MEDICINE

A Sage Speaks

Within these paragraphs there is a lot of hogwash, including the usual pseudo wisdom that people over age 90 like to present to us KIDS. But at least 40% of this strikes me as sound and half of that as very illuminating. Where have you gotten such a high percentage of solid advice before? ********************** Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, Japan, turned 101 on 4th October 2012 As a 97 year old Doctor, he was interviewed, and gave his advice for a...

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Give Until It Hurts A Little

Some people like to say “I gave at the office” or “I made my annual donation two months ago.” All this is good but leaves you far short of what you opught to be doing. The likelihood that you can’t help more than you are doing is slim to none. Just skip two meals per month in your favorite fancy restaurant and send the saved money to some place where it will be appreciated much more than your local restauranteur....

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Godlike Instructions

The arteries in my heart having been duly explored last week, I was ordered not to lift anything as heavy as a gallon of milk prior to the next step in my care – bypass surgery. It was determined that angioplasty plus stenting would not do me much good. Naturally, I was very curious about the weightlifting restriction. SG: How did you arrive at the limitation of one gallon of milk? Cardio: It is about 8 pounds. SG: Actually, I think...

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I Shall Return

In 8 and 1/2 hours (at Noon), “doctors” will penetrate my heart. I have confidence. Tomorrow I will be back at the old stand, dishing out my opinions and free coconut whips. Betty inspires me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZYYqQInrDg

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The Institute Of Medicine

IoM is my GO-TO source for matters of medicine. I back up IoM with the Cochrane Library. If you rely on these sources then you will know more about the evidence for medical claims than your current physician, assuming that he is not in the upper 3% of the best informed. If you have a herd instinct and like to say, “I trust my doctor and do as he says,” then the work of the Institute of Medicine is wasted on you. Of course,...

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The Medicalization Of Death

I have often raved, (admittedly) quite out of control, against the medical industry [a.k.a. the self-described "medical profession"] and am aware that this hot-headed treatment of these maniacs gets me nowhere and certainly wins me no friends. Still, all I can say in my defense, and it is not much, I confess, is that I am ALWAYS RIGHT. Now, a man with a more dispassionate approach has written a devastating critique of physicians in so far as...

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