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BUT IS HE JEWISH? Short and, I hope, funny!

But Is He Jewish? http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/01/28/human-and-neanderthal-love-affair-is-traced-back-to-israel-55000-years-ago/          For we Jews, as with many others who believe in God, marrying out of our religion is frowned upon. But marrying out of our species? Who knew?          Apparently, a skull has been found in Israel that may indicate interspecies breeding between Neanderthals and humans occurred in the Promised ...

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Rx-Ting from Today’s Houston Chronicle by LZ BETTER URL!!!!!

My latest in today’s Houston Chronicle. You may need to subscribe for this link, but s link should work on chron.com later today.   Thanks. http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/Zwelling-Texting-doctor-puts-health-care-in-6049527.php LZ http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Zwelling-Texting-doctor-puts-health-care-in-6049527.php?cmpid=gsa-chron-result

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The Remarkably Prescient and Insightful Op-Ed in Today’s NY Times on Genomics and ‘Moonshot’ Medicine

The Remarkably Prescient and Insightful Op-Ed in Today’s NY Times on Genomics and ‘Moonshot’ Medicine By Leonard Zwelling          It was scary on target.          Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist and physiologist Michael J. Joyner has written a piece, and I kid you not, entitled ‘Moonshot’ Medicine Will Let Us Down. He is absolutely correct in every ...

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Deflated NFL Balls Should Surprise Us Less Than Inflated Academic Egos

Deflated NFL Balls Should Surprise Us Less Than Inflated Academic Egos By Leonard Zwelling          Let’s agree to control ourselves and not make any single entendres about  “DeflateGate.” Unless you have been on Venus for the past week, you are aware that the New England Patriots, the AFL representative team in the Super Bowl, have ...

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Political Judo or Karate for Those With Interest in Conflict?

Political Judo or Karate for Those With Interest in Conflict? By Leonard Zwelling          Several readers have commented on my letter to The Cancer Letter and the unsigned MD Anderson response to it. I had originally thought I would leave the issue be, but, as usual, self-control is not my strongest suit.          I, too, ...

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Anti-Anti-Semitism Is the New Black in Europe

Anti-Anti-Semitism Is the New Black in Europe By Leonard Zwelling http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/23/world/middleeast/modest-victory-for-israel-in-quest-for-international-meeting-on-anti-semitism.html?_r=0          This piece by Somini Sengupta in the NY Times on January 23 reports on the first meeting at the UN, home of Zionism as racism, on anti-Semitism. This is reminiscent of the calls to “integrate Harlem, but not my neighborhood” that accompanied the ...

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Cancer Letter-January 23, 2015: My letter to Editor on MD Anderson COI and MD Anderson’s Response-NOW REPRINTED

To all: You be the judges. http://www.cancerletter.com/articles/20150123_8 The following is reprinted with permission by the Editor of the Cancer Letter.  LZ publication date: Jan 23, 2015 Previous | Next  Is $100M in Stock Enough to Make MD Anderson Go Public with its Conflict-of-Interest Management Plan? By Leonard Zwelling Last week, it was reported in both The Cancer Letter ...

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When Tone Deafness Becomes Arrogance: The Tale of Two Presidents

When Tone Deafness Becomes Arrogance: The Tale of Two Presidents By Leonard Zwelling          It is certainly not a beneficial trait of a leader to appear deaf to the views and pleas of those he leads. It is even worse when that leader devises strategies in that aural vacuum that will undoubtedly make life harder ...

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