Category Archives: Health

Wow, Calories Really Do Count

I almost hesitate to write about this, because the subjects of diet and weight are pretty well loaded. But I saw this over on the miniblog at Waveflux, it struck me funny because I am one of those people who … Continue reading

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Religious Remainders

I don’t often to “remainders” posts. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever done one. But there were a lot items on my radar and in my news reader today that were religiously related in one way or another. So … Continue reading

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Bird Flu, Bush Cronies & Appropriate Panic

I’ve been watching with some amusement the commercial previews for the upcoming television movie Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America. Not because it’s a comedy or because I find pandemics amusing, but because it would probably be more terrifying than … Continue reading

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Wear Sunscreen

"Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my … Continue reading

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Thanks Tweakers

I will now join zuzu in venting a bit of spleen in general direction of tweakers. It’s allergy season for me, and it hits me pretty hard. Within minutes of walking outside, I can feel the effects. I noticed them … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Bush Wants to Nuke Iran?

This is gonna sound crazy, but stay with me for a minute. After all, when it comes to the Bush administration you can usually come up with the craziest idea you can possibly think of and find someone in the … Continue reading

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There’s news of a connection between secondhand smoke and diabetes. Gives a whole new meaning to "Thank you for not smoking."

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Protection Protected

What’s next? A lockdown on lube? This is another one that got a laugh out of me when it landed in my inbox this morning. Maybe that’s because it reads like something right out of a sitcom. (In fact, didn’t … Continue reading

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What’s an Absolute Beginner Yogi to Do?

I have something of a dilemma. After achieving success with the diet, I’ve now added some exercise to my daily routine. (Besides the exercise I get chasing Parker around, etc.) After some consideration, I unpacked my yoga tapes and accoutrements … Continue reading

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Esophageal Cancer in the News

Former Texas governor Ann Richards has announced that she has cancer of the esophagus.

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Sometimes the News is Bad

Some may have noticed a slow-down in blogging here over the last few days. There are a few reasons for it, but the main one is that my mind has been on other things lately. A while back I wrote … Continue reading

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Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

I don’t think it’s being alarmist to say that the future that the South Dakota legislature has proposed going back to bloody hanger days, that it’s only a matter of time before some of women in that state need the … Continue reading

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Attention Deficit Hysteria Disorder

The hysteria over ADHD meds continues. I was joking before about stockpiling my meds, but as the drumbeat against ADD/ADHD meds continues, I’m beginning to wonder if maybe it would be a good idea to do just that. Not because … Continue reading

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Your Fetus or Your Life

I’ve strayed away from political topics recently, mainly because they’re rather depressing to write about these days, and lately I find myself wondering whether all the posts on various issues and outrages make much of a difference. But there are … Continue reading

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An ADHD History Lesson

I may be on the verge of going into activist mode; to the point that I’m seriously considering sending a membership check to CHADD or ADDA, or any organization that steps up and counters some of the madness that seems … Continue reading

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