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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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 23, 2012

Be Thankful - You Will Live a Longer, Happier Life! by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Thanksgiving is over, and as we come to the end of the turkey and dressing, and your visiting family packs up (to your regret and relief), it may occur to you that it is odd that we only devote one …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 15, 2012

An Epidemic of Brain Damage: The Rising Incidence of Autism   by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.   We have a medical condition spreading in our society that, in the space of 30 years, has gone from hurting one in 3,000 kids to hurting one in 88.   This is astounding on two counts - the sheer …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 13, 2012

Autism Rates Show Need for Study, Support by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. We have a medical condition spreading in our society that in the space of 20 years has gone from hurting 1 in 3,000 kids to hurting 1 in 88. This is astounding on two counts — the sheer speed and reach, and the …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 6, 2012

I Can't See the Future for the Smoke by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Long ago, I was a young graduate student in Future Studies, I was nervously walking down the hallway of a fancy conference center in Washington D.C. I had just given my very first presentation at The American Academy For The Advancement of Science. …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 6, 2012

Using Simple Technology to Help Sick Kids and Lower Taxpayer Costs by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. About one in nine America school children have asthma. A decade ago, that number used to be one in 10. In 2008 children with Asthma missed 4 days of school due to the disease, for a total of around 13 …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: February 6, 2012

Putting Light on a Taboo Subject - SAD by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. When was the last time all the clocks in your house showed exactly the same time?  Do 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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