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Beautiful walking weather at Big Meadows sandwiched between one night of rain squalls and one night of near freezing temperatures.
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"I was shocked to find that the countries with the lowest abortion rates are the ones where abortion is most legal and available, and the countries with the highest abortion rates are generally the ones where the practice is illegal."

Once again showing that the "pro-life" movement is not especially interested in protecting life. On the other edge of the political salad plate, people of good conscience are protesting capital punishment, "wars of opportunity" -- and yes, laws against abortion.
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Hikes in Shenandoah National Park. Contributions by various photographers
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Great Falls in flood stage. No kayaks today!
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Wow. A wee bit higher flow than when I saw it a week ago.

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This has nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) or any of the ongoing partisan circus. Just saying.

Instead, it has to do with the tectonic shift in patient-physician relationships from personal rapport to professional consultation. Necessary? Probably. Welcome for most clinicians and their patients? Unlikely.
By Harry Wang, Director, Health and Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates Connectivity has created many new care options in the healthcare industry, including virtual health kiosks and portals, remote consultations, and electronic personal health records. These telehealth options will continue to increase in availability in the near term, and insurers, under [...]
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But not the Costa Rica coffee fields? Interesting since the undocumented agricultural workforce is from Nicaragua
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One community has lost so many men that it's now called the Island of Widows. Researchers are struggling to figure out the cause of the disease. Some suspect a popular herbicide.
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"I was shocked to find that the countries with the lowest abortion rates are the ones where abortion is most legal and available, and the countries with the highest abortion rates are generally the ones where the practice is illegal."

Once again showing that the "pro-life" movement is not especially interested in protecting life. On the other edge of the political salad plate, people of good conscience are protesting capital punishment, "wars of opportunity" -- and yes, laws against abortion.
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Video 2 of Great Falls at flood stage. Yumiko says it was worth getting up early this morning.
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Video of Great Falls at flood stage. Definitely no kayaks today.
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Alternatives to receiving medical care the same way that we get tax services? Concierge medical care is one.  If certain politicians opposed to the ACA had the honesty to stand by their principles, they would push this forward -- and likely see their proposal go down in partisan flames.

Still, it will be a part of the national medical system, no matter what the Federal government does. Worth understanding.
By Michael Tetreault, Editor APRIL 28, 2014 - Concierge Medicine Today's research and data collection arm, The Concierge Medicine Research Collective (The Collective), examined 500 medical practice...
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Every life has its beauty
Photographer Bryan Alexander has travelled Siberia documenting the lives of the Chukchi, Dolgan, E'ven, Khanty, Komi, Nenets, and Nganasan people, showing their traditional camps, transportation and dress, as well as activities such as herding, hunting and fishing. 'Whisper of the Stars: Traditional Life in the Arctic' Siberia is at the Horniman Museum till September.
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" ... current trends in artificial intelligence (AI) will not necessarily “wipe out” human work. On the other hand, bad public policy could end up eliminating the middle class."
Predictions are that by 2049, a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human species. If this is true, and technological innovation continues to occur at the current pace in hardware, sensors and software, it is not a question of if an automated robot will take your job but when. That being …
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