Archives By Month: March 2018

Billy Graham (“I detested going to church”) 1918 –2018

Posted on March 9, 2018 2:43 pm By Del Meyer in In Memoriam

BILLY GRAHAM, EVANGELIST TO THE WORLD, DEAD AT AGE 99 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018 Evangelist Billy Graham died today at 7:46 a.m. at his home in Montreat. He was 99. In 1973, Graham addressed more than one million people crowded into Yoido Plaza in Seoul, South Korea—the largest live audience of his Crusades. Throughout […]

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Posted on March 9, 2018 2:42 pm By Del Meyer in This Month in History

On March 1, 1360, the young English author Geoffrey Chaucer, who later wrote The Canterbury Tales, is ransomed during the Hundred Years’ War by King Edward III, who paid £16 for his release. On March 1, 1546, Protestant reformer George Wishart is burned at the stake on orders of David Beaton, the Roman Catholic archbishop […]

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Limitations in Life

Posted on March 9, 2018 2:41 pm By Del Meyer in Words Of Wisdom

We are more powerful, more knowledgeable, better prepared than we think we ever are –Joe Navarro Life has no limitations except the ones you make—Les Brown   

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How are Hippocrates Progeny Faring?

Posted on March 9, 2018 2:39 pm By Del Meyer in Hippocrates & His Kin

They are increasingly targeted Opioid Epidemic and Deaths are Not due to Medical Prescriptions. “Opioid Overdose Crisis Is from Illicit Fentanyl; “targeting legal prescriptions is thus unlikely to reduce overdose deaths, but it may increase them by driving more users to illegal sources,” writes Dr. John Lilly in the Spring 2018 Journal of American Physicians and […]

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Without Precedent

Posted on March 9, 2018 2:36 pm By Del Meyer in The Bookshelf

By Joel Richard Paul  Laying the foundation BookPage: review by Roger Bishop BookPage Top Pick in Nonfiction, March 2018 When John Marshall was appointed as the fourth chief justice of the United States by President John Adams, the Supreme Court had few cases, no genuine authority and met in the basement of the U.S. Capitol. But from […]

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Drunk Doctors

Posted on March 9, 2018 2:35 pm By Del Meyer in Voices of Medicine

Drunk doctors and kitchen table surgeries: Historic photos of health care in Sonoma County By JANET BALICKI WEBER FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | February 22, 2018 Sonoma County’s first physicians were a hardy lot filled with notable and colorful characters. Pioneer doctors in the 1800s carried medicine bags from residence to residence to treat patients. […]

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Facebook’s Priority is Profit, not Privacy

Posted on March 9, 2018 2:33 pm By Del Meyer in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      The “Old News” coming to the front page: Facebook’s Priority is Profit, not Privacy Dr. Edwards:  We’ve known for a long time that Mark Zuckerberg was primarily interested in harvesting as much private and confidential material as he could and then selling it to the highest bidder. Dr. Milton:      The fact is that […]

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How to Decode Body Language

Posted on March 9, 2018 2:31 pm By Del Meyer in Medical Myths

Your Body Speaks So Loudly, I Can’t Hear What You Say. Learn to Instantly Unlock the Secret Code Behind the Mystery of Body Language… Are They Lying? Do They Hate You? Is She Falling in Love? Is He Ready to Cut a Deal? You’ll Know Before They Ever Say a Word … The man sitting […]

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Grandstanding Emotional Appeal for change is ineffective

Posted on March 9, 2018 2:29 pm By Del Meyer in Medical Gluttony

Social Psychology Suggests “March for Our Lives” Is Unlikely to Change Anything. Here’s Why. They say, “This time, it’s different.” But that’s doubtful. by Aaron Pomerantz Like many recent political movements, March for Our Lives was marked with grandstanding, emotional appeals and the moral outrage that have come to define modern political protests. The mainstream media […]

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There is a Major Disorder in the Ranks to Acquiesce on Obamacare

Posted on March 9, 2018 2:27 pm By Del Meyer in Medicare Review

The GOP’s Coming Obamacare Capitulation If conservatives don’t coalesce behind a new repeal plan soon, they will find themselves bystanders as their Republican colleagues link arms with Democrats. Congressional Republicans were elected to repeal Obamacare. They may run this year as the politicians who saved it. Since late last year, GOP leaders have been planning […]

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