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Drowning not Waving

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US healthcare: terminology, appealing denial, and Medicaid eligibility — brainwane has assembled a great current resource on Medicaid ... including info on a pending / upcoming requirement for paperwork you may want to prepare for if you are among the affected.

by taz

Not the Paperless Utopia We Were Promised

Burning paper offerings at Mandai ColumbariumBurning paper offerings at Mandai Columbarium by Jnzl's Photos (cc by)

liminal_shadows on the Kafkaesque experience of trying to survive the paperless revolution in swift's post wanna go paperless?

by taz

" I knew that I had to make a change to that"

Mind the Gap partial book cover image

Twenty-year old Malone Mukwende, a second-year medical student at St George’s, University of London is working to correct white bias in medical textbooks. The aim of this booklet is to educate students and essential allied health care professionals on the importance of recognising that certain clinical signs do not present the same on darker skin." Mind the Gap: A Handbook of Clinical Signs in Black and Brown Skin

by taz

"They don't teach leeches in nursing school"

Possibly the most awesome business card everPossibly the most awesome business card ever by John "Pathfinder" Lester (cc by)

I've been dispensing leeches at my hospital for at least a decade, so that makes me something of a self-styled leech expert ... codex99 discusses working with leech therapy in ChuraChura's post the leech triumphantly oozed its way back into the hospital

by taz

Vintage A/V and Legacy Tech Tales

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"I set Anchorman on fire": Tales from Mefite film projectionists.

To make that sparkly tv logo without computers, the artists "stayed up all night doing drugs." - How they made animated graphics for tv before CGI.

Betamax nostalgia here - Plus how videotape and adhesive tape are made on the same machines.

Remember those 1-800- commercials from late-night tv? - I made those ads, and I worked in a call center, and we could tell when the ads aired.

Stock trader tech - lots of love for the bottomless Bloomberg terminal (internal Craigslist! extra emoji!), history of some alternatives to Bloomberg in the early 1980s, and extra tough phone equipment to survive frustrated smashing by floor traders.

Electronic medical records - A harder problem than it seems, how it's a pain for doctors, and why a lot of medical info systems still rely on fax or modem.


Emergency Room / Health CareEmergency Room / Health Care by Rosser321 (cc by)

When a paramedic gives tips on what to do when something is embedded in your body, you should file this away for later, just in case.

by mathowie

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