Before I set up the context for this post, I am going to throw this out to you. Think of putting rocks on a scale to achieve the weight of, let's say, 1,000 lb. And let's say that you are required to use rocks of similar size. You have a bunch of bricks — these… Continue reading Longevity, life expectancy, premature mortality: Are they lions and tigers and bears?
Transparency, I think that is what pissed me off so much. Or rather the opaqueness. Got me to post again, though, right? Well, don't get used to it. The message was clear: We are heroes, we are giving you lifesaving nuggets of information. And Gina Kolata swallowed it, hook, line and sinker. No pushback,… Continue reading "Lifesaving": I don't think it means what you think it means
Welcome to Optimal Healthcare where we specialize in family medicine and pride ourselves on delivering the kind of health care we would like for our own family–personalized care based on old fashioned values.Our health care team has the expertise to manage all of your family's health care needs. At Optimal Healthcare you will find: Warm and friendly… Continue reading Your New Neighborhood Family Healthcare Providers.
I just finished reading “Tattoos on the Heart” by Gregory Boyle. I came to it partly via Krista Tippett's conversation with him last summer at the Chautauqua Institute, and partly through other sources. It is a far-ranging account of his work over the last 20 years with the members of toughest Latino gangs in LA… Continue reading The slow work of healing
One of the reasons my blogging has fallen off lately is because I hate sounding like a broken record. Yet here I am again calling this time the New York Times Well blog on its reporting of, yes, you guessed it, another cancer study. The story this time is about a paper coming out of… Continue reading The New York Times, aspirin and melanoma, oh my!