Category Archives: Health

January Tanning at 40 Degrees North

 ”On vacations we hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.”  Erma Bombeck Suntan lotion sales melt at forty degrees north.  Especially … Continue reading

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Weight Watcher’s Journey May Require Duct Tape

The adult arm weighs eight pounds, about five percent of one’s body weight.  Thanks to my holiday junk food diet, I’m that much heavier.  I awoke this morning and had an epiphany: I still have the same arms.  The calories … Continue reading

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Worn out body parts can be replaced

“It’s shot,” he said.  “Are you sure?” I asked.  “Positive.” This exchange wasn’t with my mechanic about a fan belt but with an orthopedic surgeon.  I tore my anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, one of four ligaments critical to the … Continue reading

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