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Bad News

The power of social media is incredible. It is almost as incredible as smoke signals. From my perspective, smoke signals are probably more reliable. In society today, anyone can take to the internet and write anything about anyone. Everyone enjoys a positive note about themselves. It seems as if we read something wonderful written by another we beam with pride and joy. Unfortunately, not all comments are nice. I do not know if there is a scientific study analyzing the number of people a... Read More
at Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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Stone Soup

Can anyone make sense of the recent volleys of cannon fire between the President, the Democrats, and the Republicans? I cannot — the current actions that are unfolding amongst our President, the House of Representatives, and the Senate border on the absurd. If I chose to write a fiction novel about US politics, I could not have conceived of the political affairs that are happening now. Truth is stranger than fiction. There is no question that the members of our current political... Read More
at Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Be Worried

What happens when the medical industry puts an incredible amount of pressure on a practitioner group to generate money, to follow standard protocols, to stop prescribing pain medications to patients in pain, to pre-cert every imaging test, to pre-cert medications, to type data into an electronic medical record, and to deliver high-quality care to patients in a timely manner (three to five minute intervals) ? Two things happen to them. One is practitioner burn-out. The second is physician... Read More
at Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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