Archives By Month: August 2018

The August 2018 Issue

Posted on August 23, 2018 12:18 am By Del Meyer in Last Month's Postings

Last month’s Postings: In The July 2018 Issue Featured Article: Susan Maxwell Skinner – Photojournalist and Singer In the News: The Moral Collapse of American Jewish Institutions International Medicine: Expo to celebrate NHS’s 70th August 15, 2018 Medicare: Health Care Innovation Medical Gluttony: Toxic Masculinity Medical Myths: Conversion Therapy Isn’t the Cure for ‘Toxic Masculinity’ […]

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Restoring Accountability in Medical Practice, HealthCare, Government and Society

Posted on August 7, 2018 8:56 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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Sergio Marchionne

Posted on August 7, 2018 8:52 am By Del Meyer in In Memoriam

Iconoclast, Legendary CEO Marchionne Dies Wednesday, July 25, 2018, age 66 Posted on July 25, 2018 In 2009, in his first address to employees at Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne invoked the Zulu greeting “sawubona.” It means “I see you.” And the traditional response is “sikona,” or “I am here.” “The sequence of the exchange is important,” […]

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Posted on August 7, 2018 8:51 am By Del Meyer in This Month in History

On August 1st, 1137, King Louis VI dies and is succeeded by his son Louis VII, who will launch the Second Crusade. On August 1st, 1291, The Republic of Switzerland was founded. (Swiss Independence Day.) On August 1st, 1291, the communities of Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden form an alliance known as the Swiss Confederation to […]

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Humanae Vitae by Paul VI

Posted on August 7, 2018 8:49 am By Del Meyer in Words Of Wisdom

The Controversial Text That Saved Me I’m a Catholic thanks to ‘Humanae Vitae.’ It’s about a lot more than birth control. By Ashley McGuire, Author of “Sex Scandal: The Drive to Abolish Male and Female” WSJ | July 26, 2018 I first read “Humanae Vitae”—which Pope Paul VI published 50 years ago July 29—when I […]

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The Facebook Continued Invasion of Privacy

Posted on August 7, 2018 8:48 am By Del Meyer in Hippocrates & His Kin

Facebook has asked banks to share financial information about customers, including bank account balances as it seeks to boost user engagement. Once you have invaded privacy, there is no limit to how far you can delve. USERS BEWARE! * * * * * Why would Gavin Newsom lose 160,000 followers or 10 percent this week […]

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Handbook for Total Body Re-Conditioning

Posted on August 7, 2018 8:45 am By Del Meyer in Book & Cinematic Reviews

HANDBOOK FOR TOTAL BODY RE-CONDITIONING Scientific Weight-Loss Joint-Ligament-Muscle Conditioning Aerobics-Balance-Strengthening Exercise Mental Health-Memory Stimulation

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Charles Krauthammer, MD

Posted on August 7, 2018 8:43 am By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

Charles Krauthammer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was a syndicated columnist, political commentator and physician. His column was syndicated to 400 newspapers worldwide. He was a nightly panelist on Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier. He’s a former member of the President’s Council on Bioethics and of Chess Journalists of America. Born on March 13, 1950, […]

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Transgender Anatomical Changes

Posted on August 7, 2018 8:42 am By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      We’re hearing a lot about transgender issues but little about the real issues. And I don’t mean a civil rights issue. Dr. Edwards:  I’m sorry that so much of what we do now is civil rights.  When we practice legal medicine, I believe that medicine will lose. We’re not legally sophisticated and I […]

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Transgender Myths

Posted on August 7, 2018 8:41 am By Del Meyer in Medical Myths

When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by Ryan T. Anderson The transgender movement has hit breakneck speed. In the space of a year, it’s gone from something that most Americans had never heard of to a cause claiming the mantle of civil rights. But can a boy truly be “trapped” in a girl’s […]

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