In Defense of the Proposed Tax Bill

I find a lot of press comments about the tax bill misleading and unfair. It is being billed as a cut for the wealthy and a tax hike for low earners. The truth is that all levels of income stand to benefit. Individuals who will see higher taxes are 1) high earners in high tax states and 2) owners of high value real estate. Major news sources

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Coffee and longevity

Twelve years ago, we wrote that drinking coffee reduced the risk for type II diabetes, based on a new study then (involving 42,000 healthy men and 84,000 health women from 1980 through 1998) by the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on January 6, 2004. Compared to

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The Tax Bill’s Impact on Bay Area Housing

This is the third column I am writing about the same tax bill now consuming both houses of Congress. Is anyone else beside herself or himself about this or am I the only one who thinks partisan politics has hijacked the original objectives of our elected officials…which is to serve the people? Whether it’s an R bill or a D bill, it comes at a

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Fascinating history

As the year comes to a close, allow me to take you back in time to revisit some of the great moments in medical science which made possible the great strides man has made in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases that benefit all of us today. I had the great fortune and privilege in 1972 to have trained as a Fellow in Cardiac Surgery under one

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Medical Journal updates

Today, about 1.25 billion people smoke cigarettes, and one billion deaths from tobacco-related illness are expected this century, ten times more compared to the toll in the 20th century. The deadly habit accounts for one in five (or, 1.4 million)  cancer deaths all over the world annually. Each year, around the world, 10.9 million

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