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Medicine, Myth and Marketing

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There are pros and cons of the new digital world.
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There are pros and cons of the new digital world. On the one hand for physicians the transmission of important medical information, especially about advances in medicine and concerns about well-established or novel treatments assists all of us in the world of health care to be as “up-to-date” as possible. Anyone in the field recognizes that there is an apparent constant Rocky Mountain avalanche or Hurricane Sandy flood of new information coming from endless sources...

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More Controversy About CPR: Is There a "Duty" to Try and Save Every Life?

More Controversy About CPR: Is There a "Duty" to Try and Save Every Life?

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Dr.Michael Gordon Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Medical Program Director, Palliative Care, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

On March 4, 2013, an article written by the Associated Press described the death from an apparent cardiac arrest of Lorraine Bayless, an 87 year old resident of Glenwood Gardens, a California independent living home in Bakersfield California.