In the Public Eye

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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:06pm

If you read way too much, like I do, you find both nuggets of wisdom and pure nuttiness in the day’s news. Here are some gleanings from the three daily newspapers I get delivered in print each day, five paid online news subscriptions and free scratchings from the Web.


In the Public Eye

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 8:41am

It was just another normal zig-zag day for a man described by Capitol Weekly as "one of the most influential players" in health care policy.


Monday, July 9, 2007 - 12:43pm

I read plenty about health care reform. Occasionally, a phrase will surprise. But outrage has generally worn out its, well, outrageousness. So, when I see sustained bursts of creativity, forays into risk-taking and fist-in-the-face verbal challenges to our high-fructose, low-thinking culture, I stop and re-read -- and now pass along.


I strongly suggest you visit Dr. Richard L. Reece's blog at www.medinnovationblog.blogspot.com


Friday, July 6, 2007 - 1:23pm

Delay is the American way. At least when it comes to calling your doctor's office for a checkup or because that nagging pain in your gut isn't going away.


The appointment means changing work hours, juggling child care duties, forking over a co-pay, waiting.... waiting... as your blood pressure rises -- which the lady wielding the pressure cuff will remind you after noting how many more pounds you've put on.


Monday, July 2, 2007 - 12:17pm

The line at Starbucks was nearly out the door. Now I sit with coffee gone-cold, seeking to outlast the weather which, at last meteorologic soothsaying, is supposed to furnace to 112 this week.


Time to borrow some wisdom.




Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 12:15pm

It's the biggest controversy in health care -- in-store medical clinics. Really, it is.


The American Medical Association this week said it intends to ask state and federal agencies to investigate health and liability risks and potential conflicts of interest posed by retail clinics now operating in stores like Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS/Caremark and Target. There's something like 400 such clinics nationwide, but this regulatory uproar may slow expansion.