Archives By Month: February 2019

Caroline Hunt, Heiress to Oil Riches, died Nov. 13, 2018, in Dallas

Posted on February 19, 2019 8:30 am By Del Meyer in In Memoriam

Daughter of Oil Tycoon H.L. Hunt, Owned Luxury Hotels and Clung to Frugal Habits She led Bible study group and advised: ‘Never get emotionally attached to any one line of business’ By James R. Hagerty | WSJ | Nov. 23, 2018 Caroline Rose Hunt, who inherited hundreds of millions of dollars, overcame an advantaged upbringing […]

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Medical Wit & Wisdom – Compiled by Jess M Brallier

Posted on February 19, 2019 8:23 am By Del Meyer in Words Of Wisdom

Money giving is a very good criterion . . . of a person’s mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people. –Karl A. Menninger, Founder of the Menninger Psychoanalytic institute. Health care is being converted from a social service to an economic commodity, sold in the marketplace and distributed on the basis of who […]

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Why Don’t We Understand Privacy?

Posted on February 19, 2019 8:22 am By Del Meyer in Hippocrates & His Kin

     Sam Schechner reported in the WSJ that many Apps were sending detailed private information to Facebook. The next day, one App stopped sending data to Facebook and then four more the following day. The WSJ had determined that they had found 11 popular Apps were using software that Facebook provides to the app developers […]

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The Reviews from J. Amer Phys & Surg

Posted on February 19, 2019 8:22 am By Del Meyer in The Bookshelf

     This month we bring you four excellent reviews of timely books very relevant to the practice of medicine. This is a premier monthly column in the JAPS which you should bookmark and read on a regular basis for your practice well-being.

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Charles Krauthammer, MD, Psychiatrist; Journalist; 1950-2018

Posted on February 19, 2019 8:21 am By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

About Charles K.  |   Jay Nordlinger | The National Review Editor’s Note: Jay Nordlinger wrote about Charles Krauthammer and his posthumous collection in the February 25 issue of National Review. Below, he expands that piece, in the style of his Impromptus column.

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The American Divide

Posted on February 19, 2019 8:20 am By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      We’ve experienced some severe changes in our country. I’ve never seen this hostility towards a sitting president. Isn’t this an overt effort to remove an acting president from office? Dr. Edwards:  I agree. Even with our disagreement with former President Barack Obama our criticisms were rather subdued. Some journalists predicted that when he […]

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I have insurance; therefore, I can afford to get my maximum benefits

Posted on February 19, 2019 8:20 am By Del Meyer in Medical Myths

Insurance companies are not able to print money. Therefore, the money they use to pay your health care cost must first be taken away from you including their profit margin for their shareholders. So any time one hears that they can obtain unnecessary care because they have insurance and it is free, be sure to […]

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Going to the Emergency Room for a Common Recurring Condition

Posted on February 19, 2019 8:19 am By Del Meyer in Medical Gluttony

If patients would avoid going to the emergency rooms for non-emergency conditions, we would reduce emergency room costs easily in half. When I worked in the Emergency Room during my internship at a busy 500 bed county hospital, there was a holding ward for men and boys and one for women and girls. Each of […]

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Report from DAVOS Concerning Global Affairs

Posted on February 19, 2019 8:17 am By Del Meyer in Medicare Review

Quartz Daily Brief,, Weekend edition—Davos deliberations, flying cars, hagfish slime Good morning, Quartz readers! It’s a pity there were fewer influential world leaders than in previous years at Davos this week at the World Economic Forum, and not only because so many of the risks that are top of mind right now for delegates […]

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The Unintended Consequences of National Pharmacare Programs

Posted on February 19, 2019 8:13 am By Del Meyer in International Medicine

The Experiences of Australia, New Zealand, and the UK The Frazer Institute— Published on December 13, 2018 Accordingly, the national systems for drug coverage in nations such as New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom have been proposed for implementation in Canada. While these programs have reduced both expenditures and the average price paid per […]

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