Category Archives: Preventive Care & Wellness

Sex, drugs, and no logic

The most fun you can have without laughing. Paddling up Coochie Creek. Passing the gravy Whatever you call it, sexual intercourse is a part of normal, healthy human functioning.  We all know it leads to more humans, absent special drugs … Continue reading

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Stupid is as stupid dies

All foam, no beer As smart as bait. Nothing going on upstairs. Hare-brained. There are plenty of ways to insult someone who is dumb, and now we can add injury to insult – people of lower intelligence die younger.  And … Continue reading

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Discover: Antidote to Health Bullshit

New research published in The Lancet has uncovered an antidote to a widespread, expensive, and devastating illness –health bullshit disease.  Sufferers are susceptible to painless easy weight loss promises, herbal cures for cancer, and many employee wellness programs.  Unlike any … Continue reading

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Butterflies & Birth Control

Which of the following seems least ridiculous? A butterfly flapping its wings can set off a hurricane. Birth control pills and patches cause depression. Clearly, the birth-control-pill-depression connection seems plausible yet it is very similar to the butterfly example.  It … Continue reading

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Small & Exciting or Big & Boring

Two hot investments for you to consider: Start-Up Ace’s product adds 10 or more years of longevity for most people and a very broad group of people are candidates. It improves not only the person’s health status, but also their … Continue reading

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“Stop Smoking” stopped working

The link between lung cancer and smoking was confirmed in the 1940s.  The surgeon general’s warning was put onto cigarette packs in 1966.  And the deluge of stop-smoking messages has only grown ever since.  So, why do three times as … Continue reading

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The band is still playing

Missteps, politics, and controversy hampered AIDS research and prevention in the 1980s – costing us literally thousands of lives.  “And the Band Played On”, Randy Shilts’s excellent account of the early days of AIDS,  would be less disheartening if we … Continue reading

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Cheetos under siege in Mexico

Sometimes I miss newsworthy events.  Such is the case with the Cheetos tax that Mexico started charging in 2014. (I also missed the memo on brand new socks being labeled “R” and “L” – what is up with that??? But … Continue reading

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Got Ikigai?

Ikigai (pronounced eye KEY gay eye) is not seaweed, not a pill or a potion, or even a physical thing at all.  But with it, you will live longer.  You will be less prone to heart disease.  If you have … Continue reading

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Weekday death

There is nothing quite like having a colleague die at his desk to focus one’s mind.  First, you gasp – Whaaatttt?  I just had a meeting with him yesterday!  I have an e-mail from him in my in-box!  Then you … Continue reading

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