Category: Media

Jul 09 2009

Healthcare Reform “Senior Death Warrants” Email Should Be Put to Death Itself

As predicted, the fearmongering, half truths and out-and-out lies about healthcare reform have begun in earnest.  I received an email from a dear and respected friend yesterday and was appalled at the dis-information it contained. So I’ve decided to share the email with you and show you where it is wrong and why you need …

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Jun 04 2009

Women Who Know Their Place

This story was sent to me by my friend Debi.  It’s not a story about the healthcare system, but it most certainly teaches us a lesson that we can apply: Barbara Walters, of Television’s 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul , Afghanistan several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women …

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May 29 2009

Sorry Oprah. Signing Jenny McCarthy? You’ve Lost This Fan

I’ve always admired Oprah.  To me she has been the perfect example of the American dream, while retaining her moral compass and behaving ethically.  Until recently, she managed to make her billions by keeping the best interests of her audiences at heart. She had my admiration and my respect. But no more. Keep in mind, …

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May 14 2009

Why Twitter Doesn’t Work

.. at least not for you. Because it works great for me.  And has helped me learn as much about patient empowerment issues in the past few months than ever I could have learned in any other way. Wonder why you can’t gather more followers?  Wonder why people unfollow you?  Wonder why no one reacts …

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May 02 2009

Swine Flu and Chicken Little – Too Much Hype?

After a week of hearing that the sky is falling because swine flu was going to take us all down, there’s a lot of second guessing about whether government(s) and the media have over-hyped the potential for a pandemic, and whether we have all over-reacted to the fear. I say – we have not overreacted …

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