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Pan Mass IV letter – a wet and wild ride

Cancer in children is the sad and crushing reality. The PMC turns that sadness into hope that connects us all.

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Prohibitive drug costs up close and personal

I got a good dose today of what's wrong with U.S. healthcare and why it is killing the American economy. [caption id="attachment_2236" align="alignleft" width="210" caption="$105 for this!?"][/caption] I went

Malignant cells in a child

This is the fourth and most recent e-mail published on The Dodge Retort about little Avalanna's life and death struggle against cancer. The idea is to convey the

Avalanna is why I ride in the Pan Mass Challenge

[caption id="attachment_2120" align="alignright" width="124" caption="Avalanna"][/caption] Avalanna is little girl afflicted with cancer. She is also why I am riding in the Pan Mass Challenge, which raises money for

Reflections of a Nonagenarian

A gentleman named Mel Raskin sent this to me via e-mail. It's an incisive essay about his loneliness as a 92-year-old. Mel mentions clerical work might help which

Why I still REALLY like President Obama

I keep hearing President Obama's popularity ratings are plummeting. My question is why? On a macro scale, he's done just about everything he promised to in the 2007-08 campaign:

Ex-CIGNA Exec Pummels Health Insurers

If you've never heard of Wendall Potter and are interested in healthcare reform, listen to what he has to say about private insurers in an interview at

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