Tag Archives: health care

Astoundingly Confounding

The health care industry is astoundingly confounding to me. As a nation, more than 75% of our health care spending is on people with chronic conditions. It is well known that chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability … Continue reading

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Revolutionizing Health Care

As a private pilot who has spent the better part of my professional life navigating the labyrinthine health care industry, I am intrigued by Dr. Marty Makary’s recent comparison of aviation and health care in the Wall Street Journal, adapted from … Continue reading

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Getting the Facts Straight

There are many ways to solve virtually every problem we face as a species. Solutions can range from simple to complex, from short-term fix to long-term repair and may be crude or elegant. Any societal problem you might examine, be … Continue reading

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Dehumanization in Medicine

Humanism is the foundation of medicine. This sacred art is altruistic at its core and those drawn to the field of medicine are among the most caring and empathetic people I’ve had the privilege to meet. A number of longitudinal … Continue reading

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A New Health Paradigm

Not too long ago what the world now knows as Western conventional medicine didn’t exist. While conventional medicine is a newborn compared to the Eastern systems of medicine, several of which have been in use for many thousands of years, … Continue reading

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The Elegant Solution

Having been moving through one of the most layered and complex “cold/flu” bugs I’ve ever come across over the course of the last week, I cannot help but give thought and credit to one of the greatest marvels of creation: … Continue reading

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