Category: Letters to Winston

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator

Winston Yes, I am aware of the national TV ads for the hypoglossal nerve stimulator for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Earlier this year I prepared an information sheet on the subject. I will add it to this letter. It is a second line therapy and works for a limited sub group of patients with Obstructive Sleep… Read more »

What is the AHI (Apnea Hypopnea Index)

Dear Winston It is inspiring to learn of your interest in sleep apnea.  I will be happy to do my best to simplify, clarify and muddy your understanding of the AHI.  AHI stands for Apnea Hypopnea Index. It is the standard for defining the presence of significant sleep disordered breathing and the condition of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  … Read more »

Wuhan Virus

Winston July 3, 2020 Thank you for sharing your friend’s newspaper opinion piece on the current epidemic with me.  Congratulations to her on her writing success. She is very emotional in her response, which is not unexpected for a non-medical person.  Unfortunately she mixes politics with the natural history of infectious disease. Her thinking is complicated by… Read more »

A Right to Healthcare – Its not that Simple

Winston  Oct 29, 2022 Yes, I will try to answer your question. I understand your training has led you to believe that healthcare is a right. Why, you ask, did I pause before saying,  “It’s not that simple. But if it were, the answer would have to be no.” Consider first what is meant by the term,… Read more »

Open Letter to Winston

Winston Yes, I received your note.  I apologize for my delay in setting this up.  Your idea to post these so you can keep track of them was a good one.  I will select a few of my past notes and post them here for you.   I found the first of my letters. We will start with it…. Read more »

Rat Journals, Sturgeon’s Law and the Hawkins’ Corollary

Dear Winston Ref: Rat Journals, Sturgeon’s Law and the Hawkins’ Corollary Yes, I know I have mentioned Hawkins’ Law to you many times. And yes, you need to know what I mean.  I will answer that for you with a little background.  Have you heard of Sturgeon’s Law? Sturgeon’s Law   “Ninety percent of everything is crap”             Corollary 1:  “The… Read more »