Satisfaction

by Volume 10, Number 9 In many communities, including the area in which I live, health care organizations compete for patients to use their facilities and services. Competition for market share in health care is not unlike competition between financial institutions, grocery stores,…

Vaccinations

by Volume 10, Number 8 The development of vaccinations to prevent illnesses that were once common is arguably one of the most significant advances in public health. Some diseases that were responsible for extensive morbidity and mortality have largely been…

Education

by Volume 10, Number 7 The advantages of educational attainment for employment and income are well documented. According to the United States Bureau of Labor statistics for 2013, unemployment rates and median weekly earnings were as follows for levels of educational attainment: Less…

Decisions, Decisions

by Volume 10, Number 6 Although a sizeable proportion of human behavior can be characterized as automatic responses to environmental cues, making intentional decisions is ever-present in life. Some decisions can be relatively simple (e.g., which socks to put on),…

Time Changes

by Volume 10, Number 5 Approximately two months ago on March 9th at 2:00 AM, clocks were advanced by one hour in the transition from Standard Time to Daylight time. Many people reported feeling more fatigued than usual in the…

Brain Wash

by Volume 10, Number 4 Consider how much emphasis most human beings place on cleanliness. Fruits and vegetables are washed before consumption. Dishes, utensils, and beverage containers are washed after eating. Most homes are regularly cleaned. Clothes get washed. People…