Volume 1 Issue 1

Against All Odds

December 13, 2011

Feature Article

The street signs change quickly moving south along Broadway. Ferry Avenue quickly transitions to Emerald and Viola streets, but little else in the landscape changes. Block after block, the rundown homes and boarded-up storefronts stare back at passersby; mere skeletons that once housed a thriving populace of 140,000, now virtually cut in half.

The Quality Assurance Committee - No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition

December 13, 2011

Physician Voices

Responding to the public's demand to seek redress for injuries, real or imagined, at the hands of physicians, the established forces of organized medicine have turned inward in an attempt to better police their members. Out of these good intentions came the QA departments, to be found now in every hospital, HMO, and clinic. Their mandate is to weigh accusations, often brought secretly; investigate, often done selectively; deliberate, often done behind closed doors; and sentence, often without chance of appeal.

The Doctor is in… the Kitchen

June 25, 2010

Cooking and Dining

Dr. Tim Harlan didn't come to medicine the traditional way. At age 22, when most of his colleagues were plunging into their first year of medical school and comparing their impressive pre-med resumes, Harlan was opening a restaurant.

Russia's Inside Passage

June 25, 2010

Travel and Leisure

Russia is the largest country in the world, almost as big in size as the United States and Canada combined. It's so wide that a train journey across it would take eight days and nights of continuous travel.