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Again, a fascinating and thought provoking TED talk; this time by Eric Topol, M.D,  a noted cardiologist and currently the Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California, which is funded by a grant by the NIH to accelerate to research to change medicine.  Worth anyone’s 15 minutes to watch this. (more…)


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A week ago, I had to make an emergency room visit late on a Thursday evening followed by an appointment with my primary doctor the following day.   Fortunately, my particular issue was not very serious but that Thursday night I certainly was in pain which necessitated the emergency room visit.  Now, given my natural inclination towards observation, going to the emergency room turns out to be a great place for people watching and experiencing a system that certainly has its share of commentary, critics, and passionate pleas for change.    Here are some of the things I recognized from my visit. (more…)

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