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Getting Physical

I published this Reflection on December 10, 1997. Given what all of us have been through during the last 18 months, I thought it may be of interest. The article was edited on July 9, 2021. I often get asked whether the Internet as a new medium will reduce people’s desire to get together in […]

Can A Robot Be Your Pal?

https://youtu.be/-sobjkWJq3I Fifty-seven percent of consumers around the world own pets according to more than 27,000 online consumers who were surveyed in 22 countries.[i] Dogs are the most popular pet globally. The United States is a particularly pet-friendly country with 78 million dogs in their homes.[ii] In the future, many human-owned dogs may be robots. It […]

Senior Scam – A Fraudulent Promotion and Privacy Theft

This week, I received a special offer in the mail; not email, USPS mail. The three part form and format were designed to deceive you and make you think it was an official government document. It was labeled 2017 DEATH BENEFIT INFORMATION. UNITED STATES MAIL RECIPIENT. Then in small print, IMPORTANT NON-GOVERNMENTAL DOCUMENT ENCLOSED ON INSURANCE […]

Baby Boomers and Exercise

A recent survey of 1,443 consumers by CareCloud Corp., a developer of cloud-based healthcare technology for doctors, found 62% of Baby Boomers use the web to access and update their electronic health records. The percentage was significantly higher than older users and younger users. An article on InternetHealthManagement.com said, “Boomers are the group most likely to take advantage of digital […]

How Millennials Are Changing Health Care

The Advisory Board reported millennials (those born between 1981 and 1997) are now the largest living generation in the United States. The Pew Research Center said the U.S. now includes 75.4 million millennials , compared to 74.9 million baby boomers. Young immigrants will cause the number to grow larger. Healthcare providers have focused on the older, less-healthy generations which tend […]