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naseem-rakha's picture
Nov.14.2012
Recently a Facebook "friend" said that it does not matter who our President is. He insisted that no matter who has this "Top Dog" job, nothing will change. I disagree.  The "Top Dog" does matter. The "Top Dog" appoints judges. The "Top Dog" sets priorities and agendas. The "Top Dog," in Bush's...
sue-glasco's picture
Oct.09.2012
The fog rises high off the lake and off the valley beyond the country road at the end of our driveway.  The green grass between our house and the lake glistens with frost this morning.  I run to Gerald and ask if this was a killer frost.  Would our son-in-law’s soybean crop be...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.19.2012
As Texas Goes - How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda, by Gail Collins image via salon.com    All right, this is a political book that leans to port if you’re a sailor - to the left if you’re not. Still, Collins is an excellent journalist, and this book, while a bit...
loraine-despres's picture
Apr.03.2012
Thursday night my elderly mother-in-law fell and broke her wrist.  She called 911 and the paramedics took her to one of the major hospitals in Los Angeles.  We were at the theater. Fortunately a friend in her building happened by and saw her on the floor and called our house. ...
g-kasten's picture
Jan.12.2012
I've recently been trying to get a PPO to reimburse me for some medical bills that were incurred months ago. There's no question that the visits are covered, but the PPO just ignores them. A phone call gets a response "We don’t seem to have received them, can you send them again? Then eventually "I...
teresa-goodell's picture
Oct.25.2011
This morning as I parked my car at the health sciences university where I work, I pondered the value of the bright orange sticker attached to my rear window: my parking pass. I pay about $1200 a year to park behind and down the street from my building on the far south side of campus, which equals...
lauren-b-davis's picture
Sep.14.2011
A medieval hospital. Patients are given food and cared for by monks and nuns. Last night I watched a snippet of the Republican debate -- that startling moment when moderator Wolf Blitzer asked candidate Ron Paul if he thought a hypothetical 30-year-old uninsured man who needed health care...
bob-levin's picture
Aug.26.2011
My friend Budd Shenkin, MD, who took the photo of that handsome devil on my home page, authors his own blog, where he addresses many topics from the dear to my heart (Philadelphia basketball of the 1950s and '60s) to the making-me-a-better-informed-citizen (health care polices and what everyone is...
susan-walker's picture
May.27.2011
(With apologies to Lisa Black, author of the article "Walking a Mile in the Shoes of My Elderly Mom Ain't Easy," which was published in the Chicago Tribune on January 3, 2011.)   Subject: Re: Walking a mile in the shoes of my elderly mom ain't easy Hello! I hope you didn't think I...
john-newell's picture
Mar.30.2011
March 30, 2011 Key points of requested meeting between Dan McTeague, Federal Member of Parliament and John Newell – date requested. Hi Dan, I have been researching Canadian Health Care for thirty years. The abuses and dysfunctionalism I’ve found in Canadian Health Delivery Systems are appalling....