Going Bananas In Emerg.

File this under alternate health care.

It is being reported that at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax Nova Scotia has hired a psychologist to take care of emergency patients that complain of pain but don’t seem to have any physical symptoms.

What to do? Send him/her home telling them that they’re crazy and, “Oh, by the way, please don’t come back”?

No. That would not do.

This hospital has something better.

They refer the patient immediately to the hired talk-therapist to quiet the person down.

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Bury your dead ducks

This morning I took my wife to work with her bike in the trunk of the car. It’s a clear cool day with no wind. On a day like this she loves to ride home on her bicycle. It’s great exercise and she relaxes in the calmness of the experience. The duck and chicken farm she works part time at is only 7 minutes away by car so she can make it home by bike in less than fifteen.

When we got there I unloaded her bike and put it up by the door to the work area that is called the egg room. That’s where she collects the fresh duck eggs from a conveyor belt that slides through the nesting area inside the barn. After she does that she has to go into the barn itself and check for any ducks that may have collapsed and died overnight.

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