Here’s something I don’t remember ever saying; I want to
applaud the NBA as a league.
Today, they released rainbow logo t-shirts for every NBA team
in honor of Gay Pride month.
During a pivotal time in our country, and the
world, for human rights, equality, and tolerance, the league has basically
carried the banner for LGBT support. The NBA was the first major North American
sports league with an openly gay player, and is now the first to feature
officially licensed merchandise in the LGBT pride rainbow.
Today is the 29 of
February, the rarest day on the calendar. It is also Rare Disease Day (#rarediseaseday),
an opportunity to recognize those diseases that are one in million and those perplexing
conditions that often slip under the radar of the healthcare system.
Coincidentally, two of HordoN HEALTH’sMusculosystematic Engineers
recently become involved with one such syndrome.
Over the course of our collective
, Coach Thomas Morris and I have embraced the professional
challenge of encountering a high volume of people with extraordinarily complex
clinical presentations or sets of symptoms.
Rajon Rondo needs to be suspended for ten or more (a lot
The NBA has to put a stop to this pattern. They juxtaposed
themselves to the heartless, lost, socially unaware NFL in the past. What a
great opportunity for them to do so again.
Rondo’s lame excuse for a statement, clearly written by his agent’s
PR firm, is nowhere near good enough.
The fact that the highly respected NBA referee, Bill Kennedy’s
sexual orientation was common knowledge around the NBA has nothing to do with
it. The fact that Mr.
For all of those who have actually read the World Health
Organization report, which is few, including myself as the entire document has
yet to be released, and for those who have read the official press release put
up on The Lancet, a English medical journal that is ripe with conflict, this
needn’t concern you because the conclusion is so incredibly obvious.
For all of the others who are completely bought into this
abuse of statistical evaluation as “credible science,” please continue reading.
It is no secret that the United States has a lot to learn
from how other countries manage their health. Our obesity and preventable
disease rates are consistently among the highest in the world, as are our
numbers of people on prescription drugs. One area in which we are failing most egregiously
is the way our society treats our pregnant and new mothers. I’ll use Sweden as
an example directly opposed to the U.S. in this regard; since 1974, in Sweden, both mother and father
of a new born are given, by law, 12 months of paid parental leave to share.