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Death with dignity approved in Colorado

More important to me than the presidential election was Colorado’s Proposition 106 – the Colorado End-of-Life Options Act. And it was approved overwhelmingly. I can’t express how relieved I am […]

Watch how fast antibiotic-resistant bacteria evolve

This sobering demonstration of the development of antibiotic-resistent bacteria over an 11-day period comes from Harvard Medical School and was reported this week in Science magazine. Despite the obvious limitations and […]

More on EpiPens

Just a note to say those following the EpiPen discussions/debates might find the article “Reverse Voxsplaining: Drugs vs. Chairs” of interest. Author Scott Alexander makes some comparisons between the pricing […]

Suddenly I feel younger

In Verbania, Italy, yesterday, Emma Morano became the oldest person in the world at age 115. Born on November 29, 1899, she is believed to be the last surviving person […]

National Wear Red Day is Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

February is American Heart Month and Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, is National Wear Red Day, promoted annually by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the US Department of Health and Human […]

A is for anxiety, C is for cancer

It’s now the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing I think about at night. Not to mention most of the time in between. Cancer. You see, a […]

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, is National Wear Red Day

February is American Heart Month and Friday, Feb. 6, is National Wear Red Day, promoted annually by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the US Department of Health and Human Services […]

Give me liberty at my death

It happened this week. A bill proposing the Colorado Death with Dignity Act was introduced in the Colorado General Assembly. I’m trying to temper my excitement. I want so much for […]

No sympathy for irresponsible anti-vaxxers

Ideally I’d require anti-vaxxers, whom I consider to be irresponsible, misinformed, and selfish, to live in special compounds or communities away from the rest of society.  Less ideal but more […]