Category: Health

We don't round up to 70

When my daughter was much younger, she had a rote answer when asked her age. She would round it up to the next number. “I’m almost 11” was the response even before she had her half-birthday. The same thing the following year…and so on. She doubled down on this by telling us that even on... Read more »

What's the matter with people who are having Omicron parties?

We’re havin’ a partyDancin’ to the musicPlayed by the DJOn the radioThe Cokes are in the iceboxPopcorn’s on the tableMe and my babyWe’re out here on the floor Do you remember this back in what now seems like the olden days? Parents would intentionally let their children become infected with chickenpox. There were a few... Read more »

Therapy putty isn't nearly as much fun as Silly Putty was when we were kids

Remember Silly Putty? It came in a cute little egg. It was like clay but easier to play with and mold into little figures. Even more fun was pressing it against the comic section of the newspaper. You’d peel the Silly Putty off the paper and the comics would be on the putty. You’d look... Read more »

Which celebrity Medicare expert do you believe?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Thanksgiving. No, not Christmas. It’s that month-plus long time when you can choose from various Medicare coverage plans. That means until the end of the year, we’ll be inundated with commercials that tell you to check your zip code to see if you qualify for... Read more »

A little self-promotion while keeping people safe from Melanoma is okay

Wearing sunscreen pays off! Besides keeping you safe from sun damage to your skin, it may get you one of these lovely trophies. Well, you do have to write about your journey with skin cancer, too, but a guy has to do what a guy has to do. The story of writing about Melanoma goes... Read more »

It's time to send the unvaccinated Covid patients home

You’re at home with your family. Maybe you’re having dinner, watching television or just relaxing with your loved ones. Suddenly you feel pain in your back. They’re brutal spasms that won’t stop. Someone says you may have kidney stones and you need to go to the local emergency room. You get there but the waiting... Read more »

Rachel Maddow has advice on how to save your life from skin cancer

Rachel Maddow went to a baseball game with her life partner, Susan Mikula. During the game, Susan noticed that a mole on Maddow’s neck had changed in color and shape. When Maddow questioned this, she was told to check it out with someone else who regularly saw this mole, her hairstylist. The second opinion confirmed... Read more »

How much more time do you need to decide about the Covid-19 vaccine?

“I’m still doing my research” or “I need more time to make my decision.” Those are two of the major reasons you hear from people who have yet to get the Covid-19 vaccine. They really aren’t reasons, they’re excuses. We’ve known about the vaccine for more than a year. The research was being fast-tracked by... Read more »

The Covid-19 vaccine kept me out of the hospital as it was supposed to do

Nicki Minaj on Twitter: “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding.” Daris Friend, Gainesville, Florida city employee: “The vaccine changes your RNA, so for me that’s a... Read more »

Is it Melanoma or is it nothing? The anxiety of Melanoma

It started in February of 2015. I found a new mole on my back. It was multi-colored and oddly shaped. Because I had been doing research for a piece about Melanoma, I knew immediately what it was. Even with my knowledge about the disease, I didn’t do anything about it. I was on vacation and... Read more »
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    My so called friends think it's time to edit this section. After four years, they may be right, but don't tell them that. I'll deny it until they die! I can't believe I've been writing this blog for four years. It started as a health/wellness thing and over the years has morphed to include so many things that I don't know how to describe it anymore. I really thought this was going to be the final year of the blog but then Donald Trump came along. It looks like we're good for four more years..God help us all! Oh yeah...the biographical stuff. I'm not 60 anymore. The rest you can read about in the blog.

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