Archives By Month: May 2019

Talk Radio Dialogues Connect with almost Everyone

Posted on May 16, 2019 4:05 am By admin in The Worldwide Public Forum

     In Depth Discussions with public, civic, national and international leaders, cultural, educational, political and religious commentary to broaden your perspective of our country and the world in which we live. __________ Heard on Salem National Radio (The ANSWER) sites include:,,,,,,,, Here are just a few topis […]

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Maestro and Music

Posted on May 16, 2019 12:13 am By admin in In Memoriam

Obituary: André Previn died on February 28th The conductor, pianist and composer was 89 The Economist | Print edition | Obituary | Mar 7th 2019 WHEN CRITICS had a go at André Previn in his heyday, the word “showman” was an easy gibe. The maestro seemed bigger than the music, and that was no surprise. […]

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March 2019

Posted on May 16, 2019 12:03 am By admin in Last Month's Postings

Featured Article: The Genius of America Why Wilbur Wright Deserves the Bulk of the Credit for the First Flight International Medicine: Democratic Socialism in Venezuela “Make no mistake: Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro have shown the world the true colors of socialism—corruption, brutality, and failure—while my country men are dying in the streets.” Government […]

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Posted on May 16, 2019 12:01 am By admin in This Month in History

On April 1, 1789: The U. S. House of Representatives finally achieved a quorum and convened. On April 1, 1863: First wartime U. S. conscription law was enacted. On April 14, 1536: Wales became part of England. On April 18, 1775: Paul Revere Day: The Day he made his legendary ride. Feedback . . . […]

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Posted on May 15, 2019 11:59 pm By admin in Words Of Wisdom

Steve Jobs: “I didn’t see it see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.” Lawrence Reed, Pres FEE: Have courage. Be principled. Keep your character high. Master your subject and the ability to communicate it. Be persistent and relentless. You […]

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The challenges to our profession are multipronged.

Posted on May 15, 2019 11:56 pm By admin in Hippocrates & His Kin

What is the effect of a workplace wellness program on health and economic outcomes? Conclusions and Relevance:  Among employees of a large US warehouse retail company, a workplace wellness program resulted in significantly greater rates of some positive self-reported health behaviors among those exposed compared with employees who were not exposed, but there were no […]

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Pilgrims Progress comes to the Cinemas

Posted on May 15, 2019 11:49 pm By admin in The Bookshelf

The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World, to That which is to Come This 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature. It has been translated into more than 200 languages and has never been out of print. It has also been cited as […]

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A Review of Local and Regional Medical Journals

Posted on May 15, 2019 11:36 pm By admin in Voices of Medicine

Dr Schrier Goes to Congress as Second Woman Physician Rita Rubin, MA  | JAMA | March 27, 2019 JAMA. 2019;321(15):1443-1445. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.1704 For more than 17 years, Kim Schrier, MD, held what she considered to be the perfect job: pediatrician. But after the 2016 general election, when Republicans began trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, […]

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The Killing of a Presidency

Posted on May 15, 2019 11:34 pm By admin in Overheard in the Medical Staff Lounge

Dr. Rosen:      This morning, Good Morning America, a happy and jovial news and human-interest morning show with a high rating, had a very abbreviated session. They adjourned to an L-shaped desk with George Stephanopoulos sitting on the inside with two male and two female reporters opposite. They had reviewed the Mueller report concerning the president […]

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Do Financial Incentives Improve Health Behaviors?

Posted on May 15, 2019 11:31 pm By admin in Medical Myths

If intrinsic motivations alone were enough to influence health behaviors, individuals would not smoke, all drivers would wear seat belts, and patients with chronic conditions would take their medications. Yet approximately half of patients prescribed single-drug therapy for hypertension discontinue their medications within a year,1 even though presumably they want to avoid strokes and hopefully […]

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