Should it be normal practice to keep people alive at any cost, no matter how much they are suffering? In the American medical system, the answer is, ‘Yes. Damn the costs; don’t mind the suffering, as long as patients have good insurance.’ When I was a hospital nurse in the 80’s, we had a patient named Laverne. She was 85 and had had multiple strokes. Her arms and legs were completely contracted (permanently bent.) She couldn’t move; she couldn’t talk. None of us wanted to take care of her; she snarled at us when we tried to help and tried to bite hands that got too close to her mouth.
What it means to have ‘alien hand syndrome’
Developing the vaccine is only the first step
We could get used to it, like the common cold… after millions of deaths
A rising mortality rate suggests the more lax model means more death
Your health should come before your work Extended periods of sitting increases your risk of chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. It can also be bad for your mental health. It’s essential to develop healthy habits as early as you can to counter these risks. I’ll share six crucial tips that helped me improve my health as a software developer.
Personal comfort with risk will dictate choices.
The disease’s “long-haulers” have endured months of debilitating symptoms — and disbelief from doctors and friends