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After WWII, the US government sought to use nuclear energy for power generation. Hyman G. Rickover, a navy Admiral, was put in charge, initially to build a nuclear reactor on a submarine, then later to build the first civilian commercial reactor. The nuclear propulsion let submarines stay submerged for months at a time instead of hours, drastically increasing a sub's stealth and strategic importance. The power from civilian reactors benefit many today.

Rickover was impatient and demanding, and cared obsessively for safety. An outstanding engineer with an intuition for human nature, the standard operating procedures and equipment he instituted in shipbuilding and the power generation industry helped give it an impressive safety record.

This is a portrayal of this respected and reviled giant that brought us into the age of nuclear power.

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The story of a young man from Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania left his career and family to be in a poor village in India, living amongst the kids with HIV/AIDS. An incredible and heartbreaking story of suffering and of compassion.

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"In 2012, the number of overdosed deaths linked to fentanyl in Alberta was 29. In 2015, that number grew to 274."

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Universal healthcare is something Canadians are proud of, especially when compared with the health system south of the border. It's often the first questions I get asked when traveling to the U.S. - "so your healthcare really is free"? Which I often smile and say yes, with a hint of repressed pride.

But it isn't without room for improvement. Wait times can be long, and drug costs aren't covered by the public medical plan. Dr. Martin argues that improving the relationship between primary physician (i.e. family doctor) and the patient, and between the primary physician and the larger health system can improve better medical outcome, because doctors know the uniqueness of each patient and what the health system offers.

Martin also would like to see the system improved through better collaboration to scale what has worked in small communities to the larger system - she believes that there's no lack of innovation. Systems like virtual consultation and billing for telephone consult are available, but require the little more push for physicians to utilize it further.

Lastly, Martin believes that guaranteed basic income, a program being considered and discussed, will be a significant step toward bettering health for the very poor, if it is implemented as those who currently want it realized.

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