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Category archives for Medicine

The Bloodmobile

tags: physiology, The Bloodmobile, They might be Giants, music video, streaming video Here’s another fun music video; “The Bloodmobile” by the creative group, They Might be Giants. This song tells about the many functions of blood, from providing oxygen to tissues to helping transport hormones (well, hormones are generally transported in the plasma).

tags: healthcare, medical insurance, politics, satire, Will Ferrell, streaming video It’s a rotten job, but someone has got to do it: in this video ad, Will Ferrell stands up for the real victims in this health care debate: health insurance providers themselves!

tags: Manu, Peru, travel, birding, eco-tourism, vaccinations, Kolibri Expeditions I was contacted by Gunnar Engblom (Kolibri Expeditions), whom I’ve been casually acquainted with online for years, asking me if I’d like to be the “official blogger” for a birding trip to Peru. Yeow, would I?!? This unexpected offer surprised me, to say the least, but…

The Health Insurance Racket

tags: CIGNA, health insurance, medical care, health care, Edward Hanway, denial of care, health care rationing, streaming video CIGNA Chairman and CEO, Edward Hanway, spends his holidays in a $13 million beach house in New Jersey. Meanwhile, regular Americans are routinely denied coverage for the care they need when they need it most.

tags: Obama, health care, AFL-CIO, Labor Day, politics, streaming video This is a clip of President Barack Obama speaking at the annual AFL-CIO Labor Day Picnic. In this clip he is addressing the cynics and naysayers regarding healthcare reform.

tags: canada, health care, human rights, streaming video This video consists of a series of interviews with real Canadians. They discuss the realities of their single payer health care system, and are offended by the American right wing’s insulting it. This video made me deeply angry: in America, health care is obviously not a human…

tags: health care crisis, American Health Care, Jonathan Cohn, social commentary, streaming video In this video, Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor of The New Republic and author of Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis — and the People Who Pay the Price, discusses the history of America’s health care crisis.

tags: socialized health care, Bill Maher, humor, funny, satire, fucking hilarious, social commentary, streaming video I am one of more than 40 million Americans who cannot afford health care — and I think America SHOULD have government-funded health care, as Bill Maher points out so eloquently in less than two minutes.

tags: humor, funny, plastic surgery, ONN, Onion News Network, streaming video In this hilarious video, Rep. Lynn Merriweather says HR7652 will protect the millions of Americans who just want to appear as young as they feel on the inside, that’s all [2:01]

tags: Onion News Network, ONN, children’s healthcare, humor, funny, satire, fucking hilarious, streaming video A recent study reveals that children are strongly opposed to healthcare — according to respondents between ages of three and eight years old, the most common answer to the question “do you want to go to the doctor more?” was a…