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What to do When the Patient is a Racist

February 16, 2018
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What to do When the Patient is a Racist

A woman walked into the emergency room (ER) with her sick daughter. She demanded to see a doctor. A doctor came into the room. He was a black man. The woman did not believe he was a doctor. She asked

Gaza Strip Plunging into a New Crisis

February 14, 2018
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Gaza Strip Plunging into a New Crisis

Gaza is a strip of land just southwest of Israel and northwest of Egypt.  Both countries control their borders with Gaza. The Mediterranean Sea borders Gaza on the west. For most of its history, Gaza has been a home for...

Democracy is Dying in Hungary

February 12, 2018
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Democracy is Dying in Hungary

Democracies can destroy themselves. How can this happen? The destruction can begin with elections. First, a party with a certain view of the world takes power by election.

It happened in Venezuela and Turkey. Vladimir...

When Governments Give a Little, the People Want More

February 7, 2018
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When Governments Give a Little, the People Want More

There is an old saying about the “revolution of rising expectations.” It means that loosening restrictions whets the appetite of people for “more.”

Shifting Chess Pieces in the Middle East

February 5, 2018
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    The area of conflict in Northern...

Beating Your Addiction to Sugar

February 2, 2018
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Beating Your Addiction to Sugar

Sugar is like an addictive drug. That is how your brain responds to sugar. Do not stop eating sugar all at once. Sudden stopping...

Cape Town in South Africa Will Run Out of Water on April 12, 2018

January 31, 2018
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Cape Town in South Africa Will Run Out of Water on April 12, 2018

After years of drought and mismanagement, Cape Town faces a true disaster. The mayor calls April 12, 2018 ‘Day Zero.’

Cape Town...

World Economy a Cause for Some Optimism

January 29, 2018
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World Economy a Cause for Some Optimism

(Refrain from an old song.) “There’s nothing surer… the rich get rich, and the poor get poorer…”

Maybe things are changing a...

Global Trade War Underway?

January 24, 2018
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Global Trade War Underway?

President Trump faced an old problem. Some people said some products made in foreign countries were better and cheaper than goods made in America.

Features

Evidence and Common Sense: Do Not Drink While Pregnant

If drinking can make you drunk, what does it do to the baby (fetus) growing inside you? It may do...

A Guide to Grocery Store Tricks

If you own a supermarket, you want shoppers to buy as much food as you can get them to buy....

The Parasite in the Playground

Those stray dogs and cats you see in playgrounds are leaving something behind. They leave roundworms. The technical name for...

To Lose Weight – Wait

To Lose Weight – Wait

Wait to eat that is.

New research confirms that...

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