Category: Health

'Winter Brain Fog Is Real. Here’s How to Beat It'

It’s pertinent advice for us oldsters from Silver Sneakers: It’s no secret that most people feel like hibernating in the winter, but new research reveals your memory may actually go into hiding during the colder months. A 2018 study from Columbia University found memory and concentration peak in the late summer months for adults in... Read more »

Remember to toss your cinders on your icy sidewalk

No, not the masonry cinder blocks used in construction. I’m talking about the cinders, also called clinkers or ash, that are left over from the coal burning furnace that heated your home or apartment in Chicago years and years ago. If you’re bitching about how the cold is bugging you today, let me take you back to... Read more »

"Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than You Think"

Alex Berenson,  a former New York Times reporter, wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed that is adopted from his new book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence.” He writes: As legalization spreads, more Americans are becoming heavy users of cannabis, despite its links to violence and mental illness…. Over the... Read more »
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If smoking e-cigs is bad, why is smoking weed good?

Because I’m an old white guy who doesn’t get it, maybe someone can explain why we’re rushing to legalize the smoking of “recreational” marijuana at the same time that we’re cracking down on smoking e-cigarets. I thought that filling your lungs with smoke, no matter what kind (e.g. from burning autumn leafs to toxic particle... Read more »

Sarah Palin was right about death panels

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin sent liberal heads spinning with the charge that Obamacare paved the way for “death panels” deciding who was worth the cost of keeping alive. Yet, she was right. Maybe not Obamacare, but about her larger point that government should not be in the business of deciding who was... Read more »

A vote against Presence Health was a vote against African American women's health care

Before the final 31-18 vote Wednesday in which the Chicago City Council approved a $5.6 million tax subsidy for Presence Health a  to help pay for its downtown corporate headquarters, its opponents ripped it as a unforgivable assault on women’s health. Even though as part of the deal Presence would open desperately needed health clinics in four African... Read more »
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How to rid the world of Down syndrome

The answer: Abort Down Syndrome babies that are prenatally diagnosed with the condition. That should do it, as a study reveals that aborting them has reduced a  Down Syndrome “community” by 30 percent.  Orwell, who was pro-life, would have had a field day with the idea of ridding the world of a genetic disorder by ridding the world of... Read more »

The bio-chemistry of sex, love, gender differences and abortion

I learned stuff about the bio-chemistry of sex, love and gender differences that never ever occurred to me from Vicki Thorn.  Who’s that? From a press release from her recent appearance here: Thorn is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage & Family at the Catholic University... Read more »

Hearing impaired people, arise!

Gail Richard said it all, for me anyway, in a Chicago Tribune op-ed titled, “Dining out may be bad for your ears.” I’m deaf in one ear. When I dine out, I prefer to be seated with that ear against the window or wall and my good ear aimed toward my companions. But at especially... Read more »
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Charlie Gard gets a reprieve from his death sentence

British bureaucrats, judges, doctors and ideologues had decided that infant Charlie Gard should die. Never mind that his parents–his parents!–decided that he should live. A British court had figuratively snatched Charlie from the arms of his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, because a panel of so-called experts has decided that he should be taken off... Read more »
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