Tag: polio

Guest AuthorApril 25, 2016

“Algebra I is the most critical course students take in high school, and the ultimate gateway to success in higher education.” Do you believe that statement? I don’t. That declaration was the lead sentence in a recent full-page advertisement by a company that sells DVDs and CDs aimed at lifting the intellects of Americans willing […]

Marc YachtFebruary 9, 2015

A new politically correct buzzword joins such classics as, New Sincerity (that is passé), Disruptive Innovation (big trouble), the need to Walk Back that comment (oops!), and Disingenuous Statement (lie)! Welcome Anti-Vaxxers. This growing legion of the misinformed refuses their children lifesaving vaccinations. Vaccines stand accused by one prominent conservative doctor-politician of potentially causing mental […]

Guest AuthorOctober 16, 2014

Recently I saw a blurb about a meeting of the Boca Area Post Polio Group. This jolted my memory back 20 years and a conversation with my friend “Jeremy,” a radiologist.  Usually a robust man in his early 50s, he appeared a little stooped and sluggish. Finally, he confided to his closest friends what had been happening. J. had polio as a […]


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