Thursday, January 29, 2015


Everyone has heard about Lyme disease, but I'm guessing the few know much about it. This is an excellent slide show from WebMd. LYME DISEASE

Friday, January 23, 2015


For my readers who know of my interest in malignant melanoma ( see A Simple Cure here's some news: the National Cancer Institute is “saying four or more cups a day reduces the risk of malignant melanoma by 20 percent.” That's a win-win situation, you get to do a lot of work and protect yourself against a malignancy that kills one American each hour. Larry

Thursday, January 22, 2015

State of Mind Just published

Newest in the Brier Hospital Series. Will send link soon. Dr. Kimberly Powell, a Ph.D. in neuropsychology, works in a research lab trying to understand the roots of violence by stimulating the brains of aggressive rats to reduce their savagery. Her successes lead to phase I safety trials in volunteers and prisoners, and then to phase II and III studies in patients. Soon it becomes clear that Kim’s brain stimulating techniques, besides controlling aggression, offer the potential to cure a number of medical problems including Parkinson’s disease, depression, PTSD, and many others. When the court instructs her to treat a psychopathic killer, she’s appalled. What would such a killer, if cured, still owe to his victims and to society? The ethical implications of the research and especially its application on humans are substantial, but so, too, is her altruistic desire to help. Where is the balance and how far and how fast should these trials proceed—and, at what cost?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


This report is worth a few minutes of your time. Questions about medical ethics are not abstract as they are likely to affect you or your loved ones. This report give patients and families insight into the thinking of physicians about life and death issues in 2014. ETHICS REPORT

Saturday, January 10, 2015


Although this quiz is aimed at physicians, take a little time with it and you'll learn quite a bit. ALZHEIMER'S QUIZ

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Happiness is not a bad way to start a new year. I was surprised to see the number of mistakes I made in the quiz. I'm getting ready to publish my thirteenth novel, State of Mind that raised important questions about scientific advancement. It should be out in a few weeks. I have 4 audiobooks in production, Hybrid, Never Too Late with Joe Hempel and No Cure for Murder and Tortured Memory with Audrey Lusk, an incredibly talented actress. All four should be done in 3 to four months. I've just started another Brier Hospital Series novel entitled The Doctor's Room. Happy New Year to all, and best wishes. Larry HAPPINESS QUIZ