Explain, Explain, Explain!

I have a family in the Philippines. I missed them. I wish I could see them more often. A few days ago, a brother-in-law of mine had an accident. He's fine, but his family was told he's close to having a heart attack because his triglycerides are quite high. Yesterday, I got an e-mail saying they require a thyroid panel. For what? What do they need to know about protein in blood for? These are expensive tests, and from the sound of it, unnecessary right now. I wish doctors and nursers and hospitals do not require tests which only cost money but has not direct relevance to making the patient well. This is like scalping, except worse because they're scaring the family unnecesarily.

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