Posts tagged "medicine"

Dear JenFul: What’s the best way for healthcare providers to address weight with their patients?

Dear JenFul

I got an email from a reader recently who asked a question I wasn’t entirely sure how to answer, so I decided to punt it to you guys instead. Of course, I might be stretching the meaning of the word “recently” when I refer to an email I received over two months ago. Sorry about… [Read More]

The only thing better than a Chinese version of your book is an illustrated Chinese version of your book

Please don't eat the cover!

Whenever I receive a package I’m not expecting I assume it’s a bomb. Or anthrax. Or a pig’s heart. (You won’t think I’m so silly when I’m killed one day by an anthrax bomb hidden in a pig’s heart!) So when I opened the package that had been left under my welcome mat I was… [Read More]

What really happens on the hospital night shift

What really happens on a hospital night shift

Last month Muhammad from the RN Central blog sent me an interesting infographic about what really happens during a hospital night shift (see below). He also read my FAQ before contacting me which endeared him to my heart and put him ahead of 95% of the other requests I get. But, reading the FAQ is… [Read More]

A sick freelancer’s guide to American health insurance

Cobra

Photo by takomabibelot / by Attribution 2.0 Generic CC Updated on 5/26/14: As of January 1, 2014 most of the information in this post became outdated due to the start of the Affordable Care Act. Insurance companies can no longer deny me insurance because of my pre-existing conditions. They can not charge me more than… [Read More]