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The introduction of antibiotics in the late 1930s decreased U.S. infection deaths by 73 percent in the first 15 years. Antibiotics have enabled complicated surgery, chemotherapy for cancer, care for … more
There is an awful lot of talk right now about "Fire and Fury," Michael Wolff's explosive new expose about the Trump White House. Quoting people interviewed for the book, a column in the New York … more
Medical costs in Vermont related to asthma, cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease have increased from $1.52 billion in 2010 to $2.04 billion in 2015. According to the Vermont Department of … more
The House and Senate health care committee chairs in Montpelier are pondering new adventures in health care policy for 2018. High on their list is a Vermont individual insurance mandate.The mandate … more
Once again, Congress finds itself lurching toward another manufactured made-in-Washington crisis. We are four months into a new fiscal year, and our government is still operating under last year's … more
The party of President Donald Trump is taking a beating in the polls. The latest Quinnipiac poll finds that 52 percent of those surveyed favor a Democratic majority in the House, and only 35 percent … more
Time for a few choice words for the not-so-dearly departed year of 2017. And those words are... "You sucked. Go away. Stay there. Keep it moving odd numbered year. Don't linger. No dawdling. Forget … more
"To sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men" - Ella Wheeler WilcoxMitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, Chuck Grassley, Lindsey Graham, Devin Nunes, Orin Hatch, Bob Corker, … more
There are some days that change a person's life. I had one of these days on Monday, August 17, 2009 when I met the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, … more
I have spent about a decade as a backyard birder and have learned quite a bit in that time. I can instantly recognize the call of a red-winged blackbird and the sweet summer song of the wood thrush. … more
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