Hippocrates & His Kin

By Del Meyer on 11/26/2018 4:00 AM

My Father introduced me to the evils of socialism after he voted for FDR in 1932. He voted against him in all subsequent elections. He saw the evils of socialism and a strong central government which he felt restricted his freedom, the very reason his grandfather came to this country. He eventually change parties since […]

By Del Meyer on 10/14/2018 1:49 PM

How values, opinions and beliefs are controlled in democratic societies. Laird Wilcox 1990 Defamation is the destruction or attempted destruction of the reputation, status, character or standing in the community of a person or group of persons by unfair, wrongful, or malicious speech or publication. For the purposes of this essay, the central element is […]

By Del Meyer on 09/14/2018 12:40 PM

From The Handbook Attributing overweight to overeating is hardly more illuminating than ascribing alcoholism to alcohol. —Jean Mayer All that running, and exercise can do for you is make you healthy. —Denny McClain A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in […]

By Del Meyer on 08/07/2018 8:48 AM

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 […]

By Del Meyer on 07/07/2018 7:51 AM

“Knock, Knock.” “Who’s There?” “HIPAA.” “ HIPPA, who?” “I’m sorry, but I can’t disclose that.” JAMA, July 17, 2018, Volume 320, No.3, p229 Although Abraham Lincoln and Nikita Khrushchev’s beliefs on liberty, religion, and economics were radically different, on one important issue they offered similarly prophetic statements. 

By Del Meyer on 06/30/2018 1:57 AM

by Daniel J. Mitchell President Donald Trump told foreign leaders at the Group of Seven summit that they must dramatically reduce trade barriers with the United States… Trump, in a news conference before leaving for Singapore, described private conversations he held over two days with the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada. He said […]

By Del Meyer on 05/30/2018 1:05 AM

Comfort care, in our clinical experience, simply means continue the present full regimen of medical and nursing care, sustenance, and pain relief but not institute new treatment or resuscitation programs such as CPR, Intubation, Ventilators, new feeding tubes, new pacemakers, or any emergency surgeries.

By Del Meyer on 05/10/2018 2:17 AM

Physicians are going from being owners of their practices to employees of hospitals 5,000 Physician Practices Were Acquired by Hospitals in 2016 *The Physicians Advocacy Institute recently released an analysis on physician practice acquisitions from 2012-2016. Here are some key findings from the report:

By Del Meyer on 03/09/2018 2:39 PM

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 […]

By Del Meyer on 02/09/2018 2:09 PM

Surgeons Tell It Like It Is (Adults Only) By Dr. Richard Kimble And to think surgeons would respond any other way?? Nope! The toughest discipline in medicine has made it clear that to make it in their clique you’ve gotta swim through a few years of sh**! Just take a look at one of the […]