Category: Health / Medicine

  • Resolution progress 2022 : Q1

    Read 12 30 books. I have finished 8, which is well above the 25% pace at 66.7%. Updating the goal to include 18 more books, so now 30. Will count audiobooks. Not counting kids books. Add 12 read to the kid at least 20 times. 1 of these. Not counting short stories / novellas. 4 […]

  • Resolutions 2022

    Read 12 books. Not counting kids books. Will count audiobooks. Add 12 read to the kid at least 20 times. Lose 25 pounds. Need to regain some muscle too.

  • A modest incentive

    I believe current Federal policy covers medical costs for COVID-19 testing and treatment. If we slightly adjust such policy such that only vaccinated or those allergic to ingredients or medically ineligible are covered, then I think perhaps it might be another incentive to get vaccinated. Of course, this should go into effect after the FDA […]

  • Brainstorming Ebola under America First

    Saw a story that got me wondering what the reaction would be under the current president if the test had come back positive. An unidentified patient who was kept in isolation at a Philadelphia hospital while being tested for Ebola has been confirmed as not infected with the deadly virus. Thoughts and prayers? That seems […]

  • TED Talk: The secret to living longer may be your social life

    As a self avowed loner, this research showing personal connections are important to a long life bothers me. I had hoped that Cacioppo’s writing in Loneliness that we each have differing levels of engagement that are necessary would apply. Having a lower threshold might protect against depression, anxiety, and suicide that plague men. Pinker seems to be saying that having […]

  • Climbing Mountains fitness blog – Guest Post

    This was posted on the Climbing Mountains blog. Even though I blog, I usually avoid things that are more personal. Tell me a little about yourself and your background? As a computer geek, I am a professional student of systems and processes. That brings a curiosity into how things work both individually and in the […]

  • Mixed Antigens

    Reading The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature, it made me happier that I am probably more disease resistant than my peers due to having very different antigens due to my mixed heritage. One of my hopes was that more mixed kids would be born making society healthier. This helped me realize though that […]

  • Resolution Progress 2016: First Quarter

      Read 75 books. I should be at 18.75 read by this point. So, 18 is pretty good. Hit 25,000 pages. I should be at 6,250 pages read, so my 6,270 is on pace. Finish series already started. I finished the Millennium series (one book) and make progress on both the Robot and Expanse series (4 […]

  • Paleo Sleep

    Several people I know talk about having sleep issues. One of the highly cited things of late is that the blue light from our electronic devices messes with our brains to reset the Circadian rhythm making us fall asleep later. Even I use f.lux to change the light of my computer to a warmer tone just […]

  • Resolutions 2015

    One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’. ― John Burroughs Read 52 books. Yeah, I know. In 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, I read more than this same exact amount. I like the number because it is a book a week. Read 50% by female authors. After reading […]