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How to protect yourself from dying of Melanoma

How to protect yourself from dying of Melanoma
The story about Melanoma has always seemed simple. If you catch it early, it’s easier to treat and you live. If it gets to the later stages, the treatment is much tougher and your life expectancy is about five years. We’re always taught that early detection is the key. But now we have a new... Read more »

Moving Day-Chicago 2017: Overcoming all the obstacles

Moving Day-Chicago 2017: Overcoming all the obstacles
Today was the 6th Moving Day-Chicago sponsored by the National Parkinson’s Foundation. It’s the annual walk where the Parkinson’s community meets up to bond and raise money to support local Parkinson’s programs. It’s my favorite charity event of the year. Moving Day is very much a feel good event and everyone leaves with good vibes. It’s... Read more »

I feel bad for Dusty Baker

I feel bad for Dusty Baker
The first game of the National League Championship Series gets started in about an hour. Cubs vs Dodgers. The Cubs looking to repeat as champions. The Dodgers looking for their first trip to the World Series in almost thirty years. Not there again are the Washington Nationals. Not there again is Dusty Baker…and I’m feeling... Read more »
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Man Up on World Mental Health Day

Man Up on World Mental Health Day
This is the Rainbow Bridge. It’s located near Port Arthur, Texas. At the top point it’s 177 feet high. I came across this photo on Facebook about a month ago. The reason for the picture was that someone had committed suicide by jumping off the bridge. The reason the car is still in the photo... Read more »

It's past time for major league baseball to install protective nets

It's past time for major league baseball to install protective nets
It’s a beautiful day in New York City. A great day to go to a baseball game. You head out to the Bronx with your family. Yankee Stadium. The Yankees vs the Minnesota Twins. Who would have thought that your day would end up in a hospital because your toddler daughter was hit in the head... Read more »

I'm a "victim of Obamacare"

I'm a "victim of Obamacare"
It was the winter 2012. I noticed I was having trouble with my balance. I couldn’t walk in a straight line. I was literally bouncing off walls. I didn’t have insurance and didn’t have a lot of money to pay for doctors. I was about to go through the health system. I started at a clinic... Read more »
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Should Parkinson's patients be driving cars?

Should Parkinson's patients be driving cars?
Have you ever heard stories of old guys/gals who drive their car into a coffee shop? What usually happens is they pull into the parking lot, start to park the car and hit the gas instead of the brake. BOOM!! Car heads into Starbucks. Give the guy a Venti Latte…is that even a thing? I’m... Read more »

It's another Fuck Cancer kind of day

It's another Fuck Cancer kind of day
I spent a beautiful Sunday morning at our local Melanoma 5K. I’m a veteran of charity walks. Between this one, Parkinson’s and other diseases, I’ve probably done twenty of these in the last five years. You would think that I would have learned to control my emotions at these events. I certainly thought so. We’d both be... Read more »

How do you tell someone they might have Melanoma?

How do you tell someone they might have Melanoma?
There’s a fine line between giving helpful advice and being a putz. Where is that line drawn? In the last two years, I’ve noticed that I like to tell people about skin cancer prevention. I’m not very subtle. Whenever someone mentions that they’re going to the beach or spending the day at a park, my... Read more »
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My Dermatologist wants to be my Jewish mother

My Dermatologist wants to be my Jewish mother
I have different relationships with my doctors. Different sounds better than strange. My Neurologist talks to me about classical music. Once a year, for the last five years,he starts going on about some piece of music or a concert and I just nod my head and have no idea what he’s talking about. It’s funny... Read more »
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