Posted By: Francis Koster Published: February 27, 2014

Fixing a Painful Reality for the Working Poor - Lack of Dental Care by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. A few weeks ago a courteous 20 something young man knocked on my door and asked if I had any yard work he could do to earn money.   My garden needed to be made ready for spring, …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 25, 2013

Thinking Futuristically About Jobs by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. I am a big believer in the oath taken when sworn in to testify in court. It defines truth: "The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth". It rules out half truths, exaggeration, and downright lies. Pursuit of the truth is foundational to our …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: June 16, 2013

A Huge Opportunity to Birth Healthy Children and Lower Future Health Care Costs by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.  Each year in the United States around 6 million women conceive.[1] Around a million deliberately abort the pregnancy.[2][3] Another million or so miscarry.[4] Approximately four million children are born[5], and a shocking and rising number of those …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 5, 2013

How we can More Effectively Love on our Hospitalized Friends and Save Money by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.  Imagine your car broke and towed to the shop. The mechanics listened, poked, and prodded, and explained what your choices were, and the costs. You choose one, and agree to leave the car for repair. In a …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: January 13, 2013

 Broken Brains Can Have a Brighter Future by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. In the early days of America, communities used to burn alive people with broken brains just for saying unusual or unpopular things.  They called these sick people "witches," and those people died terrible deaths at the hands of their neighbors because they had …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: December 30, 2012

Asleep at the National Safety Switch by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Three issues in particular threaten the future of our country - obesity, the national debt, and failing schools - are linked in an unexpected way. One solution can help fix all three. Obesity now affects one-third of our population. Another one-third of our population …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: August 26, 2012

The Coming Impact of Computers on Public Health  by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. There is an area of science that it is likely to take our current public policy debate about the appropriate scope of government regulations and raise the volume quite a bit. In my opinion this debate is not likely to capture the …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 15, 2012

When a Headache is a Good Thing by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Imagine that you had a child with  a mild headaches that lasted a few days, sometimes with nausea.  As a responsible parent, you take the child to the doctor.  Imagine the doctor finding a serious invisible disease.  Even though you are a good and …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 5, 2012

Putting Light on a Taboo Subject by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. When was the last time all the clocks in your house said exactly the same time? Does the oven clock and the bedroom alarm agree? Is your computer agreeing with the Cable Box? Your car clock with the kids alarm? If not, bad things begin …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 23, 2012

  New Breed of First Responder Helps Solve America's Health Care Crisis by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Some of the most costly healthcare delivered in the United States starts with a call to 911. This triggers a expensive ambulance run, which usually results in an expensive emergency room visit. After recovery, the patient goes home. …

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