Is there a typical rural hospital? A new report from the Sheps Center for Health Services Research, a rural health research and policy center based at the University of North Carolina, provides a statistical profile, including these medians: 125 more words
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An article in this week’s Wall Street Journal looks at start-up firms that are providing medical house calls through an Uber-like model. The article features these companies offering on-demand visits to the patient arranged through an online app: 387 more words
It’s been an interesting year for SETI and enthusiasts of the famous Wow Signal, which to this day, remains an unresolved enigma. For those unfamiliar with it, a SETI researcher monitoring signals from the cosmos, picked-up a massive radio spike in 1977 that lasted 70 seconds, then never repeated. 506 more words
Prepper (noun): An individual or group that prepares or makes preparations in advance of, or prior to, any change in normal circumstances or lifestyle without significant reliance on other persons (i.e., being self-reliant), or without substantial assistance from outside resources (govt., etc.) in order to minimize the effects of that change on their current lifestyle. 3,709 more words
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Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.