Some news articles

Here are a couple of articles that I thought others might be interested in.

Might not be anything new since these seem to have been widely published.

First ‘Jeopardy!’ Run Ends for Cindy Stowell:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/21/us/-jeopardy-cindy-stowell-death.html?_r=0

Apparently she was competing while essentially under palliative care....and won!  What a fighter.

Next:  Patients Cared For By Female Doctors Fare Better Than Those Treated By Men

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/19/506144346/patients-cared-for-by-female-doctors-fare-better-than-those-treated-by-men

I'm sure it's not 100% irrefutable, but sounds more common sense.

 

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Interesting and thank you! Curiously the two women doctors I have had in this battle have been absolutely devoid of bedside compassion while my "Medium Fat Greek Oncologist" has been as caring as could be.

Here's a New Year's hug...
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A vote here for the females: my husband's oncologist, Dr Eileen O'Reilly, is a model of compassion, knowledge and commitment. My own oncologist (male) is, well.......
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I have all male doctors. My only females are gynecologist and dermatologist and I don't see any diff between them and the makes, well, except for the obvious, lol. Good references, interesting.
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I was very fortunate. All of my doctors (Endocrinologist, Surgeon, Oncologist) were very good and reasonable. The surgeon was female and apparently that's all she did was thyroidectomies...neck surgeries I guess. It was just an interesting article. I know gender might have a bit to do with it.
Interesting articles. Thank you for sharing.

I've hear a lot about the female doctors from various news sources.
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