Category Archives: Human Behavior

Dogs, CleanFreaks and Healthy Babies.

Here’s a report of some exciting new research that has a multitude of storylines. It hits on: The importance of the microbiome to many aspects of our health – allergies and obesity in particular. Having a dog (or more precisely “a furry pet”) can influence the microbiome of babies – even before they’re born. It’s…
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How You Can Know Making Medical Decisions

The latest twist in men’s prostates is very opportune.   I should of course say the latest twist in the long and acrimonious debate about whether men should be screened for prostate cancer by measuring their prostate specific antigen. By doing a PSA blood test. Is very opportune. [caption id="attachment_2322" align="alignnone" width="540"] A Much Debated…
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A New-Old Gross Dietary Practice

Here is another instance of my being out of touch with some of the modern, if bizarre, quasi-medical stuff that people get up to.   I had written a piece for the local tabloid, Front Porch (which I will post later or look on line http://frontporchfredericksburg.com/current-issue/), about a friend, Mandy, who is a doula –…
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Take Care of Your Frontal Lobes

One of the joys of writing is that when you poke around various resources to find out more about what you’re writing about (so you can sound like an authority) you can get to some wild places, and unusual and unlikely stories.   I have been researching decision making as part of something I’m trying…
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