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Nine. Only nine

It’s been several weeks since I complained about the media fueling the Ebola panic. Since then things have only gotten worse and frankly I’ve been too exasperated to say anything. The media […]

Death and dying in Colorado

This Saturday, one day after her husband’s birthday, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard will end her life. An Oregon resident with incurable brain cancer, she has chosen death with dignity rather than suffer what has been […]

Yes, I support death with dignity

I just watched a video on CNN about a terminally ill young woman, Brittany Maynard, 29, making a “death with dignity” decision. She has moved to Oregon, met all the […]

Iodine: Just what the doctor ordered?

Iodine, a new online database of both prescription and non-prescription drug information, launched today. Users can look up a drug and read about its efficacy, side effects, warnings, and costs. Also included […]

You DO use sunscreen, don’t you?

I don’t understand the science here, but an ultraviolet light camera reveals the not-yet-visible freckles that result from sun exposure. It’s interesting from a scientific point of view, and serves as […]

Conflagration Scotus

  This post originated on Brain Spank as “Conflagration Scotus” by Michael Douglass. It expresses my outrage at the Supreme Court better than I’ve managed to do so far. Interestingly, both Douglass and […]

Stacey Yepes, 49, made a video of the stroke she was having

Stroke: It can happen to you

This is important no matter how old you are. Anyone can have a stroke, so we all need to know what they look like. Stacey Yepes, 49, realized what was happening […]