Why Trump won? A brief tutorial for Harvard medical students

Mike Milligan, a Harvard medical student, recently writes in THCB about the shock felt throughout his medical school upon the election of Donald Trump.  Seeking to understand how it may be that ‘equality, service and compassion’ were defeated, Mike settles on the narrative that appears to have taken hold of the elites on the left…

Trade-off’s in heart failure

On the day Donald Trump was elected, I wrote about the inverse relationship that may exist between heart failure readmissions and heart failure mortality – a topic I had been itching to write about for some time.  It all started in 2012 when The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) instituted the Heart Failure…

Death and Readmissions

Eugene’s wife is on the phone.  She has been taking care of Eugene for 41 years.  I supposedly take care of his heart, weakened by two prior heart attacks.  I say supposedly because his wife does all the heavy lifting.  She makes sure he takes his medications when he should.  She watches his weight every…