Tag: Health

Adventures in Surgery IV: Putting the Where in Underwear.

This is the fourth, and finale, in the series, “Adventures in Surgery.” I tried to open my eyes, but could lift my lids only part way. There was Susan. “Oh, Babe!” I exclaimed, delighted and slurring, as if David Coperfield…

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A Frustrating Mess

I didn’t take an internship that could have gotten me into my industry of choice. I didn’t take the time to look for a rewarding job. I never left my job to pursue other options, further my education, or to simply take a break and re-group. I took the first soul-sucking desk jockey position I was offered that had full benefits and clung to it for dear life, because I knew I was only one test result away from yet another surgery and I was scared.

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Is it Peace or is it Prozac? Notes from a well-medicated life.

I found taking Tadalafil to be something like accepting entrée into the senior citizen’s menu. Like many people, when I first qualified for it I was offended. Then, when I realized that I could get something I hadn’t seen since I was 17, I embraced it whole-heartedly and became like the rest of the geezers who are all like, “Is ‘Pigs in a Blanket’ on the ‘Honored Guest’ menu?” because with Cialis, the answer is always, “Yes, sir, it sure is.”

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Charisma: It’s All in Your Head for a Reason

This is your brain on charisma. It sure feels good to finally decide on something when we need to make a decision about it. And it feels good when we decide that we can trust in someone else. But did…

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The “Father” of Western Medicine

However, most specific traditions about Hippocrates’ life are obviously fictions written long after Hippocrates’ death, and what he actually believed is disputed even by ancient authorities. Plato (Phaedrus 270c) says that Hippocrates thought it important to consider “the whole” (although what this means has been of debate since antiquity), while Aristotle (according to the anonymus Londinensis papyrus, whose source appears to go back to Aristotle’s pupil Meno), and even the physician Galen present differing versions of Hippocrates’ core beliefs.

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