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Don Pasquale

He was old and foolish, Predicaments not inextricably conjoined. His friends for reasons linked to gain But writ in friendship’s tawdry advertisements Put him on a skewer and turned him hot for a delicacy twixt food and sleep. His pain is Indies spice for sluggish Palates that dine on grief And those that smirk at…


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Life Expectancy in the Elderly

Americans have a lower life expectancy than people in other developed countries. This lower longevity has been often used to disparage medical care in this country as being inferior to that of other similarly advanced nations.  Such an accusation is made acute by the high cost of American medical care – the highest in the world….


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Curing Alzheimer’s Disease

Sandra Day O’Connor, Stanley Prusiner, and Ken Dychtwald published an Op-Ed in the New York Times on October 27, 2010 titled The Age of Alzheimer’s. O’Connor is a retired associate justice of the Supreme Court. Prusiner, received the 1997 Nobel Prize in Medicine and is the director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the…


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Who Should Die?

A recent report considers how physicians should triage patients in the event of a sudden catastrophe that overwhelms the medical system. “The suggested list was compiled by a task force whose members come from prestigious universities, medical groups, the military and government agencies. They include the Department of Homeland Security, the Centers for Disease Control…


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