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Why Ohio State Trumps Michigan

In a democracy, people get the leaders they deserve. Michigan residents should be asking themselves why Ohioans are so much more deserving of great leadership. President Trump has an opportunity to capitalize on the failure of Michigan’s Whitmer and Nessel to investigate their state’s biggest health care network.

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The Medicare 39K Covid-19 Diagnosis Incentive

“Fake news” often contains kernels of truth. Such was the case in a slick video that exploded on social media featuring controversial virologist Judy Mikovits and her damning claims about Covid-19 deaths being exaggerated.

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Showing Meaningful Support for Covid-19 Heroes

Lots of lip service is being paid hailing frontline health care and retail workers as heroes for risking their lives and working during the Covid pandemic. But talk is cheap and as 9-11 rescue workers know, the public has a short memory. Here’s some initiatives that could really make some noise.

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Why You Should Boycott Ruth’s Chris Steak House

The Payroll Protection Program was intended to bail out small businesses, the lifeblood of the American economy. Instead, money was used to protect investors of publicly traded restaurant chains, including one whose entrées most Americans can’t afford. The obscene use of funds will contribute to an American dental pandemic. Allow me to explain.

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The Electoral College of Bandy X Lee

Yale faculty psychiatrist Bandy X Lee wants medical health professionals to have the final say on who’s fit to serve as president, preferably before candidates can run for office. Had the Constitution’s framers allowed for such a panel, Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy would have been deemed mentally unfit, as would Pete Buttgieg prior to December 1973. Nazi Germany provided a lesson as to what can happen when psychiatrists are allowed inordinate influence on the political process.

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The Angst of New York Times Readers

New York Times readers say the Trump presidency has impaired their health, including a New Jersey woman who blames Trump for her 20-pound weight gain and her inability to focus on anything but voter turnout. A Columbia University sociologist has quantified why Times readers are so distraught, and the Justice Department’s inspector general last week confirmed the Times and other major media published “fake news.” Some tips to avoid the Times’ carefully honed digital ensnarement.

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One Medical’s Healthcare Disruption

When it came to my primary healthcare, I had a charmed life during my time in New York and San Francisco. In New York, where I lived for more than 20 years, my primary care doctor was Harry Lodge, a distinguished Columbia medical school professor, a best-selling author, and the…

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When Rabbis Know More Than Doctors

It was the call I long feared and dreaded. “Dad has taken a bad turn and the doctors say it’s only a matter of hours,” my eldest sister Janie advised on that early February 2014 morning. “You need to get to Toronto as soon as possible.” Driving home the severity…

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The Power (and Boredom) of Iyengar Yoga

My elusive search for a meaningful yoga practice began nearly three decades ago when I was living on New York’s Upper East Side. I was looking to meet spiritually minded people and, in those days, yoga was associated with the crunchy granola set. The practice was still sufficiently foreign that…

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