Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hilarious Dutch Commercial - an Acupuncture Nightmare

Comedy Sketch on Homeopathic Medicine

This is just a very funny comedy sketch.  I have a lot of respect for homeopathic practitioners, so I'm not making fun of homeopathy, although this sketch does . . .

Ah, if only this were the average doctor . . .

I would love to provide a citation for the source of the above cartoon, but have not been able to find one online.  If anyone has the original artist and source, please let me know.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Power of a Doctor's Empathy

Here is a recent study that shows empathy as an important factor in the ability of a doctor to help their patients.

"A final study led by Department of Family Medicine (DFM) Associate Professors David Rakel, MD, and Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD, has shown that physician empathy really does help patients fight the common cold."