Friday, April 16, 2010
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
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Thursday, April 08, 2010
And who says that the U.S. has the best healthcare system?
Well, this was about five years ago. We made our appointments ahead of time. Fasted in the morning. Went in just before 9am, out by 1pm with a full printed report and discussion with doctors all along the way. The tests that required overnight processing were in our hands by email a day later.
Full lab blood test
Immunology/Infection Disease report
Full eye exam
The most complete OB-GYN exam ever from a marvelous doctor with Pap smear
Ultrasound of the whole abdomen
Then I wanted to see a dermatologist and get my hearing checked. They apologized because I had to wait a half hour.
I got a complete hearing test with the audiology chamber.
Got all my skin and nip tuck questions answered.
All meds were dispensed on-site including OTC goods like Cetaphil, the best skin cleanser ever.
ALL THIS WAS UNDER $800!
Russ, who didn’t go for the hearing or dermatology or ob/gyn got out for less than $500. But he had an executive stress test.
All the records were centralized so each doctor could see what the previous doctor had done.
Facilities were impeccable.
Free lunch from a lovely fresh fruit and cereals buffet.
Assistants were beautifully dressed and gracious and spoke English.
All doctors spoke great English.
Plus they loan you a surplice pajama outfit and slippers to wear throughout the exam and give you a free slub silk scarf in case the a/c is too chilly and you get to take the scarf take home with you.
People from all around the world come there. There was a woman in a full burqua and her granny in the dressing room. Sheiks in flowing white robes. American housewives.
I’ve never experienced better treatment.
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Monday, April 05, 2010
The Universe, in High Definition
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Saturday, April 03, 2010
Banned Speech: The UN Council That Created the Goldstone Report
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