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Category: Health

Thank you, Arlen Specter

It doesn’t hurt my feelings at all that Pennsylvania’s Sen. Arlen Specter announced today he is jumping from the Republicans to the Democrats. I’m sure the MSM will keep everyone […]

The sky is falling … not

The media are still going bonkers over swine flu. Have they nothing else to talk about? Flu is flu. This is a new strain, but there are new strains every […]

Medicare: It’s better than nothing

I am extremely fortunate to be as healthy as I am at my age, considering I’m a champion couch potato and computer addict. My health care consists primarily of semi-annual […]

Swine flu and irresponsible reporting

There are alarmists among us who start screaming “pandemic!” the minute they hear about a new virus strain. Consider them fringe elements. And there are supposedly responsible journalists who, when […]

There she goes again …

The CDC has identified seven cases of a new strain of swine flu in the US. Five of the seven appeared in San Diego, California, and two near San Antonio, […]

The dying of the light

Dylan Thomas wrote, “Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” He was talking about death and dying. Having just visited my ophthalmologist, I suddenly see a different meaning in […]

Polypill no panacea

My son called me when the story broke. “Hey, Mom, have you heard? There’s a new pill that can cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by 80%! It’s […]

Is it frosty blueberry or just plain poison?

The Associated Press is reporting this morning that ten children in an Arkansas daycare center were mistakenly served windshield washer fluid instead of Kool-Aid. Fortunately only one child remains hospitalized. […]