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Geriatric Health Care Screening

A recent commentary written by Liz Szabo for Kaiser Health News discusses some of the issues relating to benefits and risks associated with cancer screening for the elderly. In her article, she states that, according to the American Journal of Public Health, nearly one in five women, with severe cognitive impairment, including older patients, are […]

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Are You Afraid to Fly? Why?

Recently released global airline accident data indicates that not a single airline passenger suffered a fatality from a jet crash anywhere in the world in 2017.  This is almost an unimaginable safety milestone, even though the average number of airliner accidents and fatalities has been declining since 1997. While there have been a few fatal […]

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How To Respond To A Data Breach

On September 7th, Equifax announced that the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers was stolen from their servers.  Hackers stole data that included full names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and addresses.  This breach is one of the largest, and some say most damaging, to date. We understand that there are a lot of […]

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Shareholder Rights: The Latest Salvo

In recent blogs we have noted that there has been an increase in large investor concerns over a trend toward a reduction in shareholders’ rights. Now we have the managers of the S&P 500 taking a stand in favor of shareholders’ rights by announcing a new policy that would bar new admissions to the index […]

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Primum Non Nocere

This is a Latin phrase that means, “first do no harm.” Non-maleficence, which is derived from this maxim, is one of the principal precepts of bioethics that all healthcare students are taught in school and is a fundamental principle throughout the world. This approach to the practice of medicine enjoys widespread support and seems to […]

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Oil Prices, Rig Counts and Day Rates

The price of oil has proven to be remarkably difficult to predict.  While the long term outlook is likely to reflect supply and demand, near-term fluctuations have been prone to sharp, often inexplicable price changes. For at least fifty years, conventional wisdom was focused on the eventual depletion of all known reserves and an ensuing […]

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