Archive | April, 2012

Fond, and not so Fond, Memories of Accessories – Tiaras and Bobby Socks!

Bras, shoes, purses and wedding dresses! I can certainly relate to Nora and Delia Ephron’s play, “Love, Loss and What I Wore” about women’s stories of joy, frustration and sorrow shared by their accessories at a given moment in time. I was hesitant to invite Dr. DeFelice to join me to see the last performance […]

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Nora Ephron: “Love, Loss and What I Wore” and What I Learned

It was a sunny day in March when my close, battle-scarred, divorced friend and colleague, Patricia Park, asked me, “Do you want to go to an off-Broadway show at the Westside Theatre by Nora Ephron and her sister, Delia, about women?” I instinctively replied, “You must be kidding.” Being a wise and patient woman she […]

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Two Wall Street Journal Articles Make a Compelling Argument for the Doctornaut Act

In the April 16, 2012 Wall Street Journal, one article dealt with an ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) patient having problems having access to a new potential therapy which is being clinically studied in a specific ALS population therapy. The patient is too far advanced to qualify as a volunteer for the study. Even if the […]

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Clinical Research in the News: April 17, 2012

Over the upcoming weeks and months, one of our goals is to help our readers understand the benefits of clinical research and why it’s essential to finding cures to diseases, and the current legal and regulatory climate that makes it difficult for scientists and doctors to perform this research. Clinical research is always complex and […]

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Doctornauts or Physician Volunteers for Cures

The ideal purpose of our national health policy should be to accelerate the discovery of medical breakthroughs that will cure or much better treat diseases which would a) reduce patient suffering and premature death and b) dramatically and quickly reduce health care costs. One way to do this is to enact the Doctornaut Act which […]

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