I don’t know him personally, but Fred Pelzman has struck me for a while as a sensible, patient-oriented primary care physician who understands the profound difference between practicing medicine and providing “care” to his patients while dealing with the expanding range of administrative “hoopla” that (more…)




A slide set posted last week on the Medscape web site provides an interesting update on new and “soon to be new” wireless devices, apps, and services that the authors consider to be of significant or potentially significant value in oversight and management of a (more…)



“Internet addiction disorder” is not an “official” clinical diagnosis listed in the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). However, it is also not exactly a newly recognized problem, and characteristics of the spectrum of this disorder appear to (more…)

Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of college (at Stanford to be precise) to start a company that is now beginning to revolutionize blood testing. Anyone who has to have regular blood draws (phlebotomy) for things like cholesterol testing or PSA testing or just a standard complete (more…)