Alzheimer’s Disease Strikes Unlikely Victims

For the second time in the past several years some form of Alzheimer’s Disease has struck the Apple household. It’s not what you think – I am talking internet hardware components – cable modem, router – the blinking black boxes that mysteriously gain me access to the worldwide web. I always naively considered electronic systems to be either working as designed or...
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Self Diagnosis Breakthru

One thing that has always irritated me about doctors is their refusal to write you up a prescription over the phone; instead they demand to first see the patient to make sure the diagnosis is valid. Given all of the litigation in our society and the cost of their malpractice insurance, I guess this is understandable. But with four children — over time –one can become fairly...
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Is Toilet Water Healthier Than Fast Food Ice?

Drinking water quality is always a huge issue in our household. My wife rejects water drawn from any other source than the kitchen faucet or refrigerator dispenser. I wonder how she will react to the recent science project findings of a twelve-year-old who sampled some fast food restaurants in South Florida. Her simple study concluded that: 70 percent of the time, ice from fast food restaurants...
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In Maryland, Breathing Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

The latest report has just been released and our worst fears our confirmed: it is hazardous to breathe the air in the State of Maryland. Unfortunately that doesn’t leave many options for those of us not already on oxygen tanks. Air pollution from Maryland’s six largest coal-fired power plants is estimated to cause about 700 premature deaths and 30,000 asthma attacks a year, according...
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Variety Of Remedies For The Common Cold Merit Further Investigation

My earlier blog on recommended remedies for the common cold endorsed the popular over-the-counter COLD-EEZE product. I still stand by that recommendation – provided that you start sucking the drops (which leave a nasty after taste) at the first inkling of infection. Now I find out that my oldest daughter Jenny places more faith in the Alka-Seltzer tasting Airborne (in orange or lemon lime...
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Sudoku Addiction May Have Some Redeeming Value

Recently my wife Karen discovered the delights of applying her considerable math and analytical skills to the game that is taking the country by storm – Sudoku. So it turns out that the fortune her parents invested in her math and statistics education at Princeton University was a wise investment. For the uninitiated, the rules are encouragingly simple: Sudoku looks like a math problem,...
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