Day: March 2, 2007

Army Secretary is out

Does the Army Secretary take the fall for the Bush Administration? Update: More video added. From Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey resigned Friday in the wake of recent reports of substandard conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a key facility treating troops wounded in Iraq. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Harvey’s resignation at the Pentagon, just a day after Harvey removed the hospital’s commander, Maj. Gen. George Weightman, from his post. Gates said Undersecretary of the Army Peter Geren will temporarily take Harvey’s place. Harvey will leave on March 9. “I thanked Dr. Harvey for his distinguished service

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Lack of dental care blamed for child's death

This happens every day. I’m not sure how the media picked up on this story but this is an every occurrence in my field. Folks can’t afford their meds and they are readmitted to the hospital over and over again. People come in the hospital complaining of a cough that they have had for 6 weeks. The problem is multi-factorial. Education. Better Access. Affordable. Fix those and then you are in business. No one that I know has a plan to really fix all of this. Nice post here.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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