We thought we’d send you into the Thanksgiving Day weekend (here in Canada) with some light but interesting reading and perhaps a movie or two…
In this article from the New York Times, How to Charge $546 for Six Liters of Saltwater answers a question or two about why the cost of healthcare is so high in the United States.
With a Name Like Xalkori … from Slate.com explains that there are actually very good reasons for all those alien-sounding names for new prescription drugs.
Sadly, I don’t think that Salon’s piece, Scientists’ depressing new discovery about the brain will surprise many people. (Spoiler alert: politics makes you stupid.)
And finally, if you’d rather watch than read, Medical Movies on the Web is a site launched this year by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and includes such offerings as Gene Kelly in a WWII piece about combat fatigue, and “The Reward of Courage” – a 1921 silent film produced by the American Society for the Control of Cancer. To date, there’s only a handful of selections from the Library’s 30,000 films on the main page, but more are also available through a YouTube collection that the Library maintains here.