Parasites

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Most dogs and many people harbor parasites within their body. These can be life threatening if not adequately treated. The parasite uses its host’s resources and gives nothing in return.
Likewise a person who habitually relies on others and gives nothing in return is a parasite by definition. I believe we have far too many of these people in our society that have been enabled by our social programs, which were initially designed to help those in need. Today the programs have been abused to a level that has lead to entitlement. This phenomenon, like parasites, needs proper treatment to save its host (our society). What can we do?

Scientific Evidence

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Having been in healthcare since 1981, I have witnessed some amazing changes as to what qualifies as scientific evidence. Our media is flooded with claims, supported by various “studies”, about all sorts of things. Often the studies are not statistically significant, but reported with “authority”. Unfortunately even our “best” medical ones are often fraught with bias and deception. I believe healthcare needs reform starting with pre-medical training with a commitment to excellent patient care. It seems to me our broken healthcare system cannot be fixed without starting at the foundation and rebuilding, actually training a new generation of critically astute physicians less biased by money and special interests.