Tag: Health

Nuclear Proliferation – More Than One Kind

September 3rd, 2015, No Comments

The United Nations Office for Armament Affairs offers up a history of agreements for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons begun in 1968. Extended indefinitely in 1995, there are 190 signers of this agreement limiting increases of these devices. While everybody has been involved in that endeavor, war has neither ceased nor desisted. There is yet […]

Is Night Driving Driving You Into Blindness?

May 28th, 2014, No Comments

I drive quite a lot as I move about for my health in a seasonal manner. Rarely driving at night, the odd need to do so indicated just how problematic this is nowadays. Modern vehicles are now equipped or modified with forms of lighting that literally seem to burn out your eyes as they warm […]

The Sure Heart – Reflections Upon the Medicare System

October 28th, 2013, No Comments

The USA has a very important system of support for Americans who have long believed that we must live beyond our sixty-plus hour work-weeks in order to actually enjoy retirement. It is truly at the heart of any discussion of our work habits. While US citizens are among the hardest working individuals in the western […]

A Sweet Little Machine

April 22nd, 2013, No Comments

If you aren’t feeling so hot on a consistent basis and are postponing that visit to an expensive specialist, one simple question might help in making that decision. How’s your blood sugar? It’s surprisingly simple to find out if your diet and eating schedule needs to be altered to counter that sudden drop in energy, […]

War Wounds

February 6th, 2012, No Comments

I’m very appreciative of the well-wishers who contacted me after my surgery. While more surgery is yet to be scheduled, I’m still healing from the last one. Many women will be familiar with after-effects like weeping surgical sites which leave pockets of fluid where cancerous tissue was removed. Given the incredibly high incidence of this […]

The Morality of Legislation – Dear Senator Lautenberg

December 9th, 2010, No Comments

Dear Senator Lautenberg, As the most recent legislator to introduce a bill on “Toxics”, I have sent your office copies of the following correspondence because you and your colleagues in Washington need to know that we, the people, are unable to safe-guard our own health from one of the most common hazards around today—modern pesticides. […]

WHEN IS ENOUGH ACTUALLY ENOUGH? ASBESTOS IN AMERICA

August 31st, 2010, No Comments

The Times-Dispatch in Virginia published an article by Jim Morris, an excellent journalist on environmental issues. It is terrifyingly titled, “US Asbestos Toll May Reach A Half Million Deaths”. Most of you likely think this substance has been banned by now. Many of us recall the scandal of so many military personnel exposed to it […]

Alzheimer’s: Disease or Distraction?

July 14th, 2010, No Comments

An article appearing in today’s NY Times by Gina Kolata (“Rules Seek to Expand Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s“) was naturally disturbing to me. This article didn’t read, “Rules Seek Earlier Detection of Central Nervous System Damage” but named a particular form of pre-senile dementia and, of course, only one way to combat the inevitable decline – […]

A ‘Public Option’ Means Independent Scrutiny of Medical Research

July 6th, 2010, No Comments

A recent editorial in the New York Times tallied up statistics from more than 225,000 elderly diabetics taking Avandia or anther drug called Actos. These statistics were available to the public, courtesy of Medicare insurance being available to these patients. It appears to confirm the findings of another study that Avandia patients have a significantly […]

The Free Market Economy Requires Freedom of Information

July 2nd, 2010, 2 Comments

or Must We File A FOIA Request to Go Shopping? This post began with an ad for perfume. For infants. The fragrance industry has been under scrutiny by various consumer watch-dog groups given the fact that they are not subject to FDA regulatory oversight for product safety. Nonetheless, some fragrance chemicals have been identified as […]

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