Category Archives: health care

Who was that Masked Flu Avenger?


Looking back now, I can laugh. The first week of February was rough. My wife had to work both weekend days, at the end of an already exhausting end-of-semester work week. I had also had little sleep. The previous month, my … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season…al Flu


These past few weeks have reminded me of an old Catholic joke. St. Peter’s at the Pearly Gates, and he’s checking his list of the recently departed when a new soul suddenly arrives without warning. St. Peter glances down at … Continue reading

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Shika Kenshin – The Final Menu


Click here for Stage One. Click here for Stage Two. STAGE THREE START. The final stage in the shika kenshin was a consultation about food. My daughter was feeling fairly groggy by this point (as was I), but luckily we … Continue reading

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Shika Kenshin – Stage Two


Click here for STAGE ONE. STAGE TWO START Some time after the dental advice (maybe ten or fifteen minutes), we were called to see the second advice consultant. Sitting down at a small cocktail-size table with my daughter in a … Continue reading

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Shika Kenshin – Stage One


The first stage of three A few days ago, I took my daughter to a scheduled dental checkup (shika kenshin), sponsored by our local municipal citizen’s welfare department. Like all the other health check ups (at seven months, a year, … Continue reading

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ER Japan – Part Two


(Note: This is the second of two parts. The first described events leading up to my daughter’s hospital stay. The second examines more details of problems with Japanese pediatrics and the public hospital care system. Yes, this story is a … Continue reading

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ER Japan – Part One


(Note: This is the first of two parts. The first will describe events leading up to my daughter’s hospital stay. The second will examine more details of problems with Japanese pediatrics and public hospital care system. At least from my … Continue reading

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