From today’s Boston Globe. Romney is the current Mass. governor, Healey the Republican candidate to be the next governor. Deval Patrick is the Democratic candidate; he was of course a defense lawyer.
I’m working in the ER right now, and while I was trying to find an ICD-9 diagnostic code for a patient, I came across the following code that I’d never seen before:
E845.8: Accident Involving Spacecraft Injuring Groundcrew, Employee
I wonder how often that one’s been used?
All MDs in the country now have to have an NPI number. This is supposed to be a unique number that identifies you throughout the nation, presumably so the government knows that we’re qualified to practise medicine and knows where we are at all times.
Unfortunately, there are still some hitches in getting one. What follows is an email sent by a colleague of mine which expresses his frustration with the whole process. It’s also pretty funny.
There’s a new organization out there: Scientists and Engineers for America. They’re a group who are trying to actively support political candidates who will give credence to scientific evidence when making policy decisions.
Those of us who are not wilfully ignorant recognize that the current administration has a tendency to pick and chose (and outright supress) scientific evidence when it is politically inconvenient. This is bad for our country. Science is not perfect but it gives us the best process for discovering ‘truth’ that there is, and we should use it when it is available.
So go over to their site. Check them out. And join.
And to whet your appetite, here’s Stephen Colbert.