Profits Before People

PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE: THE AMERICAN MODEL I recently had an interesting experience regarding insurance and providers (among hundreds over the years). It triggered some thoughts regarding our system of health care. Perhaps, I should call it by its proper name, Sickness/Disease Care. My credentials for such observations include being a patient, spouse, parent and grandparent […]

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The Flag and National Anthem

THE FLAG AND NATIONAL ANTHEM Thomas Jefferson at age 16 attended the College of William and Mary. At age 19 he studied law for five years starting under George Wythe. At age 23 was elected to the Virginia House of Burgess. Age 31 he wrote and distributed, “Summary View of the Rights of British America.” […]

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We Pay For The Sins Of Our Youth

WE PAY FOR THE SINS OF OUR YOUTH The information presented here came from research by Marie Suszynski (reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD) and my 40+ years of treating patients including professional and college athletes. When you were younger, kid and young adult, did you sprain and ankle, knee, have back, wrist shoulder, foot pain […]

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ETHICS VS HUMANITY

ETHICS VS HUMANITY AND THE WINNER IS………… Fifteen or so years ago, as a member of the Rotary Club of Tucson Sunset, I along with others, was asked to make a presentation about the ethics of my profession. What follows is the information I presented to that group. A 27 year old male presented at […]

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster

BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER This is in response to a newspaper article I read about how much bigger, faster and stronger athletes are becoming thanks to newer and better training methods and equipment. I begin with an analogy. You purchase a standard vehicle, new or used, from a dealership. You decide to modify it from its […]

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AMONG THE MANY HUMAN FRAILTIES-drugs you don’t need for conditions you don’t have!

Dear Reader, As I have mentioned many times, I am a disciple of George Carlin. Among his greatest concerns was that we, as Americans, had to learn and teach our children to, “Question everything we read/hear/see.” Even though this article deals specifically with pharmaceutical marketing and products, the application of the need to question everything […]

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LOW INTENSITY LASER/LIGHT THERAPY

  FEBRUARY 10, 2017 BLOG At: lenrudnick.com Dear Readers, I have rewritten this article several times. The problem is that the information is a “tweener.” It is in between too easy for health care professionals and scientific types and a bit of a stretch for those without such backgrounds. My advice is, when you find […]

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