Medical Whack-A-Mole

Dec 11

Medical Whack-A-Mole

Whack any moles lately? Bet you have. It’s sad but true that unless you’re obscenely young, you have a fluctuating variety of minor (we hope) medical problems popping up all the time. It is truly like playing Whack-A- Mole. Only with doctors. Sometimes it’s actually a mole. The dermatologist gets to whack that one. But then it’s your back. Did you...

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Where’s The Beef?

Oct 30

Where’s The Beef?

It’s right here, folks, and yours to enjoy—guilt free! I guess by now you’ve heard the news: red meat may not be as bad for you as we were led to believe. It may not be bad at all! Hot off the presses, if not the grill, comes this announcement: A new set of guidelines published Sept. 30 in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggest that many people may not...

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Wait A Minute!

Feb 06

Wait A Minute!

Wait a . . . MINUTE? How about ten or twenty — or maybe an hour or more. I’ve had three doctors’ appointments in the last week. Take a wild guess about how many were running late: One? Two? Three? How about every medical appointment in the history of the world? Bing-o. It’s bad enough having to see so many doctors, a situation that only gets worse as you get (you...

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