Archive for October, 2014

Are You Thankful? Are You Giving?

Friday, October 31st, 2014 |

  Thanks and giving. The union is a powerful combination. Do you have thanks for the advantages you receive? Perhaps education, good health, encouraging friendships, a little financial margin. Recently have you told those in your circle of your gratefulness? Expressing appreciation is excellent for the health of any relationship. And whether earned or undeserved, […]

Polio vs Ebola

Friday, October 24th, 2014 |

  Yesterday was Rotary’s World Polio Day, and the temptation to draw a comparison with Ebola is compelling. Both diseases at times sparked intensive public fear: polio in the 1950s and 1960s; Ebola only recently. Both diseases are killers; polio about 250 so far in 2014 (some 10,000 in 1960); Ebola about 4,000. Both diseases […]

Why Is An International Healthcare Career Uniquely Challenging?

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 |

  This week we hosted the in-classroom section of the 2014 Fall, Glendale CA, INMED Intensive Course. Our ten participants came armed with extensive of experience in Cuba, Zimbabwe, Cambodia, Pakistan, Ghana, and Papua New Guinea. Nevertheless, most who serve on behalf of forgotten people, discovered that their prior education poorly prepared them for effective […]

What Was The Ebola Of The 1970s?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 |

  The progress of today’s Ebola epidemic is largely being tracked through the commentary of one fortunate Ebola survivor: the physician Kent Brantly, stricken as he himself cared for Ebola sufferers. This disease, which to date has sickened about 7,500 person and killed 3,400 of them, bears some resemblance to another terrifying, contagious, viral disease: […]

Surviving Life’s Most Dangerous Day

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 |

  What is the most dangerous day in a person’s entire life? Perhaps the one when a teenager receives his or her driver’s license, the first big college party event, a rock climbing or back woods vacation? Worldwide data actually demonstrate that the highest risk of death – life’s most dangerous day – is the […]