Saturday, September 29, 2012

Games Medical Students Play

In previous posts, I showed you what hepatologists play and last week I showed you what is happening in the liver transplant surgeons’ break room. Not to be outdone, the medical students play Pictionary. It helps with all that anatomy they have to learn. Anyone want to take a guess at this picture?
Anyone want to take a guess at this picture?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

More Liver Games

Last week I revealed the games that hepatologists play. This week I will tell you what liver transplant surgeons play—Liver Pursuit. Did you ever stop to think how Trivial Pursuit lends itself so perfectly to a liver theme? The science category and those liver-shaped wedges are so hepatic.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Games Hepatologists Play

Some people think that the medical system is just one big game. However, having worked in healthcare, I can tell you all about games hepatologists play:

Can you Scrabble players spot the cheater? Scrabble cheaters never prosper…

Saturday, September 8, 2012

50 Shades of Jaundice

This year, my book Free from Hepatitis C was released. It has been doing well, but I think it would have done better if it had a catchier title. Here are some I wish I had thought of:
  • 50 Shades of Jaundice
  • The Joy of Sex before a Liver Transplant
  • When You Are Expecting a Liver
  • The Great Gall Bladder
  • Moby Bile
  • Brave New Liver
  • The Gall of the Wild
  • The Adventures of Hepatic Finn
  • For Whom the Gall Tolls

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Happy Liver Day

For a few years, I have been hoping that Liver Day would catch on. Labor Day sounds so arduous, hardly a day of rest and relaxation. Perhaps Liver Day doesn’t sound like much of an improvement, but imagine a day set aside to honor the liver. We can all wear yellow, which is very happy, sunny color. We can still spend the day with family members – it gives a completely new meaning to the concept of regeneration—instead of our liver regenerating (which it does on its own), we can spend time with the older and younger generations. We can serve hamburgers shaped like livers (sorry, but if liver and onions are served it will cause more regurgitation than regeneration). No alcohol of course. Perhaps lemonade or ginger ale since they are yellow. Any other ideas?