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How Can We Avoid Bad Doctors?

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published, Prevalence and Characteristics of Physicians Prone to Malpractice Claims, stating the major problem with medical care in the USA. If claim-prone physicians account for a substantial share of all claims, the ability … Continue reading

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Where was the Biggest Surf Yesterday?

Vina del Mar in Chile is a good candidate.

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How Would President Trump Deal With Chile and Peru?

Leading Republican candidate Donald Trump announced today that he would force Apple to, “build their damn computers and things” in the USA, making America great again. Trump wants the USA to be like Argentina, a country that manufactures phones at … Continue reading

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Thousands Of Dead Squid Are Washing Up In Chile

Thousands of squid washed up dead on Santa Maria Island in Chile and 300 whales beached themselves in Chilean Patagonia. A large group of Chileans saved a beached whale.

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Lory State Park, Arthur’s Rock

Mary and I hiked today to Arthur’s Rock, Lory State Park. We’ll return in summer.

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Obama Stifling Research in Early Cancer Detection

Seattle capitalists Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos announced today that they are investing in Grail, a company that hopes to find the Holy Grail, a way to detect cancer early by examining blood. President Obama has stopped a competitor, Pathway … Continue reading

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Snowshoeing at Horsetooth

I tried out my new snowshoes today after a storm dropped 6 inches of snow on Horsetooth Mountain Park.

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Why Are Drugs Regulated Differently Than Aircraft?

David Henderson of the Econlog blog wrote about FDA restrictions on drugs and suggested that all drugs be legalized subject to the restriction that any drug that is not certified as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Drugs to Treat Depression

Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain –for Life, warns of the dangers of using drugs to treat depression and not consuming omega-3 fatty acids from sources such as … Continue reading

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Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut

Hocus Pocus is a set of short stories by Kurt Vonnegut, author of the famous story, Harrison Bergeron, and the novel Slaughterhouse-Five. I enjoyed the book and excerpted it below. DURING JACK’S AND my cow year at the Point, I … Continue reading

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