American innovation and freedom have long made our health system the envy (and “medical travel” destination) of the world. But some new technologies challenge both medical ethics and the respected patient-physician relationship. In a recent New York Times article, a method known as TeleMedicine (medical consultation and administration done via video conferencing) was explained, with one particularly [...]
As news began to pour in yesterday from Haiti, my thoughts turned to Mission of Hope , an orphanage-school which friends of mine volunteered at. I wondered about their safety, the safety of the children and staff, and the condition of the ministry’s infrastructure. I thought about the country, the stories I’d heard, the history [...]
I told you in a prior posting that I worked as a cop in Colorado for about twenty years. I was a detective for eight years and worked with my fair share of informants.
The one informant during my career that I arranged for release from jail on a personal recognizance bond, a man who provided [...]