Exploring Human Potential

After 40 Years, Patients Still Crave Attention and Respect

Guest Blog | Barbara Ficarra September 13, 2009 | Patient Advocacy The Doctor/Patient Relationship What do patients want? Despite the technological promises of the Health 2.0 movement, in some ways it’s really no different today than it was forty years ago. An article that appeared in Time Magazine on May 13, 1966 says: “Today, Americans […]

Honoring 9/11: The Coast Guard Address of 2005

Today we honor the anniversary of 9/11. As a byproduct of that fateful day, I became involved with the Coast Guard and produced All Available Boats ( In 2005, I was invited to speak to the entire student body of the Coast Guard Academy. Here is what I had to say: Coast Guard Leadership Address […]

Will Health Reform Transform? Ten Transformers.

Mike Magee MD In the wake of last evening’s remarkable speech by President Obama before both branches of Congress, the Administration and Congress must now skillfully move forward in their effort to secure Health Reform. Their focus must remain squarely on locking in the major Health Care sectors and their induced cost containment concessions, and […]

Remember HIV?

VIDEO: While Swine Flu continues to demand all the headlines this Fall, as kids head back to school, it would be easy to miss some big news on another front in the war against global infectious diseases.1,2 Remember HIV? Well it has never gone away. In fact, 33 million are currently infected with the […]

Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform August 26, 2009 Doctors (and Nurses) Without Borders: Rethinking Licensure by Eric Dishman, August 25, 2009 Sometimes emergencies teach us things about how the world should be even in normal times. On August 28th, 2005, a dear friend called me in a panic. He had been rushed to Mississippi as part of […]

Seat Belts: Why We Need Laws And Government Regulation

Mike Magee MD VIDEO: The first seat belt installed in an American automobile was featured in a Nash model in 1949. It wasn’t the first indication that automobile manufacturers realized that their machines could be hazardous to our health. In 1901 the Oldsmobile rolled out the speedometer and my own state Connecticut set the […]

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