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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Monday, March 3, 2014

where were they

the number one disease americans worry about dying from is
alzheimers disease
the 6th leading cause of death and the only top ten one with no treatment is
alzheimers disease
the number one disease that is increasing in numbers each year is
alzhiemers disease
the disease that may break our healthcare system is
alzheimers disease

so alzheimers disease is probably one of the biggest health issue facing
our healthcare system today

so its important
so congress must be interested in doing something about it

seth rogen as i posted on last thursdays blog gave a presentation
using humor to make his point
he made me cry as he did others

the congressmen that were there probably teared up some also
all 2 of them

say what
i thought there were more members of that committee that heard
seth rogen that day
equally almost between democrats and republicans

as i watched the video and the news praising seth rogen
there were a lot of people in the audience some laughing
and later some wiping their tears
the shots to the congressmen looked ok
later i saw the shots of the empty seats on the senate panel
16 of them were empty

most of those you see sitting up there are staffers behind those
empty senators seats

can you imagine talking to a panel about the most serious health
issue facing our healthcare today
seeing all those empty chairs

seth rogen did an excellent job
the hearing got a lot of press
we all watched him testify

he called out those senators the next day
one sent a congratulatory tweet thanking seth for testifying

heck he wasnt even there
seth tweeted him back telling him that

here are the names of the senators assigned to that panel
who either didnt show or got up and left
Senator Thad Cochran (MS)
Senator Richard Shelby (AL)
Senator Lamar Alexander (TN)
Senator Lindsey Graham (SC)
Senator Mark Kirk (IL)
Senator Mike Johanns (NE)
Senator John Boozman (AR)

Senator Patty Murray (WA)
Senator Mary Landrieu (LA)
Senator Dick Durbin (IL)
Senator Jack Reed (RI)
Senator Mark Pryor (AR)
Senator Barbara Mikulski (MD)
Senator Jon Tester (MT)
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
Senator Jeff Merkley (OR)

my mother my younger brother died from alzheimers disease and
when my father died he probably had alzheimers disease
they lived and died in arkansas
if youll look you can see that both state senators are on that
SHAME list of losers
i know many of you have already notified your arkansas senators
of your displeasure

if you see your senators on this SHAME list who didnt care to show up
for this important hearing
contact them to show your displeasure

they need to apologize to seth rogen
to those of us who have family members friends and neighbors
with this awful disease
who have lost them from this disease

SHAME SHAME on these senators

now we know why congress doesnt get things done

the organicgreen doctor

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