing he called his lawyer who [...]

A Second Opinion for Oral Cancer Treatment

Once diagnosed with oral cancer, every survivor needs to obtain a second opinion about treatment options. Surgery and radiation with no chemo? Chemo and radiation with no surgery? How invasive is the surgery? How targeted is the radiation? How much chemotherapy?  Hopefully, both opinion one seeks will be about the same. Then the choice becomes [...]

The New Nicotine in Thousands of Flavors

Across the industry, there is an estimated 7,000 vapor flavors for e-cigarettes, with an estimated 250 flavors introduced each month!  Twista Lime, Kauai Kolada, Caribbean Chill are a few flavors that lure new customers to this nicotine product.  However, these flavors will undoubtedly lure children: Graham Banana, Cherry Cheesecake, Banana Split. While the Food and Drug Administration [...]

Oral Cancer Strikes CEO of JPMorgan

Jamie Dimon who earned a bonus of 20 million dollars in 2013 as the CEO of JPMorgan, publicly announced his diagnosis of oral cancer. To be more specific, his cancer is at the back of the throat so technically it’s oropharyngeal cancer. Most oropharyngeal cancers are HPV+. HPV loves the tonsillar crypts and the base [...]

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