Category Archives: Recreation and Health

Videos of Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Mary and I just returned from a vacation in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, about 150 miles north of Acapulco.

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How Can We Avoid Bad Doctors?

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published, Prevalence and Characteristics of Physicians Prone to Malpractice Claims, stating the major problem with medical care in the USA. If claim-prone physicians account for a substantial share of all claims, the ability … Continue reading

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Lory State Park, Arthur’s Rock

Mary and I hiked today to Arthur’s Rock, Lory State Park. We’ll return in summer.

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Obama Stifling Research in Early Cancer Detection

Seattle capitalists Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos announced today that they are investing in Grail, a company that hopes to find the Holy Grail, a way to detect cancer early by examining blood. President Obama has stopped a competitor, Pathway … Continue reading

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Snowshoeing at Horsetooth

I tried out my new snowshoes today after a storm dropped 6 inches of snow on Horsetooth Mountain Park.

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Why Are Drugs Regulated Differently Than Aircraft?

David Henderson of the Econlog blog wrote about FDA restrictions on drugs and suggested that all drugs be legalized subject to the restriction that any drug that is not certified as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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Drugs to Treat Depression

Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain –for Life, warns of the dangers of using drugs to treat depression and not consuming omega-3 fatty acids from sources such as … Continue reading

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Bad Health Advice from a Bestseller

In The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg recommends: Want to exercise more? Choose a cue, such as going to the gym as soon as you wake up, and a reward, … Continue reading

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Will Skipping Breakfast Make You Fat?

The Washington Post reports on a nutrition study: Researchers at a New York City hospital several years ago conducted a test of the widely accepted notion that skipping breakfast can make you fat. For some nutritionists, this idea is an … Continue reading

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Poster of the Barque Belem

I saw Le Siecle du Belem (The Century of the Belem) by Philip Plisson at the doctor’s office. It costs $28 on Amazon. Click the poster twice to zoom in.

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