07/29/15

A World Without Healthcare

A World Without Healthcare

Think healthcare in the US has problems? Imagine if we didn’t have healthcare—better yet, watch this video and screw the imagining. This is real healthcare in the third world. And people are dying.

By the thousands.

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07/28/15

Vaccination is a Good Idea (video)

Why vaccination is a good idea (in about 90 seconds!)

Watch this video by Penn & Teller and every question you’ve ever had about vaccination will be answered in less than 90 seconds. Then go tell your friends to watch it.

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07/28/15

Ain’t The Way To Die by zDoggMD

Ain’t The Way To Die by zDoggMD

This is my new favorite video. One reviewer called this genius, and that’s not too strong a word. As a neurosurgeon, I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen the fickle hand of fate reach out and grab somebody’s loved one. When this happens, it’s always comforting—to the physicians and nurses as well as the loved ones—to have some guidance from the loved one himself (or herself, as the case may be). Not only can this prevent unnecessary suffering for all involved (most especially the dying), it allows loved ones to move on with a sense of comfort and well-being in the choices they’ve made. Death, it turns out, is not so much about the dying as those left behind to follow at a later time. In such a situation, it can be an enormous comfort to know you’ve acted in accordance with your loved one’s wishes.

Watch the video and have the talk today.

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