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President’s Page: What is Our Mission
President’s Page: What is Our Mission
By: Melinda Woofter, M.D. We practice the art and science of medicine every day. We have witnessed an accelerated transformation of our profession away from individualized patient care toward politicized and collectivized “evidence-based medicine.” Without a doubt, this one-size-fits-all approach does not work and never can. Every patient is unique, with a unique set of circumstances. Our responsibilities to our patients include counseling them against ALL threats to their health. We recognize tobacco use, drug addiction, and excessive alcohol consumption as such threats, yet one danger towers above them all: our own dysfunctional “healthcare system.” Government intrusion into the exam... read more
Common Sense Medicine: Restoring the Patient/Physician Relationship
Common Sense Medicine: Restoring the Patient/Physician Relationship
Common Sense Medicine, hot off the press, is a powerful, easy-to-read, and entertaining exposé of the root problems plaguing American medicine and the simple solutions to increase access to high-quality, low-cost medical care! If you are on the AAPS mailing list you will be receiving a complimentary copy with your August edition of AAPS News. We are offering bulk discounts on this POWERFUL new book. Buy copies to give to patients, friends, and family! 1 to 24 copies: $3/book BEST DEAL: buy 25 or more for $1 each Order copies online TODAY at: http://aapsonline.org/bookdeal A Kindle version is available for... read more
The Dry Tortugas and Being a Deplorably Good Physician
The Dry Tortugas and Being a Deplorably Good Physician
By Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD Hillary Clinton recently said that half of Donald Trump supporters belonged in the “basket of deplorables” and were irredeemable. Many believe that Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who treated John Wilkes Booth, was deplorable. While some say he was merely being a good doctor, setting a broken leg for a man in pain, others argued that he knew of the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. After a speedy trial, he was sentenced to life imprisonment at Fort Jefferson on the Dry Tortuga Island off the Florida coast. An 1867 outbreak of yellow fever took... read more
AAPS News September 2016 - Inflection Point
Volume 72, no. 9 September 2016 Medicine is at a “critical inflection point,” write Victor Dzau and J. Michael McGinnis of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Mark McClellan of Duke University (JAMA 8/16/16). The NAM is launching a massive initiative on “Vital Directions for Health Care” at a Sep 26 meeting in Washington, D.C., (http://tinyurl.com/z4shr2b), bringing together more than 100 “trusted health and health care leaders” to “ensure nonpartisan, evidence-based analysis” in the context of the upcoming change in administration. “The current climate in health care is ripe for meaningful change,” write Dzau et al. The goal is... read more
Debt of Gratitude to Phyllis Schlafly, American Hero
Debt of Gratitude to Phyllis Schlafly, American Hero
America lost a valiant, courageous, and wise leader Monday with the passing of Phyllis Schlafly—an immeasurable loss for our country and exceedingly so for the AAPS family. We owe a debt of gratitude to Mrs. Schlafly, not only for her lifetime of service to our country, but for giving life to sons Andrew, our AAPS General Counsel of over 20 years, and Bruce, a longtime AAPS member and past board member. AAPS will strive to do our part to help carry on her work—to quote the August 1977 issue of AAPS News—"as an indefatigable champion of individual rights and constitutional government... read more
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