ALS Association, Don’t Waste this Opportunity

I have a different perspective on charitable organizations than most. My first job at 13 years old was cold calling for charities. I would sit in a smoke-filled room dialing lists (phone book, past donors) for hours. I hadn’t hit puberty yet so most prospects would call me ma’am. I got more donations when they

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Smiles and Hugs Matter

This is the heartwarming story of a young man who started his own restaurant.  That, in and of itself, is a nice accomplishment.  Tim is his name.  However, what makes the story truly amazing and touching, though, is that Tim has Down’s syndrome. Watching the joy he brings to serving his customers is an inspiration.

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Exciting Advance in Treatment of Paralysis

I am sure many of you saw this, but I recently read about one of the most amazing medical advancements I have heard about in years. A group of researchers recently restored movement to the legs of paraplegics. There were four participants in the research study, and all four of them regained movement. According to the

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Your Internal Clock – Morning Person or Night Owl?

This article was great. It addresses people and their various requirements for sleep.Each of us requires a different amount of sleep. Each of us also has a different internal clock. Biologically, we are programmed to be morning people or night owls. The combination makes us who we are.My wife and I loved this article for

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Variability in Surgical Costs – Bill Goes Viral

This article features a patient that posted their $55K appendectomy surgery bill online, and it makes some very interesting points. The University of California San Francisco researchers set out to find out how much an appendectomy cost in California. The price varied from $1,529 to $182,955. The “recovery room” was over $7K for 2 hours.

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Re-Injury Stats After Employees Return-to-Work

I found this article very interesting on Return-to-Work (RTW) in the workers’ compensation environment. Most would agree that the goal is to get employees back to work at pre-injury status or maximum improvement (MMI). Easier said than done however, and there are varying levels of success. The fact that one third of employees that return

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The Doctor Shortage & Surgical Care

There is a looming crisis in access to care as noted in this article. All of the numbers point the same way. More people are getting coverage. More doctors are retiring. Medicaid patients are already having trouble finding care. Medicare and work comp are next. Accessing care is huge concern for many of the payers

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