Archives By Month: April 2016

CHURCHILL ON ISLAM

Posted on April 29, 2016 11:37 am By Del Meyer in Words Of Wisdom

He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war leader and British Prime Minister “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The […]

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Gun Control And Terrorist With Guns

Posted on April 22, 2016 4:42 am By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      One item in the whole gun control debate which is never mentioned: If several of the people in the homosexual club in Orlando had had a gun, Mantel would surely have been killed after he killed several of the Gays and Lesbians present. Gun ownership may have saved thirty or forty lives. Dr. […]

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Medical Gluttony: Unnecessary Medical Testing-What is Ultimate Cause?

Posted on April 22, 2016 1:33 am By Del Meyer in Medical Gluttony

When I was in the US Air Force in the 1960s in charge of the Pulmonary Clinic, Pulmonary Function Lab and the Allergy Testing program, I was called to the Operating Suite to help manage a cardiac arrest that occurred during surgery under anesthesia. When I arrived, the chest was wide opened and the surgeon […]

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Soak The Rich And Help The Poor

Posted on April 19, 2016 5:59 am By Del Meyer in Hippocrates and His Kin

If Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and the AFL-CIO had their way and could “deal with” the unconscionable, immoral “CEO wage gap” by confiscating 100% of the compensation of all 500 CEOs in the S&P 500 and redistribute that $6 billion of “excessive” executive compensation to America’s 97,734,000 rank-and-file workers, the average full-time worker’s income would […]

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The Inarticulate Society

Posted on April 16, 2016 5:48 am By Del Meyer in Book Review

Notable & Quotable: Florence King From a 1995 Journal review of the book ‘The Inarticulate Society: Eloquence and Culture in America.’ From “Dan Rather and Other Enemies of Civilization” in the July 31, 1995, Journal, a review of Tom Shachtman’s book “The Inarticulate Society: Eloquence and Culture in America” by writer Florence King, who died […]

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Have Reimbursement Rules Taken The Joy Out Of Being A Physician?

Posted on April 10, 2016 5:10 am By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

The voice of Douglas Farrago MD, Editor, Authentic Medicine Of the articles I’ve read to dissect and rip over the past few years, this one has left me sadder, more hopeless than most. Author Peter Ubel asks, “Have Reimbursement Rules Taken The Joy Out Of Being A Physician?” Of course the knee-jerk answer is a […]

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Misinformation on Taxes and Healthcare

Posted on April 1, 2016 12:21 pm By Del Meyer in Medical Myths

Nadeem Esmail Senior Fellow and Jason Clemens Executive Vice President The Fraser Institute Paul Martin and the Liberals are trying to make healthcare the wedge issue in this election. Their contention is that Canada cannot reduce tax rates, as proposed by the new Conservative Party, while simultaneously providing socialized healthcare. Martin’s assertion is based largely on […]

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Unnecessary Medical Testing-What is Ultimate Cause?

Posted on April 1, 2016 12:19 pm By Del Meyer in Medical Gluttony

When I was in the US Air Force in the 1960s in charge of the Pulmonary Clinic, Pulmonary Function Lab and the Allergy Testing program, I was called to the Operating Suite to help manage a cardiac arrest that occurred during surgery under anesthesia. When I arrived, the chest was wide opened and the surgeon […]

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Long Queues for necessary surgery costs Canadians $1304 per patient

Posted on April 1, 2016 12:07 pm By Del Meyer in International Medicine

The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, 2016 finds that long waits for surgery and medical treatment cost Canadians almost $1.2 billion—or $1,304 per patient—in lost income and productivity.  Read more . . . The study, The Private Cost of Public Queues for Medically Necessary Care, calculates the average personal cost of time lost […]

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