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Seamus Heaney: Choice Words

History says, Don’t hope On this side of the grave. But then, once in a lifetime The longed-for tidal wave Of justice can rise up, And hope and history rhyme.

CDC Speaks To Parents of Teens On Vaccinations.

CDC Speaks To Parents: Why Vaccinate Teens Now? 1. Vaccine protection from some childhood vaccines wears off, so your teen needs a booster shot. 2. As kids get older, they are more at risk for catching diseases, like meningococcal meningitis, so they need protection that vaccines provide. 3. The recommended immunization schedule is regularly updated […]

Demographic Crush Predicted To Overwhelm Family Caregivers.

Resource Paper:  HERE SUMMARY: “The Aging of the Baby Boom and the Growing Care Gap: A Look at Future Declines in the Availability of Family Caregivers Donald Redfoot, Lynn Feinberg, and Ari Houser AARP Public Policy Institute “This paper uses a “caregiver support ratio,” which is the number of potential caregivers aged 45–64 for each […]

King, Obama and Health Care Reform: Moving From Dream To Action.

Mike Magee “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhuman.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.(1) This week we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. The promise of that dream – lives lived to their fullest, with purpose, goodness, […]

Young Invincibles Meet Obamacare: What You Need To Know.

Mike Magee This week, across America, college age kids are beginning to pack up and get ready to head back to college. They are part of a larger band of young, primarily healthy, and until now, largely uninsured citizens. That’s about to change with the institution of Obamacare. What do they need to know? First, […]

End of An Era: AMA Announces Closure of American Medical News.

For many physicians, the arrival of American Medical News in the mail was a welcome distraction from patient care or teaching responsibilities. It provided a unique summary of medical news and policy as well as a healthy dose of medical politics. For contributors to the content, its’ staff were accessible, professional and helpful in every […]

TECHMANITY: What it is and why it matters.

Mike Magee Techmanity: The humanistic application of technology to health care delivery. That is the meaning I applied to this invented term in 2008.(1) The original intent was to counterbalance the argument that information technology would have a dehumanizing effect on caring relationships in health care.(2) Five years later, Techmanity is in full bloom, hyper-amplified […]

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