Respectful Insolence

Archives for October 10, 2007

Breast cancer in TIME Magazine

Here we are, a third of the way into Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I haven’t yet written a piece about breast cancer. Given that it’s my primary surgical specialty, perhaps some readers were wondering why not. Truth be told, I’ve always been a bit ambivalent about Breast Cancer Awareness month. Perhaps it has something…

HIPAA law and celebrity

One of the most important responsibilities of health care workers and hospitals is to protect the privacy of the patients for whom they care. Unfortunately, in the case of George Clooney’s recent hospitalization for injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash, a consequence of electronic medical records was revealed when dozens of employees, some of whom…

One development that will increasingly pose an interesting and perhaps uncomfortable question for newspapers is the increasing addition of blogs run under the banner of newspapers. I’m not sure if it’s cluelessness about the blogosphere leading newspapers to think that they can have bloggers write whatever they want under the newspaper’s banner and not have…

It’s nice to be loved

I love it when my efforts are noticed by those at whom they are directed. It’s all the reward I need. (Warning: Depending on your place of employment, link may not be work-safe.)