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July 22nd, 2019
After finishing the pitch for my book at a recent Harvard Writers’ Conference in Boston, I felt relieved and encouraged by the judges’ comments. As I waited for my turn at the podium, I glanced above my notes over the faces of 300 of my fellow…

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May 28th, 2019
I was glad to hear my former chief technician’s son, a recent college graduate, had received multiple job offers. Some would argue that with low unemployment and a strong economy, his odds were good for finding a job. That observation, based…

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May 6th, 2019
Paul Pender, MD published on KevinMD.com May 3, 2019During a recent walk at Crystal Cove, a splendid California State Park with miles of pristine coastline, I encountered two young women sitting on a bench with a magnificent view of the ocean. …

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February 5th, 2019
Writing and speaking about the changes in health care that have occurred in the last few decades have spawned a cottage industry online. On the social media website for physicians founded by Kevin Pho MD, we learn about what issues concern doctors…

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January 7th, 2019
So much of what I read from the futurists is the stuff of science fiction without the humanity. We now have cellphones with facial recognition for identification (and to create effective and personal emoji’s). Artificial intelligence is being…

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December 10th, 2018
It’s NOT about where you studied; it’s about what you do with it. Or is it?See the article in the WSJ from November 27, 2018 by Allan Ripp, “Take It From an Almost-Harvard Man.” Prestigious brands and labels can open doors, but it’s really…

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October 9th, 2018
An Emergency Physician, LS, came to me for an eye problem. After diagnosing and treating him, we talked about his current assignments. He covers hospital emergency rooms in two towns and the urgent care centers affiliated with the parent hospital….

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June 22nd, 2018
By Paul Pender MD Published on Linked-In June 22, 2018Atul Gawande MD, a practicing surgeon and best-selling author, has been named CEO of the yet-to-be-formed health care plan envisioned by leaders of three of the most prominent companies in…

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