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Category Archives: Health
I just finished a two mile walk in a quiet, woody area close to where I live. I especially enjoy it because I keep company with a wide landscape of greenery, manicured gardens and, quite nice, I may see only … Continue reading
We should all be concerned about Thursday’s 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd District that the FDA needn’t consider the banning of antibiotics in healthy food producing animals. Given the growing menace of antibiotic resistant … Continue reading
Funny how the poets I read and taught in college have a way of popping up in my mind, even though I’ve been away from that scene for seven years now. Take, for instance, the English poet Wordsworth. He’s famous … Continue reading
Do you ever get something tossing around in your head that seemingly you can’t get rid of no matter how you try? I get that way when I listen to music, for example, the lyrics wearing down my synapses like … Continue reading
I’ve been on omeprazole for eighteen months now and don’t like it one bit. Like all drugs, it’s a trade off in risk. Along the way to a cure or relief, side effects can work misery for you. Omeprazole is … Continue reading
It’s just me in the sunroom before breakfast, sprawled out on my yoga mat, doing meditation for 15 or 20 minutes. A series of deep breaths and letting my limbs go slack, a visualizing of a good moment. The hard … Continue reading
I had grown up thinking medicine was free of the prejudices, if not sheer ignorance, rampant in the everyday world where resistance to anything new seems a given. Let’s face it: we humans don’t like having the security of our … Continue reading
In my last post, “We are all Ponce de Leon” (August 13), I noted the robust euphoria increasingly prevalent in medical circles that perhaps in the next 25 years, given science’s increasing sophistication in manipulating the DNA’s genetic formulae, many … Continue reading
As a 12-year old Florida school boy, I was introduced early to the 16th century Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon, whom legend says came to Florida in quest of the Fountain of Youth. Drink or bathe in its waters and … Continue reading