Tag Archives: Health care

The Tax Man Cometh

For several years  the brewing industry has been seeking a rollback of the beer taxes of 1991. Until now I was dubious that they would be successful during the Trump administration. The heinous tax bill that the Senate passed last … Continue reading

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Understanding Addiction

Last Thursday I attended a seminar on “Understanding addiction.” The Institute for Natural Resources sponsored the one day seminar which was a way for nurses and other medical professionals to collect continuing education credits. Much of the material was familiar … Continue reading

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On the Road to Health: VB6

I have decided to write about something that is a little more personal than what I have usually posted on this blog. It is not about beer (except indirectly), women (except that it is about me and I am a … Continue reading

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Black Friday

This Facebook post by Robert Reich  https://www.facebook.com/RBReich about all the stores that will be open on Thanksgiving made me reflect on how I have spent Thanksgiving and the day after over the years. Before I  was a nurse, I briefly … Continue reading

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Snow

I have been watching with some amazement how New York City is dealing – or not- with the blizzard of 2010. Where I live we had about seven inches of snow. It was all clear by the end of Monday. … Continue reading

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Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer

Several times a year I listen to CancerCare telephone workshops on different aspects of cancer research and treatment.  Today’s workshop was an “Update on the Treatment of Liver Cancer.” One of the speakers discussed the various risk factors for liver … Continue reading

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This is What Change Looks Like

About a half hour ago, I took part in an Organizing for America conference call. It was for people who had worked to get the health care bill passed.  I am very proud that I played a small part in … Continue reading

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Cancer

As part of my research for my new book, I have been reading short stories from various eras of Harper’s Magazine. One written in 1949, “The Lady Walks,” by Jean Powell, deals with a faculty wife who has breast cancer. … Continue reading

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Volunteers of America

I am a member of my town’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). I attended a meeting tonight and apparently, the total focus for the next few months will be H1N1 and the potential pandemic. I have been involved in many volunteer … Continue reading

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Pre-Existing Conditions

About seven years ago my husband fell off a ladder. He was unconscious, broke his nose and chipped several teeth. He wound up spending two days in the hospital and got all sorts of tests. For the next two years … Continue reading

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