Category Archives: Medical Technology

The Eighteenth Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Idaho Lawmaker Asks Doctor If a Swallowed Camera Could be Used for a Gynelogical Exam (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Here’s a story about an idiot politician from Idaho who is confused about female anatomy. Let me just say that Republican state representative Vito Barbieri sure ain’t an expert on “lady parts.”  Barbieri made news on Monday when he posed … Continue reading

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Regarding Andrew Wakefield, a Retracted Medical Study, the MMR Vaccine and Autism, and the Measles Outbreak

By Elaine Magliaro It all began in the year 1998 when a British doctor named Andrew Wakefield and eleven other co-authors published a study titled Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children in The Lancet. The study … Continue reading

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POETRY FRIDAY: A Poem about Jonas Salk

By Elaine Magliaro As we’ve been having a discussion about vaccinations and anti-vaxxers at FFS, I thought I’d post a poem that I wrote a few years ago for a poetry anthology titled Dare to Dream…Change the World. Jill Corcoran is … Continue reading

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Preventable Childhood Diseases, The Measles Outbreak, and Anti-Vaxxers

By Elaine Magliaro Measles outbreak fuels vaccine debate According to Face the Nation, Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said “his agency is ‘very concerned’ about the possibility of a large measles outbreak … Continue reading

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First Life

By James Knauer This is the first of a three-part series dealing with life, its constituency, and some prophesy regarding its future here on Earth. It’s worth checking in on abiogenesis, the self-assembly of life from nonliving matter. Life thrives … Continue reading

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Them Bones: 3-D Printing

by GENE HOWINGTON In a stunning demonstration of the positive side of the development of 3-D (a.k.a. additive) printing technology, a team of innovative Dutch surgeons led by Dr. Bon Verweij with the help of Australian prosthetic company Anatomics have … Continue reading

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