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The Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race

One of the benefits of cruising, we told ourselves as we prepared to leave “everything we knew” to pursue it, is that it would bring us across things that “everything we knew” left little room in our lives to see. 1,109 more words


Why The Internet Stinks-- Part 1

Like many other bloggers and journalists I get a lot of unsolicited and unwanted pitches. For years I just threw them in the trash. Now I’m going to share some of these gems with the rest of you. 8 more words

Fact Check: NY Times Heart Disease Series Gets It Right-- Mostly

In my opinion Gina Kolata, who writes for the New York Times, is the most extravagantly talented and gifted  health and science reporter working today. Her virtues are abundantly evident in… 803 more words

Prevention, Epidemiology & Outcomes

Embattled Laboratory Files For Bankruptcy

Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc., the embattled lab company, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. The once high flying company, which was founded in 2009 and  174 more words

Policy & Ethics

Another One Bites The Dust: On The Death Of A Social Media Site For Doctors

Like a certain late lamented parrot, CardioExchange is no more. It has ceased to be.

The website was started by the New England Journal of Medicine… 82 more words

Novartis' Summer Blockbuster LCZ696 Gains A Name, Skips An Advisory Panel

Entresto. That’s the brand name Novartis has chosen for LCZ696, its new heart failure drug that is expected to be a blockbuster. The name won’t be final until official confirmation, which comes with FDA approval. 96 more words

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