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The Importance of Vetting From the NY Times, May 31, 2013

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Invisible                   May 30, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             Have you ever felt like you aren’t even there? People walk past you without acknowledging your existence? The work you deem important is recognized by no one. Your enthusiasm is a photon, an unshared packet of energy without mass. You go home unsatisfied and yet have difficulty ...

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First….    May 28, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             If you haven’t seen the video from the May 23 Townhall, you need to watch it. From the camera angles on the video it is quite apparent that far less than a full house was in attendance so the video record is important.             The leaders ...

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From today’s NY Times: Invitation to Dialogue:  Letter from LZ Blogger

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Drones in the War on “________” (fill in with your favorite target)    May 24, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             Undoubtedly, a page was turned yesterday. President Obama officially marked the beginning of the end of the perpetual war on terror that began on September 11, 2001, but actually has its roots in the USS ...

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Is President Synonymous With Leader?        May 23, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             Whether elected or appointed, presidents of things are leaders, at least they are supposed to be. Leaders, by contrast, are often not office holders of any kind but through their words, deeds and principles establish standards for large groups of ...

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A Very Sad Day          May 22, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             I attended the Faculty Senate meeting last evening. In many respects it was like most Senate meetings. It got started late as we awaited the arrival of many busy clinicians trying to serve both their patients and their fellow faculty ...

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The Microbiome: Another Reason That the Moon Shots May Miss      May 20, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             Michael Pollan published a fascinating article in the NY Times Magazine on Sunday, May 19 (link below). All cancer care personnel should read it for it describes the actual world in which we live, not the one imagined ...

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Gimme Shelter                May 18, 2013 By  Leonard Zwelling             Rock and roll is lots of things. But more than anything else it is supposed to be sexy, dangerous and loud. In the opinion of more than a few rock critics, this song by the Rolling Stones, the first ...

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Steel, Part 2 (Improving Our Footing? How About Our Feet?)     May 17, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             I have tried to outline why our core business, patient care, is very much like the steel business with huge fixed costs and the need for major investment if business needs to grow. The major investments ...

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