Browsing All posts tagged under »quotes«

Brief Hiatus

April 17, 2011

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My apologies to those who subscribe for the unannounced hiatus.  I’m studying “full-time” for the USMLE, and won’t be composing anything new until after May 5th (I do have a few drafts & recipes that may go up).  In the meantime, please visit the blogroll to your right and enjoy some AF-approved content. “There are […]

Knowledge is Power, Knowledge is Pain

March 26, 2011

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Why do I say knowledge is pain?  Well, for one, you can’t unlearn what you come to know (though, put an exam in front of me and I’ll prove myself wrong, if you’d like).  More importantly, however, you become a resource to your loved ones – this is empowering for all parties involved, but is […]

Ann Coulter Extols Radiation Exposure “Benefits”

March 22, 2011

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Professional conservative troll Ann Coulter attempted to discredit fears regarding Japan’s nuclear disaster during a segment aired this week on The O’Reilly Factor by telling viewers “radiation is good for you.” Coulter claimed that a “stunning number” of physicists believe radiation is good for you, and went on to cite several studies that revealed a […]

Ignorance is Bliss

February 28, 2011

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La belle indifférence is a phrase sometimes encountered in psychiatry,  often associated with conversion disorder, used to describe a lack of appropriate concern for a physical symptom.  Now, I don’t speak French, but if you asked me to translate that literally, I’d give you “the beautiful indifference,” or “blissful ignorance.” Well, whatever the hell it […]

Great Quotes in Medicine | Vampires Suck

February 25, 2011

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I’m definitely not a fan of the “vampire craze” that has swept the nation (world?) over the past few years.  That’s why, during a recent GI lecture, I found this quote so entertaining: “Blood is a tremendous cathartic — they never talk about this in the vampire movies, but they should!  All of those vampires […]

Can You Give it a Second?

February 21, 2011

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Well, it’s the beginning of another week – which means a good number of us are cranky, and our tempers are short (even after the beautiful weather my area was blessed with this weekend). Matt Ridley, in The Rational Optimist, claims life today is “healthier, richer & kinder” than at any point in our history […]

The Bill Fairy Isn’t Coming

February 15, 2011

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I can’t help it.  He’s a divisive man, but I still love New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.  Just as Jay-Z suggests, a Brooklyn boy might take some gettin’ used to. In this video from earlier this year, Rep. Weiner does a great job of explaining why leaving Americans uninsured costs us all more money: Though, […]