What are you not being told about Halloween? To an alien species visiting Earth for the first time, Halloween must resemble a kind of sexy war. People and monsters stumble through the streets, slick with blood, knives plunged through their heads, while erotic nurses bounce between divisions, doing a terrible job of triage. Not even the children […]
For the doctors and nurses at the south London hospice it had been a wrenching weekend. Twelve patients had died between Friday and Sunday nights, and by Monday morning death’s wide swath had left the staff physically and emotionally exhausted.
Imagine you’re having a heart attack. Your co-workers call 911, and the medics arrive
Los Angeles school year shortened in teachers deal The Los Angeles teachers union says it has reached a deal with the school district that would shorten the school year by at least five days, as officials cope with a $640 million budget deficit. United Teachers Los Angeles spokeswoman Marla Eby says under the agreement reached […]
At Winthrop hospital on New York’s Long Island, the signs are everywhere. They’re posted at every nurses’ station, papered above the security panels against which employees swipe their ID cards and even attached to paychecks.
There is so much you can’t know about your spouse when you get married, like that one day she will want to eat her placenta. But there are two things you don’t argue about with a pregnant woman: what she eats and that being full of life indeed looks sexy. So when Cassandra told me that for $275, a woman would come to our house, cook Cassandra’s placenta, freeze-dry it and turn it into capsules to help ward off postpartum depression and increase milk supply, I said, “$275 is a bargain compared with the $20,000 I’ll have to spend to tear out our kitchen immediately afterward.” Most mammals, Cassandra explained, eat their placentas, to which I countered that most dogs eat their poop.