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Germs Guns and Steel by Jared Diamond.

_MG_6945-Edit.jpg “History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples’ environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves … Far more Native Americans and other non-European peoples were killed by Eurasian germs than by Eurasian guns and steel weapons. (1)”
Guns, Germs and Steel is a book of fundamental importance in terms of understanding the evolution of human culture.
(1) Diamond, J. M. (2003). Guns, germs, and steel. New York: Spark Pub.

The anatomy of health care in the United States.

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“Clinicians increasingly are expected to substitute social and economic goals for the needs of a single patient. These contradictory forces are difficult to reconcile, creating risk of growing instability and political tensions. ” (1)

  1. Moses, H., Matheson, D. H. M., Dorsey, E. R., George, B. P., Sadoff, D., & Yoshimura, S. (2013). The anatomy of health care in the United States. JAMA : The Journal of the American Medical Association, 310(18), 1947–63. http://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2013.281425

Ban on junk food marketing to nation’s kids takes effect Jan. 1

wpid-20150112_151027.jpg“Foods with excessively high levels of fat, saturated fat, sodium and sugar in five categories — snacks, candy, drinks, cold products, and in places that serve food directly — will be prohibited, the FDA stated in a press release.”(1)

  1. Chao, S. (2016). Ban on junk food marketing to nation’s kids takes effect Jan. 1. The China Post. Retrieved from http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2015/12/25/454385/Ban-on.htm

Help SaveRNSH – An Army of Caring People

For decades RNSH has trained the health professionals whose skills current and future generations rely on. Paramedics, Nurses, Chaplains, Medical Students, Social workers, Medical Specialists, Physiotherapists … AN ARMY OF CARING PEOPLE working throughout the state have trained at RNS. We are one of the wealthiest countries in the world … we should not be selling our hospitals to balance the State Governments Budget. There needs to be proper financial planning and a long term vision, that takes into account the best interests of current and future generations … # HelpSaveRNSHTeaching

Help SaveRNSH – For a century

For a century RNS has been looking after families from all across the state. It is a referral centre for 1:6 of the NSW population. They are proposing to sell our best land. Within 50 metres of rail infrastructure. Once the land is sold it is lost forever … ‪#‎helpSaveRNSH‬Families-Email

Help SaveRNSH – YOU CAN HelpSaveRNSH

Please consider making an appointment to meet with your local politician. It is DIFFICULT to understand how, in a democracy, our political representatives have become so out of touch with the wishes of their constituents. Ask them to review the thousands of comments on our page and consider “liking”  Help Save Royal North Shore Hospital – RNSH — thanks #helpSaveRNSH,  http://Save.RNSH.org/GregPurcellEmail