Archives By Month: November 2017

Charles Manson Dies at 83

Posted on November 9, 2017 1:00 pm By Del Meyer in In Memoriam

Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew The Tate-LaBianca murders By MARGALIT FOX | NYT | NOV. 20, 2017 Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in a hospital in Kern County, Calif., north […]

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Posted on November 9, 2017 12:59 pm By Del Meyer in This Month in History

November is when the north winds begin to blow and herald the coming of winter. This month is also a time of migration: gray whales swim south to the warm waters of Mexico; ducks, geese, cranes, and even monarch butterflies fly south to escape the ice and snow: and many people now fly south to […]

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When grandmother goes to court

Posted on November 9, 2017 12:56 pm By Del Meyer in Hippocrates & His Kin

Lawyers should never ask a Mississippi grandma a question if they aren’t prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know me?” She responded, “Why yes I’ve known you since you were a […]

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Erica Komisar’s book on the science of early childhood development

Posted on November 9, 2017 12:54 pm By Del Meyer in The Bookshelf

The Politicization of Motherhood Conservatives cheer and liberals jeer New York psychoanalyst Erica Komisar’s book on the science of early childhood development. By James Taranto | Oct. 27, 2017 | New York WSJ Features Editor Motherhood used to be as American as apple pie. Nowadays it can be as antagonistic as American politics. Ask Erica […]

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A Review of Medical Journals: Principles of Medical Ethics

Posted on November 9, 2017 12:53 pm By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

THE PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL ETHICS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS PREAMBLE: Being aware that a physician’s religious and moral principles are the source of his ethical behavior, this Association adopts the following statement of principles of professional conduct. The principal objective of the ethical physician in his practice is to treat human […]

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Health Care System without Doctors

Posted on November 9, 2017 12:50 pm By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      What do we think about the news of an insurance company combining with a retail pharmacy company to deliver healthcare and not have any of us in the set up? Dr. Edwards:  Don’t you think insurance companies feel they can do much better without physicians?        Dr. Milton:      I’m sure they think they can […]

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Does exercise alone lead to weight loss?

Posted on November 9, 2017 12:49 pm By Del Meyer in Medical Myths

Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies By Julia Belluz and Javier Zarracina Updated Oct 31, 2017 Welcome to Show Me the Evidence, where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science surrounding the most pressing health questions of the day. […]

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Healthcare’s Medical Gluttony

Posted on November 9, 2017 12:45 pm By Del Meyer in Medical Gluttony

Dan Munro , Contributor I write about the intersection of healthcare innovation and policy. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Seems to me we always have a few big breaking healthcare stories early in the year.  I remember last year when Mary Meeker released her stunning report – USA, Inc.  

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Retiring early at 62 on Social Security May Shorten your life

Posted on November 9, 2017 12:44 pm By Del Meyer in Medicare Review

Cornell-Melbourne Research: Retiring Early Just Might Kill You We already know you’re better off financially the later you begin claiming Social Security. Now it seems there’s another reason to hold off on collecting those checks: If you retire early you’re more likely to die early as well. 

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International Medicine Programs

Posted on November 9, 2017 12:42 pm By Del Meyer in International Medicine

For over 23 years, the Office of International Medicine Programs (IMP) at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has cultivated global partnerships to create transformational mutual exchange in medical education, training, and research. IMP’s goal is to provide life-changing opportunities to build the capacity of other countries and share the latest advances […]

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