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Jane Orient

By Jane M. Orient, M.D.

People used to know who their doctor was. His name and phone number were on the wall or the refrigerator next to the telephone. He was there for you and could manage most of your problems.

When I was about 13, my mom took me to our pediatrician for belly pain. He was on his way out the door, but he stopped to take care of me. He diagnosed appendicitis based on history and physical examination. He called his favorite surgeon (“Billy,” a Tucson legend), who came from the golf course to meet me in the emergency room. With- in hours, my red-hot appendix was in a jar. My parents paid the hospital bill ($150—10 days’ pay for a construction laborer) as I was discharged a few days later.

Glenn Mollette

By Dr. Glenn Mollett

Almost any news- paper, television station and social media venue will sell advertising - to anybody.

How many media outlets in this nation have the resources to investigate every or any would-be advertising purchaser? What if the advertiser wants to spend $1 million through your local television station? What if they want to spend it through a global media outlet like Facebook or Twitter?

This is precisely what happened during the past presidential election. People connected to Russia bought advertising to the tune of $1.2 million per month on social media sites.

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