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How You Lose Control (Part II)


See also “How You Lose Control (Part I)” https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/how-you-lose-control-part-i/ Okay, so Obamacare has given us information-gathering and New York State has given us Health-e-Connections, which is a Regional Health Information Organization (http://healtheconnections.org/ ). What nobody has given us—“us” being defined as … Continue reading

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The Desta Anthony’s of the World


The American medical industry is insane.  I know this because a psychiatrist just told me so. One day in early August, when I was safely embedded in one of St. Joseph’s Hospital’s brand new hospital beds, Liza Ebert, a very … Continue reading

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Knowing


The night is soft and lovely as it settles over “The Hill”—Syracuse University.  The freshmen started moving in yesterday.  I wheel the Hill and wonder. These kids—our children—come to the university with long, tan legs and eager faces.  Their parents accompany … Continue reading

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Undrugging: You vs. NYS Dept. of Health


I am the true-born daughter of an ice cream addict.  My parents traveled all over the world and wherever they went, Dad bought ice cream for my mom—after the opera in Vienna, on the streets of Moscow and on a … Continue reading

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My Right Arm and Your Paycheck (Part I)


            Okay, this story’s crazy, like the time it cost you—my neighbor-taxpayers—$60 to have a splinter removed from me.  As I tell the story, I’ll look at solutions along the way.The story starts with a statement I wrote on September … Continue reading

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