All Blog Posts Tagged 'Health' (166)

Losing It

The Day Dream.

Source of Creativity and Escape

Thirty years or so ago a psychiatrist came to address our service club about Alzheimer’s disease.  Jokingly, he said, “Forgetting where you left your keys is not dementia.  Forgetting what they are for is.”

I don’t think I have impending dementia, but I…


Added by Rodney Roe on January 14, 2017 at 6:38am — 18 Comments

Irradiated, Graduated, Chilled and Going Home

Caring House Great Room

Tomorrow is my last radiation treatment. That will make 25 “regular” treatments in which an area of my body was bombarded with x-rays, and 8 focused treatments with “electron beam”. I will have been at Caring House making daily trips to Duke Cancer Center on weekdays, and…


Added by Rodney Roe on December 21, 2016 at 10:00am — 15 Comments

World AIDS Day

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Simeon, at 16 you helped desegregate lunch counters in your hometown of Kinston, North Carolina. You taught me so much about nonviolent struggle. You were my hero.

Saj, I'll never forget how you outsmarted that NJ state trooper who was so eager to bust us. Your words to me that final time I saw you will remain with me forever.

Steven, thanks for the flower in my hair at Philly pride 1972 and for the good times at La Maison…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on December 1, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

A Crab by any Name


Hippocrates in 400 or so BC wrote about a study of patients who had what he called…


Added by Rodney Roe on November 2, 2016 at 1:52pm — 15 Comments

Back to Texas – Part Six, Clean Bills of Health

Like most of my past efforts to maintain a journal of events my best efforts are intermittent at best.  Part of becoming a geezer is an increased focus on healthcare, so a couple of weeks ago Brother Bill and I went to see Doctor Yount, who is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and family practitioner.  He also is an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas and on the day of our appointment one of his students, a pleasant young man, was observing his practice.  With our permission he…


Added by JMac1949 Today on October 19, 2016 at 7:00am — 13 Comments

If You can't Win in the Polls, Bury Them with BS - the Latest Tea Party Tactic

With Trump consistently shooting himself in the foot with his randomly uttered lunacies, Faux News and Tea Party Republicans are resorting to the vast right wing conspiracy strategy to sew doubt about HRC: In prime time, Sean Hannity carries out a Clinton medical ‘investigation’.…


Added by JMac1949 Today on August 13, 2016 at 5:28pm — 16 Comments

Life and Death

Yesterday was my husbands 68th, a reminder to me mine is next month.  For the next month I will get to be his "younger woman".  He will be my "older man".  

Added by Sheila Reep on August 8, 2016 at 7:30am — 8 Comments



Given the social and economic justUS culture I live in, if I have been cursed in life it is that my sense of purpose and meaning in my life, my soul, is so dependent on and directed toward the extent to which my waking moments, my thoughts, my actions are to me cognitively contributive to the well-being of others in a…


Added by moki ikom on August 2, 2016 at 9:18am — 2 Comments

"I believe in science..." HRC... but the Question is which Science When and Where

SBA sent this to me in a PM and asked me to post it as a favor.  All politicians shape the truth and depending who she's addressing, Hillary is certainly no exception:



Added by JMac1949 Today on July 30, 2016 at 11:06am — 42 Comments

The Evolution of Funding for Research and Its Effects on Healthcare


In an excellent four part series writers at Boston University document a disturbing trend in research in the United States.

For decades privately funded research of a more goal oriented design has outstripped publicly funded basic research in dollars spent.  In recent years there has been a decline in private funding, as well.  The result is that the landmark…


Added by Rodney Roe on July 22, 2016 at 8:36am — 21 Comments

My Neck is Out to Get Me

Our necks are very important to our general welfare. If you've ever had a crick in your neck you know this to be true, a sore spot in that area can ruin an entire day and nothing except time makes it subside. Believe me, I've tried many times and I just have to bear it.

I went to two doctors today, one for the…


Added by Phyllis on July 20, 2016 at 3:13pm — 12 Comments

What an injury has taught me about myself

Which will I choose: A back brace, or a broom?

I’ve always had a strong sense of self.  But like many women, when I became a mom, I lost a lot of it.

It’s not because I give my son unconditional love and as much of my attention as I can (and as seems reasonable – I want him to know how to have fun on his own,…


Added by Alysa Salzberg on July 13, 2016 at 6:25am — 16 Comments

An Update, if you're interested

I just purchased the Supreme Toning Tower. It has good reviews on Amazon and was about the price of a year at the gym without the travel and the locker rooms, so I'm giving it a go. It will be here Friday. This summer is…


Added by Phyllis on June 29, 2016 at 2:52pm — 24 Comments

Yes, measles is a 'big deal'

The handful of measles cases reported in Memphis during April has re-ignited the never-ending online debate about whether to vaccinate or not. Pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine folks keep recycling the same arguments about whether vaccines cause autism or not, whether they’re to thank for the near-eradication of small pox and polio or not, and whether they’re safe or not. It…


Added by Joseph Price on June 24, 2016 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

Why can’t the media say "homophobic attack?”

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

While his fellow journalists were stirring up anti-Moslem sentiments with their inflammatory comments about the Orlando mass murderer’s possible connection to ISIS, CNN’s Cooper Anderson, who is openly gay, cut to the chase in his interview with Pam Bondi, Florida Attorney General.

He told her that many LGBT folks in the state saw her as a hypocrite for fighting for years against gay marriage and then trying to portray…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 17, 2016 at 9:40am — 7 Comments

10,493 Days

I am afraid

I live in fear

Never safe

Always alone…


Added by Phyllis on June 3, 2016 at 5:52pm — 15 Comments

Ride of Silence

Last Tuesday, May 18 at 7 PM I participated in the Ride of Silence. Hundreds of cities all over the world hold these rides to remember and honor bicyclists who have survived and those who have died in car crashes. The rides begin with a reading of the names of those who have been killed in the previous year. In Philadelphia, where I live, these include a young man who just graduated college, and a young woman who was celebrating her 7th wedding anniversary. The reading of…


Added by Lois Wickstrom on May 23, 2016 at 8:31am — 5 Comments

Thanks for all the posts about who is here from Open Salon.

When Open Salon started messing with how they were doing things I slowly quit writing and reading. It also coincided with a change in what I was doing for a living. I have been teaching for the last 5 years. The first four I was teaching special education in High School. Then this year I moved to teaching English in a middle school...8th graders. Some parts of it were fun, but I found I am…


Added by Sage Hunter on May 18, 2016 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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