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What are you doing for others? Jan 15th, 2018

One of my most favorite quote is one  of  MLK Jr: " Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'what are you doing for others?' " This is certainly a very important question, especially in today's atmosphere of strict self-interest. For me as a physician, the relevance of this question is...

The Affordable Care Act Jan 4th, 2018

The Affordable Care Act (Finally) I have been asked on  numerous occasions  what I thought of the ACA, which some are now dubbing the unaffordable care act.The ACA has been the subject of fervent  criticism and equally ardent praise (maybe not recently). Many have benefited from it. Others have been equally ...

What Obesity Got To Do With It? Turner Of The Mindset. Dec 11th, 2017

What Obesity Got To Do With It? Turner Of The Mindset.We have often heard that obesity is a contributing factor to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, heart failure, cancer, gall bladder disease, gouty arthritis, etc.I woud venture to assert that obesity is not the problem. Oops!!!...

Internet Medical Information Dilemma. Nov 26th, 2017

The dilemma with Internet medical information is best cautioned by Mark Twain, albeit posthumously. "It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It is what you know for sure, but just ain't so." Mark Twain. The world wide web, undoubtedly, offers an inexhaustible source of information. But we...

Healthcare Is One Of The Worst Enemies of Health Care. Nov 8th, 2017

One of the worst enemies of health care is healthcare. That is, the healthcare system has increasingly made it difficult for doctors to provide quality health care to patients. Let's take a look at the insurance companies, for instance. Often, necessary procedures and medications are denied by the insurances because...