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WoundedWarrior2015WoundedWarrior2015cWoundedWarrior2015aWoundedWarriors2015The Wounded Warrior Project held their Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the Waldorf Thursday evening.

WWP seeks to honor and empower wounded warriors with services and programs to meet the needs of service members, especially in cases where the VA and family supports have broken down.

One speaker said the challenges going forward are for “long term care and quality mental health care.”

Photographs: Stephen Wise

ServiceDogThis is a Service Dog (not to be confused with a Compassion Dog or an Emotional Support Dog) at the Chambers Street subway station this week—looking a bit run down, perhaps from Wi-Fi exposure.

WiFiThe decision by New York officials to make NYC, including subways, a big WiFi hot spot is misguided, and will lead to negative health consequences for New Yorkers of all persuasions.

The day is coming when “Wi-Fi Free” will be more desirable than “Free Wi-Fi.”

SoulSisterFit2015

KissSoHo, NYC – 4/7/15

SuzanoTea2015We found this concoction to be helpful in dealing with cold and flu symptoms.

Boil 2″ Ginger (shredded) in 6 oz. water, combine with 1 Tablespoon of Honey, 1 Tablespoon Suze (apertif from France) and 1 Tablespoon Amaro Lucano (liqueur of Italy). Boil together, strain and enjoy.

FeelingSick (2)With all the disease causing viruses going around—from influenza to ebola—it’s surprising and troubling that hospital workers in NYC routinely wear their hospital garb on public transportation.

Superman-girlGot a vaccine for that?

“The job of the school is difficult. our goal is to take every girl, no matter how antagonistic she may be, and within six to eight months rehabilitate her so that, with the guidance of a parole officer, she will be able to stay out of further serious trouble in the community. Naturally, we do not succeed with everyone, but we do with about 80 per cent of the girls. Operating essentially with an indeterminate commitment, we have permission to keep seriously irresponsible girls longer if we feel it is necessary; only a few, however, are kept over one year. Although girls who commit serious crimes such as murder, assault with a deadly weapon, or armed robbery are held at the school for one year, these commitments can be reduced if they show signs of earlier rehabilitation.” William Glasser, M.D., Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry, (Harper & Row, 1965)

Photograph: Stephen Wise

NooTelligenceOn a recent afternoon in New York’s Washington Square Park, NYU students were offered samples of Nootelligence “Focus”, a supplement claiming to promote “focus, memory and cognitive function.”

LE asked the marketing guy about the obscure ingredients in Noolelligence, like ALCAR (which doesn’t require FDA approval). He said “ALCAR is given to European Alzeimers patients.”

Supplement companies are employing psychopharmacologists to produce potions that significantly alter brain chemistry, are addictive, expensive, and will likely contribute to Alzheimers one day for those who take them.

One reason for the widespread use of energy drinks and supplements is to counter the debilitating effects of WiFi and EMF (associated with digital devices) on the brain’s functionality.

StPatricksGreenwichVillage (2)Our bold digital age, driven by egos and algos, is producing an endless stream of patients and perps — inverted and empowered. The resulting pathology needs healthy doses of truth, charity, and human solidarity.

If the St. Patrick’s Parade organizers are truly guided by the spirit of St. Patrick, they might consider letting the LGBT community march openly in next year’s parade.

It takes a village to recover reality, and advance the healing (of persons and society), so needed in the US.

BelenGarijo2014 (2)Belen Garijo, President & CEO Merck Serono, addressed the recent BIO CEO & Investor Conference in NYC.

Merck Serono is an $8 billion (2013 revenue) specialty PHARMA company, that sees itself as a leader in personalized medicine. The German company is trying to position itself in the Immuno-oncology sector (estimated at $30 billion). “We’re all looking for the same thing — late stage oncology (compounds),” said Ms. Garijo.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

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