Friday, January 27, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
I've written about malignant melanoma before in my novel, A Simple Cure. Melanoma is the scariest skin tumor and this slide show from WebMd is excellent about malignant melanoma and other skin cancers. It's worth a few minutes of your time. Larry SKIN CANCER SLIDE SHOW
If you have an interest in end of life issues, this link will be of interest, especially the letter to the editor. For both sides, read the editorial and response. Although the issues are complex, I'm in agreement with the editorial while the response suggests a level of certitude that we can palliate most difficulties in the dying process. I don't think we can. You read...you choose. Larry DYING AIN'T EASY ANYMORE
Friday, January 13, 2017
Vector Red, the latest in the Brier Hospital Series was published in mid December and has earned only five star reviews.
One reviewer used language that I never would have thought applied to my work, but who's to argue?
Here's the review: Genetics and ethics of scientists January 6, 2017 Who determines if weapons of mass destruction are for offensive or defensive purposes? Are we prepared or will others obtain them? Medical and safety issues are discussed. Decisions in research are highlighted but delayed by government and military. There is humor and romantic flirting. There is a fascinating review of wound healing. Characters are vividly portrayed reflecting humane interactions. Biological warfare and moral, physical and emotional components are included in the amazing plot. It is clear we must be prepared and the author has done a masterpiece. It is likely his best novel yet. I can't wait for more of them.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
THIS ARTICLE IS A SIGNIFICANT ADDITION TO THE CONTROVERSY ABOUT PSA SCREENING FOR CARCINOMA OF THE PROSTATE. IF THERE WERE NO DOWNSIDES FOR SCREENING, NO CONTROVERSY WOULD EXIST. IT'S UP TO THE PATIENT AND HIS PHYSICIAN ABOUT WHEN AND IF PSA TESTING SHOULD BE DONE AND WHAT SHOULD FOLLOW. PSA CONTROVERSY