I paid a visit to my old friend, The Safety Geek, a couple of weeks ago. He was very busy working through his “honey do” list for Mother’s Day.
The Safety Geek was feeling a little overwhelmed. He had a lot of work to do outside now that the weather has been warming. He was organizing his tools and equipment, and...
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Emergency responders encounter one quintessential fact: the unpredictability of problems they encounter.
Most often, all they may know is that someone needs help. Such was the case when our receptionist transferred a call to me at a rural clinic. The parents of an 18-year-old girl had heard an unusual noise, a strange scream or groan,...
On a recent spring break trip to Disney World in Florida, my kids enjoyed a new Chevrolet Test Track ride at Epcot.
Having spent many years in Florida as a kid myself, I was reminded of the old General Motors pavilion that chronicled the story of human locomotion from walking to space flight. There was one particular scene of a caveman...
Imagine a hike in the beautiful Colorado backcountry with no sound. Thatís right Ė no music, no podcasts, not even ordinary conversation with a friend.
We all face new health challenges as we age. One important health concern among the elderly is the risk of injury from falls.
This risk results from many variables, including acute and chronic illness, medication side effects and changes in the body related to the aging process.
This tale began somewhere above 30,000 feet soon after leveling off and heading east Ė a cabin attendant requested assistance from any physician aboard.
The chart said the patientís problem today was a painful spider bite. It seemed a little unlikely to me, because I donít see too many of the creepy critters in mid-January, but I agreed to take a look.
Perhaps you heard recently of a study linking folic acid supplementation and a reduction in the risk of autism.
While this is just a preliminary study, if future research confirms the link, it will add a new and powerful reason for women of childbearing age to consider the health benefits of this B vitamin for their prospective children.