Month: April 2012

  • The Democratization of Data

    The Democratization of Data

    MICHAEL CARTER AND SCOTT GABEHART We all know small businesses and entrepreneurship are the engines driving the economy and our only hopes for futureeconomic expansion and American Exceptionalism. Over 30 million small businesses operate in the U.S. and despite therecession entrepreneurship continues to flourish and foster optimism. Entrepreneurship is in America’s DNA so we willcontinue […]

  • The Other Side of Okinawa

    The Other Side of Okinawa

    TOM CONWAY AND KEVIN MAHER Do you want to start off by speaking a little about yourself, your background, and what exactly qualifies you to speak on the topic? Kevin Maher: I am  retired from the U.S. Department of State, where I was a Foreign Service Officer for 30 years, 19 of those years I was […]

  • Geriatric Oncology: Are we ready?

    Geriatric Oncology: Are we ready?

    DR. ANDREW CHAPMAN AND DR. KRISTINE SWARTZ Several weeks ago, Mrs. Smith, an 80-year-old widow, was diagnosed with breast cancer after she felt something in the shower.  Her husband of 50 years died seven years earlier and she has lived alone since. She is scared about what the disease means and how to face it.  […]

  • The Addictive Brain: All Roads Lead to Dopamine

    The Addictive Brain: All Roads Lead to Dopamine

    DR. KENNETH BLUM Almost half-of the U.S. population has indulged in illegal drug practices. Presidential candidates are forced to dodge tricky questions of their past history involving illegal drug use and almost every American has sloshed down a martini or two in their life time. There must be a reason, a need, or natural response […]

  • France: A Midlife Journey

    France: A Midlife Journey

    NANCY BROOK My fascination with France began long ago with my French uncle, Clarence. As a teenager, I’d travel to visit Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Clarence during my summer vacations. I remember the discreet half-shots of whiskey my uncle gave me more than I remember him talking about his family’s home country. But I loved […]