Shopping for a Doctor Who ‘Fits’ – The New York Times

Decades ago, when physicians worked within a much more paternalistic system, “doctor shopping” by patients would have been considered inappropriate. Now it has become a routine part of my practice. I had already been given a head’s up about my next patient by one of our schedulers. The notes next …

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Nazis capture Anne Frank and family, catastrophic earthquake in Ecuador … on this date in history. Today is Tuesday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2015 with 149 to follow. It is U.S. President Barack Obama’s birthday. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars …

Quote of the Day

“History demonstrates that when the American people get motivated by an issue of justice, that they believe is just, extraordinary things can be accomplished. We, too, are seeking to right injustices that are holding our country back.” ~ Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, warning America is “done for” if the conservative …

Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 4, 2015

Actor Richard Belzer is 71. Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 60. Drummer Rob Cieka of Boo Radleys is 47. Actor Daniel Dae Kim is 47. Singer-actor Marques Houston of Immature is 34. “American Idol” runner-up Crystal Bowersox is 30. Singer Tom Parker of The Wanted is 27. Actors Dylan and …

Watch: Possible komodo dragon in Thai sewer – UPI.com

A Reddit user suggested the animal could be a water monitor instead of a komodo dragon. BANGKOK, July 20 (UPI) — A tourist in Bangkok captured video of a “huge” purported komodo dragon wandering a sewer under a street in the city’s downtown. The video, posted to YouTube by John …