Esther Koch: What You Need to Know Before You’re 65: A Medicare Primer
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Medicare Aging Network Partner, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
2011 marked the year the first Boomers turned 65 and qualified for Medicare benefits. For most, a true understanding of what these benefits are, how to determine what options are best for you, and how to actually sign-up is not clear at all. Learn the realities of what you can expect, and more important, what not to expect. Read more »
Christopher Twomey, Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey; Author, The Military Lens: Doctrinal Differences and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations
The rise of China poses many challenges to the U.S., both economic and political, but the most important and dangerous might be potential security conflicts. Twomey says that some sources of tension represent true conflicts of interest between the U.S. and China: Taiwan, relations with U.S. Read more »
Avoiding Over-Treatment: Practical Steps for Laymen Mark Houston, MD; Author, What Your Doctor May not Tell You About Hypertension and What Your Doctor May not Tell You About Heart Disease Pamela Smith, MD, MPH; Director, Center for Healthy Living and Longevity; International Speaker; Author, HRT: The Answers and Vitamins Hype or Hope Richard Smayda, DO, Journalist; Co-author,The Healing Nutrients Within and journal articles Read more »
Ellen Looyen, Branding Commentator, KGO Radio; Author, My Personal Brand Advantage
Having a unique brand can instantly enhance your credibility, visibility and charismatic influence. Learn from "America’s Leader in Personal Branding" (The NYC Conference Board) on how to position yourself as THE expert in your field and share your personal brand story to influence others.
We live in an evidence-based medicine world. Healy sees increasing signs of a mismatch between what is passing as evidence and the real data from studies. As a result, patients and doctors are both increasingly invisible in the clinical encounter, and doctors are losing the ability to care for patients.
Zara McDonald, Founder and Director, Felidae Conservation Fund; Entrepreneur; Conservationist
These keystone predators (also called pumas) play a critical role in maintaining the health and biodiversity of our ecosystems. However, human development is increasing the number of encounters and conflicts between humans and pumas, and it is multiplying tensions in our local communities. Read more »
Eric Topol, M.D., Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, West Wireless Health Institute; Author, The Creative Destruction of Medicine
Pioneering cardiologist and geneticist Topol says that medicine is poised to go through its biggest shakeup in history. An unprecedented convergence of technologies, such as the ability to digitize human genomes and the invention of wireless tools, is gaining momentum, thrusting the medical field into the digital era. Read more »
Monday Night Philosophy focuses on the very unfocused ideas we have about time and eternity. Alluring, yet confusing, even their scientific versions allow for responsibility-escaping backward movement in time. Clarity is achieved by using the underlying, and more coherent, concept of the continuum of change. But clarity has its price. Read more »