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Monday, June 23, 2008 - 9:48am

So, how did the president of the Philippines wind up visiting Community Regional Medical Center on the sultry Sunday morning of June 22?

It began about nine days earlier when a Community physician of Filipino heritage stopped by the hospital's administrative offices seeking help for the visit. Within 72 hours, the Philippines consul general in San Francisco and a half-dozen aides were touring the hospital campus.


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Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 2:07pm

...ok, get out the tissues, cause this one's gonna make you cry like a baby...


A Cleveland couple were all set to go on a cruise...they had planned it for over a year, were going to enjoy "retirement" by celebrating with an international trip, and then...some very disheartening news.The husband suffered a serious heart attack and the wife was diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. Whew! How much bad news can people withstand?...and then to think they would have to forego their much anticipated journey!


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Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 6:25pm

I played in a golf tournament today (6/19/08), and normally my participation in an event like that would be something I would look forward to...you know...getting out of the office, being with friends, enjoying the exercise and scenery, hitting a few good shots (and I DO mean a "few")...but who in their right mind would arrange for a start time of 12 noon in June in Fresno! Yikes!... it was already triple digits during the "shotgun" start time, there was very little shade in which to find a respite, and absolutely no breeze!


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Monday, June 16, 2008 - 10:02am

A Rubik's Cube of laws must be changed to secure any flexible and functional change in American health care. That's the drawdown message of a concise, thoughtful assessment in the June issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


"Innovation will not occur if each novel way to organize and pay for care needs to be adjudicated case-by-case or is threatened with legal proceedings," say the authors, Timothy Jost, a lawyer, and Ezekiel Emanuel, a physician.


Among the points they cite:



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Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 6:09pm

...my husband and I were so excited to get an early start on Saturday morning to head up to Yosemite Valley to ride our mountain bikes around the park, hang out, and just enjoy a day at one of the most spectacular wonders of the world. He had worked diligently during the week to prepare the bikes for our journey, we packed plenty of fluids to keep hydrated, and the weather was predicted to be very enjoyable up the hill. We were looking forward to getting out of the Fresno area heat as well. The best laid plans...