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CPEP: The Uncovered News


What is the “news”?  What should the newspaper be reporting?             The news is anything that is previously unknown.  The news should be reported based on (a) how many people it affects, and (b) whether anything can be done about it.  News … Continue reading

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Dr. Nasri Ghaly, Psychiatrist (Part 3)


In the 1990’s, Dr. Ghaly’s day would start before seven o’clock with a mug of tea in his hand as he headed for the car, more or less followed by his children.  There were three:  his first- and second-born sons, Fadi … Continue reading

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Behind the Locked Doors


One day I asked a writer-friend who had read a lot of my writing what he was most interested in reading.  He said, “The things about inpatient psychiatry.”  The doors are locked—nobody knows what goes on behind them.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Really Scary Testimony from Your County Legislature


If you don’t like the medical care you’re receiving in Central New York, you have but one place to look for the problem:  “About 75% of the doctors in this region are from Upstate Medical University . . .” The … Continue reading

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