Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Politicians Playing Doctor

Recently the British baby Charlie Gard has been in the news. Unfortunately he was born with a rare disorder called Infantile Onset Encephalomyopathic Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome. The parents of the 11-month-old boy have been in a court battle with … Continue reading

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Exploring Cuba – Part 2

In my prior post, I discussed a trip I made to Cuba in December. In this second part I will focus on some medical aspects. When my patients ask about foreign travel where there may be health concerns, I usually … Continue reading

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Exploring Cuba – Part 1

If you travel because you like to see different cultures and experience things you usually don’t, Cuba is a good place to go. For Americans Cuba has been kind of like forbidden fruit. I thought it was a good time … Continue reading

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Healthy Snacks

I was pleasantly surprised to see this sign at the edge of the produce department. Good job, Fred Meyer!!

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Mystery Photo

I’ve been slow to write because I recently returned from a vacation to France. Above is something I saw there. I’ll leave it to my readers to guess what this is, and where it came from.

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Health in China

The Chinese are less concerned about safety than American. We worry about health risks, perhaps obsessively at times, but from my perspective it’s less of a concern to them. As I wrote, I thoroughly enjoyed a recent trip to China, … Continue reading

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A Vacation to China

Last November I went on vacation to China. In a subsequent post, I’ll write about health issues in China, but for now I’ll just talk about the trip for those interested. Why China, you might ask? Well I’ve always been … Continue reading

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I’m An Olympic Hopeful

I’ve had some minor athletic successes in my life. I once ran a marathon. The pace was less than half of a world class runner, but I finished, and that’s enough to make me an Olympic hopeful. No, I’m not … Continue reading

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Spam Flattery

You’re familiar with email spam, but what you may not know is that people also try and spam blogs by posting comments that in effect are actually advertisements. Some of these spammers are cleaver and don’t come right out making … Continue reading

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