It was 13 years ago that I was diagnosed with leukemia. At that time I had a wife and two children: a boy, 6, and a girl, 2. Later, with a “green light” from my doctor, we chose to have a third child.
I have previously written about how to tell your spouse, children, and [...]
This past week there has been swirling comment about bonuses on Wall Street, and my suburban Connecticut friends have been telling me about AIG neighbors who are feeling alternately angry, insecure, or shamed. I agree the system of bonuses was all wrong and that Wall Street types have to get connected to the real world [...]
I am a big “real people” kinda guy. Even though I have two journalism degrees, one from UNC-Chapel Hill and one from Columbia, I objected a little to the old model of journalism where it was populated by staff writers and a “real person” was lucky if they could get their “15 minutes of fame” [...]
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I attended a funeral today. Ralph Goodman, former hospitality industry star, father of two young women, and devoted husband. Ralph died the other day in a Seattle suburb after a two year battle with inoperable brain cancer.
I did not know Ralph well before his illness and I do not know his wife or children. [...]
Virtual Medicine from Patient Power® on Vimeo.
This year more than $100 BILLION dollars will be spent in the U.S. on high tech medical scans like MRI, CT, and PET. Unfortunately, new studies show up to 50 percent of the scans should never have been done because the results didn’t help with diagnoses or treatments.
We have said time and again on [...]