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Doctors rebel against a re-certification test that costs $23,600 per doctor

June 27, 2016

Tags: MOC, maintenance of certification, medical specialty boards, revolt


written and posted by Pat McNees
"Over the last few months, we have seen a great increase in the number of doctors ... speaking up against the current MOC (maintenance of certification) that is now in place," wrote Dr. Linda Girgis in Are Medical Specialty Boards Extorting Physicians? Dr. Girgis explained why doctors do not want to comply with current MOC requirements:
1. The majority of doctors (more…)

Resources for finding service dogs, therapy dogs, and other types of assistance dogs

June 12, 2016

Tags: service dog, therapy animal, disability, medical assistance dogs, signal dog

by Pat McNees, updated 8-8-16
See also FAQs, stories, and articles about assistance dogs and Books about assistance dogs
Find the bomb! Good boy! Man’s best friend may be our best bet for staying safe. (Andrea Sachs, Washington Post Magazine, 8-4-16) Dogs are being trained and employed in such fields as search and rescue; narcotics, explosives and bedbug detection; and diabetes alert. Some are providing therapy support and detecting ovarian cancer. Nearly 1,000 six-legged teams safeguard more than 100 airports, mass transit stations and cargo-hold sites. In these anxious times, dogs could have a twofold impact on potential terrorist attacks: deterrence and detection. Sachs writes about where some of man's best friends are being trained, and how, to make the country safe.
Assistance Dogs International (a coalition of not for profit organizations that train and place assistance dogs (more…)