Sunday, February 19, 2017
Michael Stone Online

At Pearl Harbor, Navy Musician Hung His Horn for a Stretcher

Music floats through the air of the Bloch Center arena near the docks of Pearl Harbor on this Dec. 6 night. There, the bands from the battleships Pennsylvania and Tennessee and the old transport and support ship Argonne are playing [...]

February 6, 2017 History, Journalism/Communications, Photo

In Photos: 500,000 Gather for Women’s March on Washington

A crowd of likely a half million or more gathered in and around the National Mall Saturday to celebrate womanhood and to stand in opposition to the newly inaugurated president, Donald Trump. The gathering comprised of majority women, so many of [...]

January 23, 2017 Journalism/Communications, Photo, Travel & Culture

Telehealth Finds Niche in Improving Long-Term Care

In long-term-care settings — where help with the everyday is needed by the disabled and chronically ill but especially older adults — health care costs tend to boom. On top of the $248 daily price tag as of 2012 for [...]

January 16, 2017 Health, Journalism/Communications, Tech

In Photos: Fire Damage, Bears and Dollywood in the Smokies

I spent a few adventurous yet relaxing days in the Smoky Mountains for a Christmas vacation with family. The scenes were quite memorable: the damage from the intense fires that killed 14 and damaged or destroyed 2,400-plus buildings, but also [...]

December 31, 2016 Nature & Wildlife, Photo, Travel & Culture

Communication, Defensive Medicine Persist as Malpractice Armor

While the total number of malpractice claims has fallen over the past decade, the risk still lingers for physicians, with 154,621 paid claims between 2004 and 2014 (or about 38 a day) listed by the National Practitioner Data Bank. And [...]

December 27, 2016 Business, Health, Journalism/Communications

Tennessee’s Medical Society Helps Members Take the Leadership Reins

When physicians’ decade-plus of post-secondary education and training leaves gaps in non-clinical topics, Dave Chaney sees an opportunity for state medical societies —often the largest professional organizations for physicians at the state level — to step up and fill them [...]

December 17, 2016 Health, Journalism/Communications