Skin examination reveals a dark pigmented irregular lesion R anterior shin. Noticed for the first time after a morning of yard work. Previous dermatology history includes a large Becker’s nevus L scapula, several small hematomas, multiple mocha colored age spots and solar keratoses. Patient has never consulted Dermatology and has never been followed medically for his Becker’s nevus. No family history of skin cancers.
The once-sleepy little town has gone in the same direction. After the influx of peripheral hippies that I was part of came the yuppies, Gen Xers, millennials, and more recently hipsters with their big beards, flannel shirts, and skinny jeans; many of them are the kind that move to a town with dirt streets because they think it’s charming, and then complain about the dust.John Gierach – Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers
While researching home blood pressure monitors…
Doctor recommended purchasing a home BP monitor. The cuff gets entirely too tight. But more important, this monitor is grossly inaccurate. Never matches or even comes close to the readings I get in the doctor’s office. I had one reading of 297/182. I’d be dead if that was accurate. Don’t waste your money.Online anonymous reviewer
I’ve finished looking at the newspaper. Afterwards, I started browsing my RSS feed and for some inexplicable reason I read an article on whole bowel irrigation at https://emcrit.org/toxhound/the-purge/.
Memo to My Life Underwriting Colleagues:
Retire before you get to this point in your career. Reading articles like this will not facilitate advancement in your chosen profession. Get out. Get a life.
Patient is 60 years of age 5.9 289 with a history of hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, acid reflux disease, recurrent diverticulitis, and anxiety/depression.
Seriously, you cannot make this stuff up.
A pizza study.
You can’t make this stuff up.
…young, healthy men (aged 22 — 37) who volunteered for the trial consumed almost twice as much pizza when pushing beyond their usual limits, doubling their calorie intake, yet, remarkably, managed to keep the amount of nutrients in the bloodstream within normal range.
Journal reference and link
Aaron Hengist, Robert M. Edinburgh, Russell G. Davies, Jean-Philippe Walhin, Jariya Buniam, Lewis J. James, Peter J. Rogers, Javier T. Gonzalez, James A. Betts. Physiological responses to maximal eating in men. British Journal of Nutrition, 2020; 124 (4): 407 DOI: 10.1017/S0007114520001270
Restaurant and bar owners worldwide are rapidly innovating to accommodate social distancing requirements in their establishments. One pub landlord has a crafty solution, and it’s positively … electric. Johnny McFadden, landlord of The Star Inn in Cornwall, England, installed an electric fence in his pub to maintain a safe distance between pub goers and his…
Not The Onion.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Getting WAY longer. Note the Andy Rooney eyebrows. The time had come to go back to my barber.
Meanwhile in Oklahoma…we’re reopening but nearly nothing appears to be pre-Covid. The outside world feels different from all of the behavioral changes.
SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19
One of the changes at the barbershop was opening on Sunday mornings for cleaning and taking a few customers for haircuts by appointment only. Business at the shop has been slow which tells me the customers here are still pretty much staying at home and sheltering in place. They may have discovered the joys of cutting your own hair. Or maybe money is tight, less frequent trips. Or worse…
But for me this visit was about trust. Trust in a man who has cut my hair for nearly fifteen years. This is a man who would not put himself, his customers nor his business at risk.
Thanks Kevin. I’ll see you again in a couple of weeks.