Category Archives: Medicine

Not worth 0500

One of the downsides of living on the US West coast involves time zones. What may seem like a perfectly reasonable time to you, in London, Geneva, or Copenhagen is not all that great from my point of view. Especially … Continue reading

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another Saturday, more needles

I was part of the team at Allen Temple Baptist Church again today. Officially our hours are 1000-1400 which means a good couple hours ahead of time for set up and perhaps time afterwards for tear down. This location is … Continue reading

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Why am I up

sometimes I think I am insane, and other times I know it. THis morning was totally and completely a case in point. I enjoy staying educated, up to date, and informed on the public health issues that were part of … Continue reading

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Returning to Our Lady of the Rosary

POD (point of distribution – thank you very much) which is in Union City – for those of us who have no clue about anything in Alameda County or the East Bay other than Oakland and Berkeley. Trust me, Union … Continue reading

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There are times

when the truth should be avoided. remember what I said about fever and chills Saturday? Well, my fun lasted through to yesterday morning. So there I am, checking in at the Oakland Outpatient VA facility. They ask me if I … Continue reading

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Ouch

“this post is being released a couple weeks after I wrote it.” I worked a shift yesterday at one of the Union City PODs. Since we had all three US available vaccines, I went ahead and got my “augmentation” shot … Continue reading

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Another stitching day

Except for an exercise class – can’t forget about self torture – I quietly spent the day listening to an audio book and stitching. I am not sure about my original plan … Oh, right – it had to do … Continue reading

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Home Early

For the last several years (several being defined as a couple of months after finishing R-CHOP in summer of 2017) I ventured across the Bay Bridge to the SFVA for follow up every couple of months. That follow up consisted … Continue reading

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Herd Immunity

This is a rant – delete at will. Before I even go down the trail of why this new plan of the US White House is immoral, obscene, and not even remotely ethical – let us talk about herds. Herds … Continue reading

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New light

is being shed on me. Ok, I decided to not get too far into the puns. Just to relate that I purchased (thank you Amazon) a new small lamp to sit next to my chair in the living room. Oh, … Continue reading

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UCSF Medical Grand Rounds

Since the start of the SARS-COV2 Pandemic, the regular Medicine Grand Rounds have been co-opted by COVID-19 epidemiology, research, medications, treatments, and the like. Thursdays at noon saw hundreds of us linked in by Zoom to hear the latest which … Continue reading

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CISTM16-P

Ok, title coding first. This is the Conference, International Society of Travel Medicine, #16. This afternoon was dedicated to the pre-conference workshops. Those included to take examinations could have spent the morning on the Certification Exam. I decided that I … Continue reading

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back in the lounge chair

in this case it was both dental and the infusion center chairs. Not the most thrilling way to spend the day mind you but my port was functional. Then I went home and got some sleep….

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CISTM15 – Day 3

Both the education and the entertainment continued today. Takeda (Pharma) was kind enough to provide both wifi and an app for the program. As a result figuring out where to go and what to do has been extremely simple. It … Continue reading

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CISTM15 – Day 2

There wasn’t anything in the 0800 offerings that thrilled my heart which gave me more time to wander from the hotel to the conference center. It also meant being on a slightly more crowded Tram which wasn’t all that exciting. … Continue reading

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CISTM15 – Day 1

Picking up where I left off yesterday, this is the official first full day of the conference. As professional organizations go, it isn’t all that large. Even with membership from 120 countries, the vast majority still belong to the major … Continue reading

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Travelers, Immigrants & Refugees

From it’s inception in 1991 the emphasis of ISTM has been the traveler. Usually in fact the tourist. Over the years the membership has expanded both beyond Western travelers and health care providers into areas of travel and those who … Continue reading

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Last flight out

All of us who fly to Europe are used to the “leave in the evening and arrive the next morning” method of travel. For years when traveling from the East Coast, this meant a flight leaving somewhere after 2000 and … Continue reading

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International Society of Surgeons

Every once in a while I will still wander to a museum. At least if it is one in which I might have half an interest. In this case, it was the above named societies’ Museum of ┬áSurgical Science. Located … Continue reading

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Being High

Trekking isn’t just about altitude it is also about Attitude. Of all the seminars today – the one on altitude medicine was the most interesting. When you think about it – a lot of the real fascinating places in the … Continue reading

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