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December 21, 2017 | CommentsContinue Reading ➝
When Jack was an intern in pediatrics at what is now the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, a new machine was installed. The doctors called it the “EMEE” machine, because it was manufactured by the EMI Company. Everyone wanted to get an EMI scan of the brain of his or her patient suspected of […]
December 14, 2017 | CommentsContinue Reading ➝
Who’s to blame for our current, horrifying opioid epidemic? A recent article in The New Yorker placed the blame squarely on the Sackler family that owns the drug company that makes the prescription opioid OxyContin. A group of healthcare leaders blamed the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) for questions on a hospital survey […]
December 7, 2017 | CommentsContinue Reading ➝
Just weeks after two tragic mass shootings in the U.S., one in Las Vegas on October 1 and one in Sutherland Springs on November 5, the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Now the proposed law will go up for a vote before the full House before […]