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Home from the Hospital: The Trauma of Hospitalization


I was discharged from the hospital a month ago, and folks have been asking me how I’m doing.  The answer is somewhere between better and really good. My discharge from St. Joseph’s Hospital was pretty well botched and the transition to … Continue reading

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Ruth Hope Woodlen


People are searching my blogs for Ruth Woodlen, so it is necessary that I make clear the relationship between Ruth and me.  She is my youngest sister, and the executive director of the Mental Health Association of the Capital Region … Continue reading

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Answers to More Questions


Family physician prescribe lithium Medicaid ANYONE TAKING LITHIUM SHOULD HAVE LITHIUM LEVELS DONE EVERY TWO MONTHS; KIDNEY FUNCTION SHOULD BE CHECKED EVERY SIX MONTHS, AND AN EKG SHOULD BE DONE ONCE A YEAR.         Family physicians should not be prescribing lithium.  … Continue reading

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Patient’s Charts: Quotes from Notes


Actual sentences found in patient’s hospital charts (source unknown) [Patric Paramedic says:  Actually, the author isn’t unknown. The author’s name is McDonald, and all of these quotes and more came from his book, “America’s Dumbest Doctors.”  The book is sadder than expected, … Continue reading

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