My husband is a logical guy. He started out to be an engineer but he ended up a lawyer in one of the driest areas ever: bank regulatory law. I mean, Zzzzzz. To me. I'm not even sure he understands what New Age means. But when he was told he had to have surgery that would mean a painful recovery, I . . .
Maybe, like me, you have had experiences that make you wonder where conscience has gone. Because it seems to have disappeared in this current world of ours. Two really good doctors we see brought this to mind recently. Our GI doctor tells us his findings after a colonoscopy, right then and there. . . .
I might not be sitting downtown in a railway station (Boomers will get the reference to the lyrics of the song) but I definitely support being one toke over or even under the line. Because, my friends, reefer is not at all as depicted in the famous old film, Reefer Madness. Not at all. The film . . .
Where do I even begin? I'm certain every one of you has their own family health care horror story and many actually horrific rather than annoying, as mine was. I mean, I feel lucky. Quality health care a thing of the past Here's my problem. My father was one of those pediatricians who made house . . .
I was once married to a man who had healing hands. They emanated heat and energy when laid upon an ailing muscle and it was obvious that something was going on there. He considered becoming a masseur in his retirement, but abandoned that idea for some reason I no longer remember. This was before . . .
Dr. Mehmet Oz is in trouble for inflating the effectiveness of various diet aids he touts on his TV show. As in hyping "Miracle weight loss product!' Uh-huh. Right. The Senate's got him on the hot seat for hype, and rightly so. Here's my favorite quote from The Daily Skimm: “When I can’t use . . .
Storypeople My father passed away four years ago today. Alzheimer's robbed him of the incisive thought process that made him a great diagnostician for the hardest patients of all: babies and children who could not describe how they felt.Alzheimer's is a particularly vicious disease.I can't say that . . .
I haven't enjoyed a tasty pull on a hookah since college and I won't be enjoying one in Morocco, either.Hashish, or kif, is not uncommon, but very illegal: 10 years in a Moroccan prison doesn't sound like a very good time. We take that seriously.No medical marijuana clinics in Morocco, . . .
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything, Aaron Tippin wrote in his 1991 country hit, and he's right. Too many people take the middle road (citing "fairness")and fail to call a spade a spade. Even when it's right in front of their faces.For God's sake, have a position.The thing . . .
Last week I received an online newsletter for Baby Boomers. The lead story had this headline: Warning: the disease no one knows. I was about to click to learn more about this debilitating brain disease, when I thought again.Do I need to know this? Information about some rare disease that is . . .