What is Worse: Going Viral or Verbal Quarantine

As the death toll and cases of 2019- nCoV (aka novel coronavirus) infection rises, our curiosity increases as to the epidemic’s when, why, where, and how. Is the new virus naturally occurring, animal to human transmission, a bio-weapon?

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Doctor Robot for You, Real Doctor for Me

A couple of years ago, computer programs, algorithms, and glorified Google searches were touted as the replacements for a physician’s analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Web MD became the physician of choice for many searching for a diagnosis.

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A Health Savings Account Could Save Your Life

In a lawsuit against Aetna for denial of benefits which the patient alleges "almost killed him," Aetna's medical director admitted under oath that he never looked at patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.

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HIV Cells Used to Fight Cancer

"Fire with Fire," a three minute documentary from DB Productions and GE Froward, a subsidiary of General Electric, presents the findings of a rare cancer treatment, breakthrough,  CTL019, decades in the making.

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  • The Complete Brain Exercise Book Review - Easy Mental Exercises Guaranteed to Keep The Mind Sharp

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    The Complete Brain Exercise Book, the second brain stimuli tome from Dr. Fraser Smith, picks up where he left off in Keep Your Brain Young, by penning an exercise manual guaranteed to keep the mind sharp and agile.

     
  • Beltway Insider: President Visits South Africa; Nelson Mandela Nears Death; Court Hands Down Landmark Decisions

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    President Obama traveled this week to South Africa meeting with fellow heads of state to discuss the emerging democracies and the advancement of trade and economic opportunities for the Sub-Saharan region.

     
  • Beltway Insider: ORLANDO SHOOTING KILLS 50; Deadliest U.S. Massacre; Election 2016; Stanford Verdict; Muhammad Ali

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    An ISIS lone wolf terrorist entered the Orlando Gay Club Pulse, well known in the local LGBT community, early Sunday morning and for the next three hours methodically murdered 50 patrons, and critically injured 53.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Director Noah Baumbach Talks on the Making of Mistress America, Manhattan and Romanticizing

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    Noah Baumbach, Director of Mistress America, recently released on DVD in time for the holidays, spoke during the media junket on the current project, his collaboration with Greta Gerwig, romanticizing versus reality and how particular elements of a place play into his films.

     
  • National Geographic Channel Announces Spring Line-up

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    The National Geographic Channel, which recently celebrated its 15th Anniversary, has announced its spring 2016 lineup which includes specials on extremism in Fighting ISIS and poaching in Battle for Virunga and the critically acclaimed documentary He Named Me Malala.

     
  • The Investigation Review – Riveting Account of Kim Wall Murder Investigation Captured in Dramatic Mini-Series

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    The Investigation, from HBO and Warner Media, presents a harrowing story into the investigation of the murder of Kim Wall, the Swedish Journalist slaughtered while on assignment, and the team of detectives dedicated to finding the truth.

     
  • Broadway's Best: Celebrating the Music of Ron Abel

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    Birdland, the legendary Manhattan Jazz Club, played host for two nights only to celebrate, one of Broadway's best and Hollywood's hottest talents, composer and musical genius Ron Abel.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump’s Tax Tricks; JFK Papers; Conspiracy Revisited; Japan; Spain; Hurricane Relief

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    President Donald Trump has decided not to stop the release of a batch of previously unseen documents surrounding the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, while riding in a motorcade in Dallas Texas, November 22, 1963.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Vacations on Martha’s Vineyard; Egyptian Violence Condemned

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    President Obama interrupted his summer vacation to address the escalating violence in Egypt as deadly clashes between supporters for jailed leader Mohammad Morsi ,who are demanding his reinstatement, and the government backed military erupted.

     
  • World News: Pompeo Plans Impromptu Meet with Israel’s Unity Government Leaders (Q&A)

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    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the middle of the coronavirus crisis and no foreign travel on his agenda, is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Wednesday for meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Immigration Breakdown; Ferguson; Ebola Vaccine; Obama Children Targeted; Stop VAW Day

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    President Obama reluctantly accepted the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the second Senior Cabinet official to give notice, as the White House begins the transition into the final quarter of the Obama presidency.

     
  • Escaping Winter In Balmy Bermuda

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    A portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth II gazes over all who pass through security at Bermuda's LF Wade International Airport, a royal welcome for visitors to Britain's oldest overseas territory in a room that wouldn't look out of place in an English stately manor.

     
  • La Tunisie, Espoirs Déçus

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    Pays spolié des espoirs nés du Printemps arabe de 2011, la Tunisie suscite l'intérêt des capitales européennes à plus d'un titre. Car déstabilisée, un des remparts contre l'islamisme radical se briserait. Explications.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Nation Prepares for Inauguration; Obama Signs Gun Control Legislation

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    President Barack Obama, after receiving a comprehensive proposal from Vice President Joseph Biden has signed into law, this week, twenty-three Executive Mandates geared toward addressing gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

     
  • “When Valentine’s Day Is Simply Not Enough:” Celebrate An Entire “Month Of Romance” In Cabo At The Exclusive Capella Pedregal

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    Cabo San Lucas – Cupid is flying in for an extended stay during the month of February at Capella Pedregal in Cabo, Mexico, as the stunning 96-room hideaway is heralding a “Month of Romance” with a range of delightful activities created especially for couples.