Dr. Oz, who doesn’t watch and listen to what he has to say? This is a good move on the part of Oprah to help further healthcare education. Healthcare education is needed so badly today and the media is the first place to go. Unlike some other guests, his appearances do help bring information to those who might otherwise not be exposed. Recently I did a post on his “Regenerative Medicine” appearance. I post quite a bit here on the blog about this too and if it was not for the research that I do daily for the blog, I too would not be aware of what is available, what is going to be available and where new Research and Development is leading. Recently he spoke about the value of electronic medical records on the show.
Dr. Oz (as seen on Oprah) Discusses How Electronic Medical Records Improve Care – New York Presbyterian moves forward from pilot program
I’ll be sure to keep a watch out when the show starts and hopefully there will be content that can be embedded here to perhaps high light some of the breaking news in healthcare technology we need to see. Oprah is not alone in her efforts here. The Gates Foundation is also investing in bringing educational matters to the media with their recent efforts to expand philanthropic corollary to product placement deals that they are “paying” for and not waiting for the media to “donate” time.
Gates Foundation and Viacom Team Up for “Get Schooled”
His show will be Winfrey produced. Nice to see some action in the areas of healthcare education. We hear so many talk about it, but little action and end up with “Magpie Healthcare” for the most part. Great move on Oprah’s part to recognize this and bring more of Dr. Oz to our televisions and media sources, we certainly need it and he has the talent and know to make this a success so we should all stand to gain. BD
"He has taught us how our bodies work, how to get healthier, how to live longer," Oprah said of the man she's dubbed America's Doctor. "And he's made medical mumbo jumbo that doctors sometimes speak make sense to us."
The show takes a winding trip down memory lane, reliving some of Dr. Oz's more memorable show highlights, most of which involve red-faced, doctor-shy viewer—in addition to a surprise reunion between the good doctor and a baby he helped, but was unable to maintain contact with, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
"I have enjoyed every moment of everything we have done together," he said. "I've become a better doctor, a better father and, I think, a better human being because I've been able to work with you on these, and I promise you, I will make you proud."
The Dr. Oz Show premieres Sept. 14.
Oprah Bids Farewell to Dr. Oz - E! Online
We are not getting out of this depression anytime soon. Its going to get a lot worse for most of us. It didn't have to be this way. Greed ruins everything.ReplyDelete
"As mass production has to be accompanied by mass consumption; mass consumption, in turn, implies a distribution of wealth -- not of existing wealth, but of wealth as it is currently produced -- to provide men with buying power equal to the amount of goods and services offered by the nation's economic machinery. Instead of achieving that kind of distribution, a giant suction pump had by 1929-30 drawn into a few hands an increasing portion of currently produced wealth. This served them as capital accumulations. But by taking purchasing power out of the hands of mass consumers, the savers denied to themselves the kind of effective demand for their products that would justify a reinvestment of their capital accumulations in new plants. In consequence, as in a poker game where the chips were concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, the other fellows could stay in the game only by borrowing. When their credit ran out, the game stopped."
Marriner Eccles, FDR's Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank - 1959
In other words, the first Great Depression was caused by greed. The rich couldn't settle for reasonable pay. They had to have more and more and more. That caused a giant shift in buying power from the majority to the rich. When the majority lost their buying power, they lost their ability to support the economy. Einstein said basically the same thing in 1949.
Its even worse now. Ordinary people havn't only lost their relative buying power. They have also lost their savings, home values, pensions, and benefits. This didn't happen overnight. Its been happening gradually for the last 30 years. Meanwhile, the rich have become super incredibly rich. The richest 500 Americans are worth about two trillion dollars. More than the bottom 40% of American housholds combined. The richest 1 percent are worth about 15 trillion dollars. More than the bottom 98% of American households combined. Thats just insane. I don't care how much work for humanity the rich claim to do. Its nothing but a cover for their own greed. We don't need anymore rich people to entertain us or create jobs or make donations for charity. We need them to get reasonable about how much money and assets they keep for themselves.
Don't believe their excuse about paying more income taxes. They don't pay enough. For every tax they pay, they get an obscene profit, bailout, or kickback from our government to cover it. We had a progressive tax system that worked for over 40 years. It prevented too much wealth from accumulating at the top. In 1976, the middle 80% owned about 2/3 of America's total wealth. Reagan lowered taxes for the rich. Bush lowered them again. Now, the richest 5% own about 2/3 of America's total wealth. The lower 95% own about 1/3. America's wealth has been transfered from poor to rich again. Now, we have another depression.
Don't believe it when the rich claim to be getting poorer. Property values have gone down for everyone. Thats because of the concentration of wealth and income. When the economy slows down, property values tank. So when rich people complain about lower net worth, thats a trick. They still have the same buying power on average.
Everything that is happening with the economy is happening because too much wealth has been taken away from the majority and concentrated into the private vaults of rich people. The same ones on TV and radio telling us how much they want to help the world. Its a big lie. Just another way to promote their own business and get more of our money. Rich people don't want to help the world. They want to own it.
Now, the economy is ruined. Obama can't fix it because the rich won't let him. There will be no bailout for the people because the ones with all the money won't settle for less. They want more. Its going to get a lot worse. Say goodbye to the American dream and hello to the American nightmare.