As a doctor who works at an international news network, I often see the worst stories of all. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the horrific realities of the battlefield are funneled and concentrated in the medical tents where I have reported for more than a decade. I have seen patients infected with Ebola in West Africa who dehydrate to death, with no treatment in sight. There are other stories I still can't talk about.
Any doctor, any person really, will tell you it is the preventable deaths that haunt you the most; lives lost needlessly, when they could've been saved. If we can't get this part right, all of our other efforts toward treating the sickest patients lose meaning.
Depending on your perspective, homicides with a gun, which we witness far too often in this country, may not be the thing you consider when thinking of preventable deaths. If, however, you think of violence as an infectious disease, your perspective may change.
As the biological basis of more diseases are fully revealed, and the drugs targeting medical problems become more focused and effective, more patients are finding themselves on costlier specialty medicines. At the same time, consumers find themselves paying a growing portion of their drug bills out of pocket as the structure of insurance changes. These two developments have combined to result in significant consumer hardship.
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When it comes to selecting a keynote speaker, there is such a wide array of speech topics, personalities, expertise, and delivery style that selecting a speaker can sometimes be a daunting task. To make it easier, below we’ve defined some of the most common speech topics today, as well as providing a number of the most requested speakers for each of these areas.
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Tevi Troy is a Worldwide Speakers Group speaker and thought leader on major health issues; he is the Former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Whether you agree that healthcare should cover the cost of contraception or not, there is no question that this week, healthcare reform made headline news. A student by the name of Sandra Fluke was criticized by radio host, Rush Limbaugh, for openly discussing her support of having contraception covered by healthcare insurance. Although Mr. Limbaugh issued an apology over his choice of words, which included “slut” and “prostitute”, the sting of his criticism caused a public outcry.
WWSG recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with a packed house at our inaugural client appreciation/open house event in our spacious new global headquarters in Old Town Alexandria. Sheila Bair, Carly Fiorina, Ben Sasse and Eleanor Clift were just a few of the exclusive and VIP speakers who joined the celebration, engaging guests in conversation as delicious food and drink were enjoyed by all.