Category Archives: Human Behavior

You’re More Likely to Do Your Exercise if it’s Intermittent.

Medical meetings canbe dull as ditch water. But occasionally you get something that is of interest to your everyday life – and that of your patients.   I have heard tell that intermittent exertion (high intensity interval exercise – or HIIT to use the jargon) instead of just plodding on with continuous exercise is better…
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Gun Violence is a Public Health Issue

Every mass shooting, especially at schools, prompts anguished cries and call to action. For a start, lets at least change the rules forbidding this to be looked at as a public health issue. [caption id="attachment_2505" align="alignnone" width="720"] Visiting a School Near You Sometime Soon?[/caption]   As a native of a country (UK) where it’s almost…
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I’m Feeling Like A Patient

This was my latest monthly column in the Free Lance-Star on January 28th. The more heretical books I read about how clinical trials can be misleading, the more skeptical I get about being able to make a rational, informed decision about medical treatment/interventions.      Despite my idyllic, relaxed retired life in the country, the old blood…
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Anti-vaxxers Threaten The Herd Immunity

[caption id="attachment_2405" align="alignnone" width="446"] A Noisy Reason to Get Him Vaccinated[/caption] Herd immunity may make us sound like a bunch of cows, but it is an important phenomenon in the field of vaccinations. You get herd immunity when you vaccinate enough of the population that the illness can’t get a foothold. Widespread use of measles/mumps/rubella…
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