Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

“Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics” is frequently attributed to Mark Twain but no one is completely sure where the phrase comes from. But the basic idea is this: that lying is one thing, telling a bad lie is another thing, … Continue reading

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Paleo Before Paleo

Diets come and go. Just in the last few years, it seems as though a new diet comes out every week. There is a diet which recommends, of all things, to eat a certain way based upon one’s blood type. … Continue reading

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Going Down With Crestor

Every time I see this commercial I actually feel nauseated. This ad is almost perfectly emblematic of what is wrong with medical care in America. An overweight doctor gives a very overweight woman a pill, causing her to rejoice because … Continue reading

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Hmmm…… Bacon

Short post today to alert about the presence of a great deal on bacon at Costco. Twelve bucks for three pounds, uncured (no nitrates/nitrites), no hormones/antibiotics, ethically raised. I cook this on parchment paper or foil in the oven at … Continue reading

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Reducing Your Risk of Dementia

This past weekend I read a very moving essay in the Washington Post about the toll that a father’s dementia has had on one family. It is impossible to read a piece like that and not decide that preventing Alzheimer’s and … Continue reading

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