Tag: health

Death sure is cost-effective, isn’t it?

February 21st, 2008, 3 Comments

I just read Death Be Not Proud (But It Is Cost-Effective) by Chez Pazienza. In his story, Chez talks about his stay in the hospital to have a marble-sized brain tumor removed. Across the room during his stay in neuro ICU, he saw a person far worse off than himself: staples all around his head, […]

American Priorities

November 6th, 2007, 13 Comments

Number of people killed on Sept. 11, 2001: 2,974 Number of suicides in 2004: 32,439 Number of people killed on American highways in 2006: 38,588 Annual deaths from obesity: 300,000 Total deaths from cancer in 2007: 559,650 Total deaths from heart disease in 2004: 871,500   Total military spending in FY2008: $1228 billion Funding for […]


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