A Public Health Stranger in the Land of Medical Care
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I finally gave in and saw a health provider for my painful upper back. It felt like a bad stiff neck that normally would go away in a couple of days. Only it didn’t go away.
I made an appointment with an orthopedist. He had a tiny two room office in a fancy medical center complex. There was no examining table in the room only a bench. He...
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Since the beginning of January, I have been living in Singapore. It is almost exactly halfway around the globe from my home in Ithaca. The plane from Newark that brought me here traveled due north to the North Pole, then due south to Singapore. It is a mere 85 miles north of the equator. Ithaca, it is not.