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George Soros Prepares to Fight Back Against Trump

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

An article on the Politico website details how billionaire investor George Soros, who made significant financial contributions to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, met recently with powerful Democratic politicians and other wealthy liberal donors in Washington to discuss what went wrong in the 2016 presidential and congressional elections and how to fight back against Trump over the next four years. The attendees of the conference included Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren.

Soros, who is originally from Hungary and made a fortune from running a hedge fund and orchestrating high-finance deals of various types, has long been a contributor to liberal causes and campaigns. He was, naturally, horrified by the election of Trump. Soros is part of the Democratic Alliance on, a select group of Democratic donors, and will probably be important in the efforts of the left to get someone other than Trump elected president in 2020.

At the conference, attendees re-assessed their approach to supporting Democratic candidates, with an emphasis on preparing for the next round of Congressional elections. It was generally agreed that in the 2016 elections, the Clinton campaign failed to win over white working class voters, and the idea came up that perhaps this demographic should be targeted more in future elections. Others at the conference simply felt that Democratic campaigners had not done enough to raise excitement among the females and minorities who are generally supportive of Clinton but did not turn up to vote for her. Attendees consoled themselves with the fact that Clinton won the popular vote by a large amount.

While Soros declined to talk with Politico for article, during the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, he spoke up strongly against both Trump and Republican Ted Cruz and went so far as to say that their inflammatory xenophobic rhetoric actually helps ISIS recruit new terrorists. Because he escaped Nazi-occupied Hungary as a child, has traveled widely, and is highly successful, the views of Soros on virtually any topic related to finance and world affairs are well worth taking note of. He will doubtless remain an influential figure in the future.

Avi Weisfogel works to help sleep apnea sufferers

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Sleep apnea is a terrible disorder. Sufferers can wake up thirty times a night, and not get real rest for years. Researchers estimate that 90 percent of sleep apnea sufferers are undiagnosed. There’s burgeoning research, moreover, that sleep apnea leads to other disorders, like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

At present, there are few life-altering treatments for sleep apnea. That’s where Dr. Avi Weisfogel steps in. He’s founded Dental Sleep Masters, a company that seeks a cure for the condition through a dental perspective.

Weisfogel’s company has launched a new model for primary-care and secondary-care doctors, in which they can work together to find treatments for sleep apnea sufferers. The company sees dentists as an undervalued resources that can provide sleep apnea relief. Dentists can apply devices to patients mouths and noses that stimulate their airway passages to open, which would lead to less overnight wake ups.

While patients haven’t head much luck with devices developed in the past, a few recently developed devices shows promise. These devises are user-friendly as they are small and implantable. They also don’t make much noise and don’t require the users to wear uncomfortable masks. Among these devices is the THN sleep therapy device, developed by ImThera Medical. The FDA recently approved the device for clinical trials.

Under Weisfogel’s vision, doctors and dentists work together to treat patients more effectively. What’s more, by attracting people who haven’t sought treatment, doctors and dentists can grow their practices.

Dr Weisfogel has a deep understanding of sleep disorders and dentistry. He opened Old Bridge Dental Care in 1999 and managed the office for 15 years. His office became very popular and lead to him winning awards, such as Best Dentist, multiple times. While operating Old Bridge Dental Care, he also researched sleeping disorders and how doctors and dentists could work together to solve sleep problems.

He founded Dental Sleep Masters in 2014 to help dentists become more involved with sleep disorders and promote oral devices which can greatly help patients. Avi graduated from Rutgers with a bachelors degree in biology and psychology, and received his dental degree from New York University’s College of Dentistry.