Volume 15 • Number 12 • December 2014

As a reader of this newsletter you are likely to be swimming against the current. A recent New England J. of Medicine article addressed our dysfunctional health care system and how it may be fixed by swimming with you-and this newsletter.[1]   “[Since as much] as one third
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Volume 15 • Number 10 and 11 • October-November 2014

Autism rates continue to climb, a sure sign that it is mostly an environmental problem. My home state, Utah, leads the nation with 1/54 boys affected. This is a moral tragedy of major proportions, accentuated by the fact that we are doing very little, if anything, for the root of the
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Volume 15 • Number 9 • September 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE  Most of you have lived long enough to see pilot sunglasses and wide ties come back. I am sure the Hula hoop is not far behind. More aware of the ebbs and flows of human thought we do well to take any belief or ideology with a grain of salt; it is sure to be replac
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Volume 15 • Number 8 • August 2014

The Commonwealth Fund report on health care in industrialized nations came out June 17th 2014. It again ranks the USA dead last. All other nations spend an average of $3,406 per patient per year. The US spends $8,508; yet, we have much less to show for. Why is this? If you recall the
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Volume 15 • Number 7 • July 2014

The Commonwealth Fund report on health care in industrialized nations came out June 17th 2014. It again ranks the USA dead last. All other nations spend an average of $3,406 per patient per year. The US spends $8,508; yet, we have much less to show for. Why is this? If you recall the
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Volume 15 • Number 6 • June 2014

The affordable Care Act is upon us. In my opinion it is the wrong answer: lipstick on a pig. True, it does provide basic care for many people who otherwise would have no access to health care. But, as a “hole” ACA will contribute to a staggering waste of resources and money ($750+ bil
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Volume 15 • Number 5 • May 2014

There are several issues that make the practice of medicine a bit… trying. One of them is patients demanding prescriptions of antibiotics and controlled substances. Many patients have stopped seeing me because I did not prescribe an antibiotic for their cough. In my opinion they
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Volume 15 • Number 4 • April 2014

Balance being a central tenant of Integration, I wish to report an eye popping positive development in the Pharmaceutical industry. Glaxo has announced they will no longer pay doctors to promote their prescription drugs. It will also stop requiring their good-looking drug representati
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