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Another celebrity, this time Lady Gaga, is in trouble for using the word “retarded” out of context. Retarded is derived from the Latin, retardare and means a delay. This etymology helps to explain the appropriate medical use of the word: … Continue reading
Thump, thump, kerthump. Thump, thump, kerthump. There is a strange sound emanating from the hallway. It’s more of a series of sounds, of thuds, punctuated by an odd, louder noise. The hallway is narrow, not much room for a five-year-old … Continue reading
Many people think that tests (blood work, x-rays, scans, etc.) mean their doctor is doing something constructive and working hard to figure out what is wrong. But tests are a double-edged sword. When I trained most diagnoses were derived from … Continue reading