How much is a life worth?

by Medicine Men -- We all think we're pretty valuable stuff. But what are we really worth? That all depends on whether you ask your mother, grandmother, siblings, your priest or rabbi, more…

Medicine going to the dogs

by Medicine Men -- We love our canines. It seems everyone on the block or at the corner coffee house has one or two of them. Every year millions of Americans watch more…

Medicare's right to die?

by Medicine Men -- Cars are just too expensive for seniors, proclaimed the politician when he unveiled his new plan. The bill passed, and so the government collected money from every worker's more…

Single payer is not so simple or smart

by Medicine Men -- Let's start with three facts. First, patients are unhappy and growing unhappier with the nation's medical care system. People want changes. Second, there are plenty of proposals out more…

Anguishing over arsenic

by Medicine Men -- Are we worrying too much about arsenic in the water? The anguish is making us more aggrieved than the actuality! In late March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency more…

Watch out for mad-gefilte disease

by Medicine Men -- A dire crisis looms and lurks across the land, oceans, rivers and seas for Passover and Easter. The gefilte fish are not biting this year -- at least more…

Flying the unfriendly skies

by Medicine Men -- Good morning frequent flyers -- may we have your attention. In the next few weeks many of you will be traveling over the Easter and Passover holidays, during more…

Epidemic of legal disease

by Medicine Men -- Warning! There are some new contagious diseases that even the modern miracles of medicine won't ever be able to cure. Spread through close contact with trial lawyers, they more…

American kidney stew

by Medicine Men -- Americans have never much liked British kidney pie, but now we are embroiled in a kidney stew all our own. Fifty thousand Americans need kidney transplants each year, more…

Big Doctor's new 'privacy' regulations

by Medicine Men -- Did you know that the federal government is making new rules about who can look at your personal medical records? These rules will make it easier for a more…