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Growing Physician Leaders

 

America needs a nationwide reveille to find ways to improve our healthcare system—and doctors must lead the charge.

Unfortunately, physicians are mostly removed from critical strategic leadership roles in healthcare. While...

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Medical devices: the risks of cutting corners

As a cardiologist, I’ve seen firsthand the life-saving promise that breakthrough medical devices can offer. When a patient has a major heart attack because a coronary artery shuts off, placing a stent can help save the patient’s life by opening...

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Cutting off ISIS' energy supply

Now more than ever, energy plays a vital role in national security. Estimates indicate that in 2014, the terrorist regime, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), was producing 50,000 oil barrels per day. In recent years, the US has made...

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Borrowing for your college from your Uncle Sam

Let’s consider student loans for a moment. Many of the candidates for president have promised relief of some sort from the high cost of college tuition.  That’s not surprising considering that 40 million Americans currently hold student...

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A new narrative on cyber security

Diners contracting food poisoning at restaurants created the political pressure and will to force restaurant inspections by the public health service, and it has worked well ever since.  

Plane crashes created the National...

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