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A CPAP frame of mind

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Friday, April 17, 2015

I shouldn’t have been surprised this morning, when I was watching the Today show, eating my granola (homemade) and drinking my coffee (freshly ground and French press brewed), to see a ResMed CPAP mask.

An emoji is worth 160 characters

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Monday, April 13, 2015

My mother is 30 years older than me and even though I'm a millennial and she’s a baby boomer, her emoji game is much stronger than mine, like expert level.

Exhibit A:  

The very big celebrity who saw Jim Sullivan and Mike Moran naked

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Friday, April 10, 2015
By Jim Sullivan

It was 20 years ago today, that Sergeant Pepper…no, that I, as a fledgling editor of an upstart publication, contacted incoming NAMES CEO Bill Coughlan about an interview for a profile in the very first issue of HME News, which was to hit the proverbial newsstand in May of 1995.

Tech talk

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Is it me, or is healthcare-related technology popping up more than usual lately?

Notes from Vegas: Walking like an Egyptian and Shelly on a stick

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I don’t know if it’s simply because I’ve stepped into summer, if only briefly, but Medtrade Spring feels like a vacation, compared to the events I usually attend.

No wonder editor Liz Beaulieu has been keeping this trip to herself!

Please tell me there's room at the inn

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Monday, March 30, 2015

One thing about a flight to Vegas: there’s a lot of men wearing gold chains on the plane. Not on the first leg of the flight, from Portland, but from our Detroit connection. Real Mainers aren’t flashy. They are however, quite pasty at this time of year.

What’ll it be: Beer or wine?

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

With everything going on in Washington, D.C., these days, even for our little HME industry, is it any coincidence that AAHomecare has launched a Legislative Council?

The week in diabetes: A closing, a cause, a tight pair of jeans

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

It’s what I dread most these days when making calls. A disconnected number. Especially when that number belongs to a provider who has cheerfully taken my calls and weighed in on whatever topics I throw at him regularly over the nearly 10 years I’ve been here.

Swear words, celebrities and everyday people

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

It’s not uncommon for me to be at a loss for blog ideas.

That’s certainly the case this week, especially after Managing Editor Theresa used WTF in her blog (yes, I noticed) and Associate Editor Tracy cited a handful of celebrities in hers (ditto).

How can I beat that?

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HR 284 passes!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Update: After all the waiting and lobbying, the passage of HR 284 went relatively quick. Actually, for an act of the government, this was lightning speed. The bill was introduced, moved to suspension calendar, debated for 40 minutes and passed.

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