Archives By Month: May 2018


Posted on May 30, 2018 2:14 am By Del Meyer in This Month in History

On May 1, 1786, Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro premieres in Vienna. On May 1, 1883, Legendary American hunter/showman/cowboy Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody) stages his first Wild West show. On May 1, 1921, The U. S. Lighthouse Service begins guiding ships into New York harbor with a system of […]

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Restoring Accountability in Medical Practice, HealthCare, Government and Society

Posted on May 30, 2018 1:13 am By Del Meyer in Restoring Accountability

The Galen Institute, Grace-Marie Turner President, founded in 1995 to promote an informed debate over free-market ideas for health reform. Grace-Marie has been instrumental in developing and promoting ideas for reform to transfer power over health care decisions to doctors and patients.  She speaks and writes extensively about incentives to promote a more competitive, […]

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Barbara Pierce Bush

Posted on May 30, 2018 1:11 am By Del Meyer in In Memoriam

June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018 Barbara Pierce was born to Marvin and Pauline Pierce in Flushing, Queens of New York City. Her father was president of the McCall Corporation, which published the well-known magazines McCall’s and Redbook. Growing up in an Episcopalian family in the bedroom community of Rye, New York, Bush was […]

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Money, Health, Sickness, Wealth

Posted on May 30, 2018 1:08 am By Del Meyer in Words Of Wisdom

God heals and the Doctor takes the Fees. –Benjamin Franklin Money-giving is a very good criterion . . . of a person’s mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people.  —Karl A Menninger, Co-Founder of the Menninger Clinic of Psychoanalysis. The poorest man would not part with health for money, but . . . […]

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Comfort Care

Posted on May 30, 2018 1:05 am By Del Meyer in Hippocrates & His Kin

Comfort care, in our clinical experience, simply means continue the present full regimen of medical and nursing care, sustenance, and pain relief but not institute new treatment or resuscitation programs such as CPR, Intubation, Ventilators, new feeding tubes, new pacemakers, or any emergency surgeries.

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The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, MD

Posted on May 30, 2018 1:02 am By Del Meyer in Book & Cinematic Reviews

I’ve found that I can change the conversation at any social gathering by mentioning Louann Brizendine’s book The Female Brain—David Brooks, New York Times.  THE PHASES OF A FEMALE’S LIFE: Hormones can determine what the brain is interested in doing. They help guide nurturing, social, sexual, and aggressive behaviors. They can affect being talkative, being […]

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A Review of Regional Medical Journals: San Mateo Co Med Assn

Posted on May 30, 2018 12:58 am By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

Who Should Control Healthcare? By Barbara Weissman, MD CMA Trustee for the Specialty Delegation Imagine coming to the hospital to work one morning, only to find you are denied admittance to your office and no longer a member of the hospital medical staff. In January 2016, hospital administrators at the Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) […]

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Practice Fusion EMR

Posted on May 30, 2018 12:55 am By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      Our favorite Electronic Medical Record (EMR) which has been available without cost for more than five years has gone the way of most EMRs—changing to a purchase plan. Dr. Edwards:  It was a very valuable entry into the EMR world which was essentially mandated by the Feds through Medicare. Dr. Milton:      I also […]

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Doctors and EMR/EHR

Posted on May 30, 2018 12:52 am By Del Meyer in Medical Myths

How many doctors are satisfied using EMR/EHR systems? David Chan, MD from UCLA, Stanford Oncology Fellowship Updated Jun 17, 2014 · Upvoted by Kate Simmons, myofascial pain specialist and Anand Gnanaraj, Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Vanagaram, Chennai. · Author has 2.2k answers and 9.9m answer views My medical group and colleagues are totally dissatisfied […]

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The common reference to capitalism in our progressive society

Posted on May 30, 2018 12:48 am By Del Meyer in Medical Gluttony

However, People Are Less Selfish Under Capitalism Why individualism and free exchange make people more altruistic and trustworthy by Barry Brownstein | Friday, May 25, 2018 Years ago, an MBA student of mine had immigrated from Albania after growing up under Communism. She shared with her classmates what she observed to be the most unexpected mindset […]

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