As a music-lover and former entertainment journalist, I often find myself in the company of independent artists. As soon as I let it slip that I’m a publicist who worked with quite a few indi…
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What aren’t they showing you?
“Aren’t you afraid of the soldiers?” the reporter asked the old Arab man. A resident of Jenin, approximately 60 or 70 years old was sitting on a pile of rubble. He was calmly sitt…
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A very interesting read:A little context on safety
Last night’s Republican National Convention focused on keeping America safe. This is an enviable goal, but while bashing Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on Benghazi and terrorism, three key …
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This is a Love Story
My name is Forest Rain and I am an American born Israeli. I was born in the land of the free, the home of the brave. I was raised to believe in truth, justice and the American way. Yes, I believe i…
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My Niece…Second Chances…BK Virus and Kidney Transplants — Have I told you about the time?
My daughter received a kidney transplant in 12/2015. She is now 12 years old and she was on dialysis for 8 years prior to receiving her transplant. She has other health issues, besides her kidney disease and it was a combination of reasons that she needed to wait that many years for a transplant. We […]
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A very sad edict
Never before seen Tiananmen Square photos found in shoebox
It was a black film canister, rattling around the bottom of an old Naturalizer shoebox labeled “photos.” I opened it, wondering if it was a roll of unused film. Instead, I found a twist of white tissue paper wrapped around tightly rolled black-and-white negatives. I held them up to the light. At first I saw…legs.
Then, people with bicycles.
Wait, that looks like the Monument to the People’s Heroes. Is that Tiananmen Square? With banners?
Next, a white form rising above a crowd, holding…a torch?
Oh man, is this what I think it is?
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Patient Satisfaction / Physician Dissatisfaction
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World's Best Site - Thoughts on Medicine and Other Topics
Have you received a survey after you visit your doctor? You may be surprised to learn that how you rate them may affect their pay, their mental health, and even possibly your health.
Surveys, as administered by Press Ganey, and the CG-CAHPS, are questions regarding various aspects of the care patient’s receive. Although that may seem reasonable, besides potentially incentivizing bad medicine, it’s exaggerated because they only count “top box” scores. That means on a scale of 1 to 5, only the 5 scores count, so that getting a 4 is no different than getting a 1, and if the score is 0 to 10, then only a 9 or 10 count. The scores only count if you answer “Always,” except for the question, “Using any number from 0 to 10, where 0 is the worst provider possible and 10 is the best provider possible, what…
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Her strength will brighten the saddest days
I have been wanting to write part two on “the Mask” but nothing I share could compare. Please read about my beloved niece and send us some
It is now 2 days before the 6 month mark of my daughter receiving her Kidney Transplant. It was a very long time coming and you can’t even imagine the emotion that goes along with it. The joy, the excitement the unknown, the fear, the realization and that is just some of it. As a parent who is been through an enormous amount of life changing events throughout my not so long yet life. I am quickly approaching 45. In the beginning of this journey with my daughter her Kidney disease was just a part of her very complicated little life. She has VATER Syndrome. This is actually an acronym for some anomalies that seem go together in similar way when a child has a Neural Tube defect. Many times this results in Spina Bifida, which has 4 different types 2 of them being non important life factors. For the…
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