My back hurts.....
...and I am unhappy.
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JANETTE RODRIGUES, THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT - A pediatrician who asks a child's parent about firearms in their home could lose his or her license or be disciplined under legislation being considered by a [Virginia] Senate committee today. The bill would prohibit health care professionals from asking a patient about gun possession, ownership or storage unless the patient is being treated for an injury related to guns or asks for safety counseling about them.
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Here is the KC Star's take on our university's latest political brouhaha. I was there last night and watched the majority of the UMKC student Senate embarrass itself, plain and simple. If anyone would like to hear my account of the night's events and opinion about it all, please let me know. I'd be happy to sit down and have a conversation with you.
"Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a man during a quail hunt ... making 78-year-old Harry Whittington the first person shot by a sitting veep since Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, of course, (was) shot in a duel with Aaron Burr over issues of honor, integrity and political maneuvering. Whittington? Mistaken for a bird."
I recently stumbled upon some science writing by Carl Zimmer, an author and frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, National Geographic, Science, Newsweek, and Discover. When I woke up this morning and found an interview with him done at Daily Kos, I was particularly pleased. I highly recommend the following two short pieces written by him:
My schedule for the upcoming year is now final! (Well, almost.) Because there are only a limited number of slots open each month for every clerkship, the medical school uses a multi-tiered, computerized lottery system which allows students to rank their choices month-by-month. And even though I received my fifth choice (out of six available) for my core rotations, my second round of selections went perfectly. June is still open, but I intend to use it as a study month (which shouldn't be too hard to set up) as I do my last bit of cramming before sitting for boards (USMLE Step I). So without further ado, my schedule:
Some days.... it doesn't even seem worth it. What possesses people I've never met to leave me inane comments on previous threads?
"My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met." ~ Rodney Dangerfield
It makes me sick to think about what else this money could have been used for.