Tissue removed from pulmonary arteries

Why Did I Get CTEPH? Pt. 1: Emergency!

That question hits me often – especially as the father of three. Why did I get CTEPH, a rare problem that might be more common than we think? I sometimes call myself a medical scientist. I do that because the most important thing one learns while getting a PhD is Read more…

Visual hallucinations

Piecemeal posting while I am waiting for labs to be drawn. I always have been skeptical about the nature of visual hallucinations because I wondered how the brain could insert images while at the same time seeing the actual, non-hallucinatory background. Most hallucinations are auditory as you probably know. But Read more…

Little Things make a Difference in Healthcare

A quick one if I don’t get distracted. Ooops… there it goes. First I’ll admit that I’ve been frustrated by needing oxygen. It isn’t just the hoses, batteries, and loud machines… it is going upstairs to get from the tank to the bedroom concentrator and racing to turn it on, Read more…