Monthly Archives: July 2017

Who Knew Healthcare Policy Could Be This Complicated: N. Gregory Mankiw

Why is health care so complicated? How does it differ from most of the other goods and services that the economy produces? What makes health policy so vexing? In Econ 101, students learn that market economies allocate scarce resources based … Continue reading

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Charismatic Guru Unable To Get Necessary Mental Health Treatment: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

While Michael struggled privately with bipolar mood disorder, the world knew Michael Stone, who died in Victoria on July 16 at the age of 42, as a charismatic yogi, Zen Buddhist teacher, activist, speaker and author. Michael had a devoted … Continue reading

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Preventing Breast Cancer From Spreading: A New Class Of Drugs. Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Summary Of Clinical Trial:  Metastasis is the primary cause of death from breast cancer, invasive carcinoma cells in mouse and rat mammary tumors co-migrate accompanied by macrophages towards intravasation sites . The intravasation occurs at sites where a TIE2-expressing macrophage, … Continue reading

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Ticks Causing Lyme Disease Are Moving North: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Ticks Causing Lyme Disease Are A Serious Health Hazard:  Raymond Rupert MD, MBA. The ticks are moving North. Climate change is the cause. Because of this, ticks causing Lyme Disease now infect more persons. Ticks carry Borrelia burgdorferi which is spiral … Continue reading

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Canadians Purchase Care In The USA: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

A new report from the Fraser Institute estimates that more than 63,000 Canadians travelled abroad for medical care in 2016. The think-tank says that’s a nearly 40-per-cent increase over the previous year, and may be related to long wait times … Continue reading

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