Tag: sad news

Grab Bag — Christmas Version

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year to all. Some weirdness occurred in Detroit. A Nigerian man claiming to be linked to Al Qaeda tried to set off an incendiary device. It appears the man was subdued by other passengers. The plane had taken off from Amsterdam and landed safely in Detroit. Hopefully we’ll get some more information on this soon. I don’t know how a man gets on a plane with an incendiary device in the year 2009. The healthcare industry is upset with the Senate healthcare bill. This can only be good for the American people. I’m liking

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Kennedy Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

What terribly sad news. Senator Ted Kennedy has a brain tumor at 76 years of age. I’m sure that the doctors knew this hours after he arrived on Saturday. Kennedy underwent a brain biopsy, which was probably performed on Sunday. There really aren’t any good brain tumors in terms of long term survival. Malignant Gliomas are bad. Official Hospital statement: Statement from Dr. Lee Schwamm, Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Larry Ronan, Primary Care Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital: “Over the course of the last several days, we’ve done a series of tests on Senator Kennedy to

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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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