Category Archives: Preventive Care & Wellness

More costs more

Which of each pair is cheaper? 12 bicycle-riding, potty-trained parrots or 10 10,000 garlic butter fried grasshoppers (great source of protein!) or 5,000 263 million people having health insurance or 278 million people (approximately the before and after ACA count … Continue reading

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16 and Not Pregnant (Watch TV, have better health)

Sesame Street taught kids to read, count, and play nice but MTV got teens to postpone sex or use a condom if they do it. That’s the conclusion of a study tracking the media exposure of MTV’s show “16 and … Continue reading

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Dear Angelina Jolie Pitt, Shut Up Already

Women who have breasts and even those who don’t are following Angelina Jolie Pitt’s breast cancer story. Who wouldn’t? Here is a beautiful multi-millionaire sharing the same sufferings as “the rest of us”. Having gender and mammaries in common is … Continue reading

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Let’s kid ourselves

In all of the fret and fury over the high cost of medical care, we have overlooked a remarkably effective, dirt cheap and widely available treatment.  It’s self-deception.  We can trick ourselves into all kinds of things, including feeling better … Continue reading

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Rash of Freedom

The 80 plus cases of measles are in the headlines, bringing the vaccine/anti-vaccine debate back to the fore.  The hub bub is about the dangers or blessings of the vaccine.  But the core issue has nothing to do with needles … Continue reading

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Freaky Ideas for 2015

I recently read Think Like A Freak, which inspired me to do so and led to the following ideas for 2015. Freaky Idea #1: We start saying “So what?”

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Please Pass The Butter

Which of the following has been proven to cause heart disease? Egg nog and butter  (saturated fats) Pasta and pastries (carbs ) Candy and soda (sugars) None of the above.

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Turning Poor Kids into Tax Paying Adults

Imagine a magic potion that, when given to children in low-income households, will turn them into higher-earners when they become adults.  Furthermore, the potion will more than pay for itself before the child turns 60. It turns out there is … Continue reading

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Myth Math Part One

The poor, huddled masses of the uninsured (yearning to breathe free!) put off visiting a doctor.  They become sicker and sicker, until finally one day, they land in the hospital, racking up huge bills.  If only they had come sooner … Continue reading

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Cheers for Cheetos

Good news!  My monthly-or-so Cheetos (crunchy, not baked!) habit is not going to kill me.  In fact, it might keep me alive longer. Bad news! Junk food is edging out the good stuff. 

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