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How to Stop a Global Pandemic

The most ferocious recent human epidemics – AIDS, SARS, Ebola, MERS, Sars Cov 2, have been viral epidemics that “jumped” from other species.

April 19, 2020 | Posted in Key Health, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Why Are Symptoms So Varied?

We won’t know the truth until we do what places like South Korea and Italy’s Veneto region have done effectively: test and track.

April 13, 2020 | Posted in Key Health, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Measuring Mortality

Consider the death case rate for Covid-19. It has became a matter of comparison, even competition, between governments, letting some crow they’ve done a better job.

April 13, 2020 | Posted in Key Health, Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Editorial Letters – Week ending May 10, 2019

Longboat Key News encourages Letters to the Editor on timely issues. Please email to: letters@lbknews.com or mail to PO Box 8001, Longboat Key, FL 34228. We also print letters sent to Town Hall that address Longboat Key issues. We reserve the right to edit. Arts & Cultural Center To: Editor The fact that Ringling is […]

June 17, 2019 | Posted in Letters | Read More »

Can addiction start in the ER?

Physicians treat the chart rather than the patient (some estimates put 44% of ER physician time as spent on charting), and many electronic records are walled off from each other.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Key Health, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Now — you must use drugs

In a clinical world discovering a new mania for guidelines, it’s important to ask about the “standard of care.”

October 16, 2018 | Posted in Key Health, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Marketing medical marijuana

A giant experiment is now getting tried on the public, driven by political passion and fabulous profits – three Exchange traded funds already exist for stocks of marijuana companies.

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Saving American capitalism

The default party to benefit from a revival of American competitive capitalism is the Democrats.

March 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The end of Medicare?

Medicare is being ground down by groups that see opportunities for enormous new profits and power, and will not stop until they to get them.

February 5, 2017 | Posted in Key Health, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Do gut bugs change cancer therapy?

One of the most promising treatments now available is immunotherapy – helping to teach our own immune system how to kill the cancers it’s failed to keep at bay.

November 29, 2016 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »