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Connor Roy Bought Napoleon’s Penis on Succession, and Someone Else Did in Real Life

Last night was the Season 2 premiere of HBO’s Succession. In the episode, Connor Roy (Alan Ruck) mentions that he purchased Napoleon Bonaparte’s penis at an auction. It turns out this is a real collector’s item that’s been bought and sold. HBO’s Succession, which debuted its second season last night, is a constant character study… Read More »

Remembering the Real Stakeholders: Patient Privacy Rights Comments on the Proposed CMS Regulation Pursuant to the Cures Act

Deborah C. Peele Adrian Gropper By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD and DEBORAH C. PEEL, MD Electronic health records (EHRs) are a polarizing issue in health reform. In their current form, they are frustrating to many physicians and have failed to support cost improvements. The current round of federal intervention is proposed rulemaking pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act calls… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »